A low tech solution is to sand the elements and let natural
atmosperic forces take over. Here in OHIO with acid rain-no need to
use acid or paint. Rough up the surface and let it weather and oxidize!
* W8CAR email@example.com *
* Dan Kovatch *
* Antennas are the key - BUT an ALPHA sure doesn't hurt! *
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR) Fri Aug 4 22:46:06 1995
From: email@example.com (Bill Coleman AA4LR) (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Subject: NON GLINT PAINT
>On Aug 4, 4:08pm, K8DO@aol.com wrote:
>> Subject: Re: NON GLINT PAINT
>> Hi Ron...
>> You will clean the aluminum with a phosphoric acid compound...
>This is probably some of the uglyest stuff around. If you really
>insist on using it MAKE SURE YOU WEAR VERY GOOD RUBBER GLOVES, GOGGLES,
>AND A GOOD RUBBER APRON. It can cause some very sever acid burns.
I was thinking about this, and usually the treatment of painting aircraft
aluminum is to strip, acid wash, alodyne, zinc chromate, prime, paint and
If the aluminum isn't too corroded (eg new antennas), you could probably
just skip to the zinc chromate step. This stuff is a flat green in color
and definitely non-glint. I don't know about its RF properties, but it
alone would make a pretty durable non-glint antenna paint. Something to
Bill Coleman, AA4LR Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quote: "The same light shines on vineyards that makes deserts." -- Steve
>From email@example.com (Scott Neader, KA9FOX) Fri Aug 4 23:07:40 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Neader, KA9FOX) (Scott Neader, KA9FOX)
Subject: NAQP teams
> I know you're busy getting married and stuff,
> but are there any Sultans teams for the cw
> weekend? Haven't seen any postings this time
> around. 73, Steve N4TQO email@example.com
We have a "bachelor party" CW team and a "wedding party" SSB team! Very
non-serious teams, as we will be busy partying instead of contesting. We
fully expect all QSOs (if any) to be made with key or mike in one hand and
a beer can in the other.
But thanks for asking. I'm sure the Sultan teams to be back in January!
73 - Scott
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>From Ed Gilbert <email@example.com> Fri Aug 4 23:32:03 1995
From: Ed Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Ed Gilbert)
Subject: naqp teams
Is anyone looking for another team member this weekend? I'm planning a
full effort and am unattached.
>From email@example.com (Bill Fisher) Sat Aug 5 02:04:40 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Fisher) (Bill Fisher)
Subject: NAQP tomorrow
I'm listening to 10m right now (8:00pm local). W1's, W2's, W3's, and more
coming in very well. Everyone check the band often and late. The band will
be open through the final hours of the contest. Don't have a cow if I ask
you to move to 10m at midnight!
15m is the same but to a lesser degree.
Bill Fisher, KM9P
-Testing service providers in my area... in case you wondering why all the
different email addresses!
BFISHER@CONCEN.COM - WORKS BEST
KM9P@AOL.COM - WORKS AT HOME
KM9P@IS.NET - "
KM9P@AKORN.NET - SOON.
>From Jeff Singer <k0od@MO.NET> Sat Aug 5 02:06:01 1995
From: Jeff Singer <k0od@MO.NET> (Jeff Singer)
Subject: What's a dbworth?
Articles often say that a mere db or two is not worth worrying
about. That sentiment even appears occasionally in postings on this
reflector. What is a single db--the basic molecule of a monster
signal--really worth to a contester?
Last year, I compared DX contest scores by power level: high, low and
I concluded that increasing the transmitted power level a single db might
increase a station's contest score by nearly 10%!
My study took into account that 1500 watt stations usually have
somewhat better antennas than 100 watters, which in turn probably have
more aluminum than QRP stations. I compared the highest QRP score with
the 3rd highest lowpower score and the 5th highest QRO score. I examined
USA scores for contests over a 5 or 6 year period. In every contest I
looked at, a single db was worth at least 6% improvement.
Note that I am talking about a db increase in transmitted power. A db
of antenna gain on transmit and receive should add more than 10%.
I played around researching this for an hour or two. Has anyone ever
done a real study of this topic?
Jeff K0OD St. Louis, MO USA
>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> Sat Aug 5 03:27:04 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Subject: reflector advertising
> I take exception to your "defense" of the C3 antenna on this forum;
> not because those wrongly accused shouldn't be given equal time,
> but because you are clearly taking that position not as an advocate,
> but as an advertiser.
I concur with KR2Q's assessment.
>From email@example.com (Barry Kutner) Fri Aug 4 21:04:21 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Subject: QSL comments
Got a kick out of a QSL rcvd from W8CNL for QSO with 9K2/N6BFM.
After the usual QSO data the card says:
Our QSO was NOT on a list or net. Tnx for using your full Callsign.
Barry N. Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
Newtown, PA Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
Packet Cluster: W2UP >WB2R (FRC)
>From Troy Majors <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sat Aug 5 03:47:23 1995
From: Troy Majors <email@example.com> (Troy Majors)
Subject: NCJ Back Issues
Anyone have any back issues of the
NCJ for the years 89 thru 93 that
they would like to part with?
I need scattered issues from these
73 Troy WI0R