WPX SSB Score Rumors 3/31

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Thu Mar 31 14:35:03 EST 1994

CQ WPX SSB 1994 Score Rumors as of 3/31/94
(Taken on 3.830 by WZ1R and from reflector posts)

Additions / corrections to KA9FOX at AOL.COM

WZ1R   6105 X 1155 =16.0 M (at KY1H)
N0AX    ??? X  ??? =  10 K (+ 3 nine-year-olds)

NX1H   2949 X 891 = 6.88 M (at K1MNS + WT1S, N1HFE, K1TR)
K5XI   3089 X 933 = 6.78 M
N1AU   2517 X 768 = 5.1  M + KC1F 
KM5X   2277 X 782 = 4.3  M (at K5MR)
WX1Z   2139 X 748 = 3.7  M (at K1KP)
W6REC  1993 X 724 = 3.3  M + N6WCW
NJ1V   2067 X 738 = 2.9  M
KF9PL  1615 X 690 = 1.5  M

Single Operator (High Power)
WM2H   2734 X 793 = 6.43 M (at N2RM)
KF3P   2992 X 866 = 6.3  M (at W3LPL?)
WN4KKN 3070 X 792 = 6.0  M (at W6QHS)
K3ZO   2418 X 739 = 5.02 M 
K5ZD   2190 X 747 = 4.7  M 
WB5VZL 2101 X 730 = 3.4  M
KF2O   1302 X 632 = 2.3  M
K2WK   1240 X 578 = 2.04 M
KA4RRU 1362 X 621 = 2.04 M
WE6G   1250 X 580 = 1.6  M
WA6BXH 1338 X 532 = 1.6  M (at W7RM)
K4VUD  1672 X 634 = 1.55 M
K1AR    851 X 510 = 1+   M
K6XO/7  667 X 377 =  432 K (KA1ODA op)
WQ5L    544 X 337 =  378 K
NA4M    575 X 326 =  270 K

Single Operator (Low Power)
WS1A   1254 X 568 = 1.87 M
AC0W    762 X 442 =  831 K
N7LOX   744 X 468 =  664 K
KI4HN   610 X 364 =  519 K
AA1EY   ??? X 343 =  485 K
KD1ON   318 X 230 =  174 K
WA7VNI  266 X 210 =   95 K

Single Operator (QRP)
KR2Q    487 X 348 =  377 K
N8ET     14 X  14 =  504

Single Operator / Single Band
KE1Y    875 X 400 =  955 K 80M
W9LT    700 X 363 =  535 K 80M 

KC7EM   913 X 406 = 1.32 M 40M
KS9K    785 X 443 =  810 K 40M N0BSH opr.

AC4NJ  1615 X 690 = 1.5  M 20M
WM2C   1525 X 628 = 1.56 M 20M (at K6KM)
WF1L   1151 X 550 =  828 K 20M Low Power
KA1CZF  275 X 237 =  133 K 20M QRP

KC1XX  1825 X 681 = 2.95 M 15M 
WE9V   1674 X 696 = 2.6  M 15M @ KS9K
N8II   1366 X 604 = 2.5  M 15M
AC4WO  1450 X 600 = 2    M 15M

DX Multi Multi
KL7Y   4650 x 1027= 13.9 M

DX Multi Single
VD2ZP  3100 X 850 = 7.5  M
6E2T   2393 X 558 = 3.69 M (W6UQF, K2VIV, N6KI, KD6QK, N6AZE)

DX Single Operator
P40V   5700 X 950 = ???
VE3EJ  3611 X 906 =10.7 M
6D2X   4196 X 881 = 6.7 M
S59A   2800 X 750 = 6.6 M (S59UN op)
S56A   1007 X 538 = 1.3 M
HC8A   3460 X ??? = ???   QRP (op N6KT)

DX Single Operator / Single Band
S50E   1800 x 550 = 2.5 M 40M (S59AB op)

S50A   2600 X 800 = 4.1 M 20M (S52AA op)
VE3RM  1952 X 731 = 3.6 M 20M
S53EA  1500 X 600 = 2.2 M 20M

S59L   1800 X 600 = 2.5 M 15M (S59DX op)
KH6GMP  860 X 359 = 896 K 15M Low Power
VE6SH   145 X 112 =  38 K 15M QRP

>From George Cutsogeorge <0006354141 at mcimail.com>  Thu Mar 31 19:31:00 1994
From: George Cutsogeorge <0006354141 at mcimail.com> (George Cutsogeorge)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 94 14:31 EST
Subject: Heil/Icom
Message-ID: <01940331193110/0006354141PK2EM at mcimail.com>

I had similar low audio problems with the Heil mike and my IC-765.  The
VOX was intermittent and the mike gain had to be way up.  I solved the
problem by building a one transistor amplifier inside the 8 pin mike
plug.  It requires one capacitor, one resistor and one high beta transistor.
Now it acts the same as my old D-104 did.

Incidently, the suggestion of using a 0.01 capacitor will not work with
a low impedance mike because the input resistance of the Icom radios
is 1.5K and the low frequency cut off will be above 10Khz.  I would 
suggest no less than 1 microfarad.

George, W2VJN

>From John W. Brosnahan" <broz at csn.org  Thu Mar 31 19:46:21 1994
From: John W. Brosnahan" <broz at csn.org (John W. Brosnahan)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 12:46:21 -0700
Subject: HEIL headsets
Message-ID: <199403311946.AA00980 at teal.csn.org>

HEIL HEADSETS  with ICOM IC-781s and Yaesu FT-1000s
Gotta get my 2 cents in about Heil headsets and the ICOM IC-781 before Eric,
N7CL, gets everyone confused.  Walt, W0CP, is correct about needing a 
blocking cap in the Heil, but Eric hasn't understood what is going on, I am
BTW  I own two IC-781s and two old Heil headsets and two new Heil headsets.
The Icom radios have 8 VDC on the mic line for powering the ICOM 
electet microphone.  When a stock Heil microphone is used this DC bias 
shoves the mic element to one end of its range and it is barely able to get
enough audio into the radio to get some modulation.  But when the DC is
blocked the microphone is not biased to one end by the DC and has plenty of 
audio for normal operation of the radio.  THERE IS NO NEED FOR A PREAMP!
A series cap will do the job.  Both my 781s require the mic gain
control to be opened only about 25%  when used with any of the Heil headsets.
NOTE:  The new Heil Prosets have a series cap in the ICOM (blue) adapter 
cable, so no need to add one!  But if you use an old mic or a new one without 
the BLUE cable you will need to add the series cap.    The BM-10 mic has
the cap built into the microphone.
Note, I am speaking about 781s, which have plenty of audio gain for the Heil
mic.  Some of the lower end ICOM radios don't have as much audio gain and 
may need a preamp, and seem to have other problems.  
The HEIL headphones are reported to have low audio with some of the FT-1000s.
The original "speaker elements" in the Proset are 32 ohms.  Yaesu has
been making changes on the audio board in the FT-1000 from time to time.
Various versions of the FT-1000 have had different values of series resistors
in the headphone leads.  As high as 47 ohms in some cases.  Recent
versions of the Heil headphones (last few months) have had 16 ohm drivers.
Bob will be bringing out a new driver which will have 8 ohm elements.  You'll
just have to be careful with some radios not to blow them up.
BTW Most radios really don't have adequate audio output at low distortion 
levels to match their performance in other areas.  Look at the specs and 
you'll see something like 3 watts at TEN PERCENT DISTORTION.  You'd think 
these guys could make a decent audio amp since some of them are in the stereo 
I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
73  John  W0UN   broz at csn.org

>From Evert Halbach" <CS-ERH at nich-nsunet.nich.edu  Thu Mar 31 20:31:53 1994
From: Evert Halbach" <CS-ERH at nich-nsunet.nich.edu (Evert Halbach)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 14:31:53 CST
Subject: Hambase
Message-ID: <MAILQUEUE-101.940331143153.288 at nich-nsunet.nich.edu>

Can anyone tell me what happened to cs.buffalo.edu?  Until yesterday, 
I could get into them to get access to hambase for callsign lookup.

Now it prompts me for a login and password????

Any help to gain access would be appreciated.

            Thanks, Evert WA5OJI

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Thu Mar 31 20:44:14 1994
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 12:44:14 -0800 (PST)
Subject: S/M: Bottom Line
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9403311212.B19120-a100000 at bach>

I can see it now:
Dateline 1 April 2001
Cal Sekiu, current leader in the Radiosport World Cup, underwent elective
surgery to sever the Corpus Callosum, effectively separating the cognitive
functions of the halves of the brain.  "I had to do it to keep up with
Sybil.", he said prior to the operation.  "She/He/It can run one rig with
each personality.  If you're gonna win in the multi-single-multi class,
you gotta do what it takes."  At last report, Cal had recovered nicely but
seemed to be having problems with keeping sequential serial numbers
straight.  Ken Wolff has been called from retirement to assist in his

A setback occurred when Left-Cal and Right-Cal began calling
on the same frequency and got into a calling war.  Luckily, Cal punched
himself out and Ken was able to resolve the problem.  Prognosis looks
good, but there is already a petition to create a new whole-brain category
for Sweestakes.

Ta Ta!
The Wardster, N0AX

>From Jim Hollenback <jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com>  Thu Mar 31 21:15:40 1994
From: Jim Hollenback <jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com> (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 94 13:15:40 PST
Subject: S/M:  Bottom Line
Message-ID: <9403312115.AA13445 at hposl42.cup.hp.com>

> Sounds to me as if the Modern Contester is going to be over the
> hill by age 30.   Some of us are still trying to figure out how
> to sharpen our pencils and listen to the radio at the same time.
> Derek aa5bt
Really Derek? maybe you should switch over to one of the new-fangled
mechanical pencils that you don't have to sharpen ... helps one
from breaking stride while listening to the radio.

Now if I could only figure out how to write and turn the big knob
at the same time ....


>From j.p. kleinhaus" <kleinhaj at mary.iia.org  Thu Mar 31 21:18:33 1994
From: j.p. kleinhaus" <kleinhaj at mary.iia.org (j.p. kleinhaus)
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 1994 16:18:33 -0500 (EST)
Subject: single/multi
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9403311653.A9243-0100000 at mary>

On Thu, 31 Mar 1994, frank moore wrote:

{stuff deleted}
> I was confused about one point of contention in the argument though. I can't
> see how you are not consuming more bandwidth if you are CQing on 2 different
> frequencies. If I am running a frequency on 20m with my little one radio 
> station, I can guarantee that another op can CQ on any other frequency on any
> band and I won't want to run him/her off that frequency. I'm not consuming 2
> frequencies, time division multiplexing aside, at one time. I'm NOT saying that
> using more bandwidth is a valid argument for restricting an operating class but
> it probably reduces the effectiveness of the rebuttal to deny what seems to be
> pretty obvious.
I suppose part of the confusion comes from the fact that different contests
have different rules. In the ARRL SS you *are* allowed to transmit a CQ
on two bands at once. In the CQWW DX and the ARRL DX contests, the second
radio is used basically to S&P because the rules sya no more than one
band may be used at a time or something like that. It is dangerous
to make a rule for all contests based on the peculiarities of one
event.  I still say leave well enough alone...stifling creativity never
got anyone anywhere!


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