This weekend opens the 12th Edition of the ‘WEEKEND OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSES‘ from Friday 14 to Sunday, February 16, 2020, with 86 light houses and beacons of 12 COUNTRIES.
At the present time there are 86 lighthouses and beacons from 12 countries: 28 from Argentina, 23 from Brazil, 1 from Costa Rica, 4 from Cuba, 12 from Chile, 3 from Guatemala, 4 from Mexico, 1 from Panama, 4 from Peru, 2 are registered from Puerto Rico, 1 from Uruguay and 3 from Venezuela.
On the cover of the RC GDXBB website http://www.grupodxbb.com.ar on the bottom left is the online registration form and, on the right, the official list of participants.
For Puerto Rico, the Amateur Radio Alliance Inc. (ARA) will be activating Los Morrillos lighthouse in Cabo Rojo (PUR-002). This lighthouse is located on the final 301 road, Sector Llanos Costa. It was the second built in 1877 under Spanish domination. It took six years to complete its construction and was completed in 1882.
The Cabo Rojo Lighthouse is part of the Puerto Rico maritime lighting system and on October 22, 1981 it was included in the National Register of Historic Places of the Department of the Interior from United States. It was designed by Spanish engineers Manuel Maese, E. Gadea and M. Sainz. The staircase and the lighting system were imported from Europe. El Faro provided housing for two towers and their respective families. It consisted of a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom. All the original walls were built in brick and mortar. There are walls up to 44 “(inches) wide. (Tours are offered inside.).
Data of the Lighthouse and Puerto Rico:
ITU Zone 11
CQ Zone 8
VHF and UHF
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Thanks and 73 s “WEEKEND OF THE AMERICAN LIGHTHOUSES”