W1AA To Activate Ida Lewis Lighthouse, 11/12/05

W1AA/Ida Lewis LighthouseN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Ida Lewis Lighthouse (a.k.a. Lime Rock Lighthouse) (ARLHS USA 398) under the call W1AA on Saturday November 12, 2005 from 12:30 UTC (7:30 AM EST) until 19:00 UTC (2:00 PM EST).

“We will operate on 40 and 20 meters, 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 would appreciate spots on the ARLHS reflector,” he adds.

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.

Located in Newport (R.I.) Harbor, Lime Rock Light was built in 1854. It was originally a short stone tower exhibiting a fixed red light. “The light house’s history is inseparable from the life story of its famous keeper, Ida Lewis, the most celebrated lighthouse keeper in American history.”

[See also: Lime Rock Light History]

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