Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

Activities

Marconi National Historic Site
Marconi National Historic Site
© Parks Canada / M. Powell
  • See a detailed model of the original Table Head station.

  • See a "spark gap transmitter" and "magnetic detector" similar to those used by Marconi in his original wireless transmissions.

  • Find out about Marconi's role in the birth of telecommunication.

  • Watch volunteer radio operators send and receive messages from all over the world. Station VA1 VAS, an amateur radio station operated by members of the Sydney Amateur Radio Club, frequently operates from the site. The call letters "VAS" stand for "Voice of the Atlantic Seaboard," the original code letters of Guglielmo Marconi's commercial ship-to-shore wireless service.

    Marconi National Historic Site
    Marconi National Historic Site
    © Parks Canada / M. Powell
  • Discover the accomplishments of ten great pioneers of telecommunication in the Wireless Hall of Fame.

  • See the remains of the concrete foundations where the station's four 64-m (210-ft.) aerial towers and transmitter buildings stood.