The Lizard Wireless Station at Bass Point has been restored to how it would have looked in Marconi’s day.
Marconi registered the Marconi International Marine Communication Company Ltd in 1900, while staying at
Housel Bay Hotel, and leased a plot of land in the adjoining field where the
Lizard experimental wireless station was built , in simple wooden huts.
In January 1901, Marconi received a transmission from the Isle of Wight over 180 miles distant,
proving that radio would work over the horizon.
A more powerful station was set up at Poldhu for which the Lizard station would be used to test its transmissions.
Having two radio stations just 6 miles apart gave Marconi the perfect opportunity to work on
tuning and interference.
The Lizard Wireless Station was one of a dozen coastal UK stations which handled ship to shore messages, for a fee.
One of the huts is used by the NT as a Holiday Chalet
Location: SW 7121 1192