Rules, RSGB 21/28MHz CW Contest

Thu Oct 13 12:50:14 EDT 1994

RSGB 21/28MHz CW Contest 1994

A reminder that this contest takes place on Sunday, 16th October 0700-1900z
UK stations send RST, serial number and three-letter county code. Overseas
stations send RST and serial number. Scoring for overseas stations is
3 points per QSO with UK stations and the multiplier is the number of county
codes worked on each band.
Deadline for mailing logs is 14 November, and the address is RSGB HF Contests
Committee, 77 Bensham Manor Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, CR7 7AF, UK. Note
that this is the address for all overseas entries in RSGB contests.
As an experiment, you may email ascii logs for this contest to
wbs at    but only consider your log safely received once
you get an acknowledgement.
Dave G4BUO
RSGB HF Contests Committee


>From esrac at (ESRAC)  Thu Oct 13 12:48:35 1994
From: esrac at (ESRAC) (ESRAC)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 1994 12:48:35 +0100 (MET)
Subject: unsubscribe
Message-ID: <199410131148.MAA07959 at>


>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Thu Oct 13 12:36:46 1994
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 94 11:36:46 GMT
Subject: K1EA DVP board delay
Message-ID: <ZBR5Tc1w165w at>

I've never noticed a delay with the DVP (that is, with the sound clips 
stored in RAMDrive). Doesnt the Voice Blaster pgm store the audio in 
extended memory, rather than on disk? If so, there shouldn't be a delay.


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

>From Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at  Thu Oct 13 13:48:01 1994
From: Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at (Peter G. Smith)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 1994 05:48:01 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: K1EA DVP board delay
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9410130520.A18593-0100000 at netcom>

I had noticed the delay in repeat mode also, and just took it as a 
software bug.

73, Pete                                       
N4ZR at
"Better, faster,cheaper -- choose any two"

>From AGDM25A at ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT)  Thu Oct 13 13:29:28 1994
From: AGDM25A at ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT) ( KEVIN - WA8ZDT)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 1994 08:29:28 EDT
Message-ID: <013.01486719.AGDM25A at>


     To: KWIDELITZ at
   From: AGDM25A
   Date: 10/13/94 08:26 AM

I have used K1EA's DVK at K8LX for going on three years now.  You are
discovering the first of many little "buggs".

When I'm really flying along, say at 2-3 qso's per minute, i really start
to fly around the keyboard.  The DVK doesn't crash, but it does some weird
stuff, like put out garbage instead of CQ.  I think that happens when you
hit [enter] to log, then immediately hit [F1] to CQ...

All in all, the DVK is a pretty nice card though.  I like being able to
re-record messages on the fly.  Is this your first DVK?

Remember, you gotta watch out for the trap of letting the DVK set your
operating pace.  If the band is really hot, you may have to simply talk and
use the mic.  The leangth of your messages sets your pace.  Long xchange
and CQ messages chain you to a pace of say 90/hour.  You can have twenty
people stacked up and responding to each of your CQs, and you will NEVER
xceed 90/hr.  In normal manual "talking" mode, your voice naturally speeds
up & slows down to accomadate.  Watch out for a hot band.  Just because you
spent hundreds of $$$ and hours programming your DVK, don't insist on using
it for each and every QSO.  Its a nifty novelity to sit there and make a
thousand QSO without saying anything, but your score will be way down.

I re-record my CQ and xchange messages dozens of times during the contest
weekend.  I just hit the keys, and record them while I'm on-air with a real
CQ.  That way my messages usually match the current pace.

A DVK is great for slow times, but again there is a trap!  Its easy to get
lulled into simply parking yourself and hitting the CQ message over and
over again.  In the old "pre-DVK" days, you probably would have tired of
CQing in a couple minutes and moved on.  Now with a DVK, its easy to get
lulled into just sitting there for ten or fifteen minutes and send
unproductive CQs.

Well, just a few DVK thoughts.  They're a lot of fun, and certainly there
is no turning back.....   73 .. kevn ... WA8ZDT

>From levine at (Bob Levine)  Thu Oct 13 14:42:56 1994
From: levine at (Bob Levine) (Bob Levine)
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 94 09:42:56 EDT
Subject: LTA soundblaster software
Message-ID: <9410131342.AA16795 at fugu>

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>Last night I was trying out the multimedia interface on WriteLog and found
>a second or so delay between hitting the function key and the output
>from the sound card. Does this delay occur in the LTA soundblaster software?
>Does this delay occur when using the CT DVP board? With the homebrew
>DVK, simular to the W9XT card, the output is NOW.
>Jim, 'Still working on the bad audio, just automating it', WA6SDM
>jholly at

On the Sound Blaster with the LTA Voice Blaster software, whatever delay
there is between hitting the key and the message being sent is imperceptible.
It might sound like crap, what with all the audio hum I still can't get rid
of, but it sure is quick!                   =========

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I use the LTA Voiceblaster software and have no audio hum.  My soundblaster
output is fed into a "multimedia station" with built in speakers.  The station
also has a 1/4" phono plug output for headphones.  I constructed the interface
to the rig using an audio transformer as described in the manual that comes
with the software.  The audio from the 1/4" phono plug goes into the rig through
the transformer. I just set the vox so that when I hit an F Key, the audio into 
the rig is sufficient to open the vox. Works great.  Few tiny ferrite beads to 
eliminate some RF and works fine.


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