Richmond County ham radio operator places 4th in state contest


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Courtesy photo Mark Gibson, left, presents an award to Allan Brown for finishing fourth in the state for the number of counties he contacted via ham radio during the Feb. 24-25 contest.


Allan Brown, a member of the Richmond County Amateur Radio Club, call sign W4EAB, recently participated in the North Carolina Qso (contact) Party contest Feb. 24 and 25 — the only representative from Richmond County.

The purpose of the contest was to provide a radio contact with as many amateur stations as possible requesting a Richmond County radio contact.

Brown had more than 400 radio contacts with amateurs in North Carolina and other states and placed fourth in the state overall. Three hundred and fifty were made using Morse Code and the remainder using voice communications.

Brown said it was “great fun” and he will definitely do it again next year.

Courtesy photo Mark Gibson, left, presents an award to Allan Brown for finishing fourth in the state for the number of counties he contacted via ham radio during the Feb. 24-25 contest.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_radioclub_award_brown.jpgCourtesy photo Mark Gibson, left, presents an award to Allan Brown for finishing fourth in the state for the number of counties he contacted via ham radio during the Feb. 24-25 contest.

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