K1VV and N1DT plan to activate Stage Harbor Light (USA 806) under the call W1AA on on October 7, 2006 from 7:30 AM EDST (1130 UTC) until about 2:00 PM EDST (1400 UTC).
Whitey, K1VV notes that he and Don, N1DT will begin operations on 75 meters, above 3980 kHz. Check 3996. Operation will start on 75 meters. On 40 phone, look for W1AA between the nets. “Most likely below 7270, down to 7225. Check 7234,” writes K1VV. They’ll be on 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 should be able to access the RF packet node 20 miles away so we will be posting our spots on the DX Summit. But we would appreciate any spots,” Whitey adds. See http://oh2aq.kolumbus.com/dxs/hfdx25.html.
DX QSLs are via the W1 Bureau and stateside are via W1AA please with an SASE. A photo of the lighthouse will be furnished.
“In 1876 the Lighthouse Board recommended that a lighthouse be built on Harding’s Beach on the northeast side of the channel known as Chatham Roads, saying that the light ‘would serve as a guide into old Stage Harbor, and would be of great value to vessels seeking refuge there and during bad weather.’ The area was busy with fishing traffic and thick fog was common. In 1880 the 48-foot iron tower and wooden keeper’s house were finished at a cost of $10,000. Today, the skeleton tower continues as an active aid to navigation, exhibiting a white flash.”