University club stations

00pmbarkey at 00pmbarkey at
Tue Dec 21 09:59:54 EST 1993

University club stations are no longer hotbeds of ham radio contest
activity.  I don't know whether this is because (a) no young people
are going into ham radio anymore, (b) the changing economics of 
competitive contesting has made it impossible for University stations
to compete, or (c) the RFI problem has virtually shut these stations

Question for trivia buffs:

  (1) When was the last time a University club station placed in the
      top ten in single op/all band CQWW, ARRL DX or SS?

  (2) What is the highest a University club station has ever finished
      in a major contest (e.g., one of the above)?

   -- Pat

(alum of W8UM -- U. Mich.)

>From Dave Hawes <34703 at>  Tue Dec 21 13:53:37 1993
From: Dave Hawes <34703 at> (Dave Hawes)
Date: 21 Dec 93 09:53:37 EDT
Subject: Need J6DX CQ CW info
Message-ID: <17DAF126F at>

Does anybody have the band-by-band info on J6DX in CQ CW?  I wanted
to compare their results with ours at VP9AD and 4M5I.

Thanks and Happy Holidays - Dave, N3RD

Dave Hawes                  Internet:  (now) 34703 at
Raytheon Engineers, Valley Forge, PA  (soon) dhawes at
Voice: 215-254-5167              Fax: 215-254-5134

>From DKMC" <dkmc at  Tue Dec 21 15:29:55 1993
From: DKMC" <dkmc at (DKMC)
Date: 21 Dec 93 07:29:55 PST
Subject: W9YT et al
Message-ID: <CPLAN065.DKMC.0462.1993 12 21 0724 0724>

 Microsoft Mail v3.0 IPM.Microsoft Mail.Note
 From: McCarty, DK 'David'
 Subject:  W9YT et al
 Date: 1993-12-21 09:08
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 Fred, K1VR, writes:
 >Another W9YT contester was K3ZO.  I guess U Wis gets
 >the award for graduating the most good contesters.

 Interesting idea.  Has anyone ever put together such a "contester alumni"

 W9YT: U. Wis.: K3ZO, K5TA, ...??
 W5AC: Tx A&M Univ.: K5GN, N5BA, WM5K, N5TC, ...?
 W5EHM: K5ZD, ...??
 K1AD: Brown U.: N1EE, K1ZX?...??

 If not, send a note on your alma mater  to me direct, and I'll publish what
 I get.

 David K. McCarty, K5GN
 Texas A&M University Class of '80
 dkmc at

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at TEETOT.ACUSD.EDU  Tue Dec 21 15:17:49 1993
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at TEETOT.ACUSD.EDU (H. L. Serra)
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1993 07:17:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Computer CW Speed Chages
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9312210743.A23150-b100000 at>

On Tue, 21 Dec 1993, Randy A Thompson wrote:

> Yeah?!  Then why can't it communicate with my IC-765 radio?

Hi Randy-
Beats the dickens out of me. Have you asked Tree and/or ICOM? Initially I
found neither program (CT or N6TR) particularly "user friendly." CT is in
such universal use I finally bit the bullet and tried to learn it's basic
stuff, but only after observing it being used by others during Field Day.
I want to become more familiar with N6TR for SPRINTs, and would like to use
it for WAE, but it will take some more study and "learning curve" time.
N6TR's documentation is terse, and I think he assumes a rather detailed
mosaic background of computer knowledge on the part of the user. Too many
explanations are in terse computer code statements without further
embellishment. But you're a computer ace-- how come it won't talk to your
765? I solved most of these problems with my ICOM 751 by getting a Ten Tec
OMNI VI, which
has a built-in RS-232, interface, and ALL of whose functions are able to
be controlled by the computer if the software addresses them. It works
fine with CT, and pretty well with N6TR.

73, Larry

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