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Lighthouse weekend is heating up

Date : 17 / 07 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Australia and Germany are tied on 44 registrations each so far, with both expected to have 50+ by the 11th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend on 21 & 22 August. While there are regulars who have participated in the weekend for the past decade, a strong trend is the registration of virgin or never before activated lighthouses.

Only going to prove there are plenty of lighthouses for anyone wanting to give this fun event a try. An example is Australia with 10 of its 44 registrations so far this year being virgin lighthouses in VK2, VK5, VK6 and VK7. With only four weeks to go to the friendly non-contest event the progressively tally is 270 registered with many for the first time. The USA has 32, followed by England 26 and Holland 20. Organisers of the Event, the Ayr Radio Club of Scotland GM0AYR are expecting a late rush of on-line registrations to the website ILLW.NET from radio amateurs in the more than 30 participating countries.


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