CQ WW, The Internet and Packet?

K2WK at aol.com K2WK at aol.com
Wed Aug 30 21:28:24 EDT 1995

In a message dated 95-08-29 18:43:57 EDT, Disck, K3MQH writes:

>        Re: Internet and CQWW. I was asking the same thing.  
>       We wanted to use Internet-->Telenet Dx Cluster for spots this 
>       year at V26B.   According to members of the CQWW contest 
>       committee the answer  is NO! 

Yea, but what about the NYC-LONDON link, LONNY, which has packet
gateways on each end, with a commercial satellite in between? 
Is it illegal to use this systems during CQWW? What say the CQWW

>From Takao KUMAGAI <je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp>  Thu Aug 31 01:42:31 1995
From: Takao KUMAGAI <je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp> (Takao KUMAGAI)
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 1995 09:42:31 +0900
Subject: RUFZ score(Aug/31/95)
Message-ID: <199508310042.JAA08614 at dumpty.nal.go.jp>

I got an Internet email from Mat DL4MM who is the author of 
the RUFZ program. He has not so good connectivity into the 
Internet at present but we will be able to exchange the score.

Here is the current score which I maintain.

=== RUFZ Score Listing === (last revised 8/31/95)

   47532    W2UP  48 446  8.001300
   45991    N8RR 284 446  7.818200
   39037   DF4PA   8 390  7.655900
   36807  KC5NWX   7 367  7.779200 	(=KR0Y)
   35150   RA9AA   6 416  6.988400
   34299  DL8WAA     397
   32070    K1AR  20 367  5.647600
   31943  SM0TXT     347  7.171500 
   31710  DL3DZZ  19 367  7.180100
   31688    K1DG  24 367  5.530400
   31101  JE1JKL  20 347
   29778    K3WW  24 347  5.567600
   28859  JH0KHR   1 347  6.360500
   27596   KE2PF  44 328  5.580000
   24977    K5ZD  33 312
   24785  SM3OJR  13 328  6.021400
   24267  JH0NZN  27 312  5.771800
   23915    N3RS  23 312  4.683600
   22049    KU4J  42 297  4.327600
   21948    KR2Q  32 284  4.236900
   21908   T94EU   5 297  4.751600
   21281   KJ4VH  23 284  4.658000
   21133  JA0FVU  22 284  5.068200
   21116    ND3F   ? 297
   20744  JE1SPY  15 312
   20571    AD1C   4 297  3.900300
   19076    K1IU  15 271  3.818100
   13378  RA9AEW  10 240  3.693900
   12562   UA9AR   2 250  3.334200
   10426  RA9ATU  27 201  3.029600
    8092  RA9ATW   1 250  2.983400
    6568  RA9ANR   6 201  2.379800

How to get RUFZ program

	mail:info-contest at dumpty.nal.go.jp
	#get rufzpack.uue
in the body of the message.

	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
	TEL:81-30-066-6408, FAX:81-423-93-4449
	Internet: je1cka at nal.go.jp

>From km9p at is.net (Bill Fisher)  Thu Aug 31 02:35:56 1995
From: km9p at is.net (Bill Fisher) (Bill Fisher)
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 21:35:56 -0400
Subject: Dear Ten Tec (Omni-6 review)
Message-ID: <199508310135.VAA02426 at mail1.is.net>

Dear Ten Tec,

I recently purchased an Omni-6.  I am a very active contester and CW
enthusiast - FOC.  

The Omni-6 is an excellent cw rag-chewers radio.  I find the receiver and
QSK to be the best I have ever used, though I have not used it in a contest
yet.  I can see why so many of my cw friends are using this radio.

As a serious contest radio it falls a bit short.  I don't believe you need
to have 50 knobs on the front of the radio for it to be a serious contest
radio.  The receiver is by far the most important feature.  The Omni-6 has
an excellent receiver as your ad's state.  However, there are a few minor
points that keep this rig from being mainstream with the contest crowd.
Most of which can be changed or added for little or no cost to Ten Tec
(ahhh... still make a profit).  

1. No CW/Monitor level control on the front panel.  This should be a knob
that disappears in the radio when you don't need to use it.  (See Icom 765).
2. No VOX delay control on the front panel.  Same disappearing knob here.
3. The microprocessor should not die when the radio is transmitting.  As a
guy that uses 2 radios during an entire contest weekend, I don't want to
think about whether my rig is transmitting or not when I hit the RIT Clear
4. The RIT should clear faster when pushed and held.
5. The RIT adjust tunes to quickly.
6. I personally find no need for a sub-receiver, but I'm sure a DXer would
find this feature a must.  This feature, I'm sure, would bring the cost of
the radio up.  At $2395.00, the rig hits a nice price point based on
competitive radios.

That's a pretty short list!  I would also like to suggest that your
designers not worry about making this radio too big.  Nobody is going to use
this rig in their car.  Everyone I know likes big knobs.  When you have been
awake for 36 hours, even the VFO knob seems small.  

I would also suggest that you enlist a panel of active, knowledgable
contesters to beta test or to give input on your next design.  I would make
sure these guys were not only excellent contesters, but also successfull
business owners.  It's one thing to make a great radio, it's another to make
a great radio and make money doing it!  It's obvious that you have been
getting feedback from the CW crowd...  You should also do this with the
contest crowd.  W6QHS and K1EA would be my first two choices.

In summary, I would say you have an excellent product in the Omni-6.  I will
be keeping mine.  Mainly because it is so nice for chewing the rag on CW.  I
will probably use it for my multiplier radio in the contests.  You are very
close to having a product that will sell like hot-cakes.


Bill Fisher, KM9P


>From De Syam <syam at Glue.umd.edu>  Thu Aug 31 04:27:38 1995
From: De Syam <syam at Glue.umd.edu> (De Syam)
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 23:27:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: K0SF TOWER CUP: Need Data on Bird Strike
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950830231559.16434E-100000 at espresso.eng.umd.edu>

I am not aware of any birds having been killed or injured in collisions 
with my three towers (by contrast, when we first put in a new kitchen 
window it was so clean at first that several birds mistook it for open 
space and met their demise crashing into it at full speed.  Now that the 
kitchen window is as dirty as the others it has ceased to become a death 
trap for passing birds.  Tell the city council to advise all citizens to 
keep the windows in their houses dirty.) 

On the other hand, beginning about this time of year and lasting
for another two months or so, big flocks of blackbirds form up and head 
south over my QTH.  After flying for several hours or so, they appear to 
find my 40 and 80 meter Yagis irresistable as resting places.  Visitors 
are advised not to stand or sit below these antennas for longer than a 
few seconds!

By the way, in addition to being top-notch contesters, both K3EST and 
N6AA are professional-level birdwatchers.  You might elicit opinions from 
them on the proclivities of birds to strike towers.

                                            Very 73,

                                          Fred Laun, K3ZO

>From Charles Epps <epps at netcom.com>  Thu Aug 31 07:29:08 1995
From: Charles Epps <epps at netcom.com> (Charles Epps)
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 1995 23:29:08 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: WRTC Press Release #2
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9508302324.A23208-0100000 at netcom8>


Redwood City, CA  							 
August 30, 1995

	The Northern California Contest Club (NCCC) announced today the 
selection of judges for the World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC-96) 
competition which will be held in the San Francisco Bay area the weekend 
of July 13 and 14, 1996.  "We are honored that such a well known and 
distinguished group of contesters have agreed to be our judges," said Bob 
Cox, K3EST, the NCCC's liaison with the WRTC-96 Judging Committee.  "Many 
of these individuals are themselves contest legends.  Their very presence 
will lend enormously to the stature of WRTC-96 and will ensure that each 
of the teams will be competing under the watchful eyes of knowledgeable, 
impartial officials."  
	Lew Gordon, K4VX, will head WRTC-96's Judging Committee as Chief 
Judge.  Assisting Lew as Judges will be Roger Western, G3SXW; "Bear" 
Kumagai, JA7RHJ; Fred Laun, K3ZO; Dick Frey, K4XU; Tom Taormina, K5RC; 
Glenn Rattmann, K6NA; Gene Walsh, N2AA; Dick Norton, N6AA; Phil Goetz, 
N6ZZ; Ville Hiilesmaa, OH2MM; Tine Brajnik, S50A; John Brosnahan, W0UN; 
and Rush Drake, W7RM.   
	The WRTC, first held in Seattle, WA in 1990, pits two-person 
teams comprised of some of the world's top operators in a head to head 
competition.  To emphasize operator ability, each team runs the same 
amount of power and operates from stations having similar antenna systems 
and located in the same geographical area.
	For additional information about WRTC-96, contact Rusty Epps, 
W6OAT at 651 Handley Trail, Redwood City, CA 94062, USA or via e-mail at 
epps at NetCom.Com.

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