Contester Doing Well

SPECK at UANSV3.Vanderbilt.Edu SPECK at UANSV3.Vanderbilt.Edu
Mon May 9 15:24:32 EDT 1994

Recently saw this come across my desk:
"Rear Admiral John S. Redd has been nominated for his third star as Vice 
Admiral and assignment as Commander Joint Task Force Middle East and Commander 
Middle East Force in Bahrain. Redd is presently Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval 
Operations for Plans, Policy and Operations in the Pentagon."

John (A.K.A Scotty) is K0DQ who is/was a contester of some notoriety operating 
at W3GRF and some significant XE operations in the ARRL DX Test back a few 

				Mark - K0EJ

>From robert penneys <penneys at>  Tue May 10 00:56:52 1994
From: robert penneys <penneys at> (robert penneys)
Date: Mon, 9 May 94 19:56:52 EDT
Subject: 5w Field Day class??
Message-ID: <9405092356.AA07069 at>

I'm sure some of you have run Field Day on 5 watt battery class. I am 
contemplating same, going 1A with packet, maybe VHF/UHF and satellite if
we can find a rig which will run off 12v.

Power source may be bank of car type batteries with solar panel, maybe 200
amps worth with 50 amp panel.

What success have you had with similar array, or, what seems to work for this
class? All ideas gratefully received, as I am dragging my club into this
class which we have never worked.

Tnx  Bob

Bob Penneys, WN3K   Frankford Radio Club  Internet: penneys at
Work: Ham Radio Outlet (Delaware) (800) 644-4476;  fax (302) 322-8808
Mail at home:  12 East Mill Station Drive   Newark, DE 19711  USA

>From robert penneys <penneys at>  Tue May 10 00:59:16 1994
From: robert penneys <penneys at> (robert penneys)
Date: Mon, 9 May 94 19:59:16 EDT
Subject: RS-12 for Field Day satellite QSO??
Message-ID: <9405092359.AA07073 at>

We aim to go out battery powered 5 watt on Field Day. I don't know about the
availability of a 2m/440 rig.

Is there any hope of working RS-12 for the satellite bonus points? 
Anybody try it? Succeed?

Tnx Bob

Bob Penneys, WN3K   Frankford Radio Club  Internet: penneys at
Work: Ham Radio Outlet (Delaware) (800) 644-4476;  fax (302) 322-8808
Mail at home:  12 East Mill Station Drive   Newark, DE 19711  USA

>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Mon May  9 22:38:20 1994
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Mon, 09 May 94 21:38:20 GMT
Subject: Pactor for DXing?
Message-ID: <Lis3Lc3w165w at>

slay at (Sandy Lynch) writes:

> I've received a couple of questions lately a DXers who is unfortunately
> NOT on the reflector asking for comments as to whether or not PACTOR
> is a worthwhile mode for DX chasing?  I have no experience with PACTOR
> and these question(s) pertain only to DXing, not to "ragchewing".
> The questioner (Dan/WW6J at N0ARY) asks if PACTOR is somehow superior 
> to RTTY in pile-ups?  Is PACTOR now being used on DXpeditions?  
> He has an MFJ-1278 and is considering the Pactor upgrade.  Any other 
> worthwhile comments?
> Threes de Sandy  WA6BXH
> slay at

As an active RTTY contestor/DXer I can unequivocally say that PACTOR is 
not used for contesting or DXing, and neither is AMTOR, Clover, or G-TOR.
Even though they are "error free" modes, they do not work well in a 
pileup situation. The good ol Baudot RTTY is the only way to go for 
contesting and pileups. Despite potential for errors, multiple calls can 
be copied in a pileup. In the other modes, only one signal can "connect" 
at a time, as with packet. If any of you have tried to work MIR or the 
shuttle on VHF packet, you know what I mean.

You may find DX on PACTOR, etc. but for "regular" QSOs only.
73 Barry

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

>From Takao Kumagai <je1cka at>  Tue May 10 11:48:09 1994
From: Takao Kumagai <je1cka at> (Takao Kumagai)
Date: Tue, 10 May 94 10:48:09 JST
Subject: JIDX Eloctronic Log Acception
Message-ID: <9405100148.AA15049 at>

To all JIDX HF CW contest participants

From: JIDX Contest Committee

JIDX contest committee will accept the Electornic Log for '94 JIDX
High-band CW contest experimentaly as following conditions.

LOG DEAD LINE: SAME AS ANNOUNCED(May 31 '94 time stamped)
LOG FORMAT: Same as "ARRL Suggested Standard File Format"
   (The return receipt of the log will be sent in a week.)
If you have any questions or request to send the Standard
File Format, send email to above address.

Back ground;
  JA1ELY who is the sponsor of the JIDX contest asked me to organize the
contest committee in last Nov. Now the 9men committee has been discussing
for the future JIDX contest. 
  This email log acception is the experimental one for the next contest
(PH in Nov.) but offcourse they are same status as printed logs.
  I believe this experiment will be reflected well in the new rule.

  The above email address is the mailing list for the committee so your
suggestion, comment or rule change ideas will also be greately appreciated.


Tack Kumagai JE1CKA
Committee Chairman of Japan International DX Contetst(aka JIDX)

>From Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM  Tue May 10 04:11:43 1994
From: Robert A. Wilson" <n6tv at VNET.IBM.COM (Robert A. Wilson)
Date: Mon, 9 May 94 20:11:43 PDT
Subject: 1993 California QSO Party Results/Awards mailed

(AD6E isn't on the Internet yet, so I'll relay -- Bob, N6TV)

Msg #318  From: AD6E  Date:  9-May 2239Z  Subj: CA QSO PARTY results
The last of the Calif QSO Party results & awards are in the mail.  There
were over 300 wine glasses given out as a good effort participation award,
40 bottles of special NCCC private reserve Cabernet given out to the top
single operators, and a lot of nice certificates.  The reason for the long
dwell time between the October contest (CQP) and now, is that we have been
trying to make as many personal award/results deliverys as possible to
minimize our mailing expense.  The first round of awards were given out at
the NCCC awards banquet in March.  The second round was at the Visalia DX
convention.  A few more were handed out at Dayton by W0YK.  Finally, those
remaining awards were mailed this week.  If you think you should have received
something, and it doesn't arrive by the END of May (pse give the PO a chance
to do its thing), then let me know.
  FYI, to get a bottle of wine, you need be a single operator and be in the
top 20 inside CA, or top 20 outside CA.  To get a personalized certificate,
you need to submit a log with at least 100 QSOs.  The wine glasses went to
anyone who submitted a log showing at least 25 QSOs.
   Its not too early to start thinking about the next CQP:  OCT 1 & 2  1994
If you didn't submit a log for the last CQP and would like info on the next
one, let me know and I'll make sure you get the official announcment when it
comes out in Sept.  If you have any other comments or ideas about the greatest
of all QSO parties, drop me a line or two here on DXPSN.
  C U in the pile ups...  73, de  Al,  AD6E  (@ KJ6NN, DXPSN)
Alan P. Maenchen, AD6E
3330 Farthing Way
San Jose, CA  95132-1908

>From gswanson at (Glenn Swanson)  Tue May 10 14:12:33 1994
From: gswanson at (Glenn Swanson) (Glenn Swanson)
Date: Tue, 10 May 94 09:12:33 edt
Subject: EZ-Way Tower
Message-ID: <630 at gs>

Hi, I'm looking for anyone that may have docs for above tower.  The
    particular model number is unknown, but, it is a self-supporter,
    crank up, fold over, 40' max, nests to 20'.  Tower mounts to a
    metal post that has 'fins' on it for stability in the ground.
    Anyone out there have a set of docs for such?  Wonder how many
    square feet of 'tenna it will support.  Plans are for a 2-el.
    delta (10/15/20), prob. abt 9 sq. feet...  Thanks in advance,
                 Glenn KB1GW  gswanson at    73

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