International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW)

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View of the Burlington Main Lighthouse

The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2017 (ILLW) will be on August 19 & 20 this year and we will be at the same place on the Beach Strip.  This has been a great spot for us with lots of interest from the public.  We will be running VC3C2C the Special Event Callsign for Canada’s 150th Birthday and the 85th Anniversary of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club on whatever bands we can put up antennas for. So if you want to be involved, bring an antenna or a radio and we will try them out.

This year is the 159th Anniversary of the Burlington Main Lighthouse, established in 1858. We have been operating on adjacent property on the Beach Strip for the last 10 years. We will be looking for participants to help operate and set up temporary antennas again this year.
You can check out the ILLW at their site: http://illw.net/   International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – Held on the third full weekend in August – An annual amateur radio weekend event conducted under the sponsorship of the Ayr Amateur Radio Group, (AARG), Scotland.
We usually only operate in the daytime on the Saturday and the Sunday, not for the whole weekend and make good use of the two days experimenting with antennas and working as many as we can while we are there.

You can check out the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group. This is a group of volunteers that are working on getting renovations done to the Lighthouse at the Canal: http://www.bclg.ca/

Information on the Canal Lighthouses can be found at:
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1066
If you want to help us out this year, send me an email to let us know. Thanks

73 Rick VE3BK
ve3bk@hamiltonarc.ca

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Some of the Group last year.