I've had the opportunity to work various lighthouses and lightships the world over throughout the years and it's always been fun. Back when the Piscataway Amateur Radio Club was in its hey-day, we activated the Twin Lights Lighthouse in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.
That was a few years back, and my memory is fuzzy on the details. We did a lot of special event stations as a club, and I don't think this activation was actually connected to ILLW. It may have been, but I don't recall it being so.
New Jersey is home to eleven lighthouses. They are:
- Cape May Lighthouse
- Barnegat Lighthouse
- Twin Lights
- Sandy Hook Lighthouse
- Sea Girt Lighthouse
- Tucker’s Island Light
- Absecon Lighthouse
- Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
- East Point Lighthouse
- Finn’s Point Rear Range Light
- Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
Here's a little video "advertising" a Spanish lighthouse that will be activated this coming weekend. The link was provided by fellow ETS clubmember, Don K2DSV. This definitely gets the juices flowing, thinking about all the exotic lighthouses that will be on the air this coming weekend.
A special thanks to Paul VA3PAW. He posted to QRP-L a link to all the ILLW Stations that plan to be active this coming weekend.
72 de Larry W2LJ
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