N1DT and K1VV plan to activate Gurnet (USA 609) and Duxbury Pier (Bug) Light (USA 251) under the call W1AA for the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend on August 19, 2006 from 7:00 AM EDT (1100 UTC) until about 5:00 PM EDT (2100 UTC).
International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend is held annually to promote public awareness of ham radio and lighthouses; to contribute to the recognition that lighthouses, lightships, and their keepers deserve.
Whitey, K1VV notes that he and N1DT will begin operations on 75 meters, above 3980 kHz. “Check 3996.” On 40 phone, look for W1AA between the nets, most likely below 7270, down to 7225. Whitey says they’ll also use 20 phone later in the morning above 14310, or 17 meters above 18150. “We will return to 40 phone about 1530 to 1600 UTC, about noon local time.”
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 lighthouse will be furnished.”
For more information about International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend, visit http://illw.net/.