ILLW 2018 - Activation Announcement

2 Aug 2018
A team of radio amateurs from Cyprus (5B8AP Andreas and 5B4AFQ Manos) is planning to activate the Cape Akamas Lighthouse (ARLHS CYP-001) for the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on 18-19 Aug. 2018.

The plan
This will be a "casual" activation. We'll use simple equipment - no linear amplifiers or rotating beam antennas - just plain radios (100W max) with vertical, wire or small portable antennas. As the condition of the road that leads to the lighthouse is unknown we can only estimate that we'll start operating on Saturday morning (7:00 - 8:00 UTC). We'll carry on for as long as the propagation, hot weather and availability of operators allows us. We'll work at least on 10, 15 and 20m bands SSB. We will leave the lighthouse at around 11:00 UTC on Sunday.

Each operator will use his own callsign /P. QSL via home calls. See QRZ.com for each callsign for more information.

To get an idea about the location of the lighthouse, here's the location on Google Maps.

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