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Guglielmo Marconi

The development of an effective distance telecommunications system via radio waves (wireless telegraphy or radiotelegraph) earned Guglielmo Marconi the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909. His genius was not immediately understood by the Italian Post Office Minister and it was thanks to the interest shown by England that, experiment after experiment, the value of the scientist and his invention was finally recognized by the whole world. When the Italian Navy also understood the military potential of wireless communication, in 1901 the first experiments began in the Tyrrhenian Sea between Livorno, Gorgona Island, Palmari Island, Giglio Island and La Maddalena Archipelago.

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Radio equipment was installed at an altitude of 180m below the summit of Mount Tejalone on Caprera Island and made possible to ascertain that, with a stable arrangement of the equipment, it was easy to carry out good transmissions up to a distance of 200 kilometers. One of the first steps towards radio, television, mobile phones and internet – as we know them today – had just been taken in La Maddalena Archipelago.

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