W1AA Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse Operation on 3/21/09

W1AA/Minot's LedgeK1VV and K1WCC plan to activate Minot’s Ledge Lighthouse USA 502 in Scituate, MA as W1AA on Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 7:30 AM EDT (1130 UTC) until about 2:00 PM EDT (1800 UTC).

“Whitey” Doherty, K1VV notes that he and Henry will begin operations on 75 meters around 3996 kHz plus/minus 5 kHz. “We will go to 40 phone around 7234 when 75 runs dry. We’ll be on 14270 plus/minus later in the morning. If we experience QRM, we’ll QSY above 14310. And if band conditions allow, we will also try 18150 +-.”

K1VV says that they will be QRV on CW at approximately on the half hour, on 7035, 10116, 14035, and 18080 kHz, plus or minus QRM.

DX QSLs can be sent via the Bureau. Stateside cards should be sent to W1AA with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the QRZ.com address. Whitey reminds everyone that postal rates for first class envelopes climbs to $0.44 on May 11, 2009.

K1VV adds, “Minot’s Ledge will be our 69th lighthouse activation.”

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