Poldhu Radio Station's Role in WW1

The Falmouth Packet newspaper reports on amateur radio special event station GB100ZZ

ZZ was the callsign of the large station at Poldhu in Cornwall used for sending messages, weather reports and TTT danger and safety messages to merchant ships.

On August 4, 1914 this station sent a message announcing the outbreak of the First World War.

GB100ZZ marks not only this centenary but also pays tribute to all Wireless Operators (on both sides of the conflict) who gave their lives in that war.

The Radio Officers' Association have organised the station at the QTH of the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club and the Marconi Centre.



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