GB4LL ... the Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club
Last weekend, (18th and 19th August) was ILLW - International Lighthouses and Lightships Weekend.
As is usual, WADARC ran a station at LEASOWE LIGHTHOUSE with the now
permanent callsign GB4LL.
It is fair to say that there were some ‘teething problems’ and some
running repairs were necessary but this all means that the next lighthouse
activation will run even smoother.
One WADARC member who did come along was Colin (G4FPB). He found himself
in the middle of some very frantic H.F. activity on Sunday afternoon but
went away with a smile on his face having experienced several Q.S.O.s in a
relatively short time, a much busier log book and operating style than he
is used to.
We made a total of 97 contacts in 48 countries with some very interesting ones amongst them, from an American station putting 1kW into a stack of four 20M beams, to a /MM station in the Scottish Islands, and another operating from a Wind Turbine.
Try having a look on QRZ.com at some of the more unusual contacts:-
OJ0C - A ‘Youth at Sea’ / Lighthouse station on Market Reef in Finland
W2RE - A monster station in the U.S.
OD5ZZ – in LEBANON
G4WUA , G3UFO , M0WBG , 2E0WED , G6XHF , G7BBF
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