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Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend Set

COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA — Communicate with lighthouses and lightships from around the world during International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.

Bodie Island Lighthouse and keepers quarters. Photo: Mark Hibbs

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore staff, Carteret County Amateur Radio Society and The Outer Banks Repeater Association members will set up HAM Radios at Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout lighthouses to communicate over the air-waves with other participating lighthouses and lightships.

HAM Radios will be set up near the lighthouse keepers quarters at each of the lighthouses. Visitors can interact with the HAM Radio operators and listen in as they communicate with other lighthouses and lightships.

The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend attracts over 500 lighthouse entries in more than 40 countries and is one of the most popular international amateur radio events in the world, according to the national seashore.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore are part of the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina, a collaborative of five parks that share resources.

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