bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com
Tue Oct 11 16:53:34 EDT 1994

After considering whether I should grab a DVP while they're still 
available, I decided to wait. Other options available are Soundcard/
LTA software and W9XTs Contest Card. One advantage of the DVP that
would be lost is the ability to send serial numbers, but I'm not
interested in many where this is part of the exchange. Most of the
time all that is required is a simple voice keyer for CQing and sending
5905 etc. I guess the DVP can supposedly also send the other guys call
but I've heard that this is tricky to implement for various reasons.

The Soundcard approach requires you to build an interface and switchbox
along with any required rfi debugging. The W9XT card comes with an 
interface and also has a builtin CW keying interface. Plus it doesn't
require any interrupts which is a BIG plus to me.  The W9XT Contest Card
gets my vote.

73 de Bill, N6CQ/3 (n6cq at paonline.com)

>From Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com  Tue Oct 11 23:51:05 1994
From: Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 1994 18:51:05 EDT
Subject: Coax question
Message-ID: <2e9b16db.k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com>

On Mon, 10 Oct 1994 22:25:19 +0059 (EDT), k5zd at world.std.com
> Does it matter if the coaxes up the tower are run on the
inside or the outside of the tower?
K1VR:  I've always put my cables in the inside, if possible,
for a very pragmatic reason.  I have a shield (made from a
4' x 8' sheet of plywood) on the bottom, and inside permits
it to be held tight -- preventing climbing.
                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
                   internet:  k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com
"Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low."

>From okada at decst.nipr.ac.jp (Itaru Okada)  Wed Oct 12 12:35:52 1994
From: okada at decst.nipr.ac.jp (Itaru Okada) (Itaru Okada)
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 94 20:35:52 +0900
Subject: SAC rules for SCANDINAVIANS ?
Message-ID: <9410121135.AA03000 at decst.nipr.ac.jp>


Does anyone tell me about SAC rules for SCANDINAVIANS ?

During stay of Svalbard, I worked some stations in SAC.CW.   But I can't
complete my log, because I don't know rules for scoring and multipliers.
If someone shows them, please mail to me.

Itaru Okada, JF2NXS/N7UVV
okada at nipr.ac.jp

>From gjk at hogpa.ho.att.com (Gerald J Kersus)  Wed Oct 12 12:53:35 1994
From: gjk at hogpa.ho.att.com (Gerald J Kersus) (Gerald J Kersus)
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 94 07:53:35 EDT
Subject: Voice Blaster Help I recently bought Contest Voice Blaster (Version 2.0) and I'm trying to
Message-ID: <9410121153.AA27193 at hogpc.ho.att.com>

get the software to work with a sound board NOT built by Creative Labs.
The board is a Rock 16 16-bit sound card from Oak Technology.  (The board
was bought for the "family" PC but I wanted to try in in the "radio" PC for
CQWW.)  I installed the board and it passes the test routines.  However,
when I try to run "CVB"  I get a "Unable to initialize card and/or driver"
message.  CVB seems to require "ct-voice.drv" driver to work, but the Rock
16 software has no such driver.  I tried to rename the provided driver and
th system just hangs up.

Any ideas on how to make this combination work?  (While I scrounge around
for a genuine Sound Blaster board to check the CVB software)

Gerry, W1GD
gjk at hogpa.att.com

>From Oleg N. Usov <cdv at polarex.e-burg.su>  Wed Oct 12 17:57:53 1994
From: Oleg N. Usov <cdv at polarex.e-burg.su> (Oleg N. Usov <cdv at polarex.e-burg.su>)
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 94 21:57:53 +0500
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <AAHM1dkCa6 at polarex.e-burg.su>


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