2012 JUPITER LIGHTHOUSE (US0025)-OPERATING AS W4J
August 18, 09:30 - August 19, 03:00pm
During the third full weekend of August, the AYR Amateur Radio Group (AARG), sponsors the International
Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. For this goodwill event, lighthouses around the world are activated by
amateur radio operators to give them the proper historical recognition they deserve.
ILLW's Stated Purpose
The basic objective of the event is to promote public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their
need for preservation and restoration, and at the same time to promote amateur radio and to foster
International goodwill. Lighthouses are fast becoming an endagered species with the introduction of Global
Positioning Systems and Satellite Navigation and the automation of the light source to solar power which
has resulted in the withdrawal of mangement personnel (Keepers). It is hoped that this event will highlight
this situation and help prevent further desecration of these magnificent structures all around the world.
JTRG and the Martin County Amateur Radio Association (MCARA) invite you to visit the
Jupiter Lighthouse at
500 Captain Armours Way, Jupiter, FL 33477. We will have multiple operating stations and be making contacts all
over the world with people trying to reach lighthouse operations. Whether you're a veteran Ham, newly licensed
Technician, or hold no license at all, come out, learn Jupiter's history and the operation of Station J during WWII.
We'll begin setup on 8/18 at 7:30pm and operational by 09:30. We'll remain in operation until 8/19 at 3pm.
ILLW OPERATING FREQUENCIES
SSB freqs: 7250-7290, 14.250-14.290, 21.350-21.390, 28.350-28.390
BPSK31: 7.035, 14.070, 21.080, 28.070