The Fulton Amateur Radio Club is presenting an interesting program presented by the Reverend George DeMass at its 7 p.m. monthly meeting on March 28.

It will cover descriptions of the wireless radio technology onboard the ill-fated Titanic, officers’ dispositions, and dialogues that were sent for help moments before the liner sank.

The 100th anniversary of the vessel’s tragic loss will occur next month.

The program will include personal passenger recollections by Rev. DeMass as told to him from survivors he has known.

DeMass is a native of the Town of Oswego and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA.

He is a chaplain in the Titanic Historical Society.

Prior to retirement, DeMass served parishes in Buffalo and Baltimore for 33 years and is currently the Oswego Town Historian, president of the Oswego Town Historical Society, and a member of the Oswego County Historical Society and Safe Haven boards. He is known both locally and nationally for his expertise about the sinking of the Titanic.

The Fulton Amateur Radio Club meets in the lower level of the Oswego County Building, at 200 N. Second St., (Route 481) across from Mimi’s Restaurant, in Fulton.

The primary purposes of the Fulton Amateur Radio Club are to promote interest in radio/electronics within the Amateur Radio community, encourage the use of Amateur Radio for emergency communications, and to provide licensure training and testing for interested individuals.

More information about the club and its activities can be found at

The general public is cordially invited to join us at this free and interesting event, where light refreshments and coffee will be served.


Source: - Steve Yablonski

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