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International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW

Normally held on the 3rd full weekend in August

00.01 UTC 22nd August to 2400 UTC 23rd August 2020 (48 hours)

(Note change of weekend out of respect for those commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP) day on 15th August 2020)

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COVID-19 AND THE ILLW

Please note that the ILLW for 2020 will NOT be cancelled due to the impact of the Corona virus. Participation will be the decision of each entrant depending on their own circumstances and Government rulings regarding border and national parks closures and social contact etc.

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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 same weekend as the ILLW 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.

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Akmenrags Lighthouse, Latvia.


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 usually 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 2019 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:-

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Eb0wTaF-4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv4Y-F7eEwE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZOelOhc7EA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ZKfQcuTws

https://vimeo.com/373709032

 

 

 


 From: w2lga illw 2019

Fred Legawiec, W2LGA

Message: Kevin, Another great event under your belt! You guys do a SUPER job and as always … it was fun! Weather in Oswego, NY did not cooperate much as we had bad thunderstorms and high winds both days. We managed though as Hams do!!Thank you once again … already looking forward to net year!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 From Portugal:Farol Sines 2019 1farol Sines 2019

The CS2LH callsign, that ARRLx - Associção de Radioamadores da Região de 
Lisboa - has been using for the last 5 years for the ILLW - 
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend - was active this year at 
the Farol do Cabo de Sines - Lighthouse at Cape Sines -  reference ILLW 
PT-0031.
 From Friday 16th until Sunday 18th, operators Slavomira Doktorovova - 
CR7ARW, António Viegas - CT2IXQ, Paul Schulinck - CT7AGR e Hugo Silva 
CT7AOV were active with the callsing CS2LH in phone (SSB and FM) and CW, 
in several HF bands and 2m VHF.

 


cape campbell nzFrom New Zealand:campbell nz

Cape Campbell is on a rather exposed promontory on the East Coast of the South Island, about 40 – 50 km south of Picton. It is thus somewhat at the mercy of the weather. In previous years we have had very good weather and therefore the conditions for raising the antennas quite tolerable and even pleasant. One of these years, however, we knew we would strike it rough.  2019 was that year!  A very strong cold wind and steady rain as we left Blenheim to drive south to Cape Campbell was ominous and conditions were no better at the Cape.  Our 40m vertical by the waters edge was more of a 45 degree sloper in the wind and raising a 17m pole for the G5RV dipole not a lot of fun! However, along with a 20m vertical, the antennas acquitted themselves well once we got the station established in the warmth and comfort of the old lighthouse keepers quarters.

We used an IC-706 MkIIG, supplemented occasionally by a linear amplifier when needed.

Activity (or was it conditions?) seemed somewhat less than last year but we did work a number of mainly Australian and other NZ lighthouse stations. Six of us from Marlborough Amateur Radio Club braved the elements and eventually enjoyed a relaxed laid-back weekend at the unusual location.

Incidently, those who have seen the film “Light Between Oceans” will have seen something of the Cape Campbell lighthouse and as that was the location for the film.

Many thanks to the event organisers  -  much appreciated!

MARC (NZART Branch 22) Lighthouse Team


 From Germany:dm2c team 2019

Name & Callsign: Steffen, DM6WAN

Message: We had some problems this year 2019.
In Saxony festivities were at the beginning of the school weekend, which prevented some OM's. On the other hand, we were only one day before the ILLW the commitment to use the lighthouse area. Therefore, we could only participate with a small team at short notice and only on Saturday at the ILLW. Especially for our newcomers DO5SMM and DO6JKC it was the first major field day and an opportunity to test their own equipment.
The results were satisfactory for all of us considering the modest antennas (long wire and small vertical antenna, respectively).
We hope to be active again in 2020, then again with "full strength"
CUAGN 2010.
The team of DM2C / LH
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 From VK4GHL, Far North Queensland:-Grassy LtHo 2019

Kevin,

We had 6 of us at the lighthouse site 5 Amateurs and a PNG friend.

It was a great weekend and not as windy as usual. We had lots stop by for a talk and see what we were doing.

The Cooktown Historical Society members made us a nice fresh fruit cake and took photo's for the local newspaper.

Once again the Mayor and Cook Shire Council fully supported our efforts - which is very much appreciated.

There was many contacts to other Australian, New Zealand and Malaysian lighthouse stations plus many other stations who wished to contact the Lighthouse Stations - which is great.

We try various transceivers and antenna types each year as part of the experimentation part of our hobby and don't become discouraged by predictions as we always seem to be able to make contacts.

Its a unique Amateur Radio Event that has Social, Technical, Historical and Community attributes which brings our hobby to the community and show them that we are ordinary folk who have a unique hobby.

Thanks to Kevin vk2ce for his long term efforts in guiding the event along the path to the success it now is - these events just don't happen by accident they need "wise heads and a steady hand at the helm".

Thanks to all who took part and we'll be back again next year when it will commemorate the Voyage of HM Barque Endeavour with Lt James Cook RN as Master - they stayed at Cooktown to carry out repairs after running into a reef nearby.

Mike for VK4GHL Grassy Hill Lighthouse COOKTOWN AU0019

 


 From Sri Lanka:-sri lanka 2019 1

Hi Kevin, I'm 4S6DSI from Sri Lanka Amateur Radio Association.  To commemorate the 22nd "International Lighthouse Day", we got together and celibrated with our members at the Chapel Hill Lighthouse in Trincomalee.  We are thanking you for organizing this and we will hope to meet you next year with another experience. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 From Italy:- (See Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY3xdg4-rno II1CM 02

My team participated the ILLW for the first time, activating Capo Mele lighthouse IT0030 with the special callsign II1CM.

It was an amazing experience: good propagation conditions, sunny day and a stunning location.

My team will definitively replicate such experience next year

 

IZ1PKI Alessandro  and IK1RDV-IK1HJS-IZ1MLT-IZ1REU  (Gruppo Radio Liguria team)

II1CM 35

 


 From Tasmania:-table cape

Hi Kevin,

A few photos for you to have a look at from our weekend at Table Cape light house AU0039.
Wayne, VK7NET and myself, Dick VK7DIK  and my XYL Heather had a great weekend.

We arrived early Friday morning with awful weather. It was windy with plenty of rain, really awful.
By the time the guy who was to let us into the Lighthouse turned up the weather had improve and continued to improve and was fairly good for the rest of the weekend.

Table Cape is an excellent spot for radio and we worked a lot of stations. Light house numbers we contacted was down this year. Perhaps we should have a couple of liaison frequencies. We operated mainly on 80 40 and 20 meters. Radio equipment was a ZS6BKW antenna pulled up the side of the Light House. Kenwood TS480 radio and SPE amplifier.

We had several local amateur drop in to see how we were going over the weekend as well as tourists asking us what it was all about.

As I said before, a great weekend.

Cheers, Dick.
VK7DIK.

 


From VK3DX, Victoria, Australia:-whalers bluff2whalers bluff1

Organised by Greg (VK3UT); Peter (VK3PAH) and Shaun (VK3VLY) and ably assisted by Scott (VK3FSPN); Robert (VK3ARM); John (VK3FJET); David (VK3HAQ); Paul (VK3HJV); Nick (KV3BA) and Denis (VK3VET).

The “Whaler’s Bluff Amateur Radio DX Group” (VK3DX) used three antennae comprising an 80 metre folded dipole attached to a “Hertical”, a 50 foot fibreglass mast, which according to wind strength was either mostly horizonal or mostly vertical; a 40 metre Spiderbeam and a multiband band Off Centre Fed Dipole. The feeds went through a tuner into an IC-7700 provided by Greg.

There were 87 logged contacts across 80, 40 and 20 metres with 80 metres the most active. Of the contacts 6 were from USA across California, Arizona, Washington (State) and Oregon. Believe it or not the Oregon contact was from Frank in Portland (N7EKD).

Most importantly the group had a great weekend of fellowship with a lot of reminiscing and laughter. The gourmet feasts were provided by Peter and enjoyed by all and washed down with the odd frothy headed cup of tea or coffee.

The group sincerely thanks the managers of the Portland Bay Holiday Park for their kind hospitality and allowing “Hertical” and Spiderbeam to be erected and for the late checkout on Sunday. The spot has been booked for August 2020.

Whaler’s Bluff Amateur Radio DX Group.

 

 


 

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23rd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE / LIGHTSHIP WEEKEND

0001 UTC 22 AUGUST 2020 TO 2400 UTC 23 AUGUST 2020 (48 hours or part thereof).
(Please note change of weekend out of respect for those who wish to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific, VP day, on 15 August 2020)

COVID-19 AND THE ILLW

Please note that the ILLW for 2020 will NOT be cancelled due to the impact of the Corona virus. Participation will be the decision of each entrant depending on their own circumstances and Government rulings regarding borders and social contact etc.


Official List of Registrations - 2020 Total= 140
 

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QRZ callsign lookup:
Country Call Lighthouse Name ILLW No. QSL Route and other info. Web
Argentina L25D Faro Punta Medanos AR0012 Direct Web
Argentina LU9JMG Faro Stella Maris AR0020 Electronic only via web site Web
Australia VK2EP Smoky Cape AU0032 See web Web
Australia VK2FRE Crowdy Head AU0044 Buro  
Australia VK2IAN Crookhaven Heads AU0047 Direct. (QRP station and NVIS. WX dependent)  
Australia VK3DX Whalers Bluff AU0117 Via VK3UT  
Australia VK3EG Point Hicks AU0027 VK3EK PO Box 688 Bairnsdale Vic. 3875  
Australia VK3OLS Cape Otway Lightstation AU0011 Buro  
Australia VK3WI Williamstown Time Ball Tower AU0036 Buro Web
Australia VK2WRC Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse AU0033 Buro. (Wauchope ARC) Web
Australia VK3SPL Split Point Lighthouse AU0032 Buro Web
Australia VK4GHL  Grassy Hill Lighthouse, Cooktown AU0019  Buro (250th anniversary of Cook's visit to Cooktown)  
Australia VK5CJL Cape Jervis Lighthouse AU0094 Via VK5AR  
Australia VK5PBZ Cape Donington AU0130 PO Box 2870 Port Lincoln, SA Web
Australia VK5PBZ Port Germein AU0069 PO Box 2870 Port Lincoln SA Web
Australia VK7NET Table Cape Lighthouse AU0039 Buro (Other ops VK7EK, VK7DIK)  
Canada TBA Sheringham Point CA0068 TBA Web
Canada VE3ERC Point Clark, Ontario CA0011 e-QSL Web
Canada VE3GWS Nine Mile Point CA0031 e-QSL  
Canada VE3RMI Janet Head Lighthouse (See Note 5) CA0071 Via VE3RMI Web
Canada VE3UCC Point Petre CA0026 e-QSL  
Canada VE7IVN Scarlett Point CA0027 Direct. (Op is Senior Keeper of 12 years at Light)  
Canada VO2MPR Point Amour. (See Note 3) CA0070 VE9CB Web
Canada VY2PLH Point Prim CA0062 Direct Web
Chile CB2J Faro Curaumilla CL0017 e-QSL Web
Corsica  TK/DJ0TP Phare d'Alistro FR0030 Direct, LoTW, Buro. (New Country and new Lighthouse)  
Cuba T45FM Punta Maya Lighthouse CU0005 Mgr RW6HS  
Denmark OV1LH lighthouse 16 279677 Helnaes Fyr DK0020 Buro and LoTW Web
Denmark OZ1IL Kegnaes DK0003 DL1UWE Web
Denmark OZ5GRE Fornaes DK0010 Buro to EDR Club Stn OZ5GRE. (Loc JO56LK Web
Denmark OZ/DK9LO Sletterhage DK0017 Buro  
Denmark OZ / DL0GSH Nakkehoved Fyr DK0019 Via DJ4JI. (Other ops DL2AAE, DL3AAG)  
England GB0AVL The Avonmouth Lights, Nth & Sth UK0225-6 Buro to G4GCT Web
England GB0NFL North Foreland UK0128 Direct or e-QSL Web
England GB0NL Newhaven Lighthouse UK0190 Buro (ops by Downland Ragio Group)  
England GB2BHL Bidston Hill UK0180 e-QSL  
England GB2RL Roker Light UK0099 Buro  
England GB4WL Whitgift Lighthouse UK0113 e-QSL, LoTW   
England GB5HCL Hurst Castle (Low) UK0012 Direct to M0KZC or buro  
England GB5PSL Plover Scar Lighthouse UK0018 2E0ZDX Web
England M0MJA Teignmouth (The Den) UK0182 Direct  
Finland OG8L Marjaniemi FI0025 OH8CW Web
Finland OH1AH Uto FI0007 Buro Web
France TM0BSM Berck sur Mer.  FR0014 QSL mgr DK5OPA (DJ8EI DJ5KX DL5KA DL8KR DL1DCT DK5OPA) Web
Germany DA0DFF Oland DE0023 Buro  
Germany DF0MF Lightship Amrumbank DE0059 Buro QRZ
Germany DF0VK Timmerndorf DE0027 Buro  
Germany DH2SN Ueckermuende Westmole DE0029 e-QSL, buro or direct  
Germany DH7RK Staberhuk DE0047 Buro or direct see QRZ  
Germany DH9JK Staberhuk DE0047 Buro or direct see QRZ  
Germany DK0DAN Knock DE0049 Buro QRZ
Germany DK0MTR Old Upper Fire Lemwerder DE0124 Buro Web
Germany DK0RA lighthouse 16 279677 Altenbruch Unterfeuer Old / Dicke Berta DE0050 Buro Web
Germany DK5T Lightship "Laesoe Rende" (Fyrskin No 15) DE0061 DK5ON direct or buro see QRZ.com  
Germany DL0DAB Ueckermuende DE0029 Buro and e-QSL Web
Germany DL0DFF Nordmarsch DE0065 Buro. (Ops DL3HBZ, DL8HAL, DL5HAQ) QRZ
Germany DL0EJ Pelzerhaken DE0025 Buro  
Germany DL0EL Eckwarden Oberfeuer DE0130 Buro  
Germany DL0EM Campen DE0048 Buro QRZ
Germany DL0EO Eckernfoerde New DE0005 Buro Web
Germany DL0LNW Neuwerk Lighthouse. EU-129 DE0016 DE2HJW or via buro  
Germany DL0MFK Karnin / Usedom DE0013 Buro or DL2ARH Web
Germany DL0PBS Michaelistrum Papenburg n/a Buro Web
Germany DL0PJ Norderney Island Lighthouse DE0055 Buro  
Germany DL0TO Old Lighthouse Travemunde DE0028 Buro. (Loc JO53KX) Web
Germany DL0UTW Obereversand DE0096 Buro Web
Germany DL0YLM Neuland DE0022 Buro  
Germany DL1SWB Dahmeshoved DE0003 Buro (SSB, 80,40,20)  
Germany DL2ZBV Kamo Karnin Oberfeuer DE0072 e-QSL  
Germany DL7A Falshoeft DE0007 DD9HK (DARC e.V.E33-Die Winsener Funkamateure) Web
Germany DL7AG Ueckermuende Westmole DE0029 e_QSL and direct Web
Germany DL7AVZ Holtenau Nord DE0131 Buro. (Other op DD6ULF) Web
Germany DL7JU Ueckermuende Westmole DE0029 Buro Web
Germany DL8MT Lightship "Elbe 1" DE0037 Buro. (Plus DL8HG, DL1IN, DO2IN, DL3ABD)  
Germany DM1SW Wybelsum DE0087 Direct or buro Web
Germany DM2C Moritzburg DE0021 e-QSL, buro Web
Germany DM5C Westmarklesdorf DE0080 Buro Web
Germany DO2TO Kamp Karnin Oberfeuer DE0072 Buro  
Germany DO5TY Ueckermuende Westmole DE0029 e-QSL, buro Web
Germany DO7FIR Ueckermuende Westmole.- DE0029 Buro  
Ireland EI0CAR Strove Lighthouse IE0011 Buro Web
Isle of Man EI7HDB (temp) Point of Ayre IM0001 Buro  
Italy IK4RVG Faro di Porto Garibaldi IT0029 Buro or direct  
Italy IQ3TS Faro della Vittoria (Victory) IT0011 Buro, direct +SASE and QRZ.com Web
Netherlands PA0XAW Grootte Kaap NL0037 Buro or direct to PA0XAW. (Other op PD1GB)  
Netherlands PA0XAW Lightship  "Radio Waddenzee" NL0047 Buro. (Saturday only)  
Netherlands PA3BIC Ameland Lighthouse NL0032 Buro  
Netherlands PA75N Noordwijk NL0009 Buro. (Special call for75 years of liberation) Web
Netherlands PD0FSB Den Oever NL0041 Buro to PD0FSB Web
New Zealand ZL1LIG Cape Reinga NZ0020 ZL1PDT Web
New Zealand ZL6CC Cape Campbell NZ0001 Buro to ZL2KS or direct to PO Box 432 Blenheim NZ  
New Zealand ZL6LH Piha Lighthouse NZ0006 None, cards sent to all in log.  
Nth Ireland GB5BL Blackhead Lighthouse UK0032 GI0BJH. (Co Antrim DX Group) Web
Nth Ireland GN0LIX Chaine Memorial Tower EU-115 UK0033 Buro and QRZ.com Web
Nth Ireland MN0GKL Rue point Lighthouse UK0185 e-QSL, direct Web
Nth Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin West Lighthouse UK0217 e-QSL, direct "
Nth Ireland MN0GKL Rathlin East Lighthouse, Low and High UK0055-56 e-QSL, direct "
Portugal CR6LH Cabo Espichel (See note 4) PT0005 Buro or direct to CT1GZB Web
Portugal CS2LH Farol Cabo Carvoeiro PT0002 Buro, IARU eEURAO Web
Puerto Rico KP3LH Faro Punta Tuna PR0008 Direct see web site Web
Scotland 2M0ROT The Perch UK0200 e-QSL see web site Web
Scotland GB0TNL lighthouse 16 279677 Tarbat Ness Lighthouse UK0151 e-QSL, LoTW, Buro via GM4SUF Web
Scotland GB1DHL Dunnet Head UK0187 e-QSL  
Scotland GB2LBN Barns Ness Lighthouse UK0034 Buro, LoTW, e-QSL, direct to GM4UYZ Web
Scotland GB5CWL Cape Wrath Lighthouse UK0229 Via G0PEK. (Cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats and Cape Wrath)  
Scotland MM0IMC Ardrossan Lighthouse UK0089 None. (QRP station)  
South Africa ZS0RR Roman Rock ZA0027 Via QSL Mgr PA2PGU, Rijn 7908 HR Hoogeveen Netherlands Web
South Africa ZS1CRG Cape Hangklip ZA0010 SARL buro. (Cape Radio Group with 5 ops)  
South Africa ZS1CT Green Point. 100th entry ZA0006 Ask op Web
South Africa ZS2B Great Fish Point ZA0024 Buro  
South Africa ZS3VDK North Head Saldanha Bay ZA0029 Buro (Bo Karoo ARC)  
South Africa ZS3ZU South Head Saldanha Bay ZA0031 Buro (Bo Karoo ARC)  
South Africa ZS5D Cooper Lighthouse Bluff ZA0004 Buro oe email Web
South Africa ZS9V Robben Island ZA0008 Via M0OXO Web
Sweden 7S0SFJ Finngrundet SE0013 Buro to SK0QO Web
Sweden 7S6TL Tistlarna Lighthouse SE0026 Buro  
Sweden SK6MA Visingo SE0074 SSA buro Web
Sweden SK7RN Lange Erik, Olands norras udde SE0011 Buro. ((QRV from EU-037 North point of Oeland Island 21-23 Aug)  
Switzerland HB9ID Rorschach Hafen (Lake Constance) CH0003 Buro Web
Switzerland HB9ILLW Romanshorn Lighthouse CH0004 Buro Web
USA AA5Y Umpqua River lighthouse US0040 Direct see QRZ  
USA K1LX Permaquid Point Light US0124 Direct to Lincoln County ARC. K1LX  
USA K2R Charlotte-Genesee, Rochester, NY US0101 SASE to W2DST Web
USA K6HYC Angel's Gate US0144 Buro. (Ops MM from next to light)  
USA K6PV Point Vicente Lighthouse US0033 Point Vicente ARC, PO Box 2316 Palos Verdes Peninsula CA 90274 Web
USA W0LY Michigan City, IN US0079 See QRZ.com  
USA W1QK Avery Point Lighthouse US0190 LoTW Web
USA W2DAR Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan Island, ME US0232 Ask op.  
USA W2GSB Fire Island Lighthouse US0019 GSBARC PO Box 1356 West Babylon 117040 NY Web
USA W5BMC Southwest Reef US0176 None  
USA W7L Heceta Head Lighthouse US0022 LoTW Web
USA W9LY Michigan City IN US0079 QRZ.com  
USA WA2DQL Oak Orchard Harbor US0157 Orleans County ARC see web site Web
USA W2HAL Hudson Athens Lighthouse US0178 QRZ.com Web
USA W2LGA lighthouse 16 279677 Oswego West Pierhead light US0207 LoTW, e-QSL Web
USA W2QY Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse US0048 W2QYV web site (SASE for outstanding QSL card) Web
USA W7BU Lightship "Columbia" US0055 Ask op  
Wales GB1BPL Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse (Note 2) UK0044 Via QSL Mgr, 2W0DSP, buro or direct (UK-SSAE, outside UK add 2USD)  
Wales GB2NPH Nash Point High UK0071 Buro or direct via MW0DHF  
Wales GB2NPL Nash Point Low UK0072 Buro or direct via MW0DHF  

lighthouse 24 279677 = Thank you for your donation this year. Past donations have been acknowledged previously!

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

Note 2: GB1BPL is a special event station run by the Llanelli Amateur Radio Society. Burry Port Lighthouse is a harbour light with a reflector, and is situated on the west breakwater of the outer harbour. It was built in 1842 and the light consists of a 24ft white painted, stone, circular tower with a black gallery and red lantern. This lighthouse now enables the harbour to accommodate up to 260 boats to be moored safely on floating berths at all states of the tide. Burry Port Harbour Lighthouse also makes up part of the much larger Millennium Coastal Park network in Wales.


Note 3: The light is a working aid to navigation on the Canadian List of Lights #227 and it is the tallest lighthouse in Atlantic Canada. The site is now a Provincial Historic Site of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A permanent call sign has been issued for the lighthouse - VO2MPR. The lighthouse was the location used for the 2020, 2019 and 2006 CQ WW 160m DX Contest by a multi-operator team operating as VO2AC. You may find more information about the lighthouse at http://www.pointamourlighthouse.ca/home/
 

 Note 4: Location: 38º 25',01 N 09º 12',89 W
The Cape Espichel is located in Portugal, in the west of the village of Sesimbra. It is bordered to the south and west by the Atlantic Ocean.
The lighthouse Cape Espichel is a Portuguese lighthouse that is located on the cable of the same name. Hexagonal masonry tower and outbuildings. The first construction date of 1430, but the tower acts was just opened in 1790. The support structure has been raised to the lighthouse side by 1900.

Note 5: The Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island is hosting the Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club (https://www.ve3rmi.org/) at Janet Head Lighthouse. The municipality operates the lighthouse as a tourist attraction and the radio club will be promoting their group as well. This will be our first time participating, but members of the radio club participated many years ago.

 

 

 

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