Whitey K1VV W1AA Marconi Radio Club
great video on Elettra produced by MIT. Scroll to end, on “Marconi Legacy”: Other info on the page is also interesting.
The following list has been identified as Groups operational during the IMD event on April 26th who DID NOT register with us to be included in the list of stations.
I would ask please for contact from someone operating these stations to be able to rectify the situation and get things in order for the 2015 event.
It is very unfair of those working the award to have such unofficial stations operational.
I believe at least two of these have operated in past years but not in 2013.
Registration is easy and free and confirmation is requested each year.
Co-ordination of the event
Norman – G4USB
Norman – G4USB
Site set up 25th April
Main – Ken G0FIC
Additional – G4USB, G7VOH, M0IAF, G3LAI(absent on day)
Ken – G0FIC & John G7FLI
In spirit only
Our dear friend Charlie who passed away earlier this month G0HGD
If I missed anyone please let me know and your name will be added.
A big thank you to everyone of the helpers at pir station and at every other
IMD group as, without you, the event would never happen.
Here in the UK the weather took a sharp turn for the worse during the hours leading up to the event start and continued throughout the day to the close. At GB4IMD the wind started to get up in the late afternoon and by the evening was a full gale.
Rain was fairly constant with heavy squally periods thrown in when the wind was gusting to in excess of 50mph here in Cornwall.
GB4MBP on the Lizard had to abandon their operation before they even started as their mast was in a dangerous condition due to the high winds ion their cliff top location at Bass Point. Safety had to be considered and once the mast was downed successfully the operators were soaked to the skin and unable to continue.
I have had unconfirmed reports that tent and equipment disasters had also occurred at Towyn in Wales and at Brean Down but this has not been confirmed.
It would be great to receive a short report from any participating group as, after all, it is the disasters that make the day memorable.
So get e.mailing chaps it will make the site even more interesting.
My report will follow shortly.
IK8PLX – Caserta, Italy
KM4AFS – W.Palm Beach, Florida
Here we go! IMD 2014 will start at 0000 in about 12 and 1/2 hours from now and it looks like a good turn out of official stations for the award hunters to seek out on air.
We ahev kept the number of required contacts at 15 to be fair to all cforners of the world as, depending on propagation even that can be a difficult task when pile ups have to be broken to get the contact.
I will shortly be making my way to the operating site to set up the antennas and get the station checked out before the off. The plan is to run 3 transceivers on 3 bands at once as long as interaction can be minimised of course.
Hope to work many of you over the course of the event which from our point of view is marred this year by the recent passing of Charlie G0HGD who was lookong forward to operating again this year in our 27th event.
I can’t promise to update the site further should late advices be received from the Stations taking part but, rest assured, if they appear in the list but still shown as bl;ack and do oerate they will still be counted for award purposes.
Have a great day, enjoy the radio and spread friendship though the event which is NOT A CONTEST.
Be sure to have a look at the forum I have set up (see sidebar) and engage in discussion with other IMD enthusiasts. Send me an e.mail to let us know your IMD experiences and pass on your anecdotes as something always tends to happen at such events that make them memorable. I would like to see more interaction on the site and some fresh photographs too.
73, 88 if applicable enjoy the forthcoming mayhem!
Norman – G4USB and the Cornish Radio Amateur Club team at IMD 2014
Co-fouinder of IMD
To ALL ……
International Marconi Day April 26 2014 … if you like to collect rare and historically
Click here … http://www.qrz.com/db/W1AA/ref/1398353060
60 stations World Wide will be taking part. http://g4usb.net/IMD/award-stations/
Watch the DX Summit for spots .. http://www.dxsummit.fi/DxSpots.aspx
We plan to start on 40 CW on Friday evening ….
73 Whitey K1VV
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