Search and Rescue

Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand

Find your nearest SAR facility

AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue system)

Coast radio stations preserved

New Zealand: Auckland Radio ZLD – Musick Point

Canada: Myrick Wireless Interpretation Centre – Cape Race, Newfoundland (reconstruction of the Marconi station that received the Titanic’s distress call)

Norway: Sørvågen Radio LFS

USA: Maritime Radio Historical Society (KPH, KFS, KSM) – Pt Reyes, California

USA: WCC – North Chatham, Massachusetts

Coast station references

Australia: Australian MCS

UK: Coastal Radio Communications

Worldwide: Maritime Radio Professionals

Radio Spectrum Management: Radiocommunications History in New Zealand

Tributes to coast stations

Portishead Radio GKA (UK)

Rogaland Radio (Norway)

Ship stations and radio officers

Marconi Veterans Association

Radio Officers Association – UK

Radio Officers –

R/O Gallery

RNZN Communicators Association

RMS Titanic radio site

The Modern Ship’s Wireless, Shipping Wonders of the World, 10 March 1936

Morse Code

Magazines and newsletters about Morse Code

Society of Wireless Pioneers: Sparks Journal (quarterly issues, 1977-1986)

Morsum Magnificat (quarterly issues, 1986-2004)

QNI Newsletter (2012-present)

Morse History & General

Morse Mad (lots of Morse info and links)

Telegraph Lore (landline telegraphy)

Examples of Morse Code in movies, television shows, etc.

Morse Operating Aids

Radiogram message forms

Morse Abbreviations and Q Signals

Morse Code Operating Aids (from AC6V)

Morse Organisations

Straight Key Century Club – an excellent Australia-based resource for Morse (CW) operators: calling frequencies, nets, on-air events and much more

Learning Morse Code

Morse Code Practice (W1AW – American Radio Relay League)

Morse Code Translator (Type in your text and hear it in Morse!)

Morse Telegraphy Key Collections & Information

Sparks Telegraph Key Review (pictorial catalogue of all sorts of keys)

Telegraph Office

Tom Perera W1TP

Video: Adjusting a Vibroplex Bug

Vibroplex Collectors Page

Morse Equipment Suppliers

Morse Express

Vibroplex – Bencher keys

Begali keys

2B Radio Parts (unfortunately ships to USA only)

Current marine radio frequencies

Maritime New Zealand VHF radio channels

New Zealand Coastguard VHF channels

New Zealand Coastguard VHF Weather channels

Recordings of maritime radio

Classic 500 kc/s radiotelegraphy from such ships as RMS Queen Mary

Amateur radio on ships

Annual on-air event: Museum Ships Weekend (held in June)

American Victory (Liberty Ship) – Tampa Bay, Florida

Lucid (Minesweeper) – Stockton, California – Amateur Radio N6MSO

New Jersey (Battleship) – Camden, New Jersey – Amateur Radio NJ2BB

Olympia (Cruiser) – Philadelphia – Amateur Radio WA3BAT

Passat (4-masted barque) – Lübeck OT Priwall, Germany – Amateur Radio DL0KEG

Planet (Lightship) – Liverpool, UK – Amateur Radio GB2LBL

Queen Mary (Passenger liner) – Long Beach, California – Amateur Radio W6RO

Rotterdam (Passenger liner) – Rotterdam, Netherlands – Amateur Radio PI4HAL

Savannah (Nuclear powered ship) – Baltimore, Maryland – Amateur Radio K3SAV

Ship sites

New Zealand Coastal Shipping

New Zealand Maritime Record

New Zealand Maritime Museum

Maritime New Zealand

British Merchant Navy

Sea the Ships

Shipping History (forum)

Ships Nostalgia (forum>


Awarua Communications Museum, Awarua, New Zealand (site of Awarua Radio ZLB)

Ferrymead Post and Telegraph Society, Christchurch, New Zealand

Museum of Audiovisual Technology, Foxton, New Zealand

MOTAT (Museum of Transportation and Technology), Auckland, New Zealand


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