Tag: Marconi

Resting Place of Keel from Marconi’s Floating Lab Elettra to be “Museum Ships” Event Site

The resting place of the keel from wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi’s floating laboratory — the yacht Elettra — will be the site of a special event in conjunction with the annual Museum Ships Weekend Event, June 3-4, sponsored by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station NJ2BB. Marconi named his youngest daughter after the Elettra, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #946

This Week in Amateur Radio #946 Week of April 15, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR946 Running Time: 1:02:59 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #945 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 15, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Wayne Nelms. N3LMS, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #945

This Week in Amateur Radio #945 Week of April 8, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR945 Running Time: 1:05:51 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #945 with a release and air date of Saturday, April 08, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Wayne Nelms. N3LMS, Don […]

via the RSGB: April 22nd is Marconi Day

Dozens of official award stations have registered to take part in the 2017 International Marconi Day event, this year being held on 22 April. All contacts counting toward the Marconi Award must be made on HF with registered stations, but other participating stations do not need to be registered to claim awards. The event is […]

via HACKADAY: Origin of Wireless Security: the Marconi Radio Hack of 1903

The place is the historic lecture theater of the Royal Institution in London. The date is the 4th of June 1903, and the inventor, Guglielmo Marconi, is about to demonstrate his new wireless system, which he claims can securely send messages over a long distance, without interference by tuning the signal. The inventor himself was […]

via HACKADAY: History Of The Diode

The history of the diode is a fun one as it’s rife with accidental discoveries, sometimes having to wait decades for a use for what was found. Two examples of that are our first two topics: thermionic emission and semiconductor diodes. So let’s dive in. VACUUM TUBES/THERMIONIC DIODES Our first accidental discovery was of thermionic […]

via the ARRL: Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Acquires “Creed Machine” from Georgia Radio Amateur

ARRL member Gene Greneker, K4MOG, of Powder Springs, Georgia, recently fulfilled a dream for the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center museum — formerly WCC on Cape Cod — to add an important artifact to its collection. Greneker spotted a brief item in QST last year seeking a so-called “Creed machine” for the museum. While most ship-to-shore […]

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