International Marconi Day celebrates the huge part Guglielmo Marconi played in the invention of radio. IMD is a 24 hour amateur radio event that is held annually to celebrate the birth of Marconi on 25 April 1874. The event is usually held on the Saturday closest to Marconi‚Äôs birthday and in 2020 it will be held on 25th April, Marconi’s birthday.

The purpose of the day is for amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world to make contact with Historic Marconi Sites using communication techniques similar to those used by Marconi himself.

Registered Stations MUST operate from a site which has a connection with Marconi i.e somewhere he operated from, lived, set up a station etc.




For your information

We now have a Network Radio Channel on Zello for IMD. If you have Zello on you Mobile or on your computer just search GB4IMD in channels or you can scan the image below.

Period of Operation on 25th April 2020

0000 UTC  to 2359 UTC

To register your station for International Marconi Day 2020 please contact us using the email address below.

Please note you do NOT need to register just to claim the award.

Any stations wishing to participate must be registered by Friday midnight. If You try to register after this time unfortunately we will not be able to register you.

Any stations worked that are not on the list will not count towards the award.


For the current list of confirmed stations click below

confirmed stations 2020

Please visit the International Marconi Day Facebook page and give us a like