KM9P's dilemma

ka9fox at ka9fox at
Fri Mar 18 20:05:07 EST 1994

> KM9P: we've had the displeasure of operating from the central United States
in a 
        DX contest.  Believe it or not, you can't run people for 36 hours in
        from west of W8.  Oh... your thinking I'm just another whiner?  I'll
        you what, you go guest op. at W0AIH, K4VX/0, K0RF, AA6TT, ect. in a
        contest a few times and we will talk about whining...  Only then, one
        us won't be ignorant!

> KR2J: Really guys, I feel your pain. I also apologize for thinking that I
        have any perception of how awful this must be!               

Boy, Bob, I don't think so.  Based on my many operations from W0AIH and, by
comparison, my recent "US-peditions" out east to W3LPL and K3LR, I don't
think you have a clue.  Therefore I wish to be the first to invite you to
W0AIH to operate with us this fall.  Just let me know your band preference
and I'll get it arranged (preferrably a low-band, to realize the full

You see, we go there time and time again, not to win, but to act like
winners, have a good time with good friends, and to do the best we can.  No
whining.  We ARE asking for regional reporting, so we can see how we've done
against "our" competition - not "to make things a little more equitable for
those who
have been held back due to propagation inequality".  We also ask that rules
aren't changed that favor areas that are already favored.

See you soon!

Scott KA9FOX  (from the armpit of the Black Hole)

>From Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at>  Sat Mar 19 03:55:48 1994
From: Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at> (Rick Zabrodski)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 1994 20:55:48 -0700 (MST)
Subject: review
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9403182009.A14557-0100000 at ume>


>From Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at>  Sat Mar 19 03:56:41 1994
From: Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at> (Rick Zabrodski)
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 1994 20:56:41 -0700 (MST)
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9403182019.A14557-0100000 at ume>


>From Steve Bolia N8BJQ <sdb at>  Sat Mar 19 18:52:52 1994
From: Steve Bolia N8BJQ <sdb at> (Steve Bolia N8BJQ)
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 18:52:52 +0000
Subject: wpx contest e-mail info
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9403191852.A841-0100000 at ag9v>

Starting with the 1994 contests, CQ WPX logs can be submitted via e-mail 
on the internet. The e-mail address is sdb at  Logs must be in 
ASCII format with all of the required information. The log should be 
unformatted and space delimited.  For those using "CT", WRITEARRL or 
AK1AFORMAT will produce a file that is acceptable.  Other popular 
logging programs should produce unformatted ASCII files in a similar 
format. A summary sheet and a sorted prefix list are also required.  Please 
include a phone or fax number where you can be reached.  If electronic 
submission is well received, it will be continued in the future.  This 
address is for CQ WPX Logs only.

Steve, N8BJQ

>From Wayne Mills <0006509309 at>  Sun Mar 20 03:38:00 1994
From: Wayne Mills <0006509309 at> (Wayne Mills)
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 94 22:38 EST
Subject: REVIEW
Message-ID: <35940320033853/0006509309NA2EM at>


>From Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at>  Mon Mar 21 00:12:31 1994
From: Rick Zabrodski <zabrodsk at> (Rick Zabrodski)
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 1994 17:12:31 -0700 (MST)
Subject: tribander vrs monobander summary
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9403201621.A19365-0100000 at ume>

This is clearly a topic bordering on religion for some of you.
The big guns clearly favor getting every possible db......recent article 
in  NCJ comparing percentage score vrs erp makes interesting reading in 
this reguard.  Some interesting and varied opinions on trap losses and true 
gain of yagis over dipole:  Consensus is a  optimized 3 element 
monobander likely 5-6 dbd  and traps losses 1 to 2 db on 20 for a 
conventional 3 element tribander with significant variation in the 
conventional 3 element tribander in terms of f/b.
Someone also suggested loading the boom for 40.....also a NCJ article in 
June of 1993 I believe.
W6 fellows really like the new line of "force" antennas and I appreciated 
their low key, realistic info package. 
Bottom line: qrp contesting for the next 3 to 5 years......monobander. 
Will let you know if loading the boom works on 40/15 etc. 
73 and 72 Rick Ve6gk

>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Mon Mar 21 02:34:56 1994
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 94 02:34:56 GMT
Subject: BARTG RTTY Contest scores
Message-ID: <XoNiJc1w165w at>

The following scores were copied on 7088 following the contest:

AA5AU  410 Q 52 dist 64 DX 6 cont = 285,360  (multi-op all band)

K8UNP/4  509 Q 141 mults 6 cont = 430,614 (single op)

N1JAC  109 Q 21 dist 31 DX 5 cont = 22,890 (20 m single band)

N0FMR  186 Q  35,343 (single op)

K1IU  685 Q 52 dist 134 DX 6 cont = 710,000 (single op)

AB5KD  641 Q 131 mults 6 cont = 503,826 (single op)

W2UP  150 Q  14 dist 31 DX 5 cont = 34,500 (40 m single band)

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

>From P.VASILION" <V111QHEG at  Mon Mar 21 17:13:20 1994
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 1994 12:13:20 -0500 (EST)
Subject: where are current CTY files?
Message-ID: <01HA8F02YR7M8X23PN at>

Where are current .CTY files to be found? 

Peter KB2NMV/VP9

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