SS SSB score

Randy Powell ad274 at
Fri Dec 1 07:47:32 EST 1995

Okay, I'm hooked.  My first Sweepstakes.     
           ARRL SWEEPSTAKES -- 1995     
    Call: NZ6N       Section:  LAX      
    Mode: SSB       Category: Single Unlimited     
    Exchange: NR   A NZ6N 66 LAX
      BAND     QSO    QSO PTS   SECTIONS     
      160        0        0        -     
       80        1        2        -     
       40      117      234        -     
       20       95      190        -     
       15       57      114        -     
       10        0        0        -     
     Totals    270      540       77     
               Score:  41,580     
Power Out: 120 watts   Hours of operation: 12.3     
Equipment:  TS-930s, KT34A, 40m inverted-Vee, CT V9.23      
This is to certify that in this contest I have operated my transmitter    
within the limitations of my license and have observed fully the rules    
and regulations of the contest.     
Randy Powell  NZ6N     
Thank you, WA6GDS, for raving about this contest -- y'all put on a  
very satisfying event.  Was able to get on for 3 hours in SS CW &  
12+ hours in SS SSB and my enjoyment increased with each ten  
sections worked.  This is a major amount of time on the air for    
me considering my shack is basically in my living room next to my  
5- and 10-yr old's computer & next door to our bedroom.  Talk  
about getting along with the YF!  Since my ant farm at this point  
consists of a tribander at 50' and I learned from SS CW that you  
can't do it without 40m, and working 40m by loading up a KT34A is  
rather inelegant to say nothing of the miniscule ERP, I pointed  
the yagi at 30 degrees and sling-shot a line over the boom and  
pulled up a 40m inverted-Vee so my neighbor could discover new RFI  
in her bullet-proof alarm system since the Vee was so close to her  
house.  Wait 'til I work up the gumption to switch on the 1.5KW.   
It did get me on 40m where I made the most contacts.  Next year  
the shack & garage will be built (we have been "waived" ahead by  
the state Coastal Commission, building "code" is not even remotely  
fun to learn) and I'll put a trapped half-sloper back up or an  
HFV-2 up on top of it for some better results.  If anyone out  
there has a manual for the HFV-2 who wouldn't mind faxing it to  
me, please let me know by email to ad274 at (LAFN not 1AFN).   
I'm collecting radial schemes.     
SS is pure fun.  After my portable Mendocino County CQWW CW effort  
this past weekend, SS sounded friendlier (and more copiable) to  
this rookie contester.  And getting a sweep in my first attempt  
goes down like a piece of homemade pecan pie.  I had great fun  
running and S&P-ing, and learning which sections I need to nail  
down on 40m by Saturday night so they won't be impossible on  
Sunday.  Made several successful calls for needed sections (WVA,  
BC??) just a few kcs up from where they had S&P-ed last.  I  
started getting excited Sunday afternoon when I nailed  ID & DE to  
attain 70 sections and realized I had a shot at a rookie sweep.   
High point was when the 75th(MS) & 76th(SC) sections needed called  
me on my run freq. saying they'd "heard" I needed 'em.  I tell ya,  
kvetching works!  77th section needed was SDG just south of here  
180 miles so down I went to 75m, loaded up my 40m inverted-Vee and  
broke in on a rag-chewer in SDG section for the sweep.  My son,  
KE6MAF, while playing Sim-Tower -next to me!- kept asking, "How    
many left?  Are they tough ones?"  It was fun to share the  
excitement with him.     
Randy  NZ6N    
ad274 at

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Fri Dec  1 16:07:39 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:07:39 -0800 (PST)
Subject: UNconfirmed calls
Message-ID: <817834059.891672.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> >   DL2HBX: DL2HBX
> >   XX1XXX: DL2?  5NN00
> > 
> Simple - in line four above, send only your call, no exchange.  If he 
> wants to complete the contact, he will send your call and await your 
> exchange.  

Yep, this is what the JA's seem to mostly do and it works well.  

And regarding the "DX not signing their call" thread, I think the
person who said "dupe them if they don't send their call after a few
QSOs" is right.  But here is an important hint:  when you ask for the
DX's call, please say "CALL? 5nn05" or "5nn05CALL?".  Do _not_ say
"5nn05   CALL?"  because the instant the DX hears "5nn05 <pause>" he 
is going to transmit his call (or TU) and you will be "doubling" with
him, and you can't copy his call if you are transmitting.  And if the
DX was tranmitting his call while you were doubling with him, he will
be particularly unsympathetic when you come back and send "CALL?" on
top of his next three QSOs.

And as a person who is fairly proficient at CW, I am always astounded
by this type of thing which happens four or five times on Sunday:

me			the pack	a lid
--			--------	-----
G4BUO 5nn10
SM3EVR 5nn10
F6BEE 5nn10

Who is this guy sending "CALL?"  What does he want from me?  I'm
sending my call after every QSO.

Hint #2: on Sunday afternoon when you hear someone with few or no
takers at 36 WPM and you are having trouble getting the call, one
thing you can do is send "PSE QRS".  If I have no takers, I will slow
down to about 28 WPM for a minute or so, or until I get you into my

I don't mean to sound harsh, but long term soultion for folks having
trouble copying callsigns is for them to improve their CW and
contesting skills, rather than to ask everyone else to slow down all
weekend.  Our group would not have managed to get 7750 QSOs into the
log (before dupes) if we had to tranmit at "least common denominator"

My vote for best attitude goes to Martin Luther, VK5GN, who after
being the SSB contesting beacon of Australia for the last 20 years
has decided to take up CW contesting.  His regular updates on this
mailing list as to his progress should be an inspiration to us all
(they are to me) to improve our own skills.

--Trey, WN4KKN/6 (aka HC8N)

>From snace at (Steve Nace)  Fri Dec  1 17:06:30 1995
From: snace at (Steve Nace) (Steve Nace)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 10:06:30 -0700
Subject: OO reports, who else??
Message-ID: <v01510105ace4e62253a4@[]>

My station owner got an OO report due to my supposed lidness.
My Icom 765 readout said 14.000.8.  My new wallpaper said I was
at 13.998.8.

Did anyone else get a report?

Please reply direct, NOT on the reflector. Summary if interest exists.

73 de Hose  KN5H

>From Pete Smith <n4zr at>  Fri Dec  1 17:07:02 1995
From: Pete Smith <n4zr at> (Pete Smith)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 09:07:02 -0800
Subject: Vanity 610V now available
Message-ID: <199512011707.JAA04844 at>

At 09:27 AM 12/1/95 CST, Kris I. Mraz wrote:
>Form 610V (for vanity callsigns) is now available. Our corporate atty
>in Washington has been watching for it for several of us back home.
>He faxed us one yesterday (Thursday).
>Now we just have to wait to be able to use it :-(
>Kris AA5UO
>mraz at
Our ARRL Director informed the local PacketCluster last night that ARRL has
received a master from which they can reproduce forms to satisfy the
requests they have.  According to his message, they did not receive another
form, the instructions for use of the 610-V.  Wonder if that's because the
latter form will have the dates for the various gates.


Pete N4ZR (n4zr at

>From mraz at (Kris I. Mraz)  Fri Dec  1 17:19:52 1995
From: mraz at (Kris I. Mraz) (Kris I. Mraz)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 95 11:19:52 CST
Subject: Vanity 610V now available
Message-ID: <9512011719.AA00814 at>

Pete N4ZR said:

 According to his message, they did not receive another
> form, the instructions for use of the 610-V.  Wonder if that's because the
> latter form will have the dates for the various gates.

The form 610-V refers you to form 1070-V for fees and where to file. If
you don't have this form they say to call the FCC's Consumer Assistance
Branch at 800-322-1117 (or 717-337-1212).

Note. 610-V instructions don't give any instructions referring to the
fact that an applicant for a deceased relative's callsign must hold a
license level commensurate with the requested callsign.

Kris AA5UO
mraz at

>From Jan & Del Seay <seay at>  Fri Dec  1 17:45:39 1995
From: Jan & Del Seay <seay at> (Jan & Del Seay)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:45:39 -0900
Subject: Rules and Regs
Message-ID: <9512011745.AA24281 at>

Having only been on the reflector a short time, I would like
to make a unrequested observation. We have several different
worlds that we may live in at our own discretion.

There is the strictly legal world, the interpreted legal world
and the world of good common courtesy and horse sense.

True, the R&Rs state that every communication must be identified
at the end. Then there are those who interpret a communication as
not including every new call. (Don't know how they interpret it
that way, but okay)

The last world is where you send your call and the call of the
other station for every qso. So it takes 50 milliseconds longer,
it won't slow your Q-Rate signifigantly as the "ur cl" guys
adding to the pile will certainly slow you down.

The procedure of not IDing each call is a fairly new phenomenon,
I believe started by the "Non-Rare" guy who figured out that they
could garnish a pile when no one knew who they were. (WFWL) This
seemed to gain popularity among the contesters for a different
reason, ie Q-Rate. Take a look at the high scorers in this years
CQWW and you'll note that two of the highest Multi-Multis (TY5A and
VP5FOC) are of the ID every call gang, and the conclusion must be
drawn that this is a successful procedure.

So much for my two-cents worth. Have fun.

-Del, KL7HF-

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Fri Dec  1 17:48:59 1995
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 1995 07:48:59 -1000
Subject: KL7 in New Jersey
Message-ID: <199512011748.HAA12424 at>

>Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 06:37:52 -0900
>X-Sender: seay at (Unverified)
>To: jreid at (Jim Reid)
>From: Jan & Del Seay <seay at>
>Subject: Re: Vanity calls and my Error!

The subject is dear to my heart! Lots of these guys get their "DX"
call, then pull up stakes. I wish the Commission would go back to
requiring call sign to reflect the call area.
One of the ones that really frosts us up here is in the Honor Roll
list. This guy came to Alaska several years ago, got a license, moved
to W2 land, and proceedes to work dx. And he even has the gall to
use the KL7 Bureau! So poor John has to send his mail to NJ.
It really delutes the calls for us, and sure it is the same with
73  and see ya'  -Del, KL7HF-
73 and Aloha,
Jim Reid, AH6NB (Happily retired on the Island of Kauai)
Hawaii,  USA     Email: jreid at

>From patd at (Patrick Dayshaw)  Fri Dec  1 17:59:41 1995
From: patd at (Patrick Dayshaw) (Patrick Dayshaw)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 1995 17:59:41 +0000
Subject: UNconfirmed calls
Message-ID: <199512011759.JAA14325 at>

>Miscopying calls should not be taken lightly. YOU WILL LOSE CREDIT FOR 
>One question arises - is this policy fair? Let's suppose the following 
>W2UP: DL2XXX 59905
>DX:   TU 59914
>In this exchange DL2XXX never sent my call, so I don't know if he got it 
>right or not. If he didn't, the contact's removed from the log. Sound 
>fair? Not to me. Suggestions?
>73 Barry - W2UP

Well, although I'm sure this doesn't make many of the "high rate" types
happy, and yes, recognizing that it's NOT required under U.S.
law/regulations, if I have ANY DOUBT about your call I use my "Insert" key
to send your call and my exchange.  I'm sometimes rewarded (yes, I'm sure it
could only be a reflection of my low skill), with a call correction from the
station I'm working.  Since I'm almost always in the S&P mode this works for
me.  Slows your rate I suppose, but then you don't lose a Q if I blew it.
I'm in the score category where chances are nobody bothers checking my log
anyway, or at least I've never seen a score reduction so I expect it may
benefit you more than me.  I guess the question for you then is - Does your
statistical analysis reveal that the total points you lose to bad calls vs
the extra time it takes for me to confirm your call with my exchange make it
worth it?  In the 4U1VIC example that may have been the case, as two mults
is indeed a heavy penalty for you or me.

As to the fairness, yes I think it is fair.  A valid QSO requires a valid
exchange in BOTH directions.  BOTH operators have responsibilities to ensure
that a valid exchange takes place.  Sometimes that requires a high speed op
to QRS or ask for a confirmation, thus slowing the rate.  After all a high
rate of busted calls only gets you in the Disqualified Box.

Yes, I see all the skill based insults that fly around here, but the bottom
line is the "big kids" need the "little kids" for points, so they just have
to adjust to the fact that the game includes some of us "low-skilled types"
rather than just the "always faultless pro's".  It's not like a foot race
where it's just the runner and the track.  Each QSO is in fact, a team
effort that includes two contestants who may be competing against one
another on one level, but for that single QSO they are both on the same team
and have the same goal, a VALID exchange.

Confirming your call is what I do.  Probably irritates a few, but based on
the opinions expressed here, I suspect there is just no way to avoid that


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

>From Larry Tyree <tree at>  Fri Dec  1 18:03:34 1995
From: Larry Tyree <tree at> (Larry Tyree)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 10:03:34 -0800
Subject: SprINT contest
Message-ID: <199512011803.KAA25100 at>


Contest period: 02:00:00Z to 04:00:00Z on Thursday December 28th UTC.  This
       is Wednesday evening in the USA.

Bands: 80 and 40 meters only (this is a real radio contest, no internet).
       Suggested frequencies are 3530-3550 and 7030-7050. 

Max power output: 150 watts at transmitter output connector.

Exchange: Consecutive QSO number (starting with one), name and state
          or province or DXCC country (if outside W/VE).  The name for
          the first QSO is your name.  For every QSO afterwards, the name
          you send is the name you received in the previous QSO.

Call: CQ INT

The standard sprint QSY rule must be followed.  This means that if you
solict a QSO (ie: with CQ or QRZ), after completing the QSO, you must
QSY at least 1 kHz before calling another station, or 5 kHz before
solicting another QSO.

Both callsigns must be sent during the exchange.  Only one signal at a
time please and all QSOs are to take place on CW.  All information
submitted must have been decoded during the contest.  The use of post
contest detection or verification techniques or systems is not allowed.
Also, do not make round robin type QSOs.  It will be very easy to spot
these with the names floating around.  A round robin QSO is one where
you should QSY, but instead hang around to work the station who is
QSOing the station you gave the frequency to.

You may work the same station multiple times provided they are separated
by at least 3 other QSOs in both logs (regardless of band).  For example,
if WN4KKN works N6TR, KKN must work at least 3 other stations before he
can work TR again.  TR must also work 3 stations before working KKN 
again.  Changing bands does not eliminate the three QSO requirement.  
The three QSOs must not be dupes themselves.

You must not work the same station or stations using any kind of schedule
or system.  It is the intent of the dupe rule to make sure we don't run out
of stations to work.  It is NOT the intent of this rule for you to change how
you would operate the contest if dupes were not allowed.  If, in the log
checkers opinion, you have not lived up to the intent of this rule, your
log will be disqualified!!

Total score is the number of contacts you make.  Any QSO found to be
defective in anyway will be removed from both logs (yes, if someone
miscopies your exchange, you won't get credit for the QSO, so QRS a

Please refrain from using vulgar or inappropriate names.  If you receive
one of these names, feel free to either edit it or replace it with your
starting name.  Make sure to make a note in your log so we know what you did.
Injecting the contest with an inappropriate name (in the log checker's
opinion) will result in a 1000 point penalty per occurrence.  Examples of
inappropriate names may be found on MTV and generally start with the
letter "B".

Additional penalties will be assessed to people who work a significant number
of QSOs, but don't turn a log in.  They will be given minus one point
for each QSO that we can verify actually occurred.

Logs must be sent in ASCII format via internet to n6tr at within
72 hours of the end of the contest.  Figuring out how to send in your
log on the internet is PART OF THE CONTEST.  If you need help, we will
try to assist the best we can.  

Logs must show the band, time, station worked, number sent, number received,
name received and QTH received for each QSO.  Also, please tell me the
name you start the contest with.  We will assume the name you send is the
name received on your previous QSO, so you don't have to show that.

Results will be publised on CQ-CONTEST within 2 weeks of the contest.  Logs
are checked using the K2MM LogZap software system.  All checked logs will 
be made available by FTP except for those requested by the submitter to
be kept private.  Decisions of the judging committe are final and arbitrary.  

Good luck, tell a friend and HAVE FUN!!

Tree N6TR
tree at

>From floydjr at (jim floyd)  Fri Dec  1 17:56:21 1995
From: floydjr at (jim floyd) (jim floyd)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 1995 13:56:21 -0400
Subject: ARRL SS SSB Scores 95 V
Message-ID: <199512011805.NAA02546 at>


Compiled by

CALL              OP/SECT    SCORE    QS0'S     SECTS    HRS


WB0GAZ               CO    104,636     707        74     24
KF9PL                       76,350     509        75
KB2R   (AT K1VR)    EMA     70,984     467        76     24      
AA0OB                MN     66,900     446        75     19
N5NMY                       52,052     338        77
W1AW                 CT     47,880     342        70
VE6SH                       25,060     179        70      8
WA1GUV               VT     16,032      67        48     12
KH6CP/1              CT      9,216     128        36     11

Single/OP/Low Power/A

NA5S                       252,560    1640        77
VE4GV                MB    248,864    1616        77     22
KP2/KE2VB            VI    243,504    1602        76     23
W2CRS                CO    224,378    1457        77     24
NM5M                       222,530    1445        77
K7FR                EWA    210,056    1364        77     23
N0AT                 MN    205,898    1337        77     24
WX0B                NTX    202,972    1318        77     17 
W7ZRC                      202,202    1313        77     23
NA5Q                NTX    178,948    1162        77   
KB5WWA                     176,176    1144        77
N5NM                       171,248    1112        77     17
WA1S                       169,400    1100        77     22
AA4RX                      169,400    1100        77
W9UP   (OP N0BSH)    WI    168,784    1096        77     24
KC6X                LAX    163,086    1059        77     24
WA4ZXA               NC    159,544    1036        77     21.5
KJ6HO               LAX    159,544    1036        77     24
K8BL                 OH    155,848    1012        77     22
KB3AFT                     146,520     990        74     24
KN6DV               LAX    146,300     950        77     22
K7MM                EWA    142,604     926        77     22
N7LOX                      140,910     915        77
AC1O/4              SFL    140,140     910        77     20
K3MQH                      128,436     834        77
N3ADL                      119,000     777        77     17
KM9P   (OP AA4LR)    GA    117,344     772        76     24
KE5FI                      116,732     758        77     20
KG4W                       108,262     703        77     17.7
WA6KUI               TN    107,646     699        77     24
WA7BNM              LAX    106,400     700        76     17
N3IXR               WPA    101,332     658        77     23
N1PBT                VT     87,750     585        75     23.1
AE2T                WNY     87,150     581        75
NN5T                        83,006     539        77     16
KI4DC                       79,310     515        77     12
KG8PE                MI     77,616     504        77     20
W6RGG                EB     77,000     500        77     16
WA7LNW               AZ     74,536     484        77     17
AE6Y                        71,148     463        77     10
K0FRP                       63,910     415        77
K8JLF               EMA     61,256     403        76     12
K9JF                WWA     61,000     396        77      8
NJ1V                STX     50,050     325        77     13.8
WA8LLY/6             SF     42,966     279        77
KJ4VH                KY     42,966     279        77      5
AD4VH                       40,404     273        74
N3BDA               EMA     40,032     278        72     16
AA7TF                ID     38,624     284        68     13
KD4HXT/7             AZ     34,408     253        68     17
K8AKS                       33,004     223        74     12.7
VE8EV               NWT     31,098     219        71     16
KF4BTS   (OP KM9P)          30,150     225        67
KK7A                 ID     28,670     235        61      3
AC5CT                       25,728     192        67
NT2V                SNJ     21,522     211        51      7
N5MTS               NTX     19,154     157        61     17
VE6DBH               AB     16,758     147        57      8
WB4VIM               NC     17,346     147        59     12
KD0AV                IL     17,818     151        59      5
W3EDU    (OP N3KKM)         15,860     130        61      8
KC4URW                      12,432     111        56      7
K7FD                        11,858      77        77
NF6H                ORG     11,858      77        77
K8NZ                 OH     11,660     110        53      4
KE4ZYV   (OP KR4YL) SFL     11,430     127        45      3
KS4XG                NC     10,000     100        50      5  
K6XO/M               UT        162       9         9       .5 
WB4HFL               NC         36       6         3     10

Single/OP/High Power/B

N5RZ                WWT    364,826    2371        77     24
N2IC                 CO    346,654    2251        77     24
K6LL                       330,946    2149        77
AA5BL                      328,944    2136        77
KI3V                 NV    326,942    2123        77     23
KA5W                       318,934    2071        77
W0SD    (OP WD0T)    SD    314,776    2044        77     24
AB5KD   (OP WB5VZL)        305,228    1982        77
N3BB    (OP AA5RB)         304,920    1980        77
W5CCP   (OP AH9B)          303,226    1969        77
WC6H                       300,608    1952        77
KF3P                       292,138    1897        77
KE3Q                       291,368    1892        77
WE9V                 WI    285,670    1855        77     24
W5WMU   (OP ?)             285,516    1854        77
WB1GQR               VT    284,130    1845        77     24
W4MYA                VA    275,814    1791        77     24
K8AZ    (OP NI8L)          254,562    1653        77
K8CC    (OP WD8IJP)        252,406    1639        77
N9ITX/7              MT    250,404    1626        77     23
K2ZJ    (OP WA2LCC)        240,394    1561        77
AA4NC   (OP KI4HN)   NC    236,082    1533        77
AB6FO               LAX    235,928    1532        77     24
KI7WX                      235,928    1532        77
WB2K                       234,388    1522        77
KI7WX                UT    234,234    1521        77     23.5
N4ZC    (OP WB5M)    NC    234,080    1520        77
W0AIH   (OP N0AXL)         228,844    1486        77    
WB0O                       224,686    1459        77     16
WA7FOE              WWA    216,524    1406        77
K0EJ                 TN    210,210    1365        77     19
K1RQ                       209,802    1363        77     16
K0BH                       208,670    1355        77
W6UE    (OP N6DLU)  LAX    201,278    1307        77     23
N4BP                SFL    200,640    1320        76
K8FC                       196,966    1279        77
K0IJL                      194,348    1262        77
AA6MC               SCV    188,958    1227        77     18.5
KF0DJ                CO    178,640    1160        77      
K0DI                LAX    177,384    1167        76  
NI6T                SCV    174,020    1130        77     24 
AB6WM               SCV    167,860    1090        77
KL7Y                 AK    154,000    1000        77     13
AL7CQ                      154,000    1000        77     14      
WG9L                       135,058     877        77
K8MR                 OH    124,586     809        77     11.1
W5ASP               STX    116,800     800        73
AA3JU                      114,114     741        77
K1DG                       111,034     721        77      8
WO9Z                       107,800     700        77      9.5
W5NN    (OP KB5WBT)        101,024     656        77      7
AB7BS                NV    100,640     680        74     14.2      
N6TV                       100,200     668        75      7.4
N1CC                ENY     99,022     643        77     15
K0LUZ               NFL     94,094     611        77     12
W6QHS                       86,006     539        77      7
KB4CG                       71,700     478        75     22
N7IXG                       64,800     432        75
N2CFD                       48,664     316        77     21
VE7UBC               BC     45,124     386        58      6
W1IHN                NC     35,112     228        77      6.5
K3SA                        35,000     250        70      4
WD4MUR               VA     11,858      77        77     10
KC7BNH               NV     11,692     158        37      2.8          
KI8W                 MI      4,242     101        21      1


K9RS                       354,354    2301        77
KW8N                       336,182    2183        77
K5MR                       308,924    2003        77
NX0I                       308,000    2000        77     24
AB4RU                GA    303,688    1972        77
K1NG                 RI    287,210    1865        77     24
N4ZZ                 TN    263,648    1712        77     24
K0DD                       249,942    1623        77
WV7Y                EWA    243,320    1591        77
AB6LJ                      240,856    1564        77
KC4DY                VA    239,624    1556        77     24
KO4EW                TN    229,768    1492        77
N6KI                SDG    225,610    1465        77     23.8      
VG6JY                AB    214,214    1391        77     24
AB6LJ                      209,286    1359        77
K1KP                       209,132    1358        77
VE3RM                      206,052    1338        77
KV6H                       204,820    1330        77
N6ZS                       203,280    1320        77
K6SG                       203,280    1320        77
KF6A                       201,740    1310        77
N2KJM               NNJ    200,662    1303        77
VY1JA               NWT    197,428    1282        77     22.5
VE2CUA               PQ    196,812    1278        77     22
VE5RI                SK    148,456     964        77     22.7
KP4VA                PR    143,792     946        77     24
KC7KFF               AZ    140,904     937        76     24
KF8UM                WV    137,984     896        77     23
N3RR                MDC    129,668     842        77     16
AA0WO                IA    127,204     826        77
AA3JU               EPA    114,114     741        77
W6OAT               SCV    110,264     716        77
ND3F                       107,800     700        77
KB2UGM              WNY    108,262     703        77
AA7BG                      102,102     663        77     13
KZ8E                STX     87,626     569        77     22.5
N8JP                        79,772     518        77      9
AE0M                SCV     75,088     494        76     19.2
WB1HBB               NH     48,510     315        77     13
K3WW                EPA     46,200     300        77
KB1GW                CT     44,992     304        74
AB7CZ                ID     24,420     185        66      9
KC8FS                WV     20,020     130        77      8
K5TM                STX     17,640     140        63      7
W8PZS                OH      7,332      78        47      5

Operator List for Multi-Op

Call         Ops
AA5B       AA5B,K9RS
N4ZZ       N4ZZ,W9WI
K1KP       K1KP,N1OEK,WX1Z
AE0M       AE0M,N0BBS
K9RS       AA5B,K5TA
ND3F       ND3F,N2SLN (son age 10)
K1NG       KI1G,WF1B,KD1NG
KV6H       KV6H,N6IYS
K6SG       K6SG,K3EST


Sorry about not posting this sooner but have been REAL busy with CQWW
CW scores. I will wait one more week before I make the final posting
for this contest. So if you got scores get them in now. I will not
modify the final posting period. 

A note to everyone about any scores sent to me. Please put in the subject
line which contest it is. After this weekend I could be getting scores
from three different contests. Simple SS, CQWW, or 160 will be enough.

One request please and that is send me your section also. Being a small
pistol I only compete against the guys in my area. I know a lot of them
but with people moving in, you never know. You can take the list and 
break it down anyway you want that way. Of course you cannot go by the
call. Feel free to email it to me if you have already sent your score.
Please remember when sending me email about correcting anything that
you include your call. I have no way of knowing who you are. Also if 
you send in your score and do not see it within a short time, just wait.
I am waiting till I have quiet a few scores before I send out a posting.
This should help to cut down on bandwidth. 
Anyone who sends me a score with no class on it will be put into the B
class. Feel free to email me and I will correct it.

73's Jim 

Amateur Call:  WA4ZXA
       Email:  floydjr at
 Packet Node:  N4ZC   

>From C Sim James, KK5EA" <jamescs at  Fri Dec  1 18:49:04 1995
From: C Sim James, KK5EA" <jamescs at (C Sim James, KK5EA)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 12:49:04 -0600 (CST)
Subject: No Code stuff (was Re: 160 Magic)
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951201123506.14417F-100000 at>

On Fri, 1 Dec 1995, Tony Brock-Fisher wrote:

> overnight is such a good idea. If we contemplate eliminating the code
> requirement, we need to add another requirement which keeps up the
> standards for people entering the hobby. If we just keep eliminating
> standards, we WILL be CB sooner or later.

Tony et al.,
		I agree that if we eliminate CW then there deffinately 
needs to be a raise somewhere else along the testing pipeline.  I am not 
sure what it would be but I do think the testing process would have to be 
beefed up.  If it becomes too easy nobody will appreciate the licenses
they have and if you don't appreciate something it does not bother you to 
treat it without respect.  No respect = not caring what you do.  After 
all, the FCC seems to have lost its teeth so what is to stop folks from 
trashing stuff up?  It is already bad enough (i.e. good ole boys on 75M)

	I started in this stuff about 2 years before the no code was 
approved and at the time I really thought it would be the death of us. 
It is not as bad as I thought, but we really do have some folks running 
around out there on 2M without a clue.  Trick is to educate them not slam 
them.  Althourgh I do slam them on occation I am only human and I am 
doing my best.

73 es CUL,

Sim, KK5EA/4 

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>From westnet at (Tony Stack EI2GX)  Fri Dec  1 19:09:04 1995
From: westnet at (Tony Stack EI2GX) (Tony Stack EI2GX)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 1995 19:09:04 +0000
Subject: ???  Single op. assisted  ??? CQWW
Message-ID: <199512011905.TAA17664 at>

Hello All,
        perhaps somebody can clarify this matter.
ON4UN indicated in a message (or seemed to) that the Singl Op Assisted
Category in CQWW was ALL Band only,
however reading the rules as published in CQ Mag Sept. issue this would
not seem to be the case.
Single Operator Assisted is defined as same as rule III. A 1
well A says that Single Op cats are SINGLE BAND or ALL BAND
This would seem therefore to indicate that you can be assisted on a
single band.
What say you all ....
73's de Declan ei6fr
westnet at

>>>>>     Tony Stack EI2GX, Declan Craig EI6FR and Alan Dean EI9IF     <<<<<
                                  sysops DUBDX ,Dublin DX Cluster.
                                           WESTNET DX GROUP
                                DX Cluster......................ei2gx > ei6fr
                                BBS .............ei2gx at
                                e-mail..........................westnet at

>From Doug Brandon <dab at>  Fri Dec  1 18:37:57 1995
From: Doug Brandon <dab at> (Doug Brandon)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 10:37:57 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Gettings 610V forms
Message-ID: <199512011837.AA271133077 at>

You can call the FCCs document retrieval system at 202-418-0177.  Make
sure you are calling from your FAX machine!  To get the 610V, order
document number 006108.  It is six pages long.  You can also order
other forms by ordering the index.

  73 de Doug  NF6H

  Doug Brandon        dab at

>From w7ni at (Stan Griffiths)  Fri Dec  1 16:07:02 1995
From: w7ni at (Stan Griffiths) (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:07:02 -0800
Subject: UNconfirmed calls
Message-ID: <199512011607.IAA16851 at>

W2UP writes:
>One question arises - is this policy fair? Let's suppose the following 
>W2UP: DL2XXX 59905
>DX:   TU 59914
>In this exchange DL2XXX never sent my call, so I don't know if he got it 
>right or not. If he didn't, the contact's removed from the log. SOund 
>fair? Not to me. Suggestions?

Well, in this scenerio, the log checkers are only given two choices: 1)
Remove the contact, or 2)  Don't remove the contact.  Of the two choices, I
favor #1.  To do anything else assumes the log checker has more information
than is presented in the log.  All he knows is that it is a busted QSO.  He
does not know why.  The problem is in the operating technique of the guy you
worked.  If it is going to be fixed, he has to fix it.

Stan  W7NI at

>From w7ni at (Stan Griffiths)  Fri Dec  1 16:06:56 1995
From: w7ni at (Stan Griffiths) (Stan Griffiths)
Date: Fri, 1 Dec 1995 08:06:56 -0800
Subject: UNconfirmed calls
Message-ID: <199512011606.IAA16818 at>

DL2HBX said:
>there is another topic that really strikes me besides not signing every
>one to three contacts. It's the way that some stations confirm or better
>don't confirm the caller's callsign. This year it was extremely bad as I 
>operated QRP and several times it was like this:
>  XX1XXX: DL2?  5NN00
>I could just guess from the timing that the contact had been ok but 
>often there were some other stations in the background that might also 
>have been DL2's or just DL's or whatever...
>So please...
>And by the way: There were neither DL2SBX, nor DL2HDX, nor DL2SDX, nor
>DL2HBN, nor DL2VBX, nor DL2HBQ, nor DL2IBX, nor DL2HB, nor DL2HTX, nor
>DL1HBX, nor DL2HBA QRV this weekend! As my computer did most keying
>this weekend I am sure that this is not what I had sent...

This last part looks like an attempt to get you to check your log and fix it
if you didn't get DL2HBX's call right.  I question the ethics of this.  If
they didn't get your call during the QSO, it is a busted contact and you
should not try to fix it after the contest.

>In my .NOT file there are 15 stations that *definately* miscopied my 
>callsign (see above) and several attempts to correct it failed due to 
>stronger stations answering the next CQs. I am sure there are many of 
>the non-confirming stations that miscopied my call as well.

To me this is what operating QRP is all about.  It is very difficult and
frustrating.  If you can clean up your act this way, it takes away a great
deal from your accomplishment.  I NEVER operate QRP because I don't have the
patience to work that hard for each QSO.  This "cleaning the log afterwards"
has the same flavor as "making schedules in advance".  In a radio contest, I
don't think much of either technique for enhancing your score.

Stan  W7NI at

>From k8mr at (Jim Stahl)  Fri Dec  1 15:39:57 1995
From: k8mr at (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 95 10:39:57 EST
Subject: 160 meter Special Event
Message-ID: <aDTFFD2w165w at>

I don't have a simple way to move stuff from packet to the 
internet, but here's a candidate for the great planning award:
ARRL bulletin ARLX072 reports that the Antique Wireless
Association will be operating a special event station (W2AN) from
7pm to midnight Saturday Dec. 2 and again Dec. 9, using a
restored transmitter that was originally used for trans Atlantic
contacts in 1921.  "Listen for its bell-like tone on or near 1815
kHz" says the bulletin.
Yeah.  Right in among all the 160 meter contest activity.  Just
what contesters need, and with all the normal contest QRM just
what those who want to hear this transmitter need.  Does anyone
know these AWA guys, and could they be persuaded that perhaps
Sunday evening (Dec. 3) would make for a much better experience
for all?
The ARRL bulletin lists their QSL route as AWA, 59 Main Street,
Bloomfield, NY 14469. 

Jim  K8MR    k8mr at

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 k8mr at (Jim Stahl)  Fri Dec  1 15:38:14 1995
From: k8mr at (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Fri, 01 Dec 95 10:38:14 EST
Subject: Contest Announcement Screwup?
Message-ID: <FaTFFD1w165w at>

After the recent discussions about the ARRL's new policy of user
friendly, though incomplete, contest announcements in QST, and
after finding that at least a few guys took time off periods of
less than 30 minutes because of these announcements, get ready
for a potentially much bigger screw up.
I just got around to reading the announcement for the January VHF
Sweepstakes. In the various appeals to those who "have only an FM
transceiver", there is no mention of three significant rules
concerning FM:   (1) No use of 146.52 or repeater frequencies;
(2) No solicitation of QSOs on repeaters; and the big one, (3) No
repeater QSOs!
The writeup claims that "if you own a hand-held or two, you can
make dozens of contacts while experiencing the fun and excitement
of VHF contesting..." . How this could be done without repeater
use is beyond me. 
It's too late for a correction in QST, but the word needs top be
passed that it's not quite so simple as QST would seem to say.
Use of the ARRL official bulletin system, a few weeks before the
contest, would seem to be the best place to start.  Otherwise we
face a the possiblity abuse by a few loophole seeking big guns
and/or of a lot of violations by little guys who never had a
reason to know otherwise.

Jim   K8MR   k8mr at

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 Hans Brakob <71111.260 at>  Fri Dec  1 20:16:33 1995
From: Hans Brakob <71111.260 at> (Hans Brakob)
Date: 01 Dec 95 15:16:33 EST
Subject: (R)160M Magic
Message-ID: <951201201632_71111.260_EHM51-1 at CompuServe.COM>

Oh nooooooo, Mr. Bill!  

That %@@*&+-**&^% "code is good/code is bad" virus finally
migrated from "" to the contest


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