What is B.A.R.L.S ?
B.A.R.L.S. is the "British Amateur Radio
is a Hobbyist Society founded by one of Britain's most
active Lighthouse enthusiast Steve G Bryan ~ GØSGB
back in 2002.
Who are B.A.R.L.S ?
B.A.R.L.S Members are Radio Amateurs or SWL's who have
an active interest in Contacting or Hearing
Lighthouses on the Amateur Radio bands.
What does B.A.R.L.S do ?
B.A.R.L.S members like to work from or with Lighthouse
stations, thus creating Band activity and keeping
alive the history of British Lighthouses, which are now sadly ALL Automatic or being sold off
providing Photographs of the Lighthouses they
visit, they are helping to create the Worlds
Largest Photographic reference Library. These are achieved
for future reference and are often used
by Pharological Societies as Pictorial Guides
and/or references to Britain's Maritime History.
How Much is it to join B.A.R.L.S ?
NOTHING! Joining B.A.R.L.S is FREE. A
membership Number will be allocated to you free of
is a Membership Pack available to members which
requires 4x 1st class stamps ($5 or 5 Euro) to
cover Postage. The Pack includes a Membership
Certificate, Up-to-date Membership List and
Information of all the Free Awards which are
exclusively available to B.A.R.L.S Members.
If I Work/Hear a B.A.R.L.S Member whilst they are
overseas will the Lighthouse Count for the Awards
YES! A New Award has been created to cater for
this. This will also count towards the
"Worked B.A.R.L.S Members Award".
DO B.A.R.L.S use Reference Numbers and if so where can
I get a List ?
Reference Numbers are NOT used or required for B.A.R.L.S
Awards, but for Amateurs / SWL's working
towards other Lighthouse Awards, the Admiralty
Reference Number can be used.
How does the Membership help support B.A.R.L.S if it
is FREE ?
By supplying Photographs wherever possible of
British Lighthouses, which are used in the Library
to record the ever changing records on Pharology,
also a CD is periodically produced and are
available to members.
are returned if so requested.
a Question ???
sure on any aspect of B.A.R.L.S ?
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