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Grid Squares in HF Contesting

Subject: Grid Squares in HF Contesting
Date: Fri Jul 29 12:30:53 1994
JP writes:

>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.

The allure is still there. Don't tell me you operate contests to win a
popularity contest in your club. JP, are you running for office?

>It is a great way to learn new things and exchange ideas.

Have you ever heard of teleconfrencing or videoconferencing. You don't have to
be there to participate in an exchange of ideas.

>If people don't feel they need to make an effort, the whole thing becomes
>worthless and a waste of time altogether.

Its not worthless & it definitely is not a waste of time.

>Just think, who will listen to you complain about being beaten in the

Gee, I wonder who that might be?

73 de Walt Kornienko  -   K2WK  Internet:  waltk@pica.army.mil
DX PacketCluster:  K2WK > W3MM  (FRC) Packet: K2WK@N2ERH.NJ.USA.NOAM
"Actin' funny, but I don't know why. Excuse me while I kiss the sky."-J. Hendrix

>From Victor Burns <vburns@netcom.com>  Fri Jul 29 17:04:52 1994
From: Victor Burns <vburns@netcom.com> (Victor Burns)
Subject: Filters and Whiners
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9407290803.A9662-0100000@netcom12>


You guys will never agree about a new contest format.  I have had the
opportunity to operate a small contest station, one which we have had some
pretty repsectable scores from the Carribean and some decent trophies.

At home I have not even bothered to put up a real antenna.  I have a
selection of dipoles I put one day to work W6YA while on a dive trip and
left them.  I only compete for my own pleasure and could not care less
about competing with guys with 6 over 6 over 6 over 6 and four Alpha Amps
running at any given time.  In fact I have a good time even under these
conditions...even with the amp asleep in the closet or garage wherever I
left it last.

The existing formats seem to work, perhaps more awards or classes of 
operation?  Who really cares if you get beat by some cheaters?  Who can 
sleep at night and who can't?

THE QUESTION----------------------- 

What is the best filter combination for the ICOM 781.  The CW filters 
are ok but I am need of some sound advice on real SSB filters.  Are the 
International filters better.  I prefer the narrow 1.7 Khz stuff, but the 
factory supplied does not cut it.

Any help would be appreciated.  Feel free to e-mail direct to me so 
everyone does not have to read it.

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