WX9E at WX9E at
Mon Aug 21 12:56:17 EDT 1995

Please folks, 

Can we stop sending the attached files to the reflectors?

>From RUSSELL S. RINN" <miltex at  Mon Aug 21 18:41:36 1995
From: RUSSELL S. RINN" <miltex at (RUSSELL S. RINN)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 12:41:36 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <199508211741.MAA25679 at>

                              NA QSO SUMMARY SHEET

 Callsign Used : N3BB  Operator : AA5RB  Category : Single Operator
   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   

  160SSB      17          17         17       7 
   80SSB     107         107        107      35 
   40SSB     180         180        180      50 
   20SSB     402         402        402      57 
   15SSB      31          31         31      18 
   10SSB       8           8          8       3 

 Totals      745         745        745     170 

    Final Score = 126650 points.

This was my first time operating an NAQP as well as my first try using 2
radios.  Both had some rough spots with the roughest being my offtime
strategy.  I should have reserved some time for the last hour or so of the
contest.  I also wish i would have worked the brief early opening on
10m-however the 100+ first hour on 20m was too strong a lure. 

The 2 radio part actually went well technically, with the only rough spot
being my failure to alt-r for the log when I flipped the switch on the box
for radio #2.  Lots of trips to the log window for some editing.  (First 
try w/TR software-maybe there's a better way?) 

Thanks to Jim, N3BB, for the use of his staion (and name!) and to George, 
WB5VZL for the use of his switch box.

miltex at

>From k8mr at (Jim Stahl)  Mon Aug 21 18:04:09 1995
From: k8mr at (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 13:04:09 EDT
Subject: New Radios
Message-ID: <m0170c2w165w at>

One of the simplest things missing from modern radios is a line
level audio input.  Such a second audio input would allow audio
from voice keyers, computers, etc. to go in at a level (0 to +8
dbm, i.e. a volt or two), that would eliminate virtually all the
problems with hum, rf feedback, etc., that crop up when using a
microphone level (-50dbm/several millivolts) input.
I think some old rigs had such an input: back then it was called
a phone patch input.
Jim   K8MR

Jim Stahl
InterNet: k8mr at
Basic Amateur Radio Frequency, BARF-80 +1 216/237-8208
"Totally devoted to Amateur Radio" - 24 Hrs a day 8/N/1 14.4k-300 baud

>From Marijan Miletic <s56a at>  Mon Aug 21 18:23:50 1995
From: Marijan Miletic <s56a at> (Marijan Miletic)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 17:23:50 UTC
Subject: S meters
Message-ID: <74752 at>

The only problem with HF S meters is the range of > 120 dB from under 0.1 uV to
over 1 V antenna input signals.  VHF mobile radio people have excellent IC's
for about 60 dB signal strength measurements as they use reasonable power!
Some of these cheap S meters have appeared in ham magazines lately.
73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU.
P.S. Who needs S meter in contest when everybody is 59 - right?

>From Steve Runyon WQ5G  512-838-7008 <steve at>  Mon Aug 21 19:48:50 1995
From: Steve Runyon WQ5G  512-838-7008 <steve at> (Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008)
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 12:48:50 -0600
Subject: NAQP Results
Message-ID: <9508211748.AA22219 at>

Well, this was my first NAQP (actually my first CONTEST other than
a few hours here and there in WPX, etc). Had lots of fun, and think
I learned some things for next time.

10 and 15m were pretty quiet here too, altho I worked CX6BZ in
Montevideo, Uruguay on 10m - he was a good S7 here. Had a good opening 
to SC, GA, NC, and AL for a bit at that time, but that was about it. 
15m was even more empty.... 20m and 40m were very nice though.

I was a member of the Big Blue team, so the team score will be 
turned in later. However, my stats were:
332 QSOs and 119 mults

band     Qs     mults
10       16      6
15       11      8
20      140     44
40      115     40
80       47     20
160       3      1
in a little over 9 hours operating time
Ten Tec Omni V at 100W with a Mosley Pro67B at 55 ft (yeah, on 160 too!)
        inverted vee on 80m
"Steve 'n paper" logging system
QTH near Austin, TX
Hmmmm.... guess I gotta type all of these in now... hmmmm mumble grumble...

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