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Harold Camping Retiring As Head Of Family Radio Network

Radio Netherlands Worldwide is reporting the retirement of long time Family Radio head honcho Harold Camping. Besides leading the worlds largest Christian radio broadcast network for over 50 years, he is probably best known for his crackpot end of the world predictions. Playing off the old adage ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ Camping failed miserably to predict the end of the world not just once, or twice, but four times – once in 1988, again in 1994 and twice in 2011.

Months before the May 21, 2011 prediction, thousands of his followers sold all of their prized possessions including homes, cars and businesses – some even emptied out their bank accounts, willfully donating the money to Camping in order to help fund the Family Radio underground doomsday bunker. One follower, out of fear of the tribulation, went as far as slitting her own throat, as well as the throats of her two daughters’. When May 21 came and went, dozens of his followers arrived at the studios of Family Radio looking for answers, but the only thing they found was the station locked up tight and recordings from the day before replaying on the air.

Two days later Camping emerged from hiding and arranged for a press conference. During the conference Camping stated he believed a “spiritual judgement” had occurred on May 21st and the actual Rapture would take place later in the year on October 21st. Two weeks later Harold Camping suffered a stroke, was hospitalized and eventually moved to a nursing home for rehabilitation. On June 23, 2011, Family Radio announced they would be replace his program, Open Forum, with other programming.

As of October 12th, his weekly congregation had dwindled to just two dozen members – those remaining joined him in seclusion to avoid the media and public scrutiny. On October 16th, days before his next failed prediction, Camping formally retired from Family Radio and admitted in a private interview he no longer believes anyone could know the exact time or date of the Rapture. A position that stands in stark contrast to his previous closely guarded beliefs.

Coastal Station KSM 6MHz Test

Coastal Station KSM 6MHz Test
Date: Saturday, 9 April 2011
Time: 1800 UTC
Freq: 6328 kHz
Mode: DIG RTTY
RST: 5/8/9
Radio: Yaesu FT-817
Antenna: 20ft Wire
Software: FlDigi
OS: Linux Ubuntu

THE MMP WHEELHOUSE WEEKLY IS THE OFFICIAL ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MASTERS, MATES, AND PILOTS, ILA, AFL-CIO, 700 MARITIME BLVD. SUITE B, LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, MD 21090-1953. ; DE KSM KSM KSM

PRESS AND WEATHER BROADCASTS ARE PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TO THE MARITIME COMMUNITY BY KSM.

KSM IS OPERATED BY THE MARITIME RADIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN COOPERATION WITH THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE.

SIGNAL REPORTS AND COMMENTS MAY BE SENT TO

KSM(AT)RADIOMARINE.ORG, OR TO

DENICE STOOPS
P O BOX 381
BOLINAS CALIF 94924-0381

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KSM BROADCASTS MARITIME PRESS AND WEATHER TO THE MARITIME COMMUNITY ON 45B BAUDOT AND 100B FEC MODE B ON 6328.0, 8433.0 AND 12631.0KHZ.

LISTEN FOR KSM MORSE PRESS AND WX BROADCASTS ON 426, 4350.5, 6474, 8438.3, 12993, 16914 AND 22445.8KHZ.

NO RECEIVE OPERATORS ARE ON DUTY TODAY, SO CALLS FROM SHIPS WILL NOT BE ASNWERED.

KSM OPERATION WILL RETURN TO NORMAL NEXT SATURDAY.

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HF Oddity – Wideband Sweeper

| 0723 UTC | 28 March 2011 | 4.000 MHz – 4.400 MHz | S9+ |

I do apologize for the low quality video as I was using the camera on my Blackberry. This oddity has been appearing almost nightly here in Southern California and starts at the low end of 4000 kHz and moves up in 1 kHz increments and disappears around 4400 kHz.. I’m thinking HAARP but this is odd, even for them. Anyone have any ideas? Bueller?

Japan Earthquake EmComms II

2182 kHz – Coast Guard Distress & Calling

2670 kHz – Coast Guard tsunami warnings

5670 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco MWARA – AOC

5680 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces – Search and Rescue

5690 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

5693 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

5826 kHz – ‘Papa 3’

5696 kHz – USAF Rescue 212 wkg USCG CAMSPAC

5708 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

5711 kHz – USAF Rescue 212 wkg Moffett Rescue, West Coast tsunami

6640 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco LDOC –  Phone Patches

6655 kHz – AIRINC – San Francisco MWARA – AOC

6727 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

6742 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

6751 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

6773 kHz – Japan Self-Defense Forces

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