Lighthouse Weekend 2017

Lighthouse Weekend 2017

Every year, the Lighthouse and Lightship Foundation organise an international event to promote the recognition of the important role these structures play in keeping the maritime safe.

As part of the activity, BDARS set up a temporary base at Cleveland Point, adjacent to the lighthouse, where the plan was to contact as many other amateur stations as possible. In particular, the stations that were also operating from lighthouse locations was of particular importance.

Despite a increasing level of wind, we were able to make contact with a good number of other stations. Radio conditions were good, but weather conditions deteriorated.

Thanks to the team led by Steven VK4CJ and Paddy VK4JPD for running the show. There were many visiting operators from the club, including Damo VK4FDPM and his guide dog Ebony. Well done guys!