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  • Friday, May 25, 2012

    VI5CW: Kangaroo I. IOTA OC-149 ILLW AU-0095

    Source: QRZ.com
    Between Friday the 17th August, 2012 and Monday 20th August, 2012, seven VK amateur radio operators will be operational from the Cape Willoughby lighthouse, Kangaroo Island, South Australia (IOTA OC-149).

    Kangaroo Island is Australia's third largest island after Tasmania and Melville Island. It is 112 kms SW of Adelaide and its closest point to the mainland is 13 kms off Cape Jervis. The island which covers an area of 4,405 km2, is 150 km long and between 900 m and 57 km wide.
    The Cape Willoughby lighthouse was the first lighthouse to be erected in South Australia, having been built in 1852. It lights the Backstairs Passage between Kangaroo Island and the South Australian mainland. The lighthouse is 20.5 metres high and was constructed of local stone.
    The year 2012 coincides with the 15th anniversary of the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW) and the 160th anniversary of the Cape Willoughby lighthouse.
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