Marconi described the Needles station as the world's "first permanent wireless station". It was erected under his personal supervision by his assistant George Kemp for Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd. and was completed on 5th December 1897. Other radio technicists of this company who pioneered here were P.W. Paget - A. Gray - C.E. Rickard - W. Densham - F.S. Stacey - P.I. Woodward - C.H. Taylor. The station was dismantled in June 1900.

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