Radio ham first to pick up Titanic’s distress call

Interesting article from Southgate Radio News.

The South Wales Argus reports radio amateur Artie Moore (MNX) was the first to receive the Titanic’s distress call but no-one believed him

Artie Moore, was at his home at Gelligroes Mill in Pontllanfraith, when he picked up the SOS signal sent from the Titantic as she started sinking on April 15, 1912. He received a faint Morse code transmission which said “Require immediate assistance. Come at once we have struck an iceberg. Sinking, we are putting the women off in the boats.”

He raced to the local police station to inform officers of the terrible news, but nobody believed him.

Read the full story

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/12890350.How_a_Blackwood_man_was_the_first_to_pick_up_Titanic_s_distress_call____but_no_one_believed_him

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