2017-08-20

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2017

This weekend is the annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, held on the 3rd weekend in August since 1998. 



I tried to participate, but propagation was really very poor, especially on Saturday. I managed to work very few stations, as shown in the extract of my log:

2017-08-19 15:12  14131.0  USB  GB2LBN   UK0034
2017-08-19 18:24   7149.0  LSB  DA2017LH DE0008
2017-08-20 06:16  14270.0  USB  TC1LHW   TR0002
2017-08-20 08:33  18153.0  USB  3Z2LS    ARLH POL017
2017-08-20 09:16  18163.0  USB  HB9ILLW  CH0004
2017-08-20 14:32  14260.0  USB  GB2BH    UK0180
2017-08-20 14:57  14205.0  USB  IQ3TS/LH IT0011
2017-08-20 16:27  14226.1  USB  IT9OPR   ARLH ITA153
2017-08-20 16:55  14265.0  USB  GB1OL    UK0195
2017-08-20 17:00  14192.0  USB  DA2017LH DE0008

I noticed that some stations had not registered with ILLW and were passing only their ARLHS world list number. 

I also noticed that many participants still append "/LH" or "/LGT" to their callsigns. This practice is not really compatible with electronic logbooks and, especially, with on-line logs like LoTW and ClubLog.

I hope that I receive a few nice QSL cards via the bureau and that propagation is better in the ILLW 2018.

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