Sunday, December 16, 2012
II1M Marconi Special Event Station
I felt fortunate to catch this "Special Event Station" (II1M) celebrating the "first transatlantic radio transmission" by Marconi in 1902 this morning. They were transmitting CW from Chivasso Italy, and putting a fantastic signal into West Virginia from 4,394 miles distance. It was an easy catch and a memorial one. I found this station on the 17 meter band
Volumes have been written about him and well worth a good read at any time. Marconi was born in Bologna Italy and thanks to this great pioneer, our hobby has been well served. Even today, there has not been a better form of communications, decipherable with the human ear, ever surpassed. Our CW radio mode is forever debited to him.
Posted by Jspiker at 8:50 AM