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WIRELESS AT SEA

■ Science Sifting?’ gives tbo following note on » new wireless direction tinder—Hie Marconi-Bellini-Tosi apparatus —whieh ’s said to f-nablo n liner, even in the thickest weather, and without the aid of compass or sextant, to find her position when she is within a radius of about 50 miles of a

fixed wireless "statical, or one on board hj ship whose position is known. Moreover, should eh© pick np the wireless distress signal on this apparatus, she is able to set her course towards his source, even though the ship in distress has not been able to give her position. miring the voyage- <d the. Canadian Northern Tt.M.H. Uoynl George the device underwent a scries oi tests, amd Captain F. .T. ’J'lioni]»on. her commander, states that the instrument was accurate to a degree in determining the compass direction Imth of shore stations and stations on other vessels. Ihe fact that there was fog seems to have made no difference, and Captain Thompson Indieves there are great possibilities for the system, especially in the event of going to the rescue of a ship sending out the S.O.S. call. When a steamer fitted with the ordinary wireless apparatus is in distress Jt is necessary for her to give another ship her position in degrees of latitude and longitude, and the na.vignting ©fiber of the latter ship must know his own position before he can head her towards the calling vessel. Hut with this new appliance the officer, even though the position of neither ship is known to him, can steer Iter directly to the rescue, and thus arrive at the scone of Ihe accident much sooner than he would if his ship wore equipped with the ordinary Marconi apparatus only.

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WIRELESS AT SEA, Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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WIRELESS AT SEA Issue 15651, 16 November 1914

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