History Related Amateur Radio Special Events Stations for August 2018

Each month, there are always some History related Amateur Radio Special Event Stations; I picked three to write about for August 2018. To be more accurate, two of them are organizations which are being commemorated by multiple stations: the US Coast Guard's (USCG) Anniversary and the Citizens Conservation Corps (CCC). Many are familiar with the … Continue reading History Related Amateur Radio Special Events Stations for August 2018

A Visit to the St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

St Augustine, FL - On Wednesday, I visited the St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in St Augustine, FL. It was a dismal day, but I truly enjoyed the visit despite getting soaked. More than just a lighthouse, this museum is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. In addition to … Continue reading A Visit to the St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

Savannah - I haven't had the opportunity to play radio recently, but this weekend I had a lot of fun receiving and transmitting. On the scanning side, it was a fairly active MilAir weekend and on the amateur radio side of things, it was International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) so the airwaves were a target … Continue reading Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

Coastal Amateur Radio Society to Activate the Tybee Island Lighthouse on 21 April 2014

The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will be activating the Tybee Island Lighthouse (USA  864) on Monday, 21 April 2014 as part of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society's 2014 Spring Lites QSO Party.  Operations should begin around 0900 local/1300 UTC and they will operate throughout the day as W4LHS on 40, 20, 15, and 10 Meters as … Continue reading Coastal Amateur Radio Society to Activate the Tybee Island Lighthouse on 21 April 2014

Scouting Amateur Radio Event Locations on Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island, GA - Yesterday morning I went out to Jekyll Island to scout some potential locations for the Coastal Amateur Radio Society's Lighthouse Weekend station.  CARS had planned to operate for the Lighthouse Weekend from the Tybee Island Lighthouse but the event falls on the same weekend as Orange Crush.  That would make it … Continue reading Scouting Amateur Radio Event Locations on Jekyll Island

Special Event Stations to Look For; 13-14 October 2012

This weekend sees some interesting special events on the calendar.  There are two related to birthdays of US Presidents:  Dwight D. Eisenhower and Warren G. Harding.  Another honors the Birthday of the United States Navy.  There is an event to support raising money in the fight against cancer.  One event takes place from a stop … Continue reading Special Event Stations to Look For; 13-14 October 2012

Hunting For Lighthouses – Weekend Amateur Radio; 18/19 August 2012

Going into the weekend, I was hoping to put more stations in the log than what I did but between thunderstorms both afternoons and the North American QSO Party (which I wasn't aware of until it started!) I guess I didn't do too bad.  This post is probably going to sound anti-contest to some, but … Continue reading Hunting For Lighthouses – Weekend Amateur Radio; 18/19 August 2012

Tybee Island Lighthouse Visit and CARS at the Lake Mayer Wounded Warriors Fishing Tournament

Yesterday, I was looking after my nephew Kaleb while my sister was at work.  Jim Reed, N4BFR - a twitter friend was staying on Tybee Island while participating as a rover in the Georgia QSO Party, so Kaleb and I decided to kill two birds with one stone by meeting up with Jim for a … Continue reading Tybee Island Lighthouse Visit and CARS at the Lake Mayer Wounded Warriors Fishing Tournament