KM1CC to Commemorate Marconi’s First Transatlantic Wireless Transmission

The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club will conduct a special events operation on January 18-19, 2020, to commemorate Guglielmo Marconi’s First Wireless Transmission from the United States to the United Kingdom.    KM1CC will operate voice on the 80, 40, and 20-meter amateur bands from a KM1CC member’s QTH near the original Marconi transmitting site in Wellfleet, grid square FN51av. Additionally, they will operate a second station at the National Park Service grounds in Wellfleet. A VHF/UHF mobile trailer station will operate 6 meters, 2 meters, 70 cm and possibly, 220 MHz with CW, FT8 and some SSB modes. All …

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KM1CC Marconi Birthday Special Event Operation, April 26-27, 2019

Bill Kretschmer, N2KNL, writes on Facebook: Hello fellow KM1CC friends: We are seven weeks away from the next Marconi radio event celebrating Guglielmo Marconi’s birthday, April 25, 1874. The event will be held at the Cape Cod National Seashore, Coast Guard Station, Eastham, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Visiting hours are 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Operating hours are Sat. 0000 UTC thru 2359 UTC. (8:00 PM Friday until 8:00 PM Saturday). Proposed Operating Frequencies are. 80M …3.660-3.860 SSB / 3.535 CW 40M …7.130-7.260 SSB / 7.035 CW 30M …10.110 CW 20M …14.260 SSB / 14.035 CW 17M …18.160 SSB …

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KM1CC QRV for Marconi’s First Transatlantic Wireless Message Anniversary, January 18-19, 2019

Bill Kretschmer, N2KNL, writes: On January 18, 1903, young inventor Guglielmo Marconi made communication history by sending the first public transatlantic wireless message from his station on the South Wellfleet bluffs to Poldhu, Great Britain. The KM1CC Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club operators will talk to hams around the world on January 18-19, 2019 beginning at 1000 Eastern Time (1500 GMT). Instead of operating at the Coast Guard Station in Eastham this month, we will operate from Russ Apgar’s home, K1RTA, in Wellfleet, MA, at 285 Old Wharf Road off U.S. Route 6 across the street from the original Marconi Site. …

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KM1CC QRV For International Marconi Day, April 21, 2018

KM1CC will be on the air for International Marconi Day (IMD), April 21 0000 UTC-2359 UTC. IMD celebrates the role Guglielmo Marconi played in the invention of radio and is a 24-hour Amateur Radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Marconi  April 25, 1874. The event is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi’s birthday. KM1CC represents Marconi ‘s1901 Wireless Station, South Wellfleet,  located in Cape Cod National Seashore, a unit of the US National Park Service.   Proposed Frequency plan +- 15 M       21.360 SSB                    …

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KM1CC FN51 Grid Square Operation, Jan. 18-19, 2018

Coast Guard Beach, Eastham, MA The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club station, KM1CC will be activated from rare grid square FN51 on Cape Cod National Seashore on Jan. 18-19, 2018.

K1RV reports that he, N1NS, N1DC, N1VH and K1WCC along with others will be QRV on all of the HF bands using CW and SSB. Logs will be uploaded to Logbook Of The World. The operation will coincide with ARRL’s 2018 International Grid Square Chase.

KM1CC’s temporary location for the operation will be the Coast Guard Building on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. Coast Guard Beach is often cited by “Dr. Beach” as one of the ten best beaches in the the USA. The station was built in 1936 for the US Coast Guard. It was used for shipwreck rescues- small boats were launched from the beach until helicopter rescues became the norm. The building’s ownership was transferred from the US Coast Guard to the National Park Service in the early 1950’s. It served as the first headquarters for Cape Cod National Seashore. It is now used as an education center.

–Thanks, “Pi” K1RV

[see also: Announcing: The ARRL International Grid Chase!]



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KM1CC Marconi 110th Anniversary of First Transatlantic Message

Marconi Station Shelter

Barbara Dougan, N1NS writes:

Please make a QSO with KM1CC to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the first wireless Transatlantic message sent from the USA to Europe on January 18, 1903. This message was from President Theodore Roosevelt to King Edward VII; it was transmitted in International Morse code by Marconi from his Wireless Station in Wellfleet- now part of Cape Cod National Seashore. KM1CC will operate from the former Coast Guard Station, Eastham, MA-USA FN 51, Barnstable County.

When: Thursday, January 17 about 1800 EST through Sunday, January 19, 2013 1500 EST

Conditions and bands permitting find us +-10 kHz

17M 18.080 CW 18.160 SSB 20M 14.030 CW 14.260 SSB 40M 7.030 CW 7.130, 17.260 SSB 80M 3.530 CW 3.660, 3.860 SSB

We will post frequencies on We plan to operate mostly CW, but will switch to SSB now and then.

Please view KM1CC’s Facebook page for more information and photographs.

Barbara Dougan, N1NS, KM1CC trustee

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KM1CC Trans-Atlantic Anniversary Operation, 1/17-1/18

KM1CC QSL cardThe Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club invites interested amateurs to operate the KM1CC station on January 17-18, 2011 during the anniversary of Marconi’s first trans-Atlantic transmission from the USA to Europe.

The station is located at the Coast Guard Station on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham. Planned hours of operation are 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM on both dates. If there is interest, the station may also be operational the evening of January 17.

According to station trustee Barbara Dougan, N1NS, two HF stations will be set up — one for CW, the other for phone. Operations will be conducted on 17, 20, 40, 75 and 80 meters.

“There is a need for phone operators anytime of the day, and CW operators late afternoon and the evening of Monday, January 17,” she adds.

For full details, see

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International Marconi Day/KM1CC Operation, 4/26/08

KM1CC QSL cardBarbara Dougan, KB1GSO writes:

International Marconi Day starts on Saturday, April 26, 0000 UTC this year. That means KM1CC will start operating Friday night April 25 at 20:00 EDST and go thru early evening on Sat. April 26. You can always operate longer on April 26/27 if you want. It will be at the Coast Guard Station, Eastham.

Let me know if you want me to save you a bunk bed so you can spend Friday and/or Sat night. Operating on 80 meters is fun early in the morning! I am planning to provide a “Marconi Pasta Feast” on Saturday night.

Our operation will be open to the public from 9 am-4 pm, so we will need to take turns acting as amateur radio ambassadors to all ages.

Let me know if you have other ideas and if you will participate.

Barbara Dougan, KB1GSO/KM1CC trustee

Education Specialist
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: 508-255-3421 x 16
Fax : 508-240-3291

–Thanks, Falmouth ARA web site

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KM1CC To Participate In International Marconi Day

KM1CC QSL cardThe Marconi Cape Cod Memorial Radio Club, KM1CC, will operate in the International Marconi Day festivities on April 23, 2005 from 0001 until 2359 UTC. (See also “W1AA/MSC QRV For Int’l Marconi Day, April 23, 2005”)

Barbara Dougan, KB1GSO, a National Park Service employee and the club’s QSL Manager, will activate KM1CC. She needs additional operators, according to Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV.

Doherty encourages interested parties to email Barbara at and notify her of times and availability. “There are bunks to sleep over Friday night,” writes Doherty. “Bring your own sleeping bag and chow.”

Dougan has two complete stations set up. She needs both CW and phone operators for the event.

The station is situated at the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore, on the former site of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts.

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KM1CC Publicity on WBZ-TV!

W1AA logoK1VV writes:

Boston WBZ TV 4 was at the Marconi 100th Anniversary special event station KM1CC filming video on Weds ….

TV 4 News Reporter Ron Sanders from TV 4 did a couple of interviews …

He said it will be aired on Friday the 17th …Evening news between 5:00 and 6:30 PM .. and possibly on the Saturday news also ……

Bob Doherty K1VV
Marconi Radio Club W1AA

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January 2020 Section News

January 2020: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++       Welcome to the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section newsletter. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To see all the monthly section news, which is updated regularly, visit <>. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP FRONT LOCAL AMATEURS FEATURED ON WBZ LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW Three Eastern Massachusetts amateurs appeared January 13, 2020, on Bradley Jay’s “Jay Talking” on WBZ-AM (1030 kHz) to discuss Amateur Radio. Jim Idelson, K1IR, Bruce Tinkler, N9JBT, and Marty Sullaway, NN1C, described the hobby, history, types of equipment, DXing, radiosport, and how to obtain a license. They also described their own experiences getting started in …

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Cape Cod National Seashore Says Goodbye to Education Specialist Barbara Dougan, N1NS

From the Cape Cod National Seashore Facebook page:   Today we said “Happy Trails!” to one of the seashore’s longest-tenured employees, Education Specialist Barbara Dougan, who retired today. Barbara began working here in the 1970s, wearing many hats over the years…naturalist, interpreter, event coordinator, ham radio operator, public information officer for the national wildland fire program, in addition to decades of work as our education specialist. Under Barbara’s direction, and in collaboration with local educators, the seashore’s education program has been a model for aligning state and national learning standards with park resources. Over the course of their school careers, …

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March 2019 Section News

March 2019: EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS (EMA) SECTION NEWS +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++       Welcome to the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section newsletter. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ To see the complete monthly section news, which is updated regularly, visit <>.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ UP FRONT +++ ARRL NEW ENGLAND DIVISION CONVENTION, SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2019: NEW BRANDING, BUT THE SAME GREAT SHOW The 2019 ARRL New England Division Convention (now branded as “Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro”) web site is now live, at Don’t worry, though, the old “” address still works, too.   Sign-ups for speakers and volunteers are now available, as are applications for commercial, non-profit, and club vendor tables. …

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Commemorative Marconi Radio Contact with Newfoundland Planned, May 31, 2018

CORRECTION:   Barbara Dugan, N1NS writes on May 29, 2018:   Contact is scheduled for 1145 local BOSTON time which is 1545 UTC time. Sorry for my mistake. My iphone was giving me London time- wrong setting, needed UTC time. London is UTC plus 1. A two-way amateur radio contact with the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) VO1AA in St. Johns, Canada is planned during the  upcoming visit of Princess Elettra Marconi to station KM1CC and the Cape Cod National Seashore on May 31, 2018.  [See: Invitation to Meet and Greet Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, May 31, 2018]. “Signal …

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Invitation to Meet and Greet Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, May 31, 2018

​Barbara Dougan, N1NS writes: Hello amateur radio operators and friends, On May 31, 2018 at 10 am, you are invited to a meet and greet with Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi at Cape Cod National Seashore.  The plan is to arrive about 10 am and gather to stand along the entrance walkway when the Princess arrives about 10:30 am (or indoors if the weather is bad). Location: Cape Cod National Seashore’s Headquarters Building 99 Marconi Site Rd, Wellfleet, MA  02667 Princess Marconi is now 86 years young, this may be one of her last visits to Cape Cod National Seashore.  I hope you will join us in welcoming …

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