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Het International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend vindt elk jaar plaats in het derde volle weekeind van de maand augustus. Over de gehele wereld activeren dan de radiozendamateurs vele vuurtorens en lichtschepen.

De officiële website van het ILLW geeft relevante informatie, zoals de deelnemers van de huidige en voorgaande jaren, het ontstaan van dit Special Event, vuurtorennummer met locatie, QSL-politiek, eventuele website, etcetera.

Voor alle informatie – KLIK AFBEELDING

Onderstaand worden interessante activiteiten in binnen- & buitenland en bijzondere items m.b.t. het ILLW gepubliceerd.

 

Webcam Scheveningenlive - KLIK AFBEELDING

 

 
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Do.9-3-207: Dedication to an annual fun-event

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Greifswalder Oie Lighthouse

The third full weekend of August has maritime navigation structures activated around the world through portable Amateur Radio with many doing so year after year.

This dedication is shown by Club Station DF0WLG which has been an entrant in every ILLW event – making 20 years of continuous participation.

Starting at the Peenemunde Light in 1998 and this August the Greifswalder Oie Lighthouse.

This beautiful but rarely visited octagonal brick tower with lantern on tiny island and the traditional landfall light for ships in the Baltic Sea on the German coast.

In 2017 the registrations so far include those from the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

To see them all, read the event aims, see simple guidelines and perhaps make an online registration for August 19-20, visit the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC
BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.23-9-2016: Margaretsville Light activation

The Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club will activate the Margaretsville Light, ARLHS CAN-306, Nova Scotia, Canada on the afternoon of Sunday, 25 September. Operations will commence at 1500 UTC, and will continue until approximately 1900 UTC. Callsign used will be VA1AVR.

The Margaretsville Light is located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, on the west coast of Nova Scotia. Its approximate coordinates are LAT: 45° 03' N, LON: 065° 04' W. It is in Maidenhead Grid FN75.

Members of the club will operate CW and SSB on 40M, various digital modes on 30M, and SSB on 20M. Power will be 100 watts, and antennas will include dipoles and verticals. QSL via eQSL.

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Do.22-9-2016: Satellite activation of Bodie Island Lighthouse

John Brier KG4AKV has released a video of his SO-50 satellite activation of Bodie Island Lighthouse for National Parks On The Air #NPOTA

Bodie Island Lighthouse (pronounced “body”) is on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore which is the actual national park (not the lighthouse, which is just in it). The park is on the Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina. There are several lighthouses on the Outer Banks and all of them are beautiful.

Watch Bodie Island Lighthouse NPOTA Satellite Activation

VIDEO- Bodie Island Lighthouse NPOTA Satellite Activation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A23fPuv0cU

How to work FM satellites
https://amsat-uk.org/beginners/how-to-work-fm-satellites/

AMSAT-UK
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmsatUK
Facebook: https://facebook.com/AmsatUK
YouTube: https://youtube.com/AmsatUK

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Di.6-9-2016: Radio hams make contact from lighthouses

CBC reports amateur radio enthusiasts spent the weekend of Aug 19-20 travelling from lighthouse to lighthouse on Prince Edward Island to send out messages across the world

There are a total of 63 lighthouses on the Island. About 35 are still active aids to marine navigation, more than 20 have been decommissioned, and seven are privately owned. Seven are national historic sites.

Summerside Amateur Radio Club president Doug Silliker VY2DS, the organizers of the event, said historically, lighthouses were important locations for radio communication.

Read the full story at
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/ham-radio-contact-lighthouses-1.3748792

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW
http://illw.net/

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.26-8-2016: The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun

Hundreds with portable gear had a marvellous time putting former marine navigation on air during the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held last Saturday and Sunday.

Organiser Kevin Mulcahy VK2CE says thank you to all who registered for the fun-event, with some them needing to avoid contests and keep out of inclement weather.

Its final result of 471 from 45 countries was excellent, says Kevin, considering unsettled conditions in some areas of the world.

Now expected on the ILLW.NET website are more reports of 2016 activity.

At the end, Germany and USA both had 69 registrations, followed closely by Australia on 65.

Among a lot of media publicity came the Australian Bureau of Metrology on its Facebook page with words and pictures of lighthouses – all good for Amateur Radio.

Looking ahead already there are 25 registrations for the 20th fun-event on the third weekend of August 2017.

Jim Linton VK3PC

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Di.23-8-2016: PA6SCH ILLW 2016

Het ILLW 2016 is net weer achter de rug, en de materialen zijn weer de opslag in gegaan. De aanloop naar dit evenement verliep wat stroef in verband met het verkrijgen van toestemming van Rijkswaterstaat om vanuit de vuurtoren van Scheveningen te mogen werken. Gelukkig kwam de aanvraag dan toch bij de goede persoon terecht en zo werd toestemming verleend voor het gebruik van de Vuurtoren van Scheveningen.  Zoals wij inmiddels hebben vernomen gaat Rijkswaterstaat kijken om samen met de VRZA en de VERON om tafel te gaan in dit najaar,  om zo op landelijk niveau afspraken vast te gaan leggen omtrent het ILLW-event voor wat betreft de toekomst. Er wordt dan gedacht aan; dat 1 van de partijen een gezamenlijke aanvraag doet voor het gebruik van een rijkslocatie tijdens het ILLW-event als station voor Nederland. Dit om te voorkomen dat een ieder welke mee wil gaan doen aan het ILLW een aparte aanvraag doet wat klaarblijkelijk bij de dienst niet de voorkeur geniet. Wij hopen dan ook na voor ons editie 10 vanuit de Scheveningse vuurtoren op een vervolg voor in de toekomst met wederom tevredenheid van alle kanten.

Voor nu:  Wij kijken terug op een geslaagd ILLW-2016-event. Er was beschikking over een 2 tal HF-shacks en 1 VHF/UHF-shack. Er werd vanaf de vuurtoren gewerkt op de banden 80M tot en met 70CM. De totaal aantal verbindingen zijn: 83x80M, 9x40M, 257x20M, 11x15M, 3xWARC, 3x70CM, 44x2M wat een totaal geeft van 410 verbindingen. Dit event gaat niet om de aantallen en betreft een sociaal event. Zo was er dan ook afdoende de tijd om met veel bekenden dan wel geïnteresseerden in QSO te gaan en over de vuurtoren dan wel de radiohobby te vertellen. Ook werd een bezoekje gebracht aan de leden van TSS, welke als buren op het zuidelijk havenhoofd actief waren onder de call PA25SCH.  Tijdens het event zijn diverse filmpjes en foto’s gemaakt en via deze link kan je die bekijken via het VRZA-Haaglandenkanaal op youtube. Voor alle gemaakte verbindingen zal een speciale QSL-kaart worden verstuurd.

Namens de Crew van PA6SCH – alias clubstation  VRZA Haaglanden bedankt voor de aandacht en tot werkens.

Kanaal VRZA Haaglanden:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMRDNogvyXGwYRyraS_Lb6w

ILLW 2016 filmpje:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI3BsOSlLQQ

Namens bestuur VRZA Haaglanden,
PD7BDN, Bas den Neijsel

 
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Ma.22-8-2016: Happisburgh Lighthouse echoes to sound of Morse code

Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) made nearly 200 contacts with other radio hams from Happisburgh Lighthouse on 20/21st August using the callsign GB0HL as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

The objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and the need for their preservation and restoration.
 This annual amateur radio event started in Scotland in 1993 and has grown until more than 450 lighthouses and lightships in at least 50 countries around the world now participate each year.

The event coincided with the International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend when many lighthouses across the world are open to the public.

The lighthouse was extremely busy on the Sunday with many visitors climbing up to the light, enjoying the location and views.

The amateurs made 193 contacts around Europe using CW (Morse code) and speech on the shortwave bands. The main activity was on 40m with a few contacts also made on 80 and 20m.

Of the 193 contacts 135 were on CW and only 58 on SSB, partly because of the noise within the lighthouse created by the public queuing to go to the top and the poor acoustics.

Jim Bacon G3YLA demonstrates morse code to nine year-old Elliot Brooke from Martham

Other lighthouses were also contacted within the UK as well as Germany, Holland, Eire and Sweden.
 These contacts were mainly made using Morse code, reflecting the traditions and history of maritime communications, although voice transmissions were also used.
 A lot of interest was shown in the radio activities by visitors to the Lighthouse with many youngsters trying their hand at sending their name via Morse code.

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently-run lighthouse in Great Britain.

Built in 1790, and originally one of a pair, the tower is 85ft tall with the lantern 134ft above sea level. The “low light”, which was discontinued in 1883 was 20ft lower and the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous “Haisborogh” Sands.

Today the lighthouse is painted white with three red bands, and has a light characteristic of three white flashes, repeated every 30secs, and with a range of 18 miles.

Saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions.

NARC wishes to thank the Happisburgh Lighthouse Trust for allowing us to operate from the site and to members of the Lighthouse staff for their assistance.

About Norfolk Amateur Radio Club:

The club has more than 100 members, a strong history dating back to the 1950s and has a very active calendar of talks, events, special event stations and courses.

It meets at 7.00pm on Wednesdays at the Sixth Form Common Room, City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6PP, with formal proceedings starting at 7.45pm.

The programme alternates weekly between talks or club challenges, and informal meetings with Morse tuition, electronic construction and “Bright Sparks” events for youngsters.

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Zo.21-8-2016: PA25SCH/LH-VERSLAG VAN HET HAVENHOOFDAVONTUUR ILLW 2016 MET DE TSS

TSS verslaggever Peter PD5P ILLW 2016 evenement

Tjonge...wat was het weer duimen draaien om het door te laten gaan....
De weersverwachting voor het event stond niet erg positief....zeg maar gerust zwaar ongunstig met het weercijfer 4 voor zaterdag, en 3 voor zondag.
Rene was al vanaf de maandag ervoor aan het checken wat de voorspellingen werden......
Iedereen op de huisfrequentie was s avonds aanwezig, om met spanning af te wachten wat het zal worden.
Eigenlijk werd woensdag besloten uit veiligheidsoverweging, om het hele event af te gelasten!
Donderdag was het weer twijfelachtig daar het cijfer weer iets omhoog ging.....pffff....wat een onzekerheid.
Na lang wikken en wegen, werd besloten om het op zaterdag toch door te laten gaan...yesssss!
Het cijfer steeg weer in opgaande lijn dus.....En de informatie was positief.
Voor de zondag, was het 100% slecht, dus.....maar goed, zaterdag was oke!
Vrijdag werd de ouwe vermaakhut op wielen van stal gehaald, door Rene, Willem, Justin en Marcel.
Water voor de koffie werd ingeladen en de gasflessen gevuld voor de generator.
En zaterdagochtend vroeg om 7.30 werd er vertrokken vanaf de afgesproken plaats, de bus, de sleurhut, Rene, Willem, Marcel, en Peter.
Wouter, moest nog wat atv spullen laden in zijn blik op rubber, en Ron moest nog even langs de zaak, om de gesponsorde heerlijkheden op te halen, en Barry was ook met zijn vehicle op weg naar het parkeerterrein bij het havenhoofd.
Aangekomen aldaar, kwam Nico en metgezel Pien (Jack the Russel), aangescheurd met hun bolide.....
Rene moest ff wachten tot het juiste tijdstip, en belde met de autoriteiten, om zich aan te melden volgens de vergunning voorschriften.....
Naar de lucht kijkend, was iedereen in een opperbeste stemming!
Rijden maar.....richting lichtbaken NL-0025!! Joepie.....het avontuur kan beginnen!
Aangekomen bij het groen/witte lichtbaken, was het neerzetten, en uitladen, opzetten etc.
De geoliede machine draaide op volle toeren, met in een afzienbare tijd alles op tijd gesteld, en opgetuigd.
De koffie werd gezet, het is die geur he.....wat is dat lekker zo n vers bakkie...
Voor HF werd er een hyendfed monobander voor 40 mtr uitgespannen en een 3 bander voor 10,20 en 40 (trouwens leuk te zien op 40 meter het verschil hier tussen)
Voor Vhf en Uhf, en diamond rondstraler van 5 meter in de mast.
Het atv signaal, ging met een Yagi richting Zoetermeer op 23cm.
De zender voor Hf, was deze keer de icom 7100, en voor Vhf, en Uhf de Yaesu ft 897d
Hf draaide op volle toeren, altijd door first operator Marcel, pd3mr....en die verslind alle pile ups...die komen......hi
Voor Vhf, en Uhf, moest even gewacht worden, daar er een verloop plugje gehaald moest worden van n naar pl antenne aansluiting...
Barry, pa2md, ging met de supersnelle bolide even een verloopje halen, zodat Vhf/Uhf geactiveerd kon worden..top Barry, hamspirit.
Ondertussen was Wouter, pa3weg, en Nico pa1njk, druk bezig met het aansluiten van alle atv apparatuur.
Deze keer live in de sleurhut, omdat Willem zijn bus niet bij hem had......werd dit een prima oplossing.
Tja.....het is altijd de voorbereiding, en het organiseren van zo n event, (hoe klein of groot ook), een hoop werk, en nadenken.
Natuurlijk, wij zijn mensen, en kunnen ook wel eens wat vergeten.....uiteraard waren we ontzettend blij dat het avontuur doorging.
Nadat Barry, het plugje gehaald had, kon de activatie op Vhf/Uhf ook beginnen.
Die lekkere koffiegeur in de sleurhut.....en het geluid van stations die zich aanmelden......heerlijk!
Atv, draaide ook top, en Wouter had e.e.a. Voorzien van ducktape......handige sodemieter ook hoor.......!!, Rody, pd2rvk, arriveerde ook inmiddels.
De bezoekers melde zich druppelend aan,.....altijd leuk, die eyeball qso s!!
Ook kwam er een amateur uit Enschede.... (3uur rijden), die op uitnodiging van Marcel langs kwam......nou dat vond ik zoooo leuk, dat we hem trakteerde om plaats te nemen achter de Yaesu.......leuk toch!
De uren vlogen eigenlijk voorbij, en het was eerlijk, ook weer een vreet festijn, want daar ontbrak het echt zeker niet aan.
We hebben ook na zo n event, een soort ff dop, wat eten betreft....hihi
Ron, de Appeltaart, Cake, blank, en bruin......(als ik dat zeggen mag), waren weer top kwaliteit!!
En dan heb ik het nog niet eens over de frisse drankjes, die heerlijk koel in de bus van Rene werden gehouden!
Tja, en Willem, pd4w, dacht smiddags wacht ff, ik ga het ook proberen op 20 mtr......hij maakte 1 verbinding......Indonesië....op 20! (3 bander endfed)
Wat een stunt he, zo zie je maar.....de hyendfed van de gelijknamige companie (ron rk, en rob eke), werkt superrrrrr!!
Daar het met bezoekers lekker vol liep, en de sfeer niet kapot te krijgen.....kwam Quirijn, met ega Yvon, even langs om de crew, en bezoekers te begroeten.....he wat is dat.....Quirijn, en Yvon, hadden wel iets heel speciaals meegenomen......Gluhwein ijs....in schaafvorm.....zeg maar slushpuppie!!......lekker zeg, dat was ook een traktatie!!
Om een uur of 2, kwamen de broodjes ei, ham, en kaas, over de toonbank......smullen weer......pfff
En laten we niet vergeten....het zonnetje liet zich echt van de goede kant zien......joepie!
Tegen 5 uur, kwam de specialiteit van Philomenia, de ega van Marcel, pd3mr, aan de beurt.......kippekluifjes!!
Door meester chef Marcel, opgewarmd in de skottelbrei..........je at bijna je vingers pleite!!
Echt, we vonden het een super gezellige dag!
Daar de golven steeds woester werden, (die beukten al aardig over het havenhoofd), besloot Rene om eigenlijk voorzichtig aan af te bouwen.
En ook dat verliep eigenlijk best snel.....zoals van een geoliede machine verwacht werd.......
Er waren toch ook aardig wat amateurs geroosterd in het gezicht van het zonnetje.....
Na het afbreken,.....gingen we rustig aan het havenhoofd verlaten, om op de parkeerplaats de verschillende apparatuur weer in de bolides te verplaatsen.....
Terug kijkend, was het weer een zeer geslaagde dag, met vele leuke verbindingen op Hf, Vhf, Uhf, en met atv! (247 verbindingen)
Crew, bedankt voor de inzet, gezelligheid, en sponsoring, om dit weer tot een geslaagd event te maken!
Het volgende event, is op 3 september, met de tss velddag, en BBQ voor de crew als afsluiting van dit mooie jaar...!! In oktober gaan we weer lekker naar Virton een week DX-en en lol maken…..ik kijk er naar uit…..
Voor meer informatie, .....hou de site en faceboek in de gaten.
Bedankt voor het lezen!

Graag weer tot het volgende festijn.....,
Peter,
Pd5p

 
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Zo.21-8-2016: VRZA-PA6SCH/lh IN VUURTOREN SCHEVENINGEN

ILLW 2016 Good morning
this is PA6SCH Lighthouse - the yearly Ham Radio Event

BEKIJK VIDEO - KLIK AFBEELDING

 
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Zo.20-8-2016: Nederlandse vuurtorens bemand door radioamateurs tijdens ‘ILLW’

20 augustus 2016 
Geschreven door Redactie

Dit weekeinde vindt het International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) plaats. Met dit weekend vragen radioamateurs wereldwijd om aandacht voor ‘oude’ communicatietechnieken die door de nieuwe technologie overbodig zijn gemaakt.

ILLW
Het ILLW is begonnen vanuit een groep radioamateurs in Schotland. In 1998 organiseerden zij een radioweekeinde om het belang van vuurtoren en lichtschepen te promoten. Later werd dit een wereldwijd evenement, dat niet alleen vanuit Schotland, maar ook uit Australië, Verenigde Staten en Engeland werd gepromoot. Dit jaar doen er meer dan 400 amateurstations mee van over de gehele wereld waaronder Nederland en België maar ook Australië, Amerika en Polen. Vanuit Nederland doen iets meer dan 20 zendamateurstations mee aan het evenement.

Noordwijk
Ook Nederland zal dit jaar deelnemen met twintig aangemelde vuurtorens en lichtschepen. De vuurtorens zijn gedurende dit weekeinde vaak niet geopend zijn voor het publiek, maar tijdens goed weer zal de apparatuur buiten bediend worden door de radioamateurs. In Noordwijk zal er een speciaal station met de roepletters PG150N actief zijn. Deze roepletters zijn gekozen in verband met het 150-jarig bestaan van de badplaats Noordwijk.

Scheveningen
In Scheveningen zal er een speciaal station met de roepletters PA25SCH actief zijn tijdens het International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Vanuit een speciale caravan, die is omgebouwd tot verbindingscentrum, zullen er radio-amateurs proberen verbindingen te maken met andere amateurs over de gehele wereld.

In heel Nederland
Naast de vuurtoren in Noordwijk en Scheveningen vinden er in Nederland ook ILLW-activiteiten plaats bij de vuurtorens en lichtschepen in onder andere Hoek van Holland, Vlieland, Ameland, Marken, Calland, Westkapelle en Willemstad.

Een compleet overzicht van deelnemende radiozenders is hier te vinden.
Website ILLW Noordwijk: http://pg6n.jouwweb.nl/lighthouse-weekend
Website PA25SCH: https://www.facebook.com/dutch.tss/

BRON: https://mediamagazine.nl/

 
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Za.20-8-2016: Portuguese lighthouses 'On The Air' for ILLW 2016

Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August, 20-21st):

- PT0002 - Callsign CT1MH/P; August 20-21th; QSL Info: Buro;

- PT0003 - Callsign CR6L; August 20-21th; Farol do Cabo Raso; Operators: Associação de Radioamadores da Linha de Cascais; QSL Info: Direct via CT7ABO;

- PT0005 - Callsign CR6LH; August 20-21th; Farol do Cabo Espichel; Operators: José Luís (CT1GZB), Carlos Cortês (CT1CSY) and Rafael (CT2JXT); QSL Info: Buro or Direct + SASE (also will be in 145.350 MHz - FM to local contacts);

- PT0010 - Callsign CS5ARAM; August 20-21th; Farol de Montedor; Operators: Associação de Radioamadores do Alto Minho; QSL Info: Direct;

- PT0011 - Callsign CR5LSV; August 20-21th; Farol do Cabo de São Vicente; Operators: Angelo Scavarda (CT1JTQ), Alex Protásio (CT5KAO), Jorge Lopes (CT1EXR) and Nuno Duarte (CR7AIB); QSL Info: CT5KAO + SASE;

- PT0015 - Callsign CS2LH; August 20-21th; Farol do Cabo da Roca; Operators: Associação de Radioamadores da Região de Lisboa; QSL Info: Buro or Direct;

- PT0025 - Callsign CR5L; August 20-21th; Farol de Leça / Boa Nova; Operator: José Araujo (CT1DSV); QSL Info: CT1DSV;

- PT0033 - Callsign CT1FDQ/P; August 20-21th; Farol de Alfanzina ; Operators: Jorge Marques (CT1FDQ) and Filipe Relvão (CR7ALM); QSL info: Buro.

As in previous editions of ILLW, the Portuguese participants will by find in 7120 kHz, +/- 5 kHz (40m band), Saturday, around 22:00 local time (21:00 UTC) for a brief QSO between the headlights participants.

Very best regards from Portugal,

João Costa CT1FBF

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.19-8-2016: Rare Scottish Lighthouses

MM5AHO will this year activate another rare Scottish Lighthouse for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

Operating maritime mobile, Geoff sails to some of the least accessible Scottish lighthouses, activating them from his 10m yacht anchored as close to the lighthouse as is safe.

This year using the club callsign of the GMDX group, GS8VL, he will activate Rubh 'an Eun at the south end of the island of Bute about 15 miles SW of Glasgow. Last year Geoff, and Son Matt (MM1EUI) operated from several lighthouses in Orkney in the north of Scotland.

Operating from a yacht allows for a ready made shack at the location, a place to stay overnight there and the means of transport to get there.

On board Geoff has 100W to a 10m vertical (backstay of the mast) sitting on an enviable groundplane (the sea). ILLW starts on Saturday 20th August, and runs over that weekend. GS8VL/mm should be QRV from Friday night sometime, and continue until Sunday evening, weather permitting

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.19-8-2016: South Bristol ARC to operate in Lighthouses Weekend

South Bristol Amateur Radio Club, based in Knowle, will be operational over the International Lighthouses and Lightships on the Air weekend of 20/21 August 2016 using the special event callsign GB0CCC from the former Trinity Lightvessel 55 moored in Bristol's Historic Harbour and home to the Cabot Cruising Club.

The 'John Sebastian', as the new owners and users of the Lightship now call her, entered service in 1885 and served in a variety of locations around the UK for 68 years before being sold out of service for scrap in 1953.

She was acquired by the Cabot Cruising Club as a wreck and after much tender loving care opened her doors as their clubhouse in 1959.

We are indebted to the Cabot Cruising Club for allowing us access to the Lightship for the event.

More details can be found at South Bristol ARCs website (http://www.sbarc.co.uk/club-activities/international-lighthouses-and-lightships-on-the-air/)
 and at the Cabot Cruising Clubs website (http://www.cabotcruisingclub.co.uk/)

A specific history of Light Vessel 55 can be found here: http://www.cabotcruisingclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/
History-John-Sebastian-Light-Vessel-55.pdf

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.19-8-2016: Lighthouse activities

The coming weekend sees this year's edition of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
 More than 420 activations have been announced so far:
http://illw.net/entrants-list-2016.html

Cape Willoughby Lighthouse - AU-0095:
John/VK5EMI, Chris/VK4FR, Paul/VK5PAS, Michael/VK5FVSV, and
Andrew/VK5CV operate from Cape Willoughby Lighthouse (AU-0095, WW
Loc. PF94bd) on Kangaroo Island (OC-139) as VK5CWL. QSL via VK5PAS.

Faro de Roncali - CU0002:
The DX Group Cuba (GDXC), the Havana Contest Group (HCG), and the
RC Havana join their forces to activate the LH Faro de Roncali
(ILLW CU0002, NA-015) as T42R. Operators are CO2JD, CO2XK, CO2II,
CO2AME, CO2WDB, CM2KL, CM2YV, CM2PTE, CM2CVV, CM2MIL, CM2RW,
CM2AQD, CM2CD, CM2CK, CM2MM, CL2TE, and CL2YPR. QSL via EA7FTR.

Colon Lighthouse - CU0007: Sandor/CO7SF, Josue/CO7RR, Pavel/CO7WT,
Pancho/ CO7FR, and Alex/CL7HQ are going to sign T47LH from Colon
Lighthouse (ILLW CU0007) on Sabinal Key (NA-015) QRV on 160-10m,
60m, and 2m on SSB, CW, digital modes. QSL info see qrz.com.

Leuchtturm Karnin - DE0013:
DL0MFK/LH will be active from the LH Karnin (ILLW DE0013, ARLHS
FED-274) on Usedom (EU-129). QSL via bureau.

Feuerschiff Laesoe Rende - DE0061: DK5T/LH will be operated by
Dieter/DL2LH, Marcus/ DF1DV, Eckhard/DH8AF, and Andreas/DK5ON from
the lightship Laesoe Rende (ARLHS FED-142, ILLW DE0061), which was
built in 1886 and is now moored near Kiel. QSL via DK5ON (d/B).

Kerlede Lighthouse - FR0016:
Christian/F5OHH, Joel/F8EZZ, and Dyd/F4ELJ activate the LH (ILLW FR
0016, DPLF PB189, WW Loc. IN87vg) as TM2LW. QSL comes automagically via bureau.

Berck I Light - FR0014:
Hans/DJ8EI, Stefan/DJ5KX, Dirk/DL7DSW, Klaus/DO1KT, Dietmar/DK5OPA, Ralf/ DO6VH, SWL Kathrin, Stefanie/DL7DHL, and Michael/DG9LKA pay the LH Berck I Light (ILLW FR0014, ARLHS FRA-159) a visit and will operate with the special event call TM0BSM. QSL via DK5OPA (d/B).

Uttan Point Lighthouse - IN0005:
AT2L will be on the air from Uttan Point Lighthouse (ILLW IN0005,
ARLHS IND-119, Admirality F-0499). Operators on 40, 20, 17, and 15m
(SSB, digital modes) are Ajaya/VU2DE, Gaurav/VU2WE, and
Jatin/VU2KWJ. QSL via VU2KWJ (d/B) and ClubLog OQRS.

Fort Aguada Lighthouse - IN0018/IN019:
The Goa Radio Amateurs Society (GRAS) activates Fort Aguada Range
Front Lighthouse (ILLW IN0019) and Fort Aguada Range Rear
Lighthouse (ILLW IN0018) with the call AU1LH. The team consists of
Manju/VU2SMS, Amey/VU3MEY, and Roni/VU2ROE. QRV on 40, 20, 15, and 10m on CW, SSB, digital modes. QSL via LoTW, ClubLog, VU2SMS (d).

Ustka Lighthouse - PL0017:
SN19LH will be active from the LH Ustka (ILLW PL0017, ARLHS
POL-020, PGA SL10, WW Loc: JO84ko). QSL via SP5EZJ (d/B).

Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse - TR0002:
TA1CQ, 1CR, 1FR, 1PB, and 1UT are going to operate with the call
TC1LHW from Terkos Karaburun Lighthouse (ILLW TR0002). QSL only via
LoTW.

St. Mary's Lighthouse - UK0021:
Carl/2E0HPI is going to sign his call /p from the LH St. Mary (ILLW
UK-0021, GFF-0329, WAB NZ37) on 80-10m with a KX2. QSL via h/c
(d/B), eQSL.

Burry Port Habour Lighthouse - UK0044:
GB1BPL of the Llanelli Amateur Radio Society will be active from
Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse (ILLW UK0044) on HF (SSB, CW, PSK31).
QSL via 2W0DSP (d/B), eQSL.

Helwick Light Ship - UK0046:
The Swansea & District Amateur Radio Club operates during the
weekend from the Helwick Light Ship (ILLW UK0046) at the Swansea
Maritime Museum using the callsign GB3HLS on HF and 2m. QSL via
bureau. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3130273

Algerian Lighthouse on the Air:
The Algerian Amateur Radio Union activates Cap Ivi (ARLHS ALG-013,
WW Loc. JM06cc) with the call 7Y9LI between the 17th and 22nd. QSL
via SM4VPZ. http://www.aru-dz.org/

DXNL

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Do.18-8-2016: Satellite operation during ILLW

Ken Eaton GW1FKY reports the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active on the amateur radio satellites during International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend August 20-21

The Barry Amateur Radio Society will be operating from a twin pair of lighthouses located at Nash Point situated on the coast of the Bristol Channel - South Wales.

We will be active from approx. 0700-1600 GMT.
 
 In addition to operating on the HF and VHF bands I also plan to set up my portable satellite equipment for operation and contacts during suitable passes.

Callsign/Lighthouse as follows:

GC4BRC - Lighthouse (High) Ref: UK0071
 GC4BRS - Lighthouse (Low)  Ref: UK0072

Locator Ref: IO81FJ
 QSL Manager: MW0DHF (Philip King)

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW
http://illw.net/

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.17-8-2016: Portable lighthouse stations call CQ this weekend

The 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend will see plenty of on air activity from more than 40 countries this Saturday and Sunday.

At last count 450 registrations have been received but organisers still expect 500 this year.

Local and DX stations are putting former marine navigation infrastructure on air, and many also explain their activity to the public and news media.

The annual premier fun-event highlights the need for public support to preserve lighthouses for future generations, but also gives Amateur Radio publicity.

Germany has the most at 67, Australia and USA 64, England 34, Scotland 22, Holland 21,with Canada and South Africa 14 each.

Most talk about the history of their site and issue a special QSL card.
 It is not too late to make a registration and join others on the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Ma.15-8-2016: Het internationaal vuurtoren evenement-PA25SCH/LH

Het ILLW, ofwel het internationaal vuurtoren evenement brengt weer veel  zendamateur in de ether samen. In het weekend van 20 en 21 augustus komen veel  amateurstations vanuit of in de buurt van een vuurtoren in de lucht.  

In de Haagse regio is onder meer René, PD2 RKG met een ploeg actief vanaf een Schevenings  havenhoofd. Als het weer het toelaat staat de sleurshack echt op het puntje en worden  daar vanaf veel verbindingen gemaakt.  
 
René heeft in Mediamix, een programma van Den Haag FM, het een en ander daarover  uitgelegd. En hier hoef je niets van te missen want je kan de uitzending terugluisteren  op http://www.mediamixonline.nl/index.php . Krijg je het ADO nieuws er gratis  bij. Voor zendamateurs, maar ook voor luisteramateurs een goede gelegenheid  om de QSL kaartenverzameling uit te breiden.

Uitzending Mediamix hier beluisteren:
https://renegade1964.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/mm14aug2016.mp3

BRON: https://pd2rkg.com/ / muurkrant-mediamix

 
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Zo.14-8-2016: 3E1L on air for ILLW 2016

Radio Club of Panama will activate 3E1L PAN 030 Miraflores Locks Panama Canal Pacific entrance Aug. 20-21, 2016

QSL via HP1RCP

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Za.13-8-2016: Registration tidal wave for lighthouse fun-event

The 19th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is only days away with 420 registrations now and the organisers tip it will reach 500.

Among the latest to join are from Algeria, Austria, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia, Panama, Russia, Sri Lanka and Turkey - taking the total to 41 countries.

The 400th registration went to the Queenscliff White Lighthouse VK3YSP, Esopus Meadows Lighthouse K2QS the 200 th, Haulbowline Lighthouse MN0HNQ number 200, and Avery Point Lighthouse W1QK the 100th back in December.

More than 10 ten registrations this year are not lighthouses, but lightships, a time-ball tower, a tender serving lighthouses, or museums featuring a lighthouse. All have an interesting history and most issue special QSL cards.

Germany remains in the lead with 65 registrations, followed the USA on 60, Australia 59, then England, Scotland, Holland, South Africa, Sweden, Canada, Wales, Ireland, Malaysia, France and many more on the list.

Only days remain to organise a portable activity and make a registration – you don’t have to be there the entire weekend of August 20 and 21.

All registrations with their location and callsign, along with easy to read guidelines for this premiere fun event can be found on the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Za.13-8-2016: Kerry Amateur Radio Group to participate in ILLW

The Kerry Amateur Radio Group based in Co. Kerry, Ireland will participate as an Award Station in this year's International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend from Saturday 20th August to Sunday 21st August.

This event coincides with International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend which intends to raise the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, promoting maritime heritage. Details of which can be found at http://www.illw.net and at http://www.alk.org.uk/events/ilhw.html

The radio communication station will be set up at the Cromwell Point Lighthouse on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry by the Expeditionary Radio Team of the Kerry Amateur Radio Group and will be operated by club members. Two HF radio stations as well as a VHF and DATA radio stations will be set up this year on the site and it is anticipated that our members will be very busy making radio contacts with Amateur Radio operators and other participating lighthouses and lightships as we are a registered station with the event organisers.

PICTURE:
The Cromwell Point Lighthouse on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland

The Kerry Amateur Radio Group have been participating in this annual event for over 10 years and look forward to welcoming the many tourists, locals and Amateur Radio operators who visit our station at the lighthouse.

Visitors to our station can listen to and are welcome to participate in various forms of radio communications such as Morse code, Voice including for the first time DMR and DATA to communicate with stations, participating lighthouses and lightships from all over the world.

Cromwell Point Lighthouse is open to the public and details can be found of opening times and admission charges at http://www.greatlighthouses.com/lighthouses/valentia/

The Kerry Amateur Radio Group are looking forward to working as many stations as possible as well as having an enjoyable weekend at the station.

More information regarding the Kerry Amateur Radio Group can be found on the club webpage at http://kerryamateurradiogroup.com and the groups QRZ.com page using our callsign EI1K.

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.10-8-2016: World’s premier portable activity scores 400 registrations

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is on a little over a week away and the prestigious 400th registration goes to the Queenscliff White Lighthouse at the heads of Port Phillip Bay in Victoria, Australia.

Joe Gonzales VK3YSP and his wife Julie VK3FOWL will be there like in previous years, and last year reported contacting many others including 38 lighthouses.

Support has come from the Queenscliff Borough Council that made a site visit, and the Wireless Institute of Australia ‘Calling CQ’ brochures helped keep the inquiring public informed.

Joe and Julie says they would not miss the opportunity of being at the Queenscliff White Lighthouse again, and are very honoured at being its 400th registration for 2016.

There are nearly 60 registrations around Australia’s coast, just behind Germany 65, the USA 56 and England 30.

The worldwide fun-event event began in 1993 when the AYR Amateur Radio Group in Scotland decided to activate a lighthouse, the idea caught on and it soon became an international event.

The theme is to promote lighthouses through Amateur Radio and hopefully have these structure preserved for future generations. Organisers expect there will be more than 500 registrations from about 50 countries this year.

To check out all registrations of marine structures, see past reports and perhaps register one yourself on the weekend of August 20 and 21, follow the simple guidelines on the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.5-8-2016: ILLW heats up as tally mounts

No matter whether you are in Europe, Asia, Africa, Russia, Oceania or  the Americas - there's plenty of activations this month in the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

So far more than 375 registrations have been received from 40 seafaring  countries. Organisers expect around 500 marine structures to be listed  in the next couple of weeks.

Leading this fun-event so far is Germany on 60, USA and Australia 55,  followed by England with 30. To see all registrations, read the easy  guidelines or perhaps go portable yourself on the weekend of August
 20-21, see the website www.illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Do.4-8-2016: Lighthouse activation

VY2PLH will activate ILLW CA0051 at Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island Canada, (N45 56.99 W62 44.76 FN85pw) from 0001 UTC 20th August 2016 to 2400 UTC 21st August 2016

ARLHS CAN535 – CAN536 – CAN537 - IOTA NA-029

www.woodislandslighthouse.com/home.html

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Zo.31-7-2016: AT2L - Uttan Point Lighthouse, India

AT2L is a special call sign issued to activate Lighthouse station from Uttan Point LH (WLOL:IND 119, ILLW :IN 0005) near Mumbai for the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend.

AT2L will be active between 19-21 August, 2016.

The Ops. are Ajaya VU2DED, Gaurav VU2WE and Jatin VU2KWJ.

QSL via VU2KWJ.

More details are on http://qrz.com/db/AT2L

Give us a shout if you hear us!

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.29-7-2016: PA6SCH/LH TIJDENS ILLW WEER ACTIEF VANUIT VUURTOREN SCHEVENINGEN

Hallo allemaal,

Vanmorgen (Vr.29-7-2016) werd ik gebeld door Dhr. Geert Brandse van Rijkswaterstaat.
Mede door de inzet van Jeroen-PD5HM en Bas-PD7BDN is het uiteindelijk toch tot toestemming gekomen voor het aanstaand ILLW.
RWS wil komend najaar om de tafel met afgevaardigden van VRZA en VERON. Er gaat nu reeds een schrijven uit naar de beide secretariaten.
Maar: dit jaar is dus PA6SCH verzekerd

73 Hans PA3ATW
(VRZA-afd.DenHaag)

 
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Di.19-7-2016: Cuban lighthouse operation

Members of the DX Group Cuba (GDXC), Havana Contest Group (HCG) and a eastern RC of Havana will activate T42R from the a (NA-015), during the 2016 International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (August 20-21st).

Operators mentioned are CO2JD, CO2XK, CO2II, CO2AME,CO2WDB, CM2KL, CM2YV, CM2PTE, CM2CVV, CM2MIL, CM2RW,CM2AQD, CM2CD. CM2CK, CM2MM, CL2TE and CL2YPR.

QSL via EA7FTR.

OPDX
BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Za.16-7-2016: ILLW reaches 300 registrations

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend next month has more than 300 registrations so far from 35 countries.

The prestigious 300th has been made by the QSY Society K2QS for the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse in the Hudson River in New York.

Known as the Maid of the Meadows the octagonal wooden tower warns Mariners of the mud flats.

Built in 1839 and historically listed the QSY Society K2QS will be activated mainly on 20 metres SSB.

The fun-event is held on August 20-21 with all registrations and the guidelines on the website ILLW.net.

Jim Linton VK3PC
BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 

 
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Do.7-7-2016: ILLW web site upgrade

With the advent of mobile friendly web site requirements, the ILLW team thought it was time to upgrade the ILLW site to make Google and the entrants happy.

Not only has the old site been given a facelift but two other site have been created as well There is now a mirror site at http://lighthouse-weekend.international which carries the bare essentials for mobile phone/tablet use, but there's also http://wllw.org which has a new version of the lighthouse list.

It was inteneded to carry out these upgrades after August but an uninvited guest in the ILLW.net site brought things forward.

So, lets see if they work properly by getting your entries in for this year's event. The elusive 300 is just around the corner so go to either web site and fill in an entry form and treat yourself to a fun weekend on the air at a lighthouse
BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.29-6-2016: Lighthouse activation

The Charlottetown Amateur Radio Club (VY2CRS) has installed a G5RV Junior antenna and coaxial connection at Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The physical installation is at the Rear Range Light (ARLHS CAN-537).

The Wood Islands Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-535) attendant can provide access.

Wood Islands is the terminus for the ferry service between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
(www.woodislandslighthouse.com/home.html)

BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.11-5-2016: Northern Ireland lighthouse scores 200th entry

The Haulbowline Lighthouse in Northern Ireland built in 1824 is this year’s prestigious 200th registration in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

The annual fun-event began in 1995 and is always held on the third weekend of August.

Members of the Hilltop Amateur Radio Club in County Down, mainly operate portable, and have chosen the Haulbowline Lighthouse.

The 34 metre high unpainted granite tower is on wave-washed rock, exposed only at low tide with a ‘half tide’ light for ships entering from the Irish Sea, showing that the tide was high enough for vessels to enter.

Listen for its callsign in clever phonetics - Mike November Zero Hilltop Never Quiet.

In the registrations leader board is Germany on 40, USA with 40, Australia 29, England 14, and Scotland 12 in a total of nearly 30 countries so far.

To see them all, to register a marine navigation structure under simple guidelines on August 20 and 21, visit the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC
BRON: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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SCHRIKKELMa.29-2-2016: Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society Seeks New Leadership

TAGS: activations, additional information, amateur radio, ham radio, hams, lighthouses, New Jersey, new leader, public awareness, solicitation, web page
02/29/2016

The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (ARLHS), sponsor of Intercontinental Lightship-Lighthouse Week, is looking for a new leader. Jim Weidner, K2JXW, who founded the ARLHS in 2000, has resigned as owner and president, due to serious illness. The organization’s stated purpose is to promote public awareness of both ham radio and lighthouses, “preserving lights that are in danger of extinction, and paying tribute to the role that hams and lighthouse keepers have played in contributing to maritime safety.” Headquartered in New Jersey, the ARLHS has about 2000 dues-paying members.

“Anyone wishing to take over the membership list and trusteeship of club station W7QF is welcome to do so and is guaranteed our full cooperation in the transition,” said a solicitation distributed by Weidner on February 29.

“We intend to keep the ARLHS active until June 30, 2016, after which time we will terminate the web page, beaconbot, and all club activities, if no one is willing to assume ownership and leadership,” Weidner’s announcement said.

ARLHS sponsors the Intercontinental Lightship-Lighthouse Week, August 1-8, and National Lighthouse Day on August 7, with lighthouse and lightship Amateur Radio activations.

The new owner/president would have to assume fiscal responsibilities. For additional information, contact Weidner via e-mail or telephone, (856) 486-1755.
BRON: http://www.arrl.org/

 
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Ma.28-12-2015: ILLW turn-out edges ahead

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More than 105 registrations from 22 different countries have so far been received for the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held in August.

Australia and Germany share the most registrations with 22 each, followed by the USA on 16.

With eight months left there’s expected to be more than 500 registrations from 50 countries in this premier event, always held on the third weekend in August.

If you want to see the reports by past portable activations, read the easy guidelines, or to register for the weekend of August 20 and 21, then visit the dedicated website of  www.illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC
Bron: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Zo.13-12-2015: ILLW scores 100 registrations

The interesting Avery Point Lighthouse (PHOTO) in the grounds of University of Connecticut, has been named as the 100th registration for the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, to be held in August.

Dan Fegley W1QK joined by others from the ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Service, will activate the octagonal brown coloured concrete block tower.

It has eight 200-watt bulbs on a lantern desk that provided navigation for ships entering a cove east of Avery Point, and those passing through the Pine Island Channel.

Although built by March 1943, it was not lit until May 1944 because of concerns of possible enemy invasion.

The United States Coast Guard used the site for training including radio communications and navigation.

Dan Fegley W1QK and the group will enjoy making contacts and explaining Amateur Radio to a few visitors to the lighthouse.

Avery Point W1QK joins 15 other US lighthouses. This fun-event has Germany and Australia with about 60 registrations each, then comes England among 22 countries so far.

If you would like to read the simple event guidelines, or make a registration on the weekend of August 20-21, then visit the dedicated website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC
Bron: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.11-11-2015: Lighthouse event milestones and special callsigns

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend in August remains the premier event with 90 from 20 countries already registered, led by friendly archrivals Australia and Germany with 20 each, and the USA on 15.

In France at the Petit-Fort-Phillipe Lighthouse TM0LHG (PHOTO), a pair from Holland, Helmich PA0HEL and Peter PA0RLM are to proudly celebrate their 10th year as radio amateurs.

In Portugal CS5ARAM at the Montedor Lighthouse, is celebrated by the Association of Radio Amateurs from the Alto Minho, founded in 1992.

The Romanshorn Lighthouse in Switzerland is to use the unique callsign of HB9ILLW. Matt HB9FVF and Silvan HB9FVR will be looking for plenty of contacts.

The annual event usually has more than 500 registrations from about 50 countries, each helping to draw public awareness of the need to restore old marine navigation structures and publicise Amateur Radio.

Whether you want to see past event activity reports, access its facebook page, read the simple guidelines or register a marine beacon for August 20-21, visit the website at illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC
Bron: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Wo.28-10-2015: ILLW a stand out on the calendar

The premiere event, the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend already has 75 registrations from 20 countries, each eager to be part of this annual portable activity.

The basic aims are to promote the heritage of navigation that kept seafarers safe, and expose modern Amateur Radio to the wider general community.

On August 20-21, a large number head for lighthouses, lightships and marine navigation beacons, using portable Amateur Radio to put them on air.

Whether you’re in the Americas, Australasia, Europe, South Africa or Asia, there will be plenty of action.

There were about 500 in nearly 50 countries this year, and it seems likely to be repeated in the 2016 event in August.

To see the registrations so far, perhaps make one yourself, read past reports, or the easy guidelines, visit the dedicated website illw.net or ILLW-click picture on top of this page.

Jim Linton VK3PC
Bron: http://www.southgatearc.org/index.htm

 
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Vr.25-9-2015: Upcoming Lighthouse activations

Current and upcoming WLOTA, ARLHS, and other lighthouse activations -

24/09-29/09 E51AAR: Rarotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL K7AR (d/B)/OQRS

24/09-04/10 EA6/EA5IDQ: Isla de Menorca WLOTA:2988 QSL H/c (d/B)

24/09-28/09 KH2/KU0Q: Guam Island WLOTA:0064 QSL JR1EFG (d)

24/09-29/09 MJ0CFW: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL ClubLog OQRS

24/09-30/09 TM48B: Belle Ile Island WLOTA:0872 QSL F5HNQ (d/B)

24/09-28/09 VP9/K3GP: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)

24/09-28/09 VP9/K8UT: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)

24/09-28/09 VP9/ND8L: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)

24/09-28/09 VP9/WW3S: Hamilton Island WLOTA:0201 QSL H/c (d)

25/09-27/09 DU3JH: Luzon Island WLOTA:0081 QSL LoTW

25/09-27/09 DU3LA: Luzon Island WLOTA:0081 QSL LoTW

26/09-27/09 CO8CML: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL QRZ.com

26/09-27/09 IS0/S50P: Sardinia WLOTA:1608 QSL H/c Buro

26/09-27/09 KP2/WE5DX: St. Croix Island WLOTA:2477 QSL H/c (d/B)

26/09-27/09 MJ5Z: Jersey Island (main) WLOTA:0818 QSL OQRS/LoTW

26/09-08/10 PA/DL1EAL: Texel Island WLOTA:0043 QSL H/c (d/B)

26/09-11/10 PJ4M: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL PH2M (B)

26/09-27/09 PJ6A: Saba Island WLOTA:2043 QSL Club Log OQRS

26/09-27/09 VK6FADF: Australia (main island) WLOTA:1520 QSL Buro

26/09-27/09 YB0NDT: Java WLOTA:1660 QSL Direct/LoTW

26/09-27/09 YB8ROP: Pulau Sangihe WLOTA:2486 QSL Direct (QRZ.com)

01/10-04/10 IA5/IK3JLV: Punta del Ferraione WAIL:TO-004 WLOL:ITA-127

WLOTA:0545 QSL H/c (d/B)

01/10-04/10 IA5/IW3ILP: Punta del Ferraione WAIL:TO-004 WLOL:ITA-127

WLOTA:0545 QSL H/c (d/B)

01/10-04/10 LU4AA/D: Martin Garcia Island WLOL:ARG-045 QSL H/c (d/B)

01/10-08/10 VP2MAC: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL Op's Info

01/10-08/10 VP2MLJ: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL K8ESQ (d)/LoTW

01/10-08/10 VP2MXT: Montserrat Island WLOTA:1475 QSL Op's Info

05/10-30/10 3B8/DJ7RJ: Mauritius Island WLOTA:0595 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

06/10-14/10 MX0LDG: Lundy Island WLOTA:1997 QSL M0URX OQRS

15/10-15/12 6Y5/JA0RQV: Jamaika Island WLOTA:0214 QSL JA0RQV (d/B)

17/10-27/10 5J0B: Isla San Andres WLOTA:2990 QSL LU1FM (d)

17/10-24/10 D4D: Ilha da Boa Vista WLOTA:0972 QSL EB7DX (d)

17/10-03/11 FG4KH: Guadeloupe Island WLOTA:0644 QSL F1DUZ (d/B)

17/10-27/10 FM/VE8DX: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL LY5W (d)

17/10-31/10 PJ7PL: Sint Maarten WLOTA:0711 QSL WA1ZAM (d/B)

18/10-25/10 P40A: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL WD9DZV (d/B)

18/10-27/10 PY0F/AA4NC: Fernando de Noronha DFB:OC-03 WLOL:FDN-001

WLOTA:1208 QSL H/c (d)

18/10-27/10 PY0F/AA4VK: Fernando de Noronha DFB:OC-03 WLOL:FDN-001

WLOTA:1208 QSL H/c (d)

18/10-27/10 PY0F/WA4DAN: Fernando de Noronha DFB:OC-03 WLOL:FDN-001

WLOTA:1208 QSL H/c (d)

19/10-02/11 E51EAQ: Rarotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL SP7DQR (d/B)

20/10-27/10 FJ/G4XUM: St Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 FJ/GM4AFF: St Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 FJ/M5RIC: St Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 FJ/N0VD: St Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-28/10 P40W Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL N2MM (d)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/DK3DM: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/DL8OBQ: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/IK7YTT: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/N0YY: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/N4QQ: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/N4RV: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/VA7AM: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2/W1ASB: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

20/10-27/10 PJ2DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W0CG (d)

21/10-28/10 FS/K9EL: St. Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (ClubLog OQRS)

21/10-29/10 FS/W9ILY: St. Martin WLOTA:0383 QSL H/c (d/B)

21/10-28/10 T42US: Cuba Island WLOTA:0032 QSL WB2REM (d)/LoTW/eQSL

22/10-27/10 TO2EME: St. Martin WLOTA:0383 QSL PE1L (d)

23/10-26/10 VP2V/AA7V: Virgin Gorda WLOTA:0347 QSL NR6M (d)

24/10-25/10 IH9YMC: Isola di Pantelleria WLOTA:0041 QSL eQSL

24/10-25/10 NH0DX: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JL3RDC (d/B)

24/10-25/10 NH7A: Island of Hawaii WLOTA:0065 QSL F5VHJ (d/B)

24/10-25/10 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)

24/10-25/10 TO1E: St Martin Island WLOTA:0383 QSL TBA

24/10-25/10 TO2M: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL LY5W (d)

24/10-25/10 TO4K: St Barthelemy Island WLOTA:0377 QSL G3NKC (d)

24/10-25/10 VP2V/N3DXX: Virgin Gorda WLOTA:0347 QSL NR6M (d)

25/10-31/10 HI7/YV5IAL: Dominican Republic Island WLOTA:2974 QSL H/c (d/B)

27/10-03/11 PJ2/W4PGM: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

27/10-03/11 PJ2/W4VAB: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

29/10-01/11 PJ7/PE1L: St. Maarten WLOTA:0711 QSL PE1L (d)

30/10-04/11 ZD7N: Saint Helena Island WLOTA:1488 QSL W6NV (d)

31/10-01/11 JA4GXS/6: Kita Daito Shima WLOTA:0928 QSL H/c (d/B)

01/11-30/11 3B9/DF6LO: Rodrigues Island WLOTA:4265 QSL LoTW/eQSL

01/11-12/12 5R8IC: Ile Sainte Marie WLOTA:0491 QSL F6ICX (d/B)

01/11-30/11 PJ4/OE7PGI: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)

01/11-30/11 ZY2QG: Ilha Queimada Grande DFB:SP-11 WLOL:BRA-086 WLOTA:0242

QSL PY2AE (d/B)

02/11-16/11 YJ0BJ: Efate Island WLOTA:1051 QSL VK2BJ (d)/LoTW/eQSL

03/11-10/11 P40MH: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL OH2BAD (d/B)

03/11-10/11 P4/OH1MA: Aruba Island WLOTA:0033 QSL OH2BAD (d/B)

06/11-04/12 ZD8W: Ascension Island WLOTA:1491 QSL W6NV (d)

07/11-14/11 J6/AA4OC: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

07/11-14/11 J6/KB7NJV: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

07/11-14/11 J6/N7DWL: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

07/11-14/11 J6/N7QR: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

07/11-14/11 J6/WT4BT: Santa Lucia Island WLOTA:1336 QSL H/c (d)/LoTW

08/11-23/11 VP2ECC: Anguilla Island WLOTA:1474 QSL DL9USA (QRZ.com)

09/11-15/11 E51KIK: Rarotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL G0KIK (d)

10/11-08/12 FM/DL7VOG: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL H/c (B/OQRS/d)

10/11-18/11 PJ4/OH1MA: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL OH2BAD (d/B)

10/11-18/11 PJ4/OH2BAD: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-16/11 9H3YY: Malta Island WLOTA:1113 QSL DL2JRM (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/K2PLF: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/K8ND: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/KB7Q: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/KY7M: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/N5OT: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/N7IR: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/W0NB: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/W8WTS: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/W9NJY: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2/ZS6EZ: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL H/c (d/B)

13/11-01/12 PJ2DX: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W0CG (d)

18/11-25/11 FH/DL1RPL: Mayotte Island WLOTA:0376 QSL H/c (d/B)

22/11-30/11 VP2EAQ: Anguilla Island WLOTA:1474 QSL KE1B (d/B)

22/11-30/11 VP2EAR: Anguilla Island WLOTA:1474 QSL KE1B (d/B)

23/11-02/12 PJ5/OH1VR: Saba Island WLOTA:2043 QSL H/c (d/B)

23/11-02/12 PJ5/OH3JR: Saba Island WLOTA:2043 QSL H/c (d/B)

24/11-02/12 CE0Y/R4WAA: Isla de Pascua WLOTA:0319 QSL H/c (d/B)

24/11-02/12 CE0Y/RZ3FW: Isla de Pascua WLOTA:0319 QSL H/c (d/B)

25/11-03/12 5W0IF: Upolu Island WLOTA:1944 QSL ZL1IF (d)/LoTW

25/11-01/12 PJ4/K4BAI: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)

25/11-01/12 PJ4/KU8E: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL K4BAI (d/B)

25/11-01/12 PJ4/W8FN: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL H/c (d/B)

27/11-30/11 AH0KT: Saipan Island WLOTA:1333 QSL JH8PHT (d/B)

27/11-03/12 FR/DL1RPL: La Reunion Island WLOTA:1812 QSL H/c (d/B)

28/11-29/11 3B9HA: Rodrigues Island WLOTA:4265 QSL LoTW

28/11-29/11 IH9R: Pantelleria Island WLOTA:0041 QSL IZ1GAR (d)

28/11-29/11 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)

28/11-29/11 PJ4A: Bonaire Island WLOTA:1279 QSL K4BAI (d/B)

28/11-29/11 TC0A: Bozcaada Adasi WLOTA:0085 QSL LZ5X (d)

28/11-29/11 TO4GU: Martinique Island WLOTA:1041 QSL DL7VOG (d/B)

01/12-31/12 3B8/DF6LO: Mauritius Island WLOTA:0595 QSL LoTW/eQSL

03/12-10/12 E51XGI: Rarotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL JA1XGI OQRS

03/12-10/12 3D2RJ: Viti Levu Island WLOTA:0055 QSL N7RO (d/B)

04/12-06/12 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)

12/12-13/12 PJ2T: Curacao Island WLOTA:0942 QSL W3HNK (d)

19/12-9/1/16 E51TLA: Rorotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL OZZ6TL (d/B)

20/12-28/12 E51LLA: Rorotonga Island WLOTA:0971 QSL DL7LL (d/B)

27/12-13/1/16 YJ4AO: Efate Island WLOTA:1051 QSL DL7VOA (d/B)

73 and Good DX!

Dave Raycroft, VA3RJ

 
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Ma.17-8-2015: Happisburgh Lighthouse echoes to sound of Morse code

Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) made more than 150 contacts with other radio hams from Happisburgh Lighthouse on 15/16 th August using the callsign GB0HL as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

The objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and the need for their preservation and restoration.
This annual amateur radio event started in Scotland in 1993 and has grown until more than 450 lighthouses and lightships in at least 50 countries around the world now participate each year.

The event coincided with the International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend when many lighthouses across the world are open to the public.

The lighthouse was extremely busy on the Sunday with around 350 visitors climbing up to the light, enjoying the location and views.

Unfortunately radio propagation conditions were not very good thanks to solar activity, but around 160 contacts were made, mainly using CW (Morse code) on 80/40/20m and also 4m.

A 4m (70MHz) station was installed and operated on the Saturday by Selim M0XTA from Essex who requested access during our activation to further his 4m interests.

The radio station attracted a lot of attention from visitors, especially Morse code, with many youngsters trying their hand at sending their name.


NARC's Malcolm Prestwood G3PDH and young lighthouse visitors trying out Morse code

Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently-run lighthouse in Great Britain.

Built in 1790, and originally one of a pair, the tower is 85ft tall with the lantern 134ft above sea level. The “low light”, which was discontinued in 1883 was 20ft lower and the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous “Haisborogh” Sands.

Today the lighthouse is painted white with three red bands, and has a light characteristic of three white flashes, repeated every 30secs, and with a range of 18 miles.

Saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions.

About Norfolk Amateur Radio Club

The club has more than 100 members, a strong history dating back to the 1950s and has a very active calendar of talks, events, special event stations and courses.

It meets at 7.00pm on Wednesdays at the Sixth Form Common Room, City of Norwich School, Eaton Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6PP, with formal proceedings starting at 7.45pm.

The programme alternates weekly between talks or club challenges, and informal meetings with Morse tuition, electronic construction and “Bright Sparks” events for youngsters.

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Ma.17-8-2015: ILLW shows a strong commitment

Registrations in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend were higher this year from the major seafaring nations of Australia, England and Germany, adding to growth from Bulgaria, Canada, Cuba, France, Portugal and Scotland.

The ILLW on August 15-16 had 506 registrations, from 32 countries, down on 2014, but seemingly reflecting the prevailing political and economic trends.

The magic number 500 registration was from Michael Sealfon WA2OCG at Alki Point Lighthouse, which marks the southern entrance to Seattle’s Elliott Bay in Washington USA.

It provided both a light and fog horns to keep mariners safe on their voyage and as a monument for the first settlers gets plenty of tourists.

An outstanding result came from Cuba that had 13 registrations, and may be due to the normalisation of its relationship with the USA.

A lot of good fun was had, with some participants having heightened public interest in the history of old navigation structures and Amateur Radio. More reports and photos are welcome on both the ILLW Facebook page and the website.

Typical of the DX that can be worked was Cape Wickham Lighthouse on King Island and Glenn Alford VK3ILW portable VK7, with an ICOM 775 transceiver into a Cushcraft R5 vertical.

Although acknowledging he had a good location, there were at times dogpiles with notable contacts being to the Canary Islands, Cuba, Baltic Islands, Guatemala, Europe, USA, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand.

The many media mentions included the national broadcaster ABC radio that told listeners at Geraldton in West Australia achieved a world first record for the most people hugging a lighthouse.

One of Australia’s oldest steel lighthouses in Australia, the red and white candy-striped Point Moore Lighthouse about 400 kilometres north of Perth built in 1878 has dominated the local skyline.

More than 1,000 turned out for the world-record ranking embrace. As part of ILLW made possible by Ron Fisher VK6MP, the doors were open to allow a unique glimpse inside.

Already the next and 19th annual Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on August 20-21, 2016, has 30 registrations.

To see the simple guidelines, past reports, or for other information please visit the dedicated website  www.illw.net or click TOP PICTURE this website.

Jim Linton VK3PC

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Za.15-8-2015: Lighthouse activity for ILLW

Almost 500 stations from 44 contries are listed for this weekend's International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW), August 15-16th. Complete details and list of participants are available at: http://illw.net

Here is a list of last minute entries sent to OPDX:
7T7T -- Operators 7X2UV, 7X2ME, 7X2ZE, 7X2RO, 7X2SP and 7X2OR will be active as 7T7T from the Cherchell Lighthouse, Algeria, during
the ILLW. QSL via 7X2ARA.

H81L -- Members of the Radio Club de Panama will activate H81L from
Miraflores Lighthouse (ILLW PA0001 and ARLHS PAN-030), Panama Canal Pacific side, on Sunday, August 16th, from 15:00 UTC through 24:00 UTC. Activity will be on the HF bands using SSB and CW. QSL via HP1RCP.

NW8S -- Members of the Lorain County Wireless Operators (LCWO) will
be active August 14th starting at 0001z for 48 hours. The LCWO will be operating for the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW). The three man team will depart Lorain Sailing Club marina by boat for lighthouse number ILLW US0143 and ARLHS USA-453 at 2pm Friday afternoon.
 The team will leave with enough gear to operate from 80-10m with four stations on the air. The team plans to operate on all bands and all modes including SSB, CW, and Digital modes. The team plans to set up antennas Friday afternoon to be on the air for event start.
 They will use the club callsign NW8S and will have operators on the air around the clock. Local operators can coordinate HF on the simplex frequency of 146.505 MHz which they will be monitoring during certain time slots of the event. They also plan to engage in local simplex on 2M FM, and local analog machines as well.
 The team will have enough supplies to last for 3 days at the lighthouse and plan to depart Sunday afternoon. This will mark the fourth time an amateur radio station has ever operated from the lighthouse and the fourth time in decades that the structure will be occupied overnight.
 The team of operators would like to mention that this event, under certain weather conditions, could be very hazardous and set up times could be delayed pending weather.
 Suggested frequencies posted are subject to change with QRM and the NAQP:
FM - 146.505 MHz
10M - 28350, 28050 and 28120 kHz
12M - 24940 kHz and 24900 kHz (ILLW during NAQP)
15M - 21350, 21050 and 21070 kHz
17M - 18150 kHz and 18080 kHz (ILLW during NAQP)
20M - 14275, 14050 and 14070 kHz
40M - 7210, 7050 and 7070 kHz
80M - 3810, 3550 and 3580 kHz
Lorain Lighthouse Foundation Inc. http://www.lorainlighthouse.com

PA25SCH -- Wouter, PA3WEG, and possibly others will be operating as PA25SCH from the Scheveningen Lighthouse (NL0025), Netherlands, during the ILLW. QSL via the Bureau only. QSL Manager is PD2RKG.

VARIOUS CUBAN STATIONS -- Look for 14 Cuban stations to be active during International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) and 9 of
them for the very first time. Cuba has had a permanent presence during the ILLW since a few years ago, but without doubt this year will be the first time with so many lighthouses on the air. QSL via operators instructions. The callsigns and references numbers are as follows:
1 - T41C - Cayo Jutia Lighthouse CU0009 (new one)
2 - T42R - Morro La Habana Lighthouse CU0003
3 - T43SD - Boca de Jaruco Lighthouse CU0015 (new one)
4 - T44IJ - Carapachibey Lighthouse CU0013 (new one)
5 - T45FM - Maya Lighthouse CU0005
6 - T46BY - Yaguanabo Lighthouse 0012 (new one)
7 - T46LC - Los Colorados Lighthouse CU0008 (new one)
8 - T46BC - Bahía de Cadiz Lighthouse CU0011 (new one)
9 - T47LH - Colon Lighthouse CU0007 (new one)
10 - T48LHH - Punta Rasa Lighthouse CU0014 (new one)
11 - T48FL - Punta Lucrecia Lighthouse CU0006
12 - T48FV - Cabo Cruz Lighthouse CU0010 (new one)
13 - T48SC - Morro Santiago de Cuba Lighthouse CU0004
14 - T48FM - Punta de Maisi Lighthouse CU0001

W2GSB/LH -- Peter, W2JV, will be active from the Fire Island Lighthouse
(FN30KP) from 1400-2100 UTC Saturday and Sunday celebrating
Lighthouse/ Lightship weekend. The callsign will be W2GSB/LH and will be on all Amateur Satellites including EO-79. If you would like a commemorative QSL card please SASE to his QRZ.com QTH.
 More information is available on his QRZ.com page.

OPDX

 


Vr.14-8-2015: LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND: EO-79 TRANSPONDER ACTIVATED

The AMSAT-NL transponder on EO-79 has been activated to support the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW)

We apologize for the short notice, this opportunity came along very last minute, and again we took it.

QB50p1 (EO-79) carries the FUNcube-3 400 mW inverting linear 435/145 MHz SSB/CW transponder provided by AMSAT-NL with support from AMSAT-UK.

• 435.035-435.065 MHz LSB Uplink
• 145.935-145.965 MHz USB Downlink

TLEs are NORAD # 40025, COSPAR designator 2014-033-R

Remember that the FUNcube family of transponders do not need much power to work them.

I will be operating at Scheveningen Lighthouse PA25SCH, NL0025

Thanks to the Von Karman Institute and Innovative Solution In Space for the opportunity to use the transponder.

Have FUN over the weekend!

Wouter PA3WEG
AMSAT-NL

International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW)
http://www.illw.net/
https://www.facebook.com/ILLWeekend

AMSAT-UK http://amsat-uk.org/

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Vr.14-8-2015: ILLW - HET FEEST IS BEGONNEN

- NEW CLUB INSPIRED BY ILLW

In West Australia has emerged the newly formed Capes Lighthouse Radio Group that will activate two marine lights in support of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

The club builds on the ILLW operations of more than ten years pioneered by Wally VK6YS, now its patron, and Nigel VK6NI the Founding President.

Anthony Benbow VK6AXB the Administrative Officer, said that now VK6CLL Cape Leeuwin Light and VK6CNL Cape Naturaliste Light are club callsigns, means that any group member can join in the weekend fun.

Membership is open to anyone who supports the group’s aims, has participated in or assisted with an ILLW operation at Cape Leeuwin or Naturaliste.

A number of those in the ILLW have had reports published already in their local media, while a few intend to do so after the event.

With the most registrations this year is Germany 72, followed by Australia 68, USA 66, and England 43. Then comes The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Canada, Argentina, South Africa and Croatia.

Many other seafaring countries are represented with smaller numbers. More than 500 registrations are active this weekend from marine navigation beacons. Given them a call – most have special QSL cards.
To see them all visit the website illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

 


- THE LONG TREK FOR ILLW GROUP

The Tableland Radio Group will be operating from Grassy Hill Lighthouse - Cooktown Australia for the 11th consecutive year this International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.

The group travels over 300 kilometres to get to the location and make it a very social trip. We will have 6 Amateurs at our Light and will be using the special call reflecting our adopted light house VK4GHL.

The Cook shire Council Mayor Mr Peter Scott is very supportive of our participation in this event and readily give us approval to operate in the public space. The Historical Society is also supportive as it is part of the area's history. The local newspaper has also done an article on our event.

Its great to see the growing number of lights being activated by HAMS around the world.

INFO - CLICK HERE

 


- AT5K - LIGHTHOUSE AMATEUR RADIO STATION FROM SOUTH INDIA

A small team of Radio Amateurs from Bangalore, will be operating from the Kasargod Lighthouse from 14th August to 16th August 2015 to mark the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2015.

Operating on SSB & CW on 40, 24, 20, 17, 15 & 10 meters.

Location: Kasargod Lighthouse
ILLW Lighthouse No.IND090
Grid: MK72lm
12.5053617 N
74.9727486 E

 


- PORTUGUESE LIGHTHOUSES 'ON THE AIR' FOR ILLW 2015

Look for the following Portuguese Lighthouses to be on the air for the upcoming International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (August, 15-16th):

- PT00?? - Callsign CR5MSL; August 15-16th; Farol da Mama Sul; QSL Info: Buro

- PT0003 - Callsign CS2CRA; August 15-16th; Farol do Cabo Raso; Operators: Associação de Radioamadores da Linha de Cascais; QSL Info: Direct via CT7ABO.

- PT0010 - Callsign CT7/DC2CT/P; August 15-16th; Farol de Montedor; Operator: Heike Beiderwieden (DC2CT); QSL Info: DC2CT

- PT0012 - Callsign CR6LH; August 15-16th; Farol do Forte do Cavalo; Operators: José Luís Proença (CT1GZB), Carlos Cortês (CT1CSY) and Rafael Cortês (CT2JXT); QSL Info: Buro or direct +sase to CT1GZB (also will be in 145.350 MHz - FM to local contacts)

- PT0015 - Callsign CS5LX/p; August 15-16th; Farol do Cabo da Roca; Operators: Associação de Radioamadores da Região de Lisboa; QSL Info: Buro or direct.

- PT0024 - Callsign CR6100CS; August 15-16th; Farol do Cabo Sardão; Operators: Núcleo de Radioamadores da Armada; QSL info: Via Buro or in accordance with stated for CS5NRA; (also will be leading Satellite Comms during all entire operation period in accordance with satellite schedules)

- PT0025 - Callsign CR5L; August 15-16th; Farol de Leça / Boa Nova ; Operator: José Araujo (CT1DSV)

- PT0032 - Callsign CQ7LW; August 15-16th; Farol do Bugio; Operator: Paulo Santos (CT1EWA)

- PT0033 - Callsign CT1FDQ/p; August 15-16th; Farol de Alfanzina ; Operator: Jorge Marques (CT1FDQ); QSL info: Buro or direct

- PT0034 - Callsign CT1MH/p; August 15-16th; Farol de Vila Real de Santo António; Operator: António Cardoso (CT1MH); QSL info: Buro or direct

As in previous editions of ILLW, the Portuguese participants will by find in 7115 kHz, +/- 5 kHz (40m band), Saturday, around 22:00 local time (21:00 UTC) for a brief QSO between the headlights participants.

Very best regards from Portugal,

João Costa CT1FBF

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Wo.12-8-2015: Punta de Sardina Lighthouse on the air for ILLW

Activation of a lighthouse in the Canary Islands, during the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2015.

These are the references:

DXCC: Canary Islands (EA8)
CALL: AO8LH
NAME: Punta de Sardina Lighthouse
ARLHS CAI-055
WLOTA 0969
IILW ES0046
FEA D-2816
IOTA AF-004
Locator: IL28ED

QSL VIA EA8AKN

By Grupo DX Gran Canaria & URE Las Palmas

Jose EA8CNR

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Di.11-8-2015: ILLW organisatorisch auf der Zielgeraden

Funkbetrieb
Redaktion 11.08.15

Am 15. und 16. August werden weltweit zahlreiche Leuchttürme und Feuerschiffe auf den Amateurfunkfrequenzen aktiviert. Zum International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) haben sich rund 460 Stationen bzw. Standorte von allen Kontinenten angemeldet. Die jüngsten Anmeldungen zur Aktivität kamen aus Australien, Bulgarien, den Kanarischen Inseln, Estland, Island, der Isle of Man, Sri Lanka und der Schweiz.

Deutschland ist mit 70 registrierten Standorten dabei, gefolgt von Australien und den USA (65) sowie England (42). Weitere Informationen gibt es auf der Webseite www.illw.net.

Bild: M. Jastroch, CC-BY-SA 3.0 (Quelle: Wikipedia.org)

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ILLW headed for another success

The registrations for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend are coming in a late rush, with 460 site so far ready for portable activity in the annual big fun event held this weekend.

Whether you are in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania or the Americas, there will be plenty of action with 40 seafaring countries involved to honour this old form of maritime navigation.

The latest registrations include those from Australia, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Estonia, Iceland, Isle of Man, Sri Lanka, and Switzerland - that will use the unique callsign of HB9ILLW.

Germany has 70 registrations followed closely by Australia and the USA both on 65, and England with 42.

If you want to registered in the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on August 15-16 visit the website  www.illw.net

Jim Linton VK3PC

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Zo.9-8-2015: VUURTOREN SCHEVENINGEN ACTIEF MET PA6SCH//lh

ILLW weekeind 2015: Veel deelnemers gaan dit jaar met PA6SCH/lh in de Vuurtoren van Scheveningen het evenement van het jaar meemaken.

In het weekeind van 15 en 16 augustus vindt weer het ILLW – International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend plaats. Leden van de VRZA afdeling Haaglanden zullen net als de afgelopen jaren de vuurtoren van Scheveningen weer activeren. (Met dank aan Rijkswaterstaat en Muzee Scheveningen voor het verlenen van de toestemming en medewerking.) Zij zullen actief zijn onder de roepletters PA6SCH/lh. Er zal op alle HF amateurbanden in phone en CW gewerkt worden. Uiteraard zijn wij ook te vinden op 2 en 70cm.

Vrijdag 14 augustus zal overdag begonnen worden aan de opbouw. Hierbij worden de benodigde antennes geplaatst, coaxkabels uitgerold en de tranceivers getest. Vanaf het moment dat het weekend begonnen is, zullen wij actief deelnemen aan het ILLW. Wij hopen dan ook vele verbindingen te mogen maken met andere deelnemende vuurtorens en lichtschepen all over the world. En uiteraard andere radio amateurs.

Wil je een keertje deelnemen aan of langskomen op het ILLW en deze prachtige vuurtoren van Scheveningen bekijken? Meld je dan nu aan via de contactpagina van de VRZA-website: http://www.pi4dhg.nl/index.php?option=com_chronoforms&view=form&Itemid=36
Of misschien nog beter..... Kom dinsdag 11 augustus naar onze VRZA-verenigingsavond. Rond 20.15u zullen wij starten met de uitleg en hoe we dit willen gaan aanpakken. Jullie input is hierin ook wenselijk.

Met vriendelijke groeten en wellicht tot dinsdagavond of tijdens het ILLW weekeind.
Bron: http://www.pi4dhg.nl/

 

Za.8-8-2015: Scheveningen actief tijdens ILLW 2015

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CREW PA25SCH/lh ACTIEF VANAF HET ZUIDELIJK HAVENHOOFD SCHEVENINGEN

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Vr.7-8-2015: 9M4LHO ILLW DXpedition 2015

PDXFC & MARTS will organize ILLW DXpedition 2015 - 9M4LHO One Fathom Bank Lighthouse (Photo) on 14-16 Aug 2015.

The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster International goodwill.

Regard 73

de 9M2RDX

INFO - CLICK HERE

Bron:southgatearc.org

 
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Wo.5-8-2015: Ham radio users to tune into the Wild Atlantic Way

Amateur radio operators are making their annual pilgrimage to the West Clare lighthouse where they will communicate via radio and Morse code with hundreds of amateur radio clubs worldwide

The Clare Herald reports the Limerick Radio Club will operate non-stop for 48 hours at Loop Head as part of the 18th annual International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW) from midnight on Friday 14 August to midnight on Sunday 16 August. The call sign used will be EI0LHL.

INFO: Read the full story - CLICK HERE

INFO: Limerick Radio Club - CLICK HERE

INFO: International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend - CLICK TOP FOTO

Bron:southgatearc.org