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It is with much regret that we have learned of the passing of Kenneth Burnell, M1DZT last week. Ken was the man who maintained our Google Earth file which showed the positions of all the lighthouses in the event. It was a labour of love for Ken who was in his mid eighties. He suffered with Parkinsons disease in his final years. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Catherine.

Well folks, we just passed our first hundred entries for this year's event. There are only 7 months to go so select your lighthouse and send in an entry form. Please don't leave it until the last fortnight. I hope you all like the new web site. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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My name is Kevin Mulcahy and I live on the Far South Coast of New South Wales. I am not related to Brooke in any way but if I was I would be a proud Grandfather. The above photo is Brooke and her Mum Lee. About 3 years ago on my daily visit to buy the paper at my local newsagent, I was served by...
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Several months ago I created a page on the ILLW web site asking for some financial assistance with the costs of keeping our web site up and running. The associated costs of keeping the domain name registered and subsequent hosting costs have been met by me since the year 2000 when I created the web site. To date hundreds of entrants in the event have enjoyed this event which has now become a world first in amateur radio popularity and I doubt this would have happened without ...the web site and yearly lists of entrants.
So far the response to my request has been very disappointing with only $260USD being donated by 13 individuals. I am extremely grateful.for this amount but it barely covers one years registration and hosting cost. I am extremely reluctant to open the site to paid advertising but this may become necessary if support is not forthcoming. There are quite a number of large ham radio clubs which participate in the event and so far none have responded to my call.

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We have also added two text files showing our lighthouses data base for those who use the DX4 Win program for logging. The links for download are in the side menu on the ILLW.net web site.

The months following our August event give me an opportunity to play around with the web sites and this year I have upgraded them using one of the latest Joomla templates which has the ability to present the site on mobile phones and tablets as well as desktop computers. I believe this is an important step forward as a lot of entrants take phones and tablets with them to their lighthouse during the event. The slide show on the main page shows lighthouses from the Balearic Islands. Enjoy.

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CBC reports amateur radio enthusiasts spent the weekend of Aug 19-20 travelling from lighthouse to lighthouse on Prince Edward Island to send out messages across the world
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Hundreds with portable gear had a marvellous time putting former marine navigation on air during the 19th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held last Saturday and Sunday
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Thanks to everyone for entering the event this year and help spread the word about our lighthouses and the need to keep them going and well looked after. GPS or not, lighthouses are still needed. Check the ILLW net from time to time and read what some entrants had to say about the weekend.

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Norfolk Amateur Radio Club (NARC) made nearly 200 contacts with other radio hams from Happisburgh Lighthouse on 20/21st August using the callsign GB0HL as part of the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend
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Ken Eaton GW1FKY reports the Barry Amateur Radio Society will be active on the amateur radio satellites during International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend August 20-21
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Radio Club of Panama will activate 3E1L PAN 030 Miraflores Locks Panama Canal Pacific entrance
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The Kerry Amateur Radio Group based in Co. Kerry, Ireland will participate as an Award Station in this year's International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend from Saturday 20th August to Sunday 21st August
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The 19th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is only days away with 420 registrations now and the organisers tip it will reach 500
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The International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend is an annual 48 hour amateur radio event held on the third full weekend in August.
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