ST3133 : Old Marconi Beam Wireless Station

taken 12 years ago, near to Huntworth, Somerset, Great Britain

Old Marconi Beam Wireless Station
Old Marconi Beam Wireless Station
This was the Bridgwater Beam Wireless Station, opened for service on 25 October, 1926. It was the UK receiving station for Marconi's UK-to-Canada Beam Wireless Service, the first transoceanic shortwave wireless telegraph service in the world. It received signals from a shortwave transmitter at Marconi's Drummondville Beam Wireless Station, near Montreal, Canada. The UK transmitter station was the Bodmin Beam Wireless Station in Cornwall. The UK-to-Canada Beam Wireless Service remained in operation until October, 2002 when it was made obsolete by fiberoptic and satellite communications.
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ST3133, 22 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 February, 2006
Category
Wireless station   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 311 337 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:5.9068N 2:59.1210W
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