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Marconi Transatlantic Radio Signal 115th Anniversary

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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HF Antenna Repair at VO1BZM

On June 18th, 2016 we were finally able to make repairs to the SONRA club station HF antenna at Admiralty House Museum (VO1BZM).

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ISS Contact

The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), partnered with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Admiralty House Museum and Archives (SONRA Club station VO1BZM), hosted an ARISS contact on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1440 Z. Air cadets were present for the event to speak with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield via Amateur Radio.