Where from? How to?

W1IHN at aol.com W1IHN at aol.com
Wed Jul 12 13:11:17 EDT 1995

I may have the opportunity to operate portable in some domestic contest from
"out West" and while exploring the possibilities would like some opinions on
two issues:
(1) what state to operate from, and (2) practical *EFFECTIVE* antenna
The station would be contained in a moderate-sized motor home, driven from
Las Vegas, NV or Hurricane, UT (my son-in-law, WA2JFK, and daughter live in
LV, and his folks with motor home in UT). My choice would be to operate from
UT since back East
that's always a rare one. The motor home has a 4kw Onan generator that feeds
off the motor home's 75-gallon gas tank. SS would be a good possibility; if
not this year, then next.
Remember, this motor home would be borrowed for a weekend, so I wouldn't want
to make any permanent "changes", nor would I want to carry lots of tower
sections on its roof...

>From wb2jsj at ka2tcq.ampr.org (Mitch)  Wed Jul 12 13:37:28 1995
From: wb2jsj at ka2tcq.ampr.org (Mitch) (Mitch)
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 12:37:28 UTC
Subject: Field Day Scores
Message-ID: <4525 at ka2tcq.ampr.org>

Has anyone compiled ARRL Field Day Scores?
If so, I'd like to see how everyone did.
Please send directly to:  wb2jsj at amgate.net.plattsburgh.edu
Thanks & 73,

>From John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com  Wed Jul 12 18:57:49 1995
From: John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com (John Dorr K1AR)
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 95 12:57:49 -0500
Subject: Last Call...CQ Trophies/Contest Survey
Message-ID: <3014653960.0.p00259 at psilink.com>

Thanks for all the response I received when I CQ'd here recently asking 
for CQWW trophy donors. If you missed it, here's the remaining unfilled 

	Single Op/Single Band 21 MHz Europe - SSB
	Single Op/Single Band 3.8 MHz Europe - SSB
	Single Op/Single Band 1.8 MHz Europe - SSB
	Multi-Single Africa - SSB

The cost to sponsor these awards is $50/year. Let me know no later than 
Friday 7/14 if you're interested.

On a separate note, if you want to input into the topics being covered 
by this year's CQ Contest Survey, your window is open until tomorrow 
(7/13). Feel free to throw comments my way...

Thanks for reading.

73 John, K1AR

>From RUSSELL S. RINN" <miltex at bga.com  Wed Jul 12 18:22:15 1995
From: RUSSELL S. RINN" <miltex at bga.com (RUSSELL S. RINN)
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 12:22:15 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: N3BB IARU Score/Comments
Message-ID: <199507121722.MAA16237 at zoom.bga.com>

Contest: 1995 IARU
Call: N3BB 
Category: Multi-Single

Operators: N3BB, AA5RB  

Band   Qso's  Zones    HQ's   Pt's Per Q 
160     18      5       1       2.07
 80     71     14       1       2.61 
 40    375     31      15       3.65  
 20   1232     39      18       3.56 
 15    232     25      18       3.27   
 10     39      5       0       2.59
      1967    119      39      1,078,192  (net q's, score will change a bit) 

Almost a 50/50 split between ssb/cw qso's.

Very interesting contest.  Jim, N3BB, and I did another one of our 2 
man multiops.  Jim pounded the brass while I was the phone op.

It is very interesting reading the comments and seeing the propagation 
differences in areas that are as close as 200 miles.

10m  Not a big band for us.  I'm not sure when/if the band opened here,  
but we weren't around when it happened.  I checked the band religiously
throughout the entire contest but didn't hear much at all.
The white noise keep me wondering if the antennas were still up.

15m  Again, not much here.  I don't have any data from our log and the 
numbers weren't memorable, so tough to talk about where the q's came from.  
We did have a few JA's in w/Jim having a mini-run at +/- midnight local. 

20m This was THE BAND for us.  A definite  "7-11 band" - open 24 hours
a day.  Very nice rates with many hours of 100+ on both CW and SSB.  Great 
CW opening from 0200 - 0530Z.  We could run very big rates here, both 
stateside and DX.  After Jim's big CW runs I had 1 1/2 - 2 hours of near 
100 hrs SSB working Europe and Asiatic Russians over the pole.  This band 
helped us and hurt us as it was difficult leaving piles of 5 pointers to 
go work a mult, etc.

40m Jim says he felt like the VOA during our sunrise CW runs.  Had stations 
from JA, central asia and Pacific calling in on our run freqs.

80m/160m 1 European on 80m (SSB).  Heard a JA on 80 (CW) but he no hear us.  
My highlight on these bands was moving an XE from 80 to 160.  'Nuff said. 

Equipment held out fine.  However, we didn't realize that CT 9.1x didn't  
support an IARU zone checklist.  Somehow, we didn't scramble to do a manual
sheet and this mental block probably accounted for our missing some easy zones.

I'm just getting back into the hobby after a 10 year break so I'm not even 
sure where we are in the sunspot cycle-after our 20m experience I'm really 

See y'all next time.

73, de Russ-- (AA5RB)

>From Joe Pfeuffer <JP at otc.mhs.compuserve.com>  Wed Jul 12 21:02:24 1995
From: Joe Pfeuffer <JP at otc.mhs.compuserve.com> (Joe Pfeuffer)
Date: 12 Jul 95 16:02:24 EDT
Subject: DSP Choices
Message-ID: <950712200224_555063.0_EHF27-1 at CompuServe.COM>


I am going to invest some hard earned cash for a DSP and am confused as to 
the claims, performance, etc.

I would appreciate your reccomendation and/or opinion of the various models.


Joe - KW1K
Spoakne, WA

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