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N8AAT NAQP SSB results(?)

Subject: N8AAT NAQP SSB results(?)
Date: Sun Aug 20 12:51:05 1995
Ugh. My logging program says "Room for 9008 more QSOs!" Caught a bug, the
non-Vibroplex kind. It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "running

Results (5 hrs. +/-):

160     0       0       0       Gap vertical
 75    11      8        0       "
 40    27      17       0       In. Vee at 40 ft.
 20    45      19       0       KT-34A at 45 ft.
 15     9       4       0       "
 10     0       0       0       "

Tot:   92      48       0 = 4,416

Lots of fun despite the problems. Looking forward to better condx all around
the next time.

Joe Feustle, N8AAT (Toledo, Ohio)

>From De Syam <syam@Glue.umd.edu>  Sun Aug 20 17:15:58 1995
From: De Syam <syam@Glue.umd.edu> (De Syam)
Subject: New Radios
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950820121054.1249B-100000@espresso.eng.umd.edu>

On Sat, 19 Aug 1995, H. Ward Silver wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Aug 1995, Jeff Singer wrote:
> >    As long as they're bringing out this new generation of radios, why 
> > don't they do something really elegant: Eliminate half the buttons, 
> > switches, knobs, etc.
> Right on the money, Jeff!  The basic radio hasn't changed since the 20's. 

Precisely why I hang on to my trusty TS-830-S!   I have two spares, one 
for use if the main unit fails, and one for cannibalizing, since it's 
hard to get some of the parts these days.  And if the frequency gets 
really rough, I can bring on-line my R4C with all the Sherwood mods.  Now 
who really needs anything else but this combo?!!

                                          Very 73,

                                      Fred Laun, K3ZO

>From Jeff Singer <k0od@MO.NET>  Sun Aug 20 17:46:20 1995
From: Jeff Singer <k0od@MO.NET> (Jeff Singer)
Subject: Re-New Radios (S-Meters)
Message-ID: <199508201646.LAA22013@Walden.MO.NET>

    The thing I (and Heather) would most like to see in a new (Contest) 
radio would be a precision signal strength meter. If they can have 
freqency readout to 10 hz or less, why can't they make an S-meter (or 
microvolt meter or whatever) that really means something? 
    If all S-meters read identically, then comparison reports would be 
more meaningful. A calibrated S-meter would also be a valuable antenna 
test instrument. (imagine all the A/B testing we'd have on 75-Meters, 
with precision S-meters!) 
    How do high-end commercial/government receivers indicate signal 
strength? Would it be expensive to include better metering in ham 
equipment?  Also, isn't it about time to replace the 1930-vintage S-Unit 
with something more modern?
    One problem: it would be a lot tougher to count out a signal report 
in microvolts.  

        "If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they...?"

       Jeff K0OD  St. Louis, MO  USA
            e-mail:   k0od@mo.net

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