ILLW registrations roll in

The 20th year of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend will be in August and so far it has 240 registrations with organisers ready for many more in the coming weeks.

In the lead for the premier fun-event is Germany on 48, followed by Australia 35, the USA 30, then comes England, The Netherlands, Scotland, South Africa and Sweden.

A new country is Serbia, where Alex YU1CA is at the Tamis River West Lighthouse overlooking the Danube River.

The Norwegian Radio Relay League club social weekend has the Lista Lighthouse LI5TA activation, while for Finland’s centenary of independence there’s OH1AM at the Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse.

Others registrations come from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Switzerland and Wales.

Simple guidelines apply to the portable use of Amateur Radio from and immediately nearby historic lighthouses and lightships.

For all registrations on the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend August 19 and 20, along with past reports and general information, visit the website.

Jim Linton VK3PC

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