II1TCWC Special event station – 1901
First transoceanic wireless communication
The I.N.O.R.C. “Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club” organizes the “II1TCWC” award to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the first transoceanic wireless communication made on 12th of December, 1901 by Guglielmo Marconi.
The wireless transmission took place from Poldhu (Cornwall, UK) to Saint John’s (on the island of Newfoundland, Canada). The transmission of radio waves across the ocean was not – at the time – thought possible due to the earth’s curvature; this was the thesis supported by the scientists of that period. But Guglielmo Marconi managed to prove the groundlessness of those theories.
Then – on December 12th, 1901 – he managed to send the radio signal from Poldhu to the receiving station on the hill of Saint John’s (later nicknamed “Signal Hill”). The three points corresponding to the letter S of the Morse alphabet crossed the Atlantic Ocean overcoming the distance of 3540 km.
I inform you that from 12 December until 17 we will remember the 120 years of the first transoceanic radiotelegraphic transmission carried out, under the supervision of Guglielmo Marconi, from the radio station of Poldhu in Cornwall, managing to connect the station of St. John on the island of Newfoundland in Canada. The callsign will be II1TCWC. All information on qrz.com
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