Video courtesy Art Donahue, W1AWX. See also: Invitation to Meet and Greet Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi, May 31, 2018 and Commemorative Marconi Radio Contact with Newfoundland Planned, May 31, 2018Read More
Looking for a great field trip for your family or radio club? The New England Wireless and Steam Museum in East Greenwich, Rhode Island will be open three Saturday mornings this summer from 9 AM til 12 noon, according to its website. The museum bills itself as “an electrical and mechanical …Read More
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 …Read More
The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series will feature, “History of Marconi Innovation on Cape Cod and in Italy” on May 31, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Monomoy Regional Middle School Auditorium, 425 Crowell Road, Chatham. The evening will feature four presenters along with special guest …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
The WCC Amateur Radio Association will commemorate Maritime Day with a special event operation. WA1WCC will be operating on the bands April 14-15, 2018, staffed by former WCC and Coast Guard operators working from the Chatham Radio / WCC Operating Building. See https://www.qrz.com/db/wa1wcc#mrd2018 for additional information.Read More
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!]
Cape Cod Marconi Radio Club writes:
Cape Cod National Seashore is hosting two Amateur Radio events in April.
Titanic Memorial Event (W1MGY), Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15. (email email@example.com for more info about operating)
International Marconi Day (KM1CC), Saturday, April 22
Details are in the attached press release. Hope to meet you on-the-air or in person. Frequencies for International Marconi Day will be posted on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/KM1CC/ and look for us on http://www.dxsummit.fi/Read More
Barbara Dougan, NN1NS writes:
KM1CC will have a special guest operator on June 20, Princess Elettra Marconi. Two contacts have been scheduled on 7.150 +- SSB on June 20 about 2:30-2:45 PM ET or 1830-1845 UTC. The scheduled contacts are with the World Radiosport 2014 Chairman, using WR1TC, and WA2GM. WA2GM is located at Marconi’s Wall, New Jersey station. Sorry, its listening only due to the short amount of time in the Princess’ schedule. We may be delayed, but the above is the plan.
Want to know more about Princess Marconi’s visit: www.marconi2014.com.
Barbara Dougan, N1NS, KM1CC trustee
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 http://www.dxsummit.fi/ 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
Licensed General, Advanced, and Extra class operators needed to operate at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, Chatham MA
Sign up for operating times in blocks of 2 hours, you can sign up for more than one block. As of January 11, 2012 we need:
CW operators 24 hours/day between April 12 at 8 AM April -15 at 4 PM
Voice operators at night Thu-Sat April 12-evening of April 14
Voice operators daytime on Saturday and Sunday April 14/15
PSK 24 hrs day April 12 8 am-April 15 at 4 PM
email Barbara Dougan, N1NS/KM1CC trustee, firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Cell or home phone number:
Please indicate whether you want to operate CW, Phone, or Digital-PSK along with your preferred operating times.
The 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 http://ema.arrl.org/local/km1cc_2011_announcement.pdf.Read More
On April 25, 2009 the Cape Cod National Seashore will have a full day of special old and new “communication” activities and programs to celebrate both International Marconi Day and National Junior Ranger Day. The event is free. A free shuttle bus will run between the sites in Eastham from 9:30 AM- 2 PM.
In celebration of International Marconi Day, the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club, KM1CC, will operate from the Coast Guard Station, Eastham from 9 AM-4 PM. This is a global event, radio operators from around the world will make contact with KM1CC to honor the birthday of the “Wizard of Wireless,” Guglielmo Marconi, on his birth date, April 25, 1874. Morse code or continuous wave (CW), and voice operations will be used.
KM1CC Operating Plan for International Marconi Day, April 25, 2009 UTC
CW and Phone on the following bands (General and Extra Class allocations):
17M 18.160 SSB 18.080 CW 40M 7.130-7.260 SSB 7.035 CW
20M 14.260 SSB 14.035 CW 80M 3.660-3.860 SSB 3.535 CW
From 10 AM-1 PM, to expand the celebration of communication history on Cape Cod beyond Marconi, additional park sites in Eastham and the Marconi Station Site, Wellfleet that relate to communication history will be open. Eastham sites include: Nauset Lighthouse, Three Sisters Lighthouses, and the French Cable Hut at Nauset Light Beach. Kids can participate in a variety of activities at each site as part of a Kids’ Signal Jam: Talking and Texting with Wires and Without.” Activities will include: keys to practice sending Morse Code messages, walkie-talkies, rescue with signals, lighthouse flashing activities, signal flags, and testing wired equipment related to the early French Cable that sent telegraph messages from the Eastham and Orleans area to France for 80 years, 1879-1959.
At 2 PM at the Salt Pond Visitor Center, NASA space educator Rick Varner will revisit the recent space communications advances and offer speculation on visions for the future. Recently, NASA announced successful tests of software and satellite hardware that could essentially create an interplanetary internet. Such a communication network will open the gateway to the development of more complex missions and reliable communications for astronauts living and working upon the surface of the moon.Read More
K1WCC, K2LP, KB1GSO and the KM1CC Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club will operate special event station W1P on November 28, 2008 commemorating the sinking of the Steamship Portland.
November 27, 1898 was New England’s “Night to Remember”, the day on which almost 200 souls lost their lives aboard the steamship Portland when she foundered off Cape Cod during the great gale which bears her name. She has often been called “New England’s Titanic” for the magnitude her loss had on local communities, especially her namesake city.
According to Henry Brown, K1WCC, “Since 2005, hams from the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club have commemorated the day with a Special Event Station set up overlooking Cape Cod Bay. This year, on Friday, November 28th, Highland Light in Truro will be the location of the commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the tragedy. Two HF stations (CW and SSB) will be in operation from 9 AM local time to about 4 PM at the lighthouse, and tours will be conducted of the museum and lighthouse. Special Event callsign is W1P, with QSLs to K1WCC. We will also be activating Highland Light, USA-110, for those who collect lighthouse numbers.”
Operations are expected on the following frequencies:
CW: 7.030, 14.030 and 18.070
SSB 7.260, 14.260, 18.160
Adds Brown, “Combine a visit to the beautiful Outer Cape with a lighthouse tour and possibly some guest operating. Bring your portable HF rig and work us from the parking lot or beach.”
–Thanks, K1WCCRead More
Barbara 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
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 siteRead More
Attention Radio Operators – Cape Cod National Seashore to Participate in International Marconi Day April 28th
Date: March 19, 2007
Contact: Barbara Dougan, (508) 255 – 3421 x16
International Marconi Day – April 28, 2007 UTC
FCC licensed radio operators are invited to operate with KM1CC at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham to celebrate International Marconi Day. International Marconi Day honors the birthday of the “Wizard of Wireless,” Guglielmo Marconi, on the Saturday closest to his birth date, April 25, 1874. Operators are needed from Friday April 27 at 8 PM (EDT) through Saturday April 28 6 PM (EDT).
The public is invited to observe operations at the visitor center from 9 AM to 4 PM. Between 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM (EDT) weather permitting, KM1CC will use a kite antenna at the Marconi Site in South Wellfleet to operate on 20 Meters, a HF frequency.
For more information contact Barbara Dougan, KB1GSO. Barbara_Dougan@nps.gov . For park information, and maps visit: http://www.nps.gov/caco.
CW and voice operations: 17 Meters, 20 Meters, 40 Meters, and 80 Meters.
17M 18.160 SSB 18.080 CW
20M 14.260 SSB 14.030 CW
40M 7.260 SSB 7.030 CW
80M 3.860 SSB 3.530 CW
Note that there is a change in location this year-operations will be from the Salt Pond Visitor\’s Center on Route 6 in Eastham, not from the usual Coast Guard Building location.Read More
International Marconi Day
April 22, 2006 UTC
FCC licensed radio operators are invited to operate with KM1CC at the Coast Guard Station, Coast Guard Beach, Eastham to celebrate International Marconi Day. International Marconi Day honors the birthday of the “Wizard of Wireless,” Guglielmo Marconi, on the Saturday closest to his birth date, April 25, 1874. The public is invited to observe operations from10 am- 3 pm; operators are needed from Friday April 21 at 8 pm ET through Saturday April 22 8 pm ET. For more information contact Barbara Dougan, KB1GSO at Barbara_Dougan@nps.gov . For park information, and maps visit: http://www.nps.gov/caco.
CW and voice operations: local 2 Meter repeaters, 17 Meter, 20 Meter, 40 Meters, and 80 Meters.
17M 18.160 SSB 18.080 CW
20M 14.260 SSB 14.035 CW
40M 7.260 SSB 7.035 CW
80M 3.860 SSB 3.535 CW
Marconi’s South Wellfleet Station site is located in Cape Cod National Seashore and is open to the public. The station was built on a coastal bluff in 1901. Due to erosion, little remains of the original site. However, a model and a few remnants of the tower bases can still be seen.
Cape Cod National Seashore has a free Marconi: Beyond the Horizon lesson plan on its website: http://www.nps.gov/caco/education/lessonplans.html. This lesson plan includes activities that meet Massachusetts’ history, physical science, and technology/engineering learning standards.
For more information about historic Marconi Stations around the world and International Marconi Day visit: http://www.gb4imd.co.uk/.Read More
Members of the Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club (KM1CC) will operate special event station W1P commemorating the 107th anniversary of the sinking of the Steamship Portland on November 25, 2005 from 1400 until 2200 UTC. Look for W1P on the following frequencies (Mhz): 7.050, 14.050, 7.260, 14.260.
The station will be located in the Province Lands Visitor’s Center, in Provincetown, MA. The operation is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the National Park Service. Visitors are welcome.
Stations who contact W1P may QSL with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club KM1CC
Cape Cod National Seashore
99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667
While on a regularly scheduled overnight trip from Boston to her namesake city, in Maine, the Portland sank in the waters between Cape Ann and Cape Cod during a fierce November northeaster. Over 190 people lost their lives in the greatest tragedy of the storm, which came to be known as the Portland Gale. Debris from the Portland washed up on Cape Cod beaches, and some items may still be found in local homes and museums. Today, the shipwreck lies within the boundary of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.
For further information, contact Henry Brown, K1WCC at 508-540-0753 or email email@example.com.Read More
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Read More