KFS Artifacts (In RCA KPH Receiver Building, Point
RCA KPH Receiver Station, Pt. Reyes, CA, 8 March 2003.
These are artifacts from KFS, another high seas HF CW
station in the SF Bay Area. To the left is an alarm clock
(note the little switches around the dial) that could be
programmed to remind the operator that traffic for a
particular ship was due to be sent a certain time. In
the center is a keying selector to switch among
transmitters; note the light warning of the silent period.
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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