International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day
This year marks the 20th anniversary of International Marconi Day (IMD) established to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on the 25th April, 1874 and traditionally held on the Saturday closest to the actual date.

Located just outside Chelmsford, Essex, the village of Writtle was to play an important role in the developement of public broadcasting so on Saturday 28th April 2007 there will be a special event station active from land adjacent to the original Marconi 2MT transmitter site using the callsign GB2MT.

Unfortunately the actual site is now under a housing developement.
Archive material shows the 2MT station was not operated by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company but by one of its subsidiaries, the Marconi Scientific Instrument Company.

Local Radio Hams to be involved


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Radio 2 Radio broadcasts amateur & HAM radio news and current events from around the world

Contact Radio Guy at to include your amateur or HAM radio news/event here