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Author Topic: How a 5W Morse code radio saved the crew of the Italia Airship in 1928.  (Read 1560 times)

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Amazing story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airship_Italia

Full movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtyTTqysJKA
Skip to 14:25.

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Re: How a 5W Morse code radio saved the crew of the Italia Airship in 1928.
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 10:15:17 AM »
Thanks for posting; a stark, albeit unfortunate, contrast to what happened with the Prinsendam.

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No attempt was made to keep a radio watch, and it is notable that Guglielmo Marconi, who monitored the messages from the base ship later said:

    "No wonder that on the Citta di Milano the SOS of the survivors could not be picked up by radio operators. They simply were not paying attention to her signals.".[1]
Unconscionable.