“Storm Watch”

Newsletter of NZ1U – The Barnstormers Contest Group

       “The BarnStormers News”                                                                                                                                                  Volume 9 No.3, February 20, 2004


Pre-ARRL CW DX Contest


This is going out less than 24 hours before the start before the start of the ARRL DX CW contest. Are we ready? Somewhat!


We still lack a good option of 40 meter antennas but we fixed the 160 meter problem and this will only increase our score.


I will attach the operator schedule and hopefully this will work out as well as it did during the CQWW contest.


I really want to do well in this contest and we are shooting to beat K1RX and give K1TTT a worry.


Come rested and ready to kick some butt!!!



Our Little Contest


As you all know we added a permanent Station #4 to the barn last year. Now we have added another permanent operating position. I am ready to pay someone’s YCCC dues for 1 year who comes up with the best name for this operating position. The picture is below.


It is on the next page and a little history. We pay $113.42 per month rental for a portable toilet. I purchased this one for $100. It will cost us $30.00 plus tax to get it serviced so what a deal!!  No, it is not the most comfortable restroom but hey, you only taking a dump or get rid of some of Paul’s beer! Think about an appropriate name and what color scheme we should put on this most frequented seat.





Finally, what do you need to bring?  Snacks, drink, and your favorite key or headphones.  Be ready to kick some butt and run baby run!!



73 Dick