The event, which started inhas developed into an international gathering of amateur radio operators from an estimated 95 countries. The event is currently managed by an Australia amateur radio operator, Kevin Mulcahy vk2ce, who has been involved with it since and who now owns the domain name and web site. A small team of volunteers assist in the running of the weekend activity.
Note change of weekend out of respect for those commemorating the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific VP day on 15th August For some reason or other August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one for or another of lighthouse activity.
These web pages are designed to assist you with learning more about the many challenging international ham radio island award programs. It is important to note that not all islands valid for awards count for IOTA but part of the fun is to research the various awards. Hunting islands, meeting award requirements and submitting applications demands some basic knowledge.
Forgot Password? So far, groups or individuals have registered to indicate plans to participate from a lighthouse or lightship during the 2-day operating activity. Additional newcomers are in Mexico and Cuba, sponsors said. ILLW is always held on the third full weekend in August.
Welcome to Jupiter, Florida! Jupiter has a rich, radio history and the Jupiter Lighthouse Radio Group continues the tradition by promoting Amateur Radio. We have a rich diversity of interest in Amateur Radio, both as a hobby, as well as supporting North Palm Beach County for emergency communications.
Its members travel to lighthouses around the world where they operate amateur radio equipment at or near the light. Collecting lighthouse QSLs is popular for some amateur radio operators. A convention is held in October each year.
An event taking place this weekend aims to do just that, as ham radio operators in countries across the world take up residence in their local lighthouses or lightships and begin broadcasting. The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend ILLW was launched ingrowing from a small event in Scotland to one involving lighthouse and lightships in 50 countries across the world. Limerick Radio Club members erecting high frequency antenna. The west coast will play its own role in this at the weekend.
Its members travel to lighthouses around the world where they operate amateur radio equipment at or near the light. Collecting lighthouse QSLs is popular for some amateur radio operators. ARLHS is a membership organization with over members worldwide.