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Lou - N8ENE, Mark - KB8FKM, and Sue - N8JCV
The International Lighthouse/lightship Weekend for 2002 is over with over 318 stations at lighthouses and lightship in 45 countries on the air. A list of stations that were QRV can be found at vk2ce.com/illw/2002.htm . I hope everybody enjoyed the our station at the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse #279 in Fairport, Ohio. Next year's weekend is 0001 UTC on Saturday 16 August until 2359 UTC on Sunday 17 August 2003.
I would like to thank everyone that participated in this years event especially Lou, N8ENE and Fritz, K8WLF for their help with setting up and operating the N8KT station.
Although conditions were not the best this year, we did manage to contact 7 other lighthouses from across the country during the short time we were on the air Sunday Aug. 18th.
Enjoy the pictures and we hope to see you all again next year!
73 de N8KT
Doug K8NFF working some HF at my station. Doug is not able to put up an antenna at his apartment so he
does not get on HF very often. Doug made 11 contacts in the 5 hours he was on the air and most were in
the "Rag Chew" category. The longest being almost an hour and the shortest was 5 minutes.
We were running my Kenwood TS-2000 at 100 watts in to a GAP Titan DX vertical at about 7 feet.
|This picture was sent in by N2JAF Cal. It looks like Farve really is a happy ham!|
The Chagrin Lagoons Amateur Radio Association (CLARA) took part in the International Lighthouse Weekend from the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse, Fairport Harbor Ohio. This highly popular annual August event attracts hundreds of activated lighthouses (about 300 this year) in more than 40 countries. This year the period of the event is from 0001 UTC on Saturday 18 August until 2359 UTC on Sunday 19 August 2001. These times are the equivalent of 8:01 PM EDT August 17 thru 7:59 PM EDT August 19. The event is NOT a contest: It is a “special event.” Each group decides how it will operate with regard to modes and bands. Participants are not committed to being on the air during the entire period - operate as much as you can. There are no restrictions on aerials or power. We operated this year on Sunday, August 19th from 1700 UTC to 2100 UTC. Band conditions were less than perfect but our simple station, which was provided this year by George KB8JVZ, consisting of a Kenwood TS 450S and a homebrew wire antenna still managed 25 states and 10 different countries. I would like to thank everyone who took part in the event, in particular the Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Museum Trustees for the use of the facility. Enjoy the pictures!
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