ADRS CONTEST RESULTS
aa9jy at comone.com
aa9jy at comone.com
Thu Feb 2 08:30:06 EST 1995
Can anyone tell me if I can upload my contest results for the up coming
ADRS contest??? Or can I submit on disk ???
The results are to be sent to WS7I does he have an e-mail address???
Would appreciate any help on this.
Thanks in advance and see you in the test.
Dean AA9JY aa9jy at comone.com
>From Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA Thu Feb 2 07:55:41 1995
From: Joel Weiner" <Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA (Joel Weiner)
Date: 2 Feb 1995 07:55:41 U
Subject: VA6A WPX RTTY Contest
Message-ID: <n1420410594.84251 at qm-gw.ucs.ualberta.ca>
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 Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> Thu Feb 2 14:51:06 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 06:51:06 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)>
Message-ID: <791736666.326890.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>
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>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> Thu Feb 2 14:57:58 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 06:57:58 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <791737078.828890.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>
Often I am asked how much email I deal with managing CQ-Contest. On
average, between user requests and bounced messages (not including
messages processed by the robot), I get about 120 messages per day.
And for those who are curious, I do have a seperate mailbox for
processing these things. :-)
Below is another reprint of the Emily Postnews article .. words to live
Article 1501 of news.announce.newusers:
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 1994 08:00:05 GMT
Supersedes: <Cv8JK7.2xI at deshaw.com>
Expires: Wed, 12 Oct 1994 08:00:04 GMT
Message-ID: <Cw0BK4.DE0 at deshaw.com>
From: netannounce at deshaw.com (Mark Moraes)
Subject: Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette
Reply-To: brad at clarinet.com
Approved: netannounce at deshaw.com (Mark Moraes)
Xref: agate news.announce.newusers:1501 news.answers:28175
Original-author: brad at looking.on.ca (Brad Templeton)
Last-change: 2 Sep 1994 by netannounce at deshaw.com (Mark Moraes)
**NOTE: this is intended to be satirical. If you do not recognize
it as such, consult a doctor or professional comedian. The
recommendations in this article should recognized for what
they are -- admonitions about what NOT to do.
"Dear Emily Postnews"
Emily Postnews, foremost authority on proper net behaviour,
gives her advice on how to act on the net.
Q: Dear Miss Postnews: How long should my signature be? -- verbose at noisy
A: Dear Verbose: Please try and make your signature as long as you
can. It's much more important than your article, of course, so try
to have more lines of signature than actual text.
Try to include a large graphic made of ASCII characters, plus lots of
cute quotes and slogans. People will never tire of reading these
pearls of wisdom again and again, and you will soon become personally
associated with the joy each reader feels at seeing yet another
delightful repeat of your signature.
Be sure as well to include a complete map of USENET with each
signature, to show how anybody can get mail to you from any site in
the world. Be sure to include Internet gateways as well. Also tell
people on your own site how to mail to you. Give independent
addresses for Internet, UUCP, and BITNET, even if they're all the
Aside from your reply address, include your full name, company and
organization. It's just common courtesy -- after all, in some
newsreaders people have to type an *entire* keystroke to go back to
the top of your article to see this information in the header.
By all means include your phone number and street address in every
single article. People are always responding to usenet articles with
phone calls and letters. It would be silly to go to the extra trouble
of including this information only in articles that need a response by
Q: Dear Emily: Today I posted an article and forgot to include my
signature. What should I do? -- forgetful at myvax
A: Dear Forgetful: Rush to your terminal right away and post an
article that says, "Oops, I forgot to post my signature with that last
article. Here it is."
Since most people will have forgotten your earlier article,
(particularly since it dared to be so boring as to not have a nice,
juicy signature) this will remind them of it. Besides, people care
much more about the signature anyway. See the previous letter for
more important details.
Also, be sure to include your signature TWICE in each article. That
way you're sure people will read it.
Q: Dear Ms. Postnews: I couldn't get mail through to somebody on another
site. What should I do? -- eager at beaver.dam
A: Dear Eager: No problem, just post your message to a group that a
lot of people read. Say, "This is for John Smith. I couldn't get
mail through so I'm posting it. All others please ignore."
This way tens of thousands of people will spend a few seconds scanning
over and ignoring your article, using up over 16 man-hours their
collective time, but you will be saved the terrible trouble of
checking through Usenet maps or looking for alternate routes. Just
think, if you couldn't distribute your message to 30,000 other
computers, you might actually have to (gasp) call directory assistance
for 60 cents, or even phone the person. This can cost as much as a
few DOLLARS (!) for a 5 minute call!
And certainly it's better to spend 10 to 20 dollars of other people's
money distributing the message then for you to have to waste $9 on an
overnight letter, or even 29 cents on a stamp!
Don't forget. The world will end if your message doesn't get through,
so post it as many places as you can.
Q: What about a test message?
A: It is important, when testing, to test the entire net. Never test
merely a subnet distribution when the whole net can be done. Also put
"please ignore" on your test messages, since we all know that
everybody always skips a message with a line like that. Don't use a
subject like "My sex is female but I demand to be addressed as male."
because such articles are read in depth by all USEnauts.
Q: Somebody just posted that Roman Polanski directed Star Wars. What
should I do? - smartaleck at some.site
A: Post the correct answer at once! We can't have people go on
believing that! Very good of you to spot this. You'll probably be
the only one to make the correction, so post as soon as you can. No
time to lose, so certainly don't wait a day, or check to see if
somebody else has made the correction.
And it's not good enough to send the message by mail. Since you're
the only one who really knows that it was Francis Coppola, you have to
inform the whole net right away!
Using the most confrontational and impolite language you can, don't
forget to point out the folly of the error made by the person.
Q: I read an article that said, "reply by mail, I'll summarize." What
should I do?
A: Post your response to the whole net. That request applies only to
dumb people who don't have something interesting to say. Your
postings are much more worthwhile than other people's, so it would be
a waste to reply by mail.
Q: I collected replies to an article I wrote, and now it's time to
summarize. What should I do?
A: Simply concatenate all the articles together into a big file and
post that. On USENET, this is known as a summary. It lets people
read all the replies without annoying newsreaders getting in the way.
Do the same when summarizing a vote.
Q: I saw a long article that I wish to rebut carefully, what should I
A: Include the entire text with your article, particularly the
signature, and include your comments closely packed between the lines.
Be sure to post, and not mail, even though your article looks like a
reply to the original. Everybody *loves* to read those long
point-by-point debates, especially when they evolve into name-calling
and lots of "Is too!" -- "Is not!" -- "Is too, twizot!" exchanges.
Be sure to follow-up everything, and never let another person get in
the last word on a net debate. Why, if people let other people have
the last word, then discussions would actually stop! Remember, other
net readers aren't nearly as clever as you, and if somebody posts
something wrong, the readers can't possibly realize that on their own
without your elucidations. If somebody gets insulting in their net
postings, the best response is to get right down to their level and
fire a return salvo. When I read one net person make an insulting
attack on another, I always immediately take it as gospel unless a
rebuttal is posted. It never makes me think less of the insulter, so
it's your duty to respond.
Q: How can I choose what groups to post in?
A: Pick as many as you can, so that you get the widest audience.
After all, the net exists to give you an audience. Ignore those who
suggest you should only use groups where you think the article is
highly appropriate. Pick all groups where anybody might even be
Always make sure followups go to all the groups. In the rare event
that you post a followup which contains something original, make sure
you expand the list of groups. Never include a "Followup-to:" line in
the header, since some people might miss part of the valuable
discussion in the fringe groups.
Q: How about an example?
A: Ok. Let's say you want to report that Gretzky has been traded from
the Oilers to the Kings. Now right away you might think
rec.sport.hockey would be enough. WRONG. Many more people might be
interested. This is a big trade! Since it's a NEWS article, it
belongs in the news.* hierarchy as well. If you are a news admin, or
there is one on your machine, try news.admin. If not, use news.misc.
The Oilers are probably interested in geology, so try sci.geo.fluids.
He is a big star, so post to sci.astro, and sci.space because they are
also interested in stars. And of course comp.dcom.telecom because he
was born in the birthplace of the telephone. And because he's
Canadian, post to soc.culture.Ontario.southwestern. But that group
doesn't exist, so cross-post to news.groups suggesting it should be
created. With this many groups of interest, your article will be
quite bizarre, so post to talk.bizarre as well. (And post to
comp.std.mumps, since they hardly get any articles there, and a "comp"
group will propagate your article further.)
You may also find it is more fun to post the article once in each
group. If you list all the newsgroups in the same article, some
newsreaders will only show the the article to the reader once! Don't
Q: I cant spell worth a dam. I hope your going too tell me what to
A: Don't worry about how your articles look. Remember it's the
message that counts, not the way it's presented. Ignore the fact that
sloppy spelling in a purely written forum sends out the same silent
messages that soiled clothing would when addressing an audience.
Q: How should I pick a subject for my articles?
A: Keep it short and meaningless. That way people will be forced to
actually read your article to find out what's in it. This means a
bigger audience for you, and we all know that's what the net is for.
If you do a followup, be sure and keep the same subject, even if it's
totally meaningless and not part of the same discussion. If you
don't, you won't catch all the people who are looking for stuff on the
original topic, and that means less audience for you.
Q: What sort of tone should I take in my article?
A: Be as outrageous as possible. If you don't say outlandish things,
and fill your article with libelous insults of net people, you may not
stick out enough in the flood of articles to get a response. The more
insane your posting looks, the more likely it is that you'll get lots
of followups. The net is here, after all, so that you can get lots of
If your article is polite, reasoned and to the point, you may only get
mailed replies. Yuck!
Q: The posting software suggested I had too long a signature and too
many lines of included text in my article. What's the best course?
A: Such restrictions were put in the software for no reason at all, so
don't even try to figure out why they might apply to your article.
Turns out most people search the net to find nice articles that
consist of the complete text of an earlier article plus a few lines.
In order to help these people, fill your article with dummy original
lines to get past the restrictions. Everybody will thank you for it.
For your signature, I know it's tough, but you will have to read it in
with the editor. Do this twice to make sure it's firmly in there. By
the way, to show your support for the free distribution of
information, be sure to include a copyright message forbidding
transmission of your article to sites whose USENET politics you don't
Also, if you do have a lot of free time and want to trim down the text
in your article, be sure to delete some of the attribution lines so
that it looks like the original author of -- say -- a plea for world
peace actually wrote the followup calling for the nuking of Bermuda.
Q: They just announced on the radio that the United States has invaded
Iraq. Should I post?
A: Of course. The net can reach people in as few as 3 to 5 days.
It's the perfect way to inform people about such news events long
after the broadcast networks have covered them. As you are probably
the only person to have heard the news on the radio, be sure to post
as soon as you can.
Q: I have this great joke. You see, these three strings walk into a
A: Oh dear. Don't spoil it for me. Submit it to rec.humor, and post
it to the moderator of rec.humor.funny at the same time. I'm sure
he's never seen that joke.
Q: What computer should I buy? An Atari ST or an Amiga?
A: Cross post that question to the Atari and Amiga groups. It's an
interesting and novel question that I am sure they would love to
investigate in those groups. In fact, post your question at once,
to as many technical groups as you can think of, concluding your
request with the line "Please reply by mail, as I do not follow this
group." (No one will find such a statement impertinent; remember,
the net is a resource to help you.)
There is no need to read the groups in advance or examine the
"frequently asked question" lists to see if the topic has already
been dealt with. Any such warnings are for people without your
innate sense of netiquette, and whose uninspired questions are bound
to be repetitive. Your question is sure to be unique; no point
checking the list to see if the answer might be there already. How
could it be, when you only just thought of the question?
Q: What about other important questions? How should I know when to
A: Always post them. It would be a big waste of your time to find a
knowledgeable user in one of the groups and ask through private mail
if the topic has already come up. Much easier to bother thousands of
people with the same question.
Q: Somebody just posted a query to the net, and I want to get the
answer too. What should I do?
A: Immediately post a following, including the complete text of the
query. At the bottom add, "Me too!" If somebody else has done this,
follow up their article and add "Me three," or whatever number is
appropriate. Don't forget your full signature. After all, if you
just mail the original poster and ask for a copy of the answers, you
will simply clutter the poster's mailbox, and save people who do
answer the question the joyful duty of noting all the "me (n)s" and
sending off all the multiple copies.
Q: What is the measure of a worthwhile group?
A: Why, it's Volume, Volume, Volume. Any group that has lots of noise
in it must be good. Remember, the higher the volume of material in a
group, the higher percentage of useful, factual and insightful
articles you will find. In fact, if a group can't demonstrate a high
enough volume, it should be deleted from the net.
Q: Emily, I'm having a serious disagreement with somebody on the net.
I tried complaints to his sysadmin, organizing mail campaigns, called
for his removal from the net and phoning his employer to get him
fired. Everybody laughed at me. What can I do?
A: Go to the daily papers. Most modern reporters are top-notch
computer experts who will understand the net, and your problems,
perfectly. They will print careful, reasoned stories without any
errors at all, and surely represent the situation properly to the
public. The public will also all act wisely, as they are also fully
cognizant of the subtle nature of net society.
Papers never sensationalize or distort, so be sure to point out things
like racism and sexism wherever they might exist. Be sure as well
that they understand that all things on the net, particularly insults,
are meant literally. Link what transpires on the net to the causes of
the Holocaust, if possible. If regular papers won't take the story,
go to a tabloid paper -- they are always interested in good stories.
By arranging all this free publicity for the net, you'll become very
well known. People on the net will wait in eager anticipation for
your every posting, and refer to you constantly. You'll get more mail
than you ever dreamed possible -- the ultimate in net success.
Q: What does foobar stand for?
A: It stands for you, dear.
Christian_Paulus <chris at yoda.fdn.org> has a a french translation of
''Emily Postnews Answers Your Questions on Netiquette''.
This translation (posted in fr.news.misc and fdn.misc monthly) is available at:
or on the World Wide Web:
>From jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback) Thu Feb 2 15:49:09 1995
From: jholly at hposl42.cup.hp.com (Jim Hollenback) (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 07:49:09 -0800
Subject: The flap about call areas
References: <03950201145730/0006147675NA1EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
Message-ID: <9502020749.ZM17499 at hpwsmjh.cup.hp.com>
On Feb 1, 9:57am, Rus Healy wrote:
> Subject: The flap about call areas
> As I see it, the call area thing is no problem in and of itself.
> You still have to copy the exchange . . . right?
that seems obvious ... but as was explained to me, some people insist
on putting the operator in some state or section that reflects the
'proper' place for the call area of the call. Apparently the clueless
have not figured out this went into the trash when Cuzin' Charlie did
away with portable operation.
jholly at cup.hp.com
>From Lau, Zack, KH6CP" <zlau at arrl.org Thu Feb 2 15:41:00 1995
From: Lau, Zack, KH6CP" <zlau at arrl.org (Lau, Zack, KH6CP)
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 95 10:41:00 EST
Subject: How many hams?
Message-ID: <2F30FB26 at arrl.org>
-Bill Fisher wrote:
>Was just reading in QST a little article about the number of hams in the
>various countries of the world...
>How come my antennas are never pointed NW based on this list?
A more meaningful list might be the number of active HF stations,
rather than the number of amateurs. I believe Japan still has
lifetime licensing, which means people still have their tickets
even though they have lost interest.
There is also the effect of stations that just can't reach the Midwest,
except under outstanding propagation conditions. For your
purposes, one club station with big antennas might give you
more contacts than 1000 guys with indoor dipoles and 10 watts,
particularly over difficult propagation paths.
--Zack Lau KH6CP/1
>From sellington" <sellington at mail.ssec.wisc.edu Thu Feb 2 10:19:29 1995
From: sellington" <sellington at mail.ssec.wisc.edu (sellington)
Date: 2 Feb 95 10:19:29 U
Subject: EWE Antennas
I modeled several EWE's with ELNEC, and the patterns matched WA2WVL's
quite well. Ground conductivity affects the value of the termination,
but otherwise doesn't make much difference. I modeled one with a
very short (3 meter) horizontal section, and even that had a good pattern.
Although the EWE seems to resemble two phased verticals, with the horizontal
section automatically providing the correct phase delay, there's more
to it than that. The current in the vertical section opposite the feedpoint
is only about 60 percent of that in the fed section, which would only
give a front-to-back ratio of about 8 dB. Clearly the radiation from the
horizontal section and/or the ground image has some effect.
All in all, I think it looks very promising for those of us with limited
sellington at ssec.wisc.edu
>From Scott J Bauer" <sjb at rfc.comm.harris.com Thu Feb 2 14:01:49 1995
From: Scott J Bauer" <sjb at rfc.comm.harris.com (Scott J Bauer)
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 95 09:01:49 -0500
Subject: EWE Antenna
Message-ID: <199502021401.JAA02534 at usc02.rfc.comm.harris.com>
"The February QST contains an article about a new type of low band receiving
antenna called the EWE. It covers several MHZ (say 80 and 160!), is highly
directional, and is small. After reading the article (by WA2WVL) I wondered
if it was some kind of gag."
NO GAG.... there is a God.
"In appearance, the EWE resembles a very short Beverage, though the
theory of operation is like that of a two element phased vertical array."
THIS IS CORRECT
recently sent by Jeff K0OD jfsinger at delphi.com
----- End forwarded message
No gag with this antenna. I work with Floyd and have discussed the EWE ant
with him and have seen the modelling he's done first hand. I serve as a kind
of proofreader for him and get the first draft of each of his articles.
Like a beverage, the EWE antenna is directional but lossy. Strongly recommended
are a transformer to match the antenna impedance of approx 450 to 50 ohms,
a low noise amplifier to raise the signals back to a more normal level, and
for those of you who have heard the AM broadcast stuff in your RX on 160 and
80 meters, high pass filtering to knock this stuff down, (strong AM broadcast
stations generally can cause havoc in the front end of your RX, creating 2nd,
3rd and higher order products in your RX passband), also needed is a LPF if you
find the foriegn broadcast stuff too strong for your amplifier. A high 2nd/3rd
order intercept amplifier strongly recommended to limit garbage created by
very strong signals.
The ZJ beverage box is a perfect example of what you need ! Sounds like an
add doesn't it. John where's is my cut ? Only a very biased testimonial.
I used 3 EWE antennas in last years' SSB sweepstakes at K2ZJ's place, and
they worked very well, not quite as good as the 1500 foot beverage but pretty
close. A great addition since John has no room for other beverages. The
advantage is the required space is very small, even small enough
for a city lot. 25-30 dB front-to-back is common with little care as to the
construction. In other words, dimensions and construction are not real critical
at least to a point. Wide lobe off the front however, but may be an advantage
for many applications.
Read the Feb 95 QST article for the complete details.
So what more can I say ? Floyd is very good with antennas. If you have ever
heard him work DX on 75m SSB you already know. JAs for him are easy...
long path !
>From a future K7?, KH6?, oooh maybe get a KL7 call for SS ?, maybe not.
73 Scott WA2LCC sjb at rfc.comm.harris.com
>From slay at netcom.com (Sandy Lynch) Thu Feb 2 16:44:11 1995
From: slay at netcom.com (Sandy Lynch) (Sandy Lynch)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 1995 08:44:11 -0800 (PST)
Subject: How many hams?
Message-ID: <199502021644.IAA26831 at netcom15.netcom.com>
> >Japan 1,300,000 (licensed hams)
> A more meaningful list might be the number of active HF stations,
> rather than the number of amateurs. I believe Japan still has
> lifetime licensing, which means people still have their tickets
> even though they have lost interest.
Quite right. It also includes Silent Keys, of course.
Less than 50% of the 1.3M "operator's license" holders also have
station licenses (which are valid only for 5 years vs lifetime for
92% are Fourth class - "no code", simple exam with 10 watt limits
and no 160, 20, WARC privileges. Less than 2% are 1st class,
same for 2nd class and the balance is 3rd class. Code is not
so much the issue (although I'm a proponent) .... but the fact that
it is relatively easy to become a ham. In other words ... easy
come, easy go .... if a significant amount of effort is not
requried to get a license ... it becomes very easy to quit (IMHO).
73 de Sandy
slay at netcom.com.
>From willis at lsil.com (Marc Willis) Thu Feb 2 19:30:45 1995
From: willis at lsil.com (Marc Willis) (Marc Willis)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 95 11:30:45 PST
Subject: Need NCDXC member for ARRL DX CW Contest
Message-ID: <9502021930.AA27743 at sks-n68.scrd>
Looking for a Northern California DX Club CW member operator to help us with ARRL DX. W6REC and myself will be operating, but it would be nice to be able to split the time amoung 3 ops instead of 2. We will be operating from W6REC's QTH in Galt. He has a pretty fair station. The station took the state last year in the phone contest, He has a 4-square for 80, 2 elements for 40, a monobander on 15 and tribander for 10 and 20.
Please if you are interested in doing the contest, give me a call 73'S
(209)772-9265 HOME NUMBER AFTER 5PM.
(408)433-6666 work number until 14:30 daily
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