bmichaud at vnet.IBM.COM bmichaud at vnet.IBM.COM
Wed Sep 22 10:38:36 EDT 1993

Band     QSO's     points
80          47         47
40          86         86
20          71         71
TOTAL      204        204   X   39 multipliers  =  7,956

Fun, as usual, with NA 8.05---appreciated the patience of more than a
few ops who suffered thru my fumbling with the keyboard.  Tnx
Note: my tri-bander tower is an oak tree amongst other oak trees.  I
have it lashed to the tree, using rope, at 25 feet off the ground. To
rotate it I must put the ladder up, carry the beam down to the ground,
dissamble it, turn the boom, relocate the elements, reassamble the boom,
climb back up, and lash it back to the tree!  I only rotate it once,
prior to the contest, in one favored direction---WEST for NA Sprint.
73, Bert, W1IHN

>From mraz at (Kris Mraz)  Wed Sep 22 16:19:10 1993
From: mraz at (Kris Mraz) (Kris Mraz)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 10:19:10 CDT
Subject: Sprint Rule Question
Message-ID: <9309221519.AA11808 at>

An after-the-contest question:
Do names have to be received and spelled correctly? Or is anything close
acceptable? With a name like Kris it could be spelled Kris or Chris. I don't
want to have to spell it out each QSO. 

Kris, AA5UO

>From blunt at (Billy Lunt KR1R)  Wed Sep 22 15:10:18 1993
From: blunt at (Billy Lunt KR1R) (Billy Lunt KR1R)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 09:10:18 EST
Subject: PA QSO Party
Message-ID: <1864 at bl>

ARRL HQ received the rules for the Pennsylvania QSO Party 
too late for publication in Contest Corral.

     The Pennsylvania QSO Party is from 1600Z October 9 until 
0500Z October 10 and 1300Z-2200Z October 10. 
     The classes are Single Op, Multi-single, multi-multi, 
mobile, portable and Novice/Tech; power levels are QRP (<5), 
Medium (<150), and QRO. Work PA stations only (PA station work 
     Exchange sequential serial number and ARRL/RAC section (PA 
stations exchange serial number and county). stations on county 
lines give one number, but all counties may count as multipliers.
     Score 2 points/CW QSO on 160 and 80; 1.5 points/CW QSO on 
20, 15 and 10; and 1 point/QSO on phone. Multipliers are PA 
counties (67 total); PA multipliers are PA counties, ARRL/RAC 
sections and 1 for DX (max 150). Bonus multipliers: multiply 
score by 2 if QRP, and by 3 if Novice/Tech. Mobiles count 500 
points to final score for each PA county from which you made at 
least 10 QSOs.
     Awards. Club competition. Send logs to be received by 
November 15 to PA QSO Party, Nittany ARC, PO Box 614, State 
College, PA 16804-0614. If you have questions, you can contact 

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Wed Sep 22 16:48:05 1993
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 08:48:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Administrative Note
Message-ID: <748712885.542798.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

First a historical note:

The CQ-Contest mailing list started as a project with a few fellow
contesters who had Internet access and who wanted to discuss
contesting in a less painful forum than the net.ham-radio 
group.  The initial subscribers were WN4KKN, KM3T and WB2EKK.  The
initial setup of the list was delayed about two weeks while we tried
to think up a name for it.  We picked up a few more folks along the 
way before WB2EKK sent an invitation to join the list to every ham in 
the entire world he knew of who had an email address -- at the time 
about 20 people.  These were the days that messages to CQ-Contest 
numbered 15 per month rather than 15 per day.  This was sometime in
early 1991.  In early 1992 I stared saving these messages, as if 
anyone would ever want to read them a second time.

In late 1992 (I think), WB2EKK took the contest mailing list public
in his column in the NCJ.  The CQ-Contest mailing list now has about 
300 direct subscribers in 15 DXCC countries and an unkown number of 
readers via redistribution channels.  The is not so surprising when
considered in the context of the Internet itself, which is growing 
at the rate of 40% per *month.*

Now the administrative note:

I have set up a file server with an archive of the old postings.  
They have names like CQ-CONTEST-ARCHIVE.YYYY-MM.  There are also 
files named CQ-CONTEST-ARCHIVE.YYYY-MM-INDEX, which are "headers all"
listings of the mail files.  You can retrieve these files by sending
mail to FileServ at TGV.COM.  For instance, if you wanted to get the
the message file from July, 1993, you would send send a message to 
FileServ at TGV.COM with the command "SENDME CQ-CONTEST-ARCHIVE.1993-07"
in the body of the message.

I'm not sure that these old messages are too interesting, but it's
an Internet resource I would like to offer to the contesting community.
In time, I plan to make other stuff available via the file server.

As a final reminder, let me reiterate that the email address of the 
file server robot is FileServ at TGV.COM, so be sure to send your commands
there rather than to the CQ-Contest mailing list.

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

>From Rick, K7GM/4" <AONISWAN at ECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU  Wed Sep 22 17:02:36 1993
From: Rick, K7GM/4" <AONISWAN at ECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU (Rick, K7GM/4)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 12:02:36 EDT
Subject: Name copying in Phone Sprint

In response to AA5UO, and anyone else who may have wondered, names for
Phone Sprint have to be copied so they sound ok when pronounced.  So,
Kris and Chris are ok, as are Carl and Karl, and as are Buthead and

                             Rick, K7GM/4

>From Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM  Wed Sep 22 19:38:00 1993
From: Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM (Skelton, Tom)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 11:38:00 PDT
Subject: FW: NA SPRINT Results
Message-ID: <2CA09BD3 at admin.ClemsonSC.NCR.COM>

rotate it I must put the ladder up, carry the beam down to the ground,
dissamble it, turn the boom, relocate the elements, reassamble the boom,
climb back up, and lash it back to the tree!  I only rotate it once,
prior to the contest, in one favored direction---WEST for NA Sprint.
73, Bert, W1IHN

Don't feel bad: to rotate my 40 m beam, I have to climb up 80 ft,
attach a rope to the boom, remove the u bolts, reattach the antenna
to a different tower leg, and reattach the u bolts.  When I can afford
a new mast then I will be able to rotate both the 40 and 20 meter
beams.  73, Tom WB4IUX

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Wed Sep 22 17:16:13 1993
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 11:16:13 CDT
Subject: FNU
Message-ID: <9309221616.AA11993 at>

Tom WB4IUX says:

	Another interesting DX QSL chintzy op:  I was happy to catch S92LB 
        on 10m a few years ago for a new band country, and promptly qsl'ed.  
        He, quite surprisingly since I had heard some concerns, very promptly 
        qsl'ed back to me.  However, he enclosed cards for 2 other W/K stations
        with no SAE or envelope.  Just addressed cards -- I guess he expected 
        me to forward them on.  

Yeah, SS92LB asked me if I could send him an astronomy textbook (I used
my work address for the SAE).  I did, and never heard anything more from
him.    YN3CC/YN1CC did exactly the same thing to me.   Cleaned me out of 
my free publishers' samples too :-)   To be fair, one of them sent 7 IRCs
(I think it was S92LB), and since it was a free book sent at the cheapest
rate I didn't lose out, although he wasn't to know that.  Oh well.

	I was surprised that neither op chose to even send a card thanking me, 
        but at least my conscience was clear.  73, Tom WB4IUX

Same here when I have sent cards on, never any thanks.  On the one occasion
someone did it for me I wrote and thanked them.  Tom and I are just Swell Guys 
I guess.  But it makes you wonder whether the person who doesn't thank you
for forwarding a card is the sort of person who will forward one to you when
the time comes.

Anyone failed to work Mellish Reef?   Seems you have to try hard not to
do it, I had 5 Qs in 12 mins yesterday (no, not all the same band/mode).
No challenge at all - yawn..

Derek AA5BT

>From gswanson at (Glenn Swanson)  Wed Sep 22 19:36:00 1993
From: gswanson at (Glenn Swanson) (Glenn Swanson)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 13:36:00 EST
Subject: Passing it on...
Message-ID: <55965 at vec1>

I once received several cards from JT7AA (one for me, several for others
stateside).  No note, but the intent was evident.  I duly mailed the others
out and got 1 nice note back.  I got one return "no forwarding address".
I waited bout a year, looked up the US call and resent the returned card,
it finally went to the DESERVING Dxer and he wrote a nice note of thanks.
Guess there's 3 of us nice guys out there now huh? HI   I'm sure there's
lots of this quietly going on by other DXers.  It works so what the heck.
                                                  73, Glenn KB1GW

>From k3lr <k3lr at>  Wed Sep 22 19:41:41 1993
From: k3lr <k3lr at> (k3lr)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 14:41:41 -0400
Message-ID: <199309221841.AA28627 at>

With respect to the post by AA1AA concerning the mixup of US stations,
do not look for a fix anytime soon.  According to K1EA, this is a low
priority item.  As the data is real good, I don't think the problem is
worth the wait for a fix.

The new .DTA files were mailed to all CQ Contest guys who sent disks
to WR3G and they are posted on the CT BBS.  I am planning on using
them this fall, and suggest you download one and see for yourself.

WR3G set the filter to 7 for this run.  This means the callsign must
show up 7 times before it is added to the .DTA list.  This results in
a very clean .DTA.

WR3G is still looking for more .BINS to make the next .DTA.  Please
send Scott your 1992 and 1993 .BINs and he will send you a new .DTA
when he makes the next run.

Scott Jones WR3G
93 White Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146

Include $1.00 for return postage.

Scott needs W6, W7 logs to help the JA database.

Tim K3LR

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Wed Sep 22 21:55:40 1993
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 13:55:40 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Test message
Message-ID: <748731340.53798.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

Please ignore.

>From sellington" <sellington at  Wed Sep 22 16:57:15 1993
From: sellington" <sellington at (sellington)
Date: 22 Sep 93 15:57:15 U
Subject: Horizontal Receiving Loops

Has anyone tried a shielded horizontal loop for receiving on 80
or 160?  According to ELNEC, a loop 2 meters square and
2 meters off the ground should reject vertically polarized noise
and high angle signals quite well.  It looks like one could even make
an array out of 2 or 3 of them.  I'm not sure shielding it is
necessary, but the pattern otherwise does have a vertically
polarized component in some directions.

Scott   K9MA

>From trey at (Trey Garlough)  Thu Sep 23 00:24:15 1993
From: trey at (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 93 18:24:15 -0500
Subject: test -- ignore
Message-ID: <9309222324.AA02363 at>

Please forgive this additional test.

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