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Reminder: WSWSS sprint 21 August 1996

Subject: Reminder: WSWSS sprint 21 August 1996
From: n7stu@psnw.com (n7stu@psnw.com)
Date: Thu Jul 18 17:41:54 1996
The First Annual WSWSS VHF and Above Sprint

7 P.M. to 11 P.M. local time, Wed. August 21, 1996

The Western States Weak Signal Society presents the First Annual WSWSS VHF
and Above Sprint.  The object is to QSO as many stations in as many
different grids as possible on the bands 50 MHz and up during the four hour
contest period.

Classes: Single Operator, Multi-Operator, Low Power (25 watts or less) and 
Rover.  A rover is one or two amateurs operating from more than one grid; 
no captive rovers or "grid circling" allowed.

Exchange: ARRL four character grid locators. Signal reports are optional.

Scoring:  Same as the ARRL June VHF QSO Party. 

Awards:  The highest entry from each ARRL-defined Region (West Coast,
Midwest, etc.) and the highest entry from each ARRL section within 
the West Coast Region only, in each of the above classes will receive a 
handsome award certificate from the Western States Weak Signal Society.


(A) Entries must be postmarked no later than 30 days after the end of the 
contest.  No late entries can be accepted. Use ARRL June VHF QSO Party 
forms, a reasonable facsimile, or submit your entry on diskette.  Mail your 
entry to NI6G, or send your entry to ni6g@psnw.com via the 

     (1) Official entry forms are available for download from 
http://www.psnw.com/~n7stu under the filename wswsslog.zip (10,490 

     (2) You may submit your contest entry on diskette in lieu of paper logs.
The floppy diskette must be IBM compatible, MS-DOS formatted, 3.5 inch (40 
or 80 track).  The log information must be in an CT (v.7 or v.8) .bin
file or an ASCII file, following the ARRL Suggested Standard File Format, 
and contain all log exchange information (band, mode, date, time in UTC, 
call of station worked, exchange sent, exchange received, multipliers 
[marked the first time worked] and QSO points). One entry per diskette.  An 
official summary sheet or reasonable facsimile with signed contest 
participation disclaimer is required with all entries. 

     (3) Entries sent via Internet should include a summary sheet file in
lieu of a paper summary sheet.
     (4) Entries with more than 200 QSOs total must include cross-check 
sheets (dupe sheets).

All diskettes become the property of the WSWSS and are not returnable. 

Send logs, summary sheet, and S.A.S.E. within 30 days to Erik Dean NI6G,
3813 N. State Av., Fresno, CA 93722. Results will be posted by Oct. 31 in
the WSWSS Newsletter.

Further information and/or a copy of the announcement for your club 
newsletter can be obtained by SASE to NI6G at his callbook address or 
contact Erik @ ni6g@psnw.com.

The latest official version of the rules can be found at:

73, Robert N7STU/YB2ARO, DM07aa/OI52ee

                  NOTE NEW ADDRESS & URL EFFECTIVE 1 JULY, 1996
http://www.psnw.com/~n7stu (Norcal WSWSS activities & N7STU/YB2ARO homepages)

>From rdbaker@firstnethou.com (RossDeb Baker)  Thu Jul 18 21:12:22 1996
From: rdbaker@firstnethou.com (RossDeb Baker) (RossDeb Baker)
Subject: Anyone with info to operate in HONDURAS
Message-ID: <31EE9AA6.7EC4@firstnethou.com>

Does anyone have info on how to get permission to operate radio in 
Honduras? Consulates and embassies have no idea. Please respond 
directly. Thanks for your help! N5HHS

>From georgec@techline.com (george claussen)  Fri Jul 19 08:12:56 1996
From: georgec@techline.com (george claussen) (george claussen)
Subject: No More Excuses!
Message-ID: <199607190014.RAA08635@wishkah.techline.com>

It has finally dawned on me, (I am old and learn very slowly), that the real
reason so many of you SW/SSB contesting hot-shots are reluctant to come forward
for the NAQP RTTY affair is:  Youse ain't got no RTTY equipment! No TNC, no 
RTTY software, no nuttin 'xept a hidden desire..(to show us rtty old-timers up).

Well, I will make a deal with each of you. If you are really interested in
getting going this weekend, call me collect (!) at (360) 267-1003 and I will
inform you just what you have to do.  Serious calls only folks, I am retired
and almost living on a fixed income. And no, I don't have anything to sell,
information to give away, which, if acted upon smartly, will get you up and 
running in time for the contest.  73, Ole George K7WUW
george claussen  --- A Subscriber at Techline 

>From km9p@contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Fri Jul 19 01:17:22 1996
From: km9p@contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Subject: WRTC-97 Anyone?
Message-ID: <199607190017.UAA29892@paris.akorn.net>

I was talking to Krassy (LZ1SA?) about a competition they used to do in
Bulgaria.  They would make 5w transceivers.  They take these rigs to a park
and set up on picnic tables around a large lake.  The antennas are 3 foot
whips on top of the picnic tables.  They worked 80M only, but I'm sure
multi-band would work too.

I'm not so sure about making my own rig.  But the idea of everyone using
exactly the same station and exactly the same setup sounded interesting.  He
said all of the stations were 10db over S9 and that usually the scores were
very close.  

Oh... the exchange in the contest was serial number + the serial number
received during the last QSO.  I guess that makes log checking easier.

So pencil me in for...

Single Op 
Two rigs
Two 3' whips
Computer, keyer, mic, whatever...
picnic table

Anyway.  Something to think about.


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