W1AA To Activate Three Sisters Lighthouses

W1AA/Three Sisters LighthousesN1DT and K1VV plan to activate Three Sisters Lighthouses (ARLHS USA 975, 528 and 976) under the call W1AA on Saturday, May 20, 2006 from 11:30 UTC (7:30 AM EST) until 18:00 UTC (2:00 PM EST).

“These should be new ones for a lot of the members. Middle was last activated in 2001 and Norh and South in 2003,” writes Robert “Whitey” Doherty, K1VV.

Whitey notes that he and Don will begin operations on 75 meters, above 3980 kHz. Later, they’ll move to 40 meters phone–likely below 7270, down to 7225 kHz. “We also will use 20 phone later in the morning above 14310, or 17 meters above 18150 (kHz).”

W1AA will return to 40 meters phone about 1530 to 1600 UTC. Morse code operation will be conducted roughly on the half hour, on 7035, 10116, 14035 and 18080 kHz, plus or minus QRM.

“We will be posting our spots on the DX Summit. but we would appreciate any and all W1AA spots by the members.” He adds, “DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A photo of the 3 Sisters Lighthouses will be furnished.”

“In 1837, a lighthouse station was established at Nauset Beach – halfway between the single light at Highland, and the twins at Chatham. To distinguish the Nauset Station, a keeper’s house and three small towers of brick were constructed 150 feet apart. This site marked the only station in the U.S. designated by three towers.”

–Thanks, K1VV and Rudy and Alice’s Lighthouse Page

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