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Grid Squares in HF Contesting

Subject: Grid Squares in HF Contesting
From: aa2du@netcom.com (aa2du@netcom.com)
Date: Fri Jul 29 05:06:30 1994
Walt, I am completely opposed to eliminating the 2 meeting per year 
requirement. There is no 

reason to belong to a "club" and not make the minimum effort to attend 2 
meetings a year. If 

the effort is not worth it to you, then don't join a club at all. What would be 
the point of 

having a "club" that only exists on paper and never meets in person?

There is more to contesting than turning in a score for your affiliation. Part 
of the allure 

for me is the social aspect of meeting with and talking to my fellow contester 
at club 

meetings. It is a great way to learn new things and exchange ideas. If you do 
away with 

meeting requirements, then you must also accept the fact that club competition 
will disappear 

as well. If people don't feel they need to make an effort, the whole thing 
becomes worthless 

and a waste of time altogether. The feeling of achievement that goes  along 
succeeding in a  

contest is made that much more sweet when you're able to share it with others 
who understand 

it. By eliminating the opportunities for such activity, you have taken away a 
great part of 

the fun in contesting. Just think, who will listen to you complain about being 
beaten in the 

CQWW SSB by a GASSER (insert other phrase of choice here)?

73, J.P.
>K1ZX writes:
>>...how about using grid squares as basis for defining club territories?
>My opinion on two things germane to his polemic:
>1) Do away with th 175 mi. rule. We are a global community, aren't we.
>2) Do away with the 2 meetings per year rule/quota. If you do #2, then
>   #1 would be moot.
>Anyone else (dis)agree?
>73 de Walt Kornienko  -   K2WK  Internet:  waltk@pica.army.mil
>DX PacketCluster:  K2WK > W3MM  (FRC) Packet: K2WK@N2ERH.NJ.USA.NOAM
>"My mother was of the sky,      My father was of the earth,
> But I'am of the universe,      And you know what that is worth." - J.Lennon

J.P. Kleinhaus, AA2DU
ARRL Hudson Division C.A.C. Representative
E-mail:  aa2du@netcom.com
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TVI???  What TVI???

>From thompsos@cuug.ab.ca (Scott Thompson 974-2215)  Fri Jul 29 06:32:47 1994
From: thompsos@cuug.ab.ca (Scott Thompson 974-2215) (Scott Thompson 974-2215)
Subject: Enough Already!!
Message-ID: <9407290532.AA10389@sun>

> Certainly not every subject that runs through here is going to interest
> each and every reader, but I have absolutely no doubt that each of us
> picks up a bit of knowledge or insight along the way, with a chuckle
> or two thrown in for fun. 

> 73 de Ken Kopp/K0PP ;-)

 True Ken, but does the word "overkill" mean anything here? After 50
toilet jokes and 150 soup/gas/nitro posts, things become ridiculous.
Geez, we beat subjects to death, then into the next lifetime, and the
next...etc. Way too much to wade through at times.

73, Scott Thompson VE6CGY/VE6MD

>From Craig Ladane Lindsey <cll4@Ra.MsState.Edu>  Fri Jul 29 06:37:58 1994
From: Craig Ladane Lindsey <cll4@Ra.MsState.Edu> (Craig Ladane Lindsey)
Subject: identifying cables
Message-ID: <199407290537.AAA25713@Ra.MsState.Edu>

} If you also get the letters, you can even say things like:
} 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 
} 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 
} U U U U U U U
} P P P P P P P 
} for 20M upper (as in a stack).   They are cloth type and stand up
} fairly well.  
Oh!  I thought that meant SOUP!  So that you could tell which line the SOUP
was going to.

 Craig Lindsey - KC5AUG       | My politics are simple: Always go right. If
 Internet: cll4@ra.msstate.edu| you go left, you can never go right, and if
 Bitnet:   cll4@msstate.bitnet| you go right, you never go wrong.  -Grizzard
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>From Christof Huebner <chris@imkhp1.kfk.de>  Fri Jul 29 06:39:27 1994
From: Christof Huebner <chris@imkhp1.kfk.de> (Christof Huebner)
Subject: No subject


>From tree@cmicro.com (Larry Tyree)  Fri Jul 29 06:47:23 1994
From: tree@cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Subject: Sprint 2 radios
Message-ID: <9407290547.AA14285@cmicro.com>

N0BSH writes:

> I've never used two radios in a sprint but I'm considering trying it in
> September.  MAYBE it will help me finally break 300!  (guess it wouldn't hurt
> to do these more than once every two years though)

At Visalia, I had a discussion with some N4 station who asked me if two radios 
was what he needed to do so he could break 300 QSOs.  We discussed it and 
came to the conclusion that he still had some work to do before two radios
would be necessary.  

Based upon my personal experience and what I see in the logs, there is maybe
a 10-15 QSO improvement to be had with two radios, if it is done efficiently
and from a place in the country where two bands are active at the same time.

The advantages come from working a few straglers on 20 (one of which might
be a rare mult), knowing when to switch bands to 40 and being able to do it
a little earlier than you might with only one rig (since you will still have
a presence on 20), the same for being able to go to 80 earlier and finally
for picking up some more straglers on 40 in the last hour (one of whom might
be in West Virgina).

So, maybe with the 10-15 QSOs, you would get an extra mult out of it.

Maybe the king of sprints and two radio operation can give us another

Tree N6TR

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