KPH 24 Hour Radio Room Clock

RCA KPH Receiver Station, Pt. Reyes, CA, 8 March 2003. The KPH Clock; note the two bands (which last three minutes each) on either side of the dial. These indicate the "silent periods," at 15 and 45 minutes after the hour, during which only distress traffic was to be sent.

This facility, which housed the receivers and operating positions for KPH, the RCA high seas morse code and SITOR service, closed in 1997. The transmitters are in Bolinas (about 15 miles south). KPH is now maintained (and occasionally put back on the air) by the Marine Radio Historical Society. The site is largly as it was left when it was decommissioned in 1997.

Image taken with a Nikon D-100 digital camera, handheld.

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