AMATEUR RADIO LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY

2004 - Date TBA

CHRISTMAS LITES QSO PARTY

Lighthouse Activiation - by W1EMT (ARLHS #421)

BEAR ISLAND LIGHT - USA - 045

Photo courtesy of Acadia National Park, 1993

LIGHTHOUSE DATA:

State: MAINE
Location: BEAR ISLAND/ENTRANCE TO NORTHEAST HARBOR
Nearest City: NORTHEAST HARBOR, MT. DESERT ISLAND - (IOTA NA-055)
County: HANCOCK
U.S.C.G. District: 1

Year Station Established: 1839

Existing Historic Tower:

Previous Tower(s):
1. Construction Date:
Description:
Fate/Disposition:

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES

Other Structures: STONE OIL HOUSE (1905), BOATHOUSE, BARN (1889)

Current Use: PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE LEASE TO PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #88000043
Name of Listing: BEAR ISLAND LIGHT STATION
On State List/Inventory? NO

Miscellaneous:

REPLACED BY AN OFFSHORE BUOY IN 1981; FRIENDS OF ACADIA NP WERE GIVEN PRIVATE AID TO NAVIGATION PERMIT IN 1989

AMATEUR RADIO OPERATIONS:

Operator: Jim Wilmerding

Station Call: W1EMT/qrp

Station Location: Shore of Northeast Harbor, Maine - Mt. Desert Island

TIMES: TBA (other times during day or by schedule request - e-mail w1emt@arrl.net )

Frequencies: Alternating  -  14.270, 21.370, 28.370 & 18.157.5 (HF Pack)   

NOTE: Additional operating times will be scheduled during the week  - Posted here and ARLHS BeaconBot  

Station Equipment: SGC SG-2020 -  half square wire & end-fed long wire antennas & Buddiepole - Z-11 Antenna Tuner - 26 amp hr SLA battery - power out 5 -10 watts

Activation: Visual Line of Site/1,000 meter rule utilized

QSL: via QRZ.com address - Business size SASE please - "Greenstamps" appreciated (photo postcards $$)

 

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