Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Restored California Lighthouse to be Activated in ILLW

WA6LJR will be operating in August from the recently-
restored Point San Luis lighthouse in California.
|(Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The newly-restored Point San Luis lighthouse in Avila Beach, California will be active on the ham bands during the 2015 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on August 15-16. According to Jim Linton, VK3PC, the 12-meter tall wooden lighthouse, built in 1890, will be activated by Bill Rea, WA6LJR. Linton says the recently-restored structure is the only surviving Prairie Victorian style lighthouse on the U.S. west coast. It is also the 300th lighthouse or lightship to be registered for activity during ILLW. More information about the weekend and how to participate may be found online at <www.illw.net>.