Contesting video?

W5XD at W5XD at
Sun Jul 3 20:38:57 EDT 1994

Does anyone know of a short introductory video tape about contesting
and/or DXing that would be useful as an attention-getter at a ham fest?
I'm thinking of something that could be left running in a continuous 
loop at an unmanned display.

Please reply to me directly: w5xd at

Wayne, W5XD

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jul-1994 1204 <reisert at>  Mon Jul  4 17:02:38 1994
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jul-1994 1204 <reisert at> (Jim Reisert AD1C 04-Jul-1994 1204)
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 94 12:02:38 EDT
Subject: Help upgrading FT-757GX ROM?
Message-ID: <9407041602.AA03424 at>

Bill, K1JKS asks this question:

I would like to upgrade the FT-757GX microprocessor to the type used in the
FT-890, FT-990 and FT-1000.  Has anyone successfully installed the new
processor in the 757? The 757 microprocessor command sets are nearly
identical except that the 757 does not report its frequency.  The capability
to report its frequency would allow full interface with CT Version 9.

A phone call to Yaesu in Cerritos, CA was no help.


I can relay answers to Bill on Packet.

73 - Jim AD1C
reisert at

>From Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at>  Mon Jul  4 18:03:51 1994
From: Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at> (Lyndon Nerenberg)
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 1994 10:03:51 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Canada Day
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9407041051.A10253-0100000 at>

> Curious how many Canadian stations in the contest stayed below 14150!

Are you kidding? :-)  We would pop down to 14.145 or so and run the VE 
stations dry (mostly to get the multipliers) then jump back up to 
165/171/195 and run the W's. As long as the Q rate was five times higher 
working the W's the bottom line score stays the same. This wasn't hard to do.
The lack of CW operation was disappointing.

Highlight of the weekend: getting *called* by P40WL :-)

Propogation was not great. We did about 680 Q's on 20, and another 250 or 
so combined between 80 and 40. 15 didn't open for us. I'll post the 
VE7ZZZ score in a couple of days.


>From ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman)  Tue Jul  5 01:34:01 1994
From: ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman) (ken silverman)
Date: Mon, 04 Jul 94 16:34:01 PST
Subject: Enameled Radial Wire
Message-ID: <9406047733.AA773364841 at>

I just picked up 10,000' of double teflon sheilded #18 wire for the radials of 
our next contest vertical from some warm island QTH.  Though cheap, it did not 
come without a price:  the stranded wires are coated with enamel (like magnet 

Are there any easy ways to remove the enamel coating?  Using steel wool takes 
too long, and killed my hands - is there a chemical solution?   

Thanks in advance,

Ken WM2C

Pse send replies directly to me at ken.silverman at 
I will post a summary if there is interest.

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