try this on your pentium pee cee

Leonard J Popyack, Jr. popyackl at
Thu Dec 1 16:45:35 EST 1994

10 a# = 5505001
20 b# = 294911
30 PRINT (a# / b#)

the right answer should be 18.666651972968116  but it is not! 
According to intel, "The average user is not going to see this thing,
except once in 27,000 years."  Seems to me they used a pentium to 
compute the 27,000 years!  73 Len WF2V

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  01-Dec-1994 1646 <reisert at>  Thu Dec  1 21:43:19 1994
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  01-Dec-1994 1646 <reisert at> (Jim Reisert AD1C 01-Dec-1994 1646)
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 94 16:43:19 EST
Subject: X5
Message-ID: <9412012143.AA22725 at>

Peter ON6TT asked:

>How are we supposed to log X5 stations in the cqww? As Bosnia-Herzegovina or
>just as 0 point value?

Bob Cox, K3EST, told me last year they have no point or multiplier value
(they are not licensed by Bosnians).  Since the X5 prefix is not recognized
by CT, the QSOs don't count (automatically).

73 - Jim AD1C

>From John Boudreau <ve8ev at>  Thu Dec  1 22:20:47 1994
From: John Boudreau <ve8ev at> (John Boudreau)
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 1994 15:20:47 MST
Subject: VE8 & SS

The biggest problem (radio wise) with living at higher latitudes
is the poor HF propagation.  When the K-index is higher than the 
sunspot numbers we're lucky to be able to get out at all.
Large (LARGE!) antenna arrays and maximum legal power will certainly
help but won't work miracles either.  For whatever reason the world
was built to favor middle latitudes (climate/propagation/etc.) and
there's not much we can do about it except try twice as hard and be
satisfied with 1/20th the results.  Or do like I do and make your own
version of 'spread spectrum': be set up for all bands/all modes and
usually you can find one thats still getting through.

John - VE8EV          QRV 160/80/40/30/20/17/15/12/10/6/2/.70

CU all on 160 this weekend...

John Boudreau VE8EV     INTERNET: ve8ev at

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