It’s that time of year again when CTARC prepares for the International Lightship and Lighthouse Weekend. This year it seem a bit later in the month but actually it’s not. It is always the third FULL weekend in August
. For us down in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s a time of cold weather and storms which makes it even more challenging!
Once again we have arranged to man the Green Point lighthouse from the Saturday morning of 17 August until mid-day Sunday of 18 August
. We have repeated this so often now that our Lighthouse Team manages to do the set-up and take-down with military precision, but we still need manpower from our members, especially around 10:00 on Saturday morning
in order to get our beam antenna raised.
Even if you are not taking part in the Lighthouse weekend, it would be appreciated if club members could come and assist with the set up at Green Point on Saturday morning 17 August 10h00 and for take down on Sunday, 18th at 12h00
. (Committee members will meet at the clubhouse at 08h30 on Saturday morning
to load antennas and equipment).
We will be having our very popular and always well attended Sunset Bring & Braai on the Saturday evening
so even if you are not planning to operate, please join us and bring the XYL along for this social event. Bring your meat, rolls and salads etc; along. We will provide the fire.
We need operators
for the event so please pop in and grab a mike or key and make a few contacts with us, it’s always great fun.
If you are planning on staying over (the more the merrier, ) then please do let me know soonest and I can arrange enough room for us all. We already have several staying over this year, which is great news.
See you there!
(CTARC ILLW Coordinator)
We will be working over the next two weeks on getting the equipment up to shape for the event so if you have some spare time available, please drop us a WhatsApp on +27-73-740-0543 so that we can organise suitable times.
(CTARC Sec:/ Treasurer / Editor)
This event has now taken place. A report is in the September 2019 Ragchew