Curacao, home of PJ2T, has a rich radio sport history. Situated about 40 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, the island location has hosted many winning
contest efforts over the years.
The property is owned by Geoff, W0CG and the radio contest station is overseen by the Caribbean Contesting Consortium (CCC). The CCC is a contest club
dedicated to fun, international friendship, and advancement of the contesting art through superior operating technique and maximum application of technology.
Starting in the early 70s, John Thompson – W1BIH, assembled teams of operators that represented the “who’s who” of DX contesting. The magical propagation from
that location resulted in a many world high scores for contests year after year. The beginnings were humble with a simple tribander and wire antennas.
In the year 2000, Geoff and the Caribbean Contesting Consortium acquired the property in hopes of continuing the long contest history from that location. The station
evolved to the superstation status it enjoys today. The location speaks for itself with its number of wins and high placements in the premier annual contests.
The PJ2T station is up and running as a world-class contest station. Antennas for all bands are mounted on three towers – 100 foot European tower, the 80 foot
US/JA tower and the original 65 foot tower.
Antennas for 160-10, the WARC bands, and 6M are available for contesting or for holiday style operating. In addition we have several receive antennas to complement
our transmitting antennas.
Inside the station are four operating positions. Each of the positions has access to all of the antennas. The station was designed for multi-operator contesting
as well as a rental property for ham vacations. Each station has computer control of radios as well as hosted logging software. The station can be configured
for SO2R operations or for full M/M operations.
Today, club members and visitors from all over the globe have been part of teams that continue to grow the PJ2T legacy. We enjoy participating with WRTC team
members and everyday hams. The station is active for most major contests.
PJ2T is arguably the most logged callsign with nearly one million QSOs in the contesting logs. Truly it is “Contesting from Paradise”.
For more information access the PJ2T website at www.pj2t.org