Northern Ireland lighthouse scores 200th entry

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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

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