Lighthouse Christmas Lights (LCL)

Operating Event

0001Z Saturday December 18th, 2021 to 2359Z January 2rd, 2022.


The ARLHS Lighthouse Christmas Lights (LCL) is sponsored by ARLHS, LLC.


  • Promote public awareness of ham radio and lighthouses;
  • Contribute to the recognition that lighthouses, lightships, and their keepers deserve;
  • Foster camaraderie within the ham fraternity;
  • and to provide fellowship among the members of the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society.

Dates and Times:

  • Begins: 0001Z 18 December, 2021
  • Concludes: 2359Z 2 January, 2022

Suggested Modes / Calling Frequencies:

  • Any and all modes that convey sufficient exchange details: SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK, FM, SSTV, etc.
  • Any and all bands including WARC
  • Suggested SSB freqs: 1950-1990, 3950-3990, 7250-7290, 14.250-14.290, 21.350-21.390, 28.350-28.390 – Calling on the centered 0.70 kHz on each band — Example: 14.270.
  • Suggested CW center freqs: 1830, 3530, 7030, 14.030, 21.030, 28.030 – Note that these are center calling frequencies. Work 20 kHz each side of center.
  • To alleviate QRM, spread out and work SSB from 50 kHz to 90 kHz and on CW work from 10 kHz to 50 kHz (i.e., +/- 20 kHz of center.)


  • Lighthouse chasers (ARLHS members): exchange call sign, ARLHS member number, state/province/country
  • Lighthouse chasers (ARLHS non-members): exchange call sign, name, state/province/country
  • Lighthouse/Lightship Activators (anyone): exchange call sign, ARLHS lighthouse number, state/province/country

Add any other exchange details you deem necessary to confirm the QSL afterwards if seeking ARLHS ember awards.