AA4NC at aol.com AA4NC at aol.com
Mon Dec 5 16:59:53 EST 1994

1036 QSOs - 74 Sections - 18 Countries = 196,968
22 hours (I did sleep  - see note)
Yaesu FT990 / Amp Supply LK500 (1200w) / inverted v / 800' beverage (actually
W1FB snake antenna)

Knew this one was gonna be good when the first hour was 103...
I put up (or really put down as it's on the ground) a W1FB snake antenna for
receiving aimed west. I've never used a receiving antenna before but it
really made the difference. My usual score is about 800 Qs, so I guess the RX
antenna was worth over 200 Qs. 

Is it just me or is this posibly the most boring contest there is after the
first night? It's worse than SS Sunday could ever be. You just have to sit
and CQ to no one for hours and hours with rates approaching 10/hour if you're
lucky! The multis have it made in this one. I just pity their daytime guys
they just hold their leased frequencies until darkness by calling CQ
forever... HOWEVER - that perserverance does pay off. AA4S won NC and beat me
by about 100 QSOs (mults were identical) due to operating while I was sound
asleep - so there you go - Break out the No- Doz and put those toothpicks on
your eyelids to win this one.
I've got it - we could make this one more interesting by putting a limit on
the number of times you can call CQ.  Once you have used your limit, you have
to quit or S&P until everyone is gone. Maybe Ken Wolf could put a CQ counter
in CT for next year's test. We could make the number fairly low to put a
merciful end to the contest, so we could actually get some rest! :-) I'm
still zombified - I could never survive working night shift...

Will AA4NC

>From jlgiasi at umassmed.UMMED.EDU (John L. Luigi Giasi)  Mon Dec  5 22:14:12 1994
From: jlgiasi at umassmed.UMMED.EDU (John L. Luigi Giasi) (John L. Luigi Giasi)
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 94 17:14:12 EST
Subject: TARA RTTY sprint
Message-ID: <9412052214.AA13344 at umassmed.UMMED.EDU>

According to Jim Hollenback........
>Haven't seen much in the way of an announcement. Is the sprint still on
>this weekend?

I just double checked with Bill, NY2U, and he assured me the TARA RTTY 
Sprint is most definately on.

	Same format as ARRL RTTY Roundup
	10 Dec 2100z - 11 Dec 0100z

	Logs to NY2U, William J Eddy
		2404 22nd St.
		Troy, NY 12180

	by 25 Jan 95

GL es CU de Luigi
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>From sellington" <sellington at mail.ssec.wisc.edu  Mon Dec  5 17:39:13 1994
From: sellington" <sellington at mail.ssec.wisc.edu (sellington)
Date: 5 Dec 94 17:39:13 U
Subject: Receiving Loops
Message-ID: <9412052342.AA12773 at ns.PacBell.COM>

I have a simple array of two small receiving loops for 80 and 160, spaced
about 70 feet apart, with my tower (unfortunately) right between them.  It
turns out that re-radiation from the tower completely destroys the 
pattern of the loops on 80, and severely limits the f/b ratio on 160.  Both
observation and modelling with ELNEC confirm the interaction with the 
tower.  Since there is no room to move the loops away from the tower, I'm
looking for a way to reduce the effect.  The only idea I've been able
to come up with so far is to try to add a portion of the received signal
from the shunt feed on the tower out of phase with that from each loop, 
to try to cancel out the re-radiated signal.  Has anyone ever tried
something like that?  Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance.


Scott  K9MA
sellington at ssec.wisc.edu

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