Amateur radio in the news: Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

Here are a couple of reports of ham clubs taking part in International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend. I actually worked W2GSB this weekend, but unfortunately didn’t work the Irish lighthouse…Dan

Ham radio operators participate in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend.
As part of International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, amateur radio operators were at Robert Moses State Park teaching visitors the history behind lighthouse communication. The radio operators, part of the Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club, say ham radio is still an important means of communication. (video)

Unravelling the Loop Head Code. A group of amateur ham radio operators will wind back the clock at Loop Head Lighthouse this weekend when they attempt to communicate via radio and Morse Code with hundreds of radio clubs thought the world. The Limerick Radio Club, which features members from Clare, Kerry, Limerick, and Tipperary, will broadcast non-stop for 48 hours from the West Clare lighthouse as part of the 17th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW).

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