CT 9.20

KV8S at aol.com KV8S at aol.com
Fri Feb 17 10:36:17 EST 1995

Just downloaded CT 9.20 (Friday 10 am) for use at our contest station(KF8UM).
 Limited early tests indicate that this past weeks problems seemed to have
been addressed, but I notice that the CT.EXE file has been reduced by 27K,
(from 412K to 385K). While writing code is no easy task this makes one wonder
if the other shoe will soon drop.  

kv8s at aol.com (Dick Bumgardner)

>From Jim Stevens, KI4HN" <ki4hn at cybernetics.net  Fri Feb 17 15:41:52 1995
From: Jim Stevens, KI4HN" <ki4hn at cybernetics.net (Jim Stevens, KI4HN)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 10:41:52 -0500 (EST)
Subject: More PCMCIA RS-232 info
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950217103811.9053A-100000 at server0>

Thanks to several people, I now know of 3 more companies that make PCMCIA 
RS-232 cards.  They all have non-800 numbers for the benefit of our 
non-W/VE contesting friends.

Socket Communications
Hayward, CA

CNF, Inc.
Morgan Hill, CA

Akron, OH

73, Jim, KI4HN
ki4hn at cybernetics.net

>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree)  Fri Feb 17 15:20:58 1995
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 95 07:20:58 PST
Subject: Sprint bashing
Message-ID: <9502171520.AA11370 at cmicro.com>

Well, I must take exception to N2AA's comments.  While chasing mults at
weird times on 20 meters might require some talent, chasing mults on
15 meters at weird times requires REAL talent.

C'mon guys...  we have different contests that each have their own appeal,
and if there are people out there who don't like some of the contests, that
just means we have a wide variety of contests to choose from.  We need
to accept the fact that we can like different contests and still be 
contesters without starting to point fingers and saying so and so isn't
a real contester if he doesn't get in this contest.

This has been going on from both sides:  One side describing DX contests
as nothing more than pressing F1 and the other saying sprints are just
a few guys trying to impress each other with copying each other's calls.

Both of these comments are totally false.  

Tree N6TR
tree at cmicro.com

>From Matthew S. Trott" <0007288678 at mcimail.com  Fri Feb 17 16:27:00 1995
From: Matthew S. Trott" <0007288678 at mcimail.com (Matthew S. Trott)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 95 11:27 EST
Subject: Not Sure
Message-ID: <85950217162758/0007288678PJ2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Hey guys it's sure been nice working you in all the tests. There really is
a feeling of comradery that I feel when I here those same old calls every year
in one test or another. 

What I would like to add is that if the Novice Round-up could have been
redesigned around the SPRINT format it wouldn't have died a week or so ago.
While it's nice to work all of you year after year, what we really need is some
way to get neophytes to jo 
in in. What better way to do this than the NR Sprint. Let's hold it on New
Year's Eve each year so as to allow an alternative for the Straight Key Night
crowd who didn't stay sober. Send CW logs to me, SSB logs to Ted Kennedy. 

As far as the SPRINT goes, I feel quite comfortable that I am the best
operator. I had 213 Q's and 38 mults.  If I had been using my other radio then
I would have easily nailed the entire field to the wall. 213 X 2= 426; 38 X
2=76 for a total score of 32 
,376! But I had one radio tied behind my back just to make it fair.

Looking down the road, I sure hope contesting can survive.  If the
Republicans can get all their "Contest with America" ideas through then we
should have some pretty smooth sailing ahead. I really don't think they'll be
able to bring us culturally divers e radiosportsters together on all fronts,
but hopefully we can all agree that it would sure be nice to take part in the
payouts.  Wouldn't it be nice to receive disaster payments when a particular
operation is hard hit by Murphy or deficiency payments dur 
ing sunspot lulls. 

I hope to see you all for a group hug at Dayton where we can set aside our
differences for a brief while and realize that we're all just one fine group of
crazy cowboys/girls. 


Ross Ewage

1220 Wilson Rd.

Power,  MT 59468

"Power on loan from Quad"

aa7bg at mcimail.com


>From vburns <vburns at netcom.com>  Fri Feb 17 18:44:36 1995
From: vburns <vburns at netcom.com> (vburns)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 10:44:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: V31DX in ARRL SSB
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9502161003.A23215-0100000 at netcom19>

Well once again we are confirmed to visit the enchanting Caye of Ambergris
for the ARRL SSB Contest.  We should be operational Wednesday, especially
look for us on 80/160 prior to the contest (V31VB) to satisfy all the 
requests that have flooded my e_mail box for V31 on the low bands. 

Remember during the contest, you get a fiveninethousand no matter how weak
you really are, so don't let it to go to your head!  Full call signs 
please :-)

See you in the contest... 


Victor KI6IM / V31VB - For V31DX - The Cuba Libre Contest Club

Think Globaly....Drink Locally

>From jallen at vhfcom.com (John D. Allen)  Fri Feb 17 18:48:48 1995
From: jallen at vhfcom.com (John D. Allen) (John D. Allen)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 13:48:48 -0500
Subject: PCMCIA RS-232
Message-ID: <199502171848.NAA18092 at nic.iii.net>

Another source is Socket Communications, Inc. 2501 Technology Drive, Inc.
Hayward, CA 94545 510-670-0300, FAX 510-670-0333

I am about to try one of these. (Borrowed for the weekend)
I have no affiliation...

John, K1FWF

... today I discovered that Options By IBM makes and sells a PCMCIA RS-232
> card.  It is a Type II PCMCIA package that comes with a special cable that
> goes from the back of the PCMCIA card to a 9-pin D-shell connector, a
> diskette with software drivers and diagnotics, and a manual. 
> With a card such as this one, your notebook would not have to be the end 
> machine in a CT network.
> This card is orderable from IBM PC Direct at 1-800-426-2968.  
> I have heard rumors that another company also makes a PCMCIA RS-232 card, but
> I have not been able to confirm the info yet.
> 73, Jim, KI4HN
> ki4hn at cybernetics.net

John Allen, K1FWF, jallen at vhfcom.com 508-779-6189

>From [user unknown]" <cmschonewaldcox at ucdavis.edu  Fri Feb 17 19:53:04 1995
From: [user unknown]" <cmschonewaldcox at ucdavis.edu (user unknown)
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 11:53:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Contesting
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.950217115115.4511A-100000 at chip>

To all:

To contest, or not to contest,--that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind, to operate the Sprint or the PA
QSO party is an outrageous question, 
Or is it better to take arms against a contest you do not enter,
and by opposing them end them? 
To die,to sleep,--
Contesting no more; insanity,
and by dying to say we end the heart-ache of bad conditions, and
the thousand natural shocks that contesters are heir to?--'tis a
consummation devoutly to be wish'ed.
To die, to sleep;--
To sleep is to be wished, perchance to dream;--ay, there's the rub;
For in that sleep what dreams may come,
When we have undergone Morpheus' spell and shuffled off our daily
Contests dance in our heads: mighty Prometheus, after fire, gave
the world contests.
Let a smile cross your lips,
for in the end, there are multitudes of paths,
to the top of contest mountain.

with kindest help from Hamlet Act III

73 Bob K3EST

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