The Team TWOOF operated the CQWorld-Wide CW Contest from the Super-Station of K1TTT, Peru, Massachusetts. Our class was multi-multi and we operated 6 HF stations.
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|All successful campaigns start with careful planning; here we see Brent (W1IA) Steve (W1ES) and team-leader Mike (K1TWF) carefully planning...|
|Two cars, travelling in tandem - all's well until we find snow on the Mohawk Trail...|
|...so, why are we stuck in a 40 minute traffic-jam?|
|..the cause of the delay is quite apparent...|
|...at last! K1TTT's Towers hove into view...|
|...the first job is to check-out Dave's aluminium and steel farm...|
|20 metre antennas - this is only one of five towers (well, six actually, if you include the tower for the TV and 2m) - is this real or what?|
|15 metre antennas - this is another of the five...|
|Dave (K1TTT) introduces us to the station, and to...|
|Boozer, DX-Hound extraordinaire|
|on the left is tri-bander for the mult-station, and over on the right, the 2 over 2 (40 m station)|
|2 over 2 on the 40 m tower|
|...of course all the operators spent many hours studying the intricacies of CT...|
|Mike (K1TWF) plans the operating schedules for the next 48 hours...|
|Brent (W1IA) warming up on 10m|
|Dave (K1MBO) getting ready to run on 10m. (K1TWF, OK1DIX, W1MJ & W1IA in background)|
|Eliot (W1MJ) meets the amp of his dreams (btw Eliot is the EMA qrp champion...)|
|Ed (NT2X) enjoys contesting...|
|Sergey (KG2JZ) at home on 40...|
|Dave (K1MBO) engrossed in 20...|
|Ed (N1IWV) enjoying the delights of 15m|
|Brent (W1IA) & Steve (W1ES) hard at work on 10 & 80|
|None of this would have been possible without Dave (K1TTT), a most gracious host - Thanks Dave!|
|Eliot (W1MJ) is totally absorbed in a 40m run, while maestro Ed (NT2X) gives a command-performance on 20m...|
|Steve (W1ES) - never happier than when running JAs during a great opening on 15m...|
|Ken (WO1N) keeping them coming on 40m|
|...meanwhile Boozer keeps intruders at bay...|
|W1IA, W1ES, N1YGW & K1TWF
(with K1TTT just in picture on the left)...
"Is this Great! or what?..." Steve's shirt says it all...
|Ladislav (OK1DIX) operating the 10m station|
|Boozer keeps a close eye on the turkey as Steve (W1ES) makes a sandwich - just in case - you never can be sure with turkey, you have to watch it all the time...|
|Brent (W1IA), Ken (WO1N), Sergey (KG2JZ) & Mike (K1TWF) in the final hours of the contest...|
|Mike (K1TWF) squeezing out the last few qsos on 40|
|...after 48 hours of continuous
operation, all the operators take a well-deserved break, and check into
the 3.830 brag-net to see how well the "other guys" did...
K1TTT's dad, Dave (K1TTT), Eliot (W1MJ), Brent (W1IA), Ladislav (OK1DIX), Ken (WO1N) (seated), Mike (K1TWF)
Oh, by the way here's how we did: Team TWOOF CQ WW DX CW Score
Many thanks to all those who made this fun event possible. Thanks to all the operators who spared no effort in producing a really first-class score. Thanks to Dave (K1TTT) and Mike (K1TWF) for getting everyone together, and a special thanks to Dave (K1TTT) for the use of his wonderful station - THANKS DAVE!!!!
Oh, and one more thing - thanks for using my call-sign (this is its first outing in a REAL contest!)
Last revised: August 6th, 1999Credits, copyright and contact information is available.