Kenwood E.Coast Parts#

Wed Jan 19 14:40:58 EST 1994

>I would like it too.  I need a lamp for the TS940.  Could you announce this
>number to all.  Thanks
>Ralph  K9ZO
Yes, its 1-800-637-0388.

FYI Tech info is 1-213-639-7140.

Larry, K3TLX

>From blunt at (Billy Lunt KR1R)  Wed Jan 19 20:55:29 1994
From: blunt at (Billy Lunt KR1R) (Billy Lunt KR1R)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 94 15:55:29 EST
Subject: VHF Sweepstakes
Message-ID: <5413 at bl>

Just a reminder that this weekend is the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes.

Starts 1900 UTC Jan 22 and ends at 0400 UTC Jan 24. 

Club Competition.

For complete rules see December QST page 128.

Within 30 days after the contest, send your entries via:

INTERNET - ASCII summary sheet and ASCII log file 
          (following the ARRL Suggested File Format)
           to  contest at

ARRL BBS - ASCII summary sheet and ASCII log file 
          (following the ARRL Suggested File Format)
           BBS up to 14.4-k baud  
           telephone: (203) 665-0090

DISK -     Paper summary sheet and ASCII log file 
          (following the ARRL Suggested File Format)
           3.5 or 5.25 inch diskettes (high or low density)

PAPER ENTRY - Official forms or reasonable facsimiles
              Summary sheet, logs, dupe sheets

Mailing Address: ARRL Contest Branch
                 225 Main Street
                 Newington, CT 06111


Contest Guru....."we check 'em all"

| Billy Lunt, KR1R             | Voice:       203-666-1541     |
| Contest Manager              | FAX:         203-665-7531     |
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>From rklein at (Ronald D. Klein)  Wed Jan 19 21:44:00 1994
From: rklein at (Ronald D. Klein) (Ronald D. Klein)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 94 14:44:00 MST
Subject: T2X Tricks (fwd)
Message-ID: <9401192144.AA23680 at>

OOOOPPSS - that is 16 awg - NOT 18

Ron - W0OSK

> >The
> > biggest problem I still have, despite the #12 wire, is releasing the brake.
> > It tends to jam against a tooth in the housing, and often takes a bit of
> > rocking to get it to release.  
> > 
> I have a T2X with approx 160 ft. run. Motor lines have 18 guage wire. With the 
> exception of an occasional brake release problem as mentioned by N2IC, it does 
> fine with my PRO67B. Some Colorado Front Range high wind conditions make it 
> grunt just a bit at certain headings, however.
> Ron -   W0OSK

>From gswanson at (Glenn Swanson)  Wed Jan 19 20:55:49 1994
From: gswanson at (Glenn Swanson) (Glenn Swanson)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 94 16:55:49 edt
Message-ID: <739 at gs>

The following was sent to ARRL HQ on Wed. Jan. 9, 1994 at 2:05am
via MCI mail.  Sorry for the bandwidth, but it is fascinating!
The senders name was removed to protect (whats left) of his privacy.
de Glenn, KB1GW (ARRL/VEC)
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"Damage Report:

1. We are located about 2.5 mi due east of the epicenter.

2. My clock stopped at 4:31:05am when it went flying off the

3. Shaking lasted about 15 sec (seemed like an hour!)

4. All utilities (gas, water, phone & power) immediately out.

5. At first I was disoriented because the bed had turned around
   about 45 degrees and moved from the wall about 3 feet.
   Coulden't find flashlight or shoes.

6. Made my way outside through a sea of broken glass, pictures
   that had fallen from the wall, and miscellaneous overturned

7. At first light was able to survey the damage. No visable
   damage to the foundation. Lowest course of bricks on chimney
   was chrushed and the chimney was leaning away from the house
   about 3 inches at the top.  Many cracks opened up in plaster.
   Still can't get the front door open. It is a 50 year old
   frame house. The best kind for survival.

8. Quakes continuing on about 10 or 15 minute intervals. There
   have been over a hundred of force 3.0 or better. Several 4.5
   and 5.0 and even one 5.5. Original was 6.6 but those early
   numbers are always downgraded when new information becomes

9. Oddities:  Piano moved out from the wall about 6", even though
   it was sitting on carpet. Refrigerator now sitting out in the
   middle of kitchen. Washer and Dryer sitting out in middle of
   washroom. Computer CRT came flying off the top of the computer,
   went through the keyboard & keyboard drawer and landed on the
   floor. However everything still working OK.

10. Got the water & gas back early yesterday (19 JAN). Water has
    to be boiled because of lack of treatment and contamination
    from breaks in the system. Power has been coming on and off
    since about 3pm Monday (17 JAN). Seems to be pretty solid
    tonite (19 JAN).

11. The phone has been very erratic. It takes about 5 minutes
    to get a dail tone. When you get it, you can only make
    local calls and than only to a few exchanges. Tonite it
    seems to be working again. I have received a couple of
    long distance calls and have been able to call out once
    or twice.

12. Finally got the mess cleaned up inside the house and
    several hundred books put back in their places. Have about
    three packing boxes full of broken glass and many mementos
    trashed that cannot be replaced.

13. All in all it has been a thrilling couple of days. It was
    a great show. If it is all the same to you I don't think I
    am interested in a ticket for a repeat performance.

Thank you all for your concern,

73 de W6---, xxxxxx.
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>From gswanson at (Glenn Swanson)  Wed Jan 19 20:39:05 1994
From: gswanson at (Glenn Swanson) (Glenn Swanson)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 94 16:39:05 edt
Message-ID: <737 at gs>

>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Thu Jan 20 01:23:23 1994
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 94 01:23:23 GMT
Subject: T2X brake
Message-ID: <oDgFgc1w165w at>

The sticking brake in the T2X is an age old problem. It is mechanical
and has nothing to do with the voltage drop from long runs.
Last Dayton I spoke with the CATS people and they sell a replacement
brake wedge that is supposed to cure the sticking and need to rock it
free. I don't know anyone that has tried it. 73 Barry

Barry N. Kutner, W2UP       Usenet/Internet: barry at
Newtown, PA                 Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
                            Packet Cluster: W2UP >K2TW (FRC)

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