SX0162 : Bodmin Radio Station buildings

near to Lockengate, Cornwall, Great Britain

Bodmin Radio Station buildings
Bodmin Radio Station buildings
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This was the Bodmin Beam Wireless Station, opened for service on 25 October, 1926. It was the UK transmitting station for Marconi's UK-to-Canada Beam Wireless Service, the first transoceanic shortwave wireless telegraph service in the world. It transmitted signals to a shortwave receiver at Marconi's Yamachiche Beam Wireless Station near Montreal, Canada. The UK receiver station was the Bridgwater Beam Wireless Station. LinkExternal link 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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2006
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Monday, 8 May, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 14 May, 2006
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Historic site > Historic site   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 018 628 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:25.8909N 4:47.5262W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 019 629
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