December 11, 2023

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Lighthouse becomes a beacon again for ham radio event (Louisiana)

Local radio amateurs with the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service say the Aug. 21-23 events at Lighthouse Park in Berwick kicked off the most successful special event station ever at the park.

The special event station put Berwick on the map for International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, during which ham radio operators at those facilities around the world try to contact one another.

The first contact again this year was a friend of BEARS from Canada, Chris Bisaillion, VE3CBK of Ontario, Canada. Bisaillion was BEARS’ first contact last year and again this year.

At the end of the weekend Aug. 23, BEARS operators had logged in and spoken to 310 ham operators from London, Portugal, Ireland, Mexico and Brussels in addition to stations throughout the United States and five lighthouses.

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