Amateur Radio and Lighthouses

I’m not sure why exactly, but lighthouses and amateur radio seem a good fit. There’s even an Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society. Founded in 2000 by Jim Weidner, K2JXW, the ARLHS claims to be the only society devoted exclusively to Maritime Communications and Ham Radio, Lighthouses and Lightships.

I comment on this because this past week, I received two QSL cards featuring QSL cards. The first one was from W1VRY. It features the Portland Head Light (ME).


The second, from W1ACT, features the Gay Head Light in Acquinnah, MA.


I probably have one or two more. I’ll have to dig through my collection and see if I can find them.


  1. Light houses are great.Did you know that Michigan has the most lighthouses of any state in
    the nation. I enjoy the lightship at Port Huron also. There is a sign on the ships radio room
    that says “Ham Radio Spoken Here”. The lights are all great places to visit.

  2. Dan KB6NU says:

    No, I didn’t know that Michigan has the most lighthouses. Maybe I should also create a lighthouse QSL card.

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