NA QSO SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 05-Aug-95, 06-Aug-95
Callsign Used : AE2T
Operator : AE2T
Category : Single Op CW
Default Exchange : AL NY
Hours of Operation : 8.0
Name : Albert Gritzmacher
Address : 92 Saxton St.
City/State/Zip : Lockport NY 14094
Country : United States
Team/Club : none
Rig : TS-850SAT, 150w
Computer : 486DX-100 using TRLog
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Ant
80CW 83 83 83 28 Dipole @ 40'
40CW 79 79 79 34 Inv. Vee @ 40'
20CW 74 74 74 29 A3S @ 45'
15CW 39 39 39 14 "
10CW 12 12 12 8 "
Totals 287 287 287 113
Final Score = 32431 points.
Took a break for a family gathering during the middle of the
contest. I still managed to get 8 hours in. I really enjoyed
this contest, as always. I tried to do a lot of checking all
the bands and managed to spread my QSO's out pretty well across
the bands. Followed VE5MX from 40 to 10 and worked him there
at 0426. I think he was surprised to hear NY at that hour.
I don't know if he ever got the station he was moving there.
Finally got to work him on 40 later. Worked a lot of the guys
on 4 or 5 bands, so it paid to move around. Band conditions
weren't great, but good enough to keep things interesting.
>From Mitch, WA4OSR" <firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Aug 7 04:44:03 1995
From: Mitch, WA4OSR" <email@example.com (Mitch, WA4OSR)
Subject: Windows 95
On Sat, 5 Aug 1995, Bill H Parry wrote:
> Have any of those who have had the opportunity to use the beta copy of
> Windows 95 tried it's compatibility with the various contest programs? I
> understand that there is no real DOS prompt in Windows 95 and that it may
> not like programs like CT. It would be good to know before installing
> Windows 95 on your computer!
> Bill, W5VX
wellllll, to make a long story short... i got hold of a *production* copy
of win95... loaded it on my main computer... it didn't like my
hardware... so it only took 4 tries to get past the hardware auto
probe... i experimented with changing the video resolution, and it *ate*
a file... then started complaining... i shelled out to dos (more or
less) to look for the file, and locked up and trashed my screen... only
solution was to reboot, which stops and complains of the *missing*
file... exiting to 'dos' was permanently broke... locked the machine and
trashed the screen... *but*, uninstall worked perfectly!!!
then... a glutton for punishment, i tried to load it on my secondary
machine... it locked up at the 'getting ready to run win95 for the first
time' screen... again, *uninstall* worked perfectly...
i'm not sure that win95 is ready for prime time...
>From Ray Rocker <firstname.lastname@example.org> Mon Aug 7 04:58:18 1995
From: Ray Rocker <email@example.com> (Ray Rocker)
Subject: NAQP schtuff
WQ5L (Ray MS) SO/AB Broken FT-757GX, all band wire ant @25' ~8 hours
band qso mult
10 2 2 (5W)
15 29 20 (20W)
20 101 39 (100W)
40 132 37 "
80 54 25 "
all 318 x 123 = 39114
The tuning shaft on my rig has gotten so tight that the knob no longer
turns it. It just slips. Decided to give up a nice looking Saturday at
the beach to give it a shot anyway, using the up/down buttons on the
mic to tune. Sure makes S&Ping, uhh, different!
If that wasn't enough, as soon as I tried to key up on 10, the rig
made an awful howling noise and locked up. Keying up on 15 also produced
a horribly distorted signal. 20 and down worked, figured I'd stay there.
So, S&Ping my way up 20 with the handy-dandy scanning mic, as luck would
have it every other stn I worked wants to move me to 15. After about a
dozen apologetic "sri only QRV 20 and dwn" responses I tried again to make
something work on 15 and 10. Voila, could use 15 when I reduced the RF out
to 20W or so. On 10 managed to eek out 2 QSOs (K0RF, W1WEF) with maybe
5W out. Plenty of loud signals from all over though.
Did have fun CQing on 20 and 40, no lack of callers. Was running nicely
on 40 right up until 0600Z. Where was Michigan? Only one MI QSO out of 318,
weird. Nothing heard from ME, DE, WV, NE, ND, SD, MT.
Don't expect me on phone weekend, I suspect the beach may win out. 73,
Ray Rocker WQ5L (Whisper Quiet Five Lander?) firstname.lastname@example.org