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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 (BARA) has participated nearly every year since 2017 from Binghamton's historic Marconi Tower using the callsign K2M. BARA participated most recently on 23 April 2022.

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


Photos and log from 2022 are posted below. All photos © allen lutins – feel free to reproduce so long as credit is given.


tower1 With the help of the Binghamton Fire Department, an end-fed wire antenna was erected, with one end anchored to the Marconi Tower approximately 60-70 feet (18-21 meter) above ground and the other end sloping down to the station area. tower2
40m station Our 40 meter station strongly outperformed all our other stations due to poor propagation throughout the HF band.
station 2 We also operated 17 meter and 20 meter stations. station 3
setup All of the stations were under cover near the tower. Yes, that is snow in the foreground - an unusual late spring snowstorm dumped a foot of heavy snow less than a week prior, resulting in numerous downed trees and tree limbs, and widespread power outages.

2022 Log

Band Freq (MHz) Time (Z) Callsign Name QTH Mode TX RX Notes
40m 7.239 1342 W1AA Henry (Marconi Radio Club) MA - East Falmouth LSB 59 59 Special Event - IMD
40m 7.235 1351 N1JWS John ME - Buxton LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1353 AD1SN Addison VA - Alexandria LSB 54 58  
40m 7.235 1355 W2VQY George NY - Riverhead LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1356 VE3SIZ/M Steve CANADA - Toronto LSB 59 58  
40m 7.235 1359 KC1PCT Peter MA - Newburyport LSB 56 55  
40m 7.235 1405 AD2CM Art NJ - Cape May LSB 59+ 59+  
40m 7.235 1407 AB1XQ John VT - Springfield LSB 59 58  
40m 7.235 1409 K1APC Travis MD - Point of Rocks LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1410 KN4QPA Joseph VA - Hamilton LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1412 W2QCY John NY - Albany LSB 57 58  
40m 7.235 1414 N2GTV Gary NY - Johnson LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1416 W2RVL Bob NY - Centereach LSB 58 57  
40m 7.235 1418 K8SAS Steve OH - Garfield Heights LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1420 KA1WA Benjamin CT - Woordbridge LSB 58 59 QRP
40m 7.235 1421 W1WOR Bob CT - Greenwich LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1422 WB2DKH Mark NY - Cowlesville LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1422 WA2ADS Alex NJ - Buena LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1423 AA2PM Paul NJ - Basking Ridge LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1424 WV8RKL Randall WV - Parkersburg LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1424 KC3NRI Dave PA - Cranesville LSB 57 53  
40m 7.235 1425 W3IU James PA - Gibsonia LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1426 W8BBM Pete MI - Bloomfield Hills LSB 57 57  
40m 7.235 1430 VE2KH/P Jean-Paul CANADA - QC - Rouyn-Noranda LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1431 KZ8RLD Robert OH - Suffield LSB 55 58  
40m 7.235 1435 VE2RN Syl CANADA - QC - Rouyn-Noranda LSB 55 59 QRP
40m 7.235 1435 AA2PF David NY - West Seneca LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1437 W3C Steel City ARC PA - Carnegie LSB 59 57  
40m 7.235 1438 KE8COQ Kyle WV - Mason LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1439 W2NWU Doug NJ - South Plainfield LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1445 KG8WN James MI - Flint LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1446 KC3QLX Jeremy PA - New Ringgold LSB 56 55  
40m 7.235 1447 W2VP John GA - Byron LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1447 W2AAB Fred NJ - Fair Lawn LSB 56 55  
40m 7.235 1448 KB2LAC Lloyd NY - Ridge LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1448 KC1GTK Paul NH - Kingston LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1449 W2JV Peter NY - Northport LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1450 W2ZS Arthur NY - Forestport LSB 57 57  
40m 7.235 1451 KI4NSP Thomas NC - Arapahoe LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1501 KI8N Terry OH - Fredericktown LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1502 K8FH Fred OH - Columbia Station LSB 57 59  
40m 7.235 1505 W8WG Bill OH - Athens LSB 57 59  
40m 7.235 1506 KC1CAB Frank CT - Naugatuck LSB 58 58  
40m 7.235 1509 N4MQU Mark NC - Wendell LSB 55 55  
40m 7.235 1520 N2BTD Brian NY - Valley Cottage LSB 59 58  
40m 7.235 1522 KD4BPZ James VA - Chester LSB 45 59  
40m 7.235 1524 KB3OZD Michael PA - Phoenixville LSB 55 54  
40m 7.235 1529 K8MSH Mark OH - Youngstown LSB 58 58 Contest - NVIS
40m 7.235 1531 W2TXB Jerry NY - Groton LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1533 KZ8TDP Terry MI - Flint LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1534 W0ZEN James MA - Gloucester LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1540 KK4DAS Dean VA - Great Falls LSB 55 58  
40m 7.235 1542 KD8MSZ David OH - Mansfield LSB 54 59 Contest - NVIS
40m 7.235 1546 KC1HHO Peter MA - Quincy LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1547 KC3CPT Doug PA - Carlisle LSB 59 55  
40m 7.235 1547 W3ZJ Terry DC LSB 57 58  
40m 7.235 1551 KD2FHI James NY - Massapequa LSB 56 58  
40m 7.235 1552 NN8B Donald OH - Hanoverton LSB 57 55 Contest - NVIS
40m 7.235 1555 KU8RLY David MI - St. Clair Shores LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1604 VE3BLB David CANADA - ON - Pembroke LSB 59 58  
40m 7.235 1605 W2TJ Thomas NY - Binghamton LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1605 KA3QGQ William PA - Danville LSB 55 55  
40m 7.235 1611 WB2OHN Donald NY - Clifton Park LSB 56 57 QRP
40m 7.235 1612 W2HMU Gary NJ - Hamilton Square LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1614 K1UVH Michael MA - Hingham LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1620 VA3KJI Robert CANADA - ON - Bowmanville LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1622 KC1LKO Miguel NH - Hollis LSB 58 57  
40m 7.235 1635 KE8TJM Richard OH - Avon LSB 55 55  
40m 7.235 1648 KK4ADQ Andrew VA - Gainesville LSB 56 56  
40m 7.235 1650 KC2PLJ Michael NY - Endicott LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1656 K3S Nuclear Ship Savannah ARC MD - Baltimore LSB 58 59 Special Event - IMD
40m 7.235 1702 KC3SZH Sean PA - Pittsburgh LSB 57 59  
40m 7.235 1707 KD2YAE Jean NY - Fort Drum LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1708 WB2FUE Dave PA - Bethlehem LSB 57 59  
40m 7.235 1713 KD2PWB Keith NY - Endwell LSB 56 57  
40m 7.235 1740 K8IKW Gary MI - West Bloomfield LSB 57 58  
40m 7.235 1742 NB2R Thiyag NJ - Pluckemin LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1742 KA3OTR George MD - Hagerstown LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1743 KD2WZN Keith NY - Campbell Hall LSB 56 58  
40m 7.235 1743 N2MTG John NY - Poughkeepsie LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1745 W2RC Radio Central ARC NY - Centereach LSB 58 59+ Special Event - IMD
40m 7.235 1747 KC3RAA Bill PA - Pittsburgh LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1748 W3CJW Christopher PA - Pottstown LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1749 W1CVC Norm RI - Cumberland LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1750 WB2MSB Maury NY - East Setauket LSB 55 56  
40m 7.235 1751 KD2REH Charlie NY - Huntington Station LSB 55 55  
40m 7.235 1752 K2DOD Del NJ - Medford LSB 55 56  
40m 7.235 1753 KK2B Ed NY - New Hartford LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1755 KB2GGF Matt NY - Kerhonkson LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1757 KC8RRY ? Jerry   LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1757 VE3OLC Mike CANADA - ON - Mindemoya LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1759 KD8QYV Larry OH - Freeport LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1813 WA3TVH Bob PA - Laflin LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1815 NY2JC Jefferson County ARC NY - Watertown LSB 45 56  
40m 7.235 1830 W2RTM NJ Antique Radio Club - Bill NJ - Wall LSB 59 59+ Special Event - IMD
40m 7.235 1833 KB2RSK James NY - Fort Plain LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1834 W3FR Fred MD - Parkton LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1835 N1BAB Barry VT - Manchester Center LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1837 KB2DRI Al NY - Endwell LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1840 KK4WCX Neal PA - Ashville LSB 57 59  
40m 7.235 1842 WD8IIJ Monte OH - Toronto LSB 55 57 Contest - NVIS
40m 7.235 1845 W1WRA Bill NH - Bedford LSB 55 57  
40m 7.235 1847 KD2QAQ Gary NY - Buffalo LSB 54 55  
40m 7.235 1848 KD8YWF Bob WV - Martinsburg LSB 56 56  
40m 7.235 1849 AD2CX Bill NY - Dryden LSB 58 58  
40m 7.235 1850 WA2EJT Joe NY - Endwell LSB 56 59  
40m 7.235 1851 W7LG Mike PA - Lewiston LSB 55 58  
40m 7.235 1853 KF3DJ Ronald PA - Columbus LSB      
40m 7.235 1855 KJ4LWN Robin VA - Manassas LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1856 KE2DN Dave NY - Endicott LSB 55 59  
40m 7.235 1912 N1DCE Dave VT - Essex Jct LSB 58 58  
40m 7.235 1920 K1CPJ Bob CT - Tolland LSB 58 57  
40m 7.235 1921 N8QQN Mike OH - Wadsworth LSB 59 59  
40m 7.235 1924 WA2YLY ?     LSB 58 59  
40m 7.235 1925 KD2NDY John NJ - Toms River LSB 55    
20m 14.260 1358 K9QFL Mark IN - Fountaintown USB 55 59  
20m 14.260 1402 N4TFK ?   FL - Orlando USB 58 58  
20m 14.260 1403 WA4AV Angel FL - Morriston USB 57 58  
20m 14.260 1404 WG4ES Geoge FL - Titusville USB 59+ 59+  
20m 14.260 1406 N4KXO Jay FL - Grand Island USB 54 53  
20m 14.260 1408 KB0VK Jon IA - Muscatine USB 57 57  
20m 14.260 1411 AA4GC Gerald TN - Chatanooga USB 59 59  
20m 14.260 1412 W6HYI Richard CA - Torrance USB 56 59  
20m 14.260 1413 N9WDQ Dennis IL - Moro USB 57 58  
20m 14.260 1414 WB4IWW Dennis AL - Helena USB 59+ 59+  
20m 14.260 1415 WB4KTF Glen TX - Austin USB 56 59  
20m 14.255 1502 N1KSC   FL - Kennedy Space Center USB 59 59+ Special Event
20m 14.250 1509 KM4YW Michael GA - Cumming USB 59 59  
20m 14.240 1519 W0DAA Douglas MO - Union USB 58 59  
20m 14.240 1522 KD2OJQ Jacques SC - Conway USB 59 55  
20m 14.240 1523 WB2QJ Mark TN - Seymour USB 57 59  
20m 14.260 1539 KJ4DMO Steven TN - Mt. Juliet USB 59 59+  
20m 14.260 1540 KD4QMY George GA - Macon USB 59 59  
20m 14.260 1541 AC0DQ Kenneth NE - Blair USB 59 59  
20m 14.260 1541 KC9TND John IN - Carmel USB 59 57  
20m 14.260 1542 W0YJT John KS - Topeka USB 59 59  
20m 15.248 1621 K0EJ Mark TN - Hixson USB 55 59  
20m 14.322 1835 KB4FUW Grover GA - Winston USB 57 57  
20m 14.230 1842 NY4D Lowell GA - Savannah USB 55 55  
20m 14.322 1845 KO4TRA Lowell GA - Blairsville USB 57 57  
20m 14.234 1847 S57DX Slavko SLOVENIA - Vrhnika USB 55 59  
20m 14.333 1855 KK4BXG Kevin TN - Buchanan USB 35 55  
20m 14.300 1910 XN3YNL ?     USB 33 53  
17m 18.118 1416 S57DX Slavko SLOVENIA - Vrhnika USB 59 57  
17m 18.145 1450 EI0MRG Rory IRELAND - Galway USB 59 33 Special Event - IMD
17m 18.150 1510 KG5UFR ?     USB 57 55  
17m 18.150 1519 WA3UKC Lawrence KY - Olmstead USB 55 55  
17m 18.150 1536 KD4URC Rich OK - Lawton USB 55 55  
17m 18.137 1615 OE3DIA Ivan AUSTRIA - Vienna USB 59 44  
17m 18.131 1627 NN4SA Marshall ARC AL - Huntsville USB 57 57  
17m 18.125 1651 AA6AA Steve CA - Los Angeles USB 55 55  
17m 18.128 1755 KC8DQG Frank FL - Homosassa USB 55 57  
17m 18.160 1830 W2IL Will FL - Longboat Key USB 57 57  
17m 18.160 1834 KI5SQL Rich AR - Perryville USB 57 57  
17m 18.160 1840 AA5R Deroy TX - Austin USB 57 57  
17m 18.160 1845 KG5ZQ Larry OK - Tulsa USB 56 57  
17m 18.160 1852 KC0CCR Randy KS - Witchita USB 44 59  
17m 18.160 1855 K4LOX Doug FL - Crestview USB 55 57  
17m 18.160 1904 N4SSG Steve FL - Flagler Beach USB 59 59  
17m 18.160 1925 NK4T Wayne AL - Semmes USB 56 56  
17m 18.123 1939 K8DXX Bill FL - Sebring USB 58 57  
2m 146.265 1853 N3CAR/P Steve   FM      
2m 146.265 1856 AB2HS Ford   FM      
2m 146.265 1859 KB2SIN Bill   FM      
2m 146.265 1903 AA2OJ Tim   FM      
2m 146.265 1923 N2BHD Ed   FM