At 12:15 AM on April 15, 1912, a message rang out across the Atlantic: “CQD MGY 41.46 N 50.24 W.” The message, sent by a Marconi radio operator, came from the doomed RMS Titanic 30 minutes after striking the iceberg that would end the ship’s maiden voyage. In this episode of the Last Wire Podcast, we will be looking into the wireless communications used on the RMS Titanic and the historic story of its wireless operators. We will also look at how this tragic sinking reshaped radio communications for passengers vessels and future amateur radio rules and regulations during a disaster.
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