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Transcript - Last Morse Code Message, Telstra Maritime Communications Network, 1 Feb 1999 Document Reg. No: HT 6359

Summary:
Transcript of last morse code transmission from the Telstra Maritime Communications Network, 1 February 1999.

The final morse transmission from the Telstra Maritime Communications Network:

We conclude our final cw watchkeeping after 87 years of continuous service with pride and sadness. Telstra, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Bureau of Meteorology wish all seafarers fair winds and following seas. On behalf of the countless souls who would have died but for them, we salute all who have served our profession with skill and dedication through the years. 73s [operator jargon for "best regards"]. 31st January 1999 2359utc [equivalent to 1059 est 1 Feb] + [end of message] # [end of work]
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Greenwood, 2002
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: telegraphy, communications, morse code, radios, wireless, radio stations
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Melbourne Coastal Radio Station, Australian Coastal Radio Service, 1912-2002, Melbourne Coastal Radio, Reminiscences of an OTC Technician, 1969-1992, Australian Coastal Radio Service, 1912-2012
Primary Classification: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Radio
Tertiary Classification: playback & recording
Creator: Telstra - Australian Maritime Communication Service (Australian MCS) Melbourne Maritime Communication Service (Melbourne MCS), Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia, 01 Feb 1999
References: Melbourne MCS (Melbourne Maritime Coastal Service) accessed 13 March 2012 http://coastradio.info/vim.html

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