Grid Squares in HF Contesting

Thu Jul 28 10:20:09 EDT 1994

K1ZX writes:

> about using grid squares as basis for defining club territories?

My opinion on two things germane to his polemic:

1) Do away with th 175 mi. rule. We are a global community, aren't we.

2) Do away with the 2 meetings per year rule/quota. If you do #2, then
   #1 would be moot.

Anyone else (dis)agree?

73 de Walt Kornienko  -   K2WK  Internet:  waltk at
DX PacketCluster:  K2WK > W3MM  (FRC) Packet: K2WK at N2ERH.NJ.USA.NOAM
"My mother was of the sky,      My father was of the earth,
 But I'am of the universe,      And you know what that is worth." - J.Lennon

>From fish at (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.)  Thu Jul 28 14:29:01 1994
From: fish at (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.) (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 1994 06:29:01 -0700
Subject: Impressive Yanks
Message-ID: <199407281329.AA23541 at>

I was just looking over the results for the February CW Sprint.  Nice job
Tree.  What really struck me as impressive was KZ2S's score from NJ.  4th
place, wow!  Now here's a guy that can brag all he wants (not that he would)
at Dayton. 

You can place in the top ten in every DX contest from now until 2000, but if
you can't operate the Sprint you're what's called in my business an order
taker!  You sit on a frequency and call CQ for 48 hours in the DX contest,
turn in a big score, and think you're an op.  The "real" ops are the guys
that can operate ANY contest with impressive results.  

The guys I consider to be quality ops in the NE are guys like K1KI, K1TO,
K5ZD/1, W1WEF, W2GD, N2NT, KT3Y, ect..    Enter one of these guys at a
decent station in any contest and you will find him at or near the top!

So here's a challenge...  I challenge all of you W1's, W2's, and W3's to
show the rest of us what kind of ops you are/aren't...  Enter the CW Sprint
in September.  Don't generate email, it won't impress anyone.  The proof is
in the pudding!    It's only a 4 hour investment of your time, and you might
have fun!

Bill Fisher, KM9P
Concentric Systems, Inc.  (CSI)
404-442-5821  Fax 404-667-1975

>From John D. Allen" <jallen at  Thu Jul 28 14:42:15 1994
From: John D. Allen" <jallen at (John D. Allen)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 9:42:15 EDT
Subject: Grid Squares in HF Contests
Message-ID: <s029+eNvBia at>

Are the 10 x 20 "fields" the same as the two letter 10 by 20 degree 
grid letter identifiers?  (Ie FN, FM, EM etc?)
It does seem like these grid squares are becoming better known - One 
GPS manufacturer even provides them in the location readout.

John, K1FWF jallen at

ve2zp at bbs.ve3jf.AMPR.ORG Wrote:
| The "Top of Europe Contesters" - a group of Scandinavian 
| hams operating under
| the umbrella of the Swedish national society SSA - have 
| organized an HF contest
| with 10 degree by 20 degree "fields" as the multiplier.  
| The first running was
| anounced here on the reflector.  As Tree N6TR suggests, 
| this experiment is
| being conducted with a new contest, one that should have a 
| very unique flavour.
| The rules were worked up in rather a hurry, so the 
| anouncemnts may not have
| gone out in sufficient time to secure publicity in the 
| magazines, but if anyone
| would like to read them, I will quite happily send a copy 
| of what I received
| from this reflector.  These aren't the 1 by 2 degree 
| squares used by VHF DXers
| and contesters, so every third station won't be a 
| multiplier.  It will be most
| interesting to see how non-contesters handle requests for 
| their "field"
| identifier from contesters.  If you though serial numbers 
| were a difficult
| concept to explain....
| 73, Dave VE2ZP/VE9CB in vastly overpopulated FN field
| ve2zp at BBS.VE3JF.AMPR.ORG

>From lvn at (Larry Novak)  Thu Jul 28 14:52:49 1994
From: lvn at (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Date: Thu, 28 Jul 94 09:52:49 EDT
Subject: Want Carrib QTH for ARRL CW 95
Message-ID: <9407281352.AA01491 at>

I'm looking for a Carribean QTH to use during next year's ARRL CW
contest.  If you have one or know of one, please let me know about it.
Complete station would be nice, but I'd like something at least with
antennas. I can't believe my wife actually thinks this is a good idea.

73, Larry, K3TLX

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