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From: ehayes@VNET.IBM.COM (ehayes@VNET.IBM.COM)
Date: Wed Dec 6 08:29:48 1995
A friend of mine (AB5NG) requested that I ask the contest crowd
whether or not a Tailtwister will fit OK in a Rohn 25G tower without
any strange modifications to the rotor plate.  If not, how about
in a 45G?

Thanks in advance,

73  KC5DVT   Wayne     email...ehayes@vnet.ibm.com
Austin, Texas

>From Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner@UAlberta.CA  Wed Dec  6 14:56:56 1995
From: Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner@UAlberta.CA (Joel Weiner)
Subject: CQWW CW from VE6JY
Message-ID: <n1393885973.30309@qm-gw.ucs.ualberta.ca>

Subject:   CQWW CW from VE6JY

Hi all
After last years CQWW CW disaster when a spectacular aurora destroyed the
bands it was a real treat to have such excellent conditions this year -
especially at the bottom of a cycle and at this northern latitiude. We had
over 12 solid hours to Europe over Saturday night/Sunday morning -amazing.
20 Meter Single Band
2310 QSOs 5930 pts 39 zones and 137 countries Score 1,043,680

Equipment: Kenwood  TS940 + Henry Amp
Antennas: 5 ele monobander at 140 ft, TH6 at 82 ft , TH6 at 75 ft and 4-30
mHz log at 90 ft. 
Don's multi-multi station is gradually nearing the competitive stage and the
20 M station is performing very well. All the antennas on separate towers and
linked with a Stack Match which allowed us to transmit in 2 or 3 different
directions and gave a tremendous amount of flexibility. Everything worked
well except a rotor froze up in the sub zero temperatures. 

Lots of exciting moments but best was when VK9XH called us near the end of
the contest for a new country mult and zone 29. We had given up hope of
finding zone 29. Never heard zone 37.  We set a number of goals for the
weekend and we had them all beat by Sunday morning. We bettered the former
Canadian 20M record by 200,000 points. All in all a fun weekend.
73 Joel VE6WQ

>From JH3PRR masa <kitagawa@es.osaka-u.ac.jp>  Wed Dec  6 15:01:20 1995
From: JH3PRR masa <kitagawa@es.osaka-u.ac.jp> (JH3PRR masa)
Subject: ARRL 160m at Mt.RF JA3ZOH
Message-ID: <199512061501.AAA03964@qed.laser.ee.es.osaka-u.ac.jp>

                     ARRL 160 METER CONTEST -- 1995
      Call: JA3ZOH                   Country:  Japan
      Mode: CW                       Category: Multioperator

     Totals    115     230     2.00         34          0    =   7,820

Operator List:  JG3MRT, JG3WDN, JH3PRR

Equipment Description:  TS-950, IC-760, 3-500Z x 2, 5/8 lambda GP,
                        1200ft Beverages

First, thank you everybody who had enough patience to work us.
The total point was doubled from the last year's result. This
is probably due to booming activities on the band in U.S. The
condition seemed average (or not so good) on the first day and
much worse on the second day.

We installed a 1200ft beverage at the beginning of the year,
heard east coast in ARRL International CW for the first time,
but failed to work. This time we desperately wanted to work
east coast and installed another 1200ft beverage beaming east
coast. Unfortunately we never heard signal from east coat
during the contest. The east end was GA or IL. The new
beverage was too quiet. It might be too low (close to the
ground). What is the optimum height of beverage?

We will improve our transmission antenna next year and look
for east coast again in CQ 160m and ARRL International CW.
Please call us if you heard JA3ZOH on 1911kHz.

Thank you and see you on top band again!

de masa JH3PRR // JA3ZOH Mt.RF

>From mwdink@eskimo.com (Michael Dinkelman)  Wed Dec  6 15:20:27 1995
From: mwdink@eskimo.com (Michael Dinkelman) (Michael Dinkelman)
Subject: Power Lines
Message-ID: <199512061522.HAA23742@mail.eskimo.com>

        thanks for the kind words but I think the reason you need me around
is to have an easy butt to kick ;>)

        I just limited the debate 'cause I didn't want the reflector
to be loaded down with all that. I already have pretty grave concerns abt
power line effects on humans so it would be a No-No to live right next to
one. I was more interested in how close could I get (and it doesn't sound good).
I'll be sending out a summary soon - sounds like a lotta guys are interested 
in one.

        Rock n Roll
Michael Dinkelman
Kent, WA

>From Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton@engineer.ClemsonSC.ATTGIS.COM  Wed Dec  6 
>18:48:00 1995
From: Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton@engineer.ClemsonSC.ATTGIS.COM (Skelton, Tom)
Subject: FCC 610V. Just the facts, mam.
Message-ID: <30C5EABB@admin.ClemsonSC.ATTGIS.COM>

OK, I hope I am not alone in my confusion over what seem to
be conflicting "facts."  One reporter says the FCC will only
accept forms that were requested by mail, another says the
ARRL will have a master we can use, another says you can
use the one downloaded off the fax machine, another says
you can use the one off the FCC's web site ... etc.

Does anyone have the hard, cold, take-to-the-Mellon-Bank-
facts?  Please reply directly to me.

tnx!  73, tom WB4iUX

>From Assarabowski, Richard" <AssaraR@utrc.utc.com  Wed Dec  6 16:22:00 1995
From: Assarabowski, Richard" <AssaraR@utrc.utc.com (Assarabowski, Richard)
Subject: SP5GRM QSL tip
Message-ID: <30C5C29D@msgate.res.utc.com>

SP5GRM has been having trouble with mail getting pilfered at the post 
office, particularly following his big effort on 160 during the CQWW CW 
contest.  Please send QSL's to SP5ES via the Callbook address, DO NOT send 
cards direct to SP5GRM.

                              -- Rich K1CC

>From Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole@ripco.com>  Wed Dec  6 18:54:00 1995
From: Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole@ripco.com> (Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY)
Subject: High Tension Power Lines
References: <199512051455.GAA09126@mail.eskimo.com>
Message-ID: <30C5E6C8.5D70@ripco.com>

Michael Dinkelman wrote:

> 1) Am I wrong in avoiding such properties for a serious radio
> location ....

NO WAY !!  No matter what someone in the employ of a utility sez, AVOID 
building a contest 
station near high voltage lines.  You WON'T be sorry.

> 2) How far away is a reasonable distance? (This my realtor wants
> to know especially)

AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE !!!  Unless you live in the desert, high humidity 
conditions raise havoc 
with most HV lines. Ice?  Wet snow?  FORGET IT !!

Even lines that are noise free when first installed will PROBABLY go noisy in 
time.  Utilities 
just don't have the funds to maintain them at peak noise-free conditions.  What 
may be 
"noise-free" to them could be QUITE noisy when you're pointing many elements of 
HF/VHF yagi 
toward them.  I've heard older lines for MILES when using larger arrays - not 
the hot setup when 
trying to sort through those 3rd level EU's on 20 or 15.

PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / WB9TIY / Society of Midwest Contesters
708-696-2828  FAX: 708-698-2045  e-mail: blckhole@ripco.com

>From Wendell Millman <gcom@cycor.ca>  Wed Dec  6 17:06:40 1995
From: Wendell Millman <gcom@cycor.ca> (Wendell Millman)
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <199512061706.NAA08142@bud.peinet.pe.ca>


>From snace@wsc.nasa.gov (Steve Nace)  Wed Dec  6 17:12:02 1995
From: snace@wsc.nasa.gov (Steve Nace) (Steve Nace)
Subject: FCC's Answers 601V Questions-just the facts
Message-ID: <v01510107aceb7de3931c@[]>

Here is the dialogue regarding my inquiry into the 610V confusion:

Sirs:                                                   6 Dec 1995

There seem to be several questions regarding the submittal of the new
610V form. One report says the FCC will only accept forms that were
requested by mail, another says the
ARRL (American Radio Relay League) will have a master we can use,
another says you can use the one downloaded off the fax machine,
another says you can use the one off the FCC's web site ... etc, etc.

Can you please answer as to which version of the 610V form you will


Steven Nace  KN5H


From: FCCINFO <FCCINFO@fcc.gov>
To: snace@wsc.nasa.gov
Subject:  Form 610V Questions -Reply

When the FCC Form 610V is available to the public (middle of January
1996) it will be available  in hard copy through the ARRL and the FCC
Forms Warehouse and via our fax-on-demand system.  At this time we
have not decided to accept electronic filing of this form.

>>> Steve Nace <snace@wsc.nasa.gov> 12/06/95 11:58am >>>


The FCC was VERY fast in getting an answer to me. It took less that
5 minutes! I betcha these are THE facts.

73 de Hose  KN5H

>From WILLIAM H HENDRICK" <WHHENDRICK@dmacc.cc.ia.us  Wed Dec  6 12:00:03 1995
Subject: FCC fact sheet
Message-ID: <4ABA91712F@an2.dmacc.cc.ia.us>

The new 610V forms on page 2 item 9 referres to fact sheet 206 and 
#206vV. Has anyone located these at the FCC site?

Tnx,, Bill WD0GVY


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