Multi I/O

Fri Apr 22 12:51:45 EDT 1994

I'm in the process of buying a new computer and looking for suggestions
for a mult I/O card, with 3 LPT ports and 4 Comm ports.  Ignoring the
question of interrupts, any suggestions?  

73, alan N2ALE/6

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at  Fri Apr 22 20:37:20 1994
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 12:37:20 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: handicapping
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9404221217.B21023-8100000 at bach>

Handicapping seems to work ONLY if ALL participants compete on the SAME
grounds with the SAME (or very similar) equipment.  This is about the
exact opposite of contesting in ham radio. :-)
73, Ward N0AX

>From mbarts at (Michael Barts)  Fri Apr 22 11:47:10 1994
From: mbarts at (Michael Barts) (Michael Barts)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 16:47:10 +0600
Subject: handicapping

>The subject of handicapping has been beat around for years.  There are
>pros and cons to the idea. 
>Every golfer I know is different but they are all able to compete for the
>prize because of the handicap.
>I have to believe participation would increase with such a system.
>I am interested in hearing your ideas.
Paul, handicapping works in golf because all the golfers are playing on the 
same course (give or take weather conditions over time). I don't think 
you'll get many contesters in the Mid-West and West to agree that they're 
playing the same "course" as those in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. I'll 
let those from the Black Hole expand on this one.

Michael Barts                          mbarts at
Research Engineer
Litton Systems Poly-Scientific
Blacksburg, VA 24060

>From Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM  Sat Apr 23 00:19:16 1994
From: Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM (Robert A. Wilson)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 94 16:19:16 PDT
Subject: New toys at Dayton?

The reflector is getting so quiet -- it must be that everyone is already
at Dayton.

I'm missing out this year.  Would love to hear about any new products
announced at the convention that would be popular with contesters.
Last year I thought the new Heil boom mic. was the hit of the show.
So, all you lucky people who went to Dayton, how 'bout a little report
on your favorite new CONTEST-RELATED product?  LED callsign badges
that glow in the dark don't count.

Bob, N6TV

>From Beryl D. Simonson" <KE3GA at  Sat Apr 23 01:17:33 1994
From: Beryl D. Simonson" <KE3GA at (Beryl D. Simonson)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 20:17:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: handicapping
Message-ID: <01HBHL8ZVJOY9S6I67 at>

Paul (N6MA) writes-- 
> The subject of handicapping has been beat around for years.  There are
> pros and cons to the idea. 
> Every golfer I know is different but they are all able to compete for the
> prize because of the handicap.
> I have to believe participation would increase with such a system.
> I am interested in hearing your ideas.
Handicaps in golf are only used in friendly games--not in serious
competition.  Can you imagine a "30" winning the US Open anymore than you
can imagine a guy with a multiband vertical in the black hole region of the
US winning CQWW.  There is no reason to level the playing field, other than
to give the guys(or gals...don't mean to be sexist) who don't have equal
skills, stations or locations and ability to win.

I happen to be one of those with a multiband vertical (working on zoning for
the tower) and still have fun with no chance of winning...and wouldn't want
to be handicapped into a win.  Let's not turn ham radio contesting into a
sport where everybody can be equal regardless to committment to skills,
station and location.

Beryl (KE3GA)
 Beryl D. Simonson             Internet        KE3GA at DELPHI.COM
 Wynnewood, PA 19096           PacketCluster   KE3GA at WB2YOF
                    Frankford Radio Club

>From GOOSE WD8LLD <GOOSTER at>  Sat Apr 23 02:43:41 1994
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 21:43:41 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <01HBHO763FI09S6XQM at>


73................DE GOOSE, WD8LLD

>From James White <0006492564 at>  Sat Apr 23 01:40:00 1994
From: James White <0006492564 at> (James White)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 94 19:40 EST
Subject: He QSY'd AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Message-ID: <70940423004007/0006492564PK4EM at>


de K1ZX



....where there is no per msg or hourly commitment entailed...I will use
this address for my incoming mail, and another for outgoing - yes, MCI
outgoing is not the cheapest - but for reflectoring, where 90 % or more is
reading, it works for me at a yearly fee of $35.00 - Period
                                                         __, send me a lot of  K1ZX at AR

73   Jim, zx

....I do have two computers in the shack with modems, if only I had a second
telephone line-then I could do Single-Multi E-mail....I could be checking
the Contest Reflector on the 386, and the DX Reflector on the Mac...then
quickly check the N6TR with the Mac while reading my incoming CT Reflector
mail with the '386....then do my banking on the Mac while checking for any
new Contest Reflector mail

.........yes, I've lost it, need a few days in Ohio....cul

>From Randy A Thompson <K5ZD at>  Sat Apr 23 05:15:25 1994
From: Randy A Thompson <K5ZD at> (Randy A Thompson)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 1994 00:15:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: "Enchanted Sweepstakes"
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9404230009.A2639-0100000 at>

This was a great issue of QST!  Two contesting articles and the SS results.

I don't know about Chip keeping his ego in check... He kept intimating 
that ANYONE could make 1300+ QSOs with puny antennas.  Hah!  It only 
works this way if you operate from the West Indies (and especially the 
hill top of NP4A).

Still, if it gets more newcomers into contesting, he can write anything 
he wants.


On Thu, 21 Apr 1994, Bill H Parry wrote:

> The new format for Sweepstakes seems fine and Randy and Billy are to 
> be congratulated on following the wishes of the contesters that asked for 
> a change. But... I was most impressed by the accompanying article by 
> Chip. It was refreshing to read an article by someone who can (a) 
> still clearly enjoy contesting because it is FUN (b) do very well without 
> a $100,000 station and (c) keep his ego in check long enough to write an 
> interesting article. My complements to Chip for his fine score and for 
> the excellent article.
> Bill  W5VX
> bill at

>From David R. Siddall" <0006358668 at  Sat Apr 23 05:19:00 1994
From: David R. Siddall" <0006358668 at (David R. Siddall)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 94 23:19 EST
Subject: Dayton Stouffers Avail
Message-ID: <32940423041923/0006358668PK1EM at>

Have room at Stouffer's Thu, Fri, & Sat.  Roommate can't go, so anyone
wanting to share pls contact me ASAP directly.  73 Dave K3ZJ
0006358668 at

>From mike hansow <mhansow at>  Sat Apr 23 07:53:07 1994
From: mike hansow <mhansow at> (mike hansow)
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 1994 23:53:07 -0700
Subject: CQ Michigan...
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9404222308.A27100-0100000 at>

I am looking for a contester/Dxer located near Standish, Michigan. A 
local ham buddy of mine is relocating his family to Standish in a couple 
of months and is wondering if there is any activity in the area. Is there 
any Dx repeaters or packet cluster networks? Are there any Dx clubs or 
hard core contesters near by? Please reply E-mail to me if you can help 
with any info.

Thanks, Mike Hansow KA7CSE <mhansow at>

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at  Sat Apr 23 12:24:13 1994
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at (H. L. Serra)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 1994 04:24:13 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: PED411i Anon. FTP sites
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9404230413.A5460-7100000 at>

Can someone give me the anon. FTP sites for PED411i? I didn't keep them
when they cme through. TKS. Larry N6AZE

>From Bruce Herrick <bdh at>  Sat Apr 23 16:31:29 1994
From: Bruce Herrick <bdh at> (Bruce Herrick)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 94 10:31:29 CDT
Subject: Internet badges
Message-ID: <199404231531.KAA01229 at>

Thanks to all that ordered the internet email badges.  I have 31 orders at
this time.  The badge guy says he's not going to start on them until Monday
morning, so if a few stragglers still want badges, I can stuff an additional
list in his mail slot Sunday night.  That will be the FINAL deadline.

I have noticed three things since I made the original posting:

1.  There are a LOT of netters out there who STILL don't include their
internet address in their messages or their signature lines.  It's my
understanding that many of us out here do not receive headers containing
this information (I don't).  I can't make you a badge if you don't send me 
this information.  There's still 3 or 4 people who sent me an order without
the address who haven't responded to my reply requesting this info.

2.  Watch your case.  I get postings containing the address twice - one with
upper case, one with lower case.  There are some who mix cases.  I don't
care, but I hate to be the one to make the decision on which to use.  Most
use all lower case, but I don't think it matters that much.

3.  Many postings have been made re: those who pay by the byte to receive
messages.  I don't, but I still wonder why so many people copy my entire
message back to me.  I know what I said.  It's like a contest where some guy
gives your call six times and then quickly gives his once...

Thanks, and see you at Dayton.

73, Bruce WW1M 
Bruce D. Herrick               bdh at      Home:   414.462.1270
Pryon Corporation                                  Office: 414.253.5678
N93 W14575 Whittaker Way                           Fax:    414.253.2772
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051                         PacketCluster: WW1M > NB9C

>From peterj at (Peter Jennings)  Sat Apr 23 18:31:47 1994
From: peterj at (Peter Jennings) (Peter Jennings)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 1994 10:31:47 -0700
Subject: PED411i Anon. FTP sites
Message-ID: <199404231731.KAA23948 at>

> Can someone give me the anon. FTP sites for PED411i? I didn't keep them

It's now up on the SimTel sites:


Peter  AB6WM
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>From wr6r at (albert crespo)  Sat Apr 23 19:18:16 1994
From: wr6r at (albert crespo) (albert crespo)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 1994 11:18:16 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: wpx
Message-ID: <199404231818.LAA04771 at>



		80	203	22
		40	613	117
		20	744	203
		15	1125	3314
		10	1011	3016
			3696	738	=	9,819,828	

>From DKMC" <dkmc at  Sat Apr 23 21:13:15 1994
From: DKMC" <dkmc at (DKMC)
Date: 23 Apr 94 13:13:15 PDT
Subject: USSR-USA Goodwill Contest
Message-ID: <199404232014.AA14007 at>

 From: McCarty, DK 'David'
 Subject:  USSR-USA Goodwill Contest
 Date: 1994-04-23 15:09


 Hello, Gang:

 Spent several hours cleaning up the shack including sorting some old logs.
  I ran across a long-lost copy of my log from the USSR-USA Goodwill Contest
 held several years ago.  All the log has is times in UTC.  Can anyone tell
 me what the dates were?



 David K. McCarty, K5GN
 dkmc at

>From Gerard Jendraszkiewicz" <jend at  Sun Apr 24 06:30:34 1994
From: Gerard Jendraszkiewicz" <jend at (Gerard Jendraszkiewicz)
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 94 23:30:34 CST
Subject: Kep. Elements
Message-ID: <84639.jend at>

Does anyone know of a FTP site to obtain Keplerian elements for Amateur Sats
? Not too much dx/contests going on so time to check out the birds !
send replies directly to: jend at
73 Jerry KE9I

>From robert penneys <penneys at>  Sun Apr 24 16:15:08 1994
From: robert penneys <penneys at> (robert penneys)
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 94 11:15:08 EDT
Subject: TR-log help at Dayton
Message-ID: <9404241515.AA10564 at>

I have not been able to successfully use N6TR-log and would love a hands-on
session with one of you who could walk me through it.

I will bring it on a disk to Dayton. I will be at the Hampton Inn in
Englewood with the FRC group, and nightime at the contest suite at the
Stouffers, the dinner Saturday, etc. Tnx 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

>From Richard Hallman <0006135537 at>  Sun Apr 24 17:11:00 1994
From: Richard Hallman <0006135537 at> (Richard Hallman)
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 94 11:11 EST
Subject: SS Phone Results....
Message-ID: <42940424161124/0006135537NA4EM at>

  Many have been asking me If I had one or two radios set up for SS Phone
1993.     I only had ONE radio.    For those who said that winning a 
contest with one radio is a thing of that past, I say NOT yet. 1993
results show it can still be done for phone.  

   I am working on a two radio set-up for this years SS, and hope to have it
done soon.  This should be a blast!!

              73   Rich   KI3V   KI3V at

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