Dunkirk Lighthouse Special Event

INTERNATIONAL Lighthouse and Lightship (ILLW) Weekend on

Aug, 20 and 21st.             Special Event

lighthouse_tower_closeUp  This is one of our clubs premier events of the year

A few of us will be camping out there beginning Wednesday evening.
Some members will be arriving for the weekend starting on Thursday

There will be a Civil War reenactment on the lighthouse grounds,
Saturday and Sunday. I was told a cannon will be fired.
They have a very interesting war scenario planned and also camp out.
There will be live music and some special exhibitors there

Our role is participating in the International Lighthouse/Lightship
weekend which is a ham radio special event
with over 400 lighthouses worldwide that are activated with hams.
List of participating lighthouses <http://illw.net/index.php/entrants-list-2015>

Our radio club sets up similar to field day with our hf radios and antennas
We make many radio contacts and send out Lighthouse QSL cards and certificates

All LARC club members and family are welcome to attend and participate
in this lighthouse special event. Come out for the weekend or the day.  You can camp out , tents or campers or stay at the local motels
Bring your radio gear, antennas, electrical cords , etc. or you can
use one of the clubs HF stations

Bring a chair !!!!!   drinking cup, knife, fork ,radio, antenna ,
electrical cords , rain gear, jackets,
bug spray and any special food and refreshments you would like.

The club will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers

We will be monitoring the clubs repeater and 146.400

Field Day   June 25 – 26 th

  Club_Stationfield day v2
Location – 525 Pavement Rd, Lancaster NY 14086
( field across from club house)


Thursday – 6PM  -Set  Up – canopies, lighting,  etc

Friday – All day – set up your trailers , tents,   etc.   Many of us will be camping out – overnight

Saturday – All morning and afternoon – set up radio gear – on air field day begins at 2PM

food and refreshments will be provided by our club.
However, any food and drinks you may want to bring to share is most welcome

Sunday –  continue operating until 2 pm

Luke’s famous Sunday morning breakfast will be served


WHAT to Bring –  YOUR OWN CHAIR... your radio , antennas, laptop, electrical cords, bu spray, etc.

Lastly.. we will all have fun, eat , drink, snore , laugh, get mosquito bitten and play radio

National Parks on the AIR

Our club will be activating the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site for the 100th anniversary of our National Parks Service.  The TR Site is a unit of the National Park Service, the only NPS location in Western New York.  641 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14202 Tours

LARC members will be running an HF radio station using our club call W2SO and making radio contacts with hundreds of hams.

Our first of several activation’s will be June 11th and 12th. More information on times and radio details will be posted on our clubs email reflector.