Welcome to the official Web Site of VE1VAS / VA1VAS - Sydney Amateur Radio Club's MARCONI callsign
VE1VAS   /   VA1VAS
MARCONI National Historic Site Callsign
This card shows the Marconi National Historic Site, located in Glace Bay,
NS, and owned by Parks Canada.
The amateur radio station is operated by:
The Sydney Amateur Radio Club.
You can visit the Marconi National Historic Site HERE
Telephone:     (VE1DM, Bill) (902) 562-5898
PO Box 34
Sydney NS   B1P 6G9
Sydney Amateur Radio Club Website: http://qsl.net/ve1cr
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New Members Always Welcome!
Dues are only $20 per year for full membership (licensed amateur)
or associate membership (individual interested in amateur radio), and $10 for
Donations of equipment or money are always appreciated.
Please come visit us on Saturday Mornings at the club at
11 St. Bridget St., Sydney, NS.
MARCONI SPECIAL EVENT DEC. 15
THE110 th ANNIVERSARY OF MARCONI'S FIRST WEST TO EAST RADIO TRANSMISSION WAS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012. THERE WAS CONTACT MADE WITH A SPECIAL EVENT STATION CALLSIGN II1M IN ROME, ITALY. VO1AAA IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND GB2GM IN POLDHU ALSO PARTICIPATED. WE MADE CONTACT FROM SARC IN SYDNEY BEGINNING AT 10:00 AM (1400 Z) on 14.150 MHz ON THAT DATE. A GOOD CONTINGENT OF SARC MEMBERS WERE PRESENT PAUL, VE1DPG, PROVIDED CONTACT INFORMATION...
Note: Special event station II1M was on the air for contacts on Dec. 14, 15 and 16 on HF bands with cw or ssb, with brief suspension of contacts for Princess Electra's message on 14.150 MHz ssb at 1400Z on Saturday.
14/12/2012: ITALY - MARCONI 110TH CELEBRATION - II1M -
Special callsign II1M was used by ARI Chivasso (IQ1GJ) on 14 - 16 December 2012 to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the first radio message to cross the Atlantic from North America. QSL via IQ1GJ, bureau preferred. [425 DX News]
Paul VE1DPG, and Mike, VE1CYO manning the VE1VAS station and making contact with II1M and GB2GM (Poldhu) on Saturday, December 15.
For more information on II1M, (special event callsign for 110th anniversary of Marconi transmissions)
see the II1M listing on DX Zone.
Also see the II1M listing on QRZ.Com.
Follow II1M DX spots HERE.
G. Marconi sent the first West to East message from a new station at Table Head, Glace Bay to Poldhu, Cornwall, England on 15 December, 1902.
GREAT HISTORIC INFORMATION on Marconi's 1901 and 1902 Historic Transmissions
The Sydney Amateur Radio Club also operates using callsigns VE1VAS and VA1VAS at the Marconi Historic Site in Glace Bay, and in conjunction with Marconi commemorative events.
See VE1VAS listing on QRZ.COM.
Taking down of Yagi - Sept 12, 2012 .
Why not visit the Marconi National Historic Site
On 15 December, 1902, Marconi sent the first West to East message from a new station at Table Head, Glace Bay to Poldhu, Cornwall, England.
HISTORIC INFORMATION on Marconi himself: Guglielmo Marconi
Marconi residence Parks Canada historic site designation
"Marconi's Three Transatlantic Radio Stations In Cape Breton"
-by Henry M. Bradford
Read before the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society,
31 January, 1996.
(Reproduced with permission:
Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, 1998.)
Kerry Amateur Radio Group and Marconi's BALLYBUNION station
Poldhu Amateur Radio Club
SARC members at Marconi's former residence, Marconi Towers, Tower Road, Glace Bay -
October 17, 2007. 20 M Yagi was used for contacting Clifden, Ireland.
Juergen Gerpott, DL8HCI, is shown demonstrating Morse Code on a straight key.
Video of Juergen, DL8HCI sending Morse Code, July 12, 2018.
Shown (below) just after making contact with DG7LAL, Rainer, in Germany are:
Capt. Joe Glenn (Key West, FL), Enos, VE1YR, Mrs. Glenn, Neal (Parks Canada), Robert, VA1BOB,
at Marconi N. H. S., Sunday, July 13, 2014.
Lindsay and Kody at VE1VAS, August 6, 2016.
Stefan makes contact in German with Gunther (VA3GA) of Toronto on 14.148 MHz 20M SSB.
Monday, August 29, 2016.
Both are from from Munich, Germany.
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