Day: March 15, 2021

Titanic nterview

What was The Last Wireless Message On The Doomed Titanic?

March 15, 2021

Interview Transcript: Today in the last wire podcast, we’ll be discussing the radio systems found on the Titanic and how it shaped the future of emergency communications. Join me in welcoming Fred, welcome to the show. Thank you very much, John. When people compare ham radio to the social network and being the very first […]

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Raynet

Learn about the South Wiltshire Raynet

March 15, 2021

Today in the Last Wire Podcast, we’re joined with Tom, (M7GMZ). Who’s part of the South Wiltshire Raynet in the United Kingdom. His group is part of a volunteer communication service provided by licensed radio amateur operators. Raynet was formed in 1953, following the severe East coast floods to provide a way of organizing the […]

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Halifax Amateur Radio Club

Get On The Air” Contest is a Huge Success in Halifax!

March 15, 2021

On January 6th, 2021, Amateur radio operators waited until the noon gun fired before the “Get on the Air!” 2 Metre Simplex Challenge started. This 12-pound gun is a tribute to Halifax’s history as a major British military stronghold, a tradition that has been going on for over 164 years at the downtown fort. As […]

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Learn Morse code with a MFJ-557 key.

Do amateur radio operators still use Morse code?

March 15, 2021

In an emergency, Morse code can be generated by improvised methods such as turning a light on and off, tapping on an object or sounding a horn or whistle, making it one of the simplest and most versatile methods of telecommunication. The most common distress signal is SOS – three dots, three dashes, and three […]

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yaesuFT818

When there is an emergency will you need to know about the hidden Yaesu menu?

March 15, 2021

Disasters in remote places have historically involved amateur radio operators. These “hams” have stepped in to provide assistance when other forms of communication fail. Disasters still happen regularly, and ham radio operators continue to serve the public with their skills and radio equipment. Emergency management professionals still need to include ham radio operators in their […]

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