Over the 20 years, the various groups have always operated 2A and have been very successful, with 4 first place, 4 3rd place and 16 top ten finishes out of some 400-500 entries in the 2A category.
Here are some pictures of the people and stations from those earlier days.
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|1990: Monobanders on 20 and 15 on a 32' ladder. The small green tent was used for the station. The cw and phone tents were swapped in the mid-90's||1990: CW Station and 30' ladder with tribander and dipole. Lou W3LPR guards the station.|
|1990: Novice station, sporting 4 element monobander on 10 meters.||1990: Chris KA1VEY (now WT1L) and Greg N1FKV on Novice CW. Both have "grown up" and are much larger today!|
|1990: Howard NW1N waves while Chris N1DKS pounds away on 20 meters||1990: Lloyd WA1PRY (now N1WX) logging while Howard NW1N runs phone|
|1990: Power station. This Honda was very quiet and ran all weekend on this jury-rigged gas tank||1987: Power station. Older generator - very reliable, very noisy. Same gas tank, but before it was painted!|
|1987: Mitch WB2JSJ (now W1SJ). Notice fixed mic instead of present boom headset and paper logging instead of a computer. Look at the size of that dupe sheet!||1987: Mitch WB2JSJ operating and Geoff AB2L trying to keep the dupe sheet up. Geoff was the phone 2nd op for many years.|
|1987: Mitch WB2JSJ still making contacts (and smiling) while Fram AD2Y calls up the CW station on the telephone! Fram is one of our CW operators!||1987: Randy KA1LEX worked all sorts of contacts with this tremendous satellite station in the back of the van.|
|1991: Brian WA1LIR (now K1LI) poses in front of the CW station. Brian was the CW operator for many years.||1987: Pete AE1T runs up the QSOs on CW on a TS-820.|
|1984: Mitch WB2JSJ on phone, which sported a TS-130 with a TS-520 backup. The wattmeter shows us barely making 100 watts!||1984: Brian WA1LIR and Fram AD2Y on CW using the venerable Colins S-Line. Note open power supply on floor!|
|1984: Mitch WB2JSJ in the outhouse. A severe housing shortage required moving the phone station to this humble facility. Or, would you believe that this is the natural power station?||1973: A very young WB2JSJ running 20 meters on a Hallicrafters SX-150 from the Radio Society of Greater Brooklyn FD (WB2NRP) from Floyd Bennett NAS (now Gateway National Park) in Brooklyn!|