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Friedrichshafen 2014

From 28 June to 2 July 2014, a few of us where about and about in Europe! I drove to the Ham Radio Friedrichshafen International Exhibition for the second time, this time leaving a few days each side to recover from the long drive. In the first spare day we drove into Italy, stopping in Liechtenstein (to say we had been). Going, we drove over the Alps and returned back via the tunnels through the Alps (as it was dark). Utterly amazing drive! As evidence, I offer the pictures below!

Driving through the Swiss Alps Driving to Italy

Marconi Centre & Lizard Wireless Station

During a family visit to Cornwall in July 2011, I had the opportunity to visit the Lizard Wireless Centre at Lizard, Cornwall and the Marconi Centre at Poldhu, Cornwall. This page just has a few pictures that I thought may be of interest. If you click the pictures, more details will appear about the image; clicking the image again will show the full resolution image. If you would like an image without the copyright notice, contact me – it’s not a problem!

The Lizard Wireless Centre

The first Coastal Path sign mentioning the Lizard Wireless Station.

Commemorative plaque outside the Lizard Wireless Station.

National Trust sign, also outside the wireless site.

View across the bay from the station.

The station (2 huts on left) and lighthouse site (right).

Final part of the footpath leading to the station.

Also near buy, the Lloyds Signal Station, used by Lloyds Insurance to keep track of ships.

The open sign and view out to see.

The (original) workshops as used by Marconi. Antennas located out of shot to right.

Inside the workshop, the Marconi station. Some parts are replicas, some original.

The Wireless Station’s QSL Card for their Amateur Radio Station, GB2LD.

The view from the workshop window.

My car, parked where sections of the World-War 2 Chain Home Radar were sited.

The Marconi Centre (Poldhu)

The start of the footpath leading to the Marconi Centre.

The outside of the Marconi Centre.

Sign explaining the view of the radio field.

Foundations of transmitter house, used for first Atlantic communications by Marconi (designed by A. Flemming).

One of the Marconi Centre’s modern Amateur Radio Stations (available for use by Radio Hams).

Chris, G8OCV works PSK31 from the Marconi Centre

A Morse key produced by Marconi’s Wireless Telegraphy Company Ltd.

Monument to Marconi standing in the old antenna field outside the Marconi Centre.

These images show the 4 plaques on the sides of the monument. Click an image to enlarge.


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