Oswego Lighthouse activation:
The Fulton Amateur Radio Club is participating in the International Lighthouse weekend this year at the Oswego Lighthouse. It should be a great event as the lighthouse has been closed to the public and we will be operating from the radio room there. There may be a chance that some groups of the public will be brought out to the lighthouse while we are operating.
The event takes place August 20-21, 2016. The special event call sign is W2L. It is located at the Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse on Lake Ontario in Oswego.
There is more information at the following sites:
Our club website for the event:
The QSL page is: http://qrz.com/db/w2l
The official website for the Oswego Lighthouse is:http://www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com/lighthouse.php
Verona Beach Lighthouse:
On August 20th and 21st of 2016, I will once again be setting up a special event station at the Verona Beach lighthouse on 4th Avenue in Sylvan Beach. The event is annual for the 3rd weekend in August. I have set up the special event station at the Verona Beach light for the past 3 years. With the permit already secured and the Verona Beach Lighthouse Association on board, this may be the best one yet! This year we will be operating from inside the lighthouse! Past years we set up right next to the light and the VBLA opened the light so people could look in. We have contacted 104 different lighthouses and lightships around the world during this event! Over 500 lighthouses and lightships have “Ham” stations set up for this weekend! Last year NYS Senator Griffo stopped by and “worked the rig” for a bit. He even made contact with the Cape May lighthouse in New Jersey. More information can be found at ILLW.net.
Thank you for the interest and hope to work many of you over the weekend.
Fred Legawiec, W2LGA