Results-Antenna Advice Needed

Sean E. Kutzko tigger at
Tue Apr 4 10:39:55 EDT 1995

Hi, everybody-

I put a request out to the reflector a couple weeks ago regarding my 
friend NM9H's antenna system. Thanks to WA2SRQ, KO7V, K0EJ, W2VJN, 
N0DH/7, and W3ZZ for responding with good suggestions.

The overwhelming response was to stack the 20m and 40m monobanders on 
the Rohn 25 (With the 40m below the 20m, due to higher maintenance 
requirements), and put the Tribander and 6m long-boom on the HBX. 6m goes 
below the tribander due to more wind load.

I have since spoken with NM9H and relayed this information, and he thanks 
everybody for the info. He has decided to do exactly this, with a couple 
of extra additions:

1: He plans on guying the HBX tower, to make sure it won't twist down 
into the ground.

2: He has purchased a stronger rotor to handle the monobanders.

So, looks like I get the honors of doing some climbing this Thursday!

See ya from there for WPX CW. Thanks again for the advice.



Sean Kutzko                                         Amateur Radio: KF9PL
Urbana, IL                                          DXCC:305 worked/294 cfmd

             "Kiss the hand you cannot bite." -Romanian saying

>From k8mr at (Jim Stahl)  Tue Apr  4 13:39:46 1995
From: k8mr at (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 95 08:39:46 EDT
Subject: CQ CQ CQ
Message-ID: <Zca23c1w165w at>

The ARRL DX contest used to have the ultimate solution for the
excessive CQing problem.  It was called quotas, which permitted
only six QSOs per country per band.  And that was when the
contest was two full weekends per mode.  You had *plenty* of
opportunity to practice your S&P.  The quotas were dropped in the
mid-late 60's.
There was even a Q signal for the situation:  QFU (Quota FUll),
which has ever since meant "sorry, please go away my friend, I
don't want to/can't work you."
With the Newtoids in Washington trying to repeal every advance of
the past 30 years, perhaps the contest community should likewise
be considering going back to the good old days?
Disclaimer:  This posting is rated PG, for scenes containing :-) 
Parental guidance is advised. 
Jim   K8MR

Jim Stahl
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>From k3lr <k3lr at>  Tue Apr  4 16:40:30 1995
From: k3lr <k3lr at> (k3lr)
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 10:40:30 -0500
Message-ID: <199504041540.KAA19506 at>

Are You going to Dayton? 
Do you like to operate in contests?
Would you like to have dinner with other contesters?
Would you like to meet NCC Contesters of the year, Spike W9XR 
and the Green Hornet, W3GH?
Would you like to be present during the inducting of new members
into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame?
Would you like to hear the banquet key note speaker, Chas K3WW?
If you answered YES to any of these, then send your envelope today!
Here is a small sample of the contesters already coming to this year's
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>From Larry Tyree <tree at>  Tue Apr  4 16:38:44 1995
From: Larry Tyree <tree at> (Larry Tyree)
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 1995 08:38:44 -0700
Subject: Official SquINT rules
Message-ID: <199504041538.IAA19575 at>

Here are the Official SquINT rules:

1. Get on the air and have fun.

End of official rules.

Everything else is left up as an exercise in attempting to read between
the line of the above rules to determine the intent of the rule.

Tree N6TR
tree at

>From Field, Don" <field at  Tue Apr  4 17:56:00 1995
From: Field, Don" <field at (Field, Don)
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 95 16:56:00 GMT
Subject: CQ CQ etc.
Message-ID: <2F817A63 at>

I just love following the threads on here. So many of them are:

a) US-centred

b) CQWW-centred

c) big-gun centred

Please remember, there ARE other countries, and there ARE other contests, 
and there ARE casual operators - lots of them, on whom we rely for points-
fodder. And some of the proposals I read on here are utter nonesense when 
translated to non-US, non-CQWW, and non-big-gun.

Just as a for instance, how's about the proposition that no contester can 
stay on a single frequency for more than "x" QSOs or "y" minutes. I'm looking 
forward to your reaction when that 3Y0 or A51 QSYs just as you thought you 
were in with a chance, because he has filled his quota!

And all this debate about the balance between QSOs and mults should also bear 
in mind that the relative mix varies dramatically from contest to contest 
and, indeed, between categories within a single contest (a single-bander on, 
say, 80 in CQWW can expect to make only 140 mults at max. but will still be 
spending lots of time CQing, even though every mult is a big deal).

And as for the little pistols. Many of them want to come on and have fun, 
whether its hopping from band to band chasing spots, or to have an occasional 
run when conditions peak, or whatever. Making the rules too complex will just 
put them off altogther. 

Do keep up the debate. It's very stimulating. But do remember the other 90% 
or whatever, of countries, contests, and ops.

73 Don G3XTT

field at

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