Rumored June Contest activity
By Tim Marek - NC7K, and Ron Klimas WZ1V rev. A
CM87 AJ6T ABCDE
CM87 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM88 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM93 KD6TBE/MM ABCD 220 FM
CM93 KE6GOS/MM ABCD 220 FM
CM94 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM95 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM96 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM96 WA6YDI ABCD9EFG Multi
CM97 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM98 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
CM99 KD6PUD ABDE
CN82 WD4ECK BDE
CN83 AA7NH ABCDEFGI SKEDS!
CN84 N7AVK ABCDE
CN85 KE7CX ABCDE
CN85 N7DB ABCD 6M Meteor Scatter Sun A.M.
DM02 WA6TBO ABCD San Clemente Island
DM03 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
DM04 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
DM04 WB2ODH/6 ABCDE Mt. Frazier
DM05 N6IPE ABCD
DM06 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
DM07 N7STU ABD 144.220, 50.145, 432.110
DM13 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
DM14 N6RPL/R B SF to LA
DM15 KB6IGC ABCD 222 Mhz skeds!
DM19 NC7K ABCDE KW+2X18 144.210, 50.135, 3.818
DM34 WB7VVD ABCDEFGHI
DM37 K7ICW AB
DM44 WA6IJZ/6 ABD QRP
DM45 N7RDZ AB
DM54 WA7FPO AB
DM81 N5RZ ABCDE KW + 17B2 144Mhz
DN12 W6RDF ABCDI
DN21 N7WVZ ABD
DN43 KR8L ABCD Only part time
DN56 W7HAH/R ABD
DN57 W7HAH/R ABD
DN58 W7HAH/R ABD
DN70 KD0DW ABCD9EGHI SKEDS!
EJ88 HP3/KG6UH A
EK70 TI4JHQ A
EK99 ZF2CP AB 14.345
EK99 ZF2OC AB
EL82 CO2LE AB
EL83 CO0VHF ABD
EL83 CO2JA AB
EL83 CO2KK A
EM33 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM34 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM35 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM43 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM44 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM45 KE9QT/RC ABCD9EF 144.220
EM57 N9LAG ABDE
EM58 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EM59 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EM68 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EM69 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EM88 WA4UCI/R ABCD
EM97 WA4UCI/R ABCD
EM98 WD8ISK ABCD9EF 1KW on lower 4
EN32 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN33 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN34 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN42 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN43 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN44 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN14 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN15 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN16 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN17 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN24 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN25 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN26 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN27 VE4ZK/R ABCD9EFG
EN44 W0UC/9 ABCD9EFG Multi Unlimited
EN50 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN51 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN52 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN53 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN60 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN61 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN62 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN62 WB9SNR/RC BCD9EFGHI 144.245, 222.145, 432.145
EN67 N8CGY ABD
FJ09 HP2CWB A
FK52 P49T A
FL01 CM7SD A
FL16 C6AFP A via N4JQQ
FM25 KH2CY ABCD
FM26 WA4VCC ABCD 919-441-1562 shack phone
FM28 KB3QM ABCDE
FM07 N8TLZ ABCD9E QRP
FM08 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM09 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM16 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM17 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM18 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM19 K3MQH ABCD South Mtn, 3.818 HF Liason
FM19 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM26 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM27 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM28 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FM29 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FN00 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FN01 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FN06 KO4OE/VE3 ABD
FN10 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FN11 K3YTL ABCD9EFGI Murgas ARC
FN11 ND3F/R ABCDE 144.137
FN15 VE3URS ABCD
FN21 W3CCX ABCD9EFGHI PackRats WB3NDI for skeds
FN32 W2SZ/1 ABCD9EFGHIJLOUD!
FN33 KH6CP/1 ADCDEFGHI Mt. Equinox
FN33 W1TKZ ABCD Mt. Equinox
FN44 K1TR ABCD9EFGHI Mt. Washington
FN44 NS1Z ABCD
FN53 N1HOV ABD KW on 6m, 90' tower
FN65 VE9AA ABD
FP53 VE8HL AB
Best of luck in the contest.
Remember to look for NC7K in DM19 above Austin, Nevada on
50, 144, 222, 432, and 1296 CW/SSB.
73s de Tim - NC7K... sk
Tim, you had your call as KC7K the first time, HI. (I corrected it).
Don't look for me in the contest, I'll look for you. Good luck Y'All !
co-founder: (' O O ') North East Weak Signal group, ARRL affil.
| 73 de Ron WZ1V, email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
| Grid FN31mp BBS: 203-768-4758 (weeknights/weekends only) |
| N.E.W.S. group Web Page: http://www.ultranet.com/~bellvill/news.html |
>From Jerry Sidorov" <email@example.com Tue Jun 6 20:33:19 1995
From: Jerry Sidorov" <firstname.lastname@example.org (Jerry Sidorov)
Subject: RK9AWN's CQ WW WPX claimed score.
here is the RK9AWN's very poor result...
CQ WORLD WIDE WPX CONTEST 1995
CALL: RK9AWN COUNTRY: Asiatic Russia
MODE: CW CLASS: MS
BAND QSO QSO PTS PTS/QSO PREFIXES
160 24 138 5.8 6
80 112 648 5.8 17
40 276 1626 5.9 91
20 618 1782 2.9 249
15 329 984 3.0 133
10 111 333 3.0 37
Totals 1470 5511 3.7 533 => 2,937,363
All reports sent 59(9) unless otherwise noted.
Operator List: RA9AA, RA9AX, RA9ALC, UA9AR
Equipment Description: 2 home-brewed TRCVRs of RA3AO's construction
1 military PA
CT v6.26 (on post-contest mode)
Ants: 10m - 3el on 3el @70'&90'
15m - 4el Long boom @90'
20m - 3el @90'
40m - 2 switched W-E phased dipoles @50'
40m&80m - 4 switched slopers @120'
160m - lazy delta
Some comments of mine added:
- this contest we had two quite good rigs simultenously at first time,
- propagation was better than I expected.
- due to some reasons we didn't any serious efforts this contest,
- we had too little time for doing new 20m antenna (3 over 3 stacked
beam), we hope to finish it up to end of this summer,
- too many American guys worked each other during Asia to North America
early propagation opening (both mornings at ~23.30 I heard many
American stations working each other and not doing a glance to our
directions! Calling of them did not any practical results).
I hope you will look at us more seriously during All Asian contest, hi...
73, Jerry UA9AR.
Mail: Jerry Sidorov, P/O Box 9411, * E-mail: email@example.com
Chelyabinsk, 454080, Russia *
>From Bill Straw <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue Jun 6 20:10:00 1995
From: Bill Straw <email@example.com> (Bill Straw)
Subject: tower building
Last year my local Rohn tower dealer, RF Enterprises,
closed down. They were about 500 miles away, and in fact
the closest amateur dealer to my QTH. Shipping big stuff
was always a bit costly, but understandable, since I live
100 miles from a stop light.
Last week I ordered 120 feet of 20G (it makes great
vertical elements) from Texas Towers. On the phone I
specifically asked about how much the shipping would be,
and was told $150-$200. Sounded OK. The tower came today,
freight collect, and shipping was $409 !!! The cost of the
tower was only $540 !!! I called Texas Towers and they said
there wasn't much that could be done.
Lesson for all (at my expense) :
1) Get a firm price quote on the shipping. If it can't be
given to you, hang up the phone. There must be 150
businesses in the back of QST and CQ that sell tower.
The prices may vary a couple bucks, but you could get
burned big time. Look at me, I just paid $80 bucks a
section for Rohn 20G.
2) Shop local. Yep, Texas Towers was a bit cheaper than the
current closest dealer, but I sure look silly now.
73's Bill WB0O in Northern North Dakota
>From Morao Esteban <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue Jun 6 21:07:20
From: Morao Esteban <email@example.com> (Morao Esteban)
Subject: CTY files
Where i can find the lates CTY files?
>From k3lr <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue Jun 6 21:56:49 1995
From: k3lr <email@example.com> (k3lr)
Subject: CAC Input DX Contest
Your ARRL division representative of the ARRL Contest Advisory
Committee (CAC) is looking for your input on the following topic
that will be voted on soon:
Do you think the ARRL DX Contest would benefit from allowing
Contest Expeditions to DX locations to count for USA/ VE
club scores in the medium and large club size?
How would you suggest scores from DX multiops be divided
among several clubs?
What about the 160 and 10 meter contests? Would you suggest
that Contest Expeditions to DX locations count for club
Send your comments to your ARRL CAC division rep. now:
Atlantic- K3LR firstname.lastname@example.org
Central- KJ9D email@example.com
Dakota - K0IJL firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta - W4XJ via callbook adr
Great Lakes - WB4FLB email@example.com
Hudson - AA2DU firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest - N0LL via callbook adr
New England - W1PH email@example.com
Northwestern - N6TR firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific - N6TV email@example.com
Roanoke - WZ3Q 1260 College Ave. Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Rocky Mountain - W2CRS firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeastern - K4JPD email@example.com
Southwestern - AA7A firstname.lastname@example.org
West Gulf - K5RX via callbook
Canada - VE6SH email@example.com
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Bob Engberg) Tue Jun 6 13:55:54 1995
From: email@example.com (Bob Engberg) (Bob Engberg)
Subject: Tower cement
I have a 3x3x5 ft hole for my Rohn 25G tower.
Locally a pea-gravel mix is available. Just add water. Is this
the "right stuff"? I sorta recall using a sand mixture last time -
about 15 yrs ago.
Pse email me directly to avoid upsetting those who don't care
about this topic.
Oh, BTW, I will answer contest calls once the tower is up.
911 W. 8th Ave., Suite 401
Anchorage, AK 99501
>From Floydjr <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue Jun 6 23:12:05 1995
From: Floydjr <email@example.com> (Floydjr)
Subject: Rtty Contest
I know this is a little late to be asking this but here it goes anyway.
The rules for this weekend's RTTY ANARTS contest were not real clear in
CQ. The times and all were fine but they state there is a complicated
scoring chart which they did not have enough room to print. If anyone has
that chart I would appreciate a copy of it. Any help in this matter would
73's Jim / WA4ZXA
>From Larry Tyree <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jun 7 00:18:48 1995
From: Larry Tyree <email@example.com> (Larry Tyree)
Subject: Texas Towers
Bill, WB0O's story about his experience with Texas Towers reminds me of
a very frustrating experience I had with the same vendor. I called them
and asked for a 2 and a half inch pipe top section of Rohn 45. They
sent me the more common 2 inch size. When I called them about it, they
placed the blame on me since I didn't order by part number.
They made me pay for shipping both ways (until a year later when they
finally split it with me). In the end, I ordered it with my local
Rohn rep and got it from them.
It wasn't a fun experience, and I hope it won't happen to any other of
my contesting buddies.
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Brent Childers) Wed Jun 7 01:58:05 1995
From: email@example.com (Brent Childers) (Brent Childers)
Subject: Contesters Dinner
The North Texas CONTEST Club will be sponsoring a post HAMCOM (Dallas/Fort
Worth Convention) dinner at Colter's BBQ. This is a casual get together for
CONTESTERS. Door prizes will be awarded.
When: Saturday June 10th
Where: Colter's BBQ in Arlington, TX.
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Colter's is located at 1322 N. Collins in Arlington. One block South of I-30.
Hope you CONTESTERS can make it.
73 - KI5JC
>From Steve Sacco <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jun 7 02:59:00 1995
From: Steve Sacco <email@example.com> (Steve Sacco)
Subject: Tejas Towers
In their defense, I've bought an KLM 6 ele Yagi, lots of mast, tower
accesories, and Create rotors from them, and never had a problem.
They were always upfront about the shipping charges - especially on the 15'
mast (!$$$!), and even offered to chop two feet off of a 10' mast (and send
THAT to me too) so I could pay the MUCH less UPS shipping charges, rather
than the Truck rates. On the Create rotors, I found a cheaper supplier
after I ordered (but before I received them) and bitched about it, and they
adjusted the price without a complaint.
On the OTHER hand, this must be a TERRIBLY boring thread for our non-U.S.
brothers and sisters, so I'll end now.
Back to soldering cables...
Narcoosee, Florida, U.S.A.
>From Patrick Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jun 7 03:14:11
From: Patrick Collins <email@example.com> (Patrick Collins)
Subject: Fieldhunter´s list, 1.8 to 10 MHz
Thats funny? I don't see W8AH on any of those lists.
>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> Wed Jun 7 03:25:25 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Subject: Tejas Towers
> In their defense, I've bought an KLM 6 ele Yagi, lots of mast, tower
> accesories, and Create rotors from them, and never had a problem.
I went in there one Saturday morning in 1988 or so to pick up an HDR-300
for an N5AU project we were working on that day. I paid cash for virtually
everything back then, and only kept a Visa card (with a $2500 limit and a
balance of $0) for doing stuff like mail order, buying airline tickets,
renting cars and hotel rooms, and buying HDR-300s.
So when the clerk rang up the sale, he ran the Visa card through the little
striping machine, $850, waiting, waiting, waiting. No response. Hmm. Let's
try again, stripe, $850, waiting, waiting, waiting. No response. Hmm. Tap,
tap, tap. Hmm. This thing doesn't seem to be working. Fetch other clerk.
"Hey, other clerk, this thing doesn't seem to be working." So other clerk
stripes, $850, waiting, waiting, waiting. More waiting. Refused. I was
flabbergasted. "This isn't possible." So the clerk phoned in and Visa said
"Sorry. Over limit." After a moment's thought it was clear. $850 + $850 +
$850 = $2550. Of course it was over the limit!
I was furious. If it happened today, I would stay there and made a scene
until they sold me the rotator. Instead, I elected to leave and never buy
anything from them ever again. The sad thing is it was some random moronic
clerk that screwed up and soured me on the place; it had nothing to do with
Texas Towers per se. The same thing could have happened at Sears. :-)
--Trey, WN4KKN/5 in Texas in a former life
>From Randy Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jun 7 03:23:14 1995
From: Randy Thompson <email@example.com> (Randy Thompson)
Subject: CAC Input DX Contest
On Tue, 6 Jun 1995, k3lr wrote:
> Your ARRL division representative of the ARRL Contest Advisory
> Committee (CAC) is looking for your input on the following topic
> that will be voted on soon:
> Do you think the ARRL DX Contest would benefit from allowing
> Contest Expeditions to DX locations to count for USA/ VE
> club scores in the medium and large club size?
> How would you suggest scores from DX multiops be divided
> among several clubs?
> What about the 160 and 10 meter contests? Would you suggest
> that Contest Expeditions to DX locations count for club
Currently, the identical club competition rules apply across all of the
ARRL contests (160 meters to UHF). I believe this should continue.
Therefore, you are really asking if we should eliminate the 175
mile circle (i.e., by allowing contest expeditions).
I am in favor of this. A member of a club, who meets the current
requirement of two meetings per year, is still a member of that club
regardless of where they may operate from. Whether it is going from W1
to VP2 for the DX Contest, or from W1 to W6 for a VHF contest, the score
should be allowed to apply for the operator's club.
I would not like to see the club competition rules modified for each
contest. This makes it more confusing and will require even more rules
(rules to fix the rules for each contest). In addition, you would then
be required to further modify those rules about the owner of the station
also being a club member, the above mentioned 175 mile circle rule, etc.
When this subject came up at the YCCC meeting this past weekend, the
feeling was very much against allowing DXpeditions to count for club
scores. However, I believe this opinion was strictly a selfish one as
the YCCC is not known for large numbers of expeditions. Plus, the
discussion was specifically focused on the DX contest and did not
consider the impact on other contests.
Tim, thanks for making everyone aware of subjects the CAC has under
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
>From RADIOCLUB_T91ENS@ZAMIR-SA.ZTN.APC.ORG (RADIO CLUB "NOVO SARAJEVO"1ENS)
>Tue Jun 6 08:42:01 1995
From: RADIOCLUB_T91ENS@ZAMIR-SA.ZTN.APC.ORG (RADIO CLUB "NOVO SARAJEVO"1ENS)
(RADIO CLUB "NOVO SARAJEVO"1ENS)
Subject: T91ENS WPX Contest Score
Here is T91ENS WPX score. We can not make worst than this...
Band QSO Pts mults
160 0 0 0
80 0 0 0
40 0 0 0
20 0 0 0
15 0 0 0
10 0 0 0
Total 0 points
Equipment : KENWOOD TS-440S AT
AT286 & CT 6.26
Antennas : 160m : 1/4 wave sloper - west @ 25m
: 1/4 wave sloper - east @ 25m
80m : 2el. delta loop - west @ 35m
: Horizontal delta loop - Europe @ 25m
40m : Oblong -east/west @ 20m
20m : 3el. tribander @ 35m
15m : 3el. monobander @ 30m
3el. tribander @ 35m
10m : 3el. tribander @ 35m
Operators : Boris T94EU
Our special thanks going to : ELEKTROPRIVREDA BIH (Bosnian power company)
T9MURPHY who join us again after 6 months
Friday 1130UTC : Whole city lose electricity. There is not reason to worry
becouse similar things is happens quite often here.
Friday 1500UTC : Electricity is not comming. Get promise from power
company that we will get it before start of contest.
Friday 1815UTC : 60mm shell cut the telephone wire. Now we are not able
to call Power company. Only way for the communications
is 2m handy.
Friday 2200UTC : It is only few hours before start of contest. We are turn
on all light switches into the club and go to sleep.
Saturday 0600UTC : Nothing yet. It is time to go home for the regular
Saturday 1300UTC : Buildings few blocks away get the power. People from the
Power Company stated that is mistake. Lucky (????) OM
T92A make about 90 QSOs.
Saturday 2100UTC : Some blocks 2 km away get the electricity. It is to late
to found someone awake on 2m to call a Power Company.
Again going to sleep with hope.
Sunday 0700UTC : Contest is over for T91ENS. Another breakfast in home.
Sunday 1600UTC : T95MVZ & T95MBB came into club with INFO that they has
electricity from Friday 1500UTC to Sunday 0700UTC. Our
anger against Power Company is stronger than ever.
Sunday 2130UTC : Third night into club. Get to sleep without any hope.:-(
T91ENS Contest Crew
>From Silvergran Jonathan, SEME" <L.J.Silvergran@telub.se Wed Jun 7 07:57:00
From: Silvergran Jonathan, SEME" <L.J.Silvergran@telub.se (Silvergran Jonathan,
Subject: A final reminder - TOEC WW GRID CONTEST
The SSB part of the contest is held this weekend 12-12z.
Please refer to my previous postings if you have missed
the rules, or drop me a message and I will send a copy.
73 and good luck
Jonathan "Jon" Silvergran, SM3OJR
Contest manager - TOEC (Top Of Europe Contesters)
** Check out the TOEC WW Grid Contest in June and August!! **
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Packet: email@example.com
Snail : Box 2063, S-83102 OSTERSUND, Sweden
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Walt Deemer) Wed Jun 7 00:51:45 1995
From: email@example.com (Walt Deemer) (Walt Deemer)
Subject: A Contester's Prayer
Bob Enberg, of Anchorage, Alaska, recently asked those on the reflector
for some advice re tower cement, then added:
>Oh, BTW, I will answer contest calls once the tower is up.
"Please, Dear Lord, be with Bob as he installs his tower and antennas
-- and, also, please remind him of his promise just prior to the CW
Sweepstakes in November. Thank You."
...de Walt, AC1O, and Jim, K1ZX (who both worked 76 sections and a zillion
KL7's in the 1994 SS -- but who both came up short on an actual AK
>From Bruce Strong <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Jun 7 10:42:42 1995
From: Bruce Strong <email@example.com> (Bruce Strong)
Subject: Tejas Towers
On Tue, 6 Jun 1995, Steve Sacco wrote:
> On the OTHER hand, this must be a TERRIBLY boring thread for our non-U.S.
> brothers and sisters, so I'll end now.
> Back to soldering cables...
> Steve KC2X
> Narcoosee, Florida, U.S.A.
Well, if you guys think it is expensive to have a tower sent
to you, try it over here! Anyone care to calculate the air
In fairness, the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand was the
lucky recipient of a tower from VOA a few years ago. It was
due for replacement so they gave it to RAST. It is my
understanding that all RAST had to do was pay the frieght
from Udon Thani to Bangkok. Very inexpensive compared to