The first link between Antibes and Calvi by TSF is 100 years old

Posté ven 15/06/2001 - 00:00
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On April 14th 1901, Corsica and the continent were linked by Télégraphie Sans Fil (wireless telegraphy) for the first time. The Sophia Antipolis Foundation celebrates this anniversary with an exhibition from June 9th to 16th.

It happened one hundred years ago. On Sunday April 14th 1901, Corsica (Calvi) and the continent (Antibes) were linked by wireless telegraphy for the first time. That day, Prince of Monaco invited members of the maritime international Congress of Monaco aboard the “Princess Alice” to have a trip along the littoral. According to historians, the communication by wireless telegraphy was set with a first telegram launched from the La Brague post, in Antibes, by Marconi engineers for the Prince of Monaco. Then, the latter writes down a telegram to President Loubet, which was sent to the La Brague post by wireless telegraphy, then was sent back to the consignee by ordinary telegraphy. A moment that remained in history.The Sophia Antipolis Foundation has wanted to celebrate this centenary. They will organize an exhibition, from June 9th to 16th, in partnership with La Poste, Monaco Telecom, Giletta publishing, the Amicale des Transmissions, the Unatrans, LMS News, Flash, the city of Antibes.This exhibition will be illustrated by:- Reconstruction of the experience of G. Marconi;- Period documents (pictures of J. Giletta, news articles, old books, engraving…);- Diverse demonstrations among which the experience of E.Branly (discover of “radio-conductor with coherer fillings” which detects electromagnetic waves;- A presentation of important collections of transmission materials;- The presence of a temporary Post Office with dated stamps and envelopes specialy created for this occasion.The inauguration will take place on Saturday June 9th 2001, 11.00 am, Sophie Lafitte square, in the presence of Senator Pierre Laffitte, of the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes, of mayors of Antibes and Mouans-Sartoux among others.

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