100th Anniversary of First Transatlantic Amateur Radio Radio Message
Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club is proud to announce that it has been asked by the organisers of the celebrations to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the reception of the first transmission by amateur radio across the Atlantic to operate a commemorative station adjacent to the site of the original experiment at Ardrossan.
The Ardrossan station will be on the air between 1200GMT Saturday 11 December 2021 until 1200GMT Sunday 12 December 2021 on HF (short wave) amateur radio bands using CW (Morse Code) and Telephony including the whole of the 160m CW QSO Party to exchange signals between the UK and the USA..
The station callsign GS2ZE will be used for the celebration except for the first hour of the 160m CW QSO Party and it will take part in the message relay as GB2ZE.
Paul Godley was able to receive the first transatlantic shortwave amateur radio message from the amateur station 1BCG located in Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.A.
The received message was recorded in Paul Godley’s logbook on the 12th December 1921 at 02:52GMT which was hastily composed by his 1BCG colleagues: “Nr 1 de 1BCG words 12, New York. Date December 11, 1921, to Paul Godley, Ardrossan, Scotland. Hearty Congratulations. (Signed) Burghard, Inman, Grinan, Armstrong, Amy, Cronkhite.”
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I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.