International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Event 19th to 20th August 2023
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend Event
This year once again the Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club will be activating GB2SL over the weekend of 19th to 20th August from Spurn Point ‘High Light’ Lighthouse (Spurn Head Peninsula).
AT 00.01 UTC 19th August to 20th August 2022 to 2400 UTC
Numbers Location information Lighthouses:
UK0080=Spurn Point High
UK0081=Spurn Point Low
LNG: 0.06.33 E
Spurn Head (old): A2424X
Grid Reference: TA 40345 11240
Grid Reference (6 figure)
X (Easting) 540345, Y (Northing) 411240
Latitude, Longitude (decimal)
53.578980 , 0.11832847
Latitude, Longitude (degs, mins, secs)
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The Humber Fortress DX ARC has once again been invited by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, to put on a Ham Radio station during International Lighthouse on the air weekend.
Spurn High Light is a visitor attraction and the tallest lighthouse in Northern England!
Made of 300,000 Staffordshire bricks, with a height of 128ft (39m) and 145 steps to the top landing, providing a spectacular view of the Spurn nature reserve and the River Humber.
We are pleased to have been invited back by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to help promote the restored Spurn High lighthouse and to take part in International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend back at Spurn Point activating the call sign GB2SL.
Since our visit last year, there have been changes to the shape of Spurn Point and it is now inaccessible to road transport due to the big storms of 2013.
With at least a 200-yard break between the mainland and Spurn Point making a newly created island almost at high tide.
We are taking a small team of 12, regrettably, only those who can climb Stairs can attend this event, manpower and equipment will be ferried to the site by the YWT, in “or should that be on” their Unimog all-terrain vehicle.