NEW Mission to retrieve the "TITANIC" radio!

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  1. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Mission to retrieve the TITANIC radio!

    After Robert Ballard discovered the wreckage of the ocean liner sunk off April 14, 1912 off Newfoundland in 1985, many expeditions reached 3,810 meters deep where he lies, taking 4,000 memorabilia to sell to the highest bidder.

    In 1996 he even tried, failing, to re-emerge a part of it, in front of spectators who had $ 5,000 apiece for the show.

    So in 2000, the USA, Canada, France and Great Britain agreed to PROHIBIT any further expedition that damaged the wreck.

    But now the Virginia court has granted "special" permission to Bretton Hunchak, president of a naval recovery company, to remove a piece: Bretton has promised to recover an exceptional find, the RADIO of the Marconi room from which the message was launched Morse "Hurry up, the engine room is almost flooded" the last one sent by the ship and the first SOS in history.

    Thanks to it, the rescue arrived in a few hours, containing the number of the dead (which were 1,500).

    The historical importance of the recovery convinced the judge to make an exception to the rule, despite the opposition of NOAA, the American body that also deals with the oceans.

    After all, this will probably be the last expedition, in fact the bacteria that feed on metal have now corroded almost everything.

    PS note, in the RMS Titanic room there isn't a Tesla or Popov radio... but a Marconi ! hi hi :)

    report this interesting website of Titanic:

    http: //

    and this discussion on FAI and the marconi radio station:

    73 de IW2BSF - Rudy

    KE7DRT, AC7DD, KG4BFR and 3 others like this.
  2. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's an interesting story.
    Thank you
    N2HYR, WA7HJV and IW2BSF like this.
  3. KM4KGN

    KM4KGN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Grave robbing...
    KC2YSO, WW3JR, PD0Q and 1 other person like this.
  4. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    With luck they will also bring up the QSL cards that didn't get mailed! :)
    VK3SQ, KD5OM, G4EDG and 3 others like this.
  5. KL7KN

    KL7KN Ham Member QRZ Page

    After this long, will there even be anything left to 'recover'?
    KF4ZKU and (deleted member) like this.
  6. WA2LXB

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    Take a look at the AWA's recreation of the Titanic's Marconi receiving room and frequency selectable 250W spark gap transmitter.

    Start at the 8 minute mark:

    Another video is here, and you can also start at the 8 minute mark:

    What will remain after all this time is anything that is lead, glass, ceramic, brass, carbon, bakelite, slate, thick rubber or leather or possibly heavy iron core. Obviously light bulbs and radio tubes will have imploded.

    Shoes, paper and felt hats have all been found relatively intact.

    Much of the radio gear will likely have fallen to the radio room floor and be under a jumble of debris.
    KF4ZKU, KA0HCP, K4KKQ and 3 others like this.
  7. JF1IRQ

    JF1IRQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hello WA2LXB

    Who is the person who is explaining this YOUTUBE?

  8. IW2BSF

    IW2BSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    .... nice videos thanks to all . 73
  9. WA2LXB

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    Good question, I do not know.

    I do wish they'd leave the wreck in peace instead of looting the dead.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2020
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  10. WO2E

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    i agree but looting has been going on for centuries where there is money to be made
    nobody would risk their lives time and money if they have no way to recover the funds plus make a profit. this guy had a great gig until he got greedy. ruin it for lots of people.

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