Sunday, August 2, 2009

Amateur Radio Light House Society Weekend QSO Contest

Hello All,

Over the last few weeks and the coming there have been and will be several exciting contests. I've "dabbled" some in each and plan to participate in next week's MD QSO Party.

Of particular interest this week and into next week is the Amateur Radio Light House Society's Weekend QSO contest. More information is available at for the contest and general information on the society.

So far, this weekend I've worked 2 lighthouses in the North East (20M band conditions have been less then desirable), N1QLL/ USA 1119 (in Maine) and N2OB/USA 1812 (in New Jersey) using my FT-817 at 5W.

The following is a Flip video of AA1KS operating at USA 459, I was unable to work him.

The contest continues through next weekend, with several additional lighthouse activations.




  1. It is the ARLHS LH QSO party week but the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend event is the third weekend of August, as it has been since '97 at least. See for details, over 350 entries to date, the majority DX.

    Don W7WLL

  2. The ARLHS has nothing to do with the ILLW which has always been a weekend event See for details.

    The ARLHS event is soley responsible for the week long QSO party

  3. A lot of confusion caused by ARLHS and their lookalike week long event. The orgiginal weekend event is at Even the ARLHS web address is similar.

  4. Here's the real info from the ARRL:

    The whole story is at