Subject: re: Re: Good Callsigns *or* Creative Callsign Contest
other folks mention calls like:
> WAXAHACHIE NICARAGUA FOUR KNICKERBOCKER KNICKERBOCKER NICARAGUA
> "Whiskey too Gnome Pneumatic Aetna"
I think it would be fun to have a Creative Callsign Contest on the air.
No multipliers. Object is to fool the other guy. You'd have to use
phonetics that are actual words in the English language (apologies to
non-English speaking countries - you can arrange your own contest if
you wish :-) . No one would actually know their score until the log-
checkers run the submitted logs through their software. You would get
points for every time someone busts your call. If they get your call
right, no points. And as long as we're being silly, I guess the whole
contest should take place between 14225 and 14235.
(I wonder if Derek already thought of this one?)
73, Dave Won-Double-5-Nine <email@example.com>
>From David O. Hachadorian" <firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Aug 2 16:19:35 1995
From: David O. Hachadorian" <email@example.com (David O. Hachadorian)
Subject: Callsigns / KLM plastic
John, NT5C, mentioned that KLM KT34-XA plastic parts were
susceptible to damage from sunlight.
This is definitely true for the original plastic caps (40 of them)
which go on the ends of the trap capacitors. Mine failed after
two years here in the sunlight capital of the world, Yuma,
Arizona. They were light green, almost white. I obtained a
replacement set from KLM about seven years ago, and they have
so far shown no signs of deterioration. My replacement caps are
dark green. There are even more recent versions of these caps,
and I presume they are as good or better than my dark green ones
with respect to UV resistance. No other problems to report with
that antenna, but, other than UV, Yuma is a benign environment for
antennas. I still believe that the combination of a KT34-XA,
40-2CD, T2X, and half sloper is a relatively inexpensive, easily
reproducible, "magic bullet" solution to contesting on the five
On a totally different subject, the recent thread on callsigns
brings to mind a memorable incident which I overheard in the
CQWW SSB contest about 20 years ago:
rare dx: QRZ?
huge pileup: mumble mumble K7JCA
rare dx: QRZ?
huge pileup: mumble mumble K7 Juliet Charlie Alpha
rare dx: QRZ?
huge pileup: mumble mumble K7 JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY!
rare dx: K7JCA 59
Perhaps the secret is more the delivery, rather than the actual
73, Dave, K6LL
>From BILL FISHER" <BFISHER@concen.com Wed Aug 2 13:02:52 1995
From: BILL FISHER" <BFISHER@concen.com (BILL FISHER)
Subject: NAQP Team ??
If anyone needs 2 people for a team, let me know. I'll be QRV at the
somewhat still functional N4RJ.
>From yvk@WOLFE.net (John KE7V) Wed Aug 2 17:57:41 1995
From: yvk@WOLFE.net (John KE7V) (John KE7V)
thinking of K7SS old call of K7JCA made me recall a time when some of
the northwest boys were going up to VE7WJ for a WPX multi multi a few
years back. We all decided to get on 2 meters on the way up from Seattle.
Danny says qrz K-seven seven seven the answer to him was
N-seven zero zero followed by WA-seven one two three and finally
K-seven hundred ten zero chimed in. The 2 meter regulars told us
cbers to get off there repeater!
Cheers Johnny KE7V
>From Larry Tyree <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Aug 2 18:16:52 1995
From: Larry Tyree <email@example.com> (Larry Tyree)
Subject: More silly
One SS SSB from W6DGH (now N6AA) I was called by K Six Seven Eight Nine
Mobile Six (who is now K0RF).
Tree WB6ZVC (now N6TR)
>From Jerry Sidorov" <firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Aug 2 20:17:34 1995
From: Jerry Sidorov" <email@example.com (Jerry Sidorov)
Subject: MASTER.DTA file for RUFZ available!
I've got that rufzfile.dta and looked old style ex-USSR calls inside one.
Probably, it doesn't a matter, but does some irreality :).
The question is: does updated callsign base exist somewhere? If doesn't,
I can redo ex-USSR calls in there (sure, they'll be not existing calls
at all, but some ones will :).
> ------- Forwarded Message
> To: cq-contest@TGV.COM
> Subject: MASTER.DTA file for RUFZ available!
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 158,568 bytes. If someone wants to host the file for anonymous FTP, please
> send EMAIL to me.
> 73 - Jim Reisert AD1C
> ------- End of Forwarded Message
73, Jerry UA9AR.
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