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rthorne at VNET.IBM.COM rthorne at VNET.IBM.COM
Thu Aug 18 08:29:06 EDT 1994


Question about CT.  The current ad says it supports 15 contests.  What
are they?

Also, lots of threads on problems with latest version, are they that
bad? or is it blown out of proportion.

I'm currently running version 5.? of NA and version 4.? of CT and its
time to upgrade.  If CT covers everything NA does I might as well go with
one package.  On the other hand, I'm also looking for comments on wether
its wise to go with both packages.

73, Rich - WB5M

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at>  Thu Aug 18 19:05:26 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 14:05:26 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Out of Sight
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9408181426.C21511-0100000 at eagle>


Although I paid my subscription fee to the "Thorax" some years ago, I 
have not received a copy since the last time I placed in the top-ten of 
the BV Sprint in the '70s, and have lost the mailing address of Mr. 
Contest. Would you please be so kind as to forward the following questions 
to him? TNX, Steve KO0U/4 <sharrison at>


Dear Mr. Contest;

I read your answer to "Out of Sight" with considerable interest, and have 
a follow-up question. I am partially deaf, with greater than 70% loss 
of hearing in my left ear and over 90% in my right ear. A buddy 
claims that in calculating my contest scores, I should divide my raw 
scores by the average efficiency of both ears, or 0.20. I maintain that I 
should use the value for my worst ear, or 0.10. Who is correct?

Also, can't the scores for multiop stations be doubled if the operator 
not only can't see any other, but also cannot hear any others?

				Signed, Elephant Ears 

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at>  Thu Aug 18 19:30:23 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 14:30:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Dollars per QSO
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9408181423.D21511-0100000 at eagle>

Obviously, you are a young tyke, or the first thing that would have 
popped into your head about increasing your power beyond QRP would have 
been "4-1000 time...". An average 4-1000A will produce over 2kW output 
power at the same plate voltage at which you can only get 1500 watts from 
a pair of 3-500Zs, and do it nearly forever! Try'll like it! 73, 
Steve KO0U/4 <sharrison at>

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Sun Aug 14 22:37:06 1994
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 94 21:37:06 GMT
Subject: N6AA vs K5ZD
Message-ID: <9408150237.AA28360 at>

	   People who are concerned that other operators are logging 
        calls "from the packet spot" instead of listening to what was 
        sent on the air can contribute to a solution.

	   Instead of posting the entire callsign in a packet spot, just 
        post the prefix.  People hunting multipliers off packet will get 
        the same thrill seeing "21025.0  FR5    <2130z  K3NA>" posted as 
        they would if the full call was posted.  But then they will be 
        have to copy the callsign off HF.  (-- Eric K3NA).

Even better, spot the wrong call and see how many "unassisted" people
log it that way.   I see people doing this going on all the time, 
actually - why else would there be all those spots for 5H2PK etc....

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at

>From Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at  Thu Aug 18 20:40:43 1994
From: Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at (Peter G. Smith)
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 1994 12:40:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: W3AFM on Station Optimization
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9408181200.A24739-0100000 at netcom>

Does anyone have a copy of the classic W3AFM QST article on station 
optimization from the early 1970's (I think)?  I will gladly pay copying 
costs and postage if anyone can dig it out.

Thanks in advance!

73, Pete                                       
N4ZR at

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