Barnegat Lighthouse 150th Anniversary Event


Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

I just picked this up from the Hudson Division Newsletter. Don't know if I can work t hem with PSK, it might be a little too close.
Justin KC2GIK ARLHS#1367 PODXS#751


==> THE OLD BARNEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB www.obarc.org WILL BE OPERATING
AS N2OB/150 (or N2OB/LH) STARTING AT 0000 UTC DEC 27, 2008 THROUGH 2359
UTC JAN 4, 2009. OPERATION WILL BE ON ALL BANDS AND MODES AVAILABLE.
THIS WILL BE TO CELEBRATE THE RELIGHTING AND THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE (NICKNAMED "OLD BARNEY"). YES, "OLD BARNEY"
WILL OFFICIALLY BE RELIT ON JANUARY 1, 2009 , WHICH IS THE 150TH
ANNIVERSARY OF IT'S ORIGINAL LIGHTING (JAN 1, 1859). THE LIGHTHOUSE WAS
OFFICIALLY SHUT DOWN IN 1944 AND BECAME A STATE PARK IN 1957. SINCE
THAT TIME, ONLY A 250 WATT LIGHT WAS LIT FOR AESTHETICS ONLY. ON JAN
1ST, A NEW LIGHT WITH A NEW FRESNEL LENS WILL BE LIGHTED AND OLD BARNEY
WILL ONCE AGAIN BE AN OFFICIAL (PRIVATE) NAVIGATIONAL AID. See http://www.southjersey.com/articles/?articleid=19695 for info on the
relighting. N2OB/150 STATIONS WILL BE OPERATING FROM VARIOUS LOCATIONS
AROUND "OCEAN COUNTY". SOME OPERATIONS FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTY MAY
BE POSSIBLE AND WILL USE N2OB/LH WHICH WILL COUNT FOR WORKING THE
LIGHTHOUSE AND IOTA NA-111. A NICE COLOR PHOTO QSL IS BEING PLANNED
SHOWING THE RELIGHTING OF THE LIGHTHOUSE. QSL VIA N2OB (SASE REQUESTED)
OR VIA BUREAU IS OK.
De Bob Schenck, N2OO

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