LOTA – Lighthouses On The Air!

I don’t talk about DX very much but I do have a fascination with lighthouses. I  collect the exact replicas and have visited a few here on Long Island.spaceball

Anyway, this is a direct copy of a message that I received. It would be really nice to get a QSL with the photo of a lighthouse on it. For you, I am sure the card would mean something very different.  Oh yeah, I made up the term LOTA  so do bother chasing the term in Google 🙂

If you like looking at photos of the lighthouse(s) and a huge amount of other DX information then visit TA0U’s personal Web page.

Here’s a Flickr page with photos of the S.I.L.E. TUR/046 lighthouse and related information.


from    AKUT DXpedition Team <urcuncanel@akut.org.tr>
to    Undisclosed-Recipient
date    Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 3:46 AM
subject    Light House TUR 046 / TUR 014

The light that embraces the world !!! Since 1859….150 years !!!
The second largest lighthouse in the world…
It still has original crystalls ( 1.5 Tones ) that may move in eight ( 8 ) different direction and flash every 15 seconds….

” Istanbul / S,I.LE Light House  TUR 046 ”

Between 17-18 January 2009 TC2SLH was QRV on HF ( SSB )

!!! You can see the pictures on the next link… http://www.ta0u.com/galeri2.asp?id=7

Next week end, 24-25 January 2009 ,  the 4th step and the 3th Light House will be Anadolu Light House / TUR 014…

TC-SWAT and AKUT DXpedition Team will operate to gether the station during all the week-end…

TC-SWAT and AKUT DXpedition Team will be QRV during the following five months from the historical lighthouses around Istanbul / Republic of Turkiye. In collaboration with the Directorate General of Coastal Safety, TC-SWAT and AKUT DXpedition Team is organising the “ Istanbul Lighthouses On The Air ” activity, which will take place from Karaburun ( TUR 036 ), Sile ( TUR 046 ), Anadolu ( TUR 014 ), Ahirkapi ( TUR  056 ), Rumeli/Turkeli ( TUR 053 ), and Fenerbahce ( TUR 021 ) Lighthouses as of last two weekends of December 2008.

The dates, locations and callsigns are as the following:

1.      20-21 & 27-28 December 2008 Karaburun Lighthouse TUR 036 / TC1KLH
2.      17-18 January 2009 Sile Lighthouse TUR 046  / TC2SLH
3.      24-25 January 2009 Anadolu Lighthouse TUR 014  / TC2ALH
4.      21-22 February 2009 Ahirkap? Burnu Lighthouse TUR 056  /  TC1ALH
5.      21-22 March 2009 Rumeli/Turkeli Lighthouse TUR 053  / TC1RLH
6.      4-5 April 2009 Fenerbahçe Lighthouse TUR 021 / TC2FLH

Stations contacting four or more of the lighthouses will recieve “ Istanbul Lighthouses On The Air Award ” .

Details will be later announced on the website;

* http://ta0u.com
* http://tcswat.org

QSL Manager is TA1HZ

AKUT DXpedition Team will be,

TA0U Urcun CANEL
TA1CN Can ASLAN
TA1CU Ilke YENER
TA2FP Eren DEMIR
TA2JN Serkan ABACI
TA2JG Kaya ARSLANTEPE
TB2ED An?l MIDILLI

and….

TCSWAT Team will be;

TA1FR Leonardo RAGNO
TA1HZ Tevfik Ayd?n KAZANCIOGLU
TA1ST Mert KULAC
TA2DJ Erhan ERBAS,
TA2RX Bekir Kemal ATAMAN
TB1J Mehmet Ulug( KAZANCIOG(LU
TB2MYE Onur Kaya KANATOG(LU
***    http://www.ta0u.com   ***    http://www.ta0u.com   ***    http://www.ta0u.com

TC12AKUT was QRV between 1-16 December 2008 for the 12.th Anniv. of AKUT Searc and Rescue Association… You can see the pictures on the next link  http://www.ta0u.com/galeri2.asp?id=6

!!! The movie ( DVD ) of the activity is ready and will be soon published on the web site…  http://www.ta0u.com  and http://www.akut.org.tr
but…

if you want to have it pls reply with you post address..

Hope to hear you soon….

Best regards

73! de TA0U
Urcun CANEL
http://www.ta0u.com
ta0u@ta0u.com

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