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Field Day 2016

We had a great Field Day 2016! The weather was beautiful, and there were lots of people on Signal Hill. It’s always an honor to operate from Signal Hill, where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal. We had a great attendance, with plenty of new hams included. Unfortunately band conditions weren’t excellent, but that didn’t stop us from making plenty of contacts and having a great time!

We also enjoyed communicating with other clubs and stations via social media. Although our favorite place to be is on the air, being able to share pictures and educate the public via Facebook and Twitter is a great thing.

Thanks to all who made contact with us. We look forward to next year!

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SONRA Awards 2016

Congrats to the great work done by SONRA members this past year. Doug VO1DM is pictured presenting the awards.

Marconi 100th Anniversary

For many months, we had been tossing around the idea that we would like to host a major event in 2001 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic signal reception at Signal Hill, in St. John’s. Ideas turned to actions in late September, 1996, when we were graced with the visit of Prince Guglielmo Giovanelli Marconi, the grandson of Guglielmo Marconi, and a film crew from England, who were here to do a documentary on communication. Being the operators of the Amateur station at the site in question, we were asked to help out with the film.