Ham Radio History - United Kingdom

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1896
- Marconi demonstrated the transmission and reception of Morse Code based radio signals over a distance of two or more kilometers (and up to six kilometers) on Salisbury Plain in England
1913
- The RSGB (Radio Society of Great Britain) was founded (as the London Wireless Club)
1923
- The first two way contact between the UK and USA was in December 1923, between London and West Hartford, Connecticut.
1939-45
- The entire RSGB Council and many of its members were recruited into MI8, also known as the Radio Security Service. Its mission to was to intercept clandestine enemy transmissions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MI8
1982
- Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands communicated via Amateur Radio to the UK. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6514011.stm
2006
- On the 1 December, Ofcom replaced the annual licence system with a new ‘lifetime’ licensing regime
History of amateur radio
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