Cuban stations ready for upcoming ILLW Weekend

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VE3XIN, Aug 16, 2019.

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  1. VE3XIN

    VE3XIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cuban stations will be operating from lighthouses in all Provinces on the Island.

    Most of them will operate on HF bands using CW, SSB, FT8 and FM on 2 m band.

    There will be 2 stations operating form Holguin Province.

    T48FL from lighthouse located in Punta Lucrecia and T48LHH from lighthouse in Punta Rasa - Gibara area.

    T48LHH will be active on 40 and 20 m bands all modes, also 2 m FM Station will be operated by several hams from Gibara area, among them CM8MLK

    See complete list of ILLW 2019 Cuban stations:

    More info on:


    K7NOJ, K9CTB, KC9ONY and 2 others like this.
  2. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wanted to activate East Brothers Lightstation US0152 today but we had 30 knots gusting much higher on the Bay. It was like a washing machine around the island. The stationkeepers refused to take anyone out there, I would have gotten soaked, and would still be on the rock!

    Hope all the others did bette today. Tomorrow we'll try calling from aboard the Red Oak Victory ship in Richmond CA. Not expecting much, 0 SN !?!!!?
    N6SPP likes this.
  3. W9KEY

    W9KEY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    We had 2 local Clubs (LeFrog and Ozaukee Radio Club) set up at the Port Washington, Wisconsin lighthouse # US0114, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, about 25 miles north of Milwaukee. A beautiful restored facility that is now a museum, complete with operating lens and many artifacts - run by the local city historical society.

    We ran limited hours (daylight only) on 20 meters with a Tri-Band beam on a 30 foot tower, and 40 meter dipole, also at 30 feet, using club call W9CQO. Overall conditions were just "fair", busy at times, then completely dying. We logged about a dozen other lighthouses / ships and well over 300 contacts. But almost no DX. Not sure if anyone in our group worked Cuba, just know that I didn't. Maybe next year!!
  4. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    wow, outstanding!! congrats.

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