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From: k4sb@avana.net (k4sb@avana.net)
Date: Mon May 27 17:10:38 1996
Someone made the comment that the special Olympic prefixes were causing 
That's an understatement! They stink, at least on CW. So, if any of you find
K2BSB or K9BSB in your logs, you might consider changing the call to K26SB or
K96SB. Their are probably other combinations,The K400SB seemed to work the 
but never again!!!  

73, Ed
Name: ed sleight
E-mail: k4sb@avana.net
Time: 16:10:38

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>From aa7bg@initco.net (AA7BG Matt Trott)  Mon May 27 16:21:04 1996
From: aa7bg@initco.net (AA7BG Matt Trott) (AA7BG Matt Trott)
Subject: SUM: Amphenol barrels
Message-ID: <199605271521.JAA12145@zeus.initco.net>

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I can't figger out how to get Eudora to send this file in the body of the
message. Anyway, here's the attached file "barrels.txt" that many inquired
about. Hope you get it okay.

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>How the heck do you get that little snap ring out of the barrel
>end so you can take the guts out of it?

I cut a groove down the side of the barrel so I can pop out the snap ring.
 Seems to work without screwing up the connector.

Some of the cheaper connectors don't have that little ring....as I found out
after buying a dozen of 'em.

But I eventually gave up on the whole idea of doing that, and have reduced
myself to the non-engineering approved technique of peeling back the aluminum
shield, jamming the center conductor into the barrel, and attaching the
shield with hose clamps.  I use 7/8" hardline, and actually have to grind
down the center conductor to make it fit snugly into the barrel.  With
smaller hardline, your mileage with this technique may vary...

73 - Phil, N6ZZ

Sometimes, I use a hack saw to cut a little grove so I can grab it with a
pair of needle nose.  Can be very frustrating.


Some are harder than others.  I use the largest size that will fit in the
gap, out of a Radio Shack screwdriver set, pushing it right to the edge of
bending.  A couple of snap rings are still in orbit!

Pete Smith N4ZR (n4zr@contesting.com)
take a hacksaw blade and cut through it on the side opposite the split
in the ring and it just falls out.  this leaves a notch in the threads
so that is the end you solder in the reducer.  this also keeps the guts
inside it when you put the connector on the cable because the outside
end is still intact.

ky1h@berkshire.net   or   robbins@berkshire.net


73, Ed  E-mail: k4sb@avana.net

I took an abrasive cut-off wheel and cut a cross across the end of one end of 
the connector and the ring fell right out...you will not use one end of the 
connector because it goes into the pipe fitting and the dielectric does not 
care!  gud luck>>

Randy N1KWF    Keene,NH
I too had a time with those barrels until I figured it out.  Three hands
are a definite plus!  In lieu of that, I use a vice to hole the barrel and then
two jewelers screwdrivers moving around the edge of the barrel until I pop the
thing out.  Does that make sense?

Bob, W9UI.
Thanks to all, Matt
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AA7BG                      aa7bg@3rivers.net                Matt Trott


>From jreid@aloha.net (Jim Reid)  Mon May 27 17:41:32 1996
From: jreid@aloha.net (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Subject: More 21st Century License Thoughts
Message-ID: <>

At 20:19 5/26/96 -0500, you wrote:
>       All nation's amateurs use the present European  amateur band frequency
>       operating plans.
>Oh, you want all the world's 40m ssb operation to happen in
>7040-7100 or whatever it is??

Hi Derek,

  Well part of the IARU/ITC thinking is to lower the
40 band below 7.0 mHz.  I have no idea how low they have in
mind.  But we in Hawaii already have SSB 7075 to 7100; I rarely
tune above 7.1 as the international commercial stuff is too
powerful out here in nearly mid-Pacific!  Also,  seems Australia
and others have much more SSB spectrum below 14150 mHz. So the
operating segments are different around the world on the various
bands,  I'm not even aware of the entire picture. I have a difficult
time monitoring the 14100 beacons because of digital mode QRM on
frequency;  and SSB and digital stuff above that freq.  Need,  I think
some sort of agreed upon international band plans.

My whole thought was to consider the entire FASC discussion parper,
which includes points about international travel about the globe by
amateurs,  poorer nations inability to offer all the licensing bells
and whistles,  etc.  My thought was to get all signing nations to the
ITU treaty to agree on one plan -- maybe even including the right to
allow visiting Expert level license holders to offer "VE" type endorsement
tests in a country where the nation itself is not in a position to do
the actual skill certification.  The nations licensing officials would
be obliged by the treaty to recognize any other nations operating license
endorsements,  and the endorsements earned by their own citizens when
certified by internation VE qualified examiners.  How all this gets
set up -- will take awhile,  and I have no idea about how!

73,  Jim, AH6NB

>From kr2j@ix.netcom.com (Robert E. Naumann)  Mon May 27 15:36:22 1996
From: kr2j@ix.netcom.com (Robert E. Naumann) (Robert E. Naumann)
Subject: NCJ "Rules" article
Message-ID: <01BB4BC2.DFF2F1C0@hac-nj4-06.ix.netcom.com>

Fellow Contesters:

In my opinion, in this case, "fixing up" a RFI caused computer problem 
would be equivalent to re-writing a sloppily handwritten log in the 
pre-computer days.
Removing RFI busted calls, fixing callsigns that are typed with too many 
letters due to typographical errors, should be acceptable practices.  We 
have never been judged on handwriting skills and should not be judged on 
typing skills.

Of course, such a loop-hole as I have opened up here is subject to abuse.

This is the type of thing that Doug has so eloquently addressed preventing 
in his article.

Also, I don't believe there was any intention of addressing any 
contest(rtty or sstv etc.) other than the CQWW SSB and CW tests.

If anyone likes Doug's writing style, look up an article called:
"Lessons In Street Transit Skills"
that he wrote a few years ago.  Your friends over on the "DX" reflector 
might not like it though.

Bob Naumann
Dallas, TX
From:   Dan Robbins[SMTP:kl7y@alaska.net]
Sent:   Thursday, May 23, 1996 8:43 PM
To:     cq-contest@TGV.COM
Subject:        NCJ "Rules" article

I read KR2Q's dissertation and I agree with some things he said and 
with others.  One time we had some RF getting into the computers and some
calls got logged repeatedly or hosed up.  AFTER the contest, I removed the
bad calls.  Some of the ones I deleted were bogus anyway, but others were
actual call signs with a bunch of extra characters thrown in to make
nonsense.  Horrors, I even fixed a few!  The point is that the score I
claimed was actually less than the score I earned.  I purposely took a 
reduction to clean the junk out of the log, yet KR2Q thinks I did a NO-NO.
Am I now marked with a scarlet minus on my forehead?  Is reducing one's
score right up there with rubber clocking, ESP low band QSOs, and the
Callbook QSO generator?

Doug does have some good points and I hope the article was to foster
discourse rather than decree.  I could discuss it more, a lot more, but I
have a contest to get ready for so let me just quote an old saw:

"One man's queen is another man's sweathog."

                                                        Dan KL7Y

>From kr2j@ix.netcom.com (Robert E. Naumann)  Mon May 27 15:57:33 1996
From: kr2j@ix.netcom.com (Robert E. Naumann) (Robert E. Naumann)
Subject: How to find an email address
Message-ID: <01BB4BC2.E551C2E0@hac-nj4-06.ix.netcom.com>

_AltaVista_ is very comprehensive - maybe too comprehensive - for a first 
search point.  Based on my experience, trying _Yahoo_ or one of the other 
"traditional" web search engines may be adequate or preferable for a first 

_AltaVista_ usually responds with so many matches, that you need to wade 
through them all to find what you need and may waste a lot of time finding 
the particular one you're looking for - sorta like picking a call out of a 
huge pileup in a contest. If the other search comes up blank or misses what 
you're looking for, by all means then use _AltaVista_.  It will give you 
what you want.

In addition to searching on your callsign, try your name!  You'll be 
surprised at what your part of or what others who have the same name as you 
are into.

Happy surfing Contesters!

Bob Naumann
Dallas, TX

From:   Gene A. Williamson[SMTP:genewill@ordata.com]
Sent:   Friday, May 24, 1996 3:55 AM
To:     dx@ve7tcp.ampr.org; cq-contest@TGV.COM
Subject:        How to find an email address

Digital Equipment maintains a World Wide Web search engine called Alta
Vista. According to PC Magazine, Alta Vista's "Web crawler" looks at
2-1/2 MILLION PAGES A DAY -- Usenet news groups also -- and indexes
*every single word* it finds.

Perhaps before you query 1000 Points of Light on a reflector you could
point your browser to


and have it look for the person's callsign. You'll see a link to a page
or newsgroup message, and can most likely find his/her address from
there. Try your own call first  . . . you might be very surprised at what
you find.

73 Gene K7DBV           genewill@ordata.com
Webmaster, QCWA         http://www.efn.org/~qcwa

>From ik0hbn@isa.it ( IK0HBN )  Mon May 27 17:58:26 1996
From: ik0hbn@isa.it ( IK0HBN ) ( IK0HBN )
Subject: WPX CW via E-mail ?
Message-ID: <>

Hi all,
as usual, is it possible to send logs via E-mail ?
Thank you....Sante.

Localita' Saineta, 3
01030 Bassano in Teverina (VT) Italy
home telephone: +39 (0) 761-407543  (FAX on request)
E-mail: ik0hbn@isa.it
packet adr: IK0HBN@I0INU.IUMB.ITA.EU
DX cluster : IK0HBN > I0JBL-6

>From k7ss@wolfenet.com (Danny Eskenazi)  Mon May 27 18:26:35 1996
From: k7ss@wolfenet.com (Danny Eskenazi) (Danny Eskenazi)
Subject: KE2PF Young Blood score
Message-ID: <199605271726.KAA26318@wolfe.net>


Gad.....at the bottom of the cycle too!!!

     Trying to get the slugs to stay in a northeasterly line for 48 hours is
near impossible..
think i need a better incentive for them than the sprinkled line of crumbs I
laid out on Friday

     You must have a more obediant genus of slugs on the east coast than we do.
and shunt feeding the first one in line is always a challange,,,they are so
darn squishy...
  Tried loading some Banana slugs too for a SW beverage, but found out they
are endangered species, and got shut down by the Fish and Wildlife people.

Congrats on the new record young fella......

Danny, K7SS

>My secret weapon: "Phased Sluggo's" beverage array.  I used these 100% of
>the time on both 40 and 80.  It literally made 40m sound like 20m, I even
>worked several Europe/QRP types on 80.
>73, Dave KE2PF

>From AD1C@tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C)  Mon May 27 18:36:20 1996
From: AD1C@tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C) (Jim Reisert AD1C)
Subject: WPX CW via E-mail ?
Message-ID: <199605271744.NAA21422@mailserver1.tiac.net>

On Mon, 27 May 1996 18:58:26 +0200,  IK0HBN  wrote:

>as usual, is it possible to send logs via E-mail ?

I think so - check out the CQ-Contest FAQ for the address!


73 - Jim AD1C

Jim Reisert <AD1C@tiac.net>                    http://www.tiac.net/users/ad1c/

>From WYLIE@colloquium.co.uk (Tom Wylie)  Mon May 27 18:38:40 1996
From: WYLIE@colloquium.co.uk (Tom Wylie) (Tom Wylie)
Subject: GM6MD QSL Route
Message-ID: <199605271738.RAA13470@hippy.colloquium.co.uk>

I was active for a short time in WPX using GM6MD.  Anyone needing a card can 
QSL direct via GM4FDM or via the buro to GM4FDM

73 de Tom

Colloquium Internet

>From km9p@contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Mon May 27 18:52:29 1996
From: km9p@contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Subject: WPX off times
Message-ID: <199605271752.NAA20260@paris.akorn.net>

Now that I have operated both modes of WPX this year as a SOAB I feel
qualified and compelled to comment on the 36 hour format....

                            IT SUCKS !!!!

This contest was more fun when you had to think about when to take your off
times.  Let's see...  We changed the rules to 36 hours so that the guys that
went out of the country would have more operating time.  Hmmmm...  Sure hope
those   -4-    guys enjoyed the extra time.  


Bill, KM9P
I'm done complaining now... back to net.

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>From jreid@aloha.net (Jim Reid)  Mon May 27 19:02:06 1996
From: jreid@aloha.net (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Subject: Existing licenses in the 21st Century
Message-ID: <>

At 20:10 5/26/96 -0600, you wrote:
>I think the suggestions here are more than fair for the needs of Amatuer 
>Radio in the future. My question is what would happen to existing 
>licenses? As an Extra would I have to retest in any special area to obtain 
>operating rights or would my license be grandfathered?

Aloha Doug,  

I would anticipate that no one looses anything they
already have,  and many will gain.  Even we Extra ticket holders
will probably gain added spectrum space,  all classes get exclusive digital
mode spectrum,  and CW beacons not being QRM'd by digital stuff,
al la, 14100 mHz today!  Probably the spectrum allocations among
CW, digital and analog will be closer to equal,  unlike the situation
today,  and,  I hope uniform about the globe of the world!

73,  Jim, AH6NB

>From ke6ber@tiac.net (Alfred J. Frugoli, KE6BER/1)  Mon May 27 19:42:57 1996
From: ke6ber@tiac.net (Alfred J. Frugoli, KE6BER/1) (Alfred J. Frugoli, 
Subject: TS-940 Problem fix
Message-ID: <v01540b02adcf6dafeed0@[]>

Problem fixed.  I opened up the rig and jiggled connecters on the PLL
board.  We'll see how long it lasts.  In a couple of days the full summary
will be on my web page at http://www.tiac.net/users/ke6ber/940fix.html. and
I am mailing a copy of the responces to KA9FOX.  If you would like a
summary e-mailed to you, send me e-mail.  Thanks.

Al, KE6BER/1, ke6ber@tiac.net  http://www.tiac.net/users/ke6ber

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