[CQ-Contest] Contester Silent Keys in the August QST

David Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Sun Aug 5 22:04:28 EDT 2007

There were two notable contesters of the past listed in the August 2007 QST

Dorothy Strauber, K2MGE, who was one of the founders of the contest that is
now the CQ WPX.  This contest was originally the CQ SSB in the late 1950's
and up until the early 1970's.  The sponsors were  the SSBARA along with CQ.
For the 1960 contest (Jan 1960) I got a nice certificate and a WAS QSL album
for coming in third and working all states.   Dorothy was also quite an
efficient operator, too.

Shelton Morgan, W5DQK was a notable ARRL SS operator of the mid to late
1950's.  He was pictured in QST twice and the last showed him with two other
phone operators under the heading "masterful men with microphones."

Dave K4JRB

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