> Reading this I wondered why someone didn't measure tension by measuring
> the force required for a given perpendicular deflection of the wire
> under tension?
It seems to me that a widget to measure exactly that is made for tensioning the
standing rigging on sail boats. An old friend with a trailerable boat was
telling me about his aquisition of just such an instrument -- but I wasn't
listening very carefully... Any sailors out there want to comment?
73, Dave NG0X
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (John Unger) Wed Mar 13 20:24:26 1996
From: email@example.com (John Unger) (John Unger)
I recently tried to post a message to this list and was denied
access; I had to re-subscribe. Was it just me or is there a
more general problem?
73 - John, W3GOI
>From Gary Letchford <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thu Mar 14 02:15:52 1996
From: Gary Letchford <email@example.com> (Gary Letchford)
Subject: Status-KP5 Desecheo
Bob Liddy wrote:
> Sean & the multitude,
> I just don't get it. A handful of druggies (and supposedly some Haitian
> boat people, squatters, pirates, criminals, etc.) have taken over this piece
> of US territory and all the greatest power in the world can do is tell US
> citizens to stay away from there?????
> If this happened in Waco or Miami or Philadelphia or even LA (where
> become community Heroes) or Ruby Ridge, ID, the FBI and ATF and every other
> with a badge and a gun for a 100 mile radius would be in there within 24
> hours and
> the area would be leveled. So, here we have a lovely little island in the
> and we'll just look the other way? Wasn't it just a few years ago that
> about 100
> Cuban soldiers showed up on Grenada and the US military went in and cleaned
> How about when we went in to Panama to take out Noriega and his gang of
> buddies? So
> now we're talking about actual US soil and the situation is left to stand?
> Is it because it's an election year and no problems are to be created
> due to
> possible embarrassment? Is it because it's a place far removed from any
> population centers and thus no threat? Hey, this is a Wildlife Sanctuary -
> they're roasting Spotted Owls down there and getting away with it?
> Obviously, I just don't get it. Hey, we want KP5-Desecheo back right
> There are vital DX-peditions that need to be conducted! (hi hi)
> 73/DX, Bob - K8BL
> Bob Liddy
Just out of curiousity, are you any relation to Gordon Liddy?
>From Spike Lazar <firstname.lastname@example.org> Wed Mar 13 23:38:52 1996
From: Spike Lazar <email@example.com> (Spike Lazar)
At 11:22 AM 3/13/96 -0500, you wrote:
>In a message dated 96-03-12 21:21:15 EST, Skoch92707@AOL.COM writes:
>> After all, who else could possibly benefit from a private contest
>>but the "who's-who"? Will we finally find out who the best
>>contesters really are? Did we ever really care?
Your remarks could not justify an appropriate and proper response by
any normal person on this reflecter.
You owe an apology to all the participants in this contest, whether
operating from SF or all over this planet. We honor the ones chosen
and they respect their fellow peers who will show up to make this a
Your remarks really urinated me, and possibly many others. I don't know
where your coming from, but I know where your going. You will pretend
your the Emperer of Ethiopia, then you will take a tube of Highly Silastic
and rub it all over your body, whence you will return to "YOUR ROOM"
at AOL, and stick yourself to the wall!
Dr. Bafoofnik **** (call witheld by reason of insanity)
>From Swanson, Glenn, KB1GW" <firstname.lastname@example.org Thu Mar 14 00:01:00 1996
From: Swanson, Glenn, KB1GW" <email@example.com (Swanson, Glenn, KB1GW)
Subject: Is it me, or...
Is this reflector getting to the point where it resembles...
Lets see, we've had talk of (non-radio-related) government policy,
and "shots taken" at the WRTC. What's next: No-code pros and cons?
Come-on folks, this is the CONTEST REFLECTOR, remember?
("Can't we all just get along?")
And talk about contesting--which we all (hopefully) care about!
Sincere 73, KB1GW