The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend takes place on 21 and 22 August. So far there are 340 lighthouses, some lightships and one time-ball tower registered. The event, now in its 11th year, was begun by the Ayr Radio Club. Now there are radio amateurs and lighthouses in some 30 countries involved. The 300th registration this year came from Rainer, DO7RKL for the Westerheversand lighthouse in the northernmost part of Germany. Australia has been a strong supporter of this event with 53 registrations, just ahead of Germany on 50 and the United States with 40 lighthouses registered to date. There are still lots of lonely lighthouses looking for the company of friendly radio amateurs to bring radio gear to them for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. To learn more or register a lighthouse, visit the website at www.illw.net.