radio station at the Lizard.
In addition to the 1901 display
the small Marconi hut has a display of old radio
components and headphones. After all it was at the
Lizard that the interleaved variable capacitor was
In this adjoining room there
is an amateur radio station with the special call
LD was the
first call sign used by the Lizard Wireless Station
before it was changed to GLD and
the operators moved to Land’s End in 1913
together with its call sign. Many people thought
that GLD stood for LanDs
End, not realising that it originally stood for
The station has two tranceivers:-
A valve operated Uniden 2000
and a Kenwood 850 both with 100 watts output. Into
a W3DZZ aerial in the form of an inverted “V”
with a mast on the concrete base used for the original
Radio amateurs are welcome to
operate from the site and club visits are also welcome.
Special certificates are available for those who
operate from GB2LD and it is a
station that has real atmosphere and historic interest.
Guests of the Housel Bay Hotel
who hold an amateur licence can have special arrangements
for operating the site.
The amateur station is managed
by the Radio Officers Association and is their official
club station of ROARS.