N5RZ NAQP SSB Aug 19-20, 1995 Name: Gator QTH: TX
BAND Raw QSOs Mults
160SSB 3 3
80SSB 36 14
40SSB 162 43
20SSB 325 51
15SSB 0 0
10SSB 2 2
Totals 528 113 = 59,664 4.5 hours operating time
This was a bit of fun. Some incredible rates - guess being "fresh meat"
helps! Too bad the station wasn't put together! Was working on my EME
switching when the contest started & just listened to some loud sigs on 10M,
but didn't tune much. I have my WX0B switch box down now, so hooked the TH6
Stack together (105' over 65') with a T-connector & connected to one port of
the switchbox, and the KT34XA at 75' on a separate tower to another port.
The match was good so I put the high TH6 at 300 deg, low fixed at 45 deg &
XA about 80 deg. No switching was hooked up, so all three antennas were
First hour on 20M was 143, then QRT for chores; the antenna spray really
seemed to keep the freq clear & my 150W felt real loud! . Back on to the 20M
bottomless pit late afternoon with continued good rate,0 then QRT agn for
XYL's spaghetti dinner (MMMMMM). Went to 40M about 30 min. B4 sunset with
402CD @ 112' to NE. First hour there was 126.
CQ'ed occaissionally on 10M & 15M but no activity when I tried.
Made all 80M & 160M qso's with 80M sloper system tuned for CW. SWR about 6:1
on 3.820 & unmentionable on 160M - N0AXL & KK9V have GOOD ears on top band!!
Had to call VZL for several minutes to get his attention on that band & he
is only 200 miles away!! Hmmmmm maybe this phone contesting ain't so bad
---- HUSH!!! CU in the code sprint & on the moon!!
73, Gator N5RZ ---------------------------;--;<< N5RZ@aol.com
>From Martin Durham <MDurham+aENG%EFJohnson@mcimail.com> Tue Aug 22 21:29:00
From: Martin Durham <MDurham+aENG%EFJohnson@mcimail.com> (Martin Durham)
>From email@example.com (John Brosnahan) Tue Aug 22 22:06:03 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Brosnahan) (John Brosnahan)
Subject: Integrated Rig and PC by Steve Runyon WQ5G
>Bill's right, this could be designed and built today!
Actually, Comer Communications sold a number of these rigs at Dayton this
year. Their ISA card for a PC when combined with an appropriate sound card
is a complete 450 KHz to 30 MHz transceiver. The software provides an
emulation of a transceiver front panel under Windows. While the output is
only 0.1 mW on transmit it does provide a glimpse of one possible future. I
find the controls to be very counter-intuitive but maybe I am becomming an
Comer Communications 619-599-0476
(No involvement with the company -- only a customer who thinks it might make
a good basis for an ionosonde-(-doesn't every good contest station have
their own ionosonde?))
John Brosnahan W0UN
La Salle Research Corp 24115 WCR 40 La Salle, CO 80645 USA
>From Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008 <email@example.com> Tue Aug 22
From: Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008 <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Steve Runyon WQ5G
Subject: Force12 Email Address
Natan, W6XR/2, responded to my query for the new email address
for Force12. I had quite a few requests to pass it along, and
figured this would be of interest to others as well. Here it is:
>From email@example.com (Kris I. Mraz) Tue Aug 22 22:20:14 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kris I. Mraz) (Kris I. Mraz)
Subject: Modelling & reality
Working without benefit of an antenna modelling program, I had assumed
that stacked yagis produces a lower radiation angle than either of the
yagis individually. Now that I've been toying with YTAD this program
predicts that there will be no change in the radiation angle. (I am
modelling over flat terrain). Is this what other programs like
ELNEC/EZNEC or YO predict?