Message in a bottle found on VK0M by sub-Antarctic station

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W0PV, Nov 4, 2019.

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  1. YO6EX

    YO6EX Ham Member QRZ Page

    It is a bottle of 700 mL red wine very common in Europe. :)

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  2. AK4P

    AK4P Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy!
  3. K7NQB

    K7NQB Ham Member QRZ Page

    This was a fun read. I looked up Chips call, its legit.
    I also Google Earthed your Island. Looked like a short walk end to end.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2019
  4. AF2Z

    AF2Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    I launched a message in a bottle in the mid Atlantic in 1981(?). The ship I was on found itself out there along with Hurricane Harvey. Each weather report we received kept saying the storm's position had been "relocated" since the prior report, whatever that meant. Of course we were trying our best to avoid it so the relocation business didn't really inspire confidence in the reports. We were submitting our own weather reports periodically.

    Anyhow, one way or the other, the Captain and I got the bright idea to send a weather report in a bottle (a Jack Daniel's empty, if I recall; drinking aboard ship was still legal in those days). The message was "Hurricane Harvey blows..." plus the date, time, position and vessel name. I always wondered if anyone ever found it. Maybe it's still out there...

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