K8AZ Station Renovation!
After extensive renovations, Tom Lee’s Chesterfield, Ohio station is finally back up and in the game. Tom and his ops spent much of the summer rebuilding the inside shack to bring the wiring and operating positions up to standards. Unfortunately, the work was not quite complete by the time of the CQWWDX phone weekend, so when Tom’s ops arrived to operate the contest, they were given screwdrivers and wire cutters instead of microphones and headphones. But by the end of the weekend, all six positions were up and running and the station was ready for the CW weekend. This gave Tom’s ops the chance to show what they can do, with the result being over 4,500 contacts in the competitive M/2 HP category for a fourth place finish with 9.1 million points. We expect great things from the refurbished K8AZ station going forward as Tom has some of the best ops in the country!