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Signal Hill: first transatlantic wireless transmission between Ireland and Newfoundland and Labrador

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Used for defense as well as observation since the 17th century to the Second World War, the iconic building brings the communications & military history to life
21 October 2022 - ERNACT  project
ERNACT management members at the Cabot Tower in St John's.

During the first ERNACT management meeting outside Europe, our network has had the privilege and pleasure to visit an historic location regarding communications triumph between Canada and Europe during the past century.

Overlooking to the city of St John's in Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received at Signal Hill National Historic Site on the 12 December 1901, sent by Guglielmo Marconi, an Italian electrical engineer and inventor of a practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system. 

Built between 1897 and 1901, Signal Hill has been used for defense as well as observation since the 17th century to the Second World War. The Cabot Tower is the city’s most iconic building and, also, one of Canada's top historic landmarks that brings the communications and military history of this iconic hill to life through interactive exhibits.


Read more about Signal Hill.



Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT for further information

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