International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend – ILLW
3rd Full Weekend in August since 1998
00.01UTC 18 August to 2400UTC 19 August 2018 (48 hours)
For some reason or other August seems to have become the international weekend for lighthouses. Countries all over the world have become involved in one for or another of lighthouse activity. Some years ago the United States Congress declared August 7th as their National Lighthouse Day and during that first week in August amateur radio operators in America set up portable stations at lighthouses and endeavour to make contact with each other. This event is known as the US National Lighthouse Week.
In Britain the Association of Lighthouse Keepers, conducts International Lighthouse Heritage Weekend on the 3rd full weekend in August. Their objective is to encourage Lighthouse managers, keepers and owners to open their lighthouse or lightstation and related visitors centres to the public with a view to raising the profile of lighthouses, lightvessels and other navigational aids, and preserving our maritime heritage.
More on: https://illw.net/
From Central Adriatic sea and only in CW mode our friend OM Dom c/s I6HWD will be active from San Benedetto del Tronto Lighthouse and below his QSL card.