Listed in the Admiralty List of Radio Signals
|KKL Radio, located on the island of
Vashon in Washington State, is dedicated to providing
personalized HF radio service
worldwide. KKL is a public coast station serving the
communication needs of ships, companies and individuals worldwide.
KKL Radio provides
messaging, email, radio-telephone calls,
and weather reports. We are here to serve. Our rates
are competitive. The service is
personal and confidential.
National Weather Service Marine Product Dissemination Information
Saving Money with HF Communications!
Walter E. Kaelin
All Ships larger than 100
BRT have to carry two kinds of communications systems by
international agreement. This is often accomplished with a
Satellite and High Frequency Radio system. Today, it is possible
to have a safe and reliable data communications system over the
existing HF radio on a worldwide basis using the Swisscom HF Maritime Radio Network.
2. What is required
The ALE box includes a Linux
server with built in Pactor III Modem, Pentium 4, 600 MHz min.
and 512 M Byte RAM. 40 Gigabyte Hard drive, Ethernet port 10/100,
Serial Ports to access the frequency control of the HF
transceiver, an interface to Inmarsat Fleet satellite as well as
GSM, GPS and optionally Iridium. Also provided is a Web interface
for ship control and management, to access crew mail, Weather
data, ALE and receive the traffic list, SSAS capable. The power
supply is 24 V DC.
4. What is the cost of
the hardware and connectivity?
5. How many stations are
6. Is there roaming
between the stations?