Permanent wireless installation

The Telegraph and Signal Company, Ltd., in November 1897 at The Needles on the Isle of Wight, Great Britain, constructed the first permanent wireless installation, under the direction of Guglielmo Marconi.

      November, 1897
      Guglielmo Marconi
      The Needles on the Isle of Wight, Great Britain

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