George Kemp

Aged unknown

assistant of Guglielmo Marconi

Commemorated on 4 plaques

Near this site the first radio messages were exchanged across water by Guglielmo Marconi and George Kemp between Laverock & Flatholm 18th May, Lavernock & Breandown 18th May 1897

Fort Road, Lavernock, United Kingdom where they exchanged the first radio message across water

To recall the historic occasion in 1898 when Marchese Marconi and his assistant George Kemp established wireless communication with Rathlin to report to Lloyds Station at Torr Head on ships passing along the north coast of the island

14 Bayview Road, Ballycastle, United Kingdom where they experimented

Electrical engineering milestone. Transatlantic Radio Signals. At Signal Hill on 12 December 1901 Guglielmo Marconi and his assistant George Kemp confirmed the reception of the first transatlantic radio signals with a telephone receiver and a wire antenna kept aloft by a kite. They heard morse code for the letter "S" transmitted from Poldhc Cornwall. Their experiments showed that radio signals extended far beyond the horizon giving radio a new global dimension for communication in the twentieth century

Signal Hill, St John's, NL, Canada where they received the first transatlantic radio signals

Guglielmo Marconi and George Kemp carried out a successful experiment in Wireless Telegrapy here 25th August 1898

Kenmara House, 45 North Street, Ballycastle, United Kingdom where they experimented (1898)