We just wanted to take a minuture to talk about Cardiff and technology. Were you aware that the first ever radio signal was sent from Lavernock point, Cardiff. That’s the same radio waves that are now used everyday by millions of people. Every phone is based off of the RF technology that was pioneered here in South Wales.
In 1896 Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first ever radio signal 3 miles from Lavernock point across to the lighthouse on Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel. Both locations had a 100ft mast with an arial on top. The press had even turned up to witness this amazing feat of Engineering. Ultimately Marconi is known as the inventor of wireless radio and in 1909 won the Nobel Prize in Physics.
A plaque commemorating the achievements of Guglielmo Marconi and his partner, George Kemp can be found in the St Lawrence churchyard, Lavernock, near Cardiff.
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