Wasted away again...

AA4NC at aol.com AA4NC at aol.com
Thu Jun 30 12:37:11 EDT 1994

With apologies to Jimmy Buffett, the WB5WBW/WB5 Field Day Bluegrass Band
debuts it's new hit single:


It's Field Day for Pete's sake,
Watchin' the sun bake,
All of those techs and their brand-new HTs
They're strutting real cocky, 'Til code they must copy,
Now they're on .64 shootin' the breeze.

Wasted away again down in Repeaterville,
Searching for the rest of your call,
Some people claim that no-code's to blame,
But I know, it's our own *&+! fault.

I don't know the reason,
I stayed here this evening,
Nothing to show but a few lousy Qs,
To the novice they're preachin'
Contestin' they're teachin'
They tell him to ask them for their last two.

Wasted away again in old Repeaterville,
Antenna experts a plenty,
They knew they were loud,
And they were so proud,
"Hey we just worked Texas on twenty!"

You can feel the power,
At 6 Qs per hour,
And 8 words a minute they're knockin' 'em dead,
So much for this year,
Pass me that case of beer,
I'll get in the pup tent and go on to bed.

Wasted away again down in Repeaterville,
He worked FD, now DX he just can't miss,
Got him a tower,
A big old Alpha for power,
Now he's on 20 - takin' a list.

>From John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com  Thu Jun 30 17:41:16 1994
From: John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com (John Dorr K1AR)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 11:41:16 -0500
Subject: 1994 CQ Contest Survey
Message-ID: <2982076464.1.p00259 at psilink.com>

Well guys, it's that time of year when I run my annual Contest Survey in 
CQ Mag. I thought it would be fun to start the process this year by 
seeing what's on your mind for me to include in the question pool.

If you have any suggestions, pass them along directly to my Internet 
address. When the survey is designed, I'll post a version here and collect
your responses.

Try to keep your suggested questions brief with multiple choice answers 
(or YES/NO) as the preferable format. As you may recall from previous 
years, I can accomondate other question formats. Just remember that the 
tabulation can be very labor intensive with tutorial-based answers.

Hope to hear from many of you soon!

73 John, K1AR

>From John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com  Thu Jun 30 17:46:47 1994
From: John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com (John Dorr K1AR)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 11:46:47 -0500
Subject: Call for CQWW Trophy Donors
Message-ID: <2982076888.2.p00259 at psilink.com>

We have had several donors drop out of the 1994 CQWW Trophy program. 
This is par for the course as we go from one year to the next. Here is a 
list of the currently available categories:

World 1.8 MHz Single Band
Europe 1.8 MHz Single Band
Europe 3.7 Mhz Single Band

USA 28 MHz Single Band
USA 3.5 MHz Single Band
Europe 1.8 MHz Single Band

The cost to sponsor a trophy is $50. If you are interested, respond to 
me directly and I'll provide you with additional information.

73 John, K1AR

>From Gary Sutcliffe <gary.sutcliffe at mixcom.mixcom.com>  Thu Jun 30 16:56:20 1994
From: Gary Sutcliffe <gary.sutcliffe at mixcom.mixcom.com> (Gary Sutcliffe)
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 94 10:56:20 CDT
Subject: Slow exchanges
Message-ID: <199406301556.KAA19650 at mixcom.mixcom.com>

> Or, the caller who give the exchange on the initial call:
> CQer: CQ Field Day from W4XYZ
> caller: W1ABC 2A North New Jersey
> CQer: W1ABC 2A KY QSL?
> caller: roger, good luck and have fun
> CQer: QSL, CQ Field Day from W4XYZ
That drives me up the wall too, but I have come to expect it, especially
on 10M phone where the novices and Tech + types hang out.  This FD it happened
to me 4-5 times on *CW*!  Looks like even the CW subands are not a
refuge from bad phone operating habits.  I suppose now we can expect them
to send just the last two letters on CW ...
 Gary Sutcliffe  - W9XT             Unified Microsystems (414) 644-9036
 ppvvpp at MIXCOM.COM                  PO Box 133, Slinger WI 53086

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