The WA5LES Contest Stations

My first rent house became my first contest station. Modest by today’s standards.

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010 McDuffie, 1967

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My first owned house. Two towers and I had a 2 element HyGain 40 meter beam. That powered me to win my only SS CW Single OP HP in 1975.

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The the multiop DX Contest bug bit hard. The spare Collins S lines were smuggled out of Madison Electronics for Contests. Photo Right – WA5LES, W5JAW, W5VQ, K5PFL (K5NA)

Father Moran, 9N1MM blessed this QTH in person.

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