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AL-811 + TS140 + 1000MP ??

Subject: AL-811 + TS140 + 1000MP ??
From: py2ny@SP-gw.ampr.org (py2ny@SP-gw.ampr.org)
Date: Fri May 3 05:51:57 1996
Is AL-811 a good (simple, of course!!) amplifier for use with TS 140 S and even
with FT 1000 MP? I'm thinking to buy during Hamvention... Tnx fer any info..
PY2NY - Vitor

>From Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole@ripco.com>  Fri May  3 16:32:33 1996
From: Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole@ripco.com> (Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY)
Subject: Bulkhead Construction
References: <199605022004.QAA23014@crystal.palace.net>
Message-ID: <318A2711.7D3E@ripco.com>

Walt Kornienko wrote:
> I'm in the process of making my station conform to the current
> National Elecrical Code (NEC).  One of the requirements is to
> have ALL conductors entering/exiting the equipment room (shack)
> pass thru a properly grounded bulkhead panel.

Yep.  I used aluminium for my bulkhead, but the idea is the same.  I 
also have the electric company service drop ground and the teleco ground 
bonded to the same bulkhead as I'm lucky enough to have both of them 
coming into the basement IN the shack.

> Any other suggestions as to how to provide adequate lightening 
> protection for control cables would also be appreciated.

Here's what I did.

I found some small, waterproof metal boxes with removeable lids and 
mounted them OUTSIDE on the bulkhead.  I machined fairly large holes 
(3/4") in the bottom of these boxes and in the bulkhead itself to pass 
the cables through (I "gasketed" the interface between the box and 
bulkhead with GE RTV (the R E A L silicon sealer)).  Inside the box, I 
mounted terminal strips with MOV's to ground shunting the control lines. 
 Select the MOV's for whatever application is using the control line 
(120VAC - 12VDC - 28 VAC - ect).  I think I used 6500A units...whatever 
- the bulkhead is 125' of buried cable away from the tower base.

This method insures only protected wire runs will actually go BEYOND the 
bulkhead, which is the whole idea.

PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / WB9TIY / Society of Midwest Contesters
847-696-2828  FAX: 847-698-2045  e-mail: blckhole@ripco.com

>From Larry Tyree <tree@lady.blindchicken.com>  Fri May  3 16:48:28 1996
From: Larry Tyree <tree@lady.blindchicken.com> (Larry Tyree)
Subject: WANTED SprINT Logs
Message-ID: <199605031548.IAA24435@lady.blindchicken.com>

Here are some callsigns of people who have not yet sent in their 
SprINT logs.  If your call is on this list, please make an attempt
to get your log e-mailed to me.  This will help K2MM with the name
tracing report that we all love to read.




Tree N6TR

>From Jan Almedal <janalme@sn.no>  Fri May  3 17:31:43 1996
From: Jan Almedal <janalme@sn.no> (Jan Almedal)
Subject: ARI Contest Rules??
Message-ID: <199605031632.SAA23906@ekeberg.sn.no>

At 04:50 03.05.96 pst, you wrote:
>I  need  basic rules for ARI Contes, just next weekend (May 04/05). And address
>for LOGs or E-mail to send them...
>73 and see you in Dayton!!     Vitor - PY2NY

Hello Victor.

You will find what you need at 


If you don't have web access, and need the information as e-mail, just tell me.

73 de
Jan / LA9HW

- - -
NRRL HF Contest Manager
Complete HF Contest Calendar: http://www.sn.no/~janalme/hammain.html

>From k7fd@teleport.com (John Nicholson)  Fri May  3 17:37:03 1996
From: k7fd@teleport.com (John Nicholson) (John Nicholson)
Subject: New status symbol?
Message-ID: <199605031637.JAA15860@desiree.teleport.com>

>Ken Grimm signed:
>73 de (non-vanity) K4XL
>Will there soon be a new "status group" who sign "/NV" for
>Maybe I won't retrieve my mom's old call after all! <grin>
>73, de Hans, K0HB/NV/4ID

        I like it, I like it! I can just see me portable
        QRPp this summer on Field Day....

        ...de K7FD/NV/7/QRP   :)

>From J.P. Kleinhaus" <aa2du@netcom.com  Fri May  3 18:35:32 1996
From: J.P. Kleinhaus" <aa2du@netcom.com (J.P. Kleinhaus)
Subject: Pardonez Mois, Cher Ami!
References: <01960503042110/0004504465DC4EM@MCIMAIL.COM>
Message-ID: <318A43E4.5367@netcom.com>

In addition, the HIGHEST 20 meter phone score was
turned in by a Multi/2 entry signing KF2ET. It was
higher than even LPL's total.

So there...

73, J.P. AA2DU

J.P. Kleinhaus, AA2DU  ARRL CAC Hudson Div. Rep.  
E-mail:  aa2du@netcom.com

It's not a bug...It's a feature!

>From n4xm@iglou.com (Paul D. Schrader)  Fri May  3 18:27:00 1996
From: n4xm@iglou.com (Paul D. Schrader) (Paul D. Schrader)
Subject: Elevated cable runs
Message-ID: <m0uFOdf-00035JC@mail.iglou.com>


        Your 10 ft spacing for 4x4's seems like overkill.  Just use a strong
support wire and use wider spacing.  Cheaper too!  Can add more later if not

                                    73, Paul N4XM

I'm getting ready to start running cables from my two towers.  They are located
>170' and 310' away from the house, and the plan is to use 8' 4X4's buried
>2' and spaced every 10'.  A "U" shaped bracket will hold a 1/4" guy wire on
>4X4, and the the cable runs attached to the guy wire.  There will be atleast
>five 3/4"
>CATV, and 6 control line/ rotator cables coming from each tower.  Any
>on your installation, or installations that you have seen would be greatly
>for tips.

>From k7fd@teleport.com (John Nicholson)  Fri May  3 19:25:04 1996
From: k7fd@teleport.com (John Nicholson) (John Nicholson)
Subject: New status symbol?
Message-ID: <199605031825.LAA20443@desiree.teleport.com>

>Bill K5FUV wrote:
>The REAL status symbol is original issue.

        You're right. I better get in line so I can get my WN7IHO call
        back. Why did I ever give it up??

        73, John K7FD/M/7/QRP/NV/MM (I live on the coast)

>My friend Bob Hall (W0CRO) is pissed because he can't get his original
>call, 9WNC ("nu"9WNC), under the vanity program.  I wonder how many of
>those gents are still around.  Bob is very active.
>73, de Hans, K0HB/4ID/NV

>From frank_n2ff@usa.pipeline.com (FrankFallon)  Fri May  3 19:26:47 1996
From: frank_n2ff@usa.pipeline.com (FrankFallon) (FrankFallon)
Subject: RAC n' Rollup
Message-ID: <199605031826.SAA23403@pipe6.t2.usa.pipeline.com>

    Sounds like a great little program.  My check is in the mail. 
     I was bitterly disappointed and just yesterday I sold my CD-ROM which
I had bought in November for $39 bucks for $23. 
I plan to buy the "revised" edition in Dayton and take the loss. 
My server has been down for over a day and had I see your message yesterday
I think I would have kept the CD. 
     I wrote a long involved letter to RAC and had suggested that they
offer some type of rebate on the original program and was  disappointed
with their response - no rebate was ever mentioned.  I don't usally
complain about a product but I was very disappointed with the RAC product
as I guess I had expected great things from it and didn't get them I felt. 
    Someone saw your note here and sent me a copy on the Tri-State Packet
    Thanks for the review even if it was too late to save from total
financial ruin.  73 de Frank .... 

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