Its that time again – Night of Nights 2015, commemorating the “end” of commercial CW operations on July 12, 1999. Of course we know that it never really ended but the Marine Radio Historical Society does a very nice job each year keeping the signals on the air.
Here is the opening message as recorded on 12695.5 kHz:
And a nice long CQ:
And what kind of 2nd class radio-telegraph operator might I be if I did not “run a wheel” in honor of all the radio officers that stood watch on 500 kHz, as seen from this grabber shot of WG2XIQ on 474.5 kHz, holding vigil and keeping watch with one ear while listening to KPH/KFS/KSM with the other: