AC1O/4 NAQP Log Does A Lazarus!

AC1O at AC1O at
Mon Aug 8 19:03:57 EDT 1994

To make a long story short: My NA crash somehow left TWO identically-named 
.QDF files in my NA directory (but no NA.EXE!)  After using a file manager 
to c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y extract those two files, I found my first 386 Q's in 
one, the rest in the other.  After a LONG afternoon of retyping:
     AC1O/4 WALT FL   Hours of Operation: 09:55 
     band      QSOs     mults 
     160          3         2 
      80         68        30
      40        133        39 
      20        191        45 
      15         72        27
      10         26        15
     TOTAL      493       158      SCORE: 77,894 
     Club or Team Name: FLORIDA CW CONTEST GROUP    
COMMENTS: A series of wicked thunderstorms Saturday afternoon zapped my 
carefully-honed game plan and forced me to take all two hours of "off time" 
between 1933Z and 2221Z (and conditions during another 90 minutes when I had 
to operate no matter what, to get my 10 hours in, were marginal at best). 
>From then on it was "scratch and try to catch up"; the 10 meter Sporadic E 
was a nice feature Saturday evening, but I then lost more big ground when my
80 meter Inverted-V (at 70') wimped out on 160.  (This was also my first NAQP
using a PRO-96 at 80' instead of an R-7 at 33'; despite everything, my score 
WAS up 56% from a year ago!)  Best part: So many great ops (many of whom 
seemed like old friends after all the reflector postings) on the other end 
of my Q's.  (And congrats to K1ZX for his record FL August CW NAQP score!) 
  73 de Walt, AC1O/4     "ac1o at"     "Multipliers Are (again!!)" 

>From Robert Penneys <penneys at>  Tue Aug  9 00:15:36 1994
From: Robert Penneys <penneys at> (Robert Penneys)
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 1994 19:15:36 -0400
Subject: NERDS team results
Message-ID: <199408082315.TAA08730 at>

NAQP CW,   N.E.R.D.S. team #1

K7SV       558/199    111,042
K4PQL      533/171     93,024
WA4PGM     512/174     89,088
WN3K       452/152     68,704
K3TLX      294/129     37,926

GO N.E.R.D.S.!!!!!!!

Bob Penneys, WN3K     Frankford Radio Club      N.E.R.D.S.
Internet:  penneys at       Work: Ham Radio Outlet, Delaware
U.S. Mail:  12 East Mill Station Drive    Newark, DE 19711    U.S.A.

>From Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM  Tue Aug  9 04:34:04 1994
From: Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM (Robert A. Wilson)
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:34:04 PDT
Subject: Serial boards

Watch out.  You can run out of IRQs very quickly if you get a serial
board that only lets you chose IRQs 2-7.  IRQ 5 is often good for the K1EA
DVP.  IRQ2 is often used by a mouse.  With these devices, you have no
room for COM3 and COM4 unless you use a more expensive board.

You will have much more flexibility if you look for a serial board
that lets you chose IRQs 10-15 for your COM3 and COM4 ports.  Yes,
they cost more because they are 16-bit AT boards, not 8-bit XT boards.

On the subject of running out of IRQs, has anyone ever found a BUS
MOUSE card adjustable for IRQ 10 or more?  That would allow four COM
ports, the DVP, and a mouse, with IRQ2 left open for a Sound Blaster
or whatever.

Bob, N6TV

>From Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM  Tue Aug  9 04:38:31 1994
From: Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM (Robert A. Wilson)
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 94 20:38:31 PDT
Subject: Serial Boards

I wanted my message about serial boards to go to CT-USER at MLO.DEC.COM,
but I goofed.  Please do not discuss here; send comments to CT-USER or
directly to me.


Bob, N6TV

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