Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Nov 4, 2019.
Brings a song to mind...
In my younger days, I did the same thing. write a note on some paper and put in a bottle. Then I threw in the local river that ends up in the ocean only to be recovered by the local police officer and said " please do not throw your trash in the river, that is pollution!" oh well. But put another one in another river 5 years ago......
agreed. that bottle, cork, and note look as if it has been in the ocean for, oh, perhaps 2 minutes...
FYI - toward the end of the story from ABC.au is this separate account of an earlier incident that is reminiscent of your tale,
Not the first bottle discovery
It's happened on the Island at least once before.
In 2014, rangers on Macquarie Island found a message in a plastic bottle.
This one contained a US dollar bill and clear contacts, Theo from Holland, Kimmo from Finland, and Irek from Russia who had been onboard the ship STS Sedov, when they dropped the bottle overboard at the bottom of South America in 2012.
It is estimated this bottle was carried 17,000 kilometres from its point of origin at South America's Cape Horn by circumpolar currents.
And this time Ms Thomas had a serious message for the mystery author of the latest message.
"I'd like to say I found your message and it's really cool, but my final word to them would be don't throw things into the sea," she said.
The rubbish that washes up on Macquarie Island is bagged up, ready to be taken off by helicopter during an island resupply visit at the end of each summer season.
Nice deduction Ginny.
Or perhaps it was an secret advance team recon mission for Dom @3Z9DX and The Rebel DX Group prior to the first attempt at 3YØI ?
Lamb's blood, a quill, on papyrus.
Early Packet mode
send it to abby at ncis. she has alllll the gear.
to qualify it would have to have been put overboard by a u.s.n. sailor.
Oh my, 41 workers...likely govt employees...a marvel it took so few.
Besides this message in a bottle, allegedly from a potential visitor to Bouvet, there is also the legendary story of a life boat found abandoned there, in an unlikely place, an inland lagoon.
See blog linked here ---> An abandoned lifeboat at world’s end
Make sure to explore and read the many comments. Control-F browser searching on the dates May 2011, November 2011, or 2016 will get you to an interesting sections with some plausible explanations for it.
Amateur Radio DX'peditions are mentioned throughout the comments as well.
Hope springs eternal; the message source may still be revealed some day ...