If you are a member of one of the Official IMD Station groups have you yet registered your participation in the 2014 IMD on April 26th 2014? If not, please ask your representative to complete the contact form immediately below this text. Please confirm as soon as possible please.
Please confirm as soon as possible using this method. If you are a group wishing to become an officially recognised award station for the first time please indicate this and provide details of the Marconi connection to be celebrated. Enter - Confirmation for IMD 2014 - as the subject please.
2014 will see the 27th International Marconi Day event take place. Who could have thought that a chance remark made in my shack in 1986 would have led to such a long running series of very special days with so many operators and Clubs taking the trouble to set up and run stations for the 24 hours of the event each year.
At its peak we had around 60 stations participating with at one time 12 call-signs in the Sao Paolo area alone.
We have over the period had participants around England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland plus France, The Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Germany, Portugal, The USA, Canada, S.America, Australia and in the past S.Africa.
For 2014 the date of the event is
26th April 2014
from 0000 to 2359 UTC on the day
To be kept up to date with developments please register on this site (top of the right hand side-bar)and you will receive an E.Mail each time an update is made. If you have an amateur radio call please use this as your user ID when registering as this helps to isolate potential trouble makers registering on the site for disruptive purposes. Please see the appropriate page for the regularly updated list of the
Please forgive us if the list contains some mis information but we can only show stations as confirmed when they have contacted us with that information and not all of them are good with the administration side of the event.
Norman Pascoe – G4USB
President of the Cornish Radio Amateur Club & Co-Founder of the International Marconi Day
What is International Marconi Day?
International Marconi Day (IMD) is a 24-hour amateur radio event held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo Marconi on the 25th April 1874. The IMD event is not a contest: it is an opportunity for amateurs around the world to make point-to-point contact with historic Marconi sites using HF communications techniques similar to those used by Marconi, and to gain an attractive Award for achieving the requisite number of Marconi stations worked (see IMD Award ).
IMD is held on a Saturday close to Marconi’s birthday, when amateur radio stations are established,around the world, operating from locations celebrating the original historic sites. These stations are known as the ‘Award Stations’ and are listed on this Web Site. The list is regularly updated close to the event as the various stations confirm their availability to operate.
Communications techniques have changed significantly since the days of Marconi’s first experiments, and today, the Internet has become the most widely used of all communications media. However, the spirit of IMD remains basically that of making point-to-point contact between two stations using only the HF bands. The organising Committee of IMD has therefore decided that the use of the Internet to communicate between stations eg using the Internet Relay Linking Project (IRLP) or Echolink will not count towards the Award.
A fair number of Station Histories have now been compiled, and we would like to hear from other authorised Award Stations with any interesting details of their particular Marconi Site and, if possible, any original/early photographs. You will see that we have quite a lot, but we would like to build up good profiles of all of you.
If there are other stations out there who have direct historical connections with the great man himself (ie Guglielmo Marconi) and who would like to be added to the list of “Award Stations”, let the webmaster know ; We are sure that there are many more of you who could qualify. But, please remember, to be recognised as an ‘Award Station’, you must show that the location to be represented has a DIRECT historical connection with Marconi and his operations during his lifetime. Whether or not you do qualify, please join us on 26th April 2014 and work as many of us as you can within the 24 hour period !!
Visit this site regularly for more details as they are updated, please help to spread the word about this website, the only OFFICIAL site for International Marconi Day
Cornish Radio Amateur Club
G4CRC / GX4CRC /GB4IMD
We ask all Co-ordinators from the participating stations to register via this site as soon as possible to confirm their participarion in April 2013. We also welcome submission of photograph and station histories ow articles about your IMD experiences for inclusion within the Station Histories section to give visitors to the site as much information as possible.
Stations with a historical connection to Guglielmo Marconi who wish to register as Award Stations for the first time are asked to contact us via the contact us system below as soon as possible, giving details of their connection to G. Marconi between 1896 and 1937.
The Cornish Radio Amateur Club (CRAC) would be most grateful if those stations already registered as Award Stations could confirm to us using the contact us system at the beginning of this page in good time advising us whether they will be taking part in the next IMD event
The following contact form is for aking general questions about the event.
To register as a NEW or to confirm as an EXISTING IMD Station please send message to Norman G4USB, CRAC President and IMD Co-ordinator. For award queries please select Ken G0FIC as message recipient.
Please complete as fully as possible and ensure full details have been included within your message text
In the early years of the last century Mr Marconi carried out his experiments at Poldhu with the famous contact across the Atlantic taking place on 12th December 1901. In April 1923, Guglielmo Marconi spent some 10 days aboard his yacht Elettra in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall. During that time he operated from the yacht,travelled overland to his Poldhu station and entertained the local civic dignitaries aboard the Elettra, and demonstrated his equipment to them. The Cornish Radio Amateur Club station represents his Poldhu operations and other activities carried out locally