Historic KPH Maritime Receiving Station at Point Reyes

Historic KPH radio station

At the end of a cypress tunnel: Marine Coast Station KPH (November 2017)

The KPH receive site is a now historic radio station at Point Reyes. News, weather and other information were regularly broadcasted from this station on the West Coast of North America. Commercial operations were discontinued in 1998. A “bunch of radio squirrels” is dedicated to revive the maritime radio heritage (see MRHS). Thanks to the “squirrels” and a cooperation of the Marine Radio Historical Society and the Point Reyes National Seashore Park Service, the KPH station is currently be restored and expected to return to the air in 2018. The site is open to visitors on Saturdays between 12:00 PM and 17:00 PM local time. On your way to the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Chimney Rock you may want to stop at 17400 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard (past G Ranch) and stroll through the impressive Cypress Tunnel to explore this interesting historic site—from where Morse codes messages were and will be sent.

The letters “PH” in “KPH” stand for “Palace Hotel,” referencing the Palace Hotel in San Francisco where the West Coast “wireless service” started. Federal regulators are said to have later added the prefix letter “K.” Does anybody know what this letter stands for?
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