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[CQ-Contest] Fire Destroys V26B

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Fire Destroys V26B
From: D PRIEST <w3cf@verizon.net>
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Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:50:09 -0800 (PST)
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>From the FRC reflector.

Someverytragic news: ; fire destroyed thehighly competitiveV26B contest 
stationin Antigua onSunday,November 18. 
Information fromFRC membersSam WT3Q and Dale N3BNA who just operated at the 
stationon behalf of the clubduring the recent CQ WW SSB, is that the station 
location, all theradioequipment and the various award plaques from previous 
contest wins are all destroyed. The antennas remained intact.
Those involved with the station have vowed to rebuild.  They will 
needconsiderablehelp.  Donations and equipment will be greatly appreciated.
Sam WT3Q has offered to be theFRCPoint of Contactfor the rebuilding effort. He 
can be reached atwt3q@comcast.net
Keith W3KBPresident, FRC

Bud AA3B will be on as V26K from the house next door.  No one seriously hurt 
but the shack is in ashes and Roy got out with just smoke inhalation. They lost 
everything. Please be patient with Bud. He will have to manually go outside to 
change antennas etc. Pictures onFRC Facebook page. facebook.com/w3frc

Good Luck in the test.
Doug W3CF


Doug Priest, W3CF
ACS Officer / COML /Assistant EC ARES
Department of Public Safety
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
215-356-2903 Cell
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