Sprint Headache #2

KB5YVT at aol.com KB5YVT at aol.com
Sun Feb 12 00:24:45 EST 1995

"The Sprint"

Man! You guys in the 300 club, your super-human!!!
Ones in the 200 club, my hats off to you!!
Ones in the 100 club, we're a weak bunch of scrubs!!!

Well I did beat my phone score!!
73 all and Thanks!  Mike..........

KT-34a @ 40ft.
130 ft Dipole @ 30ft

175 x 42 = 7340

>From john.devoldere at eunet.be (John Devoldere)  Sun Feb 12 06:05:54 1995
From: john.devoldere at eunet.be (John Devoldere) (John Devoldere)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 06:05:54 +0000
Message-ID: <199502120607.HAA01094 at box.eunet.be>

OT5T will be active in the coming weeks in the following contests:

ARRL CW: 80m single band 80, operator ON4UN
CQ 160 Phone: single op, ON4WW operator
ARRL Phone: single band 80, operator ON4WW

All operation takes plcae from the QTH of ON4UN.

Please call us in these contests. 

73, John ON4UN

John.Devoldere at eunet.be             Call us in all major 1995 contests: OT5T
John Devoldere (ON4UN-AA4OI)
B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)

>From bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn)  Sun Feb 12 06:28:23 1995
From: bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 1995 22:28:23 -0800
Subject: CW Sprint Score
Message-ID: <199502120628.WAA26464 at netcom11.netcom.com>

CW Sprint Score

Call: N8SR
Location: S.Calif

Score:  308 x 47 = 14,476

Posted for Steve who does not have Internet access.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at netcom.com)

>From Danny Eskenazi <0005720561 at mcimail.com>  Sun Feb 12 06:57:00 1995
From: Danny Eskenazi <0005720561 at mcimail.com> (Danny Eskenazi)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 95 01:57 EST
Subject: K7SS Sprint CW
Message-ID: <70950212065707/0005720561PK3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

(Now KR0Y has a new goal!) good luck to you both!

K7SS SIngle band 20 meters   164  /  44
Had a fun time going single band... was able to get the adrenaline rush at the
start and for the first time in years was able to just linten and cruise the
bands at the end. 

Lesson learned by listening to 20 go into the sunset: All the TWO (three?)
the one radio guys went to 40, the only thing left on 20 was alot of low
number "fresh meat"......AND the second voices of the likes of  
N4RJ  NM5M  N6TR  KR0Y K5GN  KE3Q W5WMU and K6NA...these guys were running
away from the pack by being able to scan and/or call cq into a "dead" band
and find those lingering strays (AND mults).  The rest of the field was 
hard at it on 40 while they had their "robots" calling and scanning while
they copied a report on 40 or 80.

Its definately a technological equipment contest and the TOP TEN shows it!!
Im not forgetting talent....the top ten is made up of the very skilled (and
usually those very skilled have the toys to play with). Anyone making it
into that rarified box with one radio deserves HEAPS-O-PRAISE!

Will we all end up with TWO radios and the equipment to make it all play?
I doubt it. Seems like those that want it, have it already, and the rest of
us will mumble in our beards,..."boy, how do they get those scores!?"

Cant wait til Sept Sprint...73

>From Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET  Sun Feb 12 07:37:39 1995
From: Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET (Mr. Brett Graham)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 15:37:39 +0800
Subject: VS6BG ADRS RTTY score
Message-ID: <199502120737.AA15433 at is1.hk.super.net>

40 - 29 Qs
20 - 68
15 - 105
10 - 9
Total: 211 Qs 125 mults for approx 76K (Qpts estimated)
I'm beginning to enjoy RTTY contesting.  However, non-mainstream contests are
always a little boring due to lack of activity & it's even worse on RTTY.  I
hope this one catches on, especially since JAs are worth something in this
73, VS6BrettGraham aka VR2BG bagraham at hk.super.net

>From Ed Gilbert <eyg at hpnjlc.njd.hp.com>  Sun Feb 12 14:39:13 1995
From: Ed Gilbert <eyg at hpnjlc.njd.hp.com> (Ed Gilbert)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 09:39:13 -0500
Subject: Old and new callsigns
Message-ID: <199502121439.AA184649954 at hp.com>

Here's a few more for your list:

w2gd            wa2uoo
w2rq            wb2rkk
n2nt            wb2flf
wa2wln          ab1t

Also, add k2eiu to the list of previous calls for n6ro.  This one is
indelibly imprinted in my memory from the 60's and 70's when Ken
dominated the CD parties.

73, Ed wa2srq (hope to add this one to your list soon!)

>From D.C. Henderson" <n0dh at comtch.iea.com  Sun Feb 12 15:37:48 1995
From: D.C. Henderson" <n0dh at comtch.iea.com (D.C. Henderson)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 07:37:48 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <Pine.SV4.3.91.950212073502.16824B-100000 at comtch>

On Fri, 10 Feb 1995, GOOSE WD8LLD wrote:
> Here's a question that we several of us started to discuss at a recent
> get-together.  Has anyone found a way to eliminate rain static on high
> antennas.  I know that several of us that have stacks on say 20 meters
> with the top antenna at about 120-140 feet and the bottom antenna at
> 70-90 feet have noticed that when a good amount or rain starts to fall
> the top antenna becomes relatively useless because of the high amount
> of static noise caused by the rain.  The bottom antenna remains
> practically immune to this noise, however.
> Has anyone found a solution to this problem?  Inquiring minds want to

Hmmmmm.......maybe this is just mother natures way of leveling the 
playing field for us little guns.......


>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Sun Feb 12 18:39:40 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 10:39:40 -0800 (PST)
Subject: N0AX Sprint Score
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9502121040.H6362-b100000 at bach.seattleu.edu>

Personal best Low-Power QSO total.  40 and 80 real good, although I
probably shoulda made more band changes.  Missed a bunch of mults; ND
(heard WB0O, but never made the Q), MN (MN? Of course it was 50 below
there), AZ (K6LL musta been loafing this weekend), and the usual culprits.
 K1KI gets best ears award - CT on all three bands and he calls ME on 80!

Now have tried five different 80-meter antennas in the past year.  The
best by an S-unit to the states is a sliping dopile from about 60' down at
45-degrees into a 40' deep ravine.  Just think of it as a corner reflector
on 80.  A close second is the GAP Voyager which beats the dipole handily
once you get out a ways.  This antenna should be named the Secret Service
Vertical, cause it's always wrestling itself to the ground!  I just got a
pair of HF2V's in phase tuned up, but haven't had a chance to really test
'em yet.

     Contest Date : 11-Feb-95
    Callsign Used : N0AX
         Operator : N0AX
         Category : Low-Power
 Default Exchange : ED WA
             Name : Ward Silver
          Address : 22916 107th Ave Sw
   City/State/Zip : Vashon, WA 98070
          Country : United States
        Team/Club : Internet Hackers #1
   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   Countries   
   80CW       49          49         49       2         0 
   40CW       91          91         91       5         1 
   20CW      101         101        101      32         0 
 Totals      241         241        241      39         1 
    Final Score = 9640 points.
See you from NH6T next weekend!

>From w7zrc at micron.net (Rod Greene)  Sun Feb 12 19:40:00 1995
From: w7zrc at micron.net (Rod Greene) (Rod Greene)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 95 12:40 MST
Subject: Sprint Score
Message-ID: <m0rdk9I-000QXqC at mis01.micron.net>

         Contest Date : 12-Feb-95
         Operator : W7ZRC
         Category : SO High Power
         Team/Club : Internet Hackers #1

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   Countries   

   80CW       54          54         54       2         0   HyTower
   40CW      106         106        106       8         0   3 el KLM 120'
   20CW       95          95         95      32         1   KT34XA 130'

 Totals      255         255        255      42         1   TS950SX/BTI
    Final Score = 10965 points.
 What a blast! My first full 4 hours on a Sprint. Previous episodes have
 been limited by time and enthusiasm.  Joined Tree's superior team and had
 even more fun.  Congrats to those super operators with scores in high 200s
 and 300s. Don't know how they do it unless it's two radios (per Dannys' 
 comments) and a more youthful set of reaction times.  Regards, Rod

>From Joe Staples <71045.2632 at compuserve.com>  Sun Feb 12 22:27:08 1995
From: Joe Staples <71045.2632 at compuserve.com> (Joe Staples)
Date: 12 Feb 95 17:27:08 EST
Subject: TDXS CW Sprint Scores
Message-ID: <950212222707_71045.2632_GHI130-1 at CompuServe.COM>

Texas DX Society CW Sprint Scores

        K5GN    Dave (@ K2UA)           320 x 48 = 15,360
        W5WMU   Bill (Op. K5GA)         311 x 48 = 14,928   
        KI3l    Don                     263 x 45 = 11,835       
        K5LZO   Chuck                   265 x 44 = 11,660
        W5ASP   Joe                     241 x 44 = 10,604    
        K5TU    Kim                     210 x 43 =  9,030   
        K5RC    Tom                     200 x 42 =  8,400
        KB5YVT  Mike                    175 x 42 =  7,350
        KZ8E    Earl                    139 x 39 =  5,421
        K5DX    Sharp                   108 x 38 =  4,104      

>From Celia Tony Becker <becker at shell.portal.com>  Sun Feb 12 22:59:14 1995
From: Celia Tony Becker <becker at shell.portal.com> (Celia Tony Becker)
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 14:59:14 -0800
Subject: Sprint CW Score, AE0M
Message-ID: <199502122259.OAA23408 at jobe.shell.portal.com>

                       North American Sprint February 1994

      Call: AE0M 
      Mode: CW                       
  Category: Steath Antennas, Part Time
      Team: NCCC#2  (the B team)

               QSOs   MULTs
          20m   48        ok until it died
          40m   79        best band, the delta loop works well
          80m   13        had to use keyer due to RF in shack
      Totals   140  *  35  =   4900

All exchanges sent were "S/N Tony CA".

Equipment and Excuses:
RIG: FT-990, FL7000 & 486DX2-66 MHz running TRLog v4.05 demo.  
ANTs: My CC&R's prohibit external antennas, so I have an attic 20-10m fan 
dipole, a stealthly corner fed 40m delta loop and a semi-stealthy 
80-15m fan ground plane in the eucalyptus over the garden wall.  (With all 
those wires it looks like an inverted discone on steroids!)

RF in the shack prevented me from using the computer with the amp on 80m.  
The press of work has kept me from curing the problem.  

The XYL, away with family business, called late in the contest and I lost 
1/2 hour of prime time on 80m.  (She's a Ham and should _know_ better!!)
Oh well, mebbe it was not to be this time...

AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at shell.portal.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

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