W1AA Nantucket Lightship Activation, 8/20

W1AA/Nantucket QSLN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Nantucket Lightship II WLV613 ARLHS USA 524 under the call W1AA on Saturday, August 20, 2005 from 11:00 UTC (7:00 AM EDT) until 19:00 UTC (3:00 PM EDT) during the International Lighthouse Weekend operation.

“We will operate on 40 and 20 meters CW and SSB–on 7035.0 14035.0 CW, and 7270.0 14270.0 on SSB. The frequencies are plus or minus QRM. CW will be on the half hour,” writes Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV.

Doherty notes that they’ll have a packet station in the truck and can spot themselves on the worldwide DX packet cluster.

“We’ll also monitor IRLP node 4617 in Fairhaven on 145.490 CTCSS 67.0 on the half hour,” adds K1VV.

DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A color photo QSL of the lightship will be furnished.

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