That's a very interesting statistic about the 0 points qsos.
I made 1892 QSO in CW WPX
77 Q were 0 points,
from them - 30 were new Prefixes!
(less then 50% of 0 points qsos).
We in EU Russia have not too much prefixes but quite a lot of people
who make the contests just for fun and make dupes (0 poins).
To my mind if the qso was made it must have points because you lost time.
And changing qso point method for CQ WW or WPX Contests will not change
records much because allmost all World Records were made from Unique
Countries (so no 0 points qso).
The best qso point method would be 1-2-3 !!
May be i'm wrong but after talking to the other people in Russia there is
an appinion that this would increase activity from the countries like US or
161! Andy UA3DPX (UA3D)
>From Takao KUMAGAI <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Jun 8 13:18:44 1995
From: Takao KUMAGAI <email@example.com> (Takao KUMAGAI)
Subject: Contest info server/AA DX rule
AA DX CW contest will be held on the next weekend.
If you wish to have the AADX contest rule try the
contest-info server as follows run by JE1CKA.
mail body(don't forget to put "#" top of the line)
To all contest sponsors;
I can put your contest rules/results in my contest information
server. Please send any contest related information to
When I set the information at the server, I'll announce the
availability on this contest-reflector.
Your contribution will be appreciated.
Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
>From BILL FISHER" <BFISHER@CONCEN.COM Thu Jun 8 09:26:54 1995
From: BILL FISHER" <BFISHER@CONCEN.COM (BILL FISHER)
Subject: )0 points !
Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
>The best qso point method would be 1-2-3 !!
>May be i'm wrong but after talking to the other people in Russia there is
>an appinion that this would increase activity from the countries like US
>161! Andy UA3DPX (UA3D)
I think Andy is absolutely correct here. I'll bet there are a few out west who
would like to fill their logs with some points instead of hours of DXless 0
pointers. This type of rule change could only enhance the apeal of the contest.
Sure would be neat to see a W6 win a contest again too!
>From Sergei Kulyov <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Jun 8 14:25:59 1995
From: Sergei Kulyov <email@example.com> (Sergei Kulyov)
Subject: KP3/AA3BG WPX score
Andy, AA3BG (es RC2AR) asked to send his WPX results.
Lower power All bands
Points - 1.571.848
QSO - 1084
Mult - 488
Club: Russian Speaking Radio Club International
73! Sergei AA8OT, UA3AP
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Gary E Jones) Thu Jun 8 17:14:32 1995
From: email@example.com (Gary E Jones) (Gary E Jones)
Subject: CATV Hardline Quests.
I recently came into possession of a good deal of CATV hard line. I
believe it is known as "500" hardline, and is the air-type hardline
I think, that it is the aluminum outer jacket stuff that is hung on poles
rather than buried in the ground. Do any other contesters out there have
any experience with using this stuff to feed antennas either at HF or VHF
in a _contest_ station set up. A friend of mine (an engineer with the
Cable TV system here says, he wouldn't run any more than a hundred watts
or two through that stuff at VHF, and certainly no power at HF. I would
think that the stuff you be bullet proof at VHF and OK at HF. There is
larger stuff (major trunk lines, which is referred to as "700" which is
considerably stouter than the 500 and I can get it also, but I am looking
for contest station developers who have experience with "500". Have you
been able to run legal limit with this hardline?? Are there any problems
other than impedance problems which I know how to get around?? My buddy is
an engineer and he says the problem is the aluminum center conductor is
considerably less efficient than copper and that he would worry about
power issues. (TREY, notice I have already used the word "Contest" twice....)
I would appreciate hearing of experience with CATV line from other
contestors (that's three times....)
73 Gary W5VSZ
Direct E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
>From Tim Coad" <Tim_Coad@smtp.svl.trw.com Thu Jun 8 17:13:47 1995
From: Tim Coad" <Tim_Coad@smtp.svl.trw.com (Tim Coad)
Subject: VHF contest
Subject: Time:9:06 AM
Just a reminder to all the HF contesters ( real contesters :-) ) that this
weekend is the ARRL VHF contest. If your new HF radio has 6 mtrs on it, this
would be a good weekend to try it out.
Listen between 50.125 and 50.200 for activity after 1800 sat.
Tim - NU6S (I'll be in CM99)
>From Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd@CapAccess.org Thu Jun 8 17:54:05 1995
From: Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd@CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)
Subject: CATV Hardline Quests.
RE W5VSZ's query:
Many people use CATV hardline. It handles power better at HF than at
higher frequencies, though should be fine for all of them. W8ZD or some
call like that makes impedance transformers for something like $25/pair
that bring it down to 50 ohms at each end. If you can live with that
minor inconvenience, it'll probably work much better than RG-213, RG-8,
Rich Boyd KE3Q