Tnx to all who answered my inquiry. All the messages are stored and held in
case there are any other problems. Here is what Jerry NX0I found.
We tried changing the configure on the comtsr to no avail. All the interups
were standard configure, and we switched to comtsr to look at 7E1, but nothing
worked. we also tried a diferent com port, and another pc. What was eventually
done was Jerry changed the PK232 to 8N1 and it worked. so he made this the
default from now on. So tnx to all who sent replies.
As for the Nebraska thing during contests, there would have been a very active
station on but, due to illness, he wasn't able to make it. So next year look
for Bob, NW0F on full bore we hope. He was very active from here in K.C. when
he lived here and is lloking froward to getting on in the contests from
Nebraska when he gets to felling better. So next year, hopefully.
73 es cu in CQWW cw from NX0I
>From Richard Hallman <email@example.com> Mon Nov 7 23:46:00 1994
From: Richard Hallman <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Richard Hallman)
Subject: KI3V/7 SS CW...
ARRL SWEEPSTAKES -- 1994
Call: KI3V/7 State: Nevada
Mode: CW Category: Single Operator/Single Rig
BAND QSO Comments
160 0 Right.....
80 286 What a great band on Saturday night!!
40 307 3PM Sunday E. Coast was 10-20 over!! GAS Award=N4RJ!
20 487 Sunday was the best day....Great opening.
15 228 90% from Saturday...Not much on Sunday
10 0 Not worth the time!
Totals 1308 X 77
Equipment: IC-765, Alpha 77 (No...its the ONE tuber!)
Stack TH7's, 40-2cd @ 112 ft, TH6 @ 56 ft
80 Inv V @ 102 ft
My last mult needed was Nebraska!! Kinda wondered what I was doing
wrong to need NE....Sorry to hear others had the same problem. VY1JA called
me on 20 meters at beginning of the contest...Thanks Jay!!
Now for comments on KM9P's CQing on another persons freq.....
MANY times I would send several QRL?'s on a quiet frequency,
maybe 2 or 3 spaced 1-2 seconds apart. I would hear NOTHING in
return. I would work 1-5 stations, then have a LOUD somebody
come back and tell me to QSY..The Freq was in use!! How can this
be?? My feelings are that this would happen when somebody
using TWO rigs was on the other radio working somebody else.
Then when they were done, they wanted their OTHER freq back....Not
sure if anything is fair in a contest...But I have a problem with
this. Cant wait till we can get THREE radios running and they
all want THREE freq's at once. Of course not all TWO radio contesters
do this....But I think this maybe part of the problem.....The Fix???
CT: Used Version 9.13, set POLL to 100, and CT was FLAWLESS all
weekend! At one point I though the program crashed...Spent
a few minutes to re-boot and found that I pulled the keyboard
jack out of the keyboard!! ha
See Ya in two weeks!! Rich KI3V Portable Seven!
PS... " Dont CQ on MY freq..."
>From George Cutsogeorge <email@example.com> Tue Nov 8 00:18:00 1994
From: George Cutsogeorge <firstname.lastname@example.org> (George Cutsogeorge)
Subject: Contesting and Filters
All of the high end radios have cascaded filters with one
at an IF around 9MHz and another usually at 455 kHz. This
combo gives excellant skirt selectivity and makes for good
S & P operation. However, when running stations, a slower
roll off is better to hear people that are not exactly
in the rcvr pass band.
There is a simple way to improve these radios for contesting
that seems to have escaped the designers. If the 455 kHz
filter is switched out (and the ssb filter is substituted)
the nose selectivity stays about the same, usually 500 Hz,
but it becomes possible to hear stations off frequency a
couple of hundred Hz each side. The improvement when
running stations is dramatic.
I have modified my last three radios (930, 940 and 765) by
adding a mini toggle switch on the bottom cover just behind
the tuning knob to do the switching. When the going gets
rough the other filter can be switched in or the 250 Hz can
>From Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF" <email@example.com Tue Nov 8
From: Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF" <firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim
Subject: CQ WW Phone Results
I realize this is late info but just got subscribed to the contest reflector.
CQ WW SSB Single Band 20 meters from K9JF/7
122 Countries =
Score down 40% from last year's effort. Lack of QSO's! However...best
first hour in a DX contest since I operated from DL5JF 22 years ago. 138
in the first hour which was 1/5 of my total QSO's. Lost a TS850s or
AL1200 amp (anyone have information on which relay failed?) but had a
back-up TS830 and 2K-Classic. Only running a single 5el 205BA @ 75'
which also hurt.
During tests like this one, the black hole of 9-land looks good compared
to the sponge in the Pacific NW. As my buddy DK3GI once told me, "this
place is at the edge of the earth!".
Anyway, I'm looking for a good place to go for ARRL SSB test. Anyone
looking for a op?
73 Jim K9JF/7
>From Lee Hiers <email@example.com> Tue Nov 8 00:55:00 1994
From: Lee Hiers <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Lee Hiers)
Subject: Another Sucky SS Score
AA4GA S/O low power (as opposed to HIGH POWER)
494 X 73, missing KL7, VE2, VE8, NE
At least I didn't hear any of the sections I missed.
1) Computer problems
2) Rig problems
3) Antenna problems
4) Keyer problems
5) Attitude problems....wait, that's at work...well, here too!
I weren't having fun, so I quit at about 1am. Kept going back every few
hours on Sunday thinking I could salvage a sweep....nope.
The one or two times I had mini-runs going, I got visitors from some of KM9P's
qrmers....guess that's life.
My beef is with two operators (neither of which were on my latest copy of
the WB5VZL list) who refused to work me because I was a "dupe". I told both
of them they were not in my log in response to their "QSO B4", but they didn't
seem to care. The smart thing for them to do is to go ahead and work me again,
but I guess they weren't too smart, as they decided to argue that they had
indeed worked me before. I got "my" QSO number that I supposedly gave from
one of them (who claims to be a hot-shot CW op) and the call I logged wasn't
even close, although it _was_ the same call area. Now, I ain't saying I
couldn't have messed up their calls (I don't claim to be a hot-shot CW op),
but they're the ones who are going to have the QSOs removed from their logs.
Maybe these guys are the ones who qrmed KM9P et al....
Wait 'til next year....
73 de Lee AA4GA
>From Danny Eskenazi <email@example.com> Tue Nov 8 05:45:00 1994
From: Danny Eskenazi <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Danny Eskenazi)
Subject: Ready for PART TIME
Well is everyone (except those diehard W5 and 4s
who DO HAVE PROPAGATION) ready for that ol' subject to be
brought up again? PART TIME ENTRIES in CONTESTS......
Tried selling it at the TOP of the cycle...boy that was a big mistake.
Bands were too damn good for people to NOT operate the full contest
times.......but now....... yes NOW AT THE BOTTOM...it might be the
right time. Dont let those coronal holes, and solar flares depress ya..
just pick your favorite 8 hour period in the contest, and spend the
rest of the weekend hackin those blackberries, watching football, and
spending a cozy time in front of the fire with the family dog and good
ol quality time. The little knowing smile will tell it all, as you think
of those poor 48 hours masochists banging thier heads into the aurora..
over and over again... Pick your best 8 and submit to the 3830 gang
after the test, maybe GEOIII will even
have a separate listing for PART TIMERS here on the reflector. OK Geo?
73 and keep smilin'
>From email@example.com (Bruce W. Miller) Tue Nov 8 00:32:17 1994
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bruce W. Miller) (Bruce W. Miller)
Does the use of a voice digitized "Contest card" constitute
assisted operation? If not why not?
I would like to know before I drop the $$$ on one.
>From Dan Reese <email@example.com> Tue Nov 8 12:10:31 1994
From: Dan Reese <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Dan Reese)
Subject: Help - I blew away Monday messages
Could someone with a mail reader who has all of Monday, November 7
postings from CQ-CONTEST archived send me some of those messages? Due to
circumstances usually under my control, I lost posts between 0300 UTC
Monday, Nov 7 and roughly 1900 UTC Monday, Nov 7, just before the
one from Derek Wills "puny effort - W5EHM" message.
If you can help, E-mail me first to make arrangements. Sorry for
73, Dan N9XX
>From Mike Vestal <mrvestal@HK.Super.NET> Tue Nov 8 13:25:21 1994
From: Mike Vestal <mrvestal@HK.Super.NET> (Mike Vestal)
Subject: CQWW Phone 1994
CQWW Phone 1994 Results
Band QSOs Zones Countries
160 0 0 0
80 16 9 9
40 68 20 31
20 34 17 23
15 238 32 90
10 425 24 73
Totals 781 102 226 operating time 15 hrs.
Score: 560,552 pts
Equipment: FT1000D all bands
Antennas (Tx): 20/15/10 A-3
Antennas (Rx): 20/15/10 R-5 FT1000 2nd rx
40/80 200' long wire
Bands wwere not that good hr in H.K. but did have nice 10M opening to
Europe and Africa on Sat afternoon. 40 was good Saturday nite knocking
off the XE and HC8 but found it frustrating hearing not to work the PJ9
when he was 10 db over S9. I even tried to call him in the American phone
band to no avail.. Oh well... maybe next year. 80m sucked.
Am looking forward to cqww cw. Hope to have the 2 el 40m beam and 2 halfwaves
in phase for 80m..
* Mike Vestal * HONG KONG ISLAND *
* VS6WV/W0YZS * *
* * email@example.com *
>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> Tue Nov 8 13:32:35 1994
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH@TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Subject: Ready for PART TIME
> Well is everyone (except those diehard W5 and 4s
> who DO HAVE PROPAGATION) ready for that ol' subject to be
> brought up again? PART TIME ENTRIES in CONTESTS......
> Tried selling it at the TOP of the cycle...boy that was a big mistake.
> Bands were too damn good for people to NOT operate the full contest
> times.......but now....... yes NOW AT THE BOTTOM...it might be the
> right time.
Sounds great. In that case, I will dust off a proposal I made in the
80's for a part-time Sweepstakes category:
Contest period for full time operation is 21Z Sat through 03Z Monday,
operate 24 hours max (i.e. retain current scheme).
Contest period for part-timers is 12Z Sun through 03Z Monday, operate
12 hours max.
The thinking behind this is that the Sweepstakes has always been two
contests, the one that happens on Saturday and the one that happens
on Sunday. The Gator mentioned that he made 950 QSOs on Saturday, but
"only" 600 on Sunday. Naturally, if we want to encourage part-time
activity, it should be on Sunday when there is a need for (as the Gator
so delicately expressed it) "fresh meat."
>From firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Sobon) Tue Nov 8 14:42:39 1994
From: email@example.com (Paul Sobon) (Paul Sobon)
Subject: N4RJ SS CW
>Sounded fun hearing contesters all the way up to 7080, it makes up for
>the "contesters all the way down to 7025" in the 'phone things.
>Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
I had to laugh when my 11 yr old daughter AD4PU was operating SS contest on
7075 and some guy gave her a lecture on operating in the AMTOR etc part of
the band. He told her she would be sorry if she stayed. She was getting
QRM'd by one or two AMTOR police that were determined to teach her a
lesson. The filters on the 930 and the beam on 40 work wonders on guys
like that. And CT doesn't care - just keeps on going and going and
going...... They finally gave up and went after some other poor soul who
made the mistake of moving up in the band.
Paul Sobon firstname.lastname@example.org
Fujistu Network Switching Amateur Radio: NO0T
Raleigh, NC 27609