from August RARA Rag; by David Timmons, W2DST
This annual Amateur Radio weekend
event was founded in 1995 by 2 members of the AYR Amateur Radio
Group, AARG, Scotland and held on the 3rd full weekend in August. This
is not a contest, it is simply a fun event for all experience levels to
highlight lighthouses and lightships around the world. It is also a great
way to promote amateur radio to the public. This year’s 48 hour event
starts at 0001 UTC on Aug. 19. We will be generally operating during the
hours the lighthouse is open, 1 - 5PM local time on August 19 & 20.
Operating time will be extended depending on how many volunteer
operators can join us. Go to https://illw.net/ for event details and a list of
registered lighthouse stations. If you would like to join us, stop
down. Contact Dave Timmons, W2DST, if you would like to help.