contest writeup; no play rule

K8DO at K8DO at
Fri Aug 25 14:33:59 EDT 1995

Hmmm.. Getting a bit paranoid here..... <I didn't know Ross's dog could do
If I organize and score a contest, does that mean I will beat K1AR, K1DG,
 et. al. ?    
Yeah, right...... and I have a bridge you need to buy... Goes to an island,
great income potential, etc. , etc.

Denny  (who is not paranoid about the people who spend their nights and
weekends scoring other peoples logs....)

>From torgny.isaksson at (Torgny Isaksson)  Fri Aug 25 18:50:05 1995
From: torgny.isaksson at (Torgny Isaksson) (Torgny Isaksson)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 19:50:05 +0200
Subject: sign of things to come?
Message-ID: <199508251750.TAA24265 at>

>Instead of putting up ineffective barriers, TOEC should be EDUCATING
>non-contesters (and contesters, too, for that matter) about being
>flexible, making use of WARC frequencies, having backup frequencies for
>schedules, looking at the published activity calendars, etc.  From what I
>hear on the air, there is plenty of space, it's just the will to find it
>and use it that's lacking.
>73, Ward N0AX

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't IARU put out recommendations on this - 
stating just the same thing some contests applies: the contest-free segments?
Almost 99% sure I've read it somewhere. So, TOEC is NOT putting up barriers, 
they're just following IARU-recommendations, be they effective or not. 

/Torgny - SM0TXT

>From Jeffrey Clarke <jdclarke at>  Fri Aug 25 18:55:47 1995
From: Jeffrey Clarke <jdclarke at> (Jeffrey Clarke)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 13:55:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: M/S Contest Operations
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9508251344.A1498-b100000 at acme>

On Fri, 25 Aug 1995 ehayes at VNET.IBM.COM wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> 73  KC5DVT   Wayne     email...ehayes at
> Austin, Texas

     Hey Wayne,
                Welcome to the contest reflector. Probably the best 
strategy to use when you are doing a multi-single is to have 2 stations, 
one that runs people and the other that hunts for multipliers on the other 
bands. If you have more than 2 operating positions (and the operators) the 
more multipler stations the better!!  If you have a DX packet node in your 
area that can also help a great deal too in finding those multiplers.
GL and above all HAVE FUN !!! that's what contesting is all about.

                                 Jeff KU8E

 *      Jeffrey D. Clarke   jdclarke at       *

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Fri Aug 25 19:17:24 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 11:17:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Email Nondelivery Notice -- FAILED MESSAGE (fwd)
Message-ID: <809374644.831395.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> Subject: Email Nondelivery Notice -- FAILED MESSAGE 
> I got this notice of a bad address back from the reflector. 
> You might want to make an administrative note of it.
> [robot-generated "unable to deliver" message attached]

This is a snippet of a message someone sent me today.  I appreciate
the intention, but generally speaking I'm not interested in having
folks forward these things to me.  These messages should automatically
come back to CQ-Contest-Relay at TGV.COM, but some machines send them
back to the message originator instead, which is a bummer.

FYI, for any given message sent to CQ-Contest, I get 5-50 of these
robot-generated messages, so they are nothing special.

And now back to our regularly scheduled program...

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

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