Marconi's Atlantic Leap
The year 2001 is the centenary year of the first wireless signal in Morse code to be transmitted across the Atlantic. This work provides an account of how Marconi proved to the scientists that the curvature of the earth was not an obstacle for telegraphy over great distances.
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Triumph at Newfoundland
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12th December 20 masts achievement aerial wire Alexander Graham Bell American Line Anglo-American Telegraph Company apparatus balloon bridging the Atlantic cable Canada Canadian Government Cape Cod cents per word circuit communication construction Crookhaven curvature Electric Wave England erected experimental aerial February feet Fleming Glace Bay Gordon Bussey Guglielmo Marconi Haven Hotel Helston Hornsby-Ackroyd January jiggers Keith Geddes Kemp kite kite-supported aerial later letter Line SS Lizard London Lord Knollys Lord Minto Major Flood-Page Marconi Company Marconi left Marconi pic Marconi received Marconi's wireless station mercury coherer miles Morse code Morse inker motor Newfoundland tests Niton oil engine Opposite Paget Poldhu Hotel Poldhu station receiving station reception records September 1901 ship Signal Hill signals from Poldhu SS Philadelphia SS Sardinian St John's station at Poldhu syntonic tuned telegram three dots towers at Poldhu transatlantic station transatlantic wireless transmitted triatics Vyvyan wavelength wireless message wireless telegraphy wooden towers wooden transmission hut York