Many problems with SPAULO (sp-gw.ampr.org) and we were off CQ-Contest last two
Now, we are here again... No presence on last ARRL 10, and no chances to have
all band next year. I'll trip for work on other cities!! I'll try to get single
band during 1996 - maybe on 40 meters CW high power, and 20 meters SSB, low
Mry Xmas and Hpy New Year for all of you. PY2NY Vitor (PW2N in contests.)
>From Jeffrey Clarke <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri Dec 22 16:26:05 1995
From: Jeffrey Clarke <email@example.com> (Jeffrey Clarke)
Subject: W4 NAQPers ???
On Fri, 22 Dec 1995, Bill Fisher KM9P wrote:
> Any of you red necks want to put a couple of teams together?
> Bill, KM9P
I plan on being on for CW NAQP from my own station
for the 1st time in many years. You can put me on your team
if you need members....
Merry Xmas , Jeff KU8E
* Jeffrey D. Clarke firstname.lastname@example.org *
>From email@example.com (barry) Fri Dec 22 17:12:45 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (barry) (barry)
Subject: Yaesu headphone part needed
Hi all - I have a pair of Yaesu YH-77ST CONTEST headphones which broke.
The plastic piece that holds the earphone in place cracked. Yaesu has no
replacement part available. I wonder if anyone has an old junker pr of
phones around that they are willing to part with... 73 barry
Barry N. Kutner, W2UP Internet: email@example.com
Newtown, PA Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
Packet Cluster: W2UP >WB2R (FRC)
>From Larry Tyree <firstname.lastname@example.org> Fri Dec 22 19:23:27 1995
From: Larry Tyree <email@example.com> (Larry Tyree)
Subject: Internet Sprint and Squint contest announcements
NINTH INTERNET CW SPRINT CONTEST
Contest period: 02:00:00Z to 04:00:00Z on Thursday December 28th UTC. This
is Wednesday evening in the USA.
Bands: 80 and 40 meters only (this is a real radio contest, no internet).
Suggested frequencies are 3530-3550 and 7030-7050.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!
INTERNET SQUIRT CONTEST
The third SquINT contest will be held on the 1st of January at 2100Z
for 90 minutes. Suggested frequencies are 14270-14290. Exchange
name, age, QTH (ie: state/province/country) and favorite movie.
There are three categories:
1. Parent-child category: All transmissions must be made with real time
speech from the mouth of your child (sitting in or near your lap).
Whispering in their ear is okay. Logging done by the control operator.
Guest ops are okay.
2. Child operating and doing all the logging.
3. Child at heart operations.
Potty breaks do not count as off time. Add 10 points for each diaper
changed during the contest (up to a maximum of 30 points). The diaper
doesn't have to belong to one of the operators. Pull-ups or Good-nights
do not count.
Final score = Number of minutes spent having fun in front of the radio
with your kid * the number of favorable comments you get from your
spouse about the activity and then add the diaper bonus.
E-mail your logs and comments to email@example.com. If you are not on this
list, please subscribe via firstname.lastname@example.org. A test message has been sent
to the list. If you didn't get it, then you need to subscribe.
There will be colorful certificates available to all particpants for a
small fee to cover printing and postage (thanks to Greg, KO9Y).
PS: This is a real fun operating event... don't miss it!!!!
>From email@example.com (Joe Esposito) Fri Dec 22 19:22:00 1995
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Joe Esposito) (Joe Esposito)
Subject: ARRL 10 Meter Contest Score
ARRL 10 Meter Contest Log
CW SSB Multipliers Total Score
------------------- ----------- -----------
14 12 9 720
Single Operator, Low Power, Mobile
Rig: HR-2510 Pwr: 25 watts Ant: Hamstick
Hours of Operation: 6 hours, 5 minutes
Comments: Condx were poor on Saturday and even worse on Sunday.
Best DX was TI1S on SSB. Heard CX, PY, and LU but
could not reach them.
>From Jeff Singer <email@example.com> Fri Dec 22 22:37:33 1995
From: Jeff Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Jeff Singer)
Subject: GAP - VOYAGER
On Tue, 5 Dec 1995, ANTHONY DEBIASI wrote:
> -- [ From: Tony DeBiasi * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --
> Does anyone have first hand experience with the GAP-VOYAGER on 160 and
> 80? ...> FQWA39A@prodigy.com Thanks! Tony K2SG
I have been using the Voyager for abt two years, and I love it! No,
it's not the equivilant of a beam, but it DOES get out on 160 and 80, and
I work europe with regularity on all bands. SWR is teriffic, full
bandwith on 80 (just dial and shoot), takes full power from my 87A
without complaint. I have a KT34XA up 60' and a 40-2CD at 70' and the
Voyager really rounds out my station. Although I have over an acre of
property, 160 would mean LOTS of wire to be effective, and the low
profile of the GAP really makes it work for me. You can't WIN 160 with
it, though, that's for more serious stuff, but you sure can play and add
lots of points to your totals.
Have fun, gud luck!
73 de JEFF WA2SYN
>From James Wolf" <email@example.com Fri Dec 22 17:46:07 1995
From: James Wolf" <firstname.lastname@example.org (James Wolf)
Subject: Internet reverse beacon
> Here is another one of my wacky ideas:
> Have you ever seen one of these internet peepholes where you can instruct
> someone's video camera to take a picture and return it to you over
> the internet?
> Has anyone thought of hooking up their computer controlled radio to
> the internet so you could: connect and give the radio a frequency,
> have the radio tune to that frequency, and record and deliver the audio
> file of what it heard? What a great way of judging how your signal
> sounds from the other side.
> Any thoughts?
> Brooke Allen, N2BA
Try this page:
James Wolf, KR9U
>From Marijan Miletic <email@example.com> Fri Dec 22 23:11:07 1995
From: Marijan Miletic <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Marijan Miletic)
Subject: ENFORCEMENT-contests and otherwise
Hi Gene, nice short statement by KE5FI and your comments! I am just going thru
130 S5 logs from local contest painfully deleting some QSO but I could NOT get
support for more relaxed approach which might be biased. Regarding VHF article
our manager is on long sick leave and I'll have to find somebody else.
Season greetings & 73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU.
>From Big Don <email@example.com> Fri Dec 22 23:49:51 1995
From: Big Don <firstname.lastname@example.org> (Big Don)
Subject: CQ Contest Magazine
On Sun, 17 Dec 1995, Pete Smith wrote:
> At 05:23 PM 12/12/95 -0800, Howard wrote:
> >One suggestion. How about more information on the cover photo? Same
> >problem with CQ Magazine; great cover shot and some funky one line
> >caption inside that doesn't tell me what I'm looking at. How tall
> >are VE3EJ's towers? What antennas does he use? Radios?
> >The photograph is a real teaser, but there is no followup inside. Most
> >magazines use the cover photo as a lead-in to their main story.
> Amen!!!! A fwew months ago K5ZD was on the cover of CQ and posted the
> article that should have run with it. Today I got the January CQ with
> K5VT's picture and no station description at all. When will CQ get the word
> and cut some of the drivel that they fill pages and pages with, in order to
> cover these stations from whom we could all learn a lot?
I dumped my subscription to this empty rag years ago. If a few others
did the same, and told them why, mebbe some action would result...