Every six minutes would transmit the morse code for CN several times followed by a continuous tone,allowing the radio operator aboard ship to rotate his aerial and obtain a bearing from the beacon
Beacon established 20th May 1938.
Dwelling built for PLK but there was a four bunk bedroom provided
The intention was for the station to be operated in conjunction with Chicken Rock Lighthouse,each man taking a turn on the rock,a turn on leave and a turn at radio beacon.
An email from Mr. Mackenzies son states that his father said this idea was abandoned before the station was opened.
There is still mention in 1946 of three daily calls to Chicken Rock
There must have been operational problems since by 1956 an additional dwelling had been built,presumabably when a permanent ALK was established?
Probably wireless communication continued until Chicken Rock fire in 1960.
After Calf of Man was built the accomodation was on occasion used as the shore station for some of the PLK's whilst stationed at Calf of Man
31/3/92 Beacon discontinued
Properties are now in private ownership
Cregneish rear view (2006)