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International Marconi Day

23rd April 2018, Malin Head

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The Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club they will be taking part in the International Marconi Day. A Radio station will be set up at Malin Head.

Carndonagh Radio Club

© Image courtesy of Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club

Malin Head is Ireland’s most northerly point has had a long history of communication with ships. In 1805, Lloyds built a signal tower at a point now called Banba’s Crown. The building still stands, though now in a ruined condition. Today there is a viewing area and visitors car park next to this historic site. Semaphore and a telescope were the methods used to communicate with ships and to the island of Inishtrahull, some six miles away where another Lloyds signal station was erected on the western end of the island.

The Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club will be operating radio transmitters from Malin Head during the International Marconi Day in April using the club call Sign EI0CAR. They will be communicating with other licenced Radio Amateurs worldwide from this historic site.

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