Sunday, November 12, 2017

Panama City ARC Activates the Cape San Blas Lighthouse

Seven amateur radio operators attended the Panama City ARC activation of the Cape San Blas Light Lighthouse in Port St. Joe Florida. The lighthouse is ARLHS USA-135M. We were surprised by the stiff breeze and overcast. That made it chilly but bearable. The preliminary count of contacts is sixty-five. There were many lighthouse chasers eager to work us. Jim K4LIX worked a VK7 in Austrailia on 17 meters. There were five stations operating.
  • Jim K4LIX - Elecraft KX3 and DX Commander vertical antenna.
  • Cory N4UVR - Elecraft KX3 and OCF dipole
  • Bob KK4DIV - Yaesu FT 817 and Chameleon F Loop magnetic loop
  • Bob WB8PAF - Yaesu FT 817 and Alexloop magnetic loop
  • Greg N4KGL & Dennis WA6QKN - Icom 7300 and a 100 ft loop

We also had Bob WB4BLX visit from Panama City and three Port St Joe hams including Jimmy KN4EDZ and Mac W4NFG.
Jim K4LIX, Lew KK4YPA, Bob KK4DIV, Bob WB8PAF, Dennis WA6QKN, Greg N4KGL and Suzy
Here is an excellent video by Bob KK4DIV:

Now the station photos:

Bob KK4DIV station

Jim K4LIX station

K4LIX DX Commander Vertical

Cory N4UVR Station

Bob WB8PAF Station

Dennis WA6QKN and Suzy

Greg N4KGL and Suzy

Greg N4KGL station