contrary to the rumour that he would keep his call it appears AA4NC will be
the first one with a new 1X2 from Gate 2 - see attached
From: email@example.com (Larry Novak)
Reply-to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Larry Novak)
CQ Contest DXpedition Registery.
Updated October 21, 1996
This is a special update of planned CQWW contest Dxpeditions. It only
includes information that was sent to me - I did not try to keep track
of all the postings to the reflector.
If you have additions for future contests, please email to
email@example.com or via packet to K3TLX.
73, Larry, K3TLX
Contest Location Who/email Status
CQWW SSB 3DA0DX WJ2O, ZS6WPX, ZS6BRZ M/S high power
CQWW SSB 3DA0NX Team Nippon SOAB BOOKED AND CONFIRMED
CQWW SSB 8P9Z K3KG & K4FJ M/S
CQWW SSB 9M8R W7EJ Probably single band 40
CQWW SSB A35SQ W7TSQ SO/AB/Lo Power
** NEW ** W7TSQ@aol.com
CQWW SSB CT3BX Six DL ops Multi-Single
CQWW SSB CT3EE DL4NAC SOAB
CQWW SSB CY0 A4NC
CQWW SSB FG KI6FE/7 es JF2DQJ SOAB
CQWW SSB FJ5AB (St. Barts) N6DLU etal M/S Confirmed
** NEW ** firstname.lastname@example.org
CQWW SSB HC8A Rich, N6KT Firm - QSL via WV7Y
CQWW SSB J3A W8KKF, WA8LOW etal Confirmed M/M
Additional ops considered (email@example.com)
CQWW SSB KP2: WP2AHW KQ4GC, AE4FY, AB4NS, KX8N
CQWW SSB PJ9B N3ED etal M/M
CQWW SSB PJ9T AB4JI etal M/S (QSL PJ9T via AB4JI)
CQWW SSB V26B Team Antigua (QSL WT3Q) Confirmed Multi/Multi
CQWW SSB V85HG JO1RUR, JO1BMV Planned M/S
CQWW SSB VP2E WB5CRG 20 MTR S/B
CQWW SSB VS6WO WN4KKN, K5TSQ, etal multi-single
CQWW SSB T32 VE7SBO SO / Speculative
CQWW SSB V31DX multi-single
CQWW SSB VP2MDE Joe, W5ASP; Andy, GM0ECO (et. al. ?) M/S
** UNLIKELY DUE TO VOLCANO Jastaples@aol.com
CQWW SSB ZD8Z N6TJ FIRM SOSB
CQWW CW 3DA0NX ZS6CAX SOAB, BOOKED AND CONFIRMED
CQWW CW C6A WA3WSJ and K3TEJ Multi-Single (QSL via
CQWW CW CT9U DL2HYH Single-Band (TBD)
CQWW CW CT3FN HB9CRV Single-Band (TBD)
CQWW CW FS K9VV SO, Booked
** NEW ** firstname.lastname@example.org
CQWW CW J3 J3/WJ2O Planning SOHP
CQWW CW J3 YCCC group (K1XM etal) Firm, booked. QSL via
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 V2 Larry, K3TLX Reserved Single Op
email@example.com ** The big 5-0 birthday bash **
CQWW CW V85HG JO1RUR, JO1BMV Planned M/S
CQWW CW VP2EV AA7VB FIRM M/S
CQWW CW VP5EA Dave, WD5N SOLP, Reserved
CQWW CW ZF2RF K4UVT etal confirmed multi-single
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>From email@example.com (AA8U) Tue Oct 22 01:22:51 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (AA8U) (AA8U)
Subject: 75M Split Frequency, Summary
The first time I sent this it looked as if it bounced. Hope this isn't a dupe.
The names have been removed to protect the innocent!
My experience has been that CQing above 3800, 3800-3815 best
and listening 100 KHz lower works best. There's no way to fight the
M/Ms who camp out at 3800, 3798, etc.
pse summarize your replies and post. If I'm telling you my
secrets, I want to hear others', hi.
You've asked the question I have often pondered, but never pursued. I'd be
very interested in your findings.
call CQ between 3800 and 3815 and listen in a clear
spot between 3640 and 3750.
you are of course asking guys to give up some of their inner-most
contest secrets, and darn few guys will want to do that.
sure would like to see what you got in replies. I will be at ****
for CQWW and we always wonder the same thing. With a 3 element beam at 180'
we can get our signal to Europe, just never quite sure what freq to put it
JA's can only transmit in a 5 or 10 kc range somewhere between 3795 and 3805.
I usually stay at 3803 or 3807 all weekend, your best bet is to listen to EU
and see where they are listening. EU stations listen to me then starts
calling cq on my receive frequency which is a real pain in the ass. So get
even with them if your loud they will listen elsewhere.
VK*** is a sure bet on 3797 around sunset
VK's can only tx below 3700 or between 3795 and 3800. Some russians like to
hang around 3640.
CQ between 3800 and 3815 and listen in a clear spot between 3640 and 3750.
you may want to listen between 3795 and 3800 for long path VK and JA at sunset.
Europeans can't work over 3.800...3795-3800 is normaly used by BIG that
caling CQ and work as mirror for all other Europen..I suggest you'll call
around 3810 and listen around 3780.
It would be bad manners to keep any good information you receive on this
most EU's listen at 3800-3850 for US stations...but this area causes
sometimes confusion because sometimes EU's use the same frequencies. For example
two stations in EU are calling CQ and listening on the same freq. I am
listening up to 3900 for you guys calling CQ. EU's can transmit in SSB from
3600-3800. I think some parts of the ex-USSR are limited to 3600-3650, so if
you want to work an UA9 try that part of the band.
I'd love a summary of what you get, Bruce!
(I'm not up to speed on 80M split freqs, either.)
If it is possible could you summarize or forward the replys that you get on
your 75 meter frequency question?
All I've heard is not to use 3650-3700 because it is the "CONTEST FREE ZONE".
Yeah....direct....So no one ELSE knows the "good" freqs to transmit on...
('cept us in-the-know big time 75M op's - see ya'll from **** next weekend !)
Best tx frequencies for USA are always above 3800 - perhaps 3825.
Below 3800 frequencies are full of Eu big guns and the window 3790-3800 is
the worst. USA stations are REALLY weak here in north (c.a. 65 N), while
European alligators come +25 db. I'm afraid that 75 meters is becoming much
like 40 meters - there is no space for dx-signals. Outside of contest
weekends, I'm able to work as much dx as I want to on 80 and 40 - during
cqww there are some european stations which can not copy me on 40, even I'm
running al-1200 and 2-ele yagi - this tells something about qrm-levels here
in Eu. I have noticed that on 40 there are some frequencies above 7150 which
are permanently free from BC-qrm, while some are reserved 24 hours. There is
no BC-qrm on 75 meters in our area. If I will remember - I could log down
some observations on BC-qrm on 40 during next weekend.
Guess that you will get opposite advices as well HI - these ones
were from latitudes near of polar circle.
try transmitting above 3800 and listening below 3750. we have had
excellent luck between 3800 and 3820 for tx and listening as low as
3650 or so.
vk's have a very small tx window between 3790 and 3800, they like to work
I have had some success calling around 3825 +/- and listening 3700 =/-
There are Russians to be worked around 3650 also.
Thats all for now.
As you might have guessed, many of our fellow contesters are interested in
I wish I had included 40M splits in my first question!
I think there might be some new information here for some. No "big time
secrets" in this post unless you are a first time contester on 75M.
Hope you found it worthy of your time. Whatever, have fun this coming weekend!
>From email@example.com (Michael Causey) Tue Oct 22 01:34:47 1996
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Causey) (Michael Causey)
Subject: interface with tr and FT-1000MP
I just received tr-log contesting program and need to connect my FT-1000MP
to my computer. Never having operated my rig via computer before, I need
some help. Keep it simple, please, I'm a REAL novice at this. I have
operated my tr-log program in the simulator phase for a day now, I'm truly
amazed and quite happy with what the tr-log program can do! I think I will
definitely be able to use it this weekend, if I can get all of the cables
hooked up correctly. My Ft-1000MP has a "CAT" port on the back of it.
Thank you gentlemen. 73, Mike KK5EP.