Marconi Event at Ballybunion in Ireland 19 March 2019


Kerry Amateur Radio Group (KARG) will celebrate the Centenary of the first voice transmission across the Atlantic in an East to West direction, between the former Marconi Radio Station in Ballybunion and Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. This historic event occurred on 19 March 1919 and used the call “YXQ”.

Celebrations will take place on 19th March 2019 at the former Marconi Radio Station, to commemorate this historic event, when KARG will be QRV all day. Visitors in attendance on this day will include Princess Elettra (daughter of Marconi), as well as other dignitaries.

The callsign will be in use throughout 2019.

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