GB6IMD – International Marconi Day

Marconi Memorial - Poldhu, Cornwall

Marconi Memorial – Poldhu, Cornwall

Organised by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club, International Marconi Day is held annually on, or as near as possible to, Marconi’s birthday (25th April, 1874).

Guglielmo Marconi

Born in Italy, Guglielmo Marconi went on to become recognised as the father of modern wireless radio communication. That’s not to say that Marconi invented radio, different elements of radio communication were discovered by a number of people prior to Marconi turning up on the scene, but he was the first person to achieve radio transmission and reception over useful distances; firstly over 1.75 miles in 1895 and on to his greatest recognised achievement when he communicated across the Atlantic between the Lizard in Cornwall and St. Johns in Newfoundland, Canada, in 1901.

Marconi held the patent for a system that could transmit/receive telegraphy using Herzian waves.

Marconi was a pioneer and wireless communication has since mushroomed into one of the most used forms of communication used today.

International Marconi Day (IMD)

#On International Marconi Day, Amateur Radio operators around the world celebrate this great man’s birth and huge achievements by establishing Special Event Stations.

If you work official International Marconi Day stations then there are awards to be had. Visit the International Marconi Day web site for further details.

SADARC celebrate IMD with GB6IMD

Normally, we are very fortunate to operate during IMD using the very prestigious special event callsign GB6IMD.

When and where?

Aug
22
Tue
2017
RSGB 6m UKAC Contest
Aug 22 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Aug
29
Tue
2017
RSGB 4m UKAC Contest
Aug 29 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Sep
5
Tue
2017
RSGB 2m UKAC Contest
Sep 5 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Sep
12
Tue
2017
RSGB 70cm UKAC Contest
Sep 12 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Sep
19
Tue
2017
RSGB 23cm UKAC Contest
Sep 19 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Sep
26
Tue
2017
RSGB 6m UKAC Contest
Sep 26 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Oct
3
Tue
2017
RSGB 2m UKAC Contest
Oct 3 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Oct
10
Tue
2017
RSGB 70cm UKAC Contest
Oct 10 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Oct
17
Tue
2017
RSGB 23cm UKAC Contest
Oct 17 @ 20:00 – 22:30
Oct
24
Tue
2017
RSGB 6m UKAC Contest
Oct 24 @ 20:00 – 22:30

 

Please contact our Special Events Manager for further details.

Reports of past events

Read reports of past International Marconi Day events run by the Southport & District Amateur Radio Club.

Further information

Further information about this event can be obtained from our Special Events Manager.