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Tue Oct 18 12:17:37 EDT 1994

I don't know if this a factor worth considering in the discussion, but
but I was under the impression that the people who help with scores thought
they had a thank-less job to begin with.  If you want to see what in the logs,
there is an odvious approach.  Think about it.

My own comments are centered about the analogy to sailboat racing, and I used
to crew in High School with this crazy nut who used to win most of the time.
I have to disagree with the phrase "everyone can see what tactics the winner
used" because it is just not true.  Indeed, until people start turning the 
first mark the majority in the race don't even have a clue is in the lead, and
are so busy with their own affairs they have very little time to evaluate what
anyone else is doing.  Only the ones in the lead knew what was happening, and
were also quite quick to file a "protest" for any infraction of the rules, I
might add.  I'm sure there are "secrets" in winning, but I would suspect that 
it really has an awful lot to do with the concept that the winners worked a lot
harder and smarter than evryone else.  And not just during the contest.

73, alan N2ALE/6

>From John Barry <jbarry at>  Tue Oct 18 19:45:40 1994
From: John Barry <jbarry at> (John Barry)
Date: 18 Oct 1994 19:45:40 +0100 (BST)
Subject: Antenna switching
Message-ID: <199410181845.TAA01837 at>

We are just after adding a couple new antennas to our
M/S station. The problem is our current antenna switch
arrangement will not handle this!
Currently, each antenna goes through a 2-way switch which
allows you to choose either operating position, and then
a 6-way MFJ switch.
Anyone have any suggestions as to the most flexible arrangement,
which would allow either operating position to choose any

We are only dealing with a few different antennas, so how
do you big guns manage???? 

Any ideas? - I'll post a summary after a few days


John Barry EI7DNB
jbarry at

>From jesposit at (Joe Esposito)  Tue Oct 18 21:44:00 1994
From: jesposit at (Joe Esposito) (Joe Esposito)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 94 16:44 EDT
Subject: Dates for DX Contests in Feb and Mar 1995
Message-ID: <m0qxLOV-0003XfC at>

Would someone please respond directly to me with the names and dates
of any DX contests that will be held in February and March, 1995. I'm
planning a multi/single effort from HR1 with N3NNU and am trying to
select a suitable candidate contest. Thanks.


Joe, K2YJL es VK2EJA

>From Jeffrey Clarke <jdclarke at>  Tue Oct 18 23:36:28 1994
From: Jeffrey Clarke <jdclarke at> (Jeffrey Clarke)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 18:36:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: J6DX  CQWW SSB Operation
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9410181828.A21474-a100000 at acme>

      Members of the Southwest Ohio DX Assn. will be active in the
  1994 CQWW DX SSB contest ( multi-multi) as J6DX. The operators
  will be W8OK, WD8IXE, N8BJQ, KU8E, WX9E, K9BQL, AC0S, W9UI, W8KTQ,
  WB8ENR, N9AG, W8QID, and WA2USA. Before and after the contest we 
  will be active on all bands with a variety of calls. (from 10/22 -
  11/5)  If any of the other groups that will be in the CA want to 
  make skeds during the contest for 160/15/10 meters send me an e-mail
  and we can set up something. CU all in the pileups!!

                                               Jeff  KU8E

>From Steven Affens <k3sa at>  Wed Oct 19 00:36:31 1994
From: Steven Affens <k3sa at> (Steven Affens)
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 19:36:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Contest History On CD ROM
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.90.941018193109.11582C-100000 at>

I thought I would see what the reception out there would be to the idea 
of having all the past contest results published on CD?

I have been cleaning up the basement full of CQ's and QST's all tenderly 
saved for - among other things - the contest results.  I love looking 
through them from time to time and it occurred to me how neat it would be 
to be able to search over the years by contest, class, call, etc.  Not 
that I would ever throw away all the old magazines.... but sure would 
enjoy the CD.

Any opinions?

73 Steve K3SA

Steven C. Affens

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