Jeff Tucker N9HZQ tucker at eedsp.gatech.EDU
Thu Jun 30 10:08:37 EDT 1994

Here's the tally for the Georgia Tech ARC effort, 2A Georgia.  This
was our first year operating from Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta.
We had a great time and more participation than usual.

                      ARRL FIELD DAY       1994

      Call: W4AQL (+ KE4HAH) 
      Class: 2A  


      160        0       0             0       0
       80       26      52            18      18
       40      500    1000            34      34
       20      458     916          1135    1135
       15      104     208           161     161
       10       59     118           122     122
        6        0       0             0       0
        2        0       0            17      17 
      NOV      185     370            94      94
      SAT        0       0             1       2
      PKT       12      24             0       0

              1344            +     1582            =    2926 Total QSOs
                      2688      +           1582    =    4270 QSO points

(2688 CW QSO PTS + 1582 SSB QSO PTS) X 2 POWER MULTIPLIER = 8,540  Points
                                                          + 1,000  Bonus Points
                                                            9,540 Total 


Equipment Description:
Main HF stations: TH-5 on 50 ft. towable crank-up tower, G5RV's and
dipoles for low bands, Kenwood TS-940's
Novice: Icom 735 and dipoles
VHF: Yaesu FT-736

Club Affiliation: Southeastern DX Club 

This is to certify that in this contest I have operated
my transmitter within the limitations of my license and have
observed fully the rules and regulations of the contest.

                             Signature _________________________________


               Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club  W4AQL
               Box 32705 Geogia Tech Station
               Atlanta, GA 30332

Jeff Tucker    ()<                  N9HZQ
tucker at eedsp.gatech.edu             Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering
W4AQL Contest Team                  Georgia Institute of Technology

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at teetot.acusd.edu  Thu Jun 30 14:13:33 1994
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at teetot.acusd.edu (H. L. Serra)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 06:13:33 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: FD QSO's
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9406300630.D29127-9100000 at teetot.acusd.edu>

On Thu, 30 Jun 1994, KEVIN - WA8ZDT wrote:

> Saturday evening we put WN8PEE's thirteen year old son, Patrick on 40m
> phone.  He talked (excitedly) while I logged using...
> He pushed the speedometer over 200/hr several times!...

If this was a first time effort, the kid's a natural contester! Elmer him
to a license or upgrade. We need him.

73, Larry N6AZE

>From fhmoore at nemed.b11.ingr.com (frank moore)  Thu Jun 30 14:29:18 1994
From: fhmoore at nemed.b11.ingr.com (frank moore) (frank moore)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 8:29:18 CDT
Subject: KC4ZV FD Score
Message-ID: <199406301329.AA03278 at nemed.b11.ingr.com>

Field Day Results: KC4ZV, 2A AL in beautiful downtown Maysville

   Band    CW    SSB
     80    22      6
     40   171    549
     20   565    705
     15   151    546
     10    35    361
         ----   ----
  total   944   2167  = 3111 qsos,  final score: 8310

 Operators: KC4ZV, WQ5L, KE4GY

 Antennas: 4 el 20m @ 35ft
           A3 @ 35ft
           2 el 40m wire beam @ 35ft
           80m inv v @ 45ft

 We were a bit short of operators. 3 ops and 2a makes for alot of operating
time and alot of work. We decided to try to maximize qsos since we didn't
have enough people to mount a serious effort for score and I think we were
pleased with the result. 10m was a real pleasant surprise. It would have been
nice to get those q's from a novice station. 80 was mostly unuseable due to
thunderstorm noise (fortunately the 68mph winds waited til Sun nite) and a 
low antenna so one station did 20m and the other 10, 15 and 40. Our most 
interesting Q was JY1 and what to put for his section. We figured KING was 
probably good enough. The attack of the super dupe-rs wasn't much fun on Sun.
It always helps me to remember last year's attack. I wonder if we could offer
bonus points for computer logging since we're doing the dupe checking for a
number of other stations.
 Can't wait til next year with (hopefully) more ops. Anyone passing through 
Maysville that weekend is welcome :)

                                                        Frank, KE4GY
                                                        fhmoore at ingr.com

>From Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM  Thu Jun 30 17:02:00 1994
From: Skelton, Tom" <TSkelton at engineer.clemsonsc.NCR.COM (Skelton, Tom)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 09:02:00 PDT
Subject: Antenna stacking distance advice
Message-ID: <2E12F6AF at admin.ClemsonSC.NCR.COM>

For those of you who have SUCCESSFULLY stacked yagis (different band) on the 
same mast, I would appreciate some advice.  I have read (can't remember
where) that the spacing for 2 yagis should be at least 1/2 the distance of 
the length of the shorter boom.  Can anyone verify that that has been 
or did I dream it?  Specifically, however, if I want to stack yagis (again, 
different band) on the same mast what guidelines should I follow?  Some 
threads pointed out problems stacking Cushcraft WARC antennas above 402CD 
yagis because the 402CD is close to resonance on 18 MHz (I use mine
for occasional contacts on 18 MHz and it does quite well!).  And, it is 
obvious you wouldn't close stack a 40/20 or 20/10 meter combination.  I am 
also aware of
the option to turn one yagi 90 degrees to the other on the boom....a friend 
of mine did that with great success with a KT34XA and 402-cd spaced only
10 feet...the 402CD was turned 90 degrees to the KT34XA and he reported no 
apparent interaction.

The only thing I have in writing is the diagram that Hygain puts out for 
stacking their 205bas/155bas/105bas and the spacings are someing like 8 and
7 feet, respectively.  To me, and I don't have any real live experience with 
this, this seems too close and presents an opportunity for the antennae 
to be degraded.

Thanks in advance for your comments.  If there are sufficient responses, I 
will post a summary.  Please respond directly to me .... 73, Tom WB4iUX

(for the mailer impaired like me:
Tom.Skelton at ClemsonSC.NCR.COM)

>From Ronald D. Rossi" <rrossi at VNET.IBM.COM  Thu Jun 30 15:08:01 1994
From: Ronald D. Rossi" <rrossi at VNET.IBM.COM (Ronald D. Rossi)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 10:08:01 EDT
Subject: Canada Day Contest....

Does the RAC contest really start 0000 July 1 as the post I printed
from one of these reflectors indicates?  That means it starts Thursday
(today) evening at 2000 EDT?!?  Am I all wet here?


Ron Rossi

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>From Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826 <jayk at bits.fc.hp.com>  Thu Jun 30 15:14:34 1994
From: Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826 <jayk at bits.fc.hp.com> (Jay Kesterson K0GU x6826)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 8:14:34 MDT
Subject: Contest Radio
Message-ID: <9406301414.AA22301 at bits.fc.hp.com>

In the QST write up on the TS-850 they say some pretty bad things about
the width of the SSB signal at higher power levels. Has anybody had a
problem with this? That article is the only reason I didn't buy a TS-850
a couple of years ago. In contests too many people tell me I'm wide when
I'm not. It would be a bit uncomfortable wondering if I really did have
a dirty xmitter.

Tree, I think, mentioned the lack of a RX antenna jack on the 850. When
I was shopping for a radio I thought this was important also. So when I
bought the FT-1000 was looking forward to the ease of just plugging the
beverages right into the radio. However with my RX preamp and bandpass
filters its really a bit of a problem. I can only use the preamp and
filters with the RX antennas. The scheme used on Icom and some Kenwood
radios where you can break the receive line on the back of the rig works
better for me. That way I can build a switchbox that allows the use of
my RX filters with the xmit antenna as well. Haven't had the guts to
modify my FT-1000 to work this way yet.

73, Jay K0GU                    jayk at fc.hp.com

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com>  Thu Jun 30 15:16:22 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 10:16:22 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: slow FD ops
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9406301022.A1105-0100000 at eagle>

> I got on for an hour around Sat midnight (1D, air-conditioned)
> and had a good run on 40 CW - apart from people who don't know
> how to zero-beat, it was pretty efficient.
Yeah, this zero-beating thing is one of my pet peeves about any CW 
contest. Give a listen to somebody running a pile on CW sometime, and 
marvel at how far off frequency almost all of the callers are. Then, try 
to figure out why that is. The only thing I can figure is that very few 
of those with modern-day rice boxes understand that they are supposed to 
leave their RIT alone and tune in the station they want to call at the 
same audio pitch as their keying sidetone. Instead, it seems that almost 
everybody offsets their RIT by that pitch causing them to call off 
frequency. For we with older radios, this is really frustrating and 
worse, it wastes spectrum by spreading out the QSO over nearly a 
kilohertz. And it isn't just the W/VE's who do this: listen to the 
Europeans who apparently have later transceivers do the same thing. On the 
other hand, JA's almost NEVER call off frequency...that's why it's so hard
to pick one out of a pile...they're all on the same frequency, yours!
73, Steve KO0U/4 <sharrison at sysplan.com> 

>From Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com>  Thu Jun 30 15:26:04 1994
From: Steve Harrison <sharriso at sysplan.com> (Steve Harrison)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 10:26:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: field day stuff
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9406301004.B1105-0100000 at eagle>

On Wed, 29 Jun 1994, Trey Garlough wrote:
> 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.  :-)
Uh, right...except  here was the Contest King asking the King of the 
Realm for a favor...I doubt I would have the gall to try that since the 
only thing I'm king of is the anthill at the base of my push-up 
mast..Steve KO0U/4

>From McCarty, DK 'Dav" <DKMC at chevron.com  Thu Jun 30 16:10:07 1994
From: McCarty, DK 'Dav" <DKMC at chevron.com (McCarty, DK 'Dav)
Date: 30 Jun 94 08:10:07 PDT
Subject: FD FUN
Message-ID: <199406301508.AA16338 at portal.chevron.com>

From: McCarty, DK 'David'
Subject:  FD FUN
Date: 1994-06-30 09:54


de WB4iUX:
>How do you guys/gals tolerate it?  Just stoke more 807's on the

In TDXS, we focus on:
1. being LOUD so there will be enough people calling to make up for the slow
2. remembering that the bozos may eventually become SS QSOs
3. working mostly CW
4. the overall effort, including getting the antennas up and down and making
it all work.
5. maintaining a sense of humor

de N0BSH:
>QSL 2E Wisconsin we are 4A East New York could you give me your callsign

>what!!???   excuse me!!!???   you knew my callsign when you called me!!

Think of it as a tutorial for remedial-level contesting.  Show them good
operating and they will learn.  Snappy operating is obvious to most.  So,
ignore the question, say 73, and call CQ (of course, sending your call in
the process...)

de WQ5L:
>You know it's time to move to another band/mode when you tell like 5
>in a row that they're DUPES. This happened to me a few times this weekend!

This year's record at K5DX/5 was set at seven in a row on 20CW during the
2300z hour.  There was no place else for that station to go so we just kept
pushing the buttons.

>Also sitting through 10 WPM, 2x2 replies to CQ FD on CW is frustrating

This is the job of the novice tutor.  The rest of the CW contacts ought to
be over 20WPM.

>so are all the partial calls on phone. Patience is indeed a virtue
>at Field Day, as someone pointed out.

Overheard this year on 15SSB:
K5DX (KG5U, op):  CQ Field Day Kilo 5 Delta X-ray...
caller:  Charlie Delta  (loud and the only guy calling)
K5DX:  Ahem.  CQ Field Day Kilo 5 Delta X-ray...
caller:  Charlie Delta (again the only guy calling)
K5DX:  Old man, you have a callsign issued to you by the Federal
Communications Commission.  NOW USE IT.
caller:  Alpha something 4 Charlie Delta
K5DX:  MUCH better.  Alpha....(normal contact followed)

Needless to say, the four of us standing nearby were bent over double with
laughter after this exchange.  Also needless to say, two QSOs later was
another 2 letter reply.

David K. McCarty, K5GN
dkmc at chevron.com

>From McCarty, DK 'Dav" <DKMC at chevron.com  Thu Jun 30 16:24:10 1994
From: McCarty, DK 'Dav" <DKMC at chevron.com (McCarty, DK 'Dav)
Date: 30 Jun 94 08:24:10 PDT
Subject: IARU Contest and Low Sunspots
Message-ID: <199406301522.AA18803 at portal.chevron.com>

From: McCarty, DK 'David'
Subject:  RE: IARU Contest and Low Sunspots
Date: 1994-06-30 10:07


de N2IC:
>Instead of whining about how bad the IARU RS contest will be, get on and
>some fun !

Hear, hear.  This is a great contest for nearly all parts of North America.
 And great for little guns, too.

Don't miss it -- you can bet the Europeans won't.  (Except for while their
teams are on TV playing in the World Cup.)

73 and CU on 6 bands in IARU.

David K. McCarty, K5GN
dkmc at chevron.com

>From Peter Hardie <hardie at herald.usask.ca>  Thu Jun 30 16:30:34 1994
From: Peter Hardie <hardie at herald.usask.ca> (Peter Hardie)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 1994 09:30:34 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Canada Day Contest....
Message-ID: <Pine.3.88.9406300957.A23873-0100000 at herald.usask.ca>

On Thu, 30 Jun 1994, Ronald D. Rossi wrote:
> Does the RAC contest really start 0000 July 1 as the post I printed
> from one of these reflectors indicates?  That means it starts Thursday
> (today) evening at 2000 EDT?!?
Yes. 0000Z to 2359Z July 1. (Straight from the announcement in TCA).
73 de Pete
ve5va.qrp at usask.ca

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