IEEE has begun a new series of articles that claim to debunk long-held
beliefs and set the record straight on topics ranging from the 'real'
origin of 'SOS' as an internationally recognizable distress signal*
and true burial place of frequency master Heinrich Hertz. Oh, and if
you think Ham radio operators in the U.S. actually received signals
from the sinking Titanic, well...
.* A man-on-the-street interview
in the U.S. would probably find half the people don't know about SOS
Posted January 2013