20110820 - International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

posted 25 Aug 2011, 19:18 by Onno Benschop
Last weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21st of August, as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, HARG members activated the North Mole Lighthouse in Fremantle. Marty VK6FDX offered his van as a portable shack and set-up a table and chairs with a vertical mounted to the roof-rack.

Over the two days we had visits from more than half of HARG's members who either participated in the action on-air or sat basking in the sun, enjoying the atmosphere. There was much interest from members from the general public. During the times VK6AHR/portable was active contacts were made with 132 stations across the globe including Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. We also spoke with lighthouses throughout Australia, some in the UK, Scotland, North America and one into Portugal.

The main operators were Martin VK6ZMS, Marty VK6FDX and Onno VK6FLAB.