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International Marconi Day / 2012-04-21 / 25th Anniversary

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' and are listed on the the Cornish Radio Amateur Club Web Site.

Cornish Radio Amateur Club (CRAC) will operate GB4IMD from Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, Cornwall, overlooking Falmouth Harbour where Marconi spent some 10 days aboard his yacht Elettra in April 1923. Other stations will operate on or near a site where Marconi carried out experiments or where Marconi equipment was used prior to his death in 1937.

On the US side, the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club, KM1CC, will operate participate at the Coast Guard Station on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts, just south of Marconi's original 1903 station on Cape Cod. If you would like to operate an IMD award station, register your station prior to the event, providing full details.
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