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Overview of the Newhaven Lighthouse

The Newhaven Fort Amateur Radio Group & Downland Radio Group setup a Special Event Station for the ‘International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend’, normally each year. The lighthouse which is located at the end of the breakwater, in the town of Newhaven, was built in 1892 and refurbished in 2009.





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We have contacted stations worldwide including Japan on 20 metres. The amateur radio event station itself is located from the Fort which overlooks the lighthouse - it is the closest safe location for the event (the lighthouse is located at the end of the breakwater, which is dangerous and closed to the public. You will see some interesting pictures of the waves over the lighthouse further down during the 2016 event).

On The Air Dates:

Next Event: 18th & 18th August 2018. Last Event: August 19th & 20st 2017.

QSL Information

Primary QSL Method: Please send QSL cards via the Bureau to GB0NL.

We would like to receive your paper QSL card! We are shortly going to be printing new colour photo QSL cards in 2017 which will be used in reply to QSL cards we receive from the Bureau.

Secondary QSL Method: EQSL. If you wish to QSL and aren't able to use the Bureau, as an alternative we are able to eQSL however please note this is a text based online confirmation only.

Pictures of Newhaven Lighthouse & Station in the Fort from 2017 ‘International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend’

This is the shack located in the nearby Newhaven Fort, which overlooks the lighthouse. The shack is underneath the emplacement, in front of the car and the feeder comes out to connect to the Doublet Antenna above.

A view of the lighthouse located on the breakwater, from standing on the top of the Newhaven Fort. I was able to get a fairly clear image this year as the wind was substantially lower than last year.

One of the local residents living in the Fort was busy that morning as well, keeping the grass at a good length.

Pictures of Newhaven Lighthouse & Station in the Fort from 2016 ‘International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend’

It was very windy indeed on the Saturday, and the view over to the Lighthouse showed a very choppy sea indeed.


This is the doublet antenna, with a view over towards Beachy Head in the distance.


At some points of the day the clouds came over and the wind picked up - you can see the waves actually going over the lighthouse in this picture!


We hope to speak to you on the air soon,

73s from The Newhaven Fort Amateur Radio Group & Downlands Radio Group

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