|Marconi 100th Anniversary Special Event January 11-19, 2003|
The special event was a success with over 13,000 contacts! One really notable contact
was with the International Space Station!
The ARRL has posted an
article regarding this contact.
Check the logs at http://www.qsl.net/k1usn/marclog/logs.html.
|The 100th Anniversary of Guglielmo Marconiís First Wireless Telegraph transmission between the United States and Europe was on on January 18, 2003. From atop high, sandy cliffs overlooking the Atlantic, Marconi transmitted a simple, 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt to Great Britainís King Edward VII. Within hours, the King acknowledged receiving the message, and the spark of global communications began.|
|The Marconi Radio Club, W1AA, and the Marconi Cape Cod Memorial Radio Club, KM1CC, working in partnership with the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore, operated a Special Event station 24/7 from January 11-19 at the former Coast Guard station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts. The location was near the site of the original Marconi 1903 Station on Cape Cod. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, the public was able to tour the station, listen to voice and Morse Code discussions with other radio operators around the world, and learn about wireless technology.|
|The callsign used for the event is the call of the Marconi Cape Cod Memorial Radio Club.|
|For those who remember this was the same call sign used during the 75th anniversary in 1978.|
|KM1CC transmitted a PRESIDENTIAL Commemerative message from The President of the United States George W. Bush on January 18, 2003.|
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