August 8, 2020

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Via the ARRL: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend on Track for 2020

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Registrations for this year’s popular International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) appear to have been largely unaffected by the current COVID-19 pandemic. The event will take place this year over the August 22 – 23 weekend. By mid-July, more than 200 entries had been received, and some 400 are expected to have signed up by the event weekend.

New to this year’s event is Corsica at Phare d’Alistro, which for ILLW purposes carries the French number of FR0030. Two lighthouses in Ghana will be on the air for the first time, as well as Buck Island Lighthouse in the US Virgin Islands (VI0001). Germany is well in the lead with 54 entries, followed by Australia with 29 entries, and the US with 27 entries.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/international-lighthouse-lightship-weekend-on-track-for-2020

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