M/S Contest Operations

ehayes at VNET.IBM.COM ehayes at VNET.IBM.COM
Fri Aug 25 09:27:56 EDT 1995

Two of my friends and I are considering entering one of the
upcoming contests as a M/S entry.  Since we are total
neophytes in this type of operation, I was wondering if any
of you M/S guys would mind sharing your operating practices
during contests.  I realize these might be deep dark secrets
you hold near and dear and don't really want to share with
others, so....I would understand if there were few replies
but it never hurts to ask.


73  KC5DVT   Wayne     email...ehayes at vnet.ibm.com
Austin, Texas

>From Steve Runyon WQ5G  512-838-7008 <steve at austin.ibm.com>  Fri Aug 25 15:36:11 1995
From: Steve Runyon WQ5G  512-838-7008 <steve at austin.ibm.com> (Steve Runyon WQ5G 512-838-7008)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 95 08:36:11 -0600
Subject: Need Info on SEM QRM Eliminator
Message-ID: <9508251336.AA28032 at runyon.austin.ibm.com>

Fred, K3ZO, has mentioned having a SEM QRM Eliminator, which is placed 
in the ant line ahead of the rx rather than between the rig and speaker.
He told me that it is made by a British co on the Isle of Man.

Does anyone know if there is a US supplier, or how to get in touch
with the mfg? Please reply direct... Tnx de Steve  

>From lvn at fox.cen.com (Larry Novak)  Fri Aug 25 14:45:15 1995
From: lvn at fox.cen.com (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 95 9:45:15 EDT
Subject: What is your main radio?
Message-ID: <9508251345.AA02828 at cen.com>

After some of the recent discussions on the reflector comparing various
radios, I was curious about what people are actually using as their
primary contest radio. Please send me a one-liner with just your call
and type of radio. I'll summarize and post. I'm not looking for comments
about why you like it or don't like it, just what you use.

Larry, K3TLX


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>From David Robbins KY1H <robbins at guid2.dnet.lmco.com>  Fri Aug 25 15:31:02 1995
From: David Robbins KY1H <robbins at guid2.dnet.lmco.com> (David Robbins KY1H)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 95 10:31:02 EDT
Subject: sign of things to come?
Message-ID: <199508251426.KAA21807 at franklin.vf.mmc.com>

from toec rules:
>Keep the following frequencies free from contest traffic: CW 3500-3510,
>7000-7010, 14000-14010,
>21000-21010, 28000-28010 SSB 3600-3650, 3790-3800, 7040-7045, 14100-14125,
>21100-21175, 28200-28300

i expect this is the type of restrictions we will be seeing on all 
contests in the future.  maybe we should get programmable band limits
added to future contest radios so we don't forget where we can and
can't operate.  of course the question still is... what happens if you
use one of the 'banned' frequencies?  and how do you get the word to
the casual operator who hears a contest in progress, figures out the
exchange, and plunks down in one of the 'banned' segments to call cq
for a while?

73, Dave KY1H  Robbins at guid2.dnet.lmco.com

>From robert <w5robert at blkbox.COM>  Fri Aug 25 15:57:02 1995
From: robert <w5robert at blkbox.COM> (robert)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 09:57:02 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Contest writeup... Grow up already!
Message-ID: <9508250957.aa29771 at blkbox.COM>

I'm not sure how you read in the word CHEAT?
and drop me a note directly if you desire further light and knowledge...

73 Robert  WB5CRG  w5robert at blkbox.com   

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