N1DT and K1VV plan to activate Conimicut and Nayatt Point Lighthouses (ARLHS USA 188, 532) under the call W1AA on Saturday, January 28, 2006 from 11:30 UTC (7:30 AM EST) until 19:00 UTC (2:00 PM EST).
“For the first time, early on, we will to try to work the close in W and VE 1, 2 and 3 operators using 75 SSB,” writes Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV. He notes that the phone frequencies are: 475 SSB 3990 – 3998 , 40 meters- 7209, 7223, 7248, 7281, 7287 plus or minus interference. Operation on 20 meters will be above 14300; 17 meters, above 18150. CW contacts will occur on the half hour on 7.035, 14.035, and 18075.
Doherty notes that they’ll have a packet station in the truck and can spot themselves on the worldwide DX packet cluster.
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 on Nayatt Point in Barrington, Nayatt Point Lighthouse marks the eastern side of the entrance to the Providence River from Narrangansett Bay. Conimicut Lighthouse was initially a wooden daymark built in 1858 to mark dangerous Conimicut Point Shoal in the middle of the entrance to the Providence River.