Wireless celebrates its 100th anniversary

December 13, 2001

At 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 12, 1901, Guglielmo Marconi, sitting in a makeshift radio shack on Signal Hill in St. John’s, Newfoundland, plucked from the ether the telltale dot-dot-dot that represents the letter s in Morse code from a transmission sent from Poldhu, England 2,200 miles away .