>CW obsolete? The pilot rescued in Bosnia was found first
>by the AC-130 where his manual CW "Badger 52" was recognized as
>his unique, ( secret known only to him ) identifying signal, and not
>available automaticaly at the push of a button on his emergency
>73 and Aloha,
>Jim Reid, AH6NB (Happily retired on the Island of Kauai)
I don't think any CONTESTERS think CW is obsolete! :-)
(See you in VHF QSO Party from EN60, I hope!)
>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> Sun Jun 11 06:41:03 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Subject: IOTA vs 10-10 $
> I paid a grand total of $5 some years ago so as to get a 10-X number.
> I still have the number and have never paid them a penny since. At
> the time I thought it might be one of those "DXer's arsenal of weapons"
> things, where some rare DXer comes on and is only interested in
> collecting 10-X members' numbers.
I used to worry about this type of thing as well. What would happen
if you were operating CQWW SSB and you stumbled across a multiplier
who was only working people giving 10-X numbers? The most elegant
solution to this problem was offered by N5AU himself, who explained
that "our" 10-X number was 5904.
>From Doug Brandon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sun Jun 11 07:05:27 1995
From: Doug Brandon <email@example.com> (Doug Brandon)
Subject: Lost CQWW logs?
Does anybody have an email address where I can write to ask about
lost CQ-WW logs? I don't subscribe to the magazine, but a friend who
does and says my 94 CQ-WW CW log wasnt in the scores and would have
been #6 for 20M single band. My QSL sent with the log was returned
to confirm receipt. Guess I can be added to the list of logs "MIA".
73 de Doug NF6H
Doug Brandon firstname.lastname@example.org
>From Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd@CapAccess.org Sun Jun 11 14:06:48 1995
From: Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd@CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)
Subject: CW Obsolete?
I felt the recent CQ editorial speaking of the demise of CW based on the
Coast Guard dropping it as a communications mode was off base. A local
government employee who is in a position to know such things has strongly
assured us CW is still very much a part of the U.S. military plan and
there's nothing in the works to change that. By "local government
employee" I mean federal government employee who lives in our area.
Rich Boyd KE3Q