For nearly 100 years 500 kHz has been the maritime calling
and distress frequency. It has saved over 10,000 lives, nearly everyone has
heard about the Titanic, but in its first decade there are documented instances
where over 5000 lives were saved using this frequency.
Much of the credit
for the invention of wireless goes to Guglielmo Marconi.
Radio Officers’ Groups World
Wide are joining togheter in
calling for 500kHz to be made an International Heritage site.
If you are Radio Officer and since now you had not
part at the petition you can join the initiative
writing to one of the e-mail adresses you find in the
Radio Officers section of this website or to the webmaster.
It is not sufficient to enthusiastically
discuss this topic amongst yourselves. In order to really gain something you
have to make representation to your responsible institution. We urge you to do
so very soon!