Similarly UK radio amateurs could make a difference too. http://info.yachtcom.co.uk/AmateurRadio/index.php
For more than a century, Morse code was the language of ships at sea. This simple code communicated messages ranging from the routine to the life-saving.
Morse code slipped under the seas in 1999, replaced by satellite communication. It’s demise left amateur radio operators as caretakers of an art form first demonstrated to Congress by Samuel Morse himself in 1844.
Recently, the FCC granted amateurs access to a portion of the historic maritime radio band where most Morse code communication took place. This grant means that people will once again communicate regularly using Morse code around maritime channels at 472, 476, and 478 kHz.
In a way, this makes amateur radio operators curators of a living museum on the air.
But Amateurs can do much more that be caretakers.
How? The FCC can still issue ship licenses with radiotelegraphy privileges.
Part 80 Rules defines a voluntary ship as “any ship which…
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