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).
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?
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 about this event can be obtained from our Special Events Manager.