Tag: Trans-Atlantic

Via the ARRL: W1AW to Commemorate 98th Anniversary of First Amateur Radio Signals to Span the Atlantic

December 11 marks the 98th anniversary of the success of ARRL’s Transatlantic Tests in 1921, organized to see if low-power amateur radio stations could be heard across the Atlantic using shortwave frequencies (i.e., above 200 meters). On that day, a message transmitted by a group of Radio Club of America members at 1BCG in Greenwich, […]

via the ARRL: World Scout Jamboree Ham Radio Balloon Crosses Atlantic

An APRS Amateur Radio balloon, call sign NA1WJ-5, launched from the recent World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, has floated across the Atlantic Ocean. The Scouting Magazine blog reports: “You can reach practically any corner of the globe via Amateur Radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the Amateur Radio association […]

via HACKADAY: You All Know Reginald Fessenden. Who?

Quick, name someone influential in the history of radio. Who do did you think of? Marconi? Tesla? Armstrong? Hertz? Perhaps Sarnoff? We bet only a handful would have said Reginald Fessenden. That’s a shame because he was the first to do something that most of us do every day. Few know this Canadian inventor’s name […]

via the ARRL: Radio Anniversaries Abound in December

December is the month in which three notable events in radio history occurred — the first radio transmission heard across the Atlantic Ocean in 1901, the first broadcast of the human voice and music in 1906, and the first successful transatlantic Amateur Radio HF transmissions in 1921.   via American Radio Relay League | Ham […]

Ham Radio Aviator Set to Depart on Round-the-World Flight

Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, took off from Miami, Florida, on June 1 on a solo, round-the-world flight to commemorate Amelia Earhart’s attempt to circumnavigate the globe 80 years ago. “Airborne!,” he posted to his Facebook page, once aloft. “En route to St Thomas!” Lloyd will be on the air from Spirit, his single-engine Mooney 231 aircraft, […]

via the RSGB: Transatlantic commemoration successful

Last week we mentioned the special event to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the first transatlantic contact between Greenwich, Connecticut, and Ardrossan, Scotland on the 12 December. The commemorative contact between Greenwich and Ardrossen took place at 1531UTC with US operator Dave Patton, NN1M and Scotland operator Jason O’Neill, GM7VSB. The original 1921 message was […]

Homage to first shortwave trans-Atlantic radio broadcast

Members of the Radio Society of Great Britain took part at the North Ayrshire coastal town on Sunday. They exchanged broadcasts with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Radio Club of America in Connecticut. The groups said the first transmission helped pioneer global communications. They used modern and historical equipment to recreate the […]