Listen this weekend for ILLW activity

12:28 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

Members of the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Team KP4ROS getting ready to activate the Punta Tuna Lighthouse

On the amateur radio bands Saturday and Sunday will be those who go portable and actively support the record breaking 16th annualInternational Lighthouse
and Lightship Weekend
The first-ever 500thregistration for the event is
for the Marrowstone Point Lighthouse and Foghorn in Washington State USA.

It will be on 20-metres SSB and PSK31 courtesy Jim Blake KD7JB and his friend Grant Hopper KB7WSD, who made the registration at the very secluded spot.
Marrowstone Point will join others engaged in a QSO or calling 'CQ Lighthouse Weekend' and on request will tell a little of their location history.

Hundreds of radio amateurs in nearly 50 countries enjoy being at a lighthouse, lightship or marine beacon, and explaining the joys of amateur radio to any visitors.

The fun-event aims to raise public awareness of old maritime navigation structures, foster international good will, and promote amateur radio.
The Americas and Asia have 100 each while more than 150 are registered in Europe. For a complete country listing visit the website
Get on air to join many thousands of others globally finding out how many you can contact - some offer a special QSL card.

Jim Linton VK3PC

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