Gilmore Creek Geophysical Observatory
kl7ra at icefog.gcgo.nasa.gov
Mon Apr 4 18:59:42 EDT 1994
Comments about the EME contest and the CQ WW conflict.
As a hf contester and EME'r it is possible to operate both
contests. You just have to adjust your WW category to your moon
time. About 8 or 9 years ago when the EME test collided with the
World Wide CW I operated both. I had waited all year for the EME
test and was eager to work new stations with good moon conditions.
As in HF, a radio contest brings out a lot of activity on the moon
and the EME contest weekend is selected for quite sky and a close
northern moon. Also because I hadn't missed a WWCW since 1964 I
wanted to enter that test. Our moon time was early morning to late
afternoon. I went single band 40 meters to operate thru the night
in the WW and then EME thru the day. Honest--at times you could not
tell 432 MHz from 7 with the QRM and very loud signals. Now if the
EME station owners would only let some real contesters guest op!
Going from 40 wpm to 5 wpm when the signals are strong drives you
nuts not to mention the infuriating delay time after each
>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) Sun Apr 3 15:55:24 1994
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 94 07:55:24 PDT
Subject: SprINT at N6TR
Message-ID: <9404031455.AA20767 at cmicro.com>
Was a slow start on 20 meters. North east signals were really weak
the whole time on 20. Things really picked up when 40 meters started
Had 78 QSOs on 20 and 79 on 40, so I guess we picked a good starting time.
First hour 65, last hour was 92! Those California stations I couldn't
work on 20 were sure nice on 40.
Had 27 band changes using two radios. Nice to hear K6LL in there. Hopefully
some of the other sprint big guns will show up next time. Where was N6TV
tree at cmicro.com
PS: Don't forget to send in you log via Internet with 72 hours of the end
of the contest. The results will be announced at Visalia and then on
>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) Mon Apr 4 14:40:12 1994
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 94 06:40:12 PDT
Subject: Russian contest
Message-ID: <9404041340.AA00462 at cmicro.com>
I received the following information from Andy, UA3DPX about the new
THE FIRST 1994 RUSSIAN DX CONTEST.
THE UNION OF RADIO AMATEURS OF RUSSIA AND IT'S CONTEST COMMITTEE HAVE THE
HONOUR TO INVITE ALL LICENSED RADIO AMATEURS AROUND THE WORLD TO TAKE PART
IN THE FIRST EVER "RUSSIAN DX CONTEST" WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE
4-th weekend of June (1200Z June 25 to 1200Z June 26)
The objective of this new contest is for amateurs around the world to
contact other amateurs around the world and amateurs of Russia in as many
Russian oblasts as possible on the 80...10 meter bands (excluding WARCs).
A - Single operator all bands (separately CW, SSB, MIXED),
B - Single operator single band (CW, SSB, MIXED),
C - Multi-operator single transmiter (MIXED only),
D - Multi-operator Multi-transmiter (MIXED only).
E - SWL.
-For SOAB band changing is unlimited.
-Use of packet, a spotting net, or logging assistance makes an entry multi-
-Under SO there will be a designation of power level: H = power over 100 watts,
L = power under 100 watts and Q = 5 watts or less.
-Multi-operator will all be considered high power.
-For MOST the 10 minute rule exists for band changing.
-Entries in MIXED can contact the same station at the same band twice (CW and
SSB) but the time difference between such contacts must be no less then 10
For Russian stations - RS(T) and two leter abriviation of Russian oblast:
AB, AD, AL, AM, AO, AR, BA, BO, BR, BU, CB, CN, CK, CT, CU, DA, EA, EW, GA,
HA, HK, HM, IR, IV, JA, JN, KA, KB, KC, KE, KG, KI, KJ, KK, KL, KM, KN, KO,
KP, KR, KS, KT, KU, LO, LP, MA, MD, MG, MO, MR, MU, NN, NO, NS, NV, OB, OM,
OR, PE, PK, PM, PS, RA, RO, SA, SL, ST, SM, SO, SP, SR, SV, TA, TB, TL, TM,
TN, TO, TU, TV, UD, UL, UO, VL, VG, VO, VR, YA.
For stations outside of Russia - RS(T) and QSO number starting with 001.
Contacts with stations in own country, 2 points. Contacts with other coutries
on the same continent, 3 points. Contacts with other continents, 5 points.
For stations outside of Russia contacts with russian stations, 7 points.
For Russian stations - DXCC countries on each band. For others - oblasts of
Russia on each band (88 on one band).
Total QSO points times the sum of multipliers.
Three additional contacts may be deleted for each unacknowledged duplicate or
unverified contact removed from the log.
A log may be disqualified for violation of amateur radio regulations, unsports-
manlike conduct, or claiming excessive duplicate/unverified contacts or false
Certificates will be awarded to the top scorers in each class by DX country.
New Award "RUSSIA" will be given to the stations who make verified contacts
with all Russian oblasts. The memory certificates will be given to all entries
who make no less then 200 QSOs. Other things can be considered by the Union
of Radio Amateurs of Russia for outstanding operating achievements.
Please send us (if You can)Your computer disks. IBM, MS-DOS compatible disks
are encoureged. The format we prefer is CT.Bin,NA.Bin or N6TR.Dat file. Discks
MUST be accompanied by a paper log. All logs over 200 contacts must provide
a check sheet or dupe list (List of all calls in alpha sorted order).
Send Your logs withing 30 days period after the end of the contest to:
RUSSIAN DX CONTEST DIRECTOR
ANDY V. MELANYIN, UA3DPX
P.O.BOX 9, KHIMKI-7,
Send Your impressions and thoughts about the contest to make it more interes-
ting in the future.
>From Joel B Levin <levin at BBN.COM> Mon Apr 4 21:04:55 1994
From: Joel B Levin <levin at BBN.COM> (Joel B Levin)
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 94 16:04:55 -0400
Subject: Russian contest
Message-ID: <26208.765489895 at bbn.com>
Looks like a great contest. Unfortunately I'll be busy with field
day activities, as will be a large number of W/VE contesters. :-(
Regards / JBL KD1ON
>From ki4hn at Cybernetics.NET (Jim Stevens) Mon Apr 4 21:38:14 1994
From: ki4hn at Cybernetics.NET (Jim Stevens) (Jim Stevens)
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 94 15:38:14 EST
Subject: It's another boy
Message-ID: <9404042038.AA06777 at Cybernetics.NET>
Congrads to Bill, KM9P, but not to be out done. Karen, my wife, gave birth
to our first harmonic on March 28 at 1631Z. James Christopher weighed in
at 7 lbs. 5 oz. Bill, maybe we've got the beginnings of a multi-op team
about 15 or so years from now.
BTW, unknown to me at the time Karen had gone into labor during the last
few hours of WPX, and a tornado swept through the Charlotte area also during
that time. I was in the midst of one of my best efforts from my modest station.
I finished with 610 Q's X 364 M's for 519K which in last year's test would
have been good enough for 7th place USA for single op, low power. Only time
will tell if it's that good this year. To steal a line from the movie
"Caddyshack", "God wouldn't interrupt the greatest contest of my life".
73, Jim Stevens, KI4HN
ki4hn at cybernetics.net
>From David C. Patton" <mudcp3 at uxa.ecn.bgu.edu Mon Apr 4 21:48:07 1994
From: David C. Patton" <mudcp3 at uxa.ecn.bgu.edu (David C. Patton)
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 1994 15:48:07 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Single-op Assisted
Message-ID: <199404042048.AA04026 at uxa.ecn.bgu.edu>
Kevin, WA8ZDT suggests that single-op assisted (SOA) should be
included with the other single-op entrants.
I understand that it is fun to operate SOA. I've never really tried
because we don't have reliable access to a network at K4VX.
Regardless, even if we did have packet I would not use it.
Personally I find tuning and finding multipliers the most enjoyable
part of a DX contest. I do not want someone spoon-feeding me
possibly broken spots of DX stations. Just personal preference.
I do not feel that SOA should compete against un-assisted
single-ops--even if they don't fare as well as un-assisted. Chas,
K3WW termed SOA "single-op distracted" at Dayton, so it wouldn't be
fair for the distracted packeteers to compete against unassisted
But, I also do not want to compete for a top ten box as an
un-assisted s/op with an east coast SOA. If and When that SOA beats
me from K4VX, I won't know whether it was becaus of packet or not. I
can say for a fact that before the use of packet we were equal to the
east coast stns in terms of multipliers. In '88 (I think) we at
K4VX/0 finished second in M/S of WW SSB behind N2RM. We had more
multipliers than any one.
Now, without packet, in the M/M class we routinely finish 30 or 40
multipliers behind (per band) the stns with packet. This trend may
show that multi-op stns are better able to utilize packet than
single-ops. But SOAs are working far more mults than unassisted
stns. KR0Y had 662 countries as SOA a couple of years ago in WW SSB.
And I imagine Jeff would conclude that his score that year was
higher than he could have achieved without packet.
Bottom line: I lthink we would do injustice to everyone by combining
single-op classes. Leave them as they are.
73, Dave Patton, WX3N
"Looking forward to the next GIANT packet pile-up so I can find the
real DX while everybody else is calling that VP2"
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