--- Ffive VHN <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Of course, Cape Cod was the test site of Mr Marconi
> and the first tans-Atlantic transmissions.
> Best 73
> Robert "W1/"F5VHN
Not exactly, sir. In fact, Marconi's first
trans-Atlantic transmissions took place in 1901
between Poldu, Cornwall, England and was received in
what is now called Signal Hill in St. John's,
I believe the first trans-Atlantic transmission to or
fron the U.S. was received in (or sent from, I'm not
sure) Cape Cod.
Nothing is mentioned of whether a QSL card was issued,
and I believe Mr. Marconi was operating SO1SG (Single
Op, 1 Spark Gap) at the time!
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