International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend.



From-South Solitary Island


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Click>>>HERE for an Island picture.


Three Coffs Harbour Radio Club members will be operating from South Solitary Island.

during the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend. ILLW.

We have been given permission from the NPWS office in Coffs Harbour.

We are accessing the Island by local helicopter company, Precision Helicopters.


The 23 acre island is 18km north east from Coffs Harbour and is only accessible by Helicopter.


ILLW operating hours are

Local times 10:00 Saturday 20th to 10:00 Monday 22nd

GMT times 00:01 Saturday 20th to 23:59 Sunday 21st

The Lighthouse number is AU-0054

and Islands of the Air id is OC-194

The Callsign for the weekend will be VK2FM


The three club members are


Russell Wotherspoon----VK4NGN

Russell Ashdown-------VK2VK

Freddo McSkimming----VK2FM


Our presence on the Island is from Lunchtime Friday August 19th

until Lunchtime on Monday the 22nd

and would welcome contacts before during, and after the ILLW hours

We will be operating from the now vacant light-keepers

cottage which is adjacent to the lighthouse


Antennas are G5RV on HF and 5/8 wave ground-plane on 2m

HF frequencies are mainly on the 80m, 40m, 20m bands using one G5RV antenna

VHF frequencies on 2m FM via Coffs 146.850 mhz repeater then switching to simplex on 146.0 mhz

VHF USB on 144.1 mhz. Using 5/8 G/plane antenna on a mobile tripod

Sorry--no CW




Website with pics---

Radio Club webpage--------- with links


Event qsl address


fred [ freddo ]