On December 12, 1901 at Signal Hill, Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal. SONRA members commemorate this each year, usually from Cabot Tower on Signal Hill with call sign VO1AA. Unfortunately, due to road and electrical upgrades, Cabot Tower is closed until the new year.
Instead, to celebrate the 115th anniversary, we’ll be operating from Admiralty House Museum using call sign VO1BZM. Look for us on 14.260 or thereabouts.
Marconi has a rich history at Admiralty House. The museum is located at the former H.M. Wireless telegraph station built in 1915 by the Marconi Telegraph Company.
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