2018-08-17 / Community

‘Hams’ to gather at local lighthouse

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine, a ham radio club based in Scarborough, will join other amateur radio operators from around the world in celebrating International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, on Aug. 18-19. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, local hams will attempt two-way communications with other lighthouses and lightships, as well as other hams, from Spring Point Ledge Light in South Portland. The international event, which sees more than 500 light houses and lightships activated in more than 40 countries, helps promote the preservation of lighthouses and lightships, and at the same time give the community an opportunity to experience amateur radio.

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