Shameless plug!

km9p at km9p at
Wed Apr 20 18:48:04 EDT 1994

So I'm building my station...  I'm at HRO and I see W6QHS's book on the
stand.  It think to myself, "Gee Dave's book might actually come in handy,
and even if not he sure was a great host for SS this year!"  So I bought the

If you are a station owner with any kind of aluminum up at all, you owe it to
yourself to buy this book.  Although alot of the stuff went right over this
appliance operator's head, I found much of the book to be very informative.  

==========PED NOTES============

I got PED.  Very good pile-up generator.  I wouldn't go as far to call it a
simulator.  I think Dr. DX was much closer to a contest simulator.  I will be
impressed when someone does PED with a simulator that REALLY simulates a
contest....  Example:  You shouldn't be able to go to 160M and work 500 guys
in CQWW.  If it can be done, this program is very good for producing the
audio, now he needs to write the simulator code.



>From sharrison at (Steve Harrison)  Thu Apr 21 00:07:45 1994
From: sharrison at (Steve Harrison) (Steve Harrison)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 19:07:45 -0400
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <9404202307.AA27963 at>

Does anybody know of a V/UHF Weak-Signal Reflector? If not, and you would be interested in such a group, please send me email to: sharrison at sysp.

>From wr6r at (albert crespo)  Thu Apr 21 01:58:50 1994
From: wr6r at (albert crespo) (albert crespo)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 17:58:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WH6/WR6R
Message-ID: <199404210058.RAA21248 at>

>From Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at>  Thu Apr 21 02:23:36 1994
From: Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at> (Rick Zabrodski)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 1994 19:23:36 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: 40 Meter Beam
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9404201902.A7236-0100000 at ume>

How high? My ground mounted 66 foot vertical works better than my 
rotatable dipole at 68 feet, especially for the long haul stuff but the 
dipole is beter for sweepstakes and has about 2 s units side high seems to be the main issue......70 feet and up 
and up?

Dr. Rick Zabrodski BSc, MD, CCFP(E)                    VE6GK "glider king"
EMAIL:  zabrodski at med.ucalgary. ca                     "M.D. on weekdays"
Packet: VE6GK at                  "Solar powered aviator
Phone: (403) 271-5123   Fax: 225-1276                     on weekends!"

On Tue, 19 Apr 1994, Doug Snowden wrote:

> What are the available options for 40 meter beams that are less than full size?
> And what are the experiences of net members with them? I'd like to put up some
> sort of beam for 40, but suspect that the best I could do is some sort of
> loaded 2 element beam. Are they worth the trouble? I am presently using an
> elevated full size vertical for 40m and it works very well. It is about 20 ft
> off the ground and has 8 radials. Think a 2 element loaded beam would beat it?
> thanks, Doug, N4IJ                      
>                       ---------------------------
>                      |       Doug Snowden        |
>                      |           N4IJ            | 
>                      | email: drs at |
>                       ---------------------------

>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Thu Apr 21 01:53:10 1994
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 94 00:53:10 GMT
Subject: FT1000 audio thump
Message-ID: <BVu4kc1w165w at>

Since the FT1000 has come up lately, how about the loud thump when you
turn the radio on and off? Any cures? I was really surprised when I 
unplugged headphones and heard the thump from the speaker when the 
radio's power was OFF!

Barry N. Kutner, W2UP       Usenet/Internet: barry at
Newtown, PA                 Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
                            Packet Cluster: W2UP >K2TW (FRC)

>From robert penneys <penneys at>  Thu Apr 21 04:32:36 1994
From: robert penneys <penneys at> (robert penneys)
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 94 23:32:36 EDT
Subject: SS check yr agn?
Message-ID: <9404210332.AA02568 at>

A while ago, a table of Sweepstakes check year versus number of logs was
sent out here.

I am doing a paper on postwar ham radio in the US and would love to get that
message back. 

I will send a further description of this paper shortly and invite your input.

Tnx and CU at Dayton!! Bob
Bob Penneys, WN3K   Frankford Radio Club  Internet: penneys at
Work: Ham Radio Outlet (Delaware) (800) 644-4476;  fax (302) 322-8808
Mail at home:  12 East Mill Station Drive   Newark, DE 19711  USA

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