In the occasion of Marconian Events the INORC (Italian Naval Old Rythmers Club) recalls the Atlantic cruise made by Italian Royal Cruiser “CARLO ALBERTO” from October up to December 1902. On board, Guglielmo Marconi out of Azores Islands made experiments of transmission and reception on Morse code and Voice. The Cruiser “CARLO ALBERTO” was built in the Royal shipyard of La Spezia and entered service on 1 May 1898 until 1921. Displacment 6832 Tons, LOA 105.7 meters and large 18 meters, Draft 7.5 meters, STEAM PROPULSION fitted with 8 Boilers. Two propellers, Maximum speed 19.5 knots, crew 486 men. The “CARLO ALBERTO” was the first Italian war ship on which were installed, under supervision of Guglielmo Marconi, the Wireless System with “DETECTOR SYSTEM” invented by the same Marconi.
detector used on board Cruiser “CARLO ALBERTO”
“CARLO ALBERTO”, made many dimostrative cruises toward BRAZIL URUGUAY AND COLOMBIA. Two were the most celebrated , the first one in ENGLAND, on 10 July 1902, for the Coronation of King EDOARDO VII and the other one in the Gulf of Finland (SAINT PETERSBURG) on 12 July 1902, where from the Island of KRONSTADT, with the presence of Italian King Vittorio Emanuele III, Guglielmo Marconi Meets the Zar Nicolay II showing him the capability of the radio to make radiotelegraphic connections over far distances entering in contact with Poldhu on a distance of 2,600 Kilometers.
reception of messages in the Gulf of Finland on board “CARLO ALBERTO”
The speciall callsign used during the Event will be IQ1NM/CA
from 12 up to 24 November