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Cape Cod Marconi Radio Club Event - Marconi Still Sparking at Cape Cod National Seashore

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Date: January 9, 2009
Contact: Barbara Dougan, Education Specialist, 508-255-3421 x16

KM1CC, the Cape Cod Marconi Club will operate on January 17 and 18, 2009 to commemorate Marconi’s first transatlantic message, which was sent from his Wellfleet Station to Great Britain 106 years ago. The Marconi Station Site is now part of Cape Cod National Seashore, established in 1961. KM1CC will operate from a temporary station at a National Park Service facility, the Coast Guard Station, Eastham, MA. This station is 5 miles south of the original site in grid locator FN 51. Licensed amateur radio operators are welcome to join KM1CC at the Coast Guard Station from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm on Saturday January 17, and from 8 am - 2 pm on Sunday January 18. Interested operators may call Cape Cod National Seashore Education Specialist Barbara Dougan at 508-255-3421 x 16.


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






Did You Know?

Wellfleet kettle ponds

Although the kettle ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore are within 2.5 km of the ocean and have been subjected to thousands of years of salt spray, they remain low in dissolved salts. Ponds are flushed out by inflowing and outflowing groundwater, which prevents salts from accumulating.