We call it our "BeaconBot," and it allows you to post
an announcement, inquiry, or message to all the other subscribers
on the list. The message is automatically sent to everyone, usually
within minutes. We use it to announce current expeditions and
lighthouses or islands on the air. It's a good way to keep in
touch on a minute-by-minute basis with what's going on in the
world of lights. Best of all it's free and easy to sign up.
To subscribe, just
click here, which will take you to a page to subscribe to ARLHS.
You will be offered
several options to configure your subscription, including the
abiltiy to view the list archives, put your mail from the lists
on temporary hold (if you go away on vacation, for example), or
receive a digest of the list at the end of the day.
By the way, a few reminders:
the list is Unmoderated; that means that you control your
subscription and postings. If you ever
want to unsubscribe from the list,
click on the link at the bottom of each posting that
will take you to the subscriber page where you can
modify your subscription or totally unsubscribe.
And oh yes, although anything can be discussed, try to limit your
postings to matters of ham radio, maritime communications,
and lightships or lighthouses.