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Wick Radio

Wick Radio, established in 1908 as a communications station for the Grand Fleet which was then based in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

Legend suggests that Wick Radio was the first to pick up the SOS from the Titanic.

Over the years it became the busiest Radio Station in the UK with a staff of 40 working 24/7 and controlling all of the North Sea and most of the north Atlantic maritime traffic. As digital communication became the norm the Station closed in 2000 and its equipment was donated for display in the Wick Heritage Museum




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