KR2J at aol.com KR2J at aol.com
Tue Feb 14 18:49:51 EST 1995

This warning also applies to older (TS940 and earlier) Kenwood equipment with
the transverter DIN jack.  The RX input is equally unprotected on these rigs.

KR2J at AOL.com

>From Roger <roger at w8hd.org>  Wed Feb 15 01:58:36 1995
From: Roger <roger at w8hd.org> (Roger)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 20:58:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Ham buy/sell/swap gear
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950214205341.19159A-100000 at w8hd2.w8hd.org>

I ran across a new on-line computer service the other day. Looks like an 
on-line classified ad system for buying/selling/swapping ham gear. It's 
going to be free for while. Looks like a pretty interesting idea. The 
phone number is 1-810-486-4878

>From Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com  Tue Feb 14 15:14:19 1995
From: Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 10:14:19 EST
Subject: ice
Message-ID: <2f40c8cd.k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com>

Does anyone know if the fellows at Industrial Communication
Engineers, Ltd. (ICE) have an e-mail address?

Good Guy Award

During the fall contest season, AA2DU managed to blow up one
of the ICE 20 meter band pass filters.  It was two years and
a few months old.  They shipped a replacement BPF, at their
expense, the day they received mine back at their place.
Nice service!
                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
                   internet:  k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com
"Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low."

>From Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com  Tue Feb 14 01:55:47 1995
From: Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 20:55:47 EST
Subject: LOL's Antenna
Message-ID: <2f400dad.k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com>

On Mon, 13 Feb 1995 11:48:00 -0800 (PST), "Trey Garlough"
<GARLOUGH at tgv.com> wrote:
> > Guess I'll have to buy her a new antenna and coax before
the next contest...
> A worthwhile investment.  A similar problem was solved
this way at N5AU a number of years back.  WB5VZL can give
more details, but the next door neighbor had some kind of
lousy antenna and a crappy feedline and was only getting
channel 2 about S5, modulo RFI problems.  The problem was
> fixed by improving his system so he could get more signal
into his TV from channel 2.
> --Trey, WN4KKN/6

A TV antenna and 50 feet of feedline is less than the cost
of ONE hour of lawyer time.  I urge you to do it for the LOL
(medical term for "little old lady").

HOWEVER, I also recommend that you ask her to plug in the
coax to the back of the set.  Touch that set and you'll
"own" it.
                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
                   internet:  k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com
"Big antennas, high in the sky, are better than small ones, low."

>From Charles Fulp Jr <0006313915 at mcimail.com>  Wed Feb 15 01:12:00 1995
From: Charles Fulp Jr <0006313915 at mcimail.com> (Charles Fulp Jr)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 20:12 EST
Subject: SPRINTING FROM BIG EAST CLUBS...long winded
Message-ID: <92950215011229/0006313915PK3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

>  KM9P says
>- Why are 3 of the largest clubs (PVRC, FRC, and YCCC) so
>  noticeably absent from this event?

I cannot speak for any of these clubs; however, as a member of FRC
I can guess.  In the 50's and 60's PVRC and FRC fought for SS
Gavels as well as ARRL DX gavels.  In the 70's we gravitated to the
CQWW DX contest, and we began to think of our club as a DX-CONTEST
club.  While we have many die hard contesters in these big clubs,
the preponderance of our membership support their club by working
DX contests.  I work almost every contest that comes along, for
practice, and to support the sport.  I seriously pursue only a
selected few each year.  First I participate all the contests our
club strives to win.  Second I participate in contests that I
enjoy, or that provide practice applicable to improving my DX
contest performance.  Nothing in the sprint seems as valuable as 4
hours in the HA contest running DX stations and developing pileup
skills.  Sprinting is a sophisticated high skill endeavor practiced
by a relatively closed group.  Anyone can join in, but it takes
time to become familiar with the idiosyncracies of the contest and
its participants.  The only thing the sprint can do better than
most contests, is provide very detailed reports on accuracy, due to
the high level of log submission, by the participants.  If accuracy
drills are important to a DX contester, programs such as PED give
decent feedback, under conditions more like what a DX contester
experiences.  Many of us have designed our stations with DX
contesting in mind, making serious participation in domestic
contesting less attractive. Many of us have chosen the  east side
of local hills and mountains, when actual hill top's were not
A second major reason for lack of sprinters in the North East, may
be the fact that CT does not support the sprint.  My NA-5 doesn't
even interface with my radio, and loses track of multipliers real
time.  I never updated, since the sprint is the only contest I
often work that CT does not do.  I am not willing to face a new
software learning curve for one event.
This having been said, the team approach, and a good arm twister
like KZ2S, can get me to do one for the gang.  I programmed my
keyboard to automatically send the sequences in the proper order
for the first time.  Conditions seemed somewhat favorable for our
area.  I was actually handing out similar numbers to the big guys
for the first 10 or 15 minutes, not 10 QSOS behind after 5 minutes. 
Maybe we can get K1EA to add the sprint to the contest menu.  I may
start using the second radio at that point.  

> KM9P says
> it may not count for WRTC. but this is the best test of an
> operator there is... period

Test of what, short term attention span? Accurately copying the
occasional odd name or portable location?  The ability to perform
a drill unlike anything else in contesting or day to day operating?
It seems to me that the main ability the sprint tests is the
knowledge of operating techniques of the bulk of the participants. 
It is definitely a very technique sensitive event.  I am not
convinced that the technique is applicable to many other events. There is no
doubt that some of our finest operators are big Sprint enthusiasts.
When was the last time the last WRTC winners were in the Sprint top 10?

73 Chas K3WW  FRC domestic sprint team  FEB 95

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Wed Feb 15 03:11:55 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 1995 19:11:55 -0800 (PST)
Subject: NH6T callsign change
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9502141955.A9122-9100000 at bach.seattleu.edu>

Well, due to the travels of Reg, NH6T, I will probably use some other KH6
callsign this weekend.  I'm hoping that I can use KH6RS, the Maui club
call. However, you may hear a less common KH6 call burning up the airwaves
this weekend...c'est moi!

Stay tuned and have fun y'all!

73, Ward, N0AX

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