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Friday, April 07, 2006

Radio Hobbyists Want Maritime Frequency Preserved

A group of radio hobbyists wants regulators to preserve the frequency that the Titanic and other ships once used for distress calls. The 500 kHz was reserved for ships and shore stations to transmit Morse code, which is rarely used these days, except by amateur radio operators. But the Maritime Radio Historical Society wants to maintain the frequency for Morse as an "International Memorial Frequency," and it's approached the International Telecommunications Union, an international regulating body, on the idea. More on on the proposal is available at the Radio World website.

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