On the cold, windy, misty morning of June 7th 2020 George Dewar, a well known P.E.I. Ham Radio amateur operator and enthusiast, began setting up his tall portable antenna in the small parking area in front of the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse.
Once that was complete he began pulling out and organizing the cables, battery packs, and his HAM radio itself and established a portable radio station out of the back seat of his 4 door Subaru sedan.
The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society maintains a list of 15,000 lighthouses and the St. Peters Harbour Lighthouse has the designation CAN "478". It is the 5th of the 8 on P.E.I. that George has operated from.
Over the next 3 or so hrs. he made 135 contacts including stations as far away as Northern Ireland, the east coast of Spain, and New Mexico.
Energetic, engaging, and excited to share information, George radiates positive energy and is a pleasure to be around.
For more photos, a .kml file you can upload to google earth to see all the contacts George made, or information on becoming a HAM radio operator on P.E.I., click this link.
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