N0bsh at aol.com N0bsh at aol.com
Sun Jul 23 01:47:40 EDT 1995

SprINT Score

N0BSH     Wisconsin

20:  179
40:    0

Total:    179  QSOs

I know the rules say 20 and 40M.  I trust there's no "hidden"
requirement to actually make QSOs on both bands!  With nice, loud,
QRN-free signals from near and far on 20 I just could see no
reason to go to 40 and listen to all the static.

Lots of fun!!!

See y'all next time.

Mike  N0BSH
n0bsh at aol.com

>From Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org  Sun Jul 23 05:49:23 1995
From: Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 00:49:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: QRL?
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.950723004831.23092O-100000 at cap1.capaccess.org>

On Fri, 21 Jul 1995, Larry Crim wrote:

> If, as K3ZO says, that "QRL?" wasn't asked years ago, why is it a Q-signal?
> Larry
> wz4f at iquest.com

When the Q signal list was made the guys tried to think of all sorts of Q 
signals to cover all sorts of things.  Many, or most, are rarely used, 
some virtually never.  QRL was one of the rare or never ones until about 
1975 -- not sure, sometime between '75 and '85 I guess.

 Rich Boyd KE3Q

>From Larry Tyree <tree at cmicro.com>  Sun Jul 23 06:02:46 1995
From: Larry Tyree <tree at cmicro.com> (Larry Tyree)
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 1995 22:02:46 -0700
Subject: Cute single women looking for fun.
Message-ID: <199507230502.WAA26077 at cascade.cmicro.com>

Okay, I fooled you.  While getting warmed up for the internet sprint, I
was listening to a tape of a previous sprint in the car while picking up
Chinese take out before the contest (a great trade for two hours in front
of the radio).

Well, I was working some weak station and some N6** station goes:

"NA N6**" and someone answered him before I could even send . _ . . .

The QSO progressed along even with me trying to get their attention
(they were both pretty strong and the guy I was working was really
weak).  In the end, they finished their QSO without a problem (I was
not in their ideal skip zone) and my QSO was blown away and I lost
a lot of time.

The moral of this story is that if you are going to use a CQ to see if
the frequency is in use, you might be real sensitive to what happens next.
If you want to work the guy that comes back to you regardless of whoever
else is making a QSO on that frequency, you might create some hard feelings.

I sure got mad!!

Tree N6TR

>From becker at shell.portal.com (Tony and Celia Becker)  Sun Jul 23 03:11:16 1995
From: becker at shell.portal.com (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 1995 22:11:16 -0400
Subject: SprINT Score, AE0M
Message-ID: <199507230513.WAA00108 at nova.unix.portal.com>

                  INTERNET SPRINT CONTEST -- JULY 1995
Callsign: AE0M
   BAND     QSO 
    40       16      Delta Loop @ 8'
    20       39      Delta Loop @ 12'
  -----    -----
   All       55 
Power: 150 W
RIG: FT-990, FL7000 & 486DX2-66 MHz running N6TRLog ver. 4.05
I put up a better antenna for 20m, but still couldn't CQ.  Kitchen
crisis involving blender (yuck) interrupted me at 0120Z for 10 min.
Couldn't stay focused afterwards.
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at shell.portal.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org  Sun Jul 23 06:38:07 1995
From: Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 01:38:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: "Is the frequency in use?" or "QRL?" (fwd)
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.950723013453.4790K-100000 at cap1.capaccess.org>

Rich Boyd KE3Q

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat, 22 Jul 1995 11:45:32 +0500 
From: mike-san at edenbbs.com
To: "rich l. boyd" <rlboyd at capaccess.org>
Subject: Re: "Is the frequency in use?" or "QRL?"

Ahem, is it really necessary for you to comment on this topic EVERY DAY?
Just courio


I'm forwarding the above fomr someone named Mike who doesn't seem to have 
a callsign, though I guess it's not illegal to not have one on the reflector.

In case anyone else is asking this same question, the answer is, I 
don't.  All my messages on this topic have been today, July 22.  I have 
not signed on for several days so I got a late start on the QRL 
discussion and had some catching up to do.

I think by this point (all today) I have pretty much had my say and don't 
feel any great urge to add to it, unless some replies deserve answers.  
73 - Rich, KE3Q

>From Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org  Sun Jul 23 07:09:04 1995
From: Rich L. Boyd" <rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Sun, 23 Jul 1995 02:09:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: QRL
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.950723020657.13049E-100000 at cap1.capaccess.org>

Someone named Mike who didn't have a callsign anywhere in his message 
asked why I feel compelled to comment on the QRL question every day.

My answer is that I don't.  All my comments have been today (and I 
realize it's after midnight here now, so technically I'm into day two of 
my comment period, hi).  I hadn't checked in to read the e-mail for 
several days and missed the first few days of this discussion and was 
getting caught up.

I think I've had my say and don't feel any great urge to keep commenting 
further unless someone gets me to rise to the bait with their replies.  hi.

Rich Boyd KE3Q

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