This week at the club we will be showing a DVD entitled ‘QRT 500 kc/s wireless telegraphy 1901-1997: The final WT transmissions from UK Coast Stations’. This DVD covers the final transmissions made by the maritime radio stations at Portpatrick, Wick, Cullercoats and Lands End on 31 December 1997 23:48 GMT after many years of service to shipping.
The DVD gives a brief history of the development of the maritime distress and communications service on 500 kc/s which is followed by live recordings made at the time from the 4 stations mentioned above. The live recordings are entirely in Morse Code and a transcript of these messages will be provided for those not proficient in Morse to follow during the DVD.
Please join us at Pine Trees from 7pm on Thursday 9th January to watch the DVD.
You can buy this DVD from Great Britain Online