The annual lighthouse weekend was full of fun

14:07 Fernando Luiz de Souza 0 Comments

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

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