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100 Years of Amateur Radio Transatlantic Communications

Transatlantic_tests_Jan_1922_QST_Cover_3.jpgWatch this page for special events and information celebrating the achievement of transatlantic communications by radio amateurs one hundred years ago. The early 1920s saw the dawn of international Amateur Radio.

[Photo: cover of January 1922 QST magazine.]



Events and Activities

November 13-14, 2021 Transatlantic QSO Party, sponsored by the Radio Club of America


Articles and Stories


"The Story of the Transatlantics" - QST, February 1922

"The Transatlantic Tests" - by Michael Marinaro, WN1M (SK), QST, May 2014

ARRL News Archive

"Transatlantic Tests Mark 99th Anniversary" - ARRL News, December 9, 2020

"Transatlantic Reception Anniversary Special Event Set for December 11" - ARRL News, December 7, 2016

Other Sources

"The first Top Band DX Contest – the 1921 Transatlantic Test" - by Frank Donovan, W3LPL, slides (PDF) from his presentation at the 2012 Top Band Dinner