International Lighthouses and Lightships on the Air Weekend (Saturday)

International Lighthouses and Lightships on the Air 2022

ILLW 2022 occurs on 20/21 August 2022, from 00:00 on Saturday to 23:59 on Sunday. Setup will occur on the Saturday morning and tear down will occur on Sunday evening, the outline programme is:

  • 09:00 Arrive on site, transfer equipment to the John Sebastian and setup HF SSB station
  • 10:00 Start operations
  • 16:00 Close down station, dismantle rig etc. but leave antenna in situ
  • 16:30 Leave site

  • Lat/Long (WGS84 Geoid): 51.446530°,-2.594221°
  • IARU: IO81qk
  • IOTA: EU005 (UK Mainland)
  • WAB: ST57 – England
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Aside from operating and logging there are a range of tasks that need attention to setup, operate, communicate and dismantle the station, these include:

  • Setting up the station and antenna
  • Operating the HF SSB Station
  • Logging the contacts
  • Checking the other participating stations that we work
  • On site photography of the event
  • On site video recording of the event setup, operating and dismantling
  • On site audio recordings of QSOs etc.
  • Social Media announcements via TWITTER and INSTAGRAM
  • Explaining and Promoting Amateur Radio to visiting members of the public
  • Dismantling the station and antenna
  • After event reports to RadCom etc.
  • After event video editing
  • Website after action report
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