Calling the world from the lighthouse

Over last weekend the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society was active from the Lighthouse on the Ham Radio Bands, calling the world.

The Lighthouse event as itís called, happens every year in August during the 3rd weekend, the purpose of this event is to put Gibraltar Lighthouse on the Air, using the special Call sign ZB2LGT, this year was a success over 2000 contacts were made on various modes of Transmission, including voice, Data and the traditional Morse Code, just a few of the contacts made were to New Zealand, Saudi Arabia and Argentina and most of Europe, plus many other light houses were contacted, that were participating in the same event.

GARS (Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society) would like to thank Terry the Lighthouse keeper for use of the area and also another thank you to Sharrock Shands for use of the staff canteen porta cabin.
This year 4 local Ham Stations were involved:
Ronald Pincho (ZB2B)
John M King (ZB2JK)
Stephen Moreno (ZB3R)
Ernest Stagnetto (ZB2FK)

*Any one interested in Ham Radio should visit the club house at Coaling Island every Wednesday at 8:30pm; this is an informal meeting and can be introduced into Ham Radio.



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