Amateur radio groups to provide demonstrations Aug. 17 and 18

August 16, 2013

The Lewes Amateur Radio Society and the Sussex Amateur Radio Association will be conducting Amateur Radio Operations in support of the International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17 and 18, at the U.S. Life Saving Station on Pilottown Road, Lewes (weather permitting).

The general public and visitors are welcome to attend and learn more about amateur radio.

This is a great opportunity for the general public and visiting amateur radio operators to observe radio communications with lighthouses and lightships around the world. Members will have handheld amateur radios tuned to the LARS repeater, 147.330 MHz.+ PL Tone 156.7 Hz. and the SARA repeater, 147.090 MHz+ PL Tone 156.7 Hz. and 146.52 MHz. Simplex for anyone who may need directions.

General information on this event can be found on the International Lighthouse-Lightship website at

For more information, call Richard Drevo at 302-645-5664 or Walt Palmer at 302-245-3941.