W8FN at aol.com
W8FN at aol.com
Sun Apr 16 17:25:36 EDT 1995
If you don't want the hassle of building an interface but want to save a few
bucks, the MFJ 5338 (?) works well for about $45-50. It uses the computer's
port for power and is just looks like a port cable with a DBM-25 plug on one
end and the appropriate radio connector on the other. They come in Icom,
Kenwood and Yaesu versions. Although there are different versions, they all
have the same innards and the instruction sheet shows how to rewire the board
for other radio types.
J-Com (Ramsey Electronics) also sells the same thing, but their prices are
higher -- I think $60.
W8FN at aol.com
>From George Cook <george at epix.net> Sun Apr 16 21:36:57 1995
From: George Cook <george at epix.net> (George Cook)
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 16:36:57 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Squint results
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950416163532.968A-100000 at peach.epix.net>
CONTEST LOG FOR Squint Kids Sprint - Apr-15-1995
TIME FREQ/MODE CALL SENT RCVD NEW MLT.
1805 14.0/SSB KR2Q 10 Purple blue-samantha/7/nj samantha
1806 14.0/SSB KR2Q 10 Purple black-dana/5/nj dana/5/n
1821 14.0/SSB N5LFI 10 Purple blue-mike/tx/33 mike/tx/
1828 14.0/SSB AA7BG 10 Purple -maty/8/mt maty/8/m
1829 14.0/SSB AA7BG 10 Purple green-ann/6/mt ann/6/mt
1830 14.0/SSB AA7BG 10 Purple pink-jenna/3/mt jenna/3/
1851 14.0/SSB NQ0I 10 Purple blue-Michelle/9/co Michelle
Diaper Bounus __1____ __10___ 10
T O T A L S : ___7___ ___7___ 49
total claimed score 59
==== LOG-EQF (C) 1994
Catagory Single kid assisted
Ops Danielle and Pop
Rig Kenwood 930 s
Power 120 watts
Snacks Coke & Cookies (and one piece of Easter candy mom didn't see
1 Dannielle saying of NQ0I I'm gonna nail that one!
2 Learning the new phonetic Bravelle
3 New picture for QSL card
4 When D found out that this was a stateside only contest she said "But
wanna work DX!"
5 Hearing my kid shout my call like a true contester right down to the
second "JAPAN UNITED" in a pile up sneer and all!
1 That darn noise from the power line is back
2 Morons on 14.300
3 Morons on 14.300
4 The diaper P U!
5 Can I please use MY RADIO now??
6 Not long enough
7 Did I mention the morons on 14.300???
Danielle informs me that she will be ready for here tech test in about
a month and plans on trying for her 20 wpm code by summers end that way she
can be controll op if her sister (age 14) wants to be in Squint next
year. Then she got popped by the older sister for saying it!!!
Methinks we've created a monster!
Thanks Gang it was a blast and to all the contactees look for the new
QSL card with me and D on it in about 3 weeks.
* George Cook AA3JU Bangor, PA FN21 *
* george at peach.epix.net AA3JU at N3IQD.EPA.USA.NA *
* If you're not FRC remember:............... *
* .......There's no shame in being 2nd best! *
>From barry at w2up.wells.com (Barry Kutner) Sun Apr 16 21:24:20 1995
From: barry at w2up.wells.com (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 95 20:24:20 GMT
Subject: Wet coax
Message-ID: <031N4c1w165w at w2up.wells.com>
Hi Gang - Was adding the I.C.E. grounding block (the one where you open
an inch of outer jacket, and the block fits around the coax) to the base
of the tower and had the heartbreak of water dripping out of one of my
The question is... Assuming I can find the leak and fix it, is the coax
shot or might it still be OK? The shield looked kinda oxidized, but not
corroded, moldy, etc.
Barry N. Kutner, W2UP Usenet/Internet: barry at w2up.wells.com
Newtown, PA Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
Packet Cluster: W2UP >K2TW (FRC)
>From Pete Stafford <mxyztplk at water.waterw.com> Sun Apr 16 22:43:56 1995
From: Pete Stafford <mxyztplk at water.waterw.com> (Pete Stafford)
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 17:43:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9504161715.E12776-0100000 at water.waterw.com>
I guess I have to blame myself. I missed the boat by not getting my kids
into radio earlier, and trying to get a 14 year old to call CQ Squint was
like pulling teeth.
I got three Q's out of him, thanks Andrew(K0OD), Steve(KB5WSJ 40years
old), and Mattie(AA7BG).
Looks like 'ol dad will have to go it alone. Don't anyone THINK about us
having another one!
73 de Pete, K2PS
>From Ken Wells, V73C" <v73c at aloha.net Sun Apr 16 22:47:40 1995
From: Ken Wells, V73C" <v73c at aloha.net (Ken Wells, V73C)
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 11:47:40 -1000 (HST)
Subject: Missed the boat
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.91.950416114432.17939I-100000 at hookomo.aloha.net>
Chelsea and I missed the SquINT contest. It seems like 1800 UTC is just a
bit early. We did not make it down to the club station as that is 0600
local time on Kwaj. Maybe next year.
>From ng0x at ix.netcom.com (David Curtis) Sun Apr 16 23:45:27 1995
From: ng0x at ix.netcom.com (David Curtis) (David Curtis)
Date: Sun, 16 Apr 1995 15:45:27 -0700
Subject: GridLoc de NG0X
Message-ID: <199504162245.PAA26678 at ix4.ix.netcom.com>
GridLoc de NG0X
40SSB 5 4 (one Q with no grid)
40CW 1 1
6 x 5 = 30
Since I only had a couple of hours for the contest, I got a very
late start. It only took a few minutes to work out the band, and
things were very quiet after that. I think everyone else had given
up by the time I got on. The CW QSO was so weak, I think
we completed on ESP as much as anything else.
73, Dave NG0X
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