eHam.net - Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Community

Call Search
     

New to Ham Radio?
My Profile

Community
Articles
Forums
News
Reviews
Friends Remembered
Strays
Survey Question

Operating
Contesting
DX Cluster Spots
Propagation

Resources
Calendar
Classifieds
Ham Exams
Ham Links
List Archives
News Articles
Product Reviews
QSL Managers

Site Info
eHam Help (FAQ)
Support the site
The eHam Team
Advertising Info
Vision Statement
About eHam.net



[Articles Home]  [Add Article]  

Lighthouse Lightship Event Anticipating Record Participation:

from The ARRL Letter on August 15, 2013
Website: http://www.arrl.org/
View comments about this article!

Lighthouse Lightship Event Anticipating Record Participation:

A record number of participating Amateur Radio stations are expected for the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW http://www.illw.net) August 17-18, sponsored by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group http://www.gm0ayr.org/ in Scotland.

The annual event, now in its 16th year, aims to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and the need for their preservation and restoration, as well as to promote Amateur Radio and foster international goodwill. It sees hundreds of hams getting on the air from or in the vicinity of lighthouses and lightships. So far more than 450 participants are registered. Stations will be on the air from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania; activations have taken place from 85 countries since the ILLW began in 1998.

Registered stations http://www.illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2013 and event guidelines http://www.illw.net/index.php/guidelines are on the ILLW website http://www.illw.net. Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/lighthouse-lightship-event-anticipating-record-participation. -- Thanks to Jim Linton, VK3PC; ILLW

Source:

The ARRL Letter

Member Comments:
This article has expired. No more comments may be added.
 
Lighthouse Lightship Event Anticipating Record Participation  
by VK2JNA on August 16, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
The Manly-Warringah Radio Society VK2MB will be on air again from the great Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Sydney's northern limits from 0000z.

We just had the local newspaper run an article attracting some public attention as well, given that we just restored the lighthouse's old Hallicrafters HT-11B.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/radio-enthusiasts-to-broadcast-from-barrenjoey-lighthouse/story-fngr8hax-1226697925523

Look forward to contacting you all on ILLW weekend (16 hours away!)

Dom Bragge VK2JNA
VP MWRS VK2MB
Sydney, Australia
www.mwrs.org.au
 
Lighthouse Lightship Event Anticipating Record Participation  
by VK2BEN on August 16, 2013 Mail this to a friend!
I'd just like to add that YOU don't necessarily need to be at a lighthouse yourself to make contact with any of the 400+ lighthouses and light-ships that will be participating over the weekend. We're happy to make contact with anyone and everyone who has 30 seconds to say hello!

As usual, 40 metres will be an excellent band to find us, whether you are local (VK/ZL) or DX.

Otherwise, we will have a Yagi beam pointing at USA or Europe throughout the weekend, radiating an impressive 100 Watts on 20 metres. I do believe we might even make a presence on 15 and/or 10 metres, depending on conditions and also upon activity on the other more popular bands.

Keep an eye out for VK2MB on the DX clusters. We will spotting there to announce our frequency and mode.

73,
Ben VK2BEN (that's me on the right)
 
Email Subscription
You are not subscribed to discussions on this article.

Subscribe!
My Subscriptions
Subscriptions Help

Other News Articles
Amateur Radio: The World's First Internet:
Attleboro Area Gears Up for International 'Ham Radio' Competition:
For These Vets, Amateur Radio Remains Alive:
Ham Radio Fest is Saturday in Austintown:
Ham Radio Operators Compete in Devens in Worldwide Contest: