NV6O CW Sprint

Mon Feb 13 08:00:15 EST 1995

Went to Randy's, AA6WJ for the cw portion of sprint.  He has a
super-duper Mosley all band Pro 67B (I think) at 80' and a loop on
75-80.  765 and and Alpha 86.

Worked great!  We found our loose LPT1 connection to the cw keyer and
also found that the radio communication was hooked to the wrong COM at
0002.20 or thereabouts.  Talk about panic.

We had everything ready at 15 min before hand and noticed that the
computer was not talking to the radio.  Fixed that, and while fixing it,
must have wiggled the LPT plug.  Oh well, at my rate...........

I left my disc at home, so here's what I remember

        20      76
        40     102
        80      56
               234       x 42

While not a significant score in the overall view of contesting, it's an
allmost 30 q improvement for me.  Was it his station?  Was it
conditions? Is it possible that I'm improving?

I noticed that I'm confused when the letters q, z and x are required to
be hit on the keyboard.  I've been typing since 7th grade (when the
Giants moved to SF) and this is probably an advance sign of
Callzheimer's disease.

Have to have my racquetball pro design an exercise for q and z I guess.

Danny is right.  20 is loaded with sprint fodder when the crowd moves
down to 40.

Randy's station is not set up for rapid band changes, as the 40 elements
of is Pro whatever require the use of an antenna tuner.  So does the 80
loop.  Guess I'm gunna have to determine the Z of his ant on 40 and fix
him up with a series coax transformer that he can switch in and out.

I can't believe the number of 300+ totals.........awesome!

Eric, NV6O
edwoods at pacbell.com

>From Gerry Hohn <Gerry.Hohn.0285711 at nt.com>  Mon Feb 13 13:59:50 1995
From: Gerry Hohn <Gerry.Hohn.0285711 at nt.com> (Gerry Hohn)
Date: 13 Feb 1995 08:59:50 -0500
Subject: CVB 2.0 Help!
Message-ID: <n1419448984.19398 at nmisq2.miss.nt.com>

                       Subject:                               Time:8:51
  OFFICE MEMO          CVB 2.0 Help!                         

Fellow Contesters,

I am having a problem with CVB 2.0 that someone out there may be able to
help me to resolve.  It's probably something silly but I am not a DOS
(use a MAC mostly-except for Ham stuff) person and not familiar with all
the tricks to get things working.

I have CVB 2.0 and a Sound Blaster 2.0 (8 bit). The computer is a 386/16
with co-processor and 4 megs of memory.

What happens is that I can load CVB and playback a message (F1 or any
other F key that has been recorded) and repeat this with no problems. 
If I esc or press a second F key during the playback I cannot play a
memory again. What I can hear is a low level "mumble" in the background
that is in sync with the original message.  If I unload CVB and reload
the TSR, I can again play messages as long as I don't esc during

Has anyone else experienced this problem and/or can provide any advise?

Gerry (gerry.hohn.0285711 at nt.com)

>From Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng)" <fhmoore at po7.pcmail.ingr.com  Mon Feb 13 17:18:00 1995
From: Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng)" <fhmoore at po7.pcmail.ingr.com (Moore, Frank (Hdw Eng))
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 11:18:00 CST
Subject: KE4GY Sprint Score
Message-ID: <2F3F8640 at hubsmp5.pcmail.ingr.com>

     Station Callsign: KE4GY
     State or Country: AL

     band        QSOs

      20CW          0
      40CW          0
      80CW         47

     total:        47 QSOs  X  20 mults  =  claimed score:     940

     Part time (1 hour), low power

     Ant 40/80 inv V at 35'

     First 3 hours were spent at my son's hockey game. I enjoy the sprints 
but they don't even come close to watching my son score the winning goal.


>From David O. Hachadorian" <74752.115 at compuserve.com  Mon Feb 13 17:47:14 1995
From: David O. Hachadorian" <74752.115 at compuserve.com (David O. Hachadorian)
Date: 13 Feb 95 12:47:14 EST
Subject: Hello Caribbean
Message-ID: <950213174713_74752.115_EHL123-1 at CompuServe.COM>

Purely by coincidence, I'll be in the Caribbean area during the period of the
arrl phone dx test. I would enjoy meeting with any expeditions/locals
participating in the test, just to chat, or to listen in, or maybe even make a
few Q's. Sked is as follows:

Feb 24 - 27  Puerto Rico
Feb 28 - Mar 3  St. Maarten / St. Martin
March 4 - 7  St. Thomas

I'll be travelling with a yl, so can't do anything  _too_  serious with the

>From David O. Hachadorian" <74752.115 at compuserve.com  Mon Feb 13 17:50:59 1995
From: David O. Hachadorian" <74752.115 at compuserve.com (David O. Hachadorian)
Date: 13 Feb 95 12:50:59 EST
Subject: Hello Again Caribbean
Message-ID: <950213175058_74752.115_EHL123-2 at CompuServe.COM>

I forgot to sign my previous message about visiting the Caribbean. Must be
getting old(er).

Dave Hachadorian, K6LL
k6ll at mcimail.com

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