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8/18 - 8/20/2017  Friday - Sunday

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

Friday afternoon/evening, August 18th, members of LeFrog and the Ozaukee Radio Club
will be setting up a 30' Tower and a Tri-Band Beam on the property adjacent to the
1860 Light Station & Museum on top of the hill in Port Washington (near
St. Mary's Church).   This is in preparation for the annual International Lighthouse
Lightship Weekend event.    Amateur radio clubs and amateurs around the globe
will be doing the same type of thing as we attempt to contact other lighthouses.
This is to bring awareness and recognition of the importance of lighthouses.
 
We are registered as US0114 and will be using the W9CQO call sign.
See http://www.illw.net/ for more information about the weekend event.

The ORC will be setting up one 10' X 10' Tent, Club Banner and Operating
Table next to the Lighthouse and LeFrog will be doing the same. We will be
operating, basically on 20m depending on band conditions.

LeFrog will supply the Icom IC-9100.    We'll also have D-Star
running along with a dedicated computer for logging.     

If you're interested in helping out (setting up and/or operating) we are
asking that you contact Loren N9ENR or myself Tom KC9ONY so we
have an idea of who will be joining us.   
 
You're all welcome to join us at the 1860 Light Station & Museum.
Bring your own little cooler with drinks of your choice to the Light Station
and even a sandwich for lunch, although there are plenty of restaurants in
the Port Washington area. 
 
If you are like me and do not own HF equipment nor have any experience
with HF, don't let that stop you from coming out.    We will get you on the
radio to try it out.    It's all about having fun and learning.   If you need
directions or talk-in, someone will be monitoring the ORC 2m repeater,
146.970 MHz,  (- offset), PL 127.3
 
This is a non-pressure, non-contest event, so be prepared to just have fun!
 
WHO: Ozaukee Radio Club and LeFrog
 
WHAT: International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend special event station
 
WHERE:    1860 Light Station & Museum
                 311 Johnson Street
                 Port Washington, WI
                 http://www.portwashingtonhistoricalsociety.org/lightstation.htm

MAP:         http://tinyurl.com/1860-Light-Station-Museum
 
WHEN:     Friday, August 18th      1pm - 5pm? (until tower is set up)
                Saturday, August 19th  7:30 am - 5 pm operating
                Sunday, August 20th    8:30 am - noon operating
                Sunday, August 20th    noon - 5pm break down equipment

If you do come out, please do NOT park in front of the 1860 Light Station Museum,
as that is where visitors to the museum park.   We want to maintain a good relationship
with the folks at the Historical Society.


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