HQ Stations in IARU HF Championship

ve2zp at bbs.ve3jf.ampr.org ve2zp at bbs.ve3jf.ampr.org
Fri Jul 7 11:30:35 EDT 1995

Another HQ station this year will be XJ7RAC, representing the Radio Amateurs of
Canada.  The operator will be Bill Rindone VE7SBO.  

In response to Phil N6ZZ, who asked "How would one identify some of the other
HQ stations?", I would point out that these stations send the name of their
society in the exchange, not a zone.  Just pay attention to the exchange.
Admittedly, that's no help when they're calling CQ, but when they're running
stations, it should be a snap.

73, Dave VE2ZP/VE9CB
InterNet: ve2zp at va3tcp.ampr.org

>From KAY, LEONARD" <LKAY at pria.com  Fri Jul  7 16:36:00 1995
From: KAY, LEONARD" <LKAY at pria.com (KAY, LEONARD)
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 95 08:36:00 PDT
Subject: HQ stations in IARU HF Co...
Message-ID: <2FFD54C3 at pria.com>

>Aside from the list of callsigns you sent, which were from previous year's
>contests, and a few obvious ones, how would one identify some of these 
>HQ stations?  I wouldn't guess that LU4AA or IU2A are mults separate from
>their respective countries.  Makes using logging software kinda tricky 

>73 - Phil, N6ZZ

Do you mean *aside* from the fact that their exchange is their IARU
society instead of their zone?  I.e.  W1AW 599 ARRL   not   W1AW 599 08.
Yeah, I guess you have to listen a couple seconds longer :-).

CT correctly scores the HQ stations if you enter an exchange that's
not a zone number.

See ya at 1200Z!

73, Len

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>From KE2PF <0002017515 at mcimail.com>  Fri Jul  7 14:10:00 1995
From: KE2PF <0002017515 at mcimail.com> (KE2PF)
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 95 08:10 EST
Subject: High Vs Low
Message-ID: <00950707131000/0002017515PL2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

I think another think needed to consider is the point of the sunspot 
cycle. At the top of the cycle a couple years ago low antennas 
outpreformed high antennas especially on 10/15M. Now at the bottom
of the cycle, the rule in most cases is: the higher the better.
For example, compare the scores between W3LPL and N2RM over the last
few years. At the top of the cycle, N2RM won. At the bottom of the 
cycle, W3LPL won. W3LPL has very high towers, and very high antennas.
The highest tower at N2RM is 140 feet, big in any standard, but not
as large as LPL's. In my opinion, the higher antennas are a bonus
to LPL at the cycle minimum, and the lower ones help us at RM at the
cycle top.
   think all the technical designing is extremely important, but 
there are too many variables. Nothing beats experimenting to
find something that works, and the feeling you get when winning a
contest after you have gotten it right :-)
73, Dave KE2PF
Frankford Radio Club
Member, US Coast Guard;
Cape May NJ

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