April 26, 2013


The AT&T High Seas Service operated a ship-to-shore HF radio network consisting of stations WOO in New Jersey, WOM in Florida and KMI in California (photo).

The High Seas Service ceased operations on Nov. 9, 1999.

Today, WLO in Mobile, Alabama, is the only full service ship-to-shore provider of voice, data and e-mail services in the continental U.S.

WLO is operated by ShipCom, LLC.

For frequencies and other information , click here.

April 25, 2013


Pirate station "Radio Caroline" went on the air in March 1964. It was anchored in waters off the United Kingdom. The station broadcast from a variety of vessels into the 1980s on medium wave. Transmitter strength over the years ranged from 10 kilowatts to 50 kilowatts. Its initial frequency was 199 meters (1485/1520 kHz). Broadcasts later moved to 259 meters (1169/1187 kHz).