ILLW set for another good year

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend participation list continues to grow, with stations from Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway and Switzerland joining this years event.

Nearly 270 locations in 33 countries have already committed to this premier fun-event held on the third full weekend in August for the past two decades.

Registrations include amateur / ham radio clubs / organisations and individuals from Asia, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania and the America's - in fact many countries that relied on this form of coastal navigation for the safe passage of ships.

The event aims to raise public awareness of the need to preserve marine beacons and promote Amateur Radio. An enjoyable time is had by those who mount portable stations on that weekend. Some have special QSL cards available for contacts.


In Australia VK5BWR Point Lowly is the 100th entry, followed by Spain EA1/DK6EA activating the Faro de Cabo de Silleiro lighthouse as number 200. Who will be this year's prestigious 300th registration?

To learn more about this fun-event that has easy guidelines, see past activation reports, or to register for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 16 - 17th August 2014.

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