2011 Events

Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend

The KCRA will be participating in the 14th annual International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend on August 20 from Nortons Point in Coney Island ILLW# US0091. If you wish to learn more about this event, go to: http://illw.net/

You may contact KC2RA, Saturday August 20 from 13:00 to 22:00 UTC (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM DST) on these frequencies:
20m - 14.295 USB
40m - 7.250 LSB
PSK31 - 14.070

D-Star - Call Sign route to KC2RA, link to the WG2MSK repeater, or Reflector 020A

EchoLink - nodes 132967 (KC2LEB-R), 64300 (KC2RA-R)

Frequencies may vary due to conditions and usage of the bands. We may not be on all frequencies at the same time.

There are literally thousands of lighthouses, lightships, and navigational beacons around the world. The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster International goodwill. Lighthouses are fast becoming an endangered species with the introduction of Global Positioning Systems and Satellite Navigation and the automation of the light source to solar power which has resulted in the withdrawal of management personnel (Keepers). It is hoped that this event will highlight this situation and help prevent further desecration of these magnificent structures all around the world.

The Kings County Repeater Association will be operating our radios using homemade antennas, and emergency, portable equipment. We will be using different modes of communication, state of the art digital and voice, to contact people around the world.

This event is open to the public and all amateurs, but you need to contact the KCRA to be involved with us on the Lighthouse grounds. There will be free refreshments provided by the Seagate Community Board. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A commemorative QSL card will be available for those that make radio contacts. Please send us a self addressed stamped envelope to:

KCRA Lighthouse Event
PO Box 280288,
Brooklyn, NY 11228-0288

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