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The Lizard Wireless Station - Lizard Marconi Wireless Station and Museum

TR12 7 Landewednack, Great Britain (UK) (Cornwall)

Address Lloyds Rd,
Landewednack 
 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
 
Museum typ
Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio


Opening times
see: http://lizardwireless.org/opening-times - (closed in winter)

Admission
Status from 01/2016
£1 per person.
“Out of hours” special visits can be arranged. Donation £5.

Contact
Tel.:+44-1326-20 11 74  Tel.2:+44-1326-29 11 74  
eMail:lizardrangers nationaltrust.org.uk   

Homepage www.lizardwireless.org

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Location / Directions
N49.963572° W5.191477°N49°57.81432' W5°11.48862'N49°57'48.8592" W5°11'29.3172"

The Lizard is a peninsula in south Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The radio station is located just over half a mile from the Lizard village. It is not wheelchair friendly.

The walk from the lighthouse gives the visitor truly spectacular views but requires a degree of fitness as there is a steep decent and climb to the Housel Bay beach to be navigated, and therefore, should only be attempted by able people.

The walk down Lloyds Lane (no vehicular traffic) is relatively flat, or you can walk to the Housel Bay Hotel and have lunch or tea at the Hotel before visiting the station.

Access is by foot only and it can be reached from the Lizard village car park. Follow the signs to the Housel Bay Hotel. A path runs adjacent to the hotel out onto the cliff – turn left and follow the path along the cliff top for a few minutes until the wireless station is reached.

The more active can drive to the National Trust car park at the Lizard lighthouse and walk east for about a mile taking in the spectacular views and joining the path at the Housel Bay Hotel.

Description From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
In 1900 Guglielmo Marconi stayed the Housel Bay Hotel in his quest to locate a coastal radio station to receive signals from ships equipped with his apparatus. He leased a plot "in the wheat field adjoining the hotel" where the Lizard Wireless Telegraph Station still stands today. Recently restored by the National Trust, it looks as it did in January 1901, when Marconi received the distance record signals of 186 miles (299 km) from his transmitter station at Niton, Isle of Wight.

The Lizard Wireless Station is the oldest Marconi station to survive in its original state in the world and is located to the west of the Lloyds Signal Station in what appears to be a wooden hut. In December 1901, on the cliffs above Poldhu, Guglielmo Marconi sent a radio communication across the Atlantic to St. John's, Newfoundland.

The Museum and Amateur Radio Station are run by the National Trust with the Amateur licence being held by the Radio Officers Association.

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