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FAO shutter (Morse code)

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FAO shutter (Morse code)

Haven't seen it yet - but The Wave Messengers on BBC Alba looks interesting -
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The ship's radio officer was the only member of crew without whom a big ship couldn't leave port. Primarily responsible for safety of life at sea, in the age before satellite and telex communications, these highly qualified radiomen were the only channel through which ships could send messages home. Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, Radio Officers manned the airwaves for almost 100 years. They were only replaced with satellite based systems towards the end of the last century. Ex R.O. Hamish Taylor of Harris guides us through this programme which seeks to recognise the importance of the seldom mentioned sea messengers.

In Gaelic, with English subtitles - available on iPlayer until 10:59PM Tue, 11 March.
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Re: FAO shutter (Morse code)

Absolutely fascinating.... thoroughly enjoyed it.... brought back a few memories too !... Thanks very much  73 dit dit
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Re: FAO shutter (Morse code)

Glad to hear it.  Smiley
I'll be seeing it tonight.
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