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Wood Islands, P.E.I., speaks to the world on May 18

Wood Islands lighthouse will welcome members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group on May 18. The public is invited to be part of this event.
Wood Islands lighthouse will welcome members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group on May 18. The public is invited to be part of this event. - 123RF Stock Photo

WOOD ISLANDS, P.E.I. — Members of the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group (HAM’s) will set up a number of radios and antennas at the Wood Islands lighthouse on May 18.

This endeavour is referred to as a lighthouse activation with the purpose of making contacts to HAMs around the world who have an interest in “collecting” lighthouses, especially those in rare locations such as P.E.I.

The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society maintains a database of over 15,000 lighthouses around the world, and has designed Wood Islands as CAN-535. An added bonus for the HAM’s recording the Wood Islands lighthouse contact is they can also log a contact to P.E.I. designated a CAN-029 by the amateur radio group, Islands On The Air.

The station will be active until late afternoon on May 20. The public is invited to the lighthouse where individuals can use the radios under the supervision of a HAM.

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