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International Marconi Day, celebrating Guglielmo Marconi's substantial contribution to the invention of radio, is an amateur radio event sponsored by the Cornish Radio Amateur Club (GX4CRC). It is held annually on the Saturday closest to Marconi's birthday (25 April). Participating stations are located at historic sites related to Marconi's life & career.

The Binghamton (New York) Amateur Radio Association participates each year from Binghamton's historic Marconi Tower using the callsign K2M. Our most recent event was held on Saturday 21 April 2018.

The QSL manager is allen lutins (KC2KLC). QSL details are posted to QRZ.com.


Photos and log from 2018 are posted below. All photos © allen lutins – feel free to reproduce so long as credit is given.


photo With the help of the Binghamton Fire Department, a Windham off-center fed dipole wire antenna was erected, with one end anchored to the Marconi Tower approximately 60-70 feet (18-21 meter) above ground. The other end sloped down to a billboard approximately 25-30 feet (8-9 meters) above ground.
photo The primary station operated adjacent to the Marconi Tower using the Windham antenna. Despite poor atmospheric conditions, the station made 37 contacts with operators in over a dozen U.S. states, and two stations in Brazil. One of the stations was another participant in International Marconi Day (KM1CC, the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club in Wellfleet, Massachusetts). photo
photo Several auxiliary stations also operated from the site, including a PSK31 digital station operating on solar-charged emergency power.

2018 Log

Time (Z) Freq (MHz) Callsign Name QTH Mode RX TX Michigan QSO Party # Notes QSL
1400 14.265 K5T Harvey Nagadoches, TX USB +30 59   Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club  
1410 12.248 K4CPM Richard Burlison, TN USB 58 58      
  7.185 KM1CC   Wellfleet, MA LSB 59+     Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club  
  7.200 K8DMM Tom Hinckley, OH LSB 59 59 1    
  7.200 W6SFG Bruce Lynchburg, VA LSB 55 59+      
1512 14.0715                  
1514 14.0715 KC5E Glenn Turrell, AR PSK31 599        
1555 14.071084 KI5UH Marshall Greenwood, LA PSK31 599        
1606 14.245 YV5ENI Luis Miami, FL USB          
1614 7.210 KA8O   West Bloomfield, MI LSB     2 Prince Of Peace Amateur Radio Society  
1622 7.204 K8QP Eugene Wyoming, MI LSB     3    
1633 7.209 KG8I Jason Flowlerville, MI USB 54 56 4    
  7.196 K8BZ Steven Gladwin, MI LSB     5    
  7.215 W8JRK Joe Okemos, MI LSB     6    
1705 14.071812 W8VYM John Eastman, GA PSK31          
1727 14.070808 K0SEK   Pittsburg, KS PSK31 599     Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club  
1732 7.220 W8RNB ?     LSB     7    
1735 7.245 WN8S Thomas Grand Rapids, MI LSB 55   8    
1738 7.251 K8NT Edward Johannesburg, MI LSB 58   9    
1757 7.198 N8YXR Robert Saginaw, MI LSB 59   10    
1801 7.203 AG8CU   Allegan, MI LSB 59   11 Allegan County ARES/RACES  
1807 7.226 W8CSX John Gladwin, MI LSB 54   12    
1808 7.229 WB8WKG ?   MI LSB 20   13    
1821 28.430 PY2TMV Tarciso Espirito Santo Do Pinhal, Brazil USB          
1822 14.071691 N8GU/4 Robert Fort Myers, FL PSK31 599        
1836 21.315 PY2VM Carlos Sao Paulo, Brazil USB 59        
1836 14.07165 WX4BCA   Jenkinsburg, GA PSK31 599     Butts County Emergency Communications Auxiliary  
1843 14.260 WZW ?   MS USB 59        
1927 7.2325 W8PLP   Lansing, MI LSB     14 Central Michigan Amateur Radio Club  
1933 14.250 W4WCD Walt Boca Raton, FL USB 59        
1934 14.250 KD0HKD Randal Kansas City, MO USB   56      
1840 14.279 W0DB Josepg Gretna, NE USB 59 59   NE QSO Party  
1852 14.071489 WB5MXO Guy Broken Arrow, OK PSK31 599        
1854 14.071478 W4AFB Keith Oviedo, FL PSK31 599 599      
1858 14.071504 K4LRK Laura Trenton, FL PSK31 599        
1948 14.241 K2PM Peter Rapid River, MI USB     15    
1952 14.275 KA0BOJ   Raymond, NE USB +10 59   NE QSO Party/Branched Oak Observatory