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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. The most recent event was held on Saturday 27 April 2019.

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


Photos from 2018 and log from 2019 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.

2019 Log

Time (Z) Freq (MHz) Callsign Name QTH Mode RX TX Notes
1402 7.190 KE8JNQ Emerio Dayton, OH LSB 59 48  
1410 7.190 KE4RUN Hargrove Coats, NC LSB 59 59  
1440 7.230 KR8T Rick Alto, MI LSB 59 59  
1455 14.192 ON4UN John Merelbeke, BELGIUM USB 58 58  
1540 18.135 TI2CC Carlos COSTA RICA USB 58 57  
1544 7.260 VE2GT Pierre Sorel-Tracy, QC, CANADA LSB 57 59  
1546 7.260 WA1WCC Harry West Chatham, MA LSB 58 57 WCC ARC
1548 7.260 KD8EDN Paul West Liberty, KY LSB 57 57  
1550 7.260 W8OMI Jean Jumping Branch, WV LSB 49 59  
1553 7.260 KB8KMD?   OH LSB 56 59  
1611 14.240 N1KSC Kevin Kennedy Space Center, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1615 14.251 WD5F Fred North Port, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1617 14.255 KM4ZQE Carlos Reddick, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1620 14.258 W4E contest station McDavid, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1625 14.265 K2ADA Andrew Anthony, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1626 14.287 N4DY Richard Beverly Hills, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1628 14.289 W4B contest station Hawthorne, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1634 14.213 W4TA contest station St. Petersburg, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1640 7.269 W4HZL? Jason VA LSB 57 59  
1645 7.272 AJ4FW Rick Wirtz, VA LSB 58 56  
1647 14.239 NN4TT David Apopka, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1703 14.246 W4H contest station Apopka, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1710 14.270 W4MLB contest station Melbourne, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1717 14.160 KF4ZZY Max Winston, GA USB 58 42  
1721 14.259 W2PH Ed Palm Bay, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party
1723 14.285 K2WLS Dawn Riverview, FL USB 59 59 Florida QSO Party