• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Event Details

  • 08/16/2014

    RCA's office in San Francisco displaying their services.
    Location: Red Barn Classroom | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: $5 for PRNSA Members / $10 non-members Contact Name: Point Reyes Field Institute Contact Email: fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org Contact Phone Number: 415-663-1200 x373

Marconi & RCA Centennial: KPH Maritime Radio: The Heartbeat of the Pacific Basin

Radio historian Bill Ruck will present an illustrated talk and an afternoon tour of the historic RCA building. See the control room with Morse operators in action at the Point Reyes radio station. Learn about the amazing history of KPH that started out at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco before the 1906 earthquake, played a significant role during WWII and the Vietnam War and was the call sign for the most powerful station on the coast recognized by ship operators around the world, until 1999 when satellite communications replaced Morse code. Register for this Point Reyes Field Institute class today at 415-663-1200 or online at www.ptreyes.org. $5 PRNSA Members / $10 non-members.

Date: Saturday, August 16
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Location: Red Barn Classroom at Bear Valley. Directions.
Phone: 415-663-1200 x373

Radio has played a significant role in the history of West Marin since Marconi built the first wireless stations at Bolinas and Marshall in 1914. Discover the ways the West Marin community is planning to celebrate this history and the legacy that continues to make radio part of our lives, past and present on our A Centennial Celebration of Marconi & RCA Wireless Radio in West Marin, 1914-2014 page. Stay tuned to KWMR 90.5 in Point Reyes and 89.9 in Bolinas, or online at kwmr.org for more details about upcoming events, interviews, and programming celebrating 100 years of radio in West Marin. For more information about any of the events, contact Carola DeRooy at 415-464-5125 or by email.

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