930 VS. 940 SUMMARY

bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com
Thu Aug 11 12:16:25 EDT 1994

 Kd> Bottom line is that the 930 is still a desired rig for the contester.

 Kd> 73,
 Kd> Charlie  KD5PJ          kd5pj at lobby.ti.com

I bought a '930 10 years ago and considered it to be the best rig I ever
owned (my previous rig was a Drake "C" line). It was an order of magnitude
better than the Drake.

I replaced the '930 a couple of years ago with an FT-1000 and consider it
to be an order of magnitude better than the '930, especially the receiver.
The filters in the '1000 are dramatically better and rx noise is
conspicuously lower. With the Kenwood, light dimmer and appliance rfi was a 
constant irritation but the Yaesu seems to be nearly immune to this stuff!

Not to mention that after 5 years the '930 seemed to self-destruct with
a string of weird display problems and loss of output etc. due to flakey
plated thru holes. Anyone purchasing a used '930 should make every attempt
to locate a copy of the (in)famous "hole diagnostic chart" which tells you
which holes to heat up to eliminate various symptoms (I no longer have a
copy). Or you avoid a lot of grief by installing a wire through each of the
hundreds of holes! Maybe the later '930s were more reliable but I believe
these kinds of problems weren't eliminated until surface mount technology
was used in the newer radios.

73 de Bill, N6CQ/3  (n6cq at paonline.com)

>From k2mm at MasPar.COM (John Zapisek)  Thu Aug 11 18:30:19 1994
From: k2mm at MasPar.COM (John Zapisek) (John Zapisek)
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 10:30:19 PDT
Subject: score challenge
Message-ID: <9408111730.AA22630 at greylock.local>

> [Dave/KY1H]   Within 2 weeks of the end of the contest publish a high
> claimed list electronically on this reflector, on a BBS for download, and
> send printed copies to those who send an SASE.

If the contest is sponsored by a magazine, then they probably administer the
contest in order to sell more magazines.  If the contest is already wildly
successful, it's hard to see where their incentive would be to scoop their
own magazine.  This is not rocket science.

> Who will be the first to take this step toward reduced cycle time for
> contest results?

You mean who will be second?  Hmmm.  I guess your perspective is reasonable
if you're not a CW op ;-)

> this won't fix the long delay for publication and certificates

Well, I guess the delay for Internet SprINT certificates *is* still very
very long!

73.  --John/K2MM

>From ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman)  Thu Aug 11 19:47:50 1994
From: ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman) (ken silverman)
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 10:47:50 PST
Subject: Re[2]: score challenge
Message-ID: <9407117766.AA776627270 at atlas.ccmail.airtouch.com>

> There is a telephone system in Ecuador, but it's not great.  
You wouldn't want to try to upload your log to the ARRL via modem 
from there.  

Nor from most other countries in the world.  Even many of 
European telephone systems are not up to the task.  When in EU, I 
consider myself lucky if I can connect back to the US with 1200 
baud.  And this is even using USA direct, with quality lines.  
Besides, the direct dial cost from much of the world is $3-6 per 
minute.  Double that if calling from a hotel.  And 
double/triple+++  that again since you will be cut off a few 
times before you get the full file through (if ever).  The US is 
totally spoiled when it comes to telecommunications, serivce, and 
reliability, and most of you don't realize that.

Ken WM2C

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