Engineering Beverage Antennas

Wed Feb 1 10:07:31 EST 1995

Hi Fred.

What caught the eye of WA6OTU that led to his conclusion that 
the beverage he saw were poorly engineered?  There are no

I am always looking for things to do to improve the shack. With 
the upcoming sun spot minumum around the corner, competitors will
be forced to improve their stations on the low bands.

73 de Walt Kornienko  -   K2WK		Internet:   waltk at
DX PacketCluster:  K2WK > W3MM        	Packet:  K2WK at N2ERH.NJ.USA.NOAM

>From lvn at (Larry Novak)  Wed Feb  1 15:10:09 1995
From: lvn at (Larry Novak) (Larry Novak)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 10:10:09 EST
Subject: K3TLX Contest Expedition
Message-ID: <9502011510.AA04621 at>

I will be operating the ARRL DX CW contest from C6A in the Single Op
category. I am still negotiating for a C6A callsign, hoping that I
don't have to sign portable during the contest. I will operate from
February 12-21, and will do some operating on all HF bands during the
week before the contest. QSL via K3TLX. Hope to see you on all 6 bands
during the contest.

Larry, K3TLX

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>From Jean-Pierre Frossard" <FROSSARD.J at  Wed Feb  1 16:12:51 1995
From: Jean-Pierre Frossard" <FROSSARD.J at (Jean-Pierre Frossard)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 11:12:51 EST
Subject: AB4RU 160 SCORE
Message-ID: <613D0EC7962 at>

                      1995 CQ 160 METER CONTEST

      Call: AB4RU                    Country:  United States
      Mode: CW                       Category: Multi Multi


     Totals   1248    3443      56      46    =   351,186

Operator List:  AB4RU,  K0DI,  KB4GID

Well, propagation was great, but conditions were awful!
With all the beverages at our disposal, we usually hear quite well.
This time, however, with all the QRN, we were all but deaf!
The noise level was incredible both nights due to storms being in
the area.  In fact we had to QRT from time to time, while storms
were directly overhead the first night.  Our apologies to those who
called but were not heard.  We will hope for better conditions
during the phone contest.  (We are all also being fitted
with hearing aids now!)  Incidentally, we observed the DX window
between 030 and 035 during the entire contest, never calling CQ
there.  We never did hear much DX there calling CQ though...

For those who worked the KB4GID call, it was operated by my dad,
N4LDZ, who did pretty well considering our meager station.

73!    John - KB4GID        <FROSSARD.J at CALC.VET.UGA.EDU>

>From MEC <danmec at>  Wed Feb  1 14:05:38 1995
From: MEC <danmec at> (MEC)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 16:05:38 +0200 (METDST)
Subject: CQ 160 ,\m contest
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9502011606.A4358-0100000 at>

> > I have just browsed the 160 meter contest remarks, where several people
> > mention something called EWE antenna.
> > If somebody could e-mail me what this is all about I shall be grateful.
> > 160m is a band i yet have to explore in more detail, but real estate is
> > a problem for full size aerials.
> > Tnx  
> > RAG   OZ8RO
> > 
> > 
> > 

>From fish at (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.)  Wed Feb  1 22:42:23 1995
From: fish at (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.) (Bill Fisher, KM9P  Concentric Systems, Inc.)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 1995 14:42:23 -0800
Subject: How many hams?
Message-ID: <199502012242.AA19413 at>

Was just reading in QST a little article about the number of hams in the
various countries of the world...

Japan                   1,300,000
US                           632,000
Germany                  64,000
UK                            62,000
Indonesia                60,000
Spain                        47,000
Canada                    44,000
Russia                     38,000
Italy                         30,000
Brazil                       27,000

How come my antennas are never pointed NW based on this list?

Food for thought.


Bill Fisher, KM9P   -    Concentric Systems, Inc.  

>From Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA  Wed Feb  1 17:13:48 1995
From: Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA (Joel Weiner)
Date: 1 Feb 1995 17:13:48 U
Subject: VA6A WPX RTTY Contest
Message-ID: <n1420463575.96918 at>

Subject:   VA6A WPX RTTY Contest

Please look for me using the call VA6A in the WPX RTTY Contest Feb 4-5. All
bands low power.
QSL to VE6WQ Callbook address
73 Joel VE6WQ

>From tree at (Larry Tyree)  Thu Feb  2 00:20:47 1995
From: tree at (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 16:20:47 PST
Subject: Sprint dates
Message-ID: <9502020020.AA24893 at>

I don't know why sprint dates are so hard.  I am sorry for the confusion!!

The sprints are on Saturday.  SSB this saturday the 4th (5th UTC) and CW
the next Saturday the 11th (12th UTC).

My earlier posting had the right weekends, but showed the dates on Sunday.

My mistake.


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