Saturday, December 15, 2012

International Lighthouse and Light Ship Weekend

Sterling Carpenter, Art McKay and Rick MacMillan stayed at the keepers house August 17-19 to again participate in the annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend ( . They set up their radios and tried to contact as many other amateur radio operators also set up at lighthouses around the world. Swallow Tail has its own call numbers: VE9SJH

Sterling Carpenter and Rick MacMillan setting up the antennae at Swallow Tail

Running the wires for the short wave radio antennae
Rick MacMillan testing his short wave radio
They have been with the Swallow Tail project for several years now and appreciate the improvements every year. They are avid campers and have put up with the living conditions in the keepers house in the past but they were pleasantly surprised by an operational kitchen and bathrooms, no plywood on the windows, more furniture, and the new picnic tables and benches.

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