V44KAO the bad guy??

N0bsh at aol.com N0bsh at aol.com
Mon Feb 27 22:01:41 EST 1995

Before we get into the public chastisement of V44KAO it would
perhaps be best to know what the "real" situation is/was.  And I'm 
not saying that I know............

Someone asked who the op was.  As far as I can tell the op of 
V44KAO was Oliver, V44KAO!!  Yes, there are actually residents of
these nice islands that also like to get on the air and play radio.  

Was he "in the contest?"  Don't know.
Was he just handing out contacts?  Don't know.

He seemed perfectly willing to send his power when asked.  But if,
in fact, he was just DXing there is no requirement to send any kind
of "contest exchange" just because he happened to pick the 
weekend of the ARRL DX CW Contest to get on the air for a while.
We just do not know his intentions.

We can't just assume everyone who gets on the air during a 
contest really cares about the contest.  We pry all this info out of 
the missionaries in Africa, who just get on to keep their skeds, in 
every phone contest.  No one seems to have a problem with that,
even when it is obvious the guy has no interest in the contest, nor is he
aware of the "proper" exchange.  In this case we had someone 
who appeared to be a pretty capable CW op who *sounded* like he 
was "in the contest." (note *sounded*)

As I said in a previous post, if he was really "in the contest" then
he violated the rules by not sending a complete exchange.  If he 
was just DXing and only sending a "contest exchange" when asked
then he violated nothing!!!

Until we know all the details, please refrain from casting 
judgement on 'KAO.  He certainly doesn't have to provide the mult 
for us.  If all this got back to him he could very well make sure he 
NEVER gets on during a contest again.  We lose...........

Mike  N0BSH
n0bsh at aol.com

>From Steven Affens <k3sa at access.digex.net>  Tue Feb 28 03:02:47 1995
From: Steven Affens <k3sa at access.digex.net> (Steven Affens)
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 22:02:47 -0500 (EST)
Subject: log submission
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950227220156.19936C-100000 at access1.digex.net>

I sent mine by email to same adr but not confirm yet.  It has worked fine 
in the past....SS logs last fall went FB by email.

Steven C. Affens

On Mon, 27 Feb 1995, Bill Parry wrote:

> I tried to submit my ARRL DX log by ftp to contest at arrl.com as stated in QST
> but got message back stating "host not found". Anyone else have this problem?
>                                         Bill, W5VX
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>From jeff at njo.dec.com (Jeff Janock)  Tue Feb 28 02:24:21 1995
From: jeff at njo.dec.com (Jeff Janock) (Jeff Janock)
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 95 21:24:21 -0500
Subject: VP9DX in ARRL SSB
Message-ID: <9502280224.AA09014 at nemap.njo.dec.com>

PLease look for (and work!) VP9DX in this weekend's ARRL DX SSB Contest.
We will be a multi-single operation and active on all bands (no matter 
what!).  QSL for VP9DX via WB2YQH and 100% via buro - Complete announcement
available on OPDX or via request back to me...

See you in the piles!! de jeff, n2mzh/vp9

>From Steven Affens <k3sa at access.digex.net>  Tue Feb 28 03:14:12 1995
From: Steven Affens <k3sa at access.digex.net> (Steven Affens)
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 22:14:12 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Operating Time in ARRL DX Contest Score Report
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950227221255.19936E-100000 at access1.digex.net>

I always report the op time.  It is of great interest to see and gives 
some perspective on the score.  I'll vote for it.
73 Steve K3SA

Steven C. Affens

On Mon, 27 Feb 1995, Kurt Pauer wrote:

>               ARRL DX Contest Operating Time Report
> For the past two years, most of the CAC has been trying to persuade the
> ARRL Contest Branch to publish the "operating time" on the score line
> in the October QST results of the ARRL DX Contest.  The answer is a 
> "Catch 22" in that they say that very few people report the operating time.  
> On the other hand, the Summary sheet doesn't ask for operating time and CT 
> doesn't report it on the "arrl95.sum" file.  The operating time was always 
> reported back in the Middle Ages (1978 and before) and many of us found it 
> useful in comparing our efforts with others.  The CAC is proposing that
> the operating time be added to the score line.  The current rules don't
> require operating time to be reported and the Summary Sheet doesn't ask
> for it.  So we have to start somewhere.  In an effort to start the ball
> rolling, please report your "operating time" as an additional item on
> your ARRL DX Contest Summary sheet.  What criteria should you use for
> operating time?  There is nothing exact about this, but I would define
> it as the time that was actively spent in front of the radio.  I set the
> OFFTHRESH to 15 minutes in CT and I am satisfied with the result.  If I
> went 15 minutes without a contact, I wasn't at the radio.  Someone else
> might have a different offtime-threshold.  Use your own judgment to
> determine your own operating time.
> Hopefully, we can persuade the ARRL Contest Branch that this is a valuable
> piece of information for the contest report.  We will also try to persuade
> them to add this to the Summary sheet and add it to the reporting rules.  
> K1EA has told me that he can easily add a line to the CT xx.SUM file 
> replicating the operating time shown on the logging screen.  If operating
> time is not reported, the CAC is recommending a blank space as a default.
> Please give this message dissemination over the PacketCluster networks.
> If you feel strongly one way or the other about the issue of reporting
> operating time in the results, let your CAC representative know.
>                                Kurt Pauer, W1PH
>                                New England Division CAC Rep

>From bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn)  Tue Feb 28 03:43:11 1995
From: bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 1995 19:43:11 -0800
Subject: 160 SSB Score
Message-ID: <199502280343.TAA22878 at netcom6.netcom.com>

Following post for Larry, KJ6HO, who does not have Internet access:

Call: KJ6HO
Location: S.Calif
Low Power

Score:  239 Q x 47 M = 25,192

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

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