On 19th and 20th of July 1898, Marconi transmitted radio signals from a tug in the bay giving details of the progress of the races in the Kingstown Regatta to his assistant who manned the receiving equipment in what is now Moan Park House.
The information was then telephoned to a Dublin newspaper. This event represented the very first use of radio in journalism and also the first commercial use of the medium aboard a floating vessel.
It was also the first journalistic reporting of a sporting event with the use of radio. With the help of the Royal St. George Yacht Club, a re-enactment of the historic boat race will take place.
At the same time the members of the Wicklow Wireless Society will set up and operate Special Event amateur radio stations from Moran Park house and the Maritime Museum and Royal St. George Yacht Club.
A special QSL (confirmation) card and certificate will be issued to amateur stations around the world who make contact with these stations.
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