630m Special Event

3rd November 2017 marks the 1906 Berlin Treaty - marking 500 kHz as the International Distress Frequency.

On 11th November 2017, Amateur Radio stations will mark the occasion, and there recent access to the 630m band by transmitting on 630 metres with a special licence exemption, and listening on 10, 80 and 40 metres, along with Canadian Radio Amateurs and Maritime Radio historical Society (MRHS).

Station WD2XSH will be transmitting in the 472-479 band, along with some operation on 500 kHz.

The Maritime Radio Historical Society will activate its KSM/KPH transmitter at Bolinas, California, for a mini “Night of Nights” with special messages and bulletins.