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Colombian HAM.

Subject: Colombian HAM.
From: NRJ.ERJKMO@memo.ericsson.se (NRJ.ERJKMO@memo.ericsson.se)
Date: Tue Jul 23 11:43:00 1996
--- Received from NRJ.ERJKMO  81-6-468-3270         96-07-23 17:43
  -: - - - - - - - - - - > MAIL USER IN VAX AND INTERNET

Hi all, I just wonder if there're HAMs who operate from

I want to know HAM radio situation in Colombia and if they know
how's JE8AXZ going on in Bogota.

Thank you.   Moe/JN3WYD,7N2MMX

>From Tine.Brajnik@guest.arnes.si (Tine Brajnik)  Tue Jul 23 16:05:00 1996
From: Tine.Brajnik@guest.arnes.si (Tine Brajnik) (Tine Brajnik)
Subject: EU HF Championship
Message-ID: <01I7F06TLUC20007LT@arnes.si>

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ATTN  EU contesters,  August is coming and so first Saturday , Aug. 3rd with

Rules are attached.

Cu all there,  73

Tine S50A  

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        E U R O P E A N     H F     C H A M P I O N S H I P


1. OBJECTIVE: For European amateurs to contact other European amateurs
- to determine European HF champion. Only EU to EU contacts count.
Calling - CQ EU on CW and CQ EUROPE on SSB.

2. BANDS: All bands 1,8 through 28 MHz except for WARC bands. Avoid using
DX portions of the bands.

Only single operator - all band category in three classes: CW only, SSB
only and CW/SSB. Only one signal allowed at any one time; the operator 
can change bands or modes at any one time, CW contacts on the SSB
portion of the bands or vice versa are not allowed.The same station may
be worked on CW and on SSB on the same band. Cross band/mode contacts
are not permitted.

4. EXCHANGE: RST report (CW) or RS report (SSB) plus two digit number
designating to the  last two digits of the year of operator's first license 
(i.e. 57982 or 5982 means that operator obtain his first amateur radio 
licence in the year 1982).

5. MULTIPLIER:  A multiplier of one (1) for each different last two digit
numbers of received reports per band regardless of mode.

6. POINTS: Only contacts between European stations count for points and
multipliers. Contacts on SSB count one (1) point, contacts on CW count
two (2) points.

7. SCORING: The final score is the total sum of the QSO points from all bands
multiplied by the sum of multipliers from all bands.

8. AWARDS: CW/SSB winner will be awarded with a cup and will be announced as
EUROPEAN HF CHAMPION for that year. Respectively, only CW and SSB winner
will become the CW and SSB HF EUROPEAN CHAMPION. Second and third places 
will be awarded with plaques. Additionaly, first place certificates will be
awarded for winners in every participating country. Other special awards may 
be given by the championship committee's decision. Persons or organizations 
interested in sponsoring a trophy are encouraged to contact the address below.
To promote low power operations, stations with power output of 100W or less
will be marked regardless of the place or category.

9.NATIONAL COMPETITION:  Separate list of national scores will be published.
Scores of all logs from one country will be summed for national list 
regardless of clubs.

a) all times must be in UTC
b) all sent and received exchanges are to be logged
c) indicate multiplier only first time it is worked on each band regardless
   of the mode
d) logs must be checked for duplicate contacts, correct QSO points and 
   multipliers. Submitted logs must have duplicate contacts clearly shown.
e) entrants are encouradged to send logs on disks. IBM MS-DOS compatible
   disks are recommended. Logs should be submitted in ASCII.
f) use a separate sheet or file for each band
g) each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet (on a paper) showing
   all scoring information,station description, contestant's name and address 
   in BLOCK letters and signed declaration that all contest rules and 
   regulations for amateur radio in the coutry of operation have been observed.
h) all entrants are required to submit cross-check sheets (an alphabetical
   list of calls worked) for each band. 
i) unmarked duplicate contacts and broken calls penalty: up to 3%, three
   (3) additional contacts removed; over 3% is grounds for possible 
   disqualification. Disqualification will occur with other violations of 
   the rules.

11. DEADLINE:  All  entries must be postmarked NO LATER than August 31st of
that year. Indicate EU HF CHAMPIONSHIP on envelope. Logs should be sent to:

Slovenia contest club

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                                                Tine Brajnik


>From syam@Glue.umd.edu (De Syam)  Tue Jul 23 14:52:38 1996
From: syam@Glue.umd.edu (De Syam) (De Syam)
Subject: WRTC-0? - Some Thoughts (Long)
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960723094100.1594A@z.glue.umd.edu>

The Washington Post for 23 July has an interesting article (p. B1) 
entitled: "Games People Really Play", detailing how bowling and 
tug-of-war, as two examples, are not Olympic sports and how their 
partisans have been lobbying the IOC for years trying to get them 
recognized as Olympic sports.   The bowling lobby, for instance, even 
constructs bowling lanes at every venue where the IOC meets so the IOC 
members can sample its attractions.

The upshot of the article is that getting one's sport recognized as an 
official Olympic sport is a long, uphill, and generally unsuccessful 
battle of wining and dining IOC members, since the latter feel that there 
are already too many official Olympic sports, making the Summer Games an 
already unwieldy affair.

Do we, as practitioners of Radiosport, have something unique to offer the 
IOC, such as "the perfect sport for the Information Age..."?

Since I don't have a scanner, I will send a copy of the article in 
question to K7SS by snail-mail.

                               Very 73,

                              Fred Laun, K3ZO         

>From george@epix.net (AA3JU)  Tue Jul 23 15:47:19 1996
From: george@epix.net (AA3JU) (AA3JU)
Subject: WAE Software?
Message-ID: <>

Is there specific logging software for WAE available via FTP somplace around?

Planning a Multi Single the likes of which may never be seen again and would
like to log it correctly.

Thanks George
*George Cook.....AA3JU.....AKA "The Ratman" *
*george@epix.net.....AA3JU@W3PYF            *
*http://www.epix.net/~george                *
*                                           *
*Proudly Frankford Radio Club.........      *
*.......Proficiency Through Competiton.     *
*"Not just words but a way of life"         *

>From pt2bw@brnet.com.br (Ariosto Rodrigues de Souza)  Tue Jul 23 16:50:13 1996
From: pt2bw@brnet.com.br (Ariosto Rodrigues de Souza) (Ariosto Rodrigues de 
Subject: WA2AAJ's whereabouts
Message-ID: <31F4F4B5.4436@brnet.com.br>

Hi fellows... I am looking for Douglas E. Wakil, WA2AAJ's whereabouts
in order to get a QSL reply. He lived at 967 Chili Avenue, Rochester,
NY, many years ago. Can somebody in the East Coast give me any help 
through a direct and personal e-mail response? TIA. 
73, Ari PT2BW
Ariosto Rodrigues de Souza         Internet E-mail: pt2bw@brnet.com.br
P.O. Box 03.858                    Packet BBS: PT2BW@PT2WWV.#DF.BRA.SA
70084-970 Brasilia, DF - BRAZIL    Voice:  +55(61)347-5882 or 349-5548 
Home address:SQN 315, Bl."C", Ap.608 - 70774-030 Brasilia, DF - BRAZIL

>From jimkd0av@ix.netcom.com (Jim Knutson)  Tue Jul 23 16:02:04 1996
From: jimkd0av@ix.netcom.com (Jim Knutson) (Jim Knutson)
Subject: N3RR Open House 8/3/96
References: <> <31F47EDB.7B8F@comsys.net>
Message-ID: <31F4E96C.6C47@ix.netcom.com>

> Bill Hider wrote:
> >
> > All hams everywhere are invited to the N3RR Open House on Saturday, August
> > 3, 1996.
> >
> > Festivities begin at Noon.  Lunch served from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.  Donation
> > requested to offset the cost for the catered BarBQue event.
> >
> > At 3:00, Mike Martin from PEPCO will demonstrate his RFI "sniffing" truck
> > and show you how to pinpoint electrical noise interference to amateur radio
> > frequencies.  He also will make a slide presentation.
> >
> > Of course plenty of soft drinks and beer will be available as well as all
> > the fixings for beef and pork barbque lunch.
> >
> > Bring the kids and let my harmonics entertain them with video games
> > (multiple setups), water events (kids bring bathing suits!), ping pong,
> > volley ball, tug-o-war, and other sports arranged by my two harmonics (age
> > 12 and 9.)
> >
> > Bring the XYL too!!
> >
> > Rain or shine!!  I have a big outdoor tent and plenty of space indoors if
> > the WX doesn't cooperate.
> >
> >
> > If you need directions, or more details on anything (meals, location, etc)
> > let me know!
> >
> > CU There!!
> >
> > 73!
> >
> > Bill, N3RR@CAIS.COM
> Bill:

Perhaps you can open the station to a little multi-op NAQP cw at 1800Z.


>From tree@lady.cetech.com (Larry Tyree)  Tue Jul 23 18:07:21 1996
From: tree@lady.cetech.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Subject: SprINT contest is coming again!
Message-ID: <199607231707.KAA27055@lady.cetech.com>


Contest period: 01:00:00Z to 03:00:00Z on Sunday August 11th UTC.  This
       is Saturday evening in the USA.

Bands: 40 and 20 meters only (this is a real radio contest, no internet).
       Suggested frequencies are 7030-7050 and 14030-14050. 

Max power output: 150 watts at transmitter output connector.

Exchange: Consecutive QSO number (starting with one), name and state
          or province or DXCC country (if outside W/VE).  The name for
          the first QSO is your name.  For every QSO afterwards, the name
          you send is the name you received in the previous QSO.

Call: CQ INT

The standard sprint QSY rule must be followed.  This means that if you
solict a QSO (ie: with CQ or QRZ), after completing the QSO, you must
QSY at least 1 kHz before calling another station, or 5 kHz before
solicting another QSO.

Both callsigns must be sent during the exchange.  Only one signal at a
time please and all QSOs are to take place on CW.  All information
submitted must have been decoded during the contest.  The use of post
contest detection or verification techniques or systems is not allowed.
Also, do not make round robin type QSOs.  It will be very easy to spot
these with the names floating around.  A round robin QSO is one where
you should QSY, but instead hang around to work the station who is
QSOing the station you gave the frequency to.

You may work the same station multiple times provided they are separated
by at least 3 other QSOs in both logs (regardless of band).  For example,
if WN4KKN works N6TR, KKN must work at least 3 other stations before he
can work TR again.  TR must also work 3 stations before working KKN 
again.  Changing bands does not eliminate the three QSO requirement.  
The three QSOs must not be dupes themselves.

You must not work the same station or stations using any kind of schedule
or system.  It is the intent of the dupe rule to make sure we don't run out
of stations to work.  It is NOT the intent of this rule for you to change how
you would operate the contest if dupes were not allowed.  If, in the log
checkers opinion, you have not lived up to the intent of this rule, your
log will be disqualified!!

Total score is the number of contacts you make.  Any QSO found to be
defective in anyway will be removed from both logs (yes, if someone
miscopies your exchange, you won't get credit for the QSO, so QRS a

Please refrain from using vulgar or inappropriate names.  If you receive
one of these names, feel free to either edit it or replace it with your
starting name.  Make sure to make a note in your log so we know what you did.
Injecting the contest with an inappropriate name (in the log checker's
opinion) will result in a 1000 point penalty per occurrence.  Examples of
inappropriate names may be found on MTV and generally start with the
letter "B".

Additional penalties will be assessed to people who work a significant number
of QSOs, but don't turn a log in.  They will be given minus one point
for each QSO that we can verify actually occurred.

Logs must be sent in ASCII format via internet to n6tr@contesting.com within
72 hours of the end of the contest.  Figuring out how to send in your
log on the internet is PART OF THE CONTEST.  If you need help, we will
try to assist the best we can.  

Logs must show the band, time, station worked, number sent, number received,
name received and QTH received for each QSO.  Also, please tell me the
name you start the contest with.  We will assume the name you send is the
name received on your previous QSO, so you don't have to show that.

Results will be publised on CQ-CONTEST within 2 weeks of the contest.  Logs
are checked using the K2MM LogZap software system.  All checked logs will 
be made available by FTP except for those requested by the submitter to
be kept private.  Decisions of the judging committe are final and arbitrary.  

Good luck, tell a friend and HAVE FUN!!

Tree N6TR

>From foggie@dtx.net (foggie)  Mon Jul 22 23:14:02 1996
From: foggie@dtx.net (foggie) (foggie)
Subject: Email database
Message-ID: <XFMail.960722172041.foggie@dtx.net>

hey all; 
I am trying to put together a searchable database of contesters That will 
(hopefully) be incorporated into a web page that I am putting together.
Additionally it will be using the MSQL database under linux, so it will
(should?) be searchable under that for linux users. At any rate if you all
could send me your address, and any other pertinent details (remarks) I will
put this together. 

Now if someone would let me port a good contest logger to Linux I'd be happy.
:) (hint hint tree)

Al - kk5zx

>From aa8u@voyager.net (AA8U)  Tue Jul 23 18:25:30 1996
From: aa8u@voyager.net (AA8U) (AA8U)
Subject: ZK1AAU on Topband
Message-ID: <199607231725.NAA08451@vixa.voyager.net>

At 05:41 PM 7/23/96 +1000, you wrote:
>>((( Take special note to the following. )))  Many "experienced" low band
>>operators have told me that slow cw is the only way to go on 160. Bull crap!
>>The stations that got through the best, during the times the band was noisy
>>with qsb, were the ones that got all the dits and dahs between the static
>>bursts and repeated enuf to ride the qsb wave. Those others that were
>>sending first my call (I KNOW MY CALL DAMMIT !!!!, I NEED YOURS >>>>> take a
>>hint) and then sending theirs once or twice would often send their call when
>>the qsb faded most or all of their call. Those that sent their call several
>>times, some at varying speed, had a better chance of making their way into
>>my log. I'm not known as a good cw operator, but I am getting better, almost
>>have the whole alphebet down now. Some stations I got the suffix correct and
>>only needed a repeat on the prefix....again, only repeat the missing part.
>>Its comforting to be assured that the suffix is correct,,,,but sending it
>>every time wastes time, especially when the qsb is slow and the prefix only
>>pops up once or twice in a minute, often knocked out at the most critical
>>time by a static crash!! This is just my observation. Some long time top
>>banders are likely to differ with my views.....but then I was there. 
>>My antenna for 160 was an inverted-L, with traps in it for 80cw, 40, and
>>30M. The feedpoint was nearly 10' above ground and the radiator straight
>>vertical to the 80m trap, then straight horizontal to the insulator. The
>>radials, 6 at 133', and 4 at 68' were spread out and elevated to about 20',
>>some a bit taller at the ends. It seemd to work very well on all four bands.
>>We would not have had room to put up mono-band wire antennas there, so the
>>compromise inverted-L was the way to go this time. As far as hearing goes, a
>>longer radiator, with a cap at the feedpoint might have helped. dunno... I
>>am very spoiled at the home qth with eight monster beverages. Sure would
>>like to have had them on Raro!
>>Please, I would much appreciate any and all comments (even negative comments
>>if that is your assessment) you may have regarding what you saw from your end.
>>It will help me to better prepare for the next trip and to gather some
>>fodder for an article I am writing about the trip. Please let me hear from
>>you via email if you heard me, and I didn't get to work you. Note the time
>>if you recall and the band condix on your end. 
>Dear Bruce, congratulations on the operation -  you certainly had a good
>signal in VK on CW and I thoroughly agree with you about the speed of CW
>between static crashes.  I have been on 160 for over 25 years and have
>worked all but Nevada on 160  for WAS and have found exactly what you found
>about qsb etc.    Your antenna sounds interesting and provided it is near to
>the water and clear of trees etc. it would always make a good showing on the
>lower bands - not to mention the 2 S point gain of being a DX pedition HI!!!
>As you rightly said, the VKs were on 1840 and 1825, but from many years of
>DXing on 160, the range 1830 - 1834 is best for CW to stateside and 1838 -
>1843 best for SSB.
>I pity your wife having to put up with the long late night operating but I
>guess she must be used to it by now if you are a regular DXer !!!
>One thing I did notice was that your phone signal on 160 lacked any punch
>compared with the CW signal (using the same receive bandwidth for comparison).
>It was as if the mike was lacking any bass or there was no speech processing
>and insufficient audio output to drive the rig into ALC.
>Yet strangely on the other bands where I heard you it was not evident at all.
>I hope you can make it to North Cook sometime in the future as there is
>quite a demand still for that one on the lower bands - seems the recent
>operations from there have been almost exclusively 20 and above.
>Once again, congratulations and thanks.
>Ciao    Peter Forbes   VK3QI

Thanks for your kind words and advice Peter. I find your input helpful. Look
for the N. Cook trip late next year of year after. 160 will be a top
priority on that trip. I've copied this to the reflector at large as I think
others need to read your comments...

>From aa8u@voyager.net (AA8U)  Tue Jul 23 19:25:34 1996
From: aa8u@voyager.net (AA8U) (AA8U)
Subject: ZK1AAU on Topband
Message-ID: <199607231825.OAA16737@vixa.voyager.net>

At 01:57 PM 7/23/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Hello (again), Bruce.
>Interesting observations and reading.  I've never been "on the other side,"
>but certainly hope to do it one of these days!
>Only comment concerns 160.  I want to thank you for the perserverance for our
>QSO!  I also need to thank everyone who stood by - MUCH to my amazement.  You
>were very good copy here in Colorado, a true 559 at the peak of the qsb, but
>even the valleys were still about a 429.  I am a bit concerned that you may
>have changed the call at the end.  You were having a helluva time getting my
>call, but once you finally sent "N3SL?" I came back with a series of "RRRR"
>and then I thought you sent "N3RR."  When you get to the logs, you'll see an
>80m Q at 1133z on the 18th, then should have 160 around 1151z.  If you have
>N3RR in there, that was just me sending the RRRR after you finally sent
>Having read your msg, I know what you were going through on your end.  During
>the time I was trying to get my call thru (which took nearly 4 min), I
>thought I had the band to myself, as nobody else on this end was calling,
>jamming, etc.  When we finally concluded the QSO, the band erupted here!  I
>was totally shocked that that many people had kept quiet for so long -
>especially after I heard some of the calls and knew of their usual operating
>habits!  (HA)
>Thanks for sticking with it on 160, Bruce.  The 80 and 160 Qs finish off the
>South Cooks for me.  Will shoot you the sase and a donation.  You've had the
>fun, now comes the QSLing.  Having handled the QSLs for the AH1A expedition,
>I know full well what you're about to go thru.  If nothing else, use the $
>for beer - you'll need it!
>Steve, N3SL

Thanks Steve. 
You were logged correctly! I may have hit the F5 key before I had edited
your call... I am very happy to report that and fully agree that the 160
operators were very considerate every time I had to dig one out. This is
truly a gentleman's band no matter what some might think. When the chips are
down this becomes obvious. It is likely some missed a chance at working us
in favor of not interrupting. To those folks I say thank you and I will be
back to the Cooks to give you another chance soon. (North and South with
RTTY too..)

I am copying your reply to the reflector at large as I think others would
benefit from reading your comments. Hope you don't mind. 

I don't collect qsl cards, on purpose, but consider the chore an extension
of the fun of DXpeditoning. You and everyone else that sends an sase or
request via the buereau will receive confirmation as soon as the cards are
printed and processed. Please be patient. As for the donation, it is not
necessary, but it is gratefully accepted. 

Thanks again to you and all the operators that were so very patient with me
while I dug for your call and a few other tough ones as well. 

Who said cw was a dying art???? fooey


>From lvn@fox.cen.com (Larry Novak)  Tue Jul 23 20:11:52 1996
From: lvn@fox.cen.com (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Subject: Contest Registry: Update
Message-ID: <9607231911.AA10295@cen.com>

Sorry for the short notice, but if you have updates and want them in the
next NCJ, I need them by CoB Wednesday, July 24.

- Larry, K3TLX

CQ Contest DXpedition Registery.
Updated July 23, 1996

This is a listing of planned contest Dxpeditions. If you have additions
or corrections, please email to lnovak@cen.com or via packet to K3TLX.

73, Larry, K3TLX

Contest          Location    Who/email              Status 
CQWW RTTY        TY1RY       W6OTC, W6/G0AZT, KE6FV Confirmed

CQWW SSB         FG          KI6FE/7 es JF2DQJ      Probable M/S

CQWW SSB         HC8A        Rich, N6KT             Firm - QSL via WV7Y

CQWW SSB         J3A         W8KKF, WA8LOW etal     M/S or M/M
                             Additional ops considered (hflasher@dayton.net)

CQWW SSB         KP2         Windwood - reserved - operators unknown

CQWW SSB         PJ1 (or 9)  N3ED

CQWW SSB         V26B        (QSL WT3Q)            Confirmed Multi/Multi

CQWW SSB         T32         VE7SBO                SO / Speculative

CQWW SSB         V31DX                             multi-single 

CQWW SSB         VP2MDE      Joe, W5ASP; Andy, GM0ECO (et. al. ?) M/S

ARRL SS SSB      KH6         WJ2O                   SO, speculative

CQWW CW          5V5A        N7BG, G3SXW, etal     Multi-multi

CQWW CW          HC8N        Trey, WN4KKN          Firm - QSL via AA5BT

CQWW CW          HR6         Roatan Is, WA6VNR      Booked

CQWW CW          J6DX        SW Ohio DXA            MS

CQWW CW          KP2         Windwood - reserved - operators unknown

CQWW CW          T3          WJ2O                   SO, speculative

CQWW CW          V2          Larry, K3TLX           Reserved Single Op
                             lnovak@cen.com   ** The big 5-0 birthday bash **

CQWW CW          VP2EV       AA7VB                  FIRM M/S 

CQWW CW          VP5         Dave, WD5N             Reserved

CQWW CW          ZF2RF       K4UVT, K9LA, N8SR +    multi-single

CQ 160 MODE?/97  ZF          WA6VNR, W6OSP          Booked, Call ZF1A

CQ160 SSB        VP2V        Dallas, K1DW           LPSO

CQ160 SSB        KP2         Larry  KE2VB           Reserved SO

ARRL DX CW       KP2         Larry  KE2VB           Reserved SO

ARRL DX CW       ZF2NE       Joe, W5ASP             SO

ARRL DX CW       VP2EV       AA7VB                  FIRM S/O

ARRL DX CW       VP2V        Dallas, K1DW           LPSO

ARRL DX CW       VP5         Joe, K8JP              Reserved

ARRL DX SSB      KP2         Larry  KE2VB           Reserved SO or M/S

ARRL DX SSB      V2          WB9TIY, etal           Planned M2

ARRL DX SSB      V31DX                              multi-single

ARRL DX SSB      VP2V        KK9A                   20M single band.

ARRL DX SSB      VP2V        Dallas, K1DW           LPSO

ARRL DX SSB      VP5         Glenn, WA0PUJ           Reserved

WPX CW/97        VP2MEJ      Joe, W5ASP             SO

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>From kj4vh@iglou.com (Tim Totten, KJ4VH)  Tue Jul 23 21:26:09 1996
From: kj4vh@iglou.com (Tim Totten, KJ4VH) (Tim Totten, KJ4VH)
Subject: Games People Really Play
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960723160244.27546A-100000@iglou>

The Washington Post article Fred mentioned can be found on the WWW:


Of course, this should be typed all on one line.  To make it easier, I put
a link to it on my web site: 



              Tim Totten, KJ4VH
   kj4vh@iglou.com or kj4vh@contesting.com
KJ4VH Home Page - http://www.iglou.com/kj4vh/

>From kd4d@saltmine.radix.net (Mark Bailey)  Tue Jul 23 21:45:35 1996
From: kd4d@saltmine.radix.net (Mark Bailey) (Mark Bailey)
Subject: Contest Registry: Update
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960723164346.15421A-100000@saltmine.radix.net>

What:  WAE CW

Where:  KP2

Who:    KD4D

SOAB.  (As if I had a choice :-) ).


Thanks for the reminder to send you this.  However, I think the
contest will be over before it gets to NCJ.  Ah well...


>From Tom@utd.com (Tom Lindtveit)  Tue Jul 23 22:00:16 1996
From: Tom@utd.com (Tom Lindtveit) (Tom Lindtveit)
Subject: Do you use 3/4 CATV Hardline?
Message-ID: <01BB78BB.32FD5020@ulster-port22.mhv.net>

I am finally getting around to completeing my 5 year station plan that =
began over 8 years ago. The final stage is the tower and tri-bander, =
which is just about complete thanks to prodding and
many forms of support from some very special guys (tnx W2XL es K5NA!). =
Anyway, I'm using 3/4 CATV hardline for the beam to shack run (about 250 =
feet). I found it difficult to find connectors for this stuff, and when =
I did, they were about $35.00 a pop! Man theres no way I'm gonna pay =
that. So I designed an adapter to go from a SO-239 barrel connecter to =
the 3/4 hardline. I thread the hardline with a very fine thread (32 =
pitch) which removes minimal material.
The whole thing goes together real slick, takes about 5 minutes to do a =
 I showed it to the boss and a few others, we figure we could make them =
for about $8.00 a pop including silver plating. Cheaper if we just =
nickel plate them. My question is: how many of us use 3/4 CATV hardline? =
Is it worth it to make 100 of these up, pay for an ad in NCJ or CQ, and =
hope they sell? I'd have to make a threading tool also, which would be a =
one time purchase for each user.

 Would you be interested in such a connector? It sure wouldn't make me =
(or anyone) rich, I look at it more as a service to fellow CONTESTers =
and DXers.

Direct replies only please.
73 de Tom, N2GQS

>From thompson@mindspring.com (David L. Thompson)  Tue Jul 23 22:54:14 1996
From: thompson@mindspring.com (David L. Thompson) (David L. Thompson)
Subject: Need contesters addresses
Message-ID: <199607232243.SAA03589@itchy.mindspring.com>

I am doing the 1995 CQ WW 160 Certificates and need help on two more:

1.      R. E. Parkes 4S7RPG  No address Given and not in call book or any of
the web databases.

2.      Mike K3UOC..His log says Vermont, but the FCC Database lists a PA
address.  I need the         correct one!

I did about 20 more certificates today before heading for St. Simons Island,
GA (sorry no IOTA operation this year).

73, Dave K4JRB
CQ WW 160 meter Contest Director

>From yv5dta@bridge.net (Esteban J. Morao)  Wed Jul 24 02:39:54 1996
From: yv5dta@bridge.net (Esteban J. Morao) (Esteban J. Morao)
Subject: A YV Ham lost in the UK!
Message-ID: <199607240136.VAA14273@bridge.net>

Hello Guys!
I be going to England next month (Aug 12) for a week semminar at our IT
home office in eastleigh (spelling?)... Any ham around... I might bring
some of my operations slides if any one is interested... 


Steve J. Morao BSMIS
Systems Analyst
e-mail: yv5dta@bridge.net
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