Marconi Day

The Hurdy Gurdy Museum of Vintage Radio will be celebrating International Marconi Day on Saturday 20th April 2013, and the tower will be open from 11 AM to 4 PM at least, and probably longer.

The Call Sign is EI0MAR.

The tower was the site for an experimental Marconi Station in 1905.
All visitors are welcome, licenced amateurs, SWLs and anyone with an interest in radio.


International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on the 25th April 1874. The IMD event is not a contest:  it is an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques similar to those used by Marconi, and to gain an attractive Award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked.

IMD is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi’s birthday, when amateur radio stations are established and operated from original historic sites, or nearby.  These stations are known as the ‘Award Stations’.

Communications techniques have changed significantly since the days of Marconi’s first experiments, and today, the Internet has become the most widely used of all communications media. However, the spirit of IMD remains basically that of making point-to-point contact between two stations using only the HF bands.

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