Members of the Italian Naval Old Rhythmers Club (INORC) [IQ1NM] will be active as II1TCWC until December 17th.
Activity is to to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the first trans-oceanic wireless communication made on 12th of December, 1901, by Guglielmo Marconi. The wireless transmission took place from Poldhu (Cornwall, UK) to Saint John's (on the island of Newfoundland, Canada).
The transmission of radio waves across the ocean was not - at the time - thought possible due to the earth's curvature; this was the thesis supported by the scientists of that period. But Guglielmo Marconi managed to prove the groundlessness of those theories.
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