R. Anderson (W6SDO)
                                                                                              July 3, 2018

STORY LINES TO USE DURING A QSO (UPDATED FOR 2018):


THIS EVENT IS OPERATING WITH THE SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN  W6L.

THE OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE IS REGISTERED AS ILLW NUMBER US 0067.

THIS IS OUR SIXTH ACTIVATION OF THE OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE.

THE OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE IS THE HIGHEST & MOST SOUTHWESTERN LIGHTHOUSE
IN THE CONTINENTAL USA.         

IT SERVED AS A HARBOR LIGHT FOR THE SAN DIEGO BAY & AS A COSTAL BEACON
OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN.

THE FOCAL HEIGHT OF 262 FEET IT’S LIGHT COULD BE SEEN AT 30 MILES OUT TO SEA.

THE LIGHTHOUSE HAS A CLEAR VIEW OVER WATER TO THE EAST, SOUTH AND WEST.

THE LIGHTHOUSE IS LOCATED AT LATITUDE 32.67 NORTH AND LONGITUDE 117.24 WEST.

IT WAS FIRST LIGHTED AT DUSK NOVEMBER 15, 1855 - 160 YEARS AGO AND SERVED FOR
36 YEARS.

BECAUSE THE OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE  WAS OFTEN SHROUDED IN HEAVY FOG
(ACTUALLY LOW CLOUDS),  IT WAS REPLACED IN 1891 BY A NEW LIGHTOUSE NEAR SEA
LEVEL.

ON THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 7, 1941 THE NAVAL RADIO STATION ON POINT LOMA WAS
FIRST STATION IN THE US TO RECEIVE THE MORSE CODE MESSAGE “PEARL HARBOR IS
UNDER ATTACK. THIS IS NOT A DRILL”.

IN 1916 THE OLD POINT LOMA LIGHTHOUSE WAS TURNED OVER TO THE NATIONAL PARK
SERVICE. IN 2016 THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CELEBRATED IT’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

THIS IS SAN DIEGO’S ONLY NATIONAL PARK.

SPECIAL EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE CONVAIR/220 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

WE ARE OPERATING UNDER A SPECIAL USE PERMIT GRANTED BY THE NATIONAL PARK
SERVICE.

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET A QSL CARD, GO TO OUR W6L QRZ PAGE