Steve Sawyers n0yvy sawyers at
Mon Dec 18 19:52:02 EST 1995

> Date:          Fri, 15 Dec 1995 19:09:54 -0400
> To:            CQ-CONTEST at
> From:          floydjr at (jim floyd)
> Reply-to:      floydjr at (jim floyd)
> Subject:       MY NAME!!

> This is for information only to everyone on the reflector. 
> My name is Jim Floyd not Floyd JR. I am not a Jr, my initials are J.R.
> I know my email address is confusing about this so I thought I would clear
> it up. I do appreciate all the kind comments I receive about the scores. I
> cannot reply to everyone and I am sure you understand why. I do read them
> all. Thank you very much for your patience with me doing them. I will
> continue to do my best.
> 73's Jim
> Amateur Call: WA4ZXA
>         Emai: floydjr at
>  Packet Node: N4ZC

Sorry - Jim.

I was just trying to get a response out and this mail system doesn't 
allow me to bounce between windows like I would like. The only thing 
I remembered was your user id, so typed it in.

I certainly did not mean to offend you, and I apologize profusely if 
I did. I really do appreciate the work you do compiling the scores. 
I have done similar tallies for other projects and know it can be a 
lot of work and is generally rewarded with lots of corrections and 
some not too polite comments.

Please accept my apology and keep up the good work.

de n0yvy steve

>From btippett at (Bill Tippett)  Wed Dec 20 12:00:45 1995
From: btippett at (Bill Tippett) (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 08:00:45 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Losing The Peace

        Guys, are you asleep?  The US is the leader in most of the world's 
high growth markets now (semiconductors, computers, networking,
software, biotech,etc).  We are also the most productive place in the world
to manufacture (ahead of Japan, Germany, etc).  I'm sorry to tell you but
HF Transceivers for Amateur Radio is not exactly a huge growth market!
Who cares that Japan owns this stagnant market?  The US owns the
NEW high growth Ham Radio's called Internet!

                                                                73,  Bill  W0ZV

P.S.  What place does this discussion have on a Contest reflector?  Let's
stop our myopic, jingoistic Japan-bashing.  If you're a true contester, you
should believe in open competition!  Let the markets decide the winners.

Bill Tippett, PO Box 37, New London, NC  28127-0037 USA
Phone/FAX:  +1 704-463-1445        E-mail:  btippett at

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Wed Dec 20 13:52:50 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 05:52:50 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Losing The Peace
Message-ID: <819467570.582377.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> P.S.  What place does this discussion have on a Contest reflector?  

Well spoken.


>From Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at>  Wed Dec 20 18:03:16 1995
From: Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at> (Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY)
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 10:03:16 -0800
Subject: Losing The Peace
References: <74951220073747/0006485696PK4EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
Message-ID: <30D84FE4.74C7 at>

KEN KOPP-K0PP wrote:
> I don't believe it's possible to build an FT-1000 class radio in the
> US today ... and it won't happen ... we simply don't havbe the skills.

Oh - REALLY ??

Tell that to the hundreds of thousands of people who work for Motorola or 
AT&T or Intel or TI or Hewlett-Packard or ...

Maybe an attitude like THAT is PART of the problem !!!

...back to my cave.

PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / WB9TIY / Society of Midwest Contesters
708-696-2828  FAX: 708-698-2045  e-mail: blckhole at

>From Tim Coad" <Tim_Coad at  Wed Dec 20 16:49:08 1995
From: Tim Coad" <Tim_Coad at (Tim Coad)
Date: 20 Dec 1995 08:49:08 -0800
Subject: MFJ-1798
Message-ID: <n1392672960.90365 at>

                             12/20/95            8:25 AM

Does any CONTESTers out there have any experience getting the MFJ-1798 antenna
to work?
Its the big complicated 10 band vertical.
A friend of mind bought one (*#%^$&!), and I put it up for him. 
It won't load up at all any where. (about 5:1 all bands)
I tripple checked the directions. I spent days trying to tune it. The coax is
I called the MFJ tech line, but they only gave me a few hints that didnt lead
to any problems.

Also has anybody ever had any luck returning an antenna once it was built and
getting a cash refund? (This ant is almost $300, has many parts, and Im not
looking forward to building a new one again)

I thought Id ask before I cut it into a million pieces and put it on the
compost heap.

Please email me direct.
Tim - NU6S
Tim_Coad at

>From lvn at (Larry Novak)  Wed Dec 20 16:59:23 1995
From: lvn at (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 95 11:59:23 EST
Subject: TS-850 Advice ??
Message-ID: <9512201659.AA08159 at>


I'm getting pretty close to actually getting a new CONTEST radio. The
TS-850 is high on my list and I wonder if there are things to watch out
for, like good/bad serial numbers. I DO NOT want general info (e.g., get
an Icom IC-765 instead) - just stuff I can use if I do decide to get an

Larry, K3TLX

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