Telford radio society celebrates birth of Marconi in world-wide event from Tywyn

Telford radio society celebrates birth of Marconi in world-wide event from Tywyn, North Wales 26 to 27 April.

International Marconi Day celebrates the huge part Guglielmo Marconi played in the invention of radio. IMD is a 24 hour amateur radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Marconi on 25 April 1874. The event is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi’s birthday and in 2019 it will be held on 27th April.

Telford’s radio society is once again putting a radio station on-air for this global event. Members will be talking to others doing the same and telling those they speak to about Marconi’s receiving the station located in Tywyn on the site where they will be operating their station, identified as GB8MD.

The Club secretary John Humphreys (callsign M0JZH) of Wellington said that we are looking forward to this years’ memorial station both to remind the world of the work of Marconi actually on the site of the receiving stations buildings, now aptly named Marconi bungalows. We have a good relationship with the owners to be able to put our radio station on air for this special event. We do welcome visitors on the 27th but please follow instructions from members on the site.

John also said that it’s an important year for us too, because through 2019 we are celebrating 50 years of Telford and District Radio Society. Please look out for TDARS around Telford as well this year and any former members are welcome to get back in contact with us to help celebrate one of Telford’s longest running societies. Contact John Humphreys on 07824 737716

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