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From: ke1fo@contesting.com (Alfred J. Frugoli)
Date: Wed Oct 2 01:49:52 1996
> ctually, a person doesn't have to be CONNECTED to the local packet cluster to
> "use" it.  One can set their TNC to monitor un-connected packets sent to other
> stations and get all the DX spots that way and no one would ever be the wiser.
> It's a problem, no doubt about it.
> 73, Bill W7LZP
> wrt@eskimo.com

What about the opposite scenario?  A SO unassisted can make spots to 
the cluster, just not use them.  If I remember correctly, CT will not 
allow you to see any of the packet windows in SO mode but it will let 
you make spots.  So a SO could be connected to the cluster and still 
be lagitimate.
Al, KE1FO, ex. KE6BER    ke1fo@contesting.com or ke6ber@tiac.net

>From zettel@homer.libby.org (Steve Zettel)  Wed Oct  2 05:39:37 1996
From: zettel@homer.libby.org (Steve Zettel) (Steve Zettel)
Subject: 40M Beam Summary
Message-ID: <v0300780eae779e729b7e@[]>

I have finally finished a summary of the replies I received in response to
my request for 40M Yagi information. The response was overwhelming! Thank
you all for the generous amounts of time and information you all invested!

The short version is that the Cushcraft proponents had the highest response
in terms of numbers, and also the fewest negative comments. KLM and Hygain
were also well represented; DX Engineering, Force 12, Telrex, Wilson, and
M2 had their supporters, too. A lone quad user was also heard from.

I tried to thank each one of you individually, and get your permission to
include your posting in the summary, attributed or not, as you desired. If
I missed someone, or messed up in not protecting your anonymity (or
neglected to give you credit, if that was your wish), I sincerely apologize.

I've sent the summary to those who asked for one in their posting; I'll not
duplicate it here on the reflector as it is VERY large. If you want a copy,
reply direct and I will send you a summary (two text files as attachments
to the e-mail message will be sent back unless you specify some other
method). Or, check the KA9FOX web-site in a few days; I will make it
available to Scott, if he wishes to put it on his excellent summary page.

Thank you all again for your help,

Steve Zettel  KJ7CH                             kj7ch@libby.org

>From becker@SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker)  Wed Oct  2 05:03:12 1996
From: becker@SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Subject: 2 radio ops- headphone questions
Message-ID: <>

Hi All!

I asked my friend Mead, an asst. prof. of audiology at NorthWestern University, 
to comment on Steve Nace' question.

At 12:45 PM 9/25/96 -0700, Steven Nace, <snace@tdrss.wsc.nasa.gov> wrote:
>My present 2 radio set-up stinks. This includes the way I listen to 2
>radios at once. I am soliciting methods or preferences from those of you
>that have success with 2-at-once.
>One question is: If 1 rig is audible in each ear, do you have a serious
>handicap when one radio is turned down all the way? Does this present an
>'inbalance' in your head? Is there a way to counteract this inbalance?

No, just less confusion. The right ear (which crosses to the left brain) has
a slight advantage in tests of competing words to each ear. I assume the same
holds for Morse code, which at 30 wpm approaches speech-like perception. We
are capable of comprehending speech at 200+ wpm, suggesting that with 4 ears
you should be able to decode four conversations @ 30 wpm, but the "party
babble" experiments suggest it is hard to track more than one person at a

I will try an experiment to see if 2 slow talkers can be simultaneously
tracked at 30-50 wpm.

Back to your question -- 1. One quiet ear frees brain processing for the
other ear. 2. Given a choice, put the harder-to-track signal in the right

Mead C. Killion, PhD - abonso@aol.com
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker@sprintmail.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From trey@cisco.com (Trey Garlough)  Wed Oct  2 08:07:51 1996
From: trey@cisco.com (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Subject: Sable Is. .....When???
Message-ID: <199610020707.JAA08256@trey-sun.cisco.com>

> When is this dx expedition going there?

Please, this traffic belongs on the DX mailing list, not the contest
mailing.  Please, please cooperate, and please, please *think* before
you post traffic to the cq-contest mailing list.

--Trey, WN4KKN

>From jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:43:30 1996
From: jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing) (John Downing)
Subject: CT network RS232 wiring
Message-ID: <01BBAFFA.BDC66040@downing-1.intelenet.net>

Hi all,

Does anyone have a schematic of the RS232 "network" that is used by CT?
A null modem is used between two computers - been there / done that - but
how are three or more networked together so as to make CT happy?  Jeez,
I wish Ken would have stuck with a standard, i.e., ethernet, networking scheme.

Getting ready to link three, maybe four, laptops together for the CQWW SSB

Thanks in advance,



The Cuba Libre Contest Club - which is NOT going to Belize for the CQWW SSB
but IS heading to the eastern Caribbean.............

>From jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:50:22 1996
From: jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing) (John Downing)
Subject: Greyline wallpaper
Message-ID: <01BBAFFB.B3E67E60@downing-1.intelenet.net>


Ask and you shall receive..... Thanks to the many who responded to my
request for a greyline display utility for Win95.  GeoClock was the
overwhelming suggestion - and it is now happily gracing the upper right
corner of my CRT.  Pretty neat little package - and it's run OK for 
several days so it probably doesn't do anything nasty to the system.
Highly recommended.  And for those who don't know about the package,
it's available as follows:

GeoClock for Windows 7.0
**** Initial Release ****
J R Ahlgren   jahlgren@capaccess.org
business voice 703-241-2661  FAX 703-241-5809
BBS 703-241-7980  CompuServe 70461,2340
GeoClock displays the current sun and moon positions,
and the parts of the earth in sunlight and twilight,
on high quality maps.  Sun rise, sun set, and local
are available when you register

>From jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:30:46 1996
From: jdowning@intelenet.net (John Downing) (John Downing)
Subject: DX Packetcluster Telnet List
Message-ID: <01BBAFF9.02559020@downing-1.intelenet.net>


In reponse to all who requested telnet packetcluster access, here is my 
compiled list
of clusters and gateways.  It may take a little hand formatting to get it right 
on your
mail reader.  I also have it in .xls form upon request.  Please send additions, 
deletions, etc. so I can keep the list updated.  All open gateways have been 
verified today.
Others required permission from the owner or are not currently available.  
Thanks to all
who supplied the raw data.  

                TELNET ACCESS TO DX PACKET CLUSTERS                             
         DX             JNOS gateway            IP address      command         
login   password        comment 
      Cluster   name

         WU3V   gate.wu3v.net   DXC             call    
anything                East Coast mega cluster 
         WD5B   migate.ampr.org   C WD5B  call    e-mail  
                Arkansas mega cluster   
         WD5B   sapgate.freeway.net                     C WD5B  call    e-mail  
                Arkansas mega cluster   
         WD5B   wd5b.aetn.org   C DXARK call    
anything                Arkansas mega cluster   
         KC8FT  migate.ampr.org   DX              call    
e-mail          Michigan cluster        
         KC8FT  sapgate.freeway.net                     DX              call    
e-mail          Michigan cluster        
         KC8FT  wd5b.aetn.org   C DXIT          call    
e-mail          Michigan cluster        
         KC8FT  ham.jaxnet.com  C DXIT          call    
anything                Michigan cluster        
         PY2XB  sp-gw-py2bjo.ampr.org   C DXC           call    
         N6ND   nespadr6.nosc.mil   DXC             call    
name            Southern Cal. cluster   
         NO4J   ham.jaxnet.com  DXCLUS  call    
anything                        North Florida   
         K9FN   k2cc.ampr.org                      call    
guest           preauthorized   
         F6CNB  k2cc.ampr.org                              
call    guest           preauthorized   
         NHDX   amrad.keene.edu                         c nhdx dx       call    
         WP4K   KP4RF (?)       DXC             call    
         VE1DXC radio-gw.cnuce.cnr.it   C DXHFX call    name    
          IK5PWJ        radio-gw.cnuce.cnr.it   C DXPISA        
call    name            preauthorized   
          NO4J  radio-gw.cnuce.cnr.it   C DXFLA call    name    
         WD5B   radio-gw.cnuce.cnr.it   C DXARK call    name    
         KC8FT  radio-gw.cnuce.cnr.it   C DXIT          call    
name            preauthorized   
         KS9K   ks9k.ampr.org                             
         N9DKI  gw.w9yb.ampr.org                          
         KF5XV  kb4cpw.dwatt.com                           
         KI3V   wadg.greatbasin.net                          
unable to verify / no connection made                                           
        offline / no connection 
         N5UXT  gw.nternode.com 2                           
        offline / no connection 
         WA5PIE s32.dzn.com                             
        offline / no connection 
         WS7I   ewarg.org                                
        offline / no connection 
        offline / no connection 
                offline / no connection 
          VE3CDX        ve3cdx.cdx.net                  
                offline / no connection 
           IK5PWJ       ik5gqo.ampr.org                         c dxcpwj        
                o       ffline / no connection  
           IT9GSF       it9gsf.ampr.org                         c tcp it9gsf    
                offline / no connection 

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