Barrie Amateur Radio Club – International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW)

Subject: Club Lighthouse Activation Event

Members of the Barrie Amateur Radio Club will be setting up beside the Victoria Harbour Lighthouse this coming Saturday, 20 August for the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW).

See for more info on ILLW. See for more about the Victoria Harbour lighthouse.
We will be arriving at about 9:30 or 10am Saturday morning, and will operate into the afternoon depending on weather, band conditions and number of people. We will be using the club call VE3GCB with the club’s TS-480 transceiver (100W SSB) and a multiband dipole.
You can see pictures from previous years under VE3GCB on the website.
The address for the lighthouse is listed as 283 William St. but you can’t park there. To reach the lighthouse parking area, you must turn right (up the hill) onto Albert St., then right on Jephson St., then right on Florence St. which becomes St. Marys Cr. If you have a GPS, enter 64 St Marys Crescent in Victoria Harbour. After reaching this address, proceed down the trail off the end of the street through the trees to the lighthouse parking area.
Come out and have some fun operating during this annual BARC lighthouse activation.
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