Probably a silly question but I find it difficult to get my head round how the ship radio actually worked. I haven’t seen any reference to a ticker tape being used for receiving messages. It is quoted that Phillips could send 39 words a minute!!! This would not be much use if the receiver wasn’t just as talented; assuming he would have to write down each letter to make up a word. Not being musical I often wonder if people can read a music score and hear the music in their head. I read that Phillips was listening to the broadcasts while getting ready for bed; would he be able to translate the code to words without a pencil and paper? He told the Californian to go away, he was too busy sending messages; how would he receive and send messages at the same time? I have tried to find answers without success.