75th Anniversary of Marconi's test radio transmissions

75th Anniversary of Marconi's test radio transmissions

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Details

Location

Ballycastle

Year

1973

Source

BBC NI

Format

16mm, film

colour

Length

02min 50sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

Marconi's transmitter was set up as an experiment to see if radio messages could be sent from Rathlin to a reporting station at Torr Head, Ballycastle, where a watch was kept for passing ships. Marconi can be seen in the newsreel on the Titanic.

Notes

Guglielmo Marconi (1874 to 1937) was an Italian inventor, best known for his development of a radio telegraph system. He shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun, 'in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy'.

Shot List

History of Marconi transmitters. General views of Ballycastle Harbour. Unveiling of Marconi Memorial by John McAfee. Exhibition at a nearby school, with radio and short circuit television.

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