VHF Contest Rules Request

Andrew Sargent N8OFS andrews at telemax.com
Wed Jan 19 22:14:28 EST 1994

Would somebody _please_, _please_, _please send me a copy of the
rules for the VHF/UHF contest.  I really need them...

BTW, I will be running rover from EN91, EN90, EN81, and possibly
EN80 opperating 2M FM & 6M FM, both QRP!

Mesmerized by a decade of hate,           ! AMATEUR =   N8OFS 
Flowers and remorse,                      ! ARMY MARS = AAN5HJT
Fading vision lost in time,               ! CB =        THE NEON KNIGHT
Tragedy on course!!! - Frontline Assembly ! HACKER =    TH3 N30N KN16Ht

>From Walton L. Stinson" <wstinson at csn.org  Thu Jan 20 03:17:04 1994
From: Walton L. Stinson" <wstinson at csn.org (Walton L. Stinson)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 20:17:04 -0700 (MST)
Subject: T2X Tricks
Message-ID: <Pine.3.05.9401192002.B7899-8100000 at teal.csn.org>

i bought an upgrade brake from cats for $15 or so when i went to a
long boom antenna. it never stuck.  also mounted the capacitor at the
tower.  this year went to a create rc5b3, which is a great rotator.
73, walt, w0cp

>From Doug Brandon <dab at kaiwan.com>  Thu Jan 20 04:14:17 1994
From: Doug Brandon <dab at kaiwan.com> (Doug Brandon)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 20:14:17 -0800 (PST)
Subject: NF6H NAQP SSB Results
Message-ID: <199401200414.UAA26951 at kaiwan.kaiwan.com>

     NF6H NAQP 1994 SSB

     band        QSOs       mults

     160            0          0
      80           43         25
      40           24         18
      20           26         19
      15           66         31
      10           47         25

     total:       206        118     claimed score:     24,308

     Equipment: TS-930S, HF6V vertical

     Maybe it was me, but it didnt sound like there was as much activity
     in the SSB contest as in the CW contest (from regular contesters
     anyway).  40 and 80 didnt sound too hot either.  After my initial
     24 Q's on 40m, I never heard another station on that band the rest of
     the evening!

     73 de Doug - NF6H

Doug Brandon        Amateur Radio: NF6H
dab at kaiwan.com      Placentia, California                                    

>From bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn)  Thu Jan 20 04:44:27 1994
From: bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 1994 20:44:27 -0800
Subject: Earthquake Experience
Message-ID: <199401200444.UAA16566 at mail.netcom.com>

Hi All,

In the spirit of the earlier rock and roll thread, here's a
happy earthquake story from the San Fernando Valley area of 
Los Angeles.  I live in a 50+ years old home in Studio City
approximately 10 miles SE of the 6.6 temblor epicenter here
in the San Fernando Valley.

At the time of the quake my 89 foot US Tower HDX was fully
extended. About 500 lbs of antennas and mast sit on top (a
10-el log periodic, 4-el 20m, 6-el 15m, and two rotatable
dipoles.  During the quake I was sure my house (wood frame
stucco construction) was going to crash around me. However,
there have been no structural problems, no cracks in walls,
just inconvenience. Belongings were thrown all over every
room. The kitchen was real mess, with glasses from cabinets
broken on the floor.  TVs thrown on the floor were OK. Were
without telephone for a couple of hours, and got power back
about noon. Were never without gas and water.

The good news was the tower and antennas held up like a charm.
Absolutely no problems (other than I couldn't put the tower
down until power was restored.

Unfortunately, other residents of the valley closer to the
epicenter were not so lucky and suffered major damage to their
homes and apartments. It definitely makes you feel thankful.
We're still rocking and rolling here with aftershocks. The bad
news is that this (at 6.6) wasn't even the predicted "big one."

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM

>From David O. Hachadorian" <0006471356 at mcimail.com  Thu Jan 20 01:31:00 1994
From: David O. Hachadorian" <0006471356 at mcimail.com (David O. Hachadorian)
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 94 20:31 EST
Subject: T2X brake trick
Message-ID: <73940120013137/0006471356PK1EM at mcimail.com>

To combat the problem of brake wedge jamming in the T2X, I've gotten in the
habit of using the following sequence every time the ant needs to be turned:

1. Depress the brake switch.
2. Give the rotor motor a quick blip in the wrong direction.
3. Wait half a second for the geartrain to stop.
4. Rotate to the desired heading.
5. Wait for the antenna to coast to a stop.
6. Release the brake switch. 

After a while this procedure becomes ingrained and you don't even have to
think about it. In my experience, the brake wedge never jams in both
directions. If the above procedure is followed, the antenna will always

Granted, this is a Mickey Mouse solution, and you shouldn't have to worry
about such antics with a $450 piece of equipment, but it works.

Dave, K6LL 

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