LIGHTHOUSES and lightships throughout the world, including in countries as far away as Japan and Alaska, were contacted by members of the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club from Loop Head Lighthouse Experience last weekend.
The amateur ham radio enthusiasts from across the Mid West had gathered at the West Clare lighthouse as part of the 26th annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend (ILLW).
During the 48-hour weekend broadcast, visitors to the lighthouse were able to listen in to communications with amateur radio stations across the world.
Of particular interest was the contact with many of the 500 lighthouses and lightships in over 40 countries that were also activated by amateur radio enthusiasts over the same period.
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