sign of things to come?

frenaye at frenaye at
Fri Aug 25 19:33:03 EDT 1995

IARU Region 1 (Europe and Africa mostly) adopted rules several years ago for 
European contests that encouraged people to avoid the lower 5-10 KHz of 
80-40-20 CW (only) I think.  This was not adopted by the IARU as a whole.  

73 Tom

PS.  Is contest QRM ever really a problem on CW for non-contesters, or is it 
90%+ an issue for SSB contests?  I know that sometimes the qrp and 
county-hunter folks feel stepped on during the biggest CW contests, and I 
suppose the digital folks that are creeping down the band are also looking 
for more qrm-free space, but it seems like "joe ham" that gets annoyed is 
mostly on 20M SSB and to a lesser extent on 75M SSB.

Maybe the solution for the tough problem on 20M SSB is to move the lower 
limit for the USA phone band down to 14110 (and 7100, and 3700) ...  There 
aren't many Novice or Tech+ operators in the 80/40 Novice bands these days... 

E-mail: frenaye at  
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093
Phone: 203-668-5444

>From wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP)  Sat Aug 26 00:38:32 1995
From: wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP) (Bill Turner  W7LZP)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 23:38:32 +0000
Subject: OmniVI
Message-ID: <199508252338.QAA08338 at>

At 07:03 AM 8/24/95 -0400, John Merrill wrote:
>Someone griped abouta lack of a auto tuner built in. But if you need
>that you need new antennas.
I have a TS-850S with the auto-tuner, and the AT gets used a lot when
driving the linear.  The input circuit is fairly broadbanded, but it isn't
50 ohms on all bands from edge to edge.  The AT makes it so.  Works like a

73, Bill  W7LZP
wrt at

>From patd at (Patrick Dayshaw)  Fri Aug 25 16:59:05 1995
From: patd at (Patrick Dayshaw) (Patrick Dayshaw)
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 16:59:05 +0100
Subject: sign of things to come?
Message-ID: <199508252359.QAA12411 at>

Tom Frenaye, K1KI wrote in part.....

>Maybe the solution for the tough problem on 20M SSB is to move the lower 
>limit for the USA phone band down to 14110 (and 7100, and 3700) ...  There 
>aren't many Novice or Tech+ operators in the 80/40 Novice bands these days... 

Not a flame Tom.... your statement is accurate but in one way sad.  There is
sometimes a spectrum usage problem. However, rather than rush to fill the
Novice bands with contesters today, maybe we should rush to fill them with
Novice/Technicians who might become constesters tomorrow.   Where are the
contesters of tomorrow going to come from anyway.  At this rate contesters
will go the way of the spark-gap.


Patrick,   WA7VNI........    patd at

>From XTFF35A at (MR CHARLES A CULLIAN)  Sat Aug 26 03:54:04 1995
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 1995 22:54:04 EDT
Subject: contest writeup; CQ
Message-ID: <013.00375749.XTFF35A at>

I hope you guys are kidding about K1AR participation in the biggest 
and best contests. He and his buddies have done more to raise our 
consciousness and the level of competition in the contests than most 
any others I can think of. Just think of life before computer logging.
 I imagine that AR had at least something to do with our modern 
conveniences. Anyway, I, for one, can hardly wait to see what is in 
store for the future from John. So, John, keep up the good work and 
don't fall for the sour grape routine.


Chuck, K0RF

>From CT1BOH at (JOSE C. C. NUNES)  Sat Aug 26 18:11:31 1995
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 95 10:11:31 PDT
Subject: The Most Boring Contest
Message-ID: <Chameleon.950826102706.CT1BOH at>

Its no doubt the most boring contest is the ARRL, at least from DX side.
Well it will be a little less soon...
Taken from the Financial Times August 22nd edition:
	"The territory, to be named Nunavut,the Inuktitut(eskimo comminities) 
word for "our land", covers 2m sq km of treeless tundra, an area bigger than 
Germany, France, Sweden ans Spain combined. Its total population, however 
will be a mere 23,000, about 85 per cent of them Inuit.
	The Inuit homeland will be carved out of the present Northern 
Territories as part of a 1993 land-claims settlement with ottawa. Under the 
agreement, the federal government will pay about C$1.1bn (US$814bn) during 14 
years to the Inuit trust fund. Canadian taxpayers will also foot the bill for 
setting up the new territoty, estimated at C$212m, plus operating expenses at 
C$77m a year after Nunavut is officialyy created on April 1, 1999".

I Guess you guys just have to pray the Quebec separatist win there will to 
part away with Canada to also get a new Multiplier as well...
ct1boh at

>From De Syam <syam at>  Sat Aug 26 13:02:55 1995
From: De Syam <syam at> (De Syam)
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 1995 08:02:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: sign of things to come?
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950826075854.376D-100000 at>

On Fri, 25 Aug 1995, Torgny Isaksson wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't IARU put out recommendations on this - 

Not IARU worldwide, just IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East).  
Most people in other IARU regions have no idea this has been done, and 
anyway, IARU Region 1 recommendations are not binding on other IARU regions.

                                           Very 73,

                                       Fred Laun, K3ZO
                                Editor, IARU Region 2 News

>From Douglas S. Zwiebel" <0006489207 at  Sat Aug 26 13:11:00 1995
From: Douglas S. Zwiebel" <0006489207 at (Douglas S. Zwiebel)
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 95 07:11 EST
Subject: CQWW internal memo [eyes only!]
Message-ID: <15950826121151/0006489207PK4EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

FROM:	Douglas S. Zwiebel  KR2Q
TO:	John Dorr K1AR
RE:	conflict of interest
Hi John...boy we really have 'em fooled, don't we.  They really think
that all those N2AA/K2GL wins (4 committee members), the N2RM wins, the
PJ1B, K1AR, K1DG, S50A, P40E (CT1BOH), and K6NA wins (just to name a few)
were 'by skill'.  I hope they never look too closely at my still existing
USA QRP record.  Boy oh boy John, you were right, they really are stupid.
And I bet that they also think the dozen or so trophies we sponsor actually
get paid for by us too!  I wonder if Donovan ever realized that he didn't
start winning until W3ZZ got there?
73's for now (shhhhhh!)
Doug KR2Q at

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