BBC article on Arthur Moore, the Welsh ham who received Titanic's messages.

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by 2E0CIT, May 22, 2023.

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  1. 2E0CIT

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    'When the Titanic hit an iceberg while crossing the Atlantic in 1912, its telegraphers desperately sent out distress calls hoping somebody, somewhere might hear them.

    But among the first to respond was an amateur radio operator some 2,000 miles (3,200km) away in south Wales'.

    I admire Artie Moore! He was clearly a gifted innovator whose talents were eventually recognised by Marconi.
    73 y'all, Jeff
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  2. KL7KN

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    Thank you for the link to an interesting story - and a bit a radio history!
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  3. KC9LOO

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    Yes, THANK YOU. A very interesting story, I had not heard of this before.
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  4. AF5LS

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    Very interesting indeed. Um. Does Ofcom hate CW? 2E0 is not a very convenient prefix...
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  5. W3AMT

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    Danke Gut!
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  6. 4X1ST

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    And Scots operators... I feel for them having to key MM0 ...
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  7. KB9HPM

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    What a wonderful story! Leave it to the “unusual” one being at the right place at the right time to have pioneered wireless technology into the present day EMCOMM that has taken amateur radio by storm! By the same token, it also lead the way into professional agencies using it as well. Those not familiar with amateur radio might still give it a hesitant glance but we are the test bed for all up and coming technologies (which might be the reason that the government still allows us to stay in operation). All other communication technologies have holes in them if systems fail. But leave it to radio to bust through the holes if things go south. It was great to be able to read about the history of radio. It takes us back to our roots and reminds us of where we came from.

    Ham Radio saves lives!
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