Jim Reid asked:
> OK, I now have both PED and RUFZ files stored away in my
> util file. Also have replaced the original rufzfile.dta file
> with the new CT file, frp'd from maspar.maspar site per
> instructions by AD1C.
> Now, neither program will run. Upon asking rufz to go, it loads
> up a screen, and the computer hangs or freezws up, with a green
> screen, a few yellow lines, and a black 4 in the top left field outlined
> in green. Must re-set the computer to get out.
I had the same problem with RUFZ. The problem, as K2MM pointed out to
me, is that the file has only LF characters separating lines, not
CR/LF as MSDOS expects.
The way I fixed this was to edit the file on the PC using an ASCII
text editor (I used EMACS) and write it back out. You should see the
file size grow from about 150K to about 180K bytes. Then the file can
be properly read in by RUFZ.
Thursday (8/3) I will put a .ZIP file up on maspar.maspar.com which
will preserve the CR/LF in the lines.
The other alternative is to get the file from the ct-user EMAIL file
73 - Jim AD1C
>From Kenneth G. Kopp" <email@example.com Thu Aug 3 01:30:00 1995
From: Kenneth G. Kopp" <firstname.lastname@example.org (Kenneth G. Kopp)
Subject: Call phonetics
Guys, ya gotta admit that for a domestic voice contest,
Kilo Zero Porta Potty is hard to beat. Ya oughta hear
the giggling callers!
73! de Ken Kopp/K0PP
>From James White <email@example.com> Thu Aug 3 01:35:00 1995
From: James White <firstname.lastname@example.org> (James White)
Subject: Fwd: Youth
Bravo K3EST.....great idea.
Please forward any Florida replies to the Florida Contest Group, via:
Date: Wed Aug 2 23:22:41 1995
From: [user unknown]
EMS: INTERNET / MCI ID: 376-5414
TO: * James White / MCI ID: 649-2564
U-Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
If you are 25 or younger and into contesting, send a message to
K3EST@netcom.com to join the youth reflector of the CQ WW. About 20
fellow contesters are already on it.
>From email@example.com (Derek Wills) Thu Aug 3 05:22:54 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Subject: Call phonetics
This phonetics thread is getting very silly, I'm surprised
at grown people descending to such depths. There is just
too much frivolity here -
Aitch Aitch 5 Bortable Twelve
>From Larry Tyree <email@example.com> Thu Aug 3 06:18:16 1995
From: Larry Tyree <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Larry Tyree)
Subject: You thought that was silly
Well, K0 Porta Potty is good. BUT I was floored one time in the
Field Day when I was called by W6 Underwear on 75 phone. It took
several seconds to decide what his call was.
>From Matthew S. Trott" <email@example.com Thu Aug 3 06:24:00 1995
From: Matthew S. Trott" <firstname.lastname@example.org (Matthew S. Trott)
Subject: Best Call
Wasn't gonna let it out til I got my 610-V in the mail, but I'm going for
Are Are Seven Bubbleyou Guliet (@mcimail.com)
>From John C. Goller" <email@example.com Thu Aug 3 07:23:00 1995
From: John C. Goller" <firstname.lastname@example.org (John C. Goller)
Subject: FORCE 12
#1. I have a FORCE 12 EF-180 B/D thats an 80/75 meter Dipole.
#2. Just put it up.
#3. First QSO was 5A1A on 80 CW! ONE CALL!
guess that says it all for me! See you guys in the pileups this fall!
73 de JOHN K9UWA
>From Richard Riley #7122" <RRILEY%ESA.BITNET@listserv.gmd.de Thu Aug 3
From: Richard Riley #7122" <RRILEY%ESA.BITNET@listserv.gmd.de (Richard Riley
Subject: late IARU scores/Bar Quiz Trivia/tribanders
*** Resending note of 95-08-02 10:02
IARU HF Championship -- 1995
Call: TM1C (at F6CTT-Op.G0JFX) Country: France
Category: Single Operator/Mixed Mode
BAND QSO QSO-PTS PTS/Q ZONES HQ STNS
160 7 23 3.29 3 2
80 173 715 4.13 15 9
40 210 842 4.01 21 9
20 1523 6537 4.29 38 14
15 336 1324 3.94 24 13
10 129 499 3.87 11 9
Totals 2378 9940 4.18 112 56
Score: 1,669,920 points
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
FT 990 + TS450S
TL 922 + 3CX1000
5 el 10/15/20
2 el 40
Very similar to KF3P....too much fun on 20m meant the low bands were crammed in
to 4/5 hours...see 160m score! My first entry in this one, a smashin' contest!
The bad news: :-)
I spoke to HA0DU on Saturday, he reports that HA0MM (SO mixed) scored:
2.1 million from 2400 Qs and over 200 mults!
I'll be back!
To add to the Bar Quiz info GM4BAP has been providing recently...keep it up!
it's important to note that the "third party traffic" prefixes are restricted
for use by "clubs".
Thus G3PRC (Plymouth Radio Club) would sign GX3PRC if in England, GS3 -Scotland
Having said that,calls are readily available should a group wish to apply for a
"better call" as a club...(what constitutes a club?...dunno!).
G3MXJ,SXW & Co took advantage of this to get G0AAA and use the special prefixes
On the "which tribander" thread...TH7 vs KT34XA...at windy sites the TH series
send tremendous vibrations through the antennae and their supports due to their
rigidity...whereas the KT and others (40-2CD) seem to dissipate the forces
applied to them through flexing rather than transferring the energy.
Has anyone compared the mechanical life of two such antennae?
>From email@example.com (Alastair Beaton) Thu Aug 3 11:40:43 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Alastair Beaton) (Alastair Beaton)
Subject: Crank-up Towers, etc.
Steve, K0SF, and Dave, K6LL, made interesting points regarding the safety of
crank-up towers. In these parts, almost all ham towers are crank-up models,
either 60 or 80 feet. All the "tower tales" in magazines advocate using a
crank-down/tilt-over tower. Also, all the tower warnings concern climbing=20
(or, more particularly, falling).
None of this, however, takes into account how difficult (impossible) it is
to attach a large beam (or even a TH-3) to a tower when the head rests 8'
off the ground. A long ladder leant against the tower when it's cranked-down
but vertical works quite well.=20
Given that much (or all) of the weight of the tower is held by the winch
cables, catastrophic failure is only 12 strands away. When the tower was up
I usually slid a couple of pieces of 2" angle iron through the lattice close
to the base of each section. Not too elegant, but it might make a difference
if the cables go "ping".=20
The climate here can be fairly unforgiving, with strong winds (80mph+) and
rain, but I have never come across a crank-up tower "failing" providing that
it has a proper base and is regularly serviced (replace all the winch cables
every 3 years and keep everything smothered in grease).
The only "accident" I remember was when an "acquaintance" was given some
slightly twisted lattice sections, and "fixed" them using a blow-lamp and
some HD clamps. The integrity of the steel (and the zince coating) was
ruined, it became brittle, and one day... CRASH.=20
I don't have a tower at this QTH, so this is not a defensive statement!
P.S. On a different note, Richard G0JFX/F5VCO is right to mention that in
the UK we can hold as many calls as we can afford (=A315 pa) on behalf of
clubs and contest groups. This was even more prevalent 20 years ago, when
licence forfeiture was a high risk if you ran more than 10W on 160m (but my
dial lights run more than 10W, sir) or dared to own a Tempo 2002, and the
authorities were keen on spot-checks.=20
GM4BAP/GM4AZZ(Magnum CG)/GM3BSQ(Aberdeen ARS)/GM4CAN(CAN CG)/GM0FRT(Aberdeen
| Alastair J.S. Beaton |
| Tel: +44 1463 231197 |
| Fax: +44 1463 717854 |
>From Will Sill <email@example.com> Thu Aug 3 11:59:30 1995
From: Will Sill <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Will Sill)
Subject: Call phonetics
On Wed, 2 Aug 1995, Kenneth G. Kopp wrote:
> Guys, ya gotta admit that for a domestic voice contest,
> Kilo Zero Porta Potty is hard to beat. Ya oughta hear
> the giggling callers!
> 73! de Ken Kopp/K0PP
Yeh, many of us get a kick outa cute phonetics - but they are a collossal
pain in the butt sometimes - ESPECIALLY in a contest environment with QRM.
Imagine spending several minutes trying to dope out a cutesy-poo call,
only to find it's a dupe because the previous operator used ANOTHER
email@example.com - KD3XR
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (John Brosnahan) Thu Aug 3 14:40:46 1995
From: email@example.com (John Brosnahan) (John Brosnahan)
Subject: Crank-up Towers
The French word for "crank-up tower" is guillotine.
John Brosnahan W0UN
La Salle Research Corp 24115 WCR 40 La Salle, CO 80645 USA
>From TINE S50A <Tine.Brajnik@guest.arnes.si> Thu Aug 3 16:43:37 1995
From: TINE S50A <Tine.Brajnik@guest.arnes.si> (TINE S50A)
Subject: EU HFC
HI European contestors,
EUHF Championship is here. Cu all coming Saturday, Aug 5th from 10 to 22 UTC.
E U R O P E A N H F C H A M P I O N S H I P
EVERY YEAR FIRST SATURDAY IN AUGUST 10.00 - 22.00 UTC CW/SSB
1. OBJECTIVE: For European amateurs to contact other European amateurs
- to determine European HF champion. Only EU to EU contacts count.
Calling - CQ EU on CW and CQ EUROPE on SSB.
2. BANDS: All bands 1,8 through 28 MHz except for WARC bands. Avoid using
DX portions of the bands.
3. TYPE OF COMPETITION
Only single operator - all band category in three classes: CW only, SSB
only and CW/SSB. Only one signal allowed at any one time; the operator
can change bands or modes at any one time, CW contacts on the SSB
portion of the bands or vice versa are not allowed.The same station may
be worked on CW and on SSB on the same band. Cross band/mode contacts
are not permitted.
4. EXCHANGE: RST report (CW) or RS report (SSB) plus two digit number
designating to the last two digits of the year of operator's first license
(i.e. 57982 or 5982 means that operator obtain his first amateur radio
licence in the year 1982).
5. MULTIPLIER: A multiplier of one (1) for each different last two digit
numbers of received reports per band regardless of mode.
6. POINTS: Only contacts between European stations count for points and
multipliers. Contacts on SSB count one (1) point, contacts on CW count
two (2) points.
7. SCORING: The final score is the total sum of the QSO points from all bands
multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.
8. AWARDS: CW/SSB winner will be awarded with a cup and will be announced as
EUROPEAN HF CHAMPION for that year. Respectively, only CW and SSB winner
will become the CW and SSB HF EUROPEAN CHAMPION. Second and third places
will be awarded with plaques. Additionaly, first place certificates will be
awarded for winners in every participating country. Other special awards may
be given by the championship committee's decision. Persons or organizations
interested in sponsoring a trophy are encouraged to contact the address below.
To promote low power operations, stations with power output of 100W or less
will be marked regardless of the place or category.
9.NATIONAL COMPETITION: Separate list of national scores will be published.
Scores of all logs from one country will be summed for national list
regardless of clubs.
10. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:
a) all times must be in UTC
b) all sent and received exchanges are to be logged
c) indicate multiplier only first time it is worked on each band regardless
of the mode
d) logs must be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points and
multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown.
e) entrants are encouradged to send logs on disks. IBM MS-DOS compatible
disks are recommended. Logs should be submitted in ASCII.
f) use a separate sheet or file for each band
g) each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet (on a paper) showing
all scoring information,station description, contestant's name and address
in BLOCK letters and signed declaration that all contest rules and
regulations for amateur radio in the coutry of operation have been observed.
h) all entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical
list of calls worked) for each band.
i) unmarked duplicate contacts and broken calls penalty: up to 3%, three
(3) additional contacts removed; over 3% is grounds for possible
disqualification. Disqualification will occur with other violations of
11. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked NO LATER than August 31st of
that year. Indicate EU HF CHAMPIONSHIP on envelope. Logs should be sent to:
SLOVENIA CONTEST CLUB, SAVELJSKA 50, 61113 LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
Slovenia contest club
>From David C. Patton" <firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Aug 3 14:58:10 1995
From: David C. Patton" <email@example.com (David C. Patton)
Subject: Phonetic silliness
Mark stumped me once with "At Gnat Nine At"
Say that fast.
73, dave, WX3N
Oh yea, when I was WO0G (a dit, followed by twelve dahs and a dit) I
would answer CQs by stringing the above together at 45 wpm with no
breaks between characters. The guys who figured it out the first
time? K1AR and N5RZ. No wonder they win so often! I think KR0Y may
have gotten it pretty quick too.
>From terry arthur posey <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Aug 3 15:34:50 1995
From: terry arthur posey <email@example.com> (terry arthur posey)
Subject: WAE-CW-1994 Multi-Single Scores
>From the WAEDC Results 1994/Rules 1995 magazine compiled by DL2DN:
TOP SIX MULTI OP - SINGLE TRANSMITTER:
Also, All Time Record Table lists KC1XX as multi/single cw dx record
holder with a 1993 score of 1,808,352. The table should have listed C4C
with a new record 1994 score of 2,108,204.
73, Terry N4KT, op C4C
>From Steve Merchant <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Aug 3 15:32:23 1995
From: Steve Merchant <email@example.com> (Steve Merchant)
Subject: Exotic Apparatus
Does anyone have a reliable source for ceramic feedthrough insulators
(beehives)? I'm building a CONTEST antenna using 450 ohm ladder line.
E-mail direct to address below, thanks.
73, Steve N4TQO