UG0C (Armenia) in WW-SSB

Laenger at RWTH-Aachen.DE Laenger at RWTH-Aachen.DE
Wed Oct 27 14:50:46 EDT 1993

A group of Armenian hams will take part in this year's
CQWW-SSB-contest as M/S with the callsign UG0C. QSLs
for this operation go to DL1VJ (via bureau or direct)

           Bernd Laenger (DL1VJ) 
           P.O.Box 1240
           D-66273 Sulzbach/Saar

73's       Bernd, DL1VJ           BBS:    DL1VJ @ LX0PAC.LUX.EU
                                  E-mail: LAENGER at RWTH-AACHEN.DE 					

>From tree at (Larry Tyree)  Wed Oct 27 18:26:33 1993
From: tree at (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 10:26:33 PDT
Subject: CW SS and two radios
Message-ID: <9310271726.AA24100 at>

About five years ago, I started using two radios in the SS CW.  I was not 
the first to do so as many people were doing it before I finally tried it.
However, I now believe it to be one of the most significant things I have
changed to improve my scores over the years.  

This "article" is intended to inspire you to try two radios.

Okay, so you are not a big gun like Trey, Randy, Jeff or myself.  However,
I believe that the second radio can still have a significant impact to
your score.  In fact, I think a low power entry (A power) can actually 
generate more additional QSOs with a second radio than a high power one
(B power).  

The SS has some interesting characteristics that make the two radio concept
really work: long exchanges and slow rates on Sunday.  It is possible for
a good operator (being helped with good software) to locate 3 stations
calling CQ and determine if they have already been worked, during the time
an exchange is being sent.  Certainly just finding one new station to work
every 10 minutes, and being able to work them without loosing your "run"
frequency would make a significant improvement in anyone's score.

So, your station is modest?  A tribander and wires perhaps?  Hopefully you
have two radios (I haven't thought of a way to do it with one radio yet).
Maybe you can borrow one from a friend for the weekend.  Since most of 
your second radio QSOs will be "search and pounce" QSOs, you don't need to
have the loudest signal on the band (save that for your run frequency).  
Low power (even QRP!) and your wire antennas will allow you to work most
anyone you can find CQing on Sunday.

There are two things you need to practice ahead of time.  First, is looking
around for someone to work.  You can do this during a CQ and when you are 
sending an exchange.  If your software allows you to do a dupecheck while
a CQ or exchange is being sent, then that will help.  For those of you
who still use a paper dupesheet, you need to be good at it.  The other thing
to practice is listending to the other station while you are CQing and 
making QSOs on your run frequency.  If you have just called CQ or QRZ and
no one came back, and the station you have found has just finished a CQ
where he is getting no answers, call him on the second radio.  Then, as soon
as you are done calling, start another CQ on your run frequency.  If he
doesn't come back, you haven't lost anything.  If he does, wait for his
exchange to be done, stop the CQ on your run frequency (if it isn't already
over) and send him an exchange.  As soon as he gets your info, go back to
CQing on your run frequency.

This technique will have little impact to your run rate.  If someone answers
the "bogus" CQ you made, experience has shown that they will call again
the second time.  Last SS, I made about 80 QSOs on the second radio, and
I can remember three times this happened, and all three times, the station
called me again.

I hope you will consider giving it a try.  It is a great way to get more out
of our station by using operator ability instead of more bucks.  It is ideal
for the A power station who isn't capable of saturating the bands with a
big signal.  It is also a great way to improve your multiplier as you always
have one ear looking out for the VY1 who is on the odd band CQing away.

If I can answer any specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask via

Tree N6TR
tree at

>From george fremin iii <geoiii at>  Wed Oct 27 10:18:35 1993
From: george fremin iii <geoiii at> (george fremin iii)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 4:18:35 CDT
Subject: ct286 -- ver.8.44
Message-ID: <9310270918.AA07610 at wixer>

i downloaded ct286.exe ver. 8.44 this week from the ct bbs.
when i try to run this program on my 286/12 it never loads.
i type ct286 and the dos prompt comes right back. 
i have tried changing memory things around. i seem to have 
alot of memory. by the way ver 8.14 loads and runs just fine.
anyone else having this problem?  
george fremin
geoiii at

>From mraz at (Kris Mraz)  Wed Oct 27 21:45:45 1993
From: mraz at (Kris Mraz) (Kris Mraz)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 15:45:45 CDT
Subject: CW SS and two radios
Message-ID: <9310272045.AA06552 at>


This assumes the second radio is on a different antenna (I think). Have
you ever tried this with both radios on the same band? What additional
problems need to be overcome?

Kris AA5UO

>From aa2du" <aa2du at  Wed Oct 27 23:45:13 1993
From: aa2du" <aa2du at (aa2du" <aa2du at
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 18:45:13 EDT
Subject: change of address
Message-ID: <9310271845.tn18901 at>

Hi all, I wanted to inform everyone of my change of address for E-Mail. 
Effective immediately, please send mail to AA2DU at
J.P. Kleinhaus, AA2DU
Hudson Division CAC Rep.

>From jayt" <jayt at  Thu Oct 28 00:10:56 1993
From: jayt" <jayt at (jayt)
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 16:10:56 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 286 and CT
Message-ID: <m0osK13-0002mXC at>

Well a couple of local guys K7MM and WB7AVD are having trouble getting
there 286 to work.  Last I heard they were contacting the CT folks, but
I haven't heard the result.

386 that they had was working fine. But the 286 got some kind of DOS error
message and wouldn't load.

Might be related.

73, Jay Ws7i

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