[CQ-Contest] VK9XX during WPX SSB Contest

Ron Notarius wn3vaw at verizon.net
Tue Apr 5 21:46:09 EDT 2005

A few days before the 1996 ARRL DX SSB Contest...

"KG4AA" & "KG4US," both supposedly on from Guantanamo.  Lots of activity,
lots of pileups, beam headings appeared right... or pretty close, at

But when both showed up on 75 phone, around 0740 Z (at least that's when I
worked both of them, a few minutes apart), drunk as skunks and just as
nasty, something just didn't seem right.

Found out later that both were Slim's, operating from somewhere way down
South (I later heard FL, but never confirmed that), having a good old time
yanking everyone's chain.  As I also recall, the "QSL Routes" were bad (gee,
imagine that), one returned everything noted "not the manager," the other (a
club address, I think) never bothered.

Unfortunate fact of life... Slim happens.

73, ron wn3vaw

and now, the 2005 annual telling of the Jack Bogut Memorial Joke...
They won't be serving beer at PNC Park this year...
...because the Pirates lost the opener *sigh*

----- Original Message ----- 
> Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2005 07:53:07 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Zack Widup <w9sz at prairienet.org>
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] VK9XX during WPX SSB Contest;
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Reminds me of a station that showed up in All-Asia CW a few years ago.
> I heard 4S7AX working people at a pretty good rate.  I was happy to work
> him as I still needed that one for DXCC.  He had quite a pileup for over
> an hour.  He was a good op and the beam heading was correct.
> The best I can tell, he was a pirate. I've never been able to find that
> call anywhere.  I've since worked quite a few 4S7's.
> 73, Zack W9SZ
> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005, David Burger wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > This guy is a PIRATE station, not operating on Christmas Island.  Any
> > beam headings or recordings, please forward directly to me.  The
> > recordings I have of him are from 20m, and he sounds like an Aussie.
> >
> >
> >
> > The real VK9XX is off air until the end of the year -
> >
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