Chatham Marconi’s First Ever 

Antenna Trail Challenge

A Virtual Event — May 13 to May 26

If you like a challenge, please join us to get moving, have some fun, and help us raise funds for Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. COVID severely impacted our 2020 season and fundraising, but we're ready to move forward in 2021 with your support.   

Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio and innovative advances in science and technology.

The 2021 Season Is Here!

 

Beginning May1, Exclusive Access

Beginning May14, Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Open May 24 for "Museum Mondays in May"

Beginning June 15, Open Tuesday - Sunday

 

 

Questions? Call 508-945-8889

e-mail Info@ChathamMarconi.org 

In April 1921, the Radio Corporation of America established its flagship marine radio station WCC in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.


Chatham Radio / WCC was the largest US coastal station, renowned among mariners around the world for most of the 20th century.

Join us this season as we celebrate the centennial of WCC.

Informative Panel on Antenna Trail

WCC During WWII

CMMC Campus Today 

Annual Business Meeting

You Are Cordially Invited to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center's Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 PM via Zoom

Because of ongoing COVID-19 precautions, our Annual Business Meeting will again be conducted virtually via Zoom. For information on the meeting agenda, financial results and nomination of Directors and Officers, CLICK HERE.  A special presentation  “What’s New?”, will immediately follow the meeting.

The World's Greatest Coastal Station

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes

Dr. Ewin Moxon

 to its virtual Speaker Series on June 13 at 3:00 PM

 

This year, the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum celebrates the final of three consecutive centennials historically important to both Cape Cod and America.  On December 1, 1919 the Chatham wireless station was one of only five properties that constituted the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) on its first day of business.  RCA went on to become a pillar of 20th Century American industry.  On May 17, 1920 RCA inaugurated service at its new Chatham station WSO, finally realizing Guglielmo Marconi’s dream of sustainable trans-Atlantic communication.   And on April 18, 1921, RCA’s Chatham station was converted from trans-Atlantic service to maritime ship-to-shore operations.  Established under “RCA Special Order 138”, newly commissioned radio station WCC went on to become the largest US coastal station in the marine service.  Our speaker will share his knowledge of this pivotal era in the history of communication that put Chatham at the forefront as “The World’s Greatest Coastal Station”, and is featured in a new exhibit Chatham Maritime Radio - 1921.

Edwin (Ed) Moxon is a retired electrical engineer who returned to the Cape in 2004 after a career in research and manufacturing.  He holds a PhD from MIT in the field of communication and has a keen interest in the history of radio and of Chatham station WCC.  Ed joined Chatham Marconi in 2003, was elected a Director in 2005, and served as Secretary from 2007 to 2010.  He enjoys research into wireless technology history and his work on exhibits began with the 2010 opening of the museum.  

Tickets for this virtual presentation via Zoom webinar can be obtained at the Center’s website www.ChathamMarconi.org or directly from Eventbrite at  "The World's Greatest Coastal Station" Tickets, Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite

Virtual programs are free for

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Save the dates! 

June 13, 3:00 PM
“The World’s Greatest Coastal Station"
Dr. Ed Moxon, Chief Historian

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

Special Chatham History Weekend Program

Click Here for Information & Tickets

July 1

"SARSAT: Satellites to the Rescue"

Lane P. Carter

Deputy, U.S. Coast Guard SARSAT Program

OSCS William Hess

First Coast Guard District

Command Center Supervisor

July 8

"Feathers vs Radio:

How Homing Pigeions Bested Marconi"

Elizabeth G. Macalaster, Author

"War Pigeons: Winged Couriers in the U.S. Military"

Opportunities for children, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.

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