what i did during field day

price at cod.nosc.mil price at cod.nosc.mil
Wed Jun 29 16:11:10 EDT 1994

>QSOs   2845 raw -- 749 dupes!  --  2096 diffrent calls.

George--I have to ask:  why didn't you tell 'em they were dupes?  Or
weren't you keeping a log?  There might be some very disappointed FDers who
desire your QSL :-)

73--Jim, K6ZH

>From Dick Dievendorff" <dieven at almaden.ibm.com  Thu Jun 30 00:17:07 1994
From: Dick Dievendorff" <dieven at almaden.ibm.com (Dick Dievendorff)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 16:17:07 -0700
Subject: Contests with serial numbers
Message-ID: <9406291617.ZM19972 at penguin.almaden.ibm.com>

The equivalent of this happened to me in the WPX CW:

"CQ contest AA6MC"
"W1XXX 59 354"
"I'm not in the contest."
"OK, is this your first contact?"
"I'm not in the contest."
"OK, thanks anyway, 73"
"thanks for the 73, QRZ contest AA6MC"

Dick Dievendorff, AA6MC, dieven at almaden.ibm.com


>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree)  Thu Jun 30 00:12:26 1994
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 16:12:26 PDT
Subject: More FD
Message-ID: <9406292312.AA14070 at cmicro.com>

Well, I finally reached critical mass of comments, so here they are:

1. Funny phonetics are not real useful, but I will never forget the chuckle
   I got one year in FD when double-you six underwear called me.  Anyone
   remember WB4 Kentucky Fried Worms from the Bicentennial?

2. Field day isn't a contest...  it is an excuse to get out of the house
   and try your slingshot out, and to show emergency prepardness.  Packet
   has value in an emergency, so being able to use this mode in an 
   emergency set-up should be encouraged.  The fact that you may not be
   able to tell if you are using radio or not is more of an indication
   that Ham Radio is becoming obsolete for emergency communication than
   anything else.  The CAC shouldn't have a big say in what happens in 
   Field Day at any rate.

3. I turned on the TS-930 I was fixing for W7RM on Sunday morning and handed
   out a few QSOs.  Two of the first three QSOs I made told me I was a dupe.
   Even my Z80 gets frustrated running this contest and would rather sit
   in the closet. (oops, did I say contest?).

4. I agree with N2IC.  I actually look forward to the RadioSport as it is 
   a fun contest, but I think I am glad it is only 24 hours long.  See you
   there, CW only with 2 radios.

5. My TS-850S has worked perfect during the first year I have had it.  It
   worked even more perfect after making the MONI pot control the CW monitor
   volume and making my software clear the RIT automatically.  The lack of
   a separate receiving antenna and only 100 watts are probably the biggest
   points against it.  It is a lot lighter than a TS-930/940/950 if you are
   going to travel with it.

6. Don't forget the SprINT contest coming up on July 23rd local time at
   0100Z.  Rules will be posted in a week or two.

7. Should I hide my 850 from K2MM when he visits this weekend??

Tree N6TR
tree at cmicro.com

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Thu Jun 30 00:48:50 1994
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 16:48:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: field day stuff
Message-ID: <772933730.475341.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> me:    QRZ Field Day from KC4ZV
> them:  KC4ZV from *static crash* Yankee 1
> me:    Question-mark Yankee 1, we're 2A Alabama, complete your call
> them:  KC4ZV this is Juliet Yankee 1, JY1, you're 5x9 in the city of Amman
> At that point I think I fainted from shock...

Suchadeal.  We had JY1 check in once with us at N5AU during CQWW SSB on
10 meters.  Even though he's the king, he's still just another guy with 
a radio, so there was no reason not to ask him to QSY to 15 for the mult,
right.  :-)

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

>From ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman)  Thu Jun 30 02:29:48 1994
From: ken.silverman at atlas.ccmail.AirTouch.COM (ken silverman) (ken silverman)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 17:29:48 PST
Subject: FD operating tactics - YL style
Message-ID: <9405297729.AA772936188 at atlas.ccmail.airtouch.com>

The other staion was loud.  I know we were loud too.  

But this op couldn't get my call staight.  No way.  

In my highest pitched preadolescent voice, and a slight rearrangement of my 
anatomy, I called agian:   W - 6 - Young - Lady.  

The guy came right back.  The guys in the tent were hurting from laughter.  You 
gotta do, what you gotta do, in order to make the Q.

Ken WM2C,  op at W6YL

>From Lee Hiers <0006701840 at mcimail.com>  Thu Jun 30 01:50:00 1994
From: Lee Hiers <0006701840 at mcimail.com> (Lee Hiers)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 19:50 EST
Subject: Phoney operating
Message-ID: <82940630005028/0006701840PK2EM at mcimail.com>

Trey's right...the same guys that operate FD also call you when you're DX
in a DX 'test.  

We had a (unidentified) station tell us that we'd "work more stations if
you talk slower"!  In the meantime, we worked three or four under him.

Oh well....

Lee Hiers
aa4ga at mcimail.com

"wasted away again in Repeaterville"

>From Jim Stevens, KI4HN" <ki4hn at jabba.Cybernetics.NET  Thu Jun 30 03:23:30 1994
From: Jim Stevens, KI4HN" <ki4hn at jabba.Cybernetics.NET (Jim Stevens, KI4HN)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 1994 22:23:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: More FD '94
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9406292245.A2987-0100000 at jabba>

Never thought that I see FD generate so much chatter on CQ-Contest.  Here's
two more FD '94 stories, IMHO, one sad and one funny.

I couldn't believe how awed everyone was at me working CW at 25 WPM with
N6TR's LOG when I'm about 1/10 the CW op of most of you.  BTW, some of the
most awed people were Extra class.

A meeting at the portajohn:

KI4HN: Hi.
KE4XXX: Hi. What's your call?
KI4HN: KI4HN.  What's yours?
KE4XXX: KE4XXX.  You don't work much 2M do ya?
KI4HN: No, not much.
KE4XXX: Didn't think so, since I never heard ya.

A little bit of 'you have to be there', but if you were, you would have
realized that this guy had no idea that I had a higher class license, and
if I wasn't on 2M then I must not be on the air.

73, Jim, KI4HN
ki4hn at cybernetics.net

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Wed Jun 29 22:25:44 1994
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 94 21:25:44 GMT
Subject: emergency preparedness
Message-ID: <9406300225.AA14403 at astro.as.utexas.edu>

Well, after Field Day, we know what to do when the 'nukular bom'
lands - we set up in a field and call "CQ Field Day, last two
please", right?

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu

>From Bruce Sawyer" <zf8bs at twg.com  Thu Jun 30 10:30:09 1994
From: Bruce Sawyer" <zf8bs at twg.com (Bruce Sawyer)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 2:30:09 PDT
Subject: Squelch vs Monitor Level
Message-ID: <199406300228.CAA13941 at eco.twg.com>

Seeing N6TR's comments about having brought out a monitor level adjustment just
gave me a brainstorm.  I have a 990, which also has no external monitor level
adjustment.  That, in my opinion, is a major drawback, but I've noticed that
most of the rigs in this class are also lacking this ability.  Staring at
the front panel, though, I wonder about the idea of rewiring the squelch pot
to become the monitor level pot.  That would turn this into a rig with no
squelch adjustment.  but so what?  If you were on the market for a used 990,
would having the squelch rewired to become the monitor level pot be a plus
or minus?  I should mention that this is only for the CW sidetone; the 990
has no sideband signal monitor.  
                                                   Bruce, AA6KX

>From Herbert B. Spoonts" <hspoonts at locke.ccil.org  Thu Jun 30 05:02:33 1994
From: Herbert B. Spoonts" <hspoonts at locke.ccil.org (Herbert B. Spoonts)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 00:02:33 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: "Wierd Phonetics"
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9406300004.D26241-0100000 at locke.ccil.org>

On Wed, 29 Jun 1994, Evert Halbach wrote:

> Seen a post on "Wierd Phonetics".  Never could think up a good one 
> for my call "WA5OJI".  Well maybe with the trial going on someone can 
> dream up a good one for me.......
>         73 de wa5OJi  Evert
>         Evert R. Halbach   WA5OJI
> Internet - cs-erh at nich-nsunet.nich.edu
> Phone    - (504) 448-4999
> Snail    - P.O. Box 2168   Thibodaux, La. 70310
My brother, W5WWX, always had difficulty with a set of phonetics until 
someone came up with--World War Ten--
-Herb, W3IWU

>From AGDM25A at prodigy.com ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT)  Thu Jun 30 07:45:46 1994
From: AGDM25A at prodigy.com ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT) ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 02:45:46 EDT
Subject: FD QSO's
Message-ID: <013.00910386.AGDM25A at prodigy.com>

Saturday evening we put WN8PEE's thirteen year old son, Patrick on 40m
phone.  He talked (excitedly) while I logged using NA.  He would read the
calls off the computer monitor.  He pushed the speedometer over 200/hr
several times!   The kid had a blast!   If he'd kept at it we probably
would have beat George's 2800 Q's and 700 dupes.  And I never had to say a
word.  Anybody can do it .... just talk fast...

                   73  WA8ZDT

>From R.SCHREIBMAIER" <bob at mtdcr.att.com  Thu Jun 30 13:00:27 1994
From: R.SCHREIBMAIER" <bob at mtdcr.att.com (R.SCHREIBMAIER)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 08:00:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: More FD '94
Message-ID: <9406301200.AA00526 at ig1.att.att.com>

> Sad:
> I couldn't believe how awed everyone was at me working CW at 25 WPM with
> N6TR's LOG when I'm about 1/10 the CW op of most of you.  BTW, some of the
> most awed people were Extra class.

Yes, indeed.  One of the major reasons our club used CT 9 this year
instead of CT 8.53 is that CT 8 only goes down to 22 wpm.  Sheesh.


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Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 08:14:59 EDT
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>From barry at w2up.wells.com (Barry Kutner)  Thu Jun 30 01:26:40 1994
From: barry at w2up.wells.com (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 00:26:40 GMT
Subject: Field Day stuff
Message-ID: <6agPoc1w165w at w2up.wells.com>

Charlie Ocker <Ocker at KD5PJ.dseg.ti.com> writes:

> Tom, WB4IUX, writes:
> > with rates as high as 150 / hr.  However, I get so fed up with the
> > "hey there <hiccup> OM,  please copy my uh, uh, uh, # Alpha,
> > zz section, gord head" type of exchanges.  Even though Field Day
> > has been argued to be not so much a contest as an emergency
> > preparedness drill, the 'usual' crop of operators (not the
> > contesters who are participating!!!) is sooooooooooooooooo slow
> > I get terribly unmotivated.
> > How do you guys/gals tolerate it?  Just stoke more 807's on the
> > coals??
> I choose to ignore it and operate cw.  Field Day SSB drives me nuts.
> 73,
> Charlie  KD5PJ          ocker at kd5pj.dseg.ti.com

I manage it by not operating FD

Barry N. Kutner, W2UP       Usenet/Internet: barry at w2up.wells.com
Newtown, PA                 Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
                            Packet Cluster: W2UP >K2TW (FRC)

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