September 23, 2014: Diana Feinberg AI6DF: Amateur Radio's International Lighthouse & Lightship
You might be surprised to learn the world’s nearly 15,500 lighthouses and 2.5 million amateur radio operators have many commonalities. It’s fitting that amateur radio celebrates International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend every August to promote awareness of these structures’ unique architectures, histories, and needs for preservation.
Diana Feinberg, AI6DF, will speak on “Amateur Radio’s International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend”—a presentation based on her 50+ year interest in lighthouses and the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club’s annual ILLW participation at Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Diana is currently in her third year as President of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club (PVARC) and fourth year as the club’s newsletter editor. She is also 2014 Chair of the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs and Chair of HAMCON 2015, the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention that returns to the Torrance Marriott Hotel on Sept. 11-13, 2015.
AI6DF’s HF amateur radio interests also include DXing and contesting using indoor wire dipole antennas, participating in the PVARC’s annual “Islands On The Air” DXpedition to Santa Catalina Island, and ARRL Field Day. She is also extremely active with amateur radio emergency communication through the Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service, several local agencies, and numerous public service events including the Los Angeles Marathon.
Tthe Palos Verdes Amateur Radio club's August 2014 QRO newsletter gives a nice flavor of International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, and of the enthusiasm in the Palos Verdes club's participation.