Re: Ron Stailey K5DJ - Silent Key
Don Hill AA5AU
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Sure hate to hear this sad news. On this Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful I got to know Big Ron. He taught be a lot about RTTY contesting and introduced me to WriteLog.
One contest we operated together was the 2000 BARTG RTTY Contest. We set a record that still stands today. I remember having a big run into Europe in the morning on 10 meters and thinking I was seeing a few JA calls in the pileup as well. I thought I was hallucinating. I said to Ron "I think I'm seeing JAs". He said "Yeah, turn the top antenna southeast and work the JAs longpath." I had never worked JAs longpath before on any band, let alone ten meters. But there they were. Operating contests with Ron was a real treat. Here's a synopsis of that 2000 BARTG contest with Ron (with pictures).
RIP my friend.
From: RTTY@groups.io [mailto:RTTY@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jay WS7I
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Subject: [RTTY] Ron Stailey K5DJ - Silent Key
Ron Stailey, K5DJ, has a silent keyboard as reported to me a few minutes ago by his daughter.