Ushenish Lighthouse

 Ushenish lighthouse 

Isle of South Uist    Outer Hebrides    Scotland




The Outer Hebrides are a group of Islands 80km .. 50 miles off the west coast of Scotland.
 


                                                Ham Radio activity    

Due to the remote location of this lighthouse and having to carry all the equipment on foot for 8 km .. 5 miles of really rough terrain most amateur radio activations from here will be basic battery powered QRP 5w/10w activations.

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. Website maintained by Na Fir Chlis Amateur Radio Club ... MS0NFC

updated September 2018

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Ushenish Lighthouse was designed by engineers David & Thomas Stevenson.

The lighthouse is located on the east coast of South Uist and was first lit on 10 November 1857, it was also one of the first to be automated in 1970.

The structure is 12m (40ft) tall and unusually its built of brick, it sits 56m (185ft) ASL giving it a range of 19 nautical miles, it flashes red/white every 20 seconds.

 

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 ARLHS  # SCO - 249

ILLW  # UK-0124

Admiralty  # A4004

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Grid locator:  IO67JH

WAB: NF83

IOTA: EU-010

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Cards via eQsl only

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Links

http://www.illw.net/

http://ms0nfc.yolasite.com/

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