ARRL 160 - AB4RU

Ai7b at Ai7b at
Mon Dec 4 19:36:26 EST 1995

	congrats on nice job....ur stn in the NW wud have produced abt 1/2
	the score....not whiniing, just envious and frustrated!!!!  de bravo, 

>From James White <0006492564 at>  Tue Dec  5 01:51:00 1995
From: James White <0006492564 at> (James White)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 95 20:51 EST
Subject: CQWW CW from EI7M
Message-ID: <13951205015131/0006492564PK3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

EI7M . . . or was it TI7M ??????????????

On Sunday you were spotted on the cluster over here as TI7M....
since we didn't have TI on 20 meters CT flashed new multiplier at
me and I quickly QSYed, I landed on your frequency mid-excghange
and heard you sending your zone. 

I realized what had happened even before you signed your call
going back to my CQ frequency...don't know if that qualifies as a
highlight! The cluster is very helpful but sometimes very
frustrating. 73, GL

                        Jim, K1ZX   (on 20 Meters @ W1CW)

>From Steven Sample <aa9ax at>  Tue Dec  5 03:42:45 1995
From: Steven Sample <aa9ax at> (Steven Sample)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 22:42:45 -0500 (EST)
Subject: ARRL 160 Score (QRP) ATTN:K7SS
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951204223214.29557C-100000 at iglou>

Heh, heh, heh.  I knew I had addressed my mouse squeels to the right guy. 
Only you have been there & done that.  Like...hearing N4BP pounding in 
here like my neighbor, giving my s-meter needle whiplash, and desparetely 
needing SFL; only to call him on three or four different occasions and 
(HONESTLY) about TWO HUNDRED TIMES before he answered me on the second 
evening.  That did it!

Well, I'll only qualify for a Tiparillo, but that's better than nicotine gum!

Anyway, perhaps we could invent a new "Smoke Signal" or "Light Beam" 
class. I probably could have done just about as well.  Maybe you drive to 
the top of a big hill and flash your high-beams across the valley for 
multiplier credit or something.

I'm sorry if I brought back old memories, Danny.  

73...       Steve/AA9AX

On Mon, 4 Dec 1995, Danny Eskenazi wrote:

> Yeah!  I'll send you one...
> WHATS THE POINT ?...I sure get as excited as the next guy when I can stretch
> the envelope and work KH6CC with 5 watts....BUT ONCE IS ENOUGH....and surely
> a whole weekend of it is WAY OUTA LINE!
> and doing it YEAR AFTER YEAR????!!!     whew..........
> Well QRP on 160 is some special kind of masochism...
> suggest you find  as a 
> support group  on www.
> Fun is fun, and not getting anyone to answer after calling em for 2 hours is
> NOT MY KINDA FUN! especially when its W0SD on 160 from  10PM to midnite.
> Somehow the reward of that  599SD, after he has given it to hundreds of
> others is really not  worth the effort.
> If you use a KW amp I'lll send you a cigar, but if you plan on going 100
> watts it 'll have to be a cigarillo.
> Good luck in your NEW hobby of QRO, and Ill see you on 10 meters at the top
> of the cycle with 5 watts and
> have some REAL FUN!.
> 73 de K7SS
> QRP Stations ALERT:  This message is being sent in humor. Please do not
> flame with humorless responses.
> (have my bucket of water ready, anyway.)
>  11:06 PM 12/3/95 -0500, you wrote:
> >Danny-
> >Do you have any more cigars?  I've had it with QRP.  Tried it once couple 
> >years ago in Field Day with some guys, and swore off it then. Tried it 
> >again this weekend, and you're right: "Life's too short for QRP!"  Yuk!
> >
> >5 Watts to 160 meter loop up about 50 feet:
> >
> >340 QSO's   59 Sections  NO (0) DX    Total  40,120 points.
> >
> >NEVER AGAIN!!!!!         Steve/AA9AX
> >
> >

>From James White <0006492564 at>  Tue Dec  5 02:04:00 1995
From: James White <0006492564 at> (James White)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 95 21:04 EST
Subject: CQWW CW 95 Scores V
Message-ID: <54951205020445/0006492564PK3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Thanks for being the score gatherer - keep up the great work, I
know I really appreciate your efforts! It is much easier finding
everything/everyone in one place!
One typo-W1CW CQ WW CW operator list, K7UPT=wrong: should be K7UPJ

                                73 - cu on 10 meters!

                                        Jim, K1ZX

>From Steven Sample <aa9ax at>  Tue Dec  5 04:18:22 1995
From: Steven Sample <aa9ax at> (Steven Sample)
Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 23:18:22 -0500 (EST)
Subject: N4BP 160M Contest, Single Op
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951204230511.29557E-100000 at iglou>

Reference my comments to Danny Eskanazi on my reported QRP score.  Also...

I just wanted to tell you a couple of things that ought to help you know 
the true effectiveness of your station:

As far as I can see, in terms of getting OUT, you are kicking some very 
serious buns.  During the first 150 to 175 times I called you without  a 
response, I summarily determined that you either had bad ears, or there 
was some problem with your receiving antenna (or maybe lots of hot 
weather Florida QRN).  Seriously, you probably would have worked twice as 
many people if you were hearing them.  There is absolutely no doubt in my 
mind that your flame-thrower was heard by them!  Perhaps you could try 
even a short beverage?  I have one 550 foot beverage snaking up and down 
hills, through the woods .  You wouldn't believe how much even that one 
unterminated junker helps on noisy nites.

Anyway...have faith.  Your signal is torking my S-meter needle.  Just get 
better "ears" on that rig, and you will be hard to handle.


>  > 
>  > Strung up a 260 foot inverted vee from my 40 foot tower to get on the top 
>  > band for the first time in many years.  No room for a seperate receiving 
>  > antenna and the ANC-4 that I ordered just prior to the contest was a 
>  > dismal failure..  Thought a full size inverted vee and legal limit power 
>  > would be competitive, but when I started reading the posts here...  My 
>  > God, a 130 foot tower with 100 full size radials and 25 Beverage antennas 
>  > in every conceivable direction!  Etc, etc, etc...  Learned some valuable 
>  > lessons in this one.  Next year, will not bother staying up all night 
>  > begging for contacts - could have slept from 1AM 'til sunrise without 
>  > missing a thing!  And, I need to continue working on the rx noise 
>  > problem, perhaps a DSP would help??
>  > Biggest thrill was having about a half dozen Europeans answer my CQ's.  
>  > Biggest downer was all night Sunday - not many new stations to work and 
>  > seemed like condx dropped off drastically.  
>  > Also been reading the thread about the window.  I too heard more W's 
>  > calling CQ there than DX.  I tried to tell a couple of them "Window", but 
>  > they came back with "WI?" like it was my call they couldn't quite copy??  
>  > One Vermont station seemed to spend the entire contest in the low end of 
>  > the window - didn't hear anyone ask him to move, maybe Vt counts as DX?
>  > All in all, I don't think the W's hurt the effectiveness of the window 
>  > though.
>  > 
>  > 
>  > Bob Patten
>  > bobpatt at
>  > 
>  > 
>  > 

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