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Subject: A Source for Touch Lamp Information
From: AA7NX@aol.com (AA7NX@aol.com)
Date: Fri Oct 4 21:41:49 1996
I found the ARRL information at the following URL:


IT should also be available on the ARRL BBS.

Thanks to all who helped out. See you in the 'tests!
AA7NX (for now...)

>From wrt@eskimo.com (Bill Turner)  Sat Oct  5 02:05:54 1996
From: wrt@eskimo.com (Bill Turner) (Bill Turner)
References: <ZUpCKDAvxoUyEwzg@gi0nwg.demon.co.uk>
Message-ID: <325eb3c0.6834435@mail.eskimo.com>

On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 16:38:23 +0100, Andrew@gi0nwg.demon.co.uk wrote:
>My vote goes for combining SO and SOA.  Then there can be no accusations
>of cheating, at least in this area of the rules.
If we're taking votes, I vote for eliminating SOA altogether and making =
Multi-Op again.  Isn't that what it really is?  Another op assisting you?=
me, single op means just one, period.

73, Bill W7LZP

>From HWDX09A@prodigy.com ( ROBERT   REED)  Sat Oct  5 02:58:07 1996
From: HWDX09A@prodigy.com ( ROBERT   REED) ( ROBERT   REED)
Subject: ARRL E-mail Responces
Message-ID: <199610050058.UAA17556@mime4.prodigy.com>

It's interesting to see the comments regarding what ARRL employees 
respond to your e-mail questions and those that don't. 

I earlier this week sent a message to Dave Sumner regarding the fact 
that messages to K5FUV and the DXCC Desk never are replied to or even 
acknowledged. I often send in messages sent to me from DX stations 
wanting their DX information included in W1AW DX Bulletins. Because I 
post the bulletins to the DX Reflector the DXers use me as a 
reply/input route.

On the other hand, I always get immediate replies from contest@arrl.
org usually by Tom Hogerty and from blunt@arrl.org from Billy himself.
 There are others I regular write to in the VEC, RIB, and Membership 
Services areas that all respond within the day.

Some people may want to do as I have recently started doing and that 
is to CC to k1zz@arrl.org on every message I send to ARRL 
destinations where the replies usually don't come back. My recent 
message regarding the DXCC Desk was reeived by Dave and forwarded 
onto K8CH for a responce which I am still waiting for but can at 
least quote a K1ZZ message that it was routed for a responce.

While I respect Dave and would normally not run to the head of every 
company I deal with, employees at ARRL HQ must keep in mind they are 
all employees of a membership organization supported by our funds and 
are to service our requests. Got a bitch with a customer ? Tough luck,
 as the saying goes, the customer is always right and deserves 
respect of an answer. Especially if he's wrong and needs an 


 73,   Bob Reed, WB2DIN 
       1991 Route 37 West - Lot 109
       Toms River, New Jersey  08757

       Internet : hwdx09a@prodigy.com

       Packet   : wb2din@wt3v.nj

>From thompson@mindspring.com (David L. Thompson)  Sat Oct  5 01:57:30 1996
From: thompson@mindspring.com (David L. Thompson) (David L. Thompson)
Subject: CT CTY file redux
Message-ID: <199610050145.VAA27435@itchy.mindspring.com>

I still have no answer as to where...someone must know.

I have had 11 requests for me too so It not well know!

BTW:  I meant N6RJ  not N4RJ.   N4RJ is alive and well!

Dave K4JRB

>From cns-sd@ix.netcom.com (Art Wallace)  Sat Oct  5 03:19:45 1996
From: cns-sd@ix.netcom.com (Art Wallace) (Art Wallace)
Subject: Kenwood - A Final Final on Truck Stops
Message-ID: <199610050219.TAA07557@dfw-ix1.ix.netcom.com>

A Final Final on Kenwood and Truck Stops / CB Outlets

Yesterday I had a lengthy conversation with Paul Middlefield KD6NUH, 
National Sales Manager for Kenwood, concerning the rumor that they 
would be selling Amateur Radio equipment in places such as Truck Stops 
and CB outlets. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here is
Kenwoods side and what they are doing.

Somehow the rumor got started, it was printed in QST and even a letter 
from a ham stating this was going to happen. Not even close to the 
truth per Kenwood.

First, why should Kenwood start another distribution channel? Kenwood 
has 18 states with no dealers, 24 states with only one dealer. That 
leaves 8 states with 2 or more dealers. Not a very good channel of 
distribution. In a survey of 2500 new hams, 1/3 didn't buy a radio, 1/3 
bought from Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu and Alinco, the remaining 1/3 bought 
from Radio Shack with over 7,000 stores. This means Kenwood, Icom, 
Yaesu and Alinco are competing for 1/3 of the new ham business.

Solution: They have established Master Distributors who are Amateur 
Radio operators and it is their responsibility to screen other Amateurs 
who would like to open up their own business or add to their own 
business as sales and service. Only those qualified need apply. We have 
recently had a Kenwood outlet open here in the North County of San 
Diego, sales and service,  and it has been welcome by all the local 

Paul assured me that Kenwood is in this market strictly for Amateur 
Radio and they are doing everything in their power to see that their 
radios stay in proper channels of distribution. If you would like to 
send Paul E-Mail with any questions or comments, his address is
paulem@ix.netcom.com .  Also, see their home page  WWW.Kenwood.Net for 
more on this and what they are doing.

This is the kind of damage that unfounded rumors can cause and I 
appologize for adding to it. Sometimes what seems funny to one person, 
becomes fact to another and ends up causing others a lot of grief.

73,  Art  KK6XN         Waiting for my Atlas Radio and my 1x2


>From nt5c@easy.com (John Warren)  Sat Oct  5 03:29:08 1996
From: nt5c@easy.com (John Warren) (John Warren)
Subject: ARRL E-mail Responses
Message-ID: <1367657906-88606029@BANJO.EASY.COM>

Bob WB2DIN wrote:

|It's interesting to see the comments regarding what ARRL employees
|respond to your e-mail questions and those that don't.
|... messages to K5FUV and the DXCC Desk never are replied to or even

I can't explain this, but in fairness I must report that answers from the
DXCC section to my very occasional e-mails have been exceptionally prompt.
The last two were each answered in less than one hour. I never bother them
with questions about routine processing status, and also I search all other
conceivable leads to information before going to "the source". But probably
you met those requirements too Bob, in which case I just don't know. Bill K
told me once how many e-mails arrive daily - I've forgotten, but it was
some awesome number.

73, John, NT5C.

>From kl7y@alaska.net (Dan Robbins)  Sat Oct  5 04:55:43 1996
From: kl7y@alaska.net (Dan Robbins) (Dan Robbins)
Subject: Kenwood Sales Manager
Message-ID: <9610050355.AB09196@alaska.net>

At 01:47 PM 10/4/96 -0400, AG7M wrote:
>Well this whole issue has caused me to decide two things:
>1. Unsubscribe from this reflector since there is so little exchange of info
>related to its title. (Trey son unsubscribe me or remind me how)
>2. Buy that new TS870.

OK, you can leave the reflector.  But when that nasty old fishing boat or
long haul trucker QRMs SU2MT on 3795 (in a contest, of course) with HIS
TS-870 you relenquish your right to bitch.

                                                Dan KL7Y

>From w6go@netcom.com (Jay O'Brien - W6GO)  Sat Oct  5 05:16:19 1996
From: w6go@netcom.com (Jay O'Brien - W6GO) (Jay O'Brien - W6GO)
Subject: QST writeup of CQP rules
Message-ID: <199610050416.VAA01915@netcom6.netcom.com>

The October QST, on page 101, refers to a "10-minute rule" for 
multi-single entries in the CQP.

Anyone know what this particular "10-minute rule" really is?  I can't 
find it in the official NCCC rules.

73, Jay

>From G.DAUGHT@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU (George Daughters)  Sat Oct  5 07:04:41 
From: G.DAUGHT@Forsythe.Stanford.EDU (George Daughters) (George Daughters)
Subject: ct/icom737 hamview cable

help, contesters!

kim, kn6yu, is trying to get his icom 737 to
work with ct 9.2? in time for CQP.

he has used "hamview products" rigview/logview/packview
which talk successfully to his 737, using hamview's
comport/radio interface cable.

ct can't seem to do it though... "radio timeout"
*although sometimes* ct picks up the correct frequency
from the radio... (but won't follow or cause band
changes, etc.)

has anyone ever made the combination

486/hamview cable/ic737  work together?  any hints?

please email me directly, and i'll call kim tomorrow
morning if and when the mongo pileups resulting from my
cq-ing start to die down.


mega-thanks es 73



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