Ja Dx Contest Rules?

35456.gaijin at westside.com 35456.gaijin at westside.com
Mon Apr 3 17:49:11 EDT 1995

Does anyone know the REAL dates for the JA DX contest? April 15
or April 15? I have seen two different dates published. Also, in
the rules in QST it mentions a 10 min rule but doesn't say if it's
for multi ops only. It sounds like they have put a 10 min rule
on the single-ops. This must be an error! Can someone please clarify?
a concerned two radio guy...
-Mike KA6SAR

>From LBMQ58B at prodigy.com (DOUG KLEIN)  Tue Apr  4 03:50:38 1995
From: LBMQ58B at prodigy.com (DOUG KLEIN) (DOUG KLEIN)
Date: Mon, 03 Apr 1995 22:50:38 EDT
Subject: Force-12 questions
Message-ID: <013.05118924.LBMQ58B at prodigy.com>

-- [ From: Doug Klein * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --

Does anyone have experience with the C-4 Force 12?  I am considering
adding it to my contest station.  Does anyone know the F/B ratios on
the bands?  The numbers of feedlines?  The Claimed gain?  And, yes, I
ordered a catalog.  Seems to be coming by Pony Express..... hi
73 &
Thanks.  Reply's via E-Mail please.

Doug Klein, WD8AUB - - LBMQ58B at PRODIGY.COM

>From Paul Knupke (CS)" <knupke at babbage.csee.usf.edu  Tue Apr  4 04:49:37 1995
From: Paul Knupke (CS)" <knupke at babbage.csee.usf.edu (Paul Knupke (CS))
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 1995 23:49:37 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: WPX SSB 95
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950403234853.1560A-100000 at babbage>

      Call: KR4YL                    Country:  United States (267)
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Operator


      160        0        0   0.0        0
       80       48       78   1.6       39
       40        5        0   0.0        5
       20       55       86   1.6       51
       15       12       27   2.2        6
       10        0        0   0.0        0

     Totals    120      191   1.6      101  =   19,291

I operated this one from my very modest home station.  Radio is a
Kenwood TS-530SP barefoot, and the antennas are:

20/40/80        G5RV not very high up, one leg north/south other leg
                east-west.  At highest 22' up.
15              Dipole at about 20'.

I got the itch to put up the G5RV last minutes, ie around midnight into
the first night so I could try 40 and 75.

My biggest thrill was working Europe on 75 for the first time and
getting a UA0 at 9PM EST on Friday night.

Total time was maybe 5 hours (2/3 on 75 the 2nd night) all S&P.

10 meters was awful.  15 was open at times, 20 was decent.  I wish I had
splits so I could of worked more 40 meters.  75 was FUN!!

Gotta spend more time next year on this contest.  Got quiet a few thanks
for a new one ... I guess KR4 isn't all the common. :-)

73 de KR4YL

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>From abraun at alb.med.itc.com (Alan Braun)  Sun Apr  2 20:49:29 1995
From: abraun at alb.med.itc.com (Alan Braun) (Alan Braun)
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 95 19:49:29 GMT
Subject: Multipliers
References: <03950401144230/0006743923ND3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
Message-ID: <95040271369 at alb.med.itc.com>

In Article <03950401144230/0006743923ND3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
0006743923 at mcimail.com writes:

> If multipliers could only be counted in the S&P mode and could not be
> counted when answering your CQ, there might be a lot less CQing.  The
> argument, often seen here, that packet does not help the top operators
> would no longer be valid, as it would be important to acquire multipliers
> by calling them.  Having access to a packet spotting network would be
> crucial to achieving a high score, whether you claimed "assisted" or
> not. 

This approach is fine for all you east coast ops who have access to the
Yankee Clipper mega-cluster or some other such system.  But it stinks for
someone like me in the middle of the rural midwest with NO cluster
ANYWHERE around.  This idea needs to be rethought as right now all it does
is increase the advantage east coast folks already have over those of us in 
the "Black Hole".

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*  Alan Braun MD, NS0B/V31EV  *   Internet: abraun at alb.med.itc.com      *
*  Jefferson City, MO         *   Packet: NS0B at N0LBA.#cmo.mo.usa.noam   *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

>From rhummel at monad.net (Rob Hummel)  Tue Apr  4 07:35:55 1995
From: rhummel at monad.net (Rob Hummel) (Rob Hummel)
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 02:35:55 -0400
Subject: Scoring/mult sol'n
Message-ID: <199504040635.CAA29917 at pumpelly.monad.net>

All the solutions's I seen posted here would turn contesting into little more
than an excercise in higher math -- and ruin the sport in the process.

For example, a mult counts only when S&P? I S&P extensively, but one of my
favorite tricks is to hear a new mult (like a 5H) answer some big gun's CQ,
then creep up the band about 3-4 kcs and call CQ like crazy. Usually I snag
him! Now you want to take that away from me? Arrgh!

Anyway, here's my solution to what seems to be the recurring problem of
"fairness" of scores. ALL contests shall be structured as follows:

1. Objective: to contact as many other amateurs as possible.

2. Scoring: 1 point per mile of distance covered. Point value for each QSO
   divided by power output at the final amplifier stage in watts used for
   *that* individual QSO.

3. Exchange: Latitude and longitude of transmitting antenna in decimal to two
   significant places. Example:

   "WS1A, you're 59, 23.45 west 77.55 south. Big signal here. QSL?"

4. Because each QSO is rated individually based on output power and antenna
   location, no geographic restrictions apply. Elements of a single station
   may be located at any terrestrial point on the surface of the Earth. Note
   that this allows operation of marine mobile stations.

5. In the case where seperate TX and RX antennas are used, the QSO reference
   location shall be the geographic mean of the two antenna locations.

These rules would have the following effect:

A. Big stations can CQ and run, but decrease their scores because of their
   power divisor.

B. Hearing a DX station, you'll DECREASE power to work him, thus increasing
   his scoring value.

C. Emphasis will be on working DX.

D. Locals can compete, even with poor antennas, by working other locals at
   low power.

E. Everyone will learn their Lat and Long, and a GPSS receiver project will
   appear in QST.

--Rob, WS1A
  <Rob Hummel>
  <rhummel at top.monad.net>
  <CIS: 72241,2222>
  <MCI: 371-5998>

>From Bruce Strong <hs0zbo at sura1.sut.ac.th>  Tue Apr  4 10:16:54 1995
From: Bruce Strong <hs0zbo at sura1.sut.ac.th> (Bruce Strong)
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 16:16:54 +0700 (GMT)
Subject: Scoring/mult sol'n
Message-ID: <Pine.ISC.3.90.950404160727.9101B-100000 at sura1.sut.ac.th>

On Tue, 4 Apr 1995, Rob Hummel wrote:

> All the solutions's I seen posted here would turn contesting into little more
> than an excercise in higher math -- and ruin the sport in the process.

> 3. Exchange: Latitude and longitude of transmitting antenna in decimal to two
>    significant places. Example:
>    "WS1A, you're 59, 23.45 west 77.55 south. Big signal here. QSL?"
> --Rob, WS1A
>   <Rob Hummel>
>   <rhummel at top.monad.net>
>   <CIS: 72241,2222>
>   <MCI: 371-5998>

I like it.  The only thing I would change is that, in the report, some
sort of non-progressive new information be exchanged.  Such that a station
couldn't listen for 2-5 qso's and have gained the information for the
contact before it was made.  Something fairly unique to that contact
such that it would show that communications took place.
I'm thinking something along the lines of:

 "WS1A, you are 599 (59), 23.45e, -12.63s, a3jj0"
 "TG2B, you are 599 (59), 23.45e, -12.63s, qq8tb"

The object being that the last character group be, at least pseudo-ly,
a random, non-progressive group to show unique info was passed THAT
qso.  Perhaps, a different group could be required EACH time one was
sent so that the whole group must be received in one transmission.
ie, if the receiving station asked for a repeat, the last group
would be totally changed for that repeat.

 "W1AB, you are 599 (59), 23.45e, -12.63s, ww8p1"
 "Negative, I say again, W1AB, you are 599 (59), 23.45e, -12.63s, 66t5x"

 hs0zbo at sura1.sut.ac.th

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