[CQ-Contest] PJ2T ARRL DX Photos Posted

Geoff Howard ghoward at kent.edu
Wed Apr 25 17:23:56 EDT 2007


If you're interested, photos and other stuff (breakdown sheets, 
claimed scores) are posted at the URLs below. Click on the "Photos" 
link to bring up the album, then on a thumbnail to get a large image 
and a caption at the bottom. From there, clicking anywhere in the 
image will bring up the next one.

Based on claimed scores it looks like we were lucky enough to win 
both modes in Multi/2, making nine wins in a row from PJ2T. In seven 
of those nine instances, we made more Qs from this shack than from 
any other shack in the world, regardless of category of entry.

It's a lot of work to keep all this hardware working in the severe 
tropical seaside environment, but that's balanced out by the great 
fun of making 19,136 QSOs both modes in 2007 and renewing all our 
good friendships both in the shack in Curacao and on the air.

All this is to the immense credit of John Thompson, W1BIH (PJ9JT), 
who had the foresight and courage to establish this station in an era 
when buying overseas real estate was considered insane by most Americans.

That's why we selected P John 2 Thompson as our callsign, which has 
become the most-logged callsign in ham radio over recent years. 
Thanks for the QSOs and come on down and operate with us some day. 
It's a lot warmer in Curacao in February than in W1.   :)




              - Geoff, W0CG, PJ2DX

P.S. In contrast, WPX SSB was a disaster for us -- conditions were 
horrid. Our worst in seven years. We enjoyed the beach and the sun, 
but the propagation was beyond belief... in a bad way.

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