International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW

3rd Full Weekend in August since 1998

00.01 UTC 17th August to 2400 UTC 18th August 2019 (48 hours)

00.01 UTC 15th August to 2400 UTC 16th August 2020 (48 hours)

For some reason or other August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one for or another of lighthouse activity. Some years ago the United States Congress declared August 7th as their National Lighthouse Day and during that first week in August amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with each other. This event is known as the US National Lighthouse Week.

In Britain the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, ALK, conducts International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend on the 3rd full weekend in August. Their objective is to encourage Lighthouse managers, keepers and owners to open their lighthouse or lightstation and related visitors centres to the public with a view to raising the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, and preserving our maritime heritage.


However, the major event which takes place in August is the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW, which came into being in 1998 as the Scottish Northern Lights Award run by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group. The history of this event can be found elsewhere on this site. The ILLW takes place on the 3rd full weekend in August each year and attracts over 500 lighthouse entries located in over 40 countries. It is one of the most popular international amateur radio events in existence probably because there are very few rules and it is not the usual contest type event. It is also free and there are no prizes for contacting large numbers of other stations. There is little doubt that the month of August has become "Lighthouse Month" due largely to the popularity and growth of the ILLW.

Please note, an ILLW Flyer is available for download and printing if you want to hand out to visitors. See links in sub menu on the left.


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Reports from entrants in the 2018 ILLW event.

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Thanks once again to all the entrants for joining in the fun of the Lighthouse Weekend and for making it another wonderful year.

Web Links, Youtube etc. These are just some of the Youtube videos that I did a search on. Enjoy:-


Emails etc

 FROM Far North Queensland:-


Firstly a big thank you as organizer for the ILLW as it is setting a standard for Amateur Radio in that it gives the public a positive view of Amateur Radio and the fact that these folk are enjoying their hobby and are proud of their Lighthouse and know its history.

At Grassy Hill we had a steady stream of visitors to our site and they were able to see the collection of QSL cards from around the world and hear the friendly banter as stations make contact and talk about the cold weather and how good it is to make contact with the regulars.

The Team at Todd River Lighthouse put a smile on visitors face as we told them about the actual lighthouse that had been built and we could hear the music and the voices of the many thousands that were gathered for the Todd River Boats races. They made the point that it was a "false lighthouse" BUT were still a part of the growing enjoyment of the ILLW.

It certainly has gained much appeal as its not the contest 59 and number and gone but time to pass info about the lighthouses and the operating conditions and what the weather is doing plus us regulars catch up for a yarn and a laugh. You were correct about the call sign VK4GHL for the light as its accepted as our identification as much as the place with the reputation for strong winds !!

Another great weekend of fun and friendly on Amateur Radio.


Mike Patterson VK4MIK

 From Windmill Point Lighthouse, Canada:-

Hi Kevin. 

I decided to try my first activation of a lighthouse on Saturday, August 18.  I activated Windmill Point Lighthouse, CA0036, which is part of a small historic park managed by Parks Canada.  It is situated on the shore of the St. Lawrence River, just east of Prescott, Ontario.  I operated /3 since I am from Quebec (VE2) and in two hours, I got one contact on 20m and eight on 40m.  The set up was rather simple: sitting at a picnic table, I had a Yaesu FT-817, a small 45W amplifier and a vertical antenna.  All operated on batteries.

I liked the experience and it is to be repeated with a bit of a twist...

The people doing the basic maintenance of the park are members of the Friends of the Windmill.  Five or six of the members were present and came to say hi, including their president, James VA3HL.  James did not know about the ILLW so I briefed him on it and, of course, he thought that this is a super idea.  He invited me to come back next year with other amateurs.  With some advanced planning, he would like to make this a public event to not only promote the park but amateur radio as well.  Invitation accepted on the spot!  He even mentioned the possibility of making special QSL cards for the event.

So, it is on for next year. 




 From New Zealand:-

Our club ZL1AA, tied ILLW and our regular general meeting into one as a Club Event.  We operated from the local Yacht Club, which was beneficial for all, Light House awareness, exposure of Amateur Radio to the public, and some wanted information on the Yacht Club.  Most of the people walking past were more interested in the A1 size poster made about the light house history. Many walked away with new found knowledge, and the ILLW Handout.

Our club members also had new experiences - Setting up a public event and two exercising their new licenses for the very first time.

Kudos to Kevin for keeping this event going.

Wes, ZL3TE 

 From Wales, UK:-

Hi Kevin,

Well, we did it! (First time in ILLW)

So firstly, many thanks again for listing Porthcawl.

Unfortunately, the weather did its worst, and we only had a limited time to do the activation. However, we are very pleased with what we did, and the way the kit performed (a Buddipole 20m OCF at 5 m, and an Elecraft KX3 using 10 watts from a LiFePO4 battery). Unbelievably, at one point, I was scribbling down QSOs at a rate of 1 a minute on 14.221 - a bit of a QRP pile up even!

And despite the weather, we had lots of people wandering by asking us what we were doing. One guy thought I was launching a kite, but another chap was closer - he asked if I was talking to shipping:-)

I have been asked to do a write up for Practical Wireless, which will appear eventually (its part of a new series I’m doing) - I’ll send you a preprint when it does. One of the points I will make in the piece is about the contesters. These guys appeared all over the band as 12:00GMT arrived. I see that there are comments on the web site about this, and your very cogent reply - find me a better weekend!! Absolutely right!

However, I do have a suggestion to try to help  - get on the air early, before the contesters get going, especially if you are QRP, or rather are not in the kilowatt class. I was on the air on Saturday morning. The contesters hit us at 12:00GMT, making life more difficult. In combination with the weather, we were forced to pack up shortly after this. We didnt get out Sunday, because of the weather. The contesters finished midday - and thereafter I heard lots of Lighthouse activity, on a quieter band. So the lesson is get out early Saturday, and stay late on Sunday!!

Keep up the good work



 From W2LGA in the USA:-

Message: Great job once again to Kevin and the entire ILLW crew. Weather in upstate New York was not kind but we managed over 125 contacts just Saturday. 22 lighthouses and 5 lightships! Many visitors and quite a few ILLW brochures handed out. Already planning next year!!

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 From Lindau on Lake Constance, Bavaria, Lindau Harbour

Thanks for those who called Thomas and I in Lindau (DE0138 & 140). We had some local QRM but my biggest memory will remain trying without success to call other lighthouse stations, being hammered on by high powered lighthouse-chasers. While some lighthouses could have a full field day set-up with generator, beam and possibly linear, we were runing basic QRP and only wire antennas.
In the end both of us ended up with one LH-2-LH contact, but there could have been several more, if the chasers (some of whom could hear us I'm sure by their timing of their transmisions) had let us in. It seems the protocol to give LH-2-LH contacts priority does not exist as S2S does in SOTA.
It was an enjoyable 3 hours of operating in any case - with brochures given and discussions with 4 visiting groups.

73  Ed DD5LP





 From Amateur Radio Victoria Aust.

First up…….  Thanks Kevin VK2CE for your continued energies into and organisation of the annual ILLW.  It is most appreciated by all participants.

In 2018 members of Amateur Radio Victoria again braved wild and windy, stormy weather to activate the Williamstown Timeball Tower (AU-0036) across the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held  Saturday 18- Sunday 19 August. ARV Callsign VK3WI made 205 contacts across the weekend from inside the Timeball Tower,  including contacts with 19 VK Lighthouses, 1 VK Lightship and 4 ZL Lighthouses. DX contacts were rare this year with only one Russian station exchanging details on 20m.  Evidence of current difficult band conditions.

Thanks to all participants at the Williamstown Timeball  Tower and the many public visitors for making the weekend another success and we look forward to the ILLW in 2019.

Tony VK3XV

ARV Council member

 Shoreham Lighthouse GB8SL UK0023From Shoreham Lighthouse in the UK:-

The Worthing & District Amateur Radio Club (WADARC) put GB8SL on the air from Shoreham Lighthouse UK0023. We were on the air both days although we always close down overnight. This year we used WADARC’s Elecraft K3 and a Tokyo linear amplifier to produce the full legal UK limit of 400 Watts. Our antenna was a multi-band trapped dipole, with one end tied to the railings at the top of Shoreham Lighthouse and the other end to a pump-up mast. We went on the air on Friday evening and made 30 QSOs to test our setup. Two contacts were with stations in Brazil but the highlight was when ZS1FRC Slangkop Lighthouse (ZA0015) called us on 40 meters. This ended up being our best DX of the whole weekend, despite the QSO happening a couple of hours before the ILLW officially started!

We made all our contacts using SSB and almost all were on 40 meters, apart from a handful on 80 meters and 20 meters. We did manage to work the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon in addition to Brazil and South Africa, but the rest of our contacts were inside Europe. Last year 40 meters suffered from extremely deep and rapid QSB, especially where signals had been very strong initially. The trend this year was for signals to be very weak but consistently so. QSB was present at times but nowhere near on the scale of 2017. On Saturday afternoon the skip distance shortened for many hours which allowed us to make a lot of contacts within the UK; this made a pleasant change from the year before. Unusually propagation ran towards Spain at times, as well as the more usual countries such as France and Germany. These are the three foreign languages that I speak… so I had my work cut out! Even the weather was kind to us. There was no rain but more importantly the temperature was comfortable. Southern England experienced a heatwave throughout July and the first half of August. The operating tent would have been very uncomfortable if the temperature had not dropped significantly in time for the ILLW.

We made 482 contacts altogether which included 34 lighthouses, compared to 300 contacts last year (but we worked nearer 40 lighthouses then). Scotland was in the lead with nine, and England and Germany came joint second with five lighthouses each. Our tally could have been slightly higher if every lighthouse / lightship we heard had actually registered on the ILLW website. We heard at least one callsign that has definitely registered in previous years but did not do so in 2018. Also, the final list contains 440 registrations but it stood at 418 when I printed it off at my last opportunity on the Thursday evening.

Please can I encourage everybody reading this to (1) register on the website if your station is eligible and (2) don’t leave your registration until the very last minute! Not all lighthouses will have a reliable internet connection to check for updates.

GB8SL first went on the air in 1999, so we are looking forward to our 20th anniversary and hoping that 2019 will be a record-breaking year. Thanks as ever to the Shoreham Rowing Club, who provide us with mains electricity and use of their facilities every year. Thanks also to fellow members of WADARC and local radio amateurs who visited us or worked us. I have made a YouTube video that appears at:

73 from Ed M0MNG on behalf of the GB8SL team.

 From VK3ILH who was going to Deal Island in Bass Strait but WX prevented this so he had to settle for a museum lighthouse at short notice:- IMG8885 edited 1

Well, Deal Island was the aim this year, the less than perfect weather sealed the Deal. 3-4 metre swells in Bass Strait, and that was the smaller swell, rain, hail and wind on Sunday. But the Port Albert Maritime Museum is no second prize either. Its full of historical maritime artefacts, a real hidden gem, and the home to the Citadel Lighthouse. Operating from the museum also gives you exposure to the public, and gives them insight to our hobby. Plus operating QTH couldn't get much better, warm sheltered, tea , coffee, and great support from the museum staff. A short walk across the road, fabulous local coffee shop. Great cappuccino, and carrot cake, cheese cake, then you can work your way through the real menu. Yes we made some contacts, it just wasn't all coffee and cheese cake, filled two pages of the log, plenty of ZL's, VK's, DX of note New Caledonia, France, USA. We had some issues with the 80m dipole section of the antenna, so operated from 40m onwards.

Band conditions generally poor, but we made some good contacts. Low noise levels at Port Albert, and enjoyed ourselves. Kept the feet dry too.

So what about Deal, have registered again for 2019... tough time of year to cross Bass Strait. So I plan to do a summer crossing, maybe 4 days and operate a DX expedition, also IOTA.  Thanks to Darrin VK3VDP who came to Port Albert and shared the load, plus he rolls a length of coax to precision. Impressive...



 From Moritzburg Germany:-Beam 2

This year we had several operating rooms and, in line with the character or the ILLW, operators spouses also came along - amateur radio among friends and acquaintances at a lighthouse.

 But there was something else special this year - the WRTC site ZAE1 team (members of our club) were also present as was the site package of equipment that the club bought from WRTC organisers.

In Moritzburg, the focus was, of course, on the 14.5 m mast and SpiderBeam. DM5AHA had prepared himself intensively for assembly and disassembly and was therefore the perfect "Advisor", so that within 4 hours and with 5-6 men the beam was standing. Thanks also to Jens, DDØVU, who visited us and shared his experiences as part of the WRTC antenna team.

On Saturday evening the obligatory barbecue was planned and everyone enjoyed the sausages or steaks... with the exception of our "working bees" Veiko, DM9TT, Peter, DGØJT and Jürgen, DL1JAC who were busy clocking-up the QSOs. Also Sunday realy good pileup with a WRTC feeling (hi) By now, all 834 QSOs have been recorded, stored in the cloud via UCXlog, sent out via eQSL, put into the DARC DCL logging system and the labels are being prepared to go on our new QSL card  to be ready for sending.


73 de Steffen, DM6WAN (Full report in pdf format with more photos available for download here.)

noordwijk41 From the Netherlands (Lighthouse encased in scaffolding)noordvik

During 2018 the Ministry of Public Works restored a large number of lighthouses, it was a nice message for the group of PG6N / L that we could still use the lighthouse. The antennas had to be tensioned from the jetty. Conditions were bad due to the Es conditions, but it was fun within the group. This is also because the lighthouse looked more like an Arianne rocket from the outside. Thanks to ESA-Estec Noordwijk

 From Jaap PA7DA







 From a German, DL1KVN, in France:-dl1kvn

F/DL1KVN - ILLW 2018 - La Tranche sur mer - FR0022

After activating German Helios tower DE0011 in 2013 and 2015, Dutch lighthouse NL0010 in 2016 and Dutch lighthouse NL0048 in 2017, our family holiday 2018 took us to the French Atlantic coast. the closest lighthouse was 'Phare du Grouin du Cou' in La Tranche sur mer, fr0022. 

So i decided to activate this lighthouse this year. after a google search i found that om Gilbert F4ASK lives in a town closed to the lighthouse. so i wrote him a email and declared my illw mission, including some questions about possible portable operations near the lighthouse. he quickly answered me and told me, that he will check the scene for me. that is ham spirit! he drove to the location and took some photos for me. coincidentally he met a man who lives in a house directly beside the lighthouse. so he told him about my lighthouse mission and the neighbour just said: 'no problem, he can use my garden'. wow! so later i got in contact with the neighbour by email and on the illw saturday i went to his house. what a garden, what a view. very kind people and they gave me great coffee! and they even hoisted a german flag. HI

I used my Ft-857d with solar support and abt 50 watts. gp antennas for 17m, 20m and 30m. most qso were done in cw. there is russian contest every year the same weekend. 40m is actually unusable in europe! so i decided not to get qrv on 40m. i made abt 195 qso at all on saturday and sunday. ufb illw weekend with a very kind host and true ham spirit support from a very kind french OM! And a lot of qso fun at lh fr0022.

73 Dirk, DL1KVN

 From Cape Schanck Lighthouse in Victoria, Australiaschanck

Again the crew from WANDARC headed down to Cape Schanck Lighthouse for the weekend, this year was a little different for us with the new rules from ParksVic we had to jump through a few hoops to get there but in the end our permit was granted. With the help from the guys who run the lighthouse tours we again had a nice comfortable room to transmit from and mingle with the public, We had 3 members with us this year and we were all set up by 10am Saturday morning. With the 9m tello mast and OCF Buckmaster using a FT-991 this year @ 100w we had over 70 contacts for the weekend. We could only operate from 9am till 4pm Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday we had the pleasure of having Ian Wright GW0VML from OS with 13 contacts on 20m Icom IC706, 20m inverted V Dipole at 5.4m at100w. We had a perfect noise level of 0 on all bands, the weather for the weekend was constant with strong winds and rain and even a hail storm that we heard build up on 40m to a nice 20+ noise. A awesome weekend was had by all involved and plans are already underway for next year. 


Andy Kay


Vice President


 From Uto Lighthouse, Finland:-Uto Light

Previously OH1AH held a field days camp every year around in the archipelago and 1998 we decided to hold it on Utö island together with the new ILLW event. Uto is the southernmost inhabited small island in the Finnish archipelago and have a massive lighthouse built of natural stone equipped with the first NDB beacon for ships in Finland. The place is so fascinating that after the first visit we always returned and this year it was the twentieth time we attended. For the most, we have worked on HF 3.5-18MHz but sometimes also at 136 kHz-1296 MHz. This year we were 8 participants. Looking forward to next year's ILLW. OH1AH crew sends greetings to the organizers of this nice event.

73 de Tom OH1XF





 From France a cute QSL card and video clip:-TM2LW2018 














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0001 UTC 17th AUGUST 2019 TO 2400 UTC 18th AUGUST 2019 (48 hours or part thereof).
Official List of Entrants - 2019 Total= 99

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QRZ callsign lookup:
Country Call Lighthouse Name ILLW No. QSL Route and other info. Web
Argentina LU2DT Punta Mogotes AR0013, direct +SASE, buro and e-QSL Web
Argentina LU6DM Faro Punta Medanos AR0012 Direct +SASE Web
Argentina LU9JMG Stella Maris AR0020 Direct SASE Juan Peron 205-3260 Concepcion del Uruguay ER Argentina Web
Argentina LW1EKL Querandi AR0034 See  
Australia VK2CLR Clarence Head AU0013 Buro  
Australia VK3IH Cape Liptrap AU0037 Buro  
Australia VK3ILH Deal Island AU0129 VK3CAM via buro. (Subject to WX)  
Australia VK3OLS Cape Otway Lightststion AU0011 Buro via VK3MA Web
Australia VK3SPL Split Point Lighthouse AU0032 Buro (Melbourne Electronics and Radio Club) Web
Australia VK3WIlighthouse 16 279677 Williamstown Timeball Tower AU0036 Buro (Ops Amateur Radio Victoria, ARV)  
Australia VK3WND Cape Schanck AU0012 Buro Web
Australia VK4GHL Grassy Hill Lighthouse (Note 2) AU0019 Buro or VK4MIK (15th consecutive year) Web
Australia VK4TUL Low Isle Lighthouse AU0078 Buro  
Australia VK5PBZ Port Germein AU0069 PO Box 2870 Port Lincoln Sth Aust. 5606 Web
Australia VK6AHR North Mole AU0073 Direct or buro Web
Australia VK7NET Table Cape Lighthouse AU0039 Direct  
Australia VK7TZ Round Hill Point AU0111 Direct  
Canada VE2MW /3 Windmill Point CA0036  
Canada VE3ERC Point Clark CA0011 e-QSL or direct  
Canada VE3HB Oakville CA0024 LoTW Web
Canada VO1OK Lobster Cove Head CA0040 LoTW  
Chile XR2FPA Punta Angeles CL0011 PO Box 3016 Valpariso City Chile Web
Cuba T42R Castillo del Morro CU0003 See web  Web
Cuba T48FV Vargas CU0010 Web
Denmark OZ / DL0GSH Nakkehoved Fyr Vest DK0019 Buro. (Ops DL2AAE, DJ4JI and DL3AAG)  
England GB0HLH The Heugh Lighthouse, Hartlepool UK0188 E-qsl, LoTW  
England GB0TBW Lightship 95 (LV95) UK0209 G0TOC Web
England GB0TBW Trinity Buoy Wharf UK0030 G0TOC Web
England GB2SJ Souter Lighthouse UK0026 See web site Web
England GB4WL Whitgift Lighthouse UK0113 LoTW & e-QSL only Web
England GB6NT Naze Tower at Walto on the Naze UK0212 Buro, e_QSL, direct Web
Finland OH1AH Uto Lighthouse FI0007 Buro Web
France F9IE Pilier New and Old FR0025-26 F9IE  
Germany DA0LCC Wehldorf Upper Lighthouse DE0034 Buro Web
Germany DA2019LH Flugge Lighthouse DE0008 DH3WO Web
Germany DF0MF Lightship "Amrumbank" Deutche Bucht DE0059 Direct DL1BIZ QRZ
Germany DF8HS lighthouse 16 279677 Marienleuchte Old and New DE0051-52 Buro  
Germany DK0DAN Knock DE0049 Buro Web
Germany DK0MTR Old upper Fire Lemwerder DE0124 Buro Web
Germany DK0RA lighthouse 16 279677 Altenbruch Unterfeuer DE0050 Buro Web
Germany DL / HB9ID Helgoland Lighthouse DE0067 Buro Web
Germany DL0DAB Ueckermuende DE0029 Buro and e-QSL  
Germany DL0DFF Nordmarsch /Langeness EU-042 DE0065 Buro QRZ
Germany DL0EM Campen DE0048 Direct via DJ6ZJ QRZ
Germany DL0EO Eckernfoerde DE0005 Buro Web
Germany DL0HAO Falshoeft DE0007 Buro  
Germany DL0KIS Pelzerhaken DE0025 Buro  
Germany DL0LNW Lechtturm Neuwerk DE0016 DE2HJW  
Germany DL0PJ+ Norderney Island Lighthouse DE0055 Buro. (Other operator DL0OF) QRZ
Germany DL0TEU Tinsdal Oberfeuer / Wittenbergen Unterfeuer DE0077 DARC via DF4HA Web
Germany DL0YLM Lightship Laesoe Rende (Fyrskib No15) DE0061 Buro  
Germany DL3LBP Amrum DE0081 Buro Web
Germany DL7AG Kamp Karnin Oberfeuer DE0072 E_Qsl, LoTW Web
Germany DM2C Moritzburg DE0021 e-QSL, Buro Web
Germany DM5C Westmarkelsdorf DE0080 Buro Web
Ireland EI0CAR Strove Lighthouse IE0011 Buro or EI4JR Web
Ireland EI1K Cromwell Point Lighthouse IE0001 Via EI9FVB Web
Ireland EI2WRC Hook Lighthouse IE0003 Diretc to EI3HDB pls, no Buro Web
Ireland EI8DJ Spit Bank Lighthouse IE0021 e-QSL Web
Israel 4X1IG Jaffa Lighthouse IL0001 LoTW and e-QSL Web
Italy IP1T San Venerio, Tino Island IT0021 Buro or direct via I1ANP Web
Italy IQ4RA Marina di Ravenna IT0028 Buro or direct via IQ4RA  
Malaysia 9M4LHM Tanjung Lobang Lighthouse Miri MY0014 Via 9W8QA or  
Netherlands PA0VLD Lightship No:8 "Radio Waddenzee" NL0047 Buro (Vessel will be in open sea during August)  
Netherlanda PI4ZHE Lightship Noordhinder NL0036 PI4ZHE Web
New Zealand ZL6CC Cape Campbell NZ0001 Buro  
New Zealand ZL6LH Cape Palliser NZ0007 Card sent to all contacts in log Web
Northern Ireland GB5BL Blackhead Lighthouse UK0032 Via GI0BJH Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rue Point UK0185 e-QSL (Bush Valey ARC) Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin West UK0217 e-QSL (Bush Valley ARC) Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin East High and Low UK0055-56 e-QSL (Bush Valley ARC) Web
Poland SN1D Darlowo Lighthouse PL0020 Buro or dirct SP1RKT  
Puerto Rico KP3LH Maunabo PR0008 See KP3LH on  
Puerto Rico KP4LH Los Morillos PR0001 Direct, e-QSL,  
Scotland 2M0ROT Port of Glasgow UK0200 See web site Web
Scotland GB0NHL Noss Head UK0039 e-QSL, or via GM0TKB Web
Scotland GB2ELH Eashaness Light House UK0058 Direct or buro GB2ELH Web
Scotland GB2LBN Barns Ness UK0034 Buro, LoTW, e-QSL, direct to GM4UYZ Web
South Africa ZS1SBW Roman Rock ZA0027 Via QSL Mgr. PA2PGU, Rijn 7908 HR Hoogeveen Netherlands Web
South Africa ZS5D Cooper Lighthouse ZA0004 17 Brownlee Place Bluff ZA4052. (Durban ARC) Web
Sweden 7S0SPJ Fyrskepp Lightship 25 "FInngrundet" SE0013 Buro  
Sweden 8S7LHJ Lange Jan SE0052 Via SK7CA buro  
Sweden SK6MA Visingo North SE0029 SSA buro Web
Switzerland HB9CJX Lighthouse Hafen Romanshorn CH0004 LoTW, e-QSL, buro Web
Switzerland HB9ILLW Romanshorn CH0004 Buro Web
Taiwan BV1EQ Keelung TW0004 PO Box 172 Keelung Ai 3rd Road Keelung City 20099 Taiwan (ROC)  
USA K1N lighthouse 16 279677 Newburyport Harbor Light US0108 (6TH year running) Web
USA K2BR Absecon Lighthouse US0001 Buro or direct to K2BR see +SASE  pls. Web
USA K2VN Hortons Point US0023 Web
USA KC8WIT Marble Head Lighthouse US0069 e-QSL  
USA N1KSC Cape Canaveral lighthouse US0099 LoTW, direct, e-QSL Web
USA W2DAR Burnt Coat Harbor, ME. US0232 Buro. (Lighthouse on Swan's Island, Maine)  
USA W2LGAlighthouse 16 279677 Oswego Harbor West Pierhead US0207 LoTW, e-QSL, direct Web
USA W2M Montauk Point, NY US0054 K2EC Web
USA W2SO Dunkirk Lighthouse US0016 See Web
USA W7L Heceta Head Lighthouse US0022 LoTW Web
USA W9LY Michigan City US0079 Web
Wales WA2DQL Oak Orchard Lighthouse US0157 None Web
Wales MW1MWD Portcawl Breakwater UK0221  

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Note 1: N/A in number column means the light does not meet the guidelines.

Note 2:  2019 will be the 15 Consecutive year for VK4GHL at Grassy Hill Light for the Tableland Radio Group. During this time the event has been accepted as a great local event and is supported by Cook Shire Council and the Cooktown History Centre and many visit during the weekend as the people of Cooktown are rightly proud of their lighthouse. The town brought the lighthouse from the government when they were about to shut it down and destroy it. (Well don guys. Admin.)


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0001 UTC 18th AUGUST 2018 TO 2400 UTC 19th AUGUST 2018 (48 hours or part thereof).
This year's event is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend and Publicity Officer of 9 years, Jim Linton VK3PC, who passed away on 22nd February 2018.
Official List of Entrants - 2018 Total= 440

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Argentina LR5D Martin Garcia AR0022 LU4AA. (Active 16 to 20 August) Web
Argentina LU2DG Querandi AR0034 See Web
Argentina LU2DT Punta Mogotes. 
AR0013, direct +SASE or buro and e-QSL Web
Argentina LU5DMP/D Claromeco AR0008, direct +SASE, e-QSL or email Web
Argentina LU5DTF Punta Mogotes. Cancelled by Admin. AR0013 Buro Web
Argentina LU6DM Faro Punta Medanos AR0012 direct +SASE Web
Argentina LU9JMG+ Stella Maris AR0020 Direct+SASE Juan Peron 205-3260 Concepcion del Uruguay ER Argentina Web
Argentina   LW3DSR Querandi. 
AR0034 Web
Argentina  10 LW4EM Quequen AR0015 58n 3030 Necochea BsAs Argentina CP 7630  
Australia VK2AEJ MV Cape Don AU0023 PO Box 793 Strathfield NSW 2135 Web
Australia VK2BOR Tacking Point Lighthouse AU0034 e-QSL or direct Web
Australia VK2BV Macquarie Light AU0022 Buro. (Australia's first lighthouse activated by the Waverly ARS) Web
Australia VK2CLR Clarence Head AU0013 Direct  
Australia VK2DLR Ballina Head AU0001 Buro Web
Australia VK2EP Smoky Cape Lighthouse AU0031 Direct to Coffs Harbour & District Radio Club. See web site. Web
Australia VK2FHRK Waratah Steelworks Channel AU0068 Buro  
Australia VK2FRE Crowdy Head AU0044 PO Box 712, Taree NSW Australia 2430  
Australia VK2FTAY Clarence Head AU0013 Buro  
Australia VK2HBG Warden Head Lighthouse AU0035 Direct or buro. Cancelled due to bush fires.  
Australia VK2IAN Crookhaven Heads AU0047 Direct. (QRP and NVIS mode)  
Australia VK2IO Hornby Lighthouse AU0041 e-QSL. (Sydney Harbour Nat. Park VKFF-0473) Web
Australia VK2MB Barrenjoey Lighthouse AU0046 Buro Web
Australia VK2SRC Cape Byron AU0006 See web site Web
Australia VK3APC McCrae Light AU0017 Buro. (Ops 0200Sat to 0200 Sunday UTC SSB, FT8) Web
Australia VK3ATL Point Lonsdale. (Note 3) AU0028 Buro Web
Australia VK3BJA Wilsons Promontory AU0056 Buro. (Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club)  
Australia VK3DX Lady Bay Upper and Lower Cancelled AU0049+96 33 Canterbury Road, Warrnambool 3280 Victoria  
Australia VK3EG Point Hicks AU0027 VK3EK PO Box 688 Bairnsdale Voc. 3875  
Australia VK3FMPB Cape Nelson AU0055 WANSARC, PO Box 328 MDC, Bundoora Vic 3083 Web
Australia VK3IH Cape Liptrap AU0037 Buro  
Australia VK3ILH Citadel Lighthouse Port Albert Museum AU0110 Buro to VK3CAM (Deal Isl cancelled due to WX. Port Albert Museum in lieu) Web
Australia VK3OLS Cape Otway Lightstation AU0011 Buro  
Australia VK3SPL Split Point Lighthouse AU0032 Buro  
Australia VK3WIlighthouse 16 279677 Williamstown Timeball Tower AU0036 Buro Web
Australia VK3WND Cape Schanck AU0012 Buro Web
Australia VK3XCI Cape Martn Cancelled AU0074 e-QSL or direct  
Australia VK3XCI Robe Lighthouse Cancelled AU0123 e-QSL or direct  
Australia VK3HQ Queenscliffe Black Lighthouse AU0050 Buro or Web
Australia VK4BJS Cape Cleveland AU0045, e-QSL  
Australia VK4BW Burnett Heads Historical Lighthouse AU0004 See web site Web
Australia VK4CQR Seahill Lighthouse AU0059 e-QSL. (Ops from old Keepers house.) Web
Australia VK4FE Low Isles AU0078 Buro. (Ops WX dependent)  
Australia VK4PZZ Fingal Head AU0115 TBA  
Australia VK4GHL Grassy Hill Lighthouse AU0019 Via VK4MIK buro or direct (14th year in event) Web
Australia VK4TUL Low Isle AU0078 Buro  
Australia VK4WIT Cape Cleveland Light AU0045 PO Box 333, Garbutt East, Qld 4814. (All bands and modes)  
Australia VK5ARC Point Malcolm AU0029 Buro Web
Australia VK5BWR Lowly Point AU0021 Buro  
Australia VK5CJL Cape Jervis Lighthouse AU0094 Buro  
Australia VK5PBZ Port Germein AU0069 PO Box 2870, Port Lincoln Sth Aust. 5606 Web
Australia VK5ZII Tipara Reef Light Tower (Museum) AU0053 Direct  
Australia VK5YX Marino Rocks AU0118 Buro. (Other op VK5LOL)  
Australia VK6AHR North Mole Lighthouse AU0073 Direct or buro Web
Australia VK6BJW Point Moore lighthouse AU0063 Buro. (Geraldton ARC))  
Australia VK6BRC Casuarina Point, Bunbury, WA AU0086 Buro Web
Australia VK6CLL Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. See Note 5. AU0008 Buro  
Australia VK6CNL Cape Naturaliste AU0010 Via VK6NI Web
Australia VK7FROG Low Head Lighthouse AU0048 e-QSL  
Australia VK7HKN Cape Tourville AU0119 e-QSL  
Australia VK7KT Bluff Hill AU0081 (Other op Mike VK7TM)  
Australia VK7NWT Rockcape Lighthouse AU0066 Direct  
Australia  VK7TZlighthouse 16 279677 Round Hill Point AU0111 Direct  
Australia  54 VK8GM Henley on Todd, Alice Springs N/A Buro or direct (Other op VK8MD)  
Austria  1 OE6XMF /1 Vienna Danube AT0005 OE6XMF Web
Barbados 8P6AW South Point BB0001 Buro (ARS of Barbados)  
Barbados  2 8P6AW Ragged Point BB0002 Buro (ARS of Barbados)  
Belgium ON8CL Lange Nelle BE0008 e-QSL  
Belgium  2 ON9BD Lightship Westhinder 3 BE0006 ON6EF via Buro, Direct or e-QSL  Web
Brazil PV7B Morro Branco Lighthouse BR0008 Via PT7BI direct +SASE or buro  
Brazil ZV7L Morro Branco Lighthouse BR0008 Via PT2OP direct +SASE or buro  
Brazil  3 ZV8WLH Farol de Salinopolis BR0009 e-QSL  
Bulgaria  1 LZ2HT Shabla Lighthouse BG0001 Buro, LoTW,, e-QSL (Also valid for World Castles award LZ00052)  
Canada KB1UET Mulholland Point CA0059 See  
Canada VA3FLC Port Maitland CA0060 Direct  
Canada VE3DC Burlington Main Light CA0015 Direct or e-QSL Web
Canada VE3ERC Point Clark CA0011 e-QSL or direct Web
Canada VE3EZ Presqu'ile Point, Ontario CA0019 TBA  
Canada VE3GCB Victoria Harbour Rear Range CA0046 Direct or buro Web
Canada VE3IHR Kincardine Lighthouse and Museum CA0063 e-QSL Web
Canada VA3PRF Big Tub CA0061 See web site Web
Canada VE1NSL Caribou Island Lighthouse CA0065 Buro (Pictou County ARC)  
Canada VE2MW /3 Windmill Point CA0036 None. (Ops around 14.240)  
Canada VE3GWS Nine Mile Point CA0031 Direct  
Canada VE3HB Oakville CA0024 LoTW Web
Canada VE3UCC Gananoque Harbour CA0064 Direct  
Canada VE7FE Nootka CA0028 None.  (QRP station.)  
Canada VE7IVN Scarlett Point Lighthouse CA0027 Direct. (Op is the actual Keeper and has been for 10.5 years)  
Canada VE9BP Green's Point, Bay of Fundy CA0066 None. (Other op VE9SK)  
Canada VE9EZ Richebucto Head CA0052 VE9EZ  
Canada VE9SLH Swallowtail Lighthouse Grand Manan Island CA0018 None  
Canada VO1MCE Cape Race Lighthouse CA0006 Bia VO1VCE  
Canada VO1OK Lobster Cove Head CA0040 LoTW  
Canada   VY2PLH Point Prim, PEI CA0062 Direct Web
Canada  22 VY2XU Cape Bear CA0049 None  
Chile   CB2J Faro Curaumilla CL0017 direct +SASE Web
Chile  2 XR2FPA Punta Angeles CL0011 PO Box 3016 Valpariso City Chile. (Oldest lighthouse in Latin America, built 1838) Web 
Costa Rica  1 TE8SW El Faro CR0001 Via TI2SW (Radio Club of Coasta Rica)  
Croatia  1 9A200S Savudrija Lighthouse HR0001 See web site. (3ops 9ASSY, 9A2MF, 9A2NA) Web
Cuba T41FR Faro Roncali CU0002 CO1CP Web
Cuba T42R Castillo del Morro CU0003 Buro or see web site Web
Cuba T48SC Castillo Morro de Santiago CU0004 Buro  
Cuba T43A Faro Punta Gobernadora CU0017 Via Mgr RW6HS Web
Cuba T43SD Faro San Dionicio CU0015 Via CO3JK  
Cuba T45FM Punta Maya Lighthouse CU0005 Via RW6HS  
Cuba T46FY Faro Yaguanabo, Cienfuegos CU0012 See T46FY  
Cuba T48FM La Concha Punta de Maisi CU0001 Buro or direct CO8RH. (PSK31, FT8, CW, SSB, 80 and 10)  
Cuba T48FV Faro Vargas / Faro de Cabo Cruz CU0010 Web
Cuba  10 T48LHH Punta Rasa Gibara Lighthouse CU0014 Buro  
Cyprus  1 5B8AP Cape Akamas N/A 5B8AP (Other op Manos 5B4AFQ) Web
Denmark 5P9O Christianso Island DK0002 Buro to op DK2DO  
Denmark OV1LH Helnaes Fyr DK0020 LoTW, buro or direct via OV7B Web
Denmark OZ0IL Kegnaes DK0003 DL1UWE Web
Denmark OZ0Q Stevns Lighthouse DK0021 Buro  
Denmark OZ1GAX Grisetaa odde DK0026 e-QSL Web
Denmark OZ4HAM Hammeren DK0015 Buro or direct Web
Denmark OZ5ESB Saeddingstrand Fyr DK0014 Buro Web
Denmark OZ5GRE Fornaes DK0010 Buro to EDR Club Station OZ5GRE Web
Denmark OZ/DF9TM Nordborg DK0006 Buro  
Denmark OZ/DG1EHM Bovbjerg Fyr DK0029 Buro. (SSB / QRS-CW not all the time of activity)  
Denmark OZ/DL0GSH Nakkehoved Fyr DK0018 Buro  
Denmark 12 OZ/DL1BWU Skagen, New and Old DK0033-34 Buro, direct e-QSL. (JO57hr, ops 17-19 Aug.) New light built 1858, Old Light 1747  
England G4CW Cross Ness UK0095 Buro  
England GB0BMB Beaulieu Millennium Beacon UK0002 Buro  
England GB0CCC Former Trinity Light Vessel "John Sebastian" UK0176 Buro Web
England GB0HL Happisburgh Lighthouse UK0007 Via G4ARN Web
England GB0HLH Hartlepool Lighthouse (The Heugh) UK0188 e-QSL, LoTW  
England GB0NFL North Foreland Lighthouse UK0128 Direct or Buro Web
England GB0NL lighthouse 16 279677 Newhaven Lighthouse UK0190 Buro Web 
England GB0TBW Trinity Buoy Wharf UK0030 G0TOC Web
England GB0TBW Lighthip 95 (LV95) UK0209 G0TOC Web
England GB1DLH Dungeness Light House UK0059-60 See GB1DLH Web
England GB1PBL Portland Bill UK0073 Direct only to G1OCN (Also UK0019, UK0020) Web
England GB2BHL Bidston Hill UK0180 Email g0evoo at  
England GB2HLH Hunstanton Lighthouse UK0011 Buro or direct. (Kings Lynn ARC) Web
England GB2RL Roker Light UK0099 Buro  
England GB2SJ Souter Lighthouse UK0026 See web site Web
England GB2SL Spurn Point High and Low UK0080-81 Via G1TDN. (Humber Fortress DX ARC) Web
England GB2TCL Thorngumbald High and Low lights UK0149-150 Via G1TDN Web
England GB2WLH Withernsea Lighthouse UK0013 Buro Web
England GB4CL Cromer Lighthouse UK0076 e-QSL Web
England GB4HLH Harwich Low and High Lights UK0074-009 Web
England GB4LL Leasowe Lighthouse UK0014 None. (Ops on all bands and modes at different times) Web
England GB4WL Whitgift Lighthouse UK0113 LoTW and e_QSL only  
England GB5HCL Hurst Point Low (Hurst Castle) UK0012 Buro  
England GB5LV Light Vessel LV50 UK0214 Buro (Tynemouth ARC) Web
England GB5PSL Plover Scar Lighthouse UK0018 2E0ZDX Web
England GB6NT Naze Tower at Walton on the Naze UK0212 Buro. (HF, Data and VHF)  
England   GB8SL Shoreham Lighthouse UK0023 Buro  
England  28 M3DPQ Beachy Head UK0104 Direct  
Finland OH1AH Uto, (Finland's oldest lighthouse) FI0007 Buro Web
Finland OH1AM Kylmapihlaja FI0002 Buro  
Finland OH1TG Kaunissaari FI0024 Buro  
Finland OH3TAM Isokari FI0016 Buro  
Finland   OH5B Luovukkaluoto FI0023 Buro or direct  
Finland  6 OH8FCK Marjaniemi FI0025 Buro Web
France F/DL1KVNlighthouse 16 279677 Phare du Grouin du Cru FR0022 Buro Web
France F4FET Moutons, EU-094 FR0024 Via F4FET Web
France F9IE Pilier New and Old FR0025-26 F9IE  
France TM0BSM Berck-sur-Mer FR0014 Via DK5OPA. (Ops DJ8EI DJ5KX DK5OPA DL7DSW DL7DHL) Web
France TM0LHG Lighthouse Gravelines FR0002 PA0HEL via Buro Web
France TM2LW Poite de Saint Gildas FR0023 Via F4ELJ. (Other op F5OHH. HF VHF UHF SSB CW Digital) Web
France  7 TM5AF Cap d'Antifer FR0004 Via F5NED  
Germany DA0DAG St Peter Bohl DE0062 Buro Web
Germany DA0L Roter Sand DE0095 DL1BFE see  
Germany DA0LCC Wehldorf Upper Lighthouse DE0034 Buro Web
Germany DA0LHT Brunsbuettel Lights (6) DE0108-0113 Buro see for info  
Germany DA0WLH Warnemunde Lighthouse DE0064    
Germany DA2018LH Fluegge DE0008 DH3WO Web
Germany DD5LPlighthouse 16 279677 Westmole & Mangturm, Lindau.  300th entry DE0138 +140 Direct. (Other op DK1TK) Web
Germany DF0MF Lightship "Amrumbank" /Duetsche Bucht DE0059 Buro or direct via DL1BIZ Web
Germany DF0VK Timmendorf, Poel Island DE0027 Buro  
Germany DF0WLG Greifswalder Oie DE0009 Buro or via DM5DX Web
Germany DF7HH Old Tower Light Balje DE0128 E-QSL, Direct or DARC Buro. (DM9AYZ(HB9AYZ), DJ2OC(HB9EVX), DF7HH) Web
Germany DF8AN Eckernforde Harbour Old and New DE0078-79 DF8AN. (Mainly CW both days)  
Germany DF8HS lighthouse 16 279677 Marienleuchte old and new DE0051-52 Buro  
Germany DG0GF Buk Bastorf DE0001 Buro, direct.  
Germany DH2SN Kamp Karnin Oberfeuer. (Entry cancelled) DE0072 DARC buro, e-QSL  
Germany DH7RK Staberhuk DE0047 Buro or direct see  
Germany DH9JK Staberhuk / Fehmarn DE0047 Buro or direct see  
Germany DJ9QE Oland Light DE0023 Buro or direct Web
Germany DK0DAN Knock DE0049 Buro Web
Germany DK0FC Wangerooge Old Tower DE0030 DB1BAC see web site Web
Germany DK0IZ Gluckstadt Nordmole Light DE0082 Buro or direct see also  
Germany DK0MTR Old Upper Fire Lemwerder DE0124 Buro Web
Germany DK0RAlighthouse 16 279677 Altenbruch Unterfeuer DE0050 Buro Web
Germany DK4LEH Neuland DE0022 Buro  
Germany DL0BLA Plau am See DE0119 DARC buro Web
Germany DL0CUX / mm Lightvessel "Elbe 1" DE0037 Buro. (Vessel will be underway from Helgoland to Cuxhaven) Web
Germany DL0DAB Ueckermuende DE0029 Buro Web
Germany DL0DFF Nordmarsch / Langeness DE0065 Buro  (Langeness Island EU-042) Web
Germany DL0EM Campen DE0048 Buro or direct via DJ6ZJ  
Germany DL0EO Eckernfoerde DE0005 Buro Web
Germany DL0HGW Cape Arkona New Tower DE0002 Buro, (AG)  
Germany DL0HOA Falshoft DE0007 Buro  
Germany DL0IPA Arngast DE0122 Buro Web
Germany DL0KIS Pelzerhaken. Cancelled DE0025 Buro  
Germany DL0LNW Leuchtturm Neuwerk DE0016 Buro  
Germany DL0MFK Light and Pilot Tower Karnin DE0013 DARC buro Web
Germany DL0MFN Leitfeuer Peenemuende DE0099 Buro Web
Germany DL0OF Norderney DE0055 See Web
Germany DL0PJ Norderney Island DE0055 Buro  
Germany DL0RWE Old Lighthouse of Borkum DE0046 Buro  
Germany DL0SY Hoernum DE0104 Buro. (Club Station on Sylt Island)  
Germany DL0SY Kampen / Rotes Kliff DE0106 Buro  
Germany DL0SY List  East DE0102 Buro  
Germany DL0SY List West DE0103 Buro  
Germany DL0TEU Tinsdal Oberfeuer / Wittenbergen Unterfeuer DE0077 DARC via DF4HA Web
Germany DL0TO Old Travemuende Lighthouse DE0028 Buro Web
Germany DL0YLM Feuerschiff Laese Rende DE0061 Buro  
Germany DL1AXX Helgoland Lighthouse, EU-127 DE0067 Buro. (Mainly 40 CW) Web
Germany DL1SWB Dahmeshoved DE0003 Buro  
Germany DL2ZBV Kamp Karmin OberFeuer DE0072 E-QSL Web
Germany DL3BBN Bremen Uberseehafen Sudmole "Mauseturm" DE0134 DARC  
Germany DL3KZA Sassnitz West Mole DE0056 Buro. (Ops DL7UVO, DO1TOM, DL3KZA)  
Germany DL4ABB Buesum Lighthouse DE0098 e_QSL, direct Web
Germany DL5HF Bubendey-Ufer Oberfeuer DE0114 Buro or e-QSL Web
Germany DL6KWN Warnemunde Westmole DE0142 Buro. (Late Sat ops QRP CW)  
Germany DL7AG Kamp Karnin Oberfeuer DE0072 LoTW, e-QSL Web
Germany DL7ANC Buk / Bastorf DE0001 Buro, e-QSL, direct. Web
Germany DL7KM Kamp Karnin Oberfeuer DE0072 LoTW, e-QSL  
Germany DL7MFK Buk Bastorf DE0001 Buro, direct  
Germany DM1SW Wybelsum DE0087 Buro or direct Web
Germany DM2C Moritzburg DE0021 e-QSL, buro Web
Germany DM2DLG Zarrentin Oberfeuer DE0093 Buro, e-QSL or LoTW  
Germany  63 DM5C Westmarkelsdorf DE0080 Buro Web
Gibraltar 1 ZB2LGT Europa Point GI0001 GARS, PO Box 292, Gibraltar.  
Grece  1 SV8 /IZ7ATN Fort East Coast/Lefkada Light GR0002 IZ7ATN  
Iceland TF1IRA Knarraros IS0001 IRA Buro Web
Iceland TF3DT Malarrif IS0005 Buro or direct  
Iceland  3 TF3JA Malarrif Lighthouse IS0005 TF3JA Web
India AT3LH Vengurla Point Lighthouse IN0022 Direct Via VU2YQ +SASE  
India  2 VU2OW Mahabalipuram Lighthouse IN0001 TBA Web
Ireland EI0LHL Loop Head Lighthouse IE0009 EI5HXB Web
Ireland EI1E Charles Fort Lighthouse IE0020 Via EI5KF Web
Ireland EI1K Cromwell Point Lighthouse IE0001 Via EI9FVB Web
Ireland EI2WRC Hook Lighthouse IE0003 EI3HDB direct only pls Web
Ireland EI7MRE Blacksod Lighthouse IE0008 Buro Web
Ireland EI8DJ Roches Point IE0010 e-QSL  
Ireland  7 EJ0L Arranmore Island Lighthouse IE0017 Direct only to MI0BPB. (Lagan Valley ARS Lisburn Nth Ireland) Web
Israel 4X1IG Jaffa IL0001 LoTW and e-QSL Web
Israel 4Z4DX Jaffa Lighthouse IL0001 LoTW & e-QSL Web
Israel 4Z1IZ Stela Maris Carmel IL0002 to 4Z4DX Web
Israel 4Z1DZ Ashdod IL0003 to 4Z4DX Web
Israel 4X5RS Eilat n/a Note 1 e-QSL to 4Z4DX Web
Israel  6 4Z1KM Mikhmoret n/a Note 1 e-QSL to 4Z4DX Web
Italy I6HWD San Benetto del Tronto IT0009 Buro Web
Italy II0FA Capo d'Anzio IT0027 Direct  
Italy IP1T San Venerio, Tino Island IT0021 Buro or direct via I1ANP Web
Italy IQ3TS Victory Lighthouse, Trieste IT0011 Buro, Web
Italy  5 IT1L Lanterna di Genova Cancelled - bridge collapse IT0005 Buro or direct to ARI Genova Ufficio Postale Centro-Casella Postale Genova 16121 Web
Latvia YL3BU Mersrags LV0008 Buro, Direct, LoTW Web
Latvia  2 YL3HE Akmanrags LV0007 Buro, direct, LoTW  
Malaysia 9M4LBJ Bukit Jugra Lighthouse MY0006 9M2SDX  
Malaysia 9M4LTD Tanjung Datu Lighthouse MY0022 Web
Malaysia 9M4LFC Fort Cornwallis MY0003 QRZ 9M4LFC  
Malaysia 9M4LHB Altingsburgh Lighthouse MY0005 Via 9M4CHS at (Hulu Selangor AR, HUSAR) Web
Malaysia 9M4LHC Tg Gelang Kuantan Lighthouse MY0002 Via 9M4CPH, direct + SASE or MARTS buro.  
Malaysia 9M4LHJ Bukit Segenting MY0008 Via 9W2BUG. (Rover Scout crew from Johor State Web
Malaysia  7 9M4LHT Bukit Puteri Terengganu MY0010 Direct to PEMANCAR  
Mexico  1 6E3A Faro de Progreso de Castro MX0010 XE3WM  
Namibia V51NAM Pelican Point NA0003 NARL Buro Web
Namibia  2 V51WW Swakopmund NA0001 Direct  
Netherlands PA0VLD Vlieland NL0015 Buro  
Netherlands PA0XAW Groote Kaap. Cancelled ops to NL0014 NL0037 Buro  
Netherlands PA3BIC Ameland lighthouse NL0032 Buro  
Netherlands PA6LH Van Speyk NL0014 Buro or via PA0XAW Web
Netherlands PA6SCH Lighthouse Scheveningen NL0022 PI4DHG Web
Netherlands PA6VEN De Ven NL0035 PD1JFB  
Netherlands PD0FSB Lange Jaap NL0040 Buro Web
Netherlands PG6N Noordwijk aan Zee NL0009 PA7DA via Dutch QSL buro, or by direct mail, no e-Qsl Web
Netherlands PI4WAL Westkapelle High NL0017 PI4WAL via buro Web
Netherlands PH6WAL Noorderhoofd NL0018 PI4WAL via buro  
Netherlands PI4ALK Den Oever. Cancelled ops to NL0014 NL0041 Buro  
Netherlands PI4BOZ Sectorlight Willemstad NL0019 Via PI4BOZ  
Netherlands PI4SRN Calandkanaal High / Europoort Range Rear NL0033 E-QSL or buro/direct via PA3DHR  
Netherlands PI4ZHE Lightship "Noordhinder" NL0036 PI4ZHE Web
Netherlands  15 PI4VNW Het Hoge Light NL0003 Buro or direct Web
New Zealand ZL1AA Bean Rock NZ0011 ZL1AA, LoTW Web
New Zealand ZL1GIT Manukau Heads Lighthouse NZ0002 Buro or direct. (Other op ZL1NUX) Web
New Zealand ZL1LIG Cape Reinga NZ0020 ZL1PDT  
New Zealand ZL1R Rangitoto Lighthouse NZ0015 ZL1SLO  
New Zealand ZL2AB Cape Egmont NZ0003 Via ZL2KGF. (New Plymouth ARC) Web
New Zealand ZL2LH Karori Lighthouse NZ0017 Buro  
New Zealand ZL2X Pencarrow Lower NZ0012 ZL4CZ  
New Zealand ZL6CC Cape Campbell NZ0001 Buro  
New Zealand  9 ZL6LH Piha Lighthouse NZ0006 QSL cards sent to all contacts. Web
Northern Ireland GB5BL Blackhead Lighthouse UK0032 Via GI0BJH (See also Co. Antrim DX Group GB5BL) Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin West UK0217 e-QSL (Bush Valley ARC) Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin Upper & Lower UK0055-56 e-QSL (Bush Valley ARC) Web
Northern Ireland MN0GKL Rue Point UK0185 e-QSL (Bush Valley ARC) Web
Northern Ireland 5 MN0NID St John UK0087 MI0SAI Web
Norway   LA8S Leirvik Fyr NO0019 Buro Web
Norway  2 LI5TA Lista Lighthouse NO0003 Via LA5ZO  
Panama 3E1FD Flamenco Island Lighthouse PA0004 HP1RCP see web site Web
Panama  2 HP1RCP Miraflores Lighthouse PA0001 HP1RCP  
Peru  1 OA4KJ Faro Cerro Azul PE0001 log and by direct mail Web
Poland SN1D Darlowo Lighthouse PL0020 Buro or direct to SP1RKT  
Poland  2 SN140LHG Gaski Lighthouse PL0012 Buro or direct. SP1ZZ and others)  
Portugal CR5L Farol da Boa Nova PT0025 CT1DSV  
Portugal CR5PP Ponta da Piedade Cancelled PT0036 Buro Web
Portugal CR6FNA Berlenga PT0026 Buro. (Scouts ops on all bands and modes at different times) Web
Portugal CR6L Cabo da Roca PT0015 See Web
Portugal CR6LH Cabo Espichel PT0005 To CT1GZB buro or direct with SASE. (Light established 1790) Web
Portugal CR6YLH Cabo Carvoeiro. 100th Entry PT0002 Buro Web
Portugal  7 CS2LH Forte Do Cavalo / Sesimbra PT0012 Buro or direct Web
Puerto Rico WP3E El Morro PR0011 Web
Puerto Rico   KP3LH Faro Punta Tuna PR0008 Buro or direct Web
Puerto Rico KP3RE Cabo San Juan PR0002 Direct or Buro Web
Puerto Rico  4 KP4LH Los Morillos PR0001 Direct, e-QSL,  
Scotland 2M0GVB Buddon Ness High and Low UK0207-208  
Scotland 2M0HPI St Abbs Head Lighthouse UK0220 E-QSL. (80 to 6m SSB CW & data modes) Web
Scotland 2M0KAU Tayport High and Low UK0215-216 Via GS4AAF Web
Scotland 2M0ROT Port of Glasgow UK0200 See web site Web
Scotland GB0NHL Noss Head UK0039 e-QSL or via GM0TKB Web
Scotland GB1OLlighthouse 16 279677 North Ronaldsay New & Old UK0082-83 MM5DWW Web
Scotland GB1SLH Southerness Lighthouse UK0042 Buro. (Op: Geoff G0PFH see  
Scotland GB2AL Ardnamurchan Lighthouse UK0017 Buro or Direct to GM3ALZ Web
Scotland GB2CVL Covsea Vintage Lighthouse (Skerries) UK0204 Buro (Moray Firth ARS)  
Scotland GB2ELH Eshaness Light House UK0058 Direct or buro to GB2ELH Web
Scotland GB2LBN Barns Ness UK0034 Via GM4UYZ, e-QSL, LoTW, Buro (See also for GB2LBN & GM2T) Web
Scotland GB2LG Mull of Galloway. (See note 4) UK0086 LoTW, e-QSL, RSGB, direct Web
Scotland GB2MUC Muckle Flugga UK0219 Post. (Most Northerly lighthouse in UK. QRP ststion)  
Scotland GB2THL Tod Head Lighthouse UK0218 Buro or e-QSL to GM3WIJ Web
Scotland GB2TNL Tarbat Ness Lighthouse UK0151 e-QSL, LoTW, Buro. (Sutherland and District ARC via GM4SUF for info) Web
Scotland GM4GRC Elie Ness UK0155 Buro  
Scotland GM4NFI Chanonry / Cananaich UK0196 Buro, e-QSL and LoTW Web
Scotland   MM0IMC Ardrossan Lighthouse UK0089 Buro. (QRP operation)  
Scotland  20 MM5AHO /mm Sgat Mor UK0041 MM5AHO. (Maritime mobile moored alongside lighthouse)  
South Africa ZS1CRG Hangklip ZA0010 Direct PO Box 1569 Durbanville 7551 or buro . (6 operators)  
South Africa ZS1CT Green Point Capetown ZA0006 LoTW, e-QSL, direct or buro. (21st year in event) Web
South Africa ZS1EZ Cape Point New and Old. Possible cancellation ZA0013-14 Direct. (Other ops, ZS1UP, ZR1ACI)  
South Africa ZS1FC Columbine ZA0001 Buro to ZS1FC. (Ops on Sunday)  
South Africa ZS1FRC Slangkop Lighthouse ZA0015 PO Box 37724 Valyland 7975 South Africa  Web
South Africa ZS1OAR Danger Point ZA0005 PO Box 7, Swellendam 6740  
South Africa ZS2ABZ Cape Recife Light, Port Elizabeth ZA0022 ZS2EC  
South Africa ZS2BRC Hood Point Lighthouse ZA0007 Via SARL buro (Ops Sat only) Web
South Africa ZS2PE Donkin Reserve Lighthouse Port Elizabeth ZA0023 ZS2EC  
South Africa ZS3CVB Port Nolloth n/a None  
South Africa ZS3VDK North Head Saldanha Bay ZA0029 Buro  
South Africa ZS3ZU South Head ZA0031 Buro  
South Africa ZS5D Cooper Lighthouse ZA0004 Direct to 17 Brownlee Place Bluff ZA4052. (Durban ARC)  
South Africa ZS5HAM Green Point ZA0018 Via ZS5HAM. (Light is on KZN coastline, not Capetown) Web
South Africa ZS70BAK L'Agulhas ZA0011 Buro. (Special call sign for 70th anniversary of Radio Club) Web
South Africa  16 ZS9V Robben Island ZA0008 See web site Web
Spain   EA1/DK6EA Punta Mera, Front and Rear. ES0019-20 Buro  
Spain   EA1RCI Punta Cabalo ES0052 Buro Web
Spain EA8NL Punta de Melenara, Canary Islands ES0051 Buro (Gran Canaria DX Group)  
Spain   EA8URL Punta Sardina Lighthouse ES0046 Via buro or LoTW Web
Spain  5 EH1LHA Faro de Aviles ES0053 EA1RKA Web
Sri Lanka   4S6ARA Galle Lighthouse LK0007 Buro Web
Sri Lanka  2 4S7LGT Dondra Lighthouse LK0001 Buro Web
Sweden 7S0SFJ Lightship Finnfrundet SE0013 Buro. (Ops SK0ZA, SK0QO)  
Sweden 7S5LH Soderkoping / Mem (Gota Canal) SE0054 SK5BN Web
Sweden 7S6TL Tistlarna Lighthouse SE0026 Direct Web
Sweden 8S6MT Morups Tange SE0016 Via SK6JX Web
Sweden 8S6VAN Vanas Fyr SE0027 Buro or direct to SM6JSM Web
Sweden 8S7LHJ Lange Jan SE0052 Via SK7CA, buro  
Sweden SD5F Fjuk SE0068 Via SM6GOR. (Ops SM6VYM, SM6JBC, SM6GOR) Web
Sweden SD6X Pater Noster SE0030 Buro or direct to DJ6SI  
Sweden SK3GK Boena SE0002 Buro via SM3CBR Web
Sweden SK6MA Visingo North SE0074 SSA buro Web
Sweden SK7BS Smygehuk SE0023 SSA Buro. (Scout Radio Club SK7BS) Web
Sweden SK7BY Sandhammaren SE0019 Buro Web
Sweden SK7BY Ystad Ovre Nr2 SE0066 Buro Web
Sweden   SK7RN Lange Erik, Nth Point Oland Island SE0011 Buro Web
Sweden  15 SL3ZZR Storjungfrun Lighthouse SE0058 Buro  
Switzerland HB9AG Leuchtturm Rheinquelle n/a. Note1 HB9AG. (See web site for info re lighthouse) Web
Switzerland  2 HB9ILLW Romanshorn CH0004 Buro Web
Taiwan   BV1EJ Santiao Chiao TW0003 (Mainly 10m SSB)  
Taiwan  2 BV1EQ Keelung TW0004 PO Box 172 Keelung Ai 3rd Road Keelung City 20099 Taiwan (ROC)  
Trinidad Tobago 1 9Z4M Galera Point Lighthouse, Toco TT0001  
Uruguay CX1T Cabo Polonio UY0001 See web site Web
Uruguay  2 CW1R Faro Punta del Este UY0005 Buro or to Radio Club Uruguay PO Box 37 Montevideo 11000, Uruguay  
USA AF6TS Punta Gorda Lighthouse US0112 Direct  
USA K1FM Blackwell Island US0120 None  
USA K1LX Permaquid Lighthouse US0124 Via Web
USA K1N lighthouse 16 279677 Newburyport Harbor, MA, / Plum Island US0108 See Web
USA K1S Spring Point Ledge Light, Maine US0231 Direct, LoTW, Web
USA K2BR Absecon Lighthouse US0001 Buro or direct per +SASE pls Web
USA K2R Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse US0101 Via W2DST on Web
USA K2VN Hortons Point US0023 Web
USA K4NTO Cape Henry Old & New US0009-10 Direct K4NTO, LoTW, e-QSL  
USA K6L Cape Mendicino (Museum) US0095 Buro  
USA K6PV Point Vicente US0033 Palos Verdes ARC, POB 2316, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 Web
USA K8EPV Lightship "Huron", LV103, WLV526 US0229 K8EPV, 801 Range Road, Marysville NO48040  
USA K8EPV Fort Gratiot Lighthouse US0020 See (Eastern Michigan ARC)  
USA K9L Southport (Lake Michigan), WI US0052 Direct see  
USA KC2UZT West Quoddy Headlight US0041 Direct to John Sakowich,1332 Silver Ridge Road, Silver Ridge Twp. Me 04776  
USA KC8WIT Marble Head Lighthouse, Lake Erie OH US0069  
USA KD7DK Admiralty Head US0002 LoTW,  
USA KI6MSP Cape Mendicino US0095 TBA. (Callsign temporary)  
USA N1EV Sheffield Island Lighthouse US0037 Direct Web
USA N1KSC Cape Canaveral Lighthouse US0099 LoTW, direct, e-QSL Web
USA N1ME Fort Point Lighthouse US0071 Direct +SASE, e-QSL, LoTW Web
USA N1QLL Nash Island, ME US0096 Buro or direct (+/- 2 hours 20 and 40)  
USA N2CMC Cape May US0011 SASE to CMCARC PO Box 610 Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210 USA Web
USA N2CMC East Point NJ US0208 SASE to CMCARC PO Box 610 Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210 USA Web
USA N2MO Sandy Hook US0035 Buro. (Ops 1500 Sat to 1300 Sun UTC) Web
USA N2OB Barnegate Lighthouse NJ US0230 N2OB Web
USA N4AUG St Augustine Lighthouse US0198 See N4AUG Web
USA N4EAR Boc Grande Lighthouse US0004 Web
USA N5CRP Lydia Ann US0166 (South Texas ARC) Web
USA N7D New Dungeness US0218 Direct  
USA N7JN Lime Kiln US0080 Direct Web
USA N8GUlighthouse 16 279677 Mission Point US0087 Direct see Web
USA W1NLS Lightship "Nantucket" (LV-112) US0102 Web
USA W1QK Avery Point Lighthouse US0194 LoTW or direct with SASE please. (Grid FN31xh)  
USA W2GSB Fire Island Lighthouse US0019 W2GSB. (2nd station W2NMY Fire Is Lh Radio Annex Memorial Club) Web
USA W2LGA Oswego Harbor Pier US0207 LoTW, E-QSL or direct Web
USA W2M Montauk Point, NY US0054 K2EC Web
USA W2QYV Fort Niagara US0048 W2QYV Web
USA W2RC Old Field Point US0148 Radio Central ARC Web
USA W2SO Dunkirk Lighthouse US0016 Web
USA W3GV Presque Lighthouse, Lake Erie US0205  
USA W4MLB Cape Canaveral. Cancelled US0099 Direct + SASE, LoTW  
USA W5BMC Southwest Reef US0176 Buro  
USA W5GAD New Canal Lighthouse US0162 SASE. (Jefferson ARC) Web
USA W6L Old Point Loma lighthouse US0067 Web
USA W7AVM Admiralty Head, WA US0002 ICARC PO Box 352 Coupeville WA 98239-0352 Web
USA W7AW lighthouse 16 279677 Alki Point, King County, Washington US0100 LoTW, SASE and Buro. (Daytime op near 14.242, listening 2m calling freqs) Web
USA W7L Heceta Head US0022 LoTW Web
USA W7ZA Gray's Harbor US0062 PO Box 2250 Aberdeen, WA 98520 Web
USA W8GNMlighthouse 16 279677 Port Clinton Lighthouse US0228 LoTW Web
USA W9CQO Port Washington Lighthouse US0114 SASE to Ozaukee RC Inc, W68 N173 Evergreen Bvd. Cedarburg WI 53012 Web
USA W9LY Michigan City US0079 Web
USA WA2DQL Oak Orchard Lighthouse US0157 Ask op Web
USA WA2OCG Alki Point US0100 Direct to home call  
USA WA7YXY Umpqua River Lighthouse US0040 Direct see QRZ. (OpsSat SSB 20,40, times see QRZ)  
USA  55 WR5J lighthouse 16 279677 Patos Island (Note 2) US0123 LoTW, Direct +SASE or to address. (Bill on CW only as NC7G)   
Wales GB0PLL Point Lynas Lighthouse UK0222 Direct via MW5DJO see  
Wales GB1BPL Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse UK0044 Buro. (See also Web
Wales GB2NPH Nash Point High lighthouse UK0071 Via MW0DHF  
Wales GB2NPL Nash Point Low Lighthouse 400th entry 14th Aug UK0072 Via MW0DHF  
Wales GB2TD Penmon Point (Trwyn Ddu) UK0047 Buro or direct to GW0LIS see  
Wales GB4EUL East Usk Lighthouse. 200th entry UK0159 Buro  
Wales GC0OBS Saint Tudwals Lighthouse UK0165 G4WMH Web
Wales GW2LSA St Ann's Head UK0052 Buro or GW3CR  
Wales GW2LSH Strumble Head UK0049 Buro or GW3CR  
Wales GW4WXM Talacre, Point of Air UK0205 e-QSL, direct Web
Wales  10 MW1MWD Porthcawl UK0221 MW1MWD. (Built in 1860, new to event)  

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Note 1: Lighthouse does not conform to the Guidelines. Marked "n/a".

Note 2: Bill, W7KXB from Highline ARC and Curt, WR5J, from West Seattle ARC will trek out to Patos Island with some help from the Friends of the Patos Island Light, The Monument and Park Service personnel - Thanks Everyone!

Note 3: Queenscliffe Maritime Museum will again participate in ILLW in 2018, at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Victoria Australia. A number of activities are traditionally conducted in conjunction with the Geelong Amateur Radio club. These include Flag Raising, sounding of the restored 1928 Fog Horn, tours of the lightstation precinct including guided tours up the lighthouse. The radio club will broadcast from the lighthouse car park both days. All activities are conducted by Queenscliffe Maritime Museum volunteers, by arrangement with the Victorian Ports Corporation which continues to operate the Vessel Traffic Control Station, the last remaining manned lighthouse in coastal Victoria. Further information at

Note 4: 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the very first Northern Lighthouse Activity Weekend that quickly grew into ILLW - see Same club (Wigtownshire ARC), same lighthouse, same callsign! We will be joined by members of the Ayr ARG who started it all, but sadly no longer have access to Turnberry (UK0000).

Note 5: The Capes Lighthouse Radio Group will again be on air from Cape Leeuwin (AU0008) for ILLW 2018. We aim to operate throughout the weekend across the HF bands, including 20m and above for DX contacts.As Cape Leeuwin is located in a National Park, we also will be offering contacts for the VK Flora and Fauna award (VKFF-0283). Apologies we are late with our online registration this year! Look forward to catching you on air.

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