VK4ILH, Cape Moreton Lighthouse AU0009 Moreton Island IOTA OC-137


Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Moreton Island IOTA OC-137

Dates of Operations & The Team

VK4ILH will be active for the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend on August 18th & 19st 2012, with operations due to begin on the 17th
The 2012 team consists of 8 operators:
Derek VK4MIA
Brooke VK4KDX
Catherine VK4GH
John VK4IO
Graham VK4GRA

Luke VK3HJ

This DX’pedition will mark the very 1st time that Cape Moreton Lighthouse has ever been activated, it was originally scheduled for the 2007 ILLW but the activity never took place. Although OC-137 is not a “Most Wanted” IOTA Group, Moreton Island has not been active in nearly 15 years

Cape Moreton was the first lighthouse to be built in Queensland, but was not the first lighthouse built by the Queensland government, indeed it was built as a New South Wales light in 1857 before Queensland became a separate colony.

The lighthouse is on the northern point of Moreton Island and is constructed of sandstone quarried on the island. It stands on a rare rocky promontory on the sand island.

It was built because of the increasing traffic to the northern coast and the entrance into Moreton Bay, near the island, is scattered with wrecks that attest the the notoriousness of the bay.

Everything is Booked!!

With only 7 weeks to go for the 2012 ILLW we are now fully booked with our Trailer Sites, 4WD Beach Permits and Return trip on the Moreton Island MICAT.