International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW

https://illw.net/

3rd Full Weekend in August since 1998

00.01UTC 19 August to 2400UTC 20 August 2017 (48 hours)

In Britain the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, ALK, conducts International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend on the 3rd full weekend in August. Their objective is to encourage Lighthouse managers, keepers and owners to open their lighthouse or lightstation and related visitors centres to the public with a view to raising the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, and preserving our maritime heritage.

However, the major event which takes place in August is the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW, which came into being in 1998 as the Scottish Northern Lights Award run by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group. The history of this event can be found elsewhere on this site. The ILLW takes place on the 3rd full weekend in August each year and attracts over 500 lighthouse entries located in over 40 countries. It is one of the most popular international amateur radio events in existence probably because there are very few rules and it is not the usual contest type event. It is also free and there are no prizes for contacting large numbers of other stations. There is little doubt that the month of August has become “Lighthouse Month” due largely to the popularity and growth of the ILLW.

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W4DXCC Event

 

Countdown to W4DXCC Logo

September 22nd and 23rd, 2017, Pigeon Forge, TN

Hello Friends and Club Officials
Its July 2017 with 67 days until the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention it time to attend. I ask your help in spreading the word this year by forwarding this and subsequent announcements about the W4DXCC convention, thank you in advance.

The 2017 W4DXCC convention is about ready. We will have Ham Radio Bootcamp Friday for new and experienced hams alike to learn and relearn new things in ham radio. This is a must for the new ham and a refresher for the experienced ones. We will have a session on operating Digital modes like JT65 and the New FT8 mode, come learn how.

Saturday is the main day where presenters from all over come and present DX and Contesting topics. Its a great time to see who is leading the pack in these areas. We have a full complement of equipment manufacturers including, Icom, Yaesu, Elecraft, Flex Radio Systems, Vibroplex companies and Expert Amps to name a few and all located just outside of the presentation room where you can have a one on one conversation and play with all the that new gear.

Both the Main and BootCamp programs are now updated on the website so you can see who be presenting. We are working some additional presentations and when they are firmed up the website will be updated.

CWops will be there with the Morse code copying contest located in the ham shack.

Convention registration is now open. If you plan on attending be sure to make your hotel reservations ASAP, last year the hotel filled up fast. Go now and make your Convention, Banquet and Hotel reservations below.

The Hotel is about 80% full now so its a great time to book your room

W4DXCC Website – Hotel, Convention and Banquet Reservations

See you soon,
Dave Anderson, K4SV
Convention leader
info@w4dxcc.com

Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club

The Brookhaven National Laboratory Amateur Radio Club is hosting a
special event to celebrate the Lab’s 70th Anniversary. It is also the
100th Anniversary of Camp Upton Army camp, the property on which BNL
resides. The BNLARC will operate beginning this Sunday, July 16, 2017
and continue through Saturday, July 22, 2017.  A schedule of operating
times and frequencies will be listed on their Special QRZ page at
www.qrz.com/db/K2BNL. A copy of the special certificate is also viewable
on this page. A link will be provided on this page for all contacts to
request an email containing the pdf certificate back to you. Give them
some time to enter all log entries into the certificate database.

For any additional information or questions please email k2bnl@bnl.gov.

They are looking forward to working as many clubs as they can. The
Laboratory is holding a special Summer Sunday open to the community to
kick this off – 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  They will be on the air during
this time period to start their week-long special event station – K2BNL
– Listen for them!

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ARRL Hudson Division
Director: Mike Lisenco, N2YBB
n2ybb@arrl.org
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13 Colonies Special Event

13 Colonies Special Event

This Years Event Dates / July 1 (9AM EST) to July 6th (Midnight EST)
(July 1, 2017-1300 UTC to July 7, 2017-0400 UTC)

13 Colonies is an annual Special Event held during the 4th Of July Week. Those who participate try to make contact(s) with all 13 Colony Stations, and the 2 Bonus Stations. You do not need to make contact will all 13 to get the certificate. Getting all 13 is known as a Clean Sweep. You do not need the 2 bonus stations for a clean sweep. Use the links to the left for information on each State (Colony) , and the Bonus Stations. Contacting the 2 bonus staions will get you an xtra endoursments for each of the 2. Good Luck and see you in the pile up’s!

The 13 Colonies will have TWO Bonus Stations:

Our old friends ” WM3PEN ” will participate from Philadelphia, PA, where independence was declared. The 13 Colonies certificate will have a Liberty Bell added for a contact with ” WM3PEN “. Visit the ” WM3PEN ” page for details on this station

Our 2nd Bonus Station, ” GB13COL ” will operate from Durham, England. For a Contact with ” GB13COL ” , The 13 Colonies certificate will have an endorsement of the “British Standard”. Visit the ” GB13COL ” page for details on this station.

6-20-17 SCRC Monthly Meeting

Tonight was the last general club meeting before the summer break. 5 members attended at Richie’s, KD2NJA, location, Art W2ALW, Vince KC2WPP, Steve W2SFC, Richie KD2NJA and Gary N2TBC. It was a fun meeting. Thanks to Richie and his wife for hosting the meeting and providing too much food and beverage. Have a safe and fun summer. See you all at the next breakfast.

GenMtg 6-20-17

Free Family Emergency Preparedness Training

From “Community Viewpoint” South Shore Press:

On Monday, June 19th at 6:30pm, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker will host a FREE Emergency Preparedness Training at the Longwood Public Library (800 Middle Country Road, Middle Island).

The program will give residents of all ages the tools and resources they need to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly, and recover as quickly as possible. Free Emergency Starter Kits will be given to each household upon successful completion of the training.

“As we begin to enter hurricane season, it is important that all residents are prepared for different types of storms and emergency situations,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage residents to participate in this emergency training program to learn how to respond accordingly to a multitude of situations.”

All participants must register in advance. You can register online by visiting http://www.prepare.ny.gov and clicking “Training Events” or you can call Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.