Comitato Guglielmo Marconi International - Fondato nel 1995
Fondato nel 1995

These pictures show the plaques on all four sides on the Marconi memorial in Poldhu Cornwall UK.

Poldhu Hotel

Marconi memorial in Poldhu

The POLDHU wireless station was used by the Marconi company for the first trans-oceanic service of wireless telegraphy which was opened with a second Marconi station at Glance bay in Canada in 1902.When the Poldhu station was erected in 1900 wireless was in its infancy, when it was demolished in 1935, wireless was established for communication on land, at sea and in the air. For direction finding, broadcasting and television.

One hundread yards north east of this column stood from 1900 to 1935 the famous Poldhu wireless station designed by John Ambrose Fleming and erected by the Marconi company of London from which were transmitted the first signals ever conveyed across the atlantic by wireless telegraphy. The signals consisted of a repetittion of the morse letter 'S' and were received at St Johns Newfoundland by Guglielmo Marconi and his British associates on 12. 12. 1901.

From the Marconi company's Poldhu station in 1923 and 1924, Charles Samuel Franklin, inventor of the Franklin beam aerial, directed his short wave wireless beam transmissions to Guglielmo Marconi on his yatch 'Electra' crusing in the south atlantic. The Epoch making results of these experiments laid the foundation of modern high speed radiotelegraphy communication to and from all quarters of the globe.

To commemorate the pioneer work done by Guglielmo Marconi and his research experts and radio engineers at the Poldhu wireless station between 1900 and 1935, the Marconi company presented this historic land to the National Trust.
Some six acres of cliff land were given in 1957 and four acres behind the cliffs, on which stood the station and mast, were given in 1960.

Marconi Station

The Historic Poldhu Wireless Station Cornwall, England

Marconi Radio Club W1AA Cornwall, England

Pictures taken in 1985 by Howard Wilson

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