rthorne at vnet.IBM.COM rthorne at vnet.IBM.COM
Mon Jan 10 07:19:42 EST 1994

Had fun in the contest for 8 hours.  Ended up with:

   - 266 x 97  = 25,802

   - Best rate was 44/hour on 40 meters from 00:00 to 01:00


   - 2 element 5 band quad at 97'
   - Delta loop for 40, apex at 85'
   - Delta loop for 80, apex at 85'

See you in the ARRL DX contest.


Rich - WB5M

>From Smith, Pete" <PSmith at  Mon Jan 10 17:00:00 1994
From: Smith, Pete" <PSmith at (Smith, Pete)
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 94 09:00:00 PST
Subject: FW: Contacting Delphi
Message-ID: <2D3189C6 at>

Considering the number of people who asked me to tell them what I found out, 
I thought the following was worth posting to the entire reflector.

For what it's worth also, I am now logged on, and although Delphi's 
front-end is classic mainframe user-hostile, you can get used to it. 
 Several people mentioned that Delphi is a chore because it's limited to 
2400-baud tops.  That's true, but they have just begun experimenting with 
9600 at their Boston call-in number, so hope may be on the way.

Thanks everyone for their input.  73, Pete N4ZR
From: Fred Hopengarten
To: Smith, Pete
Subject: Re: Contacting Delphi
Date: Saturday, January 08, 1994 11:14PM

On Fri, 07 Jan 94 07:46:00 PST, "Smith, Pete" <PSmith at>
> Does anyone have a phone number for Delphi?

Relayed by K1VR:

Since signing on to the reflector last month, several people have asked
about my e-mail address Delphi is an on line service like
compuserve. As far as I can tell, it is the least expensive way to gain
on-line access to internet from home. They offer a one month free trial,
which gives you four hours of night and weekend access, including internet.
For information and free trial, dial by modem 1-800-695-4002, press return
several times, and when asked for a password, type INFO. The free trial
by calendar month, so now would be a good time to sign up, to get the whole
remaining month of December. After the free trial, it's $13 for 4 hours per
month, or $23 for 20 hours.

k6ll at

                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
"Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low."

>From Ed Gilbert <eyg at>  Mon Jan 10 13:22:00 1994
From: Ed Gilbert <eyg at> (Ed Gilbert)
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 1994 08:22:00 -0500
Subject: NAQP score
Message-ID: <9401101325.AA11918 at>

NAQP CW Score:

     band        QSOs       mults
     160           45         20
      80          109         35
      40          115         40
      20          146         43
      15           95         32
      10           24         14
     total:       534        184     score: 98,256

My first try at the NAQP and I really enjoyed it.  It reminds me a lot
of the old CD parties.  The 100w power limit adds to the appeal.  I
hadn't planned on operating, but the ice storm cancelled all our
plans, so I jumped in at the last minute.  

My apologies to anyone who tried but couldn't work me on 80m.  I had
an growling s9 noise that sounded like a cross between powerline and
TV birdies -- I'm suspecting a touch lamp.  Fortunately, by the time I
went to 80m I already had the name/state of most the stations there,
so just had to pull the calls out.  

With vanity callsigns on the way, I had thought that W2ED would be a 
good one to try for, but after getting a surprising number of repeat
requests for my name, I think I'll go for something with more dashes
in it!

73, Ed  WA2SRQ

>From Steve Fraasch" <Steve_Fraasch at ATK.COM  Mon Jan 10 13:59:07 1994
From: Steve Fraasch" <Steve_Fraasch at ATK.COM (Steve Fraasch)
Date: 10 Jan 1994 07:59:07 -0600
Subject: Threat to Ham Radio
Message-ID: <9401101359.AA12119 at ATK.COM>

                       Subject:                               Time:7:41 AM
  OFFICE MEMO          Re>Threat to Ham Radio                 Date:1/10/94
To all of you writing NJ EPA, please remind them:

Thunderstorms are the greatest source of RF energy in the range from .3 to 30
Mhz, followed by the sun from 30 to 1000 Mhz.  If exposure to RF is
hazardous, short or long term, the human species would have been extinct by
now.  Is there any evidence to show that humans living in the arctic regions
are healthier than those living in the tropics, and the reason is less
electromagnetic (.3 to 1000 Mhz) exposure from thunderstorms and the sun? 
Man-made emitters amount to spit in the Pacific ocean.

Also, to show that the tax is biased towards hams and cellular phone users,
what does the NJ EPA propose to do regulating automobile ignition systems,
power line RF interference, household appliances, power hand tools,
computers???  Since the near electric and magnetic fields of these objects
are large, and the exposure times are long, the strength-time product is
huge.  By the same token, we should all be dead.

All of my hot buttons are pushed.  Simply put, these people don't know squat
about RF.

Steve, K0SF.

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