We invite you to activate a lighthouse!
We invite amateur radio operators to activate one of the Zuyder Sea lighthouses and:
- appreciate nautical heritage
- enjoy operating mobile/portable
- build preservation awareness
- promote amateur radio
The 22 major heritage lights (map)
NET-006 Den Oever
NET-179 Workum rear high
NET-AAC Hindeloopen harbour-light¹
NET-207 Harbour-light Medemblik
NET-003 De Ven
NET-014 Reus van Lemmer
NET-037 Havenlicht Enkhuizen
NET-AAB Kuinre harbour-lights¹
NET-173 Creil Rotterdamse hoek
NET-208 Harbour-light Hoorn
NET-189 Blokzijl pier head
NET-017 Paard van Marken
NET-205 Old-Emmeloord rear high
NET-010 Durgerdam Hoek van ‘t IJ
NET-162 Harderwijk rear high
¹NET-AAA to NET-ZZZ are not registered by the ARLHS yet. Please feel free to do so!
Amateur radio operation
There are no restrictions in promoting amateur radio. Choose your day, your lighthouse, your favourite frequency and make contacts in whatever direct mode or via FM-repeaters. Show the passing public what we do!
Local annual fishery or harbour events are perfect opportunities to present HAM radio to a lager public.
This website promotes amateur radio activation of Zuyder Sea lighthouses by presenting a list of lights. To find a lighthouse close to your position, we like to refer to the map of the Dutch Lighthouse Society.
Amateur radio activation of the lights happens as close as possible to the light, ideally a physical presence on or adjacent to the structure, preferably within 500 meter. The ARLHS handles primary the 1.000 meter rule. This is feasible for most of the activations, but if that would be illegal, ill-advised, impossible, or impractical, then the visual sight rule must be applied.
If you want your radio operation to be valid for the Dutch lighthouse award, please consult the activation guidelines.