International Marconi Day celebrates the huge part Guglielmo Marconi played in the invention of radio.


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.

International Marconi Day (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 2019 it will be held on 27th April.

Period of Operation on 27th April 2019

0000 UTC  to 2359 UTC

The purpose of the day is for amateur radio enthusiasts 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.

To register your station for International Marconi Day 2018 please contact us using the email address below.

Please note you do NOT need to register just to claim the award, registration is for official stations only.

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 for 2018 click below

confirmed stations 2018

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