Nested Mockingbirds

Thu Jun 2 17:22:30 EDT 1994

I know - hahahaha the mockingbirds have built a nest around the rotator
shelf again and your UC Berkeley educated wife won't let you turn the
stack until the eggs have hatched and the nestlings have flown the coop!

How do the zero and nine land farmer boys handle this one -WOS

(without shotgun)

fake snake - fake owl?

Will this be over in time for sprINT?  Is there much activity at 270

I knew I should have left the antennas pointing east.

Eric NV6O
edwoods at

>From Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at>  Fri Jun  3 00:28:28 1994
From: Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon at> (Lyndon Nerenberg)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 16:28:28 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WPX CW Results: CZ7Z (VE7ZZZ)
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9406021628.B10998-0100000 at>


Call: CZ7Z		Country: Canada
Mode: CW		Category: Multi/multi


		160	  0	     0	    0	    0
		 80	141	   620	  4.4	   32
		 40	576	  2692	  4.7	  149
		 20    1016	  2338	  2.4	  400
		 15	149	   319	  2.1	   36
		 10	  0	     0	    0	    0

Totals:		       1882	  6019	  3.2	  617	= 3,713,723


All in all a pretty dismal weekend ...


>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at>  Fri Jun  3 00:27:07 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 19:27:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: WPX rules?
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9406021907.B12608-0100000 at eagle>

If I remember correctly, if you operate U.S.A. portable in one of the WPX 
contests, you are considered, by the CQ rules, to have taken on the same 
call district number, but you retain your prefix minus the original number. 
Thus, W2UP in the 3rd district, no matter what else you sign as a portable 
designator, would count for a W3; and I, as KO0U/4, count for one of the 
many contest-active KO4s.

I don't recall the exact ruling if you are portable in a foreign country.

73, Steve KO0U/4 <sharrison at>

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at>  Fri Jun  3 00:36:00 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 19:36:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: new hams/new contesters
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9406021900.C12608-0100000 at eagle>

It is flat-out illegal for a ham to use his callsign as a means of 
identification on any radio/television service that is not amateur radio. 
I forget the exact ruling/wording, but this same question has already 
been discussed several times in QST's newcomer's column in the last few
years. You MAY mention your callsign over any other service, but you must
NOT use the callsign as a means of IDing.

As for contests on Chicken Band, I, personally, can't think of any reason 
why not; but it has to be totally separate from ham radio, although you 
may mention hamming during a QSO.

Chicken Banders' ID in any manner that pleases them at the moment; their 
given name, some sort of weird callsign, or even taking an assigned ham 
callsign. I've heard this last occur while driving across West Texas. 
Fortunately, as you mentioned, the FCC appears to no longer police the 
band other than to try to reduce the use of illegal equipment; otherwise, 
the ham to whom the call was assigned would probably be called on the 
carpet by the FCC to prove that he did not perform that stunt. 
I believe the FCC concentrates primarily on those "HFers" who are 
operating in the no-no land between the upper end of 11 and the 10M ham 
band, and also commercial enterprises that make non-type-certified 
equipment available to CBers.

Don't be surprised to be forever treated in either of two ways, now that 
you have brought up CB on this Reflector; you will either be ostracized, 
or you will receive dozens of flames. In fact, the Reflector sponsor will 
probably ask you to refrain from continuing this thread.

73, Steve KO0U/4 <sharrison at>

>From Steve Lund <stevel at>  Fri Jun  3 01:25:20 1994
From: Steve Lund <stevel at> (Steve Lund)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 94 17:25:20 PDT
Subject: WPX rules?
Message-ID: <9406030025.AA05982 at>

> Since I am in 3 land, can I sign W2UP/NQ3 or some other exotic prefix? 
> Or, must I just do W2UP/3, or no portable?
The rules were changed several years ago.  Page 22 of January 1994 CQ has the
rules.  If you are operating from a DXCC country other than your prefix, you
must sign portable.  You can use any valid prefix.  Thus KH6XX could sign
KH6XX/NQ3, but not NH3.  Within a given DXCC country, the rules don't state
anything.  Thus W2UP can sign W2UP or W2UP/3.  I don't read anything in the
rules that precludes signing W2UP/NQ3.  But I believe that the reason for
not requiring stations, operating out of district in a DXCC country, to sign
portable was implemented to disallow W2UP/NQ3.  Maybe N8BJQ will comment on

Steve WA8LLY/6
stevel at

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