Tag: Titanic

Via the ARRL: Undersea Expedition Planned to Retrieve Titanic’s Radio Gear

The company with sole rights to salvage artifacts from the RMS Titanic has gone to court to gain permission to carry out a “surgical removal and retrieval” of the Marconi radio equipment on the ship, a Washington Post article reports. The Titanic sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage after striking an iceberg in the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio Edition #1093

Release Date: February 8, 2020 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. This weeks edition is anchored by Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Dave Wilson, WA2HOY, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, George Bowen, W2XBS, and Jessica Bowen, KC2VWX. Produced and edited by George Bowen, W2XBS. Running Time: 1:24:22 Download here: http://bit.ly/TWIAR1093 Trending headlines in this weeks […]

via HACKADAY: How Hertha Aryton Enabled the Titanic to Call SOS

[Kathy] recently posted an interesting video about the connection of an electronics pioneer named [Hertha Ayrton] to the arc transmitter. The story starts with the observation of the arc lamp — which we learned was a typo of arch lamp. [Hertha] was born into poverty, but — very odd for the day — obtained a science education. […]

via the ARRL: History-Related Events Will Operate from Rare Grid in Cape Cod National Seashore

It is mere coincidence that the Titanic disaster in 1912 — one of the worst maritime disasters in history — and the birth of Guglielmo Marconi in 1874 — the developer of the wireless gear onboard the ill-fated ship — both occurred in April. Marconi Wireless Company radio operators onboard the Titanic transmitted the distress signal after the gigantic […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #941

This Week in Amateur Radio #941 Week of March 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR941 Running Time: 1:43:41 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #941 with a release and air date of Saturday, March 11, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by Will Rogers, K5WLR, […]

Cape Cod National Seashore to Host W1MGY Titanic Memorial Special Event

Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts has invited organizers of an Amateur Radio special event in April marking the 105th anniversary of the RMS Titanic disaster to set up at its Salt Pond Visitor Center. The Titanic/Marconi Memorial Radio Association of Cape Cod — W1MGY — is sponsoring the worldwide commemoration to honor the approximately […]