I.C.E. Filters/preamps

dcurtis at mipos2.intel.com dcurtis at mipos2.intel.com
Mon Jun 27 12:30:48 EDT 1994

> Is anyone using the I.C.E. AM broadcast rejection filters (1.8 Mhz
> high pass type) or the band selective preamps (160 or 80m)? I would like to
> 73,   Will AA4NC  (AA4NC at aol.com) 

At the Intel emergency communications shack we measured 1W of
1170 KHz across a 50 ohm resistor at the feed line to our low band
wire.  Needless to say, our receivers begged for mercy.  I built
a transmit-through-worthy version of the eliptical BC filter in
the handbook and it does the job nicely (even for 160).  In retropect,
this was a dumb move.  I should have built a set of bandpass fiters
for the the ham bands, which would have helped with occasional 
inter-station interference problems.

73, Dave, NG0X
dcurtis at mipos2.intel.com

P.S. The fun part: we realized we had BC station overload when we
tuned to 10 MHz WWV and heard Mexican music.  We briefly considered
the possibility of a programming change on their part, but quickly
discounted that as unlikely.

>From Morao Esteban <z801183a at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>  Mon Jun 27 19:05:14 1994
From: Morao Esteban <z801183a at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us> (Morao Esteban)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 14:05:14 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Repeaters!
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9406271314.A4691-0100000 at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>

Well I been here in the state for three years now. I remember the first 
thing I did when I got out of the plane in MIA, was turn my HT on. Well I 
was suprised to hear that is not diferent between the repearters here in 
this area and  YV Land.

When I attend my First meeting here on our local dx club, a friend told 
me, you better get on packet, because that is were you going to find us.
Back in home My dx club use a 147.70 (Simplex) as a dx spot frequency, so 
I assumed that will be something like that here too. Well It is and at 
the same time is NOT!, because our dx club repeater is on, but has  no 
body on frequency.

So my I decided to take my friends advise and go to packet, since then, 
is very weird to see me keying the PTT on my HT.

I attentd to my first field day last year, and was a quite expirience 
for me, but I got quite frustrated when I heard the Novices talk about 
that when you are in a pileup during a regular day of the week, that is 

Well now, every time I go out of town, I bring my portable packet station 
with me. 

73 de Steve W4/YV5DTA
Ex:YX0AI,4M5I (CQ WW CW '93), YW5N, YX5LA, YY5P, 4M8X, YV25ARV, YV5ARV, 
YV5ENI, and others.

>From rrossi at VNET.IBM.COM (Ron D. Rossi)  Mon Jun 27 21:13:49 1994
From: rrossi at VNET.IBM.COM (Ron D. Rossi) (Ron D. Rossi)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 94 16:13:49 EDT
Subject: field day

In a previous message, you wrote:
>The contester class might help some but I am more in favor of putting field
>day on an 11 or 13  month schedule so that the time of year cycles through
>all the seasons.
>73,  Eric  N7CL

If we could set the schedule up such that it matched the solar cycles
and made the winter months fall during the solar lows, I think we
would set records for lack of participation.  :)

Ron Rossi

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The contester class might help some but I am more in favor of putting field
day on an 11 or 13  month schedule so that the time of year cycles through
all the seasons.

73,  Eric  N7CL

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com>  Mon Jun 27 18:16:33 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 13:16:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: field day
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On Mon, 27 Jun 1994, Eric Gustafson wrote:

> Dave,
> The contester class might help some but I am more in favor of putting field
> day on an 11 or 13  month schedule so that the time of year cycles through
> all the seasons.
> 73,  Eric  N7CL
Problem with this is that every time the sunspot cycle is at a peak, FD 
will be scheduled for January. Who wants to put up 9 mono- and tribanders 
in the middle of January in the East? Steve KO0U/4

>From k2mm at MasPar.COM (John Zapisek)  Wed Jun 29 06:33:47 1994
From: k2mm at MasPar.COM (John Zapisek) (John Zapisek)
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 94 22:33:47 PDT
Subject: Contest Rig of Choice?
Message-ID: <9406290533.AA05911 at greylock.local>

> [Rick/VE9HF]  I am leaning in favor of a used TS-950 or a new TS-850.

I've used three TS-850's at multi-op efforts in the past year.  Two of
them have crapped out during the contest.  Not a good track record.

Anybody else have similar or opposite experience with TS-850's?  Three
is not a very big sample size; it could just be a fluke.  73.  --John/K2MM

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