W7RM 160 Contest results

Sun Dec 5 14:16:09 EST 1993

475 QSOs, 1013 QSO points, 64 sections, 5 DX mults = 69,897 points total

Not great condx. Not much New England or Eastern Canada, 18 JAs, no VK/ZL,
no VS6 and didn't even hear KH6! Never heard East Coast working EU either.
Anybody work EU?
After this, I guess I'm ready for next weekend in the 10 meter contest! I'm
watching the propagation reports and the bands to see if it will be a
quieter version of this weekend or a pick-me-up.....hope to work you all.
73, Mike AA7NX
Michael R. Conatore
(503) 294-6769
mconator at sfovmic6.vnet.ibm.com
IBM Oregon Trading Area
1211 S. W. Fifth Avenue Suite 1000  Portland, Oregon 97204

>From aa2du at attmail.com (J P Kleinhaus )  Mon Dec  6 01:13:11 1993
From: aa2du at attmail.com (J P Kleinhaus ) (J P Kleinhaus )
Date: 6 Dec 93 01:13:11 GMT
Subject: 160 Contest

It's interesting that the suggestions offered to fix the ARRL 160 contest
are to add DX to DX credit.  In the ARRL DX Contest, there is also no DX to
DX credit but I don't think we have a lack of participation there.  I would
be very interested in hearing *any* suggestions you have in regards to
improving the ARRL contests.  If you send me a suggestion, please send
a hard copy to the ARRL contest department as well, so it can be circulated
to the entire CAC as well.
73 to all, J.P. AA2DU
Hudson Division CAC Rep.
aa2du at attmail.com
PS. You can send a copy of your message to Blunt at arrl.org and the contest
department will be covered.

>From Takao Kumagai <je1cka at asuka.aerospace-lab.go.jp>  Mon Dec  6 10:41:08 1993
From: Takao Kumagai <je1cka at asuka.aerospace-lab.go.jp> (Takao Kumagai)
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 93 10:41:08 JST
Subject: Program reading CW to log-program - any use?
Message-ID: <9312060141.AA11447 at asuka.aerospace-lab.go.jp>

Hi Mikko

Our JCCC member JA1KFX has been developing the logging software "LGR" on
JA original DOS machine, NEC PC98 series actually. While development
I asked him to have the feature to decode the keyer-cw-code to
data entry. LGR decodes the keyer-cw-code only while pushing alt-key.
So you can send any message with the paddle. But this does not work
on IBM compatibles and all codes were written in MASM very dependent
on the hardware. I once asked him to convert it to TSR for IBM but
it seems impossible because above reasons.

In JA many contesters wish to use the logging software but many 
people does not use yet. Why? We are not familiar with keyboard.
So these cw-decode TSR will be appreciated here in JA.

Tack je1cka

>From XMSJ29A at prodigy.com (MR JAMES A WHITE)  Mon Dec  6 02:58:46 1993
From: XMSJ29A at prodigy.com (MR JAMES A WHITE) (MR JAMES A WHITE)
Date: Sun, 05 Dec 1993 21:58:46 EST
Subject: New Club Forming
Message-ID: <025.00106343.XMSJ29A at prodigy.com>

QST de K1ZX...new contest club forming

Florida CW Contest Group wants you...interested?

Contact: Jim White, K1ZX via Email @ XMSJ29A at PRODIGY.COM
         (813) 989-8873
         5605 East 127 Avenue
         Tampa, FL   33617


         Paul Evans, G4BKI
         (813) 874-2980
         1120 Clairborne Street
         Holiday, FL  34690


>From Randy A Thompson <K5ZD at world.std.com>  Mon Dec  6 03:37:14 1993
From: Randy A Thompson <K5ZD at world.std.com> (Randy A Thompson)
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1993 22:37:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: ARRL 160 Contest
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9312052214.A28622-0100000 at world.std.com>

It has always been interesting to me that the ARRL 160 Contest has better 
W/VE participation that the CQ 160 contest.  QSO totals are usually 200 
or more higher for the top stations in ARRL vs CQ.  This indicates that 
the contest is extremely healthy.

Now, how do we improve the DX activity to make it more interesting?  The 
usual contest marketing strategies could be tried. 
- Plaques?
- Send results to all DX entrants (similar to WAEDXC)
- Participation awards for DX stations making more than 25 QSOs!

We must remember that the ARRL 160 contest is only 6 days after the 
biggest contest in the world - CQ WW CW!  I think this has more to do 
with lack of participation than anything (it sure keeps my activity level 

We could make the contest more entertaining by having 24 hours (Sat) on 
CW and the second 24 hours (Sun) on Phone!  Think about that one!

73 - Randy, K5ZD

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