KWIDELITZ at delphi.com KWIDELITZ at delphi.com
Sun Apr 3 15:57:43 EDT 1994

I agree conditions were terrible on 20. Not so great the first 15 minutes on
40 either. about 0120 things got better and I had a decent second hour. I 
finally got in the swing of things the last few minutes, but it was over. 
I enjoy the sprINT, as there is no pressure, plenty of guys to work and it
is great practice for Sprinting. I like the name rule, as I get practice with
the keyer and not only the keyboard. I use NA with some customized keyboard
maros (rather I'm planning on trying to do that) to get the exchange sent from
the keyboard.


>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Sun Apr  3 20:08:25 1994
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 94 14:08:25 CDT
Subject: Skunked big-time on CQ-INT
Message-ID: <9404031908.AA13946 at astro.as.utexas.edu>

	The first time I had a dupe it threw it out and I couldn't 
        find a way to disable whatever did it. So......... 6 Qs.   
        Will work with this program before next one.  (WN3K).

Well, color me old-fashioned, but this is surely one of the contests
where paper and pencil work just fine.   Spotting dupes is trivial,
and I write as fast as I can type, and correct mistakes more easily.
I'm modern enough to have a memory keyer, but I've done this contest
without one - OK, so I didn't win either time, but I'm not sure what
a logging program buys you.   Well, OK, I have to type all the stuff
in later to submit a puny log...

Derek/Derk/Dirk AA5BT

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Sun Apr  3 22:14:02 1994
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 94 16:14:02 CDT
Subject: E-M-E: the answers
Message-ID: <9404032114.AA15443 at astro.as.utexas.edu>

Thanks to W0UN, AD1C and WB5VZL for explaining some of the details of
choosing the E-M-E contest weekends - in case anyone else wants to
know the contraints include:

-  earth-moon distance.  This is a big factor, inverse square law on
   the way out and back, so the returned signal goes as the -4th power
   of distance, and 10% change of distance = nearly 50% signal strength 

-  northerly declination of the moon, for more hrs access per day by
   US and Europe, which is where most of the E-M-E types live.

-  moon not in a noisy part of the sky, i.e. avoiding strong galactic
   radio sources.      This presumably also wipes out dates close to
   new moon when the sun is in the same general part of the sky.

-  avoiding a clash with European VHF contest weekends (additional
   VHF sigs around, and many of the same people involved).

Folding in all the above with the constraint that it happen at the
weekend then leaves very few possibilities...

Most E-M-E types are not HF contesters, although obviously some are,
and having the E-M-E contest at full moon would mean that a masochist
could do E-M-E at night and CQWW single-band 10,15 or 20m during the
day.   Unless the VHF contest dates are changed, one could predict the 
best E-M-E weekend centuries into the future.

Thanks to all for their comments,

Derek aa5bt

(PS - anyone know how the Peter I guys did with E-M-E attempts?)

>From Eugene Walsh <0004504465 at mcimail.com>  Sun Apr  3 22:22:00 1994
From: Eugene Walsh <0004504465 at mcimail.com> (Eugene Walsh)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 94 16:22 EST
Subject: sprINT
Message-ID: <91940403212219/0004504465PK1EM at mcimail.com>

Just a note.  CDX were SUCKOLA!
Great practice at calling people who answered someone else(50%)

Big sigs from the west: K6LL, N4TQO, NV6O, AB6FO(KING!)

CUDNT raise N4TQO or N6TR on 40 with my zero ant.

73 N2AA

>From peterj at netcom.com (Peter Jennings)  Sun Apr  3 23:23:00 1994
From: peterj at netcom.com (Peter Jennings) (Peter Jennings)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 1994 15:23:00 -0700
Subject: Visalia Room Taken
Message-ID: <199404032223.PAA10101 at mail.netcom.com>

The room mentioned in my previous post has been taken.
I should have offered it to the highest bidder!  ;-)
Went to the earliest date-stamped email message.

Peter AB6WM
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>From Steve Merchant <merchant at crl.com>  Mon Apr  4 00:44:32 1994
From: Steve Merchant <merchant at crl.com> (Steve Merchant)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 1994 16:44:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: SprINT Results
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9404031632.A5910-0100000 at crl.crl.com>

Much more fun doing this from a station with lots of antennas -- I had 
six to choose from for 20 and 40.

N4TQO (at AG6D):

111 Q's.  20 was funny -- kept working small group of guys, lucky we have 
the +3 no dupe rule.  40 was hot.

Highlights:  working N6TR as my first and last Q in the contest (you try 
copying NINZER at 32 wpm when he's S1 on 20M).  Worst moment:  trying to 
persuade W1YU that N4BO was a name -- that cost me three minutes!

Another great time -- seemed like lots of new participants.  See you in WPX!!

Steve      N4TQO
merchant at crl.com

>From root at dl6rai.regent.e-technik.tu-muenchen.de (Bernhard Büttner)  Sun Apr  3 09:44:14 1994
From: root at dl6rai.regent.e-technik.tu-muenchen.de (Bernhard Büttner) (Bernhard Büttner)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 1994 10:44:14 +0200
Subject: EME Contest dates
Message-ID: <m0pnNmw-0009A2C at dl6rai.guug.de>

> There is also VERY LITTLE overlap in the populations of the 
> CQ WW and EME worlds (the two contests have coincided before).

...and this was bad even back then. Contesters here often operate 
both HF and VHF contests - and there is a lot of competition on VHF.
Now we really have a dilemma.

The ARRL EME Competition is *the* EME contest not only because 
dates are selected to conincide with good conditions -- there are 
many weekends with good condx (although you cannot always predict 
this). But it is the high world wide participation which makes this 
contest so interesting.  There are many EME stations which only are 
showing up during this contest and the little pistols with two yagis 
and 500 watts have a good chance to make a few QSOs.

I know that DL5MAE will not be going on a CQWWDX-pedition with me
this year...

73 Ben
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>From Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET  Mon Apr  4 01:41:20 1994
From: Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET (Mr. Brett Graham)
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 08:41:20 +0800
Subject: Prefix database
Message-ID: <199404040041.AA17451 at hk.super.net>

Over the years, my home grown logging program develops some new feature when
I get fired up enough to write it.  The next bit I'm working on is a
comprehensive prefix database indicating zone, country & so on, which I want
to make work for as many years back as possible.
- Anybody have a quick summary of past Russian (excuse me, Soviet) call
systems?  This would be anything valid before NT2X's 1991 list from the current
ARRL Operating Manual.
- CT says UA9S & W are zone 16, other 9s are 17 except for H, O, U, Y,
& Z which are in 18; UA0s are 19 except A, B, H, O, S, U & W which are in 18 &
of course Y in 23.  Even though on a map all UA8 oblasts are in zone 18, CT
says they're in 19.  Correct?
- I also noticed CT thinks all BY9s & BY0s are in zone 23.  The best CQ zone
map I have leads me to believe that Xinjiang (0AA-0MZ), Xizang (0NA-0ZZ),
Qinghai (9GA-9LZ) & Gansu (9TA-9ZZ) provinces should be 23.  Anybody know for
certain?  These may look more familiar to you as Sinkiang, Tibet, Hinghai &
Kansu, respectively.
- Finally, I think I wasn't awake when VE9s started showing up.  Any other
Canadian call changes happen at the same time as New Brunswick changing to VE9?
Appreciate the help & if anyone is interested, they can have a copy of the
73, VS6BrettGraham aka VR2BG

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