ron481 at austin.relay.ucm.org
ron481 at austin.relay.ucm.org
Thu Oct 14 11:36:32 EDT 1993
JARTS WW RTTY TEST
After test pes give scores on 3830 + or - qrm
an on 14180 WS7I will be there to take scores
from Europe, Japan or anyone that can t copy
me on 3830....
sri abt the ( JARL WW RTTY TEST ANNOUNCEMENT)
it is the JARTS WW RTTY TEST....
send scores to: ron481 at austin.relay.umc.org
73's de Ron AB5KD
>From jayt" <jayt at comtch.iea.com Thu Oct 14 17:01:52 1993
From: jayt" <jayt at comtch.iea.com (jayt)
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1993 09:01:52 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: JARTS WW RTTY
Message-ID: <m0onV7g-0002WaC at comtch.iea.com>
Guess the confusion about the contest sponser has been settled.
For this test instead of 14.180 I would like to try 14.088 on
RTTY and see if we attract a bit more attention.
Ron will still be on 3.830 SSB and I will try 14.088 RTTY beaming
into Asia and Europe for some results.
There remains confusion about the multiplier and how it works. Just
keep in mind that there are NO double mults. W1 is a country but there
is no seperate United States, Canada, Australia, or Japan mults. This
seems to continue to confuse. K7WUW working WS7I gets credit for W7
mult so your own country/callarea counts.
>From rking at sescva.esc.edu (RICHARD KING - K5NA) Thu Oct 14 18:52:14 1993
From: rking at sescva.esc.edu (RICHARD KING - K5NA) (RICHARD KING - K5NA)
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1993 13:52:14 -0400
Subject: CT Networking
Don't forget that using fiber optics solves a lot of networking problems
with CT. Besides being immune to RF interference, the cable is tiny and
lightweight making it easy to route between stations. Plus you can extend
the RS232 to several hundreds or thousands of feet.
Contact me off-line at "RKING at SESCVA.ESC.EDU" if you want more details.
Or you can call me at 914-687-9700 (914-687-9723 FAX).
73, Richard - K5NA
>From blunt at arrl.org (Billy Lunt KR1R) Thu Oct 14 21:30:23 1993
From: blunt at arrl.org (Billy Lunt KR1R) (Billy Lunt KR1R)
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 93 15:30:23 EST
Message-ID: <2257 at bl>
Tentative 1994 ARRL Contest Calendar
JANUARY 1 Straight Key Night
8-9 ARRL RTTY Roundup
22-24 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes
29-Feb 6 ARRL Novice Roundup
FEBRUARY 14-18 School Club Roundup
19-20 ARRL International DX Contest, CW
MARCH 5-6 ARRL International DX Contest, phone
APRIL 18 (Mon) 144-MHz Spring Sprint
26 (Tues) 222-MHz Spring Sprint
MAY 4 (Wed) 432-MHz Spring Sprint
14 (Sat) 902-MHz Spring Sprint
14 (Sat) 1296-MHz Spring Sprint
14 (Sat) 2304-MHz Spring Sprint
21-22 (Sat-Sun) 50-MHz Spring Sprint
JUNE 4-6 ARRL June VHF QSO Party
25-26 Field Day
JULY 9-10 IARU HF World Championship
AUGUST 6-7 ARRL UHF Contest
20-21 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative Contest
SEPTEMBER 10-12 ARRL September VHF QSO Party
17-18 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative Contest
NOVEMBER 5-7 ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW
19-21 ARRL November Sweepstakes, phone
DECEMBER 2-4 ARRL 160-Meter Contest
10-11 ARRL 10-Meter Contest
>From Jim Reisert AD1C 14-Oct-1993 1550 <reisert at wrksys.enet.dec.com> Thu Oct 14 20:47:06 1993
From: Jim Reisert AD1C 14-Oct-1993 1550 <reisert at wrksys.enet.dec.com> (Jim Reisert AD1C 14-Oct-1993 1550)
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 93 15:47:06 EDT
Message-ID: <9310141947.AA29550 at us1rmc.bb.dec.com>
I just downloaded this version from W6GO BBS. I think it has some sort of
Anyone want to host it - let me know and I'll EMAIL you UUencoded .ZIP file.
- Jim AD1C
>From ku4j at attmail.com (Tim Pearson ) Fri Oct 15 00:06:59 1993
From: ku4j at attmail.com (Tim Pearson ) (Tim Pearson )
Date: 14 Oct 93 23:06:59 GMT
Subject: CT-Network 3-port gizmo
I am designing a 3-port device that would simplify CT-network connections
for users with more than 2 stations or 2 stations (+packet). This device
would only require 1 COMM port as opposed to the normal 2 COMM for a station
in the middle of the network. It would essentially be a 3 port "repeater".
This gizmo would allow you to hook up a TNC directly up to the network
with requiring an extra computer/COM port. I would like an ideas/input
on the usefullness of this device and any possible pitfalls? We will be
operating VP2VR in CQWW SSB and are using notebook/laptop computers which
usually don't have 2 COMM ports. This device will allow us to network
2 computers together and still have an HF packetcluster monitor station.
The TNC for HF cluster will tie directly in the 3-port device and the other
2 ports will go to MULT and RATE station.
>From Dieter Dippel" <UNRZ45 at daphne.rrze.uni-erlangen.de Fri Oct 15 14:50:16 1993
From: Dieter Dippel" <UNRZ45 at daphne.rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel)
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1993 13:50:16 MET
Subject: CQWW-CONTEST INFOS de OH1RBF
Message-ID: <6DB499D74E9 at daphne.rrze.uni-erlangen.de>
DXNEWS @WW de:OH1RBF 14.10.93 13:25 30 5303 Bytes
CQWW93 CONTEST BULLETIN III
From: OH1RBF at OH1RBF.#POR.FIN.EU
To : DXNEWS at WW
CQ WW 1993 CONTESTS PREWIEV
(collected by OH1NOA)
SSB part 30.-31.10.1993
CALL CLASS OPERATORS QSL-INFO
AH0K M-S KH0AM-gang VIA JF2PZH
C43A ? ?
C56V M-S AA7NO,KF7AY,N7BG VIA KD7E
C6AFT M-S? AA5NT,N5TVL
EA6VQ 28MHZ EA6VQ VIA EA6VQ
EA8AH SOAB OH1RY(rumoured)
EA9.. M-M Ws+OH2MM
FG5BG 7MHZ KD6WW VIA KD6WW
FJ.. ? FJ5AB,FJ5BL,K2IBW,N2HIG VIA N2HIG
IS0QDV 7MHZ IS0QDV VIA IS0QDV
KH2/WB2P M-S KE2PF,WB2P VIA WB2P
KH6.. SOAB OH0XX (country not 100%)
LX.. M-S OH2PQ,OH6EI,OH8PF(rumoured)
OH0DX SOAB OH1EH VIA OH2BAD
OJ0M? M-S OH1MDR,OH1MRR,OH1NOA,OH1XT,OH6YF VIA OH1NOA
OT3A M-M ON,DL-oprs VIA ON-BUREAU
PI4CC M-S VIA PB0AIU
PJ1B M-S KB2XZ,N3ED,W3UM,WA3LRO VIA K2SB
PJ9U 7MHZ OH1VR VIA OH1VR
P40C QRP AA2U VIA AA2U
P40W SOAB W2GD VIA N2MM
P40.. M-S KR0Y+co.
TO5MM(=FM)? N3ADL VIA N3EDL
VP2ERN SOAB WB6ERN
VP2VFP M-S KU4J,N4BWS,K4ADK,WA4DPU,AB4JI VIA AB4JI
VP2V.. M-M W1UA,W4FD,WB4FLB
VP2V/WB2VUY ? WB2VUY VIA WB2VUY
VP5N M-S N2VW,K2TD,WB2YOF VIA N2VW
VX9DH(ZONE 2)? K2NJ,NE2M
V2.. M-S NM2Y,N3BNA,WT3Q VIA WT3Q
V47KP ? K2DOX VIA K2DOX
V73X M-S? KH6HH,NH6UY,AH6IO,V73C,V73A VIA KH6HH
XX9.. SOAB OH2BH(rumoured)
ZB2X SOAB OH2KI VIA OH2KI
ZF2JI M-M K6GXO,KG6AR,KJ6HO,W9NQ VIA KG6AR
4U1ITU SOAB? IK3VUX VIA IK3ITG
5Z4BI ? VIA W4FRU
6V6U SOAB K3IPK VIA K3IPK
9Y4H SOAB K6NA VIA K6NA
CW part 27.-28.11.1993
CALL CLASS OPERATORS QSL-INFO
A22MN? 7MHZ OH7XM
AH0K M-M KH0AM-gang VIA JF2PZH
OH0AM 21MHZ OH1EH VIA OH2BAD
OH0DX 14MHZ OH2MAM VIA OH2BAD
P40I SOAB OH2KI VIA OH2KI
PI4CC M-S VIA PB0AIU
PZ5AA? SOAB OH6DO
4M5I M-S K0PP,KE7X,WM2C,WS4E,YV5DTA
8R1K SOAB OH0XX VIA OH0XX/W4
THANKS FOR THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO
DL1IAO,OH1EH,OH2KI,ON4ASB,PB0AIU,SM1CNS/0 +VARIOUS "GRAPEWINE"-SOURCES!
PLEASE DROP YOUR NOTES TO OH1NOA at OH1RBF.FIN.EU
>From Walter Kornienko (GC-DSTI) <waltk at PICA.ARMY.MIL> Fri Oct 15 15:35:09 1993
From: Walter Kornienko (GC-DSTI) <waltk at PICA.ARMY.MIL> (Walter Kornienko (GC-DSTI))
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 93 10:35:09 EDT
Subject: Reflections: Sound Blaster & Voice Blaster
Message-ID: <9310151035.aa08025 at COR5.PICA.ARMY.MIL>
The Sound Blaster Card & Voice Blaster Software
Reflections by Walt Kornienko - K2WK
I recently acquired a Sound Blaster Pro card for my PC. The purpose
of which was to have the ability to "play" Tack's PED program and double
as a digital voice keyer. Not to mention all the other neat things I
discovered the SB card can do in totally awesome stereo.
I also purchased the "Voice Blaster" software. This is a TSR that allows
you to play/record up to 8 messages, accessible through function keys F1-F8.
Recording is accomplished by "shifting" the function keys. Much like CT in CW.
The program allows you to load the messages in XMS (above 1Meg) memory.
The amount of data that can be recorded or loaded is only limited by the
available memory on the PC. My machine is a 386/33 with 4Megs of RAM.
The program has the ability to load more than 8 messages by exiting the
program and loading another set of up to 8 messages by using the "log" feature.
This feature was probably developed for multi set-ups, but is also useful for
the single op. Its possible to have separate banks of messages for various
activities. For instance, I use a logging program and have a set of messages
setup for general DXing (my call, my call twice, CQ, QRZ, etc.). I can also
set up a bank of messages for contesting. One bank for World Wide another for
SS, and so on.
The program comes with a schematic of an interface box that can be built
to go between the PC and your rig. It essentially, provides for PTT via a COM
or LPT port and some isolation between the sound board and the rig. This is
accomplished via an isolation transformer and relays. My circuit differs in
that I interfaced the sound card to my rig, mike and stereo via a 4 channel
mike mixer. Proper shielding of all leads, cables and power supply is
ESSENTIAL for RFI-proof operation. Use an external power supply if at all
possible. I first tried powering the interface from 13.8VDC available at the
back of my Icom 765, which failed miserably. Even at 100W power levels the RF
feedback was horrendous. I connected the unit to a well regulated outboard
power supply and have had no problems with RF feed back on all bands running
1500W. Proper station grounding is essential to maintaining a clean signal.
It appears that VB records at 8 khz and the quality of the recording
suffers. I have gotten around this by prerecording my messages using various
Windows & DOS-based Sound Blaster utilities. The quality is superb and sounds
quite professional over the air. I make my off-the-air recordings using
Window's Sound Recorder utility, at 22kHZ. The recordings are truly hi-fi.
If you use a memory hogging logging program and load VB and messages in
conventional memory you won't have much room to hold more than your call-sign.
Using 1024K of XMS memory is advisable. Got more? Use it!
I wired my VB (PTT) control via LPT2, as this is the port through which
I key CT on CW. When the PC is rebooting evidently Pin 2 (or 3?) goes high and
puts the rig into transmit. I wait a few seconds before turning on the rig.
I tried to get the program to work in Windoze. Well, I can load the TSR
and messages ONLY in conventional memory. I then load my logging program. After
several hours of being connected to the cluster the system seems to hang for
unknown reasons. I tried loading the messages into XMS memory (via pif files)
but it didn't work.
Well, I hope this answers some of your questions as to what "Voice Blaster"
is and what it does. Naturally, I have no connection to any of the
73, de Walt - K2WK
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