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′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A, Canada.
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 distant transmission (Submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.