Rules: RSGB 7, 21/28MHz and REF Contests

ve2zp at ve2zp at
Wed Oct 5 04:59:46 EDT 1994

I am looking for the rules of the RSGB's 7MHz, 21/28MHz and the REF's annual
contests.  Can you offer any guidance?
Thanks, Dave VE2ZP/VE9CB  ve2zp at BBS.VE3JF.AMPR.ORG

>From Bernd Koch <bernd at>  Wed Oct  5 18:52:20 1994
From: Bernd Koch <bernd at> (Bernd Koch)
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 18:52:20 +0100 (MET)
Subject: CQWW CW from Albania
Message-ID: <Pine.3.87.9410051820.A940-0100000 at>

CQWW CW from Albania

Anyone interested to participate from Albania in CQWW DX Contest CW in
November? ZA1AJ (OK2PZW) and ZA1AB (OH1MKT) are looking for interested
operators. The contest site will be the Czeck Embassy in Tirana.
Contact Opa, ZA1AB via fax:  (+355) 42 32012. Address it to:
    Olle 'Opa' Hernberg - ZA1AB.

I can help with flight and visa information. There is one flight from
Hungary and one from Switzerland to Tirana every week. Contact DF3CB via

   E-Mail: df3cb at  or:
   Packet: DF3CB at DB0MWS.#BAY.DE.EU

73 de Ben, DF3CB.

P.S.: Does someone have a remote control program for the Alpha 87A -
propably even a TSR program? Any help appreciated!

>From Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at>  Wed Oct  5 03:33:20 1994
From: Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at> (Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 1994 20:33:20 -0600 (CST)
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.90.941004202132.6335F-100000 at>

OUCH!!  It really does hurt and I guess one doesn't know how much until it
becomes personal.  Yeah, deep down inside I have an ego like everyone else.

My valiant effort in the '94 ARRL DX SSB contest somehow never made it to
the ARRL contest office.  And it was a beautiful score, the result of spur
of the moment arrangements to operate what was suddenly a free weekend!
I would have placed 2nd in the Low Power category, just 300k behind the 
winner, KP2/KE2VB, and 9th place overall.  And my dabbling on CW failed
to gain publication as well.
I e-mailed the logs befor the deadline and asked more than once for a 
confirmation that they had been received.  I never did get an answer so
I had my brother call the office to ask.  He was told that CW was OK and
they were checking on SSB.     
Not making publication REALLY HURTS and I just want to express my 
empathy for others who have had scores of any size lost in the works.   
Please, any suggestions on how this can be avoided in the future will be
very welcome.   Thanks for all the QSOs,   73,   David  Hodge  XE1/AA6RX

>From Steven Affens <k3sa at>  Wed Oct  5 03:39:24 1994
From: Steven Affens <k3sa at> (Steven Affens)
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 1994 22:39:24 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Individual Scores
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.90.941004223530.9819A-100000 at>

Yes Yes Yes,  Part of the fun of a contest is reading the comments, 
results, band condition observations, equipment successes and failures, 
etc of familiar calls worked over the years.  One can always pass over 
mail not of interest, or even unsubscribe.

	Please keep sharing contest scores and observations.  Thank you.
		73 Steve K3SA

Steven C. Affens

On Tue, 4 Oct 1994 KWIDELITZ at wrote:

> I always thought the reason for the reflector was to post scores. Everything
> else is gravy. I vote to continue with the individual score postings. They 
> are more informative that summaries, and you can learn a lot about missed 
> openings, strategy, etc from them.

>From Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at>  Wed Oct  5 11:59:04 1994
From: Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at> (Larry Schimelpfenig)
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 1994 06:59:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: CQP and 10 meters...
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9410050600.A1291-c100000 at>

I think we've all heard time and again that if everyone is listening on 10
but no-one is transmitting, that no-one is going to work anything. I
managed to snag W6EEN and KG6LF on scatter from the south. As in Alan's
case, it was a struggle. My KT34XA is very effective on ten, but running
low power didn't help. After working those stations I tried cqing on fone
and cw a number of times with no response.  One must consider that there
is a slight difference in how we operate day to day as opposed to during a
contest. In a contest if you are on a dead band calling cq, you're not
making gravey. If W6EEN had milked the other bands dry he had nothing to
lose calling cq on ten (especially with a big signal). Remembering an
incident in the last fone NAQP kept me checking 10 for activity. Late in
the evening W5WMU asked me to move to ten meters. I thought Pat or whoever
was operating was nuts. Well low and behold there was a tremendous se
opening to the south. If he hadn't asked me to move I would have missed a
bunch of easy q's and at least one multiplier as I recall. In the major
contests there are usually big m/m's constantly calling cq on ten so we
are aware of openings even skewed path. I frequently listen at the low end
of 10 on into 27mhz to see if there's any prop. Did you folks know that
there are cbers or hfers or whatever they call them selves working cw
right around 27990khz? 73 de Larry K7SV
     On Tue, 4 Oct 1994, Alan Brubaker wrote: > > >Good grief...isn't
this the fourth or fifth CQP report where guys state > >they LISTENED on
10, but not whether they transmitted??? No wonder only > >K6XO made any Qs
there! Steve KO0U/4 > > Well, Steve, to be fair about it, I personally
nnever had any expectations > that I would even hear any California
stations on 10 meters, much less > make any QSOs there. But I kept
checking and amazingly enough I heard a > few stations on Sunday, and even
more amazing, two of them pulled me out > of the noise. I knew that
calling CQ California on 10 meters would have > been a waste of time, and
I never did that. I believe that some other > stations made some QSOs
there too. > > Alan, K6XO > > alan at > > The skip's too short
to run QRP...

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