Marconi day at heritage centre

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  • Birth of Italian inventor being celebrated this Saturday
  • Guglielmo Marconi credited as inventor of radio
  • Broch Heritage Centre will be amongst number of stations worldwide

The Heritage Centre in Fraserburgh will celebrate the birth of Marconi on Saturday 25th April 2015, this event is known as Marconi Day.

Contacts will be made world wide with other Marconi stations and radio amateurs.

The radio station will be run with local radio amateurs from 11AM to 4PM and are looking forward to a young lady joining them for the first time this year.

Guglielmo Marconi was an Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission[1] and for his development of Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system.

He is often credited as the inventor of radio,[2] and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun “in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.”

International Marconi Day celebrates the huge part Guglielmo Marconi played in the invention of radio.

People had been trying to create wireless telegraphy for years but Marconi improved and made it marketable and successful.

International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24 hour amateur radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Marconi on 25 April 1874.

The purpose of the day is for amateur radio enthusiasts around the world to make contact with historic Marconi sites using communication techniques.