Is there any reason other than cost thta all the
interconnects for multiple computers in a contest station
are done with serial links?
Looks like the requirements are very similar to those of
multiple computers in an office where ethernet (or
ethernet-like) implementations dominate.
One reason I ask is that if you decide to run an OS on
your PC that won't tolerate multiple COM ports on an
IRQ, then the cost advantage for RS-232 over a network
replies to email@example.com
if there's lots of interest I'll summarize and post.
>From k2mm@MasPar.COM (John Zapisek) Sun Jul 24 05:52:37 1994
From: k2mm@MasPar.COM (John Zapisek) (John Zapisek)
Subject: SprINTy Bits
A REMINDER: If you changed the name you passed in any QSO, please note that
in your log. It will keep you AND THE STATION YOU WORKED from losing credit
for that Q. Thanks.
Remember, you only have 72 hours to massage your log before e-mailing it to
BTW, the activity was great! Participation seemed WAY up, despite spotty
conditions. Sounded like plenty of people had a lot of fun!
73 QSOs here and only one TVI complaint ;-) 73.0 --John/K2MM
>From mike hansow <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun Jul 24 07:58:35 1994
From: mike hansow <email@example.com> (mike hansow)
Subject: Another Idea....
How about using the VHF grid square locator designations as part of an
exchange during HF contests. It would add new excitement to Field Day and
we could all be as rare as Rhode Island, hi hi.....
Just another idea de KA7CSE....
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Tyree) Sun Jul 24 07:45:26 1994
From: email@example.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Subject: Russian contest rules
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Sat Jul 23 21:54:27 1994
> THE FIRST 1994 RUSSIAN DX CONTEST.
> THE UNION OF RADIO AMATEURS OF RUSSIA AND IT'S CONTEST COMMITTEE HAVE THE
> HONOUR TO INVITE ALL LICENSED RADIO AMATEURS AROUND THE WORLD TO TAKE PART
> IN THE FIRST EVER "RUSSIAN DX CONTEST" WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE
> 2100Z July 29 to 0900Z July 30)
> The objective of this new contest is for amateurs around the world to
> contact other amateurs around the world and amateurs of Russia in as many
> Russian oblasts as possible on the 80...10 meter bands (excluding WARCs).
> A - Single operator all bands (separately CW, SSB, MIXED),
> B - Single operator single band (CW, SSB, MIXED),
> C - Multi-operator single transmiter (MIXED only),
> D - Multi-operator Multi-transmiter (MIXED only).
> E - SWL.
> -For SOAB band changing is unlimited.
> -Use of packet, a spotting net, or logging assistance makes an entry multi-
> -Under SO there will be a designation of power level: H = power over 100
> L = power under 100 watts and Q = 5 watts or less.
> -Multi-operator will all be considered high power.
> -For MOST the 10 minute rule exists for band changing.
> -Entries in MIXED can contact the same station at the same band twice (CW and
> SSB) but the time difference between such contacts must be no less then 10
> For Russian stations - RS(T) and two leter abriviation of Russian oblast:
> AB, AD, AL, AM, AO, AR, BA, BO, BR, BU, CB, CN, CK, CT, CU, DA, EA, EW, GA,
> HA, HK, HM, IR, IV, JA, JN, KA, KB, KC, KE, KG, KI, KJ, KK, KL, KM, KN, KO,
> KP, KR, KS, KT, KU, LO, LP, MA, MD, MG, MO, MR, MU, NN, NO, NS, NV, OB, OM,
> OR, PE, PK, PM, PS, RA, RO, SA, SL, ST, SM, SO, SP, SR, SV, TA, TB, TL, TM,
> TN, TO, TU, TV, UD, UL, UO, VL, VG, VO, VR, YA, FJ, MV, AN, GW.
> For stations outside of Russia - RS(T) and QSO number starting with 001.
> Contacts with stations in own country, 2 points. Contacts with other coutries
> on the same continent, 3 points. Contacts with other continents, 5 points.
> For stations outside of Russia contacts with russian stations, 7 points.
> For Russian stations - DXCC countries on each band. For others - oblasts of
> Russia on each band (88 on one band).
> FINAL SCORE:
> Total QSO points times the sum of multipliers.
> Three additional contacts may be deleted for each unacknowledged duplicate or
> unverified contact removed from the log.
> A log may be disqualified for violation of amateur radio regulations,
> manlike conduct, or claiming excessive duplicate/unverified contacts or false
> Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each class by DX country.
> New Award "RUSSIA" will be given to the stations who make verified contacts
> with all Russian oblasts. The memory certificates will be given to all entries
> who make no less then 200 QSOs. Other things can be considered by the Union
> of Radio Amateurs of Russia for outstanding operating achievements.
> Please send us (if You can)Your computer disks. IBM, MS-DOS compatible disks
> are encoureged. The format we prefer is CT.Bin,NA.Bin or N6TR.Dat file.
> MUST be accompanied by a paper log. All logs over 200 contacts must provide
> a check sheet or dupe list (List of all calls in alpha sorted order).
> LOG SUBMISSIONS:
> Send Your logs withing 30 days period after the end of the contest to:
> RUSSIAN DX CONTEST DIRECTOR
> ANDY V. MELANYIN, UA3DPX
> P.O.BOX 9, KHIMKI-7,
> 141400, RUSSIA.
> Send Your impressions and thoughts about the contest to make it more interes-
> ting in the future.
> 161 !! And Good luck in the CONTEST !!
>From Eugene Walsh <email@example.com> Sun Jul 24 08:55:00 1994
From: Eugene Walsh <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Eugene Walsh)
This humble servant will be in New Orleans - Working in
Gulfport, MS for a few days and back to The Big Easy
during the first week in August. Anyone there wanna
trade war stories??
73 de N2AA EWALSH@mcimail.com