naqp score rumors

george fremin iii geoiii at
Mon Aug 21 08:15:04 EDT 1995

Send your NAQP scores to me.   geoiii at 

I will post the first list this afternoon.


George Fremin III
Austin, Texas C.K.U.                        
geoiii at

>From Marijan Miletic <s56a at>  Mon Aug 21 13:04:08 1995
From: Marijan Miletic <s56a at> (Marijan Miletic)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 12:04:08 UTC
Subject: Silent Beverages
Message-ID: <74630 at>

Frank, W3LPL in his excellent posting on phased Beverages shows convincingly
that we should use 80m for 3.5-4 MHz band.  I only wish he used meters for his
recommended Beverage lenghts as I always assumed they should be multiple of
wavelength.  However, 580 feet comes to about 175 meters which is littlebit 
longer than full wavelength.  What generates "cone of silence" for this exact
antenna length?  I remember visiting famous UK reception site long time ago
and they were using very long Beverages as they needed to hear "what the BY's
had to say to UA's" in their own cold war words!  The lowest HF BC band was
around 5 MHz but when you think of it, there was not much QRM from the back!
73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU.

>From jrouse at (John Rouse)  Mon Aug 21 14:30:36 1995
From: jrouse at (John Rouse) (John Rouse)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 09:30:36 -0400
Subject: European jaunt - September
Message-ID: <199508211330.JAA14410 at>

Hello all: Will be in Europe 3-15 Sept. and would very much enjoy meeting 
any DXers, contesters who might in the cities in which I will be stopping....
 I'll be in (DL) Frankfurt, Bamberg, then to (HB), Forcheim, Wannbach 
and Muggendorf...(Back to DL) Kulmbach, Bayreuth. The on to (OK), 
Plze and Prague. Then back to Frankfurt.
 Although primarily a business trip, I plan to have a good amount of time to 
indulge my real interests, hi....
 Please drop me e-mail if you might be available for a chat. I'll then send 
along the dates and hotels for these assorted stops.
 Many thanks.....

73, John KA3DBN/VP2EBN
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>From Lau, Zack,  KH6CP" <zlau at  Mon Aug 21 14:33:00 1995
From: Lau, Zack,  KH6CP" <zlau at (Lau, Zack,  KH6CP)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 09:33:00 EDT
Subject: Re-New Radios (S-Meters)
Message-ID: <30388C1A at>

>    The thing I (and Heather) would most like to see in a new (Contest)
>radio would be a precision signal strength meter. If they can have
>freqency readout to 10 hz or less, why can't they make an S-meter (or
>microvolt meter or whatever) that really means something?

Frequency happens to be one of the easiest things to measure.
The ARRL lab has quite an investment in power measuring gear--the
stuff isn't cheap.  Such a meter would be great--you could replace
all those expensive Bird slugs with a receiver and a bunch of calibrated

There a bunch of variables involved.  Usually, you use a log amplifier,
which is highly temperature sensitive unless properly compensated.
Putting all your circuitry in a temperature controlled oven would help
a great deal, if you didn't mind the warmup time.  There used to be a
problem of getting a flat frequency response out of the filters, but this
can be fixed by using lookup tables and having the computer make
the necessary adjustments....  Of course, once you have come this
far, you might as well have the equipment test itself...  I think the 
market is too cost competitive to pay for what it costs...

Maybe in another 10 years computer software/hardware technology
will be developed to the point where the computer can calculate how
the circuits will perform based on previous/present enviromental
conditions....allowing the real time calculation of correction factors....
Its certainly not here now...

The readout isn't a problem, computers can be programmed to display
any unit you want.

Zack Lau  KH6CP/1
zlau at

>From Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng)" <fhmoore at  Mon Aug 21 14:48:00 1995
From: Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng)" <fhmoore at (Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng))
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 08:48:00 CDT
Message-ID: <30388EDC at>

Call: KE4GY (+KC4ZV)
Name: Sunshine
State: AL

Band QSO  Mult
160  20   12
80   83   32
40   225  49
20   153  45
15   18   8
10   3    2
     -----     -----
     502  148

I think that this is my favorite contest even if the conditions aren't the 
greatest. Sorry for the confusion about the name. We weren't trying to make 
a statement about AL weather although that was the most obvious 
interpretation (I did think about using HOT a ways through the contest). The 
name was my dog's. We decided to use the contest to remember her since she 
died on Friday. Rest in peace Sunshine.

Frank, KE4GY
fhmoore at

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at  Mon Aug 21 15:20:03 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 07:20:03 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: New Radios
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9508210702.D12561-9100000 at>

Regarding general coverage tradeoffs...keeping an external bandpass filter
in the line (such as the DuneStar or ICE units) would certainly help keep
strong out-of-band signals from clobbering the front end.  As these can be
controlled by the radio band-output information, it would be automatic.  A
bit of a reverse solution (add gc coverage, then take it back out), but

73, Ward N0AX

>From jholly at (Jim Hollenback)  Mon Aug 21 15:48:52 1995
From: jholly at (Jim Hollenback) (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 07:48:52 -0700
Subject: MultiTasking
References: <Pine.3.89.9508191704.B962-0100000 at>
Message-ID: <9508210748.ZM2225 at>

On Aug 19,  5:25pm, howie cahn wrote:
> Subject: Re: MultiTasking
> This isn't really true! Modern O/S's (OS/2, NT, Win 95, Unix, Mac Sys 7,
> etc.) use virtual memory schemes where you can run programs much larger
> than the machine's physical RAM size and without a significant performance
> penalty. Of course, these operating systems won't run on a 640K machine,
> so, in that sense you're right. 

Please help me understand this. With virtual memory I can run programs 
much larger than the physical RAM, yet don't have a performance hit?
Pray tell, where is the code if it is not in swap space on the disk?
And if it is on disk, the access time is mesured in milliseconds, not
microseconds. Seem to me there will be a performance hit. Must be a reason
WinDog and the other operating system all want BIG physical memory.

73, Jim, WA6SDM
jholly at

>From Bob McGwier <n4hy at>  Mon Aug 21 15:52:58 1995
From: Bob McGwier <n4hy at> (Bob McGwier)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 10:52:58 -0400
Subject: DSP power
Message-ID: <199508211452.KAA14180 at>

You can implement a true and "perfect" phase type SSB transceiver if the
IF is done in DSP.  Image problems are greatly minimized.  Filters can be
"perfect" in that they can be zero phase (no frequency dependent group delay)
and filters with extremely sharp shape factors can be implemented that you
simply could not afford in analog filter components.  The dynamic range of
most modern DSP chips is more than adequate with extremely large word
sizes and huge accumulators and now with CD technology giving is very wide
dynamic range A/D and D/A chips, there is no reason not to try for this stuff.
You could implement modems for all HF modes so long as an intelligent host
interface is also provided.  All of this will only take take a forward looking
manufacturer who believes it will make money.


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