Lighthouse Special Events
Jim Weidner (k2jxw)
August 1, 2001
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The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society makes the following Public announcement:
Through a lot of hard work and dedication by some ham radio operators,
Thomas Point Light in the Chesapeake Bay (ARLHS USA-845) will be activated
by two ham groups under two call signs for the ARLHS NLLW and ILLW
events, August 4-5 and August 18-19. More important, this is the first
time the Coast Guard has granted permission for hams (or members of the
general public for that matter) to board this automated and rather isolated
light. We owe a debt of gratitude to the US Coast Guard for their interest
in and support of this project. It is a tribute to the professionalism
and expertise of the ham operators involved that the Coast Guard has placed
enough trust to allow our boarding of this previously "off-limits" beacon.
So significant is this event that Baltimore newspapers and TV are planning
coverage, and there will be a live broadcast from the light over radio
station WBCQ, 7415 MHz, at 7 PM eastern time on Saturday night, Aug 4th.
The stations will operate from both the light and Thomas Point Park.
Look for special event station W3T, which, through the efforts of Reg,
W3REG, and his crew, will concentrate on CW and some SSB. Reg will also
be giving out ARLHS member #329, as well as the ARLHS Thomas Point number.
Then, if you are an old fan of AM radio, look for K3L set up at the
light. This may be your only chance to work Thomas Point on AM fone,
and the event takes on further significance in that it celebrates
the first "voice" transmission made from Cobb Island in MD by
Reginald Fesseden. Ops N2INR and WA3VJB, among others in their
group, deserve a lot of credit for taking initiative in activating
AM phone operation and in choosing Thomas Point for their celebration.
Further information can be gotten from the
Amateur Radio Lighthouse
Society (ARLHS) web page at http://arlhs.com or by sending an
e-mail to Jim Weidner, K2JXW, President and Founder of ARLHS.
Lighthouse Special Events
by ka2ndx on August 12, 2001
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Would like to announce that Miah Maul W2M ,Brandywine W2B ,Elbow of the cross ledge as W2E ,And ShipJohn W2S Delaware bay NJ will be active international lighthouse weekend Aug 18th es 19th mostly 15 20 es 40 metrs QSL via KA2NDX
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