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Re: [CQ-Contest] Stadiums as venues for Contest Stations

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Stadiums as venues for Contest Stations
From: <ku8e@bellsouth.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2007 14:41:20 -0500
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  Back in the late 1980's and early 90's when I was attending Ohio State I 
operated at W8LT. Our club station was located in a room on the 4th floor of 
the Horseshoe. I have many fond memories of that time. Around that time we have 
quite a few members that were contesters - N8VW, KC8MK (now K8MK),  WD8IXE ( 
N8SM SK), K3JT, WD8LLX (now W8LX), KC3N (now KC5R) and myself.

 We had a couple towers on top of the stadium with various antennas over the 
years. We also had the famous W8LT 600 foot longwire which ran from the stadium 
and across a busy street to the bottom of the smoke stack for the power plant. 
I remember putting up various wire beams , bobtails etc... from the high 
supports we had. I remember one year a bobtail for 80 meters was put up in the 
open end of the stadium for a contest. Those were some fun times. Unfortunately 
W8LT is no longer located at the stadium. See 
http://www.w8lt.org/content/view/14/28/ for some old historical pictures.

Jeff KU8E

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