Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society
World Summer Solstice SweepStakes
DATES & TIMES — MODES & FREQS
Dates & Times:
Starts: 0000 hrs UTC June 20, 2009 (in USA East Coast = 8:00 PM EDST) on June 19, 2009, Friday
Ends: 2359 hrs UTC on June 21st (= 7:59 PM EDST) Sunday
The exact time of the Summer Solstice is 0546 hrs, June 21st.
Suggested Calling Frequencies:
Any and all modes: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FM, SSTV, etc.
Suggested SSB freqs (+/- 20 kc): 1.970, 3.970, 7.270, 14.270, 18.145, 21.370, 28.370
Suggested CW freqs (+/- 20 kc): 1.830, 3.530, 7.030, 14.030, 18.073, 21.030, 28.030
Since this is not a contest, contacts on WARC bands are
allowed and will be counted toward certificates.
ARLHS members send call sign, member number, state/province/country
Non-members send call, serial number, state/province/country
Lighthouse/Lightship Stations send call,
ARLHS lighthouse number , state/province/country
NOTE: A numbered list of ARLHS lighthouses is available by going to page 10 of the
ARLHS web site , or by
This is an "event" to celebrate the coming of summer to the Northern Hemisphere, and it is
NOT a contest. There are no scores to be kept, no logs to be submitted.
However, all contacts count towards the
In addition to the ARLHS certificates and awards available to everyone on a regular basis
(see ARLHS Awards Program),
for participants in the ARLHS Summer Solstice SS event, the following are also offered:
Certificate/QSL for working the ARLHS Club Station KC2HOU in the SSSS.
Certificate for working 50 or more lighthouses or lightships in the SSSS.
Certificate for working 100 or more members of the ARLHS in the SSSS.
For certificates, send a copy of your log, along with a LARGE (9x12-inch) SASE with appropriate
USA postage affixed (note postal increase = dllrs US $1.00), to:
ARLHS — SSSS
114 Woodbine Ave
Merchantville, NJ 08109-1854.
DEADLINE for log submissions: July 31st
Ver. June 17, 2009 — 487993R