The 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend will see plenty of on air activity from more than 40 countries this Saturday and Sunday.
At last count 450 registrations have been received but organisers still expect 500 this year.
Local and DX stations are putting former marine navigation infrastructure on air, and many also explain their activity to the public and news media.
The annual premier fun-event highlights the need for public support to preserve lighthouses for future generations, but also gives Amateur Radio publicity.
Germany has the most at 67, Australia and USA 64, England 34, Scotland 22, Holland 21,with Canada and South Africa 14 each.
Most talk about the history of their site and issue a special QSL card.
It is not too late to make a registration and join others on the websiteillw.net
Jim Linton VK3PC
This is a copy of a post from James WX4TV
The kids will be operating as K4PIL tomorrow and Sunday from the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse for the lightship and lighthouse weekend. Look for them on HF, 6m, SO-50, and FO-29.
QSL will be direct to the address listed on QRZ. Do NOT QSL to the call sign listed in the comments on QRZ. We are working to get the management of the QRZ page released, so the info can be updated.
Youth operators will be WX4TVJ, AE4FH, KM4IPF, and KM4TXT.
Adult hams in attendance may get on the air as well. Also, the kids will encourage visitors to get on the air.
Good luck to you and the family.