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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX012 (1995)

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Special Bulletin 12  ARLX012
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 10, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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Help with history
 
The Antique Wireless Association is building a replica of the famous
1BCG transmitter used in the 1921 ARRL Transatlantic Tests--the
first to send a complete message across the Atlantic.
 
The AWA hopes to have the transmitter operating sometime this fall
and to be able to work amateurs who participated in the 1921 Tests.
 
The AWA knows of only one licensed amateur (other than 1BCG) still
active who was heard by Paul Godley, in England--Jim Russell, now
W8BU, then 8BU.  Another participant, Bob Morris, W2LV, also is
still active.  The AWA would like to hear from other amateurs who
might have heard 1BCG during the Tests, including amateurs in the
US.  1BCG was operated from East Greenwich, Connecticut, by members
of the pioneering Radio Club of America.
 
1BCG was on 230 meters in 1921--the AWA, using the call sign W2AN,
will put the replica station on 160 meters.  The transmitter will be
identical in all respects except that a 204 vacuum tube, vintage
1923 or 1924, will be used.
 
Details of the ARRL Transatlantic Tests appeared in February 1922
QST and have been reprinted in several ARRL publications.
 
If you can help, contact AWA Curator Bruce Kelley, W2ICE, 59 Main
Street, Bloomfield, NY 14469.
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