St. John's in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland and Labrador — The Canadian Atlantic
Transatlantic Radio Signals
Le premier message radiotélégraphique transatlantique
Erected 1985 by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Location. 47° 34.227′ N, 52° 40.88′ W. Marker is in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, in Division No. 1 (Avalon Peninsula). Marker is on Signal Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fever Hospital (a few steps from this marker); First Transatlantic Wireless Signal (a few steps from this marker); Peacetime Use (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Signal Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Cabot Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Noon Day Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Fishery (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Swiling (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. John's.
More about this marker. This marker is located in the Signal Hill National Historic Site parking lot.
Also see . . . Marconi's First Transatlantic Wireless Experiment. It was on the 12th hour of the 12th day of the 12th month that Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal on Signal Hill in 1901. His claim was met with some scepticism; Edison thought Marconi may have heard static instead of signals and the scientists, unaware of the ionosphere, thought the earth's curvature would preclude (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 27 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week December 9, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 4. submitted on December 8, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.