[TowerTalk] Fw: [Elecraft] CW puzzle... From circa 1950

Guy Olinger, K2AV olinger at bellsouth.net
Sat May 31 22:18:08 EDT 2003

Interesting general Query...thought I'd forward it along. Please post
to other channels. Keep M3MPH on the reply list.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "73 de M3MPH" <m3mph at hotmail.com>
To: <elecraft at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:59 PM
Subject: [Elecraft] CW puzzle... From circa 1950

> Greetings all
> This might be of interest to the CW ops, OM and aviation historians
> there who's experience and knowledge may shed some light on a
> that happened about 53 years ago....
> An aircraft, a civilian adaption of a Lancaster bomber, with a
> crew, got lost and flew into a mountain in cloud. The reason is
> unknown but the last message it sent in CW was copied as;
> S T E N D E C <message ended>
> Could this have been miscopied for another lesser known
> Were there any competing or precursors to the
>  "Q" codes that would have been known to probably ex military
> crew, radio op?
> Any suggestions, ideas or theories...
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