I think we need a little perspective here. I am not rich but choose to
spend discretionary money on amateur equipment. I could own a boat (I
live on Lake Erie-the perch and Walleye capital of the world) but it would
cost thousands more plus the upkeep alone is around 1K per year plus storage
and insurance and GAS. I could be a sailor-nuff said. I could race cars
or snowmobiles or-you get the picture.
So, I buy a radio for 3000 and use it 5 years at a yearly investment of $600
. I spend more per year on other 'junk'. My last radio-an 830- has lasted
since 1981 with no down time and much contest use. It still has the original
finals. Let's see, 850 in 1981 dollars divided by-never mind!
Yes, they all have bells and whistles because it is easy with the micro
processing available today. Look at cars, computers, VCRs (now THERE is a waste)
I like my bells and whistles even if I dont use them all. I like my hobby and
think that I'm worth spending all that money on! (Luckily my wife agrees!)
And as for quality-my FT1000mp does have good audio and is the most quiet
receiver I have ever heard and -YES, it is the best radio ever in the whole
wide world. (Well, ok, I still listen on the HQ-170 when I fire up the
Contest, contest, contest-look for me in ARRL vhf, IARU ,SS, 160 tests
using all my overpriced but functional radios because it's my hobby!
Have a nice day
>From email@example.com (John R. Moore) Tue May 28 14:28:54 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (John R. Moore) (John R. Moore)
Subject: What country is 1E6???
Harri M. Mantila OH6YF-OH0MYF wrote:
> I worked 1E6-station in the CQ WPX Contest, but what is his DXCC country?
> 73's de Harry OH6YF-OH0MYF
> Contest is...
I was wondering the same thing Where is 1E6KYA I copied him twice once on 15
and once on 20
>From email@example.com (k4pql) Tue May 28 14:54:01 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (k4pql) (k4pql)
regretably, there are two conficting forces:
1) It is only logical to have a central collection point
2) Yeah, but I want the data for CW/SSB only or high band/low
Since I already have the software in place, I could handle
the CW end of master- but I do not track SSB calls.
I'd like to get K2MM's thoughts on this, but email@example.com
email bounces ???
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Tony Brock-Fisher) Tue May 28 14:58:02 1996
From: email@example.com (Tony Brock-Fisher) (Tony Brock-Fisher)
Subject: 40-2CD model
Anybody have an antenna modelling file for a 40-2CD?
-Tony, K1KP, firstname.lastname@example.org
>From email@example.com (Walter Deemer) Tue May 28 16:31:42 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Walter Deemer) (Walter Deemer)
Subject: Some Good News From The WPX Contest
In case you did not take part in last weekend's WPX contest, I would like to
report what, in my humble opinion, is some VERY encouraging news.
I heard no less than five Cuban stations active in the contest, and managed
to make at least one Cuban contact on every band from 80 through 15. (And
these were real contest QSO's, not "manufactured" ones.)
This is much more contest activity from Cuba than I have heard for a long,
long time, and I certainly hope it is a sign that Cuban stations may be much
more active in contests in the future than they have been recently. (I also
hope it may indicate that more than amateur radio activity is on the upswing
there as well.)
(And, no; this is in no way a comment, pro or con, on the political and/or
human rights situation in Cuba or anywhere else. Back in the days of the
Cold War, there was a saying that "Amateur Radio Is International
Friendship", and I very strongly believe that people-to-communications --
like the ones in amateur radio contests -- have gone, and will continue to
go, a long way towards making this tired old planet of ours a better, more
peaceful one on which to live...)
73, Walt, AC1O
>From PITMANZ@westel900.hu (PITMANZ.W9) Tue May 28 17:35:43 1996
From: PITMANZ@westel900.hu (PITMANZ.W9) (PITMANZ.W9)
Subject: Missing menue items on FT1000MP
Just finished reading through all the papers, service manual materials and the
testing the functions on my 1000MP.
However, I couldn't find the "Bug" keying mode under the "keyer mode" menue
item. (Only Iambic1 and Iambic2 modes offered.) Is there something
misconfigured here or is it a software fault?
Any suggestion is highly appreciated. Thanks and 73s de Zoli HA1AG
HACWG # 17 HSC # 1512 VHSC # 295
>From email@example.com (Rissanen Olli) Tue May 28 23:26:00
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Rissanen Olli) (Rissanen Olli)
Subject: QSL info for 8R30K CQ WPX CW 1996
thank you for the QSOs with 8R30K, we had great fun! 8R30K QSLs via:
Olli Rissanen, OH0XX
Suite 599, 1313 So. Military Trail
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, U.S.A.
Attached you will find the CQ WPX CW summary of 8R30K
[[ 8R30K.SUM : 4431 in 8R30K.SUM ]]
CQ WPX CW 1996 SUMMARY SHEET
Contest Dates : 25-May-96, 26-May-96
Callsign Used : 8R30K
Country: Guyana, South America
Operators: Raj 8R1RPN, Marko OH6DO, Olli OH0XX
Name : Olli Rissanen
Address : Suite 599, 1313 So. Military Trail
City/State/Zip : Deerfield Beach, FL33442
Country : U.S.A.
BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Prefixes
80CW 4 4 12 3
40CW 1304 1274 7576 469
20CW 1418 1404 4178 219
15CW 949 938 2762 146
10CW 63 63 187 3
Totals 3738 3683 14715 840
Final Score = 12.360.600 points.
This is to certify that in the contest I have operated my transmitter
within the limitations of my license and have observed fully the rules
and regulations of the contest.