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The First Transatlantic Radio Signal

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Acknowledged as the father of radio, Guglielmo Marconi successfully transmitted the first transatlantic radio signal on December 12, 1901. The signal was a letter S sent in Morse code using a spark transmitter located at Poldhu in Cornwall England and was received by Marconi himself at Signal Hill, St. Johnís in Newfoundland.

The achievement lead to the wide use of the technology for ship to shore communications and opened the airwaves for long distance communications.

Posted:  2001-12-14  7:27:06 PM

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