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MASTER.DTA file for RUFZ available!

Subject: MASTER.DTA file for RUFZ available!
From: reisert@eng.pko.dec.com (reisert@eng.pko.dec.com)
Date: Wed Aug 2 10:47:55 1995
You can now FTP the file from:


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To:  cq-contest@TGV.COM
Subject:  MASTER.DTA file for RUFZ available!
From:  reisert@eng.pko.dec.com

I have converted the November, 1994 MASTER.DTA file to RUFZ format.

To get the file, send a message to ct-user-REQUEST@eng.pko.dec.com

In the body of the message put the single line:

GET rufzfile.dta

The file has 25115 callsigns, including USA and JA.  The total file length is 
158,568 bytes.  If someone wants to host the file for anonymous FTP, please 
send EMAIL to me.

73 - Jim Reisert AD1C

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>From Douglas S. Zwiebel" <0006489207@mcimail.com  Wed Aug  2 14:54:00 1995
From: Douglas S. Zwiebel" <0006489207@mcimail.com (Douglas S. Zwiebel)
Subject: filters-another perspective
Message-ID: <23950802135432/0006489207PK5EM@MCIMAIL.COM>

Hi all.  I would like to add to the FILTER discussion.  About 10
years ago, I was also interested in "upgrading" my rig with new
filters.  I already both 500's from Kenwood, but had heard lots
about the IRC/FT stuff.  I put out a BROADCAST request on packet
and received a TON of replies, the vast majority of which JUST
LOVED the new filters.  But some of the comments were negative.
I decided to categorize the replies and see if anything would
show up, and something did.  I made one group for guys who I either
recognized as competent contesters or who had placed in the top
ten in their category in the last couple of years, and the other
group was everyone else.  Doing that, my result flip-flopped.  Most
said that the filters were NOT worth it, didn't buy enough, or mostly,
didn't buy anything!
And here's a reply (I don't know if it will still apply today) that I
will NEVER forget from one of greatest and technically adept contesters
I knew/know.  It came from K1GQ.  He said that he had tried the filters
and actually took them out and didn't use them.  He went back to stock
filters.  He claimed that while the specs on the filters THEMSELVES 
looked great, they fell apart when inserted into the circuit.  He blamed
the mounting and installation method of the source of the problem.  He
felt that the new filters, mounted with long runs of 174u were very, very
leaky.  So much so, that they defeated the whole purpose of putting in
new filters.  
Another negative comment came from W2GD, who felt that with the VBT or
slope tuning, that not much at all was gained.  And so it went for other
comments from my "known" group.
Just remember, "one man's ceiling is another man's floor."
de Doug   KR2Q@mcimail.com

>From James Brooks" <9v1yc@equator.lugs.po.my  Wed Aug  2 13:38:56 1995
From: James Brooks" <9v1yc@equator.lugs.po.my (James Brooks)
Subject: 2nd Asia-Pacific Sprint
Message-ID: <301f63d3.equator@equator.lugs.po.my>

2nd Asia-Pacific Sprint

Objective:   "To work as many stations within the defined Asia-Pacific region
              within the 2 hour time limit. Only QSO's with at least one or 
              both of the stations being from the Asia-Pacific region 
              count for points"

Winners:    Each DXCC country, continent plus one overall.  
            Winners receive a cool Asia-Pacific contest T-shirt.

Time:  1230-1430 UTC

1.  Bands  20m & 40m
2.  Mode  CW
3.  Power limit: 150W output
4.  Category: Single op, Single radio.
5.  Exchange:  RST + Serial # beginning with 001
6.  Points: 1 point/QSO with each station in Asia Pacific region.
7   Dupes:  Same station can be worked only once on the same band.
8.  Mults:  1 mult/prefix (once only - not once per band) (WPX rules)
9.  CQ'er QSY's at least 1 KHZ after a QSO.   <-  IMPORTANT!
10. Final Score:  Points x Mults  

Asia-Pacific countries for this contest:  
(coutries from Asia side Pacific Rim to 180 degrees)

3D2(all), 1S/9M0, 9M2, 9M6/8, 9V, BV, BY, C2, DU, FK8, FW, H4, HL, 
HS, JA, JD1/Ogasawara, JD1/Marcus, KC6 (Belau), KH2, KH9, KH0, P29, 
T2, T30, T33, UA0, V6/KC6, V7, V85, VK1-9(all except VK9X & VK9Y), 
VS6, XU, XV/3W, XX9, YB, YJ, ZL(all except Chatham & Kermadec), 

Results posted to: CQ-CONTEST@TGV.com, AP-SPRINT@dumpty.go.jp and
                   (hopefully) NCJ.

Rules and results will be distributed by the automated info-server.
Send a request mail to: info-contest@dumpty.nal.go.jp
with the command in the body:  #get ap-sprint.rule

All logs must contain complete QSO information plus a summary sheet
and your T-shirt size.

Japan Logs:

Post:   Tack Kumagai, P O BOX 22, 
        Mitaka, Tokyo 181, JAPAN

Outside Japan:

Post:   James Brooks
        15 Balmoral Road #03-08
        Singapore 1025  SINGAPORE

Log deadline:  E-mail: 72 hours, Post: Postmarked by Oct 8

        Asia-Pacific Contest Electronic Log Submissions

Will gladly accept the electronic logs by email!
The log & summary sheet must be in the ASCII format. (No binary
files please)

Please send your Elec-log to: 9v1yc@equator.lugs.po.my

Sample Summary Sheet
                      ASIA PACIFIC CW SPRINT CONTEST


BAND    QSOs     POINTs     PREFIXES    



NAME                    CALL
City   :
Postal Code:

Sample Log

Any ASCII file output from CT/TRLOG/NA/ZLOG etc logging software 
will be accepted.  

                                   SENT     RCVD    MULT
20   09/30/95  1310    JE1CKA      599001   59917   JE1   1
40   09/30/95  1312    9V1YC       599002   59916   9V1   1
40   09/30/95  1316    VS6BG       599003   59922   VS6   1
20   09/30/95  1317    JE1JKL      599004   59931         1

| 9v1yc@equator.lugs.po.my  |

>From SELBREDE%ARIA-2.EDW@mhs.elan.af.mil (Bob Selbrede)  Tue Aug  1 21:05:00 
From: SELBREDE%ARIA-2.EDW@mhs.elan.af.mil (Bob Selbrede) (Bob Selbrede)
Subject: August 95 NAQP Announcement
References: <8514053002A1D0D1@-SMF->
Message-ID: <12F51D3001A1D0D1@-SMF->

NAQP CW THIS SATURDAY!  Remember to get your CW and SSB teams pre-registered 
before the start of the contest.  E-Mail team rosters to me at this address 
or to W9NQ@AOL.COM.

73 de W9NQ

                  Aug 1995 North American QSO Party Rules

1) Eligibility: Any licensed radio amateur may enter.

2) Object: To work as many North American stations (and/or other stations if
you are in North America) as possible during the contest period.

3) Entry Classification:  Single Operator and Multioperator, Two
Transmitter.  Multioperator stations shall keep a separate log for each
transmitter.  Multioperator stations must have at least 10 minutes between
band changes.  Use of helpers or spotting nets by single operator entries is
not permitted. Single operator entrants may only have one transmitted signal
at a time. Output power must be limited to 150 watts for eligible entries.

4) Contest periods:

    CW: 1800 UTC August 5 to 0600 UTC August 6, 1995
    SSB: 1800 UTC August 19 to 0600 UTC August 20, 1995

Multioperator stations may operate for the entire 12 hour period.  Single 
operator stations may operate 10 out of 12 hours.  Off times must be at 
least 30 minutes in length and must be clearly marked in the log.

5) Mode: CW only in CW parties.  Phone only in Phone parties.

6) Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters only.  You may work a station 
once per band.  Suggested frequencies are 1815, 3535, 7035, 14035, 21035 and
28.035 (20 KHz up from band edge for Novice) on CW, and 1865, 3850, 7225,
14250, 21300 and 28.600 (28.450 Novice) on phone.  Try 10m at 1900Z and
2000Z 15 at 1930Z and 2030Z and 160m at 0430Z and 0530Z.

7) Exchange: Operator name and station location (state, province or

8) Valid Contact:  A valid contact consists of a complete, correctly copied
and legibly logged two-way exchange between a North American station and
another station.  Proper logging requires including the time of each
contact.  Regardless of the number of licensed call signs issued to a given
operator, one and only one call sign shall be utilized during the contest by
that operator.

9) North American Station: Defined by the rules of the CQWW DX Contests with
the addition of KH6.

10) Scoring: Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of the number of
multipliers worked on each band.  Multipliers are states (including KH6 and
KL7), Canadian Provinces ( Canadian multipliers are: British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova
Scotia, PEI, Labrador, Yukon, and NWT) and other North American countries
(do not count USA, Canada, KH6, or KL7 as countries).  Non-North American
countries do not count as multipliers, but may be worked for QSO credit.

11) Reporting:  Send North American QSO Party CW logs to Bob Selbrede W9NQ,
6200 Natoma Ave, Mojave, CA. 93501.  Send SSB logs to Steve Merchant N4TQO,
1795 Cravens Lane, Carpenteria, CA. 93013.  Entries must be postmarked not
later than 30 days after the party to be eligible for trophies and awards.
An proper entry consists of (1) a summary sheet showing the number of
valid contacts and multipliers by band, total contacts and multipliers,
total score, team name (if any), power output, name, call sign, and address
of the operator, station call sign and station location; (2) a complete
legible log of all contacts (including dupes marked as such) with indication
of multipliers claimed; (3) a separate check sheet for each band; and (4) a
list of all claimed multipliers worked on each band.  Logs, summary sheets
and check sheets may be home made or patterned after those published
periodically in the NCJ.  Logs may be submitted on disk in the form of files
generated by K8CC's NA program or MS-DOS ASCII files consisting of all
information in (1)-(4) above if generated from a program other than NA.  All
entries should include a written, signed statement of "Fair and Ethical

12) Team Competition: Team competition is limited to a maximum of 5 single
operator stations as a single entry unit.  Groups having more than 5 members
may submit more than one team entry.  PRE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT:  To
qualify as a team entry, the name, call sign of each operator, and call sign
of the station operated should the operator be a guest at a station other
than his own (e.g. W6UE op by WA6OTU) must be registered with W9NQ.  The 
registration information must be in written or telegraphic form and must be
received before the start of the NAQP.  There are neither distance nor
meeting requirements for a team entry.  The only requirement is
pre-registration of the team.

13) Penalties and Disqualification's:  For each unmarked duplicate QSO, you
lose that contact plus an additional three contacts; for each QSO for which
you are not in the other stations log, you lose that QSO plus an additional
one contact; and for each QSO for which the log data is incorrectly copied
in any respect, you lose that contact.  Entries with score reductions
greater than 5 % will be disqualified.  Any entry may be disqualified for
illegibility, illegal or non-ethical operation.  Such qualification is at
the discretion of the NCJ Contest Review Committee.

14) Awards: A total of five plaques will be awarded for the high score in
each of the following categories:

     - Single operator CW
     - Single operator Phone
     - Multioperator CW
     - Multioperator Phone
     - Single operator combined score

Certificates of merit will be awarded to the highest scoring entrant with at
least 200 QSO's from each State, Province, and North American Country.

>From dnorris@gn2.getnet.com (Dean Norris)  Wed Aug  2 15:31:07 1995
From: dnorris@gn2.getnet.com (Dean Norris) (Dean Norris)
Subject: Good Callsigns
Message-ID: <199508021432.HAA27700@gn2.getnet.com>

>Trey's callsign is particularly memorable on ssb:
>                                                     John, NT5C.

I used to have the call 

"Whiskey too Gnome Pneumatic Aetna"

/   ditdahdude               K7NO     /
/ dnorris@getnet.com - 71572.2126 CIS /
/ __________________________________  /

>From jholly@hposl62.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback)  Wed Aug  2 15:45:26 1995
From: jholly@hposl62.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback) (Jim Hollenback)
Subject: 2) IRC
References: <9508020019.1ocx@sunken.gate.net>
Message-ID: <9508020745.ZM23361@hpwsmjh1.cup.hp.com>

On Aug 1,  7:19pm, Walt Deemer wrote:
> Subject: 1) WN4KKN 2) IRC
>> On another subject: As of this writing (2200Z), Hurricane Erin is bearing 
> down on South-Central Florida.  The latest forecast track on West Palm 
> Beach's Channel 5, using a big-scale map, shows the storm passing *right 
> over* International Radio and Computers.  (Honest!!  IRC is located 3 
> miles south of Fort Pierce, Florida.) 
> Is this Divine Retribution?  Is it IRC's new Super-Fast Delivery 
> System for Long-Delayed Orders?  Or -- ? 

no, it is an excellent excuse for why Garry's filters won't show up for 
the next couple months. Save your dime Garry, you'll be waiting a couple more
months yet.

73, Jim, WA6SDM

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