G0MWT, GX0MWT, GB5HF, GB95-2MT, GB100MWT
International Marconi Day - IMD
Guglielmo Marconi was born on 25th April 1874. International Marconi Day is celebrated every year on the Saturday closest to his birthday.
The IMD event was intially developed by the late Norman Pasco G4USB in 1988 and continues to be coordinated by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club GX4CRC/
Registered stations, sometimes known as award stations, (which need to have a historical Marconi connection) can be worked as part of the event and an award scheme.
An example of an award certificate, won by CARS in 1990, is shown for working 10 other award stations:-
1990 IMD Certificate awarded to CARS club station G0MWT (lead operator Roy Martyr G3PMX)
For this 1990 example, CARS worked the stations below. Note that nowadays the requirement for an award is to work 15 stations.1) GB2IMD Northern Ireland, Rathlin Island 2) GB2MDI Pepperbox Hill Salisbury 3) K1VV/IMD Cape Cod, USA. 4) IY0TCI Civitavecchia, Italy 5) IY1TTM Sestri Levanti 6) VE1IMD Nova Scotia, Canada 7) DA0IMD Borkum Island 8) GB4MDI Flat Holm Island 9) EI2IMD Eire 10) GB4IMD Cornwall, UK (Organisers)
Reports of various IMD operating events over the years can be found in our Past Events and Sandford Mill pages.
IMD is not a contest - more a celebration and outreach opportunity
- IMD Organisers: GX4CRC / GB4IMD website
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