I made the trip over to Ft. Story this morning to activate the Old & New Cape Henry Lighthouses (USA 122 and USA 121). I wanted to accomplish a couple things: (1) activate the lighthouses. I’ve activated them in the past with limited success and wanted to give ARLHS members a chance to earn the [...]
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Finally checked into the VA MARS net. The net started late and I had almost given up on it. I’m going to try and check in again tomorrow morning. I need to get around to raising the height of my inverted vee – I think it will better help my signal get out. I was [...]
It’s been a busy summer so far. – Memorial Day: I really enjoyed the special event station operation – W4M. I operated from Fort Monroe on Saturday and Sunday from a WWII coastal artillery battery overlooking the Chesapeake, wonderful weather and some great contacts. I setup a G5RV for the antenna and used a portable [...]
What a wonderful morning at Old Point Comfort Lighthouse, Fort Monroe, VA on the Chesapeake! Blue, clear skies, temp at 60d F, with a slight breeze. I could see the Norfolk Navy Base across the bay and watched as USNS Comfort pulled out towards the Atlantic. I pulled up to my position on the top [...]
May 27-28, 0300Z – 1600Z, Fort Monroe, VA. US Army Amateur Radio Society, W4M. Memorial Day commemoration at historic Fort Monroe, VA. 14.248 7.248. QSL & certificate. Scott Hedberg, AD7MI, 244 Beauregard Heights, Hampton, VA 23669. groups.yahoo.com/group/usaars/.
I haven’t been posting as often as I’d like – my Alienware laptop is down for the count and won’t be operational anytime soon. …. so…. what has been going here? In the early part of February I activated the Old Point Comfort Lighthouse at Fort Monroe – had a lot of fun, it was [...]
The oldest standing structure at Fort Monroe, the Old Point Comfort Light was built in 1802. The adjacent Victorian keeper’s dwelling was added in 1900. The tower is 54 feet high, and still retains the 4th order fresnel lens that was installed in the 1850′s. Old Point Comfort is still an active aid to navigation, [...]