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Lighthouse station active from Uttan Point LH near Mumbai for the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend (ILLW) August 19-21, 2011.

ILLW: IN 005 http://illw.net


QSL via VU2CDP - direct or buro.

Logs have been uploaded to LoTW and eQSL



Akshay VU2BUG, Basappa VU2NXM, Deepak VU2CDP and Nandu VU2NKS.


Operating condx

Radio: K3 100w Antenna: dipole


About the lighthouse

World List of Lights (WLOL): IND 119 Admiralty: F-0499

First commissioned: December 15, 1960

Optic: 187.5mm 5th order optic inside 2.1 m dia. lantern house Illuminant: 230 V 400 W, MH lamp

Light: Three flashes every 15 secs; equipment from M/s Chance Bros, Birmingham, UK

Tower: 15m high square masonry tower (Red & White bands) Height: 53m above MSL Range: 24 nautical miles


Uttan Pt. Lighthouse also has a DGPS (Differential GPS) station to aid maritime navigation. Details are as follows,

Frequency: 306 KHz Channel 45 Tx id: #106 Ref id: 406, 407 BPS:100 (thanks Alan, G4TMV for 'World DGPS database for DXers')

Geographical coordinates: 19.16’42" N 72.47’50"E Grid: MK69jg (click 'Detail' tab above to view location on map)





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We are grateful to-

a. Director (regional) of Lighthouses & Lightships, Mumbai for granting us permission to operate from the lighthouse vide letter no. BLH/13-MT (52)/ 90-Vol-II/ 4552 dated August 2, 2011.

b. Asst. Wireless Adviser to Govt. of India, Wireless Planning Commission, Dept. of Telecommunications for granting us permission and callsign for this weekend vide letter no. L-1401/639/2010 dated August 16, 2011.

c. Fellow hams who helped us in various capacities. Thank you!




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