Marconi Clifden Celebrations
On the 17th of October 1907 Guglielmo Marconi sent his first commercial message from the, then new, station at Clifden, Ireland.
This October, in celebration of this historic event, members of the Galway Radio Experimenters Club will be running a special event station from Saturday 13th to Wednesday 17th from Clifden.
The club has been issued the call sign EI100MFT for the event, MFT being the last call sign used on the original station.
On the Wednesday they will be making a special linkup with the Marconi sister station in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Part of this linkup will be an exchange of greetings between President Mary McAleese and Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia the Honourable Mayann E. Francis.
The group will also be honoured to have Princess Electra Marconi present as she is coming to Clifden for the festival along with an Exhibit from the Marconi Foundation in Bologna. The Galway Radio Experimenters Club will also be presenting a display of vintage equipment. More details on the festival can be found at
Visitors to the station are more than welcome and if you would like to participate this can also be arranged. For further information please contact Enda Broderick (II2II) on 086-8676410 or email: enda dot Broderick at lightnet dot ie