2 letters

NF8R at delphi.com NF8R at delphi.com
Mon Dec 5 09:42:42 EST 1994

Before we (contesters) start cheering the FCC for enforcing the rules
in reference to 2 letter ID's , let us remember that virtually all
contesters break the rule by failure to identify on each QSO. The rule says at the end of a QSO and when during a run we just say QRZ to improve our rate
this is a rule violation. While not as serious as 2 letter ID's since unless
the 2 letter IDer gets through nobody ever knows who they are, I have heard 
contest stations during good runs that only ID every 4 or 5 calls.If the
FCC starts "strict interpretation" of the rules, we'll all be in trouble
or at minimum our rates will suffer.Ironically, in my opinion all this huff
about IDing is bunk, since I doubt the fact that anybody will ID during
a serious rule violation, and even if they did I doubt it would be
enough to convict them on another charge. Besides, how often do any
of the other FCC licensees ever ID ? I have seen TV stations go for hours
and most 2 way radio users (commercial) only ID at the base station or 
repeater level.
Dave NF8R


>From Steve Fraasch <sfraasch at ATK.COM>  Mon Dec  5 16:43:00 1994
From: Steve Fraasch <sfraasch at ATK.COM> (Steve Fraasch)
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 94 08:43:00 PST
Subject: K0KX ARRL 160m Score
Message-ID: <2EE343DB at msm.ATK.COM>

Class: Multi-Op, High Power

Sec: Minnesota (W. of MPLS)

Operators: K0KX & K0SF

QSOs: 1177

Sections: 76 (Missed Virgin Is.) + 21 DX Mults = 97

Total Score: 237,068


 - Missed first 2.5 hours of contest as our feet were still frozen to the top 
plate of the tower doing ant. work.

 - Small acreage prevents installing "working" beverage antennas.

 - Sorry we couldn't hear Eu Friday night; omnipresent line noise at suburban 

 - Benefited from excellent conditions for a change (A index ~ 10 or less)

 - Where was K3LR?

73, Steve, K0SF

sfraasch at atk.com

>From k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl)  Mon Dec  5 14:09:24 1994
From: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 94 09:09:24 EST
Subject: K8MR 160 M Score
Message-ID: <Di7uwc1w165w at barf80.nshore.org>

1994 ARRL 160 Contest -  K8MR  -  Single Op  High Power   -  Ohio

     505 QSOs    76  Mult     78,128        8.5 Hours, Mostly Sat. eve

Nice to finally have some decent conditions for those of us ouside Texas!
I even had several Europeans call that I heard, no small feat since I
have no beverages, etc., just a 70 foot shunt fed tower.

Jim Stahl
InterNet: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org
Basic Amateur Radio Frequency, BARF-80 +1 216/237-8208
"Totally devoted to Amateur Radio" - 24 Hrs a day 8/N/1 14.4k-300 baud

>From James B. Wolf D611 x4638 MS25-71" <JBWOLF at most.ss3.magec.com  Mon Dec  5 14:43:07 1994
From: James B. Wolf D611 x4638 MS25-71" <JBWOLF at most.ss3.magec.com (James B. Wolf D611 x4638 MS25-71)
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 1994 9:43:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: More, Re: Smoking M/S
Message-ID: <941205094307.1764b at most>

Date:	 5-DEC-1994 09:32:50.96
Name:	James B. Wolf D611 x4638 MS25-71
Subj:	More, Re: Smoking M/S               

From:	NAME: Wolf            <SN_U=JBWOLF at SN_L=HOSTNODE at MRS@MOST>

DATE : December  5, 1994          
TO   :    M.   INTERNET                    
FROM : J.B. Wolf                  
SUBJECT : More, Re: Smoking M/S              

smtp%"cq-contest at tgv.com"
We are using IC-765's, so you can make an assembly with RCA's on
each end and somewhere in the middle you series the light bulb on the
center conductor. So instead of your antennuator or worse,
solid state components, absorbing all the RF, The light bulb at least
tells you something needs attention.                                       
The 765 has an antenna out/in pair of RCA's on the back for external
Jim, KR9U

      James B. Wolf               

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