Lighthouses having their first activation

A trend emerging with the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend in August is for a few to find a lighthouse location that has not previously been activated by amateur radio.

While organisers of the friendly annual event like to see amateur stations returning year after year to the same location, it's pleasing that some new lighthouses, or those not registered for some time, being included.

Already quite a few enquiries around the world have been received about new lights, lightships and maritime beacons.

There are still some easy to reach lighthouses yet to be activated. If you are operating portable from such a location, then please do let everyone know.

With 185 registrations already, who will be the lucky number 200 on the growing list from 27 countries.

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is on 17-18 August 2013.

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