The boat Little Murka with pink kite out in front and Dom Mee at the helm, tiny amid the towering storm seas of the both Atlantic
beautiful Newfoundland coastline

Greetings all, I just thought I would take a step back in time to when the Team were finalising the prep in St Johns. The ease of charging all of the equipments batteries then laying it all over the apartment floor, meticulously inspecting & checking each Item is far removed from Little Murka’s tiny little cabin, solar panels, charge controllers and lithium batteries. We have now received the first Ocean born message from Little Murka; the triple P principal’s have certainly delivered.

Below are some images, one of Dom sending an email home from Signal Hill St John’s. We also sent a test message to the Iridium Pager and called my mobile with the satellite telephone. All of this after downloading the Lat & Longs for Little Murka sat below us in St Johns harbour basin, all in a matter of minutes.

Dom sending an email home from signal hill in St Johns
Emailing home from St Johns

Some one hundred and four years previously on the very hill where we stood. The first transatlantic wireless radio transmission was received by Guglielmo Marconi, on Dec. 12, 1901. The three dot message signal (morse code for the letter ‘S’) was transmitted from Poldhu, Cornwall, England. Marconi had a receiver wired to a kite that was flying 120 meters (400 feet) in the air.

Thank you, Peter & your team at 7E Communications, and all at Stratos Global Communications. If only Mr Marconi could have know what he had just started!