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Subject: N6AW Field Day Results
From: 0015017@msgate.emis.hac.com (0015017@msgate.emis.hac.com)
Date: Fri Jul 8 11:09:18 1994
From: Balmforth, Kevin D
Subject: N6AW Field Day Results
To: CQ Contest
Here are the results from the N6AW (Hughes-Fullerton ARC) 3A effort:

Band CW/SSB (antennas)
80 152/0 (low dipole)
  - somebody throught somebody else was covering 75 phone...
40 617/549 (360' Vee, 7-el LP wire, loops)
  - 7 el wire beam + 13 yr old op on 40 SSB worked well
20 706/581 (204BA, KT-34XA, TH6, A-4S)
  - over-zealous "expert" overwrote 20m SSB logs; lost 4.5 hours of Qs
15 203/543 (KT-34XA (2), TH6, DB-1015)
  - not bad for bottom of cycle
10 12/206  (KT-34XA (2), TH6, DB-1015)
  - see above
6 0/36 (6 el yagi)
2 4/45 (13-el yagi)
220 0/40 (Ringo)
   - The no-WARC/free-VHF rule enhances east-coast again scores
OSCAR 10/45 (Cushcraft pair)
   - Only real shot at the bird started 7AM Sunday.
Pkt 29/0 (Ringo)
  - Our three 14 yr old Novices discovered girls and disserted us...

Total: 1733/2031 = 3764 total Qs, 11794 points

We put away 40 lbs of BBQ roast beef Saturday night.
Secret to FD success: good antennas, good food, lots of operators.

73, Kevin NC6U

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM>  Fri Jul  8 18:45:53 1994
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Subject: Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)
Message-ID: <773689553.412841.GARLOUGH@TGV.COM>

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>From D. Leeson" <0005543629@mcimail.com  Fri Jul  8 19:25:00 1994
From: D. Leeson" <0005543629@mcimail.com (D. Leeson)
Subject: New e-mail address
Message-ID: <91940708182519/0005543629NA1EM@mcimail.com>

Effective July 9, the e-mail address for Dave and Barbara Leeson will be
changed FROM dleeson@mcimail.com 
TO leeson@mcimail.com   or, if you are an MCI Mail subscriber, TO leeson

Thanks, sorry for the inconvenience
Dave Leeson     leeson@mcimail.com     408-353-1927   408-353-3402 fax

>From Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge@redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx>  Fri 
>Jul  8 23:49:59 1994
From: Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge@redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx> (Hodge 
Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA)
Subject: Contesters in I and LA
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9407081659.N11231-0100000@redvax1>

Fellow ph(cw)anatics,

Work, or play (depending on your perspective)  will take me to RIVA del GARDA
in northern Italy from the 16th through the 30th of July and vacation finds
me in OSLO, Norway between the approx dates of 5 through 19 of August.

Can anyone help put me in touch with contesters in those areas who might like
to get together for an afternoon of contest chit chat or whatever?

FYI.  The time in Italy is for a summer master class for Horn players and the
rest is vacation.

My departure is Friday the 15th of July.  Please send any replies 
directly to me early next week.   Many thanks,   David  Hodge   XE1/AA6RX


>From Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge@redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx>  Sat 
>Jul  9 01:00:48 1994
From: Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge@redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx> (Hodge 
Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA)
Subject: high antenna?
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9407081848.E14221-0100000@redvax1>

Dear folks,  I managed to haul a Cushcraft A3S with me on my return from
Los Angeles over the 4th holiday.   My current domicile is on the 9th floor
of a 16 story apartment tower.  Of course I want to put this little yagi
up there.
My concern is this:  We get alot of rain in the form of thunderstorms down
here.  The noise I can live with.  It' like sitting in front of the Typani.
But the bolts bother me.  If I put this antenna on a 20 foot mast it will
be the highest thing on the roof.  There are already a plethora of pay TV
antennae and the usual VHF/UHF variety.  The building is in the form of
a symmetrical cross with the center section higher by some 15 feet. This
raised roof and the lower part is ringed by a series of lightning spikes
connected with the 3/8 or 1/2 inch interconnecting cable that eventually
finds its way to the base of the building.
Do I want to tie into this grounding system in some way?  Do I just put my
antenna up and disconnect the coax when not in use, and hope the grounding
system protects me vicariously?
Mine is one of 5 or six towers of equal height in a complex of many other
shorter structures.  An equal tower to mine lies some 100 meters to the 
Is there any truth to the idea that something higher nearby acts as the 
lightning rod and spares your installation?

Any ideas, suggestions, similar experiences, advice, etc. greatly 

My only real experience with antennas was a 2 el quad on a 50 foot tower
in Pasadena surrounded by trees at least as high, not to mention all the
palm trees rising to 100 feet.  And lighning in Southern California was
not very common.

I will be around next week through Thursday and then gone for 5 weeks.
I can summarize the results if there is interest, but probably not till

Thanks a million in advance.  If I can get this thing up you should be
hearing more of me than ever on the bands.

David  Hodge  XE1/AA6RX         hodge@redvax1.dgsca.unam.mx

ps  Can I get away with turning an A3 with a larger TV rotator?

>From Sig <0006481603@mcimail.com>  Sat Jul  9 01:42:00 1994
From: Sig <0006481603@mcimail.com> (Sig)
Subject: Set Mail
Message-ID: <20940709004202/0006481603PK3EM@mcimail.com>

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