K1IU at K1IU at
Mon Jul 24 22:49:47 EDT 1995

     Just FTP'ed RUFZ about 1 hour ago and i'm already addicted. My cw
speed is a bit rusty (too much time on digital modes i guess). Would
like to hear from others about your scores for this CONTEST simulator.
My best in 5 attempts is: 17693 points, max= 297. If anyone knows how to
increase the volume on the computer speaker i would like to know about
it. K1AR may turn 40 in 5 days but I'll be 50 in 8 days and need that extra
volume. :-) I guess listening to cw for all these years has affected my
hearing over time.

           73, Jeff Bouvier  k1iu at
p.s. Happy Birthday John!

>From George Cook <george at>  Tue Jul 25 03:28:34 1995
From: George Cook <george at> (George Cook)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 22:28:34 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: LETS CONTEST!!!
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.950724222427.5023F-100000 at>

OK I got a grand idea today.  Really!  Everyone is hot and gritzy and has 
the need to see the ol 3-500s glowing away in the moonlight.  So what say 
"we" the serrious contesters who read this list do a little unexpected 

Lets take and do a contest big time!  I propose the NJ QSO party.  It's 
in a few weeks enough time to get ready and lets face it NJ could really 
stand being taken serriously for a whole weekend.

So who's in?  Lets fire up the garden state with enough RF to make her 
glow for some time to come.

* George Cook   AA3JU  Bangor, PA  FN21         *
* george at  AA3JU at N3IQD.EPA.USA.NA *
* If you're not FRC remember:...............    *
* .......There's no shame in being 2nd best!    *

>From aa0ob at (greg fields)  Tue Jul 25 03:55:00 1995
From: aa0ob at (greg fields) (greg fields)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 95 21:55 CDT
Subject: Yaesu 1000D!
Message-ID: <m0saa9G-0001dIC at>

Hi all,

Last week I put out a query on what people thought of the 
1000D. Was it all it said to be and what about the new Icom
775? I received 12 replys and here is a short summary. (Name
and call unlisted since some asked for that.)

1. Yes, 1000D is all it is cracked up to be! Suggested getting
   two Icom 765's for two radio contesting since they are cheaper.
   (Heard this several times but, one radio is all I can handle!)
   This individual did go on to say if they had meaga bucks they
   would have two 1000D's for two radio contesting! Said the audio
   peak filter for CW was worth it just in itself.
2. Another resounding yes for the 1000D. Did say that Kenwood is 
   coming out with two new rigs that were supposed to blow the 775
   out of the water. (New Kenwoods are 870 & 970.)
3. Another said keep the Yaesu 990 and buy a Drake R4C for a second
   receiver, it's cheaper. (But, I want to be able to instantly transmit
   on that second radio in a contest, not just listen.)
4. 1000D is the most flexible radio produced now.
5. 1000D has a better receiver and filters than 990.
6. A vote for the Omni V.
7. Icom 775 beat the receiver on a Icom 781 with external DSP.
8. In 38  years of Hamming never been more pleased with a rig than the
9. Buy the 1000D and sell the 990 but, keep those funds in reserve for  
   baby sitting during contests if we have a kid!
10.From a person doing contest results the 1000D is the most used rig
   in the contests from the big guns.
11.Dual receive is a dream.
12.Get the 1000D, you won't be disappointed. Don't take a chance on a 
   a untested rig yet. (Icom 775)

As you can see, most said to get the 1000D since they loved it. So, 
after working up a speech and a list of reasons why I need (need?)
a Yaesu 1000D the wife said buy it! I did buy one but, it was used 
at the best price I have ever seen. Even had the subreceiver filter.
In just two days time I can tell I did the right thing. It has a 
receiver that is quieter than the 990 and the dual receive is great!
Sure beats hitting the A/B button! 

The only thing I don't like is that the tuning rate is 10 Khz per 
revolution. Called Yaesu today and the tech gave me the number for
International Radio and Computer that is supposed to have a tuning
rate kit that lowers the tuning rate all the way to 2.5 Khz per
revolution. Unfortunatly the number has been disconnected. Anyone
out there know anything about this? Can you give me their number if
they or anyone else has this?

Second question. Heard from a local who said the 1000D has a problem 
where something in the receiver will pop if too much static builds 
up on the antenna. What? Never heard this one before. I have the ICE
lighting filters on all the antennas which is supposed to bleed static
off of the coax shield. Not too worried about this but, anyone ever
have this problem?

Greg AA0OB
aa0ob at

>From Ray Rocker <rocker at>  Tue Jul 25 05:46:34 1995
From: Ray Rocker <rocker at> (Ray Rocker)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 23:46:34 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Who's collecting RUFZ scores?
Message-ID: <199507250446.XAA20675 at>

On the RUFZ topic, I ftp'ed it too (thanx Jack) and yeah, it sure is fun!
I dunno my score, it's at the office. Only played 2 rounds so far. Like 
W2UP sez it's tough to pick out the dits at high speed, I kept getting
B/D and U/V mixed up. I am embarassed to say I botched 4U1UN as VU1UN.

Anyone collecting scores? I'll volunteer if not. I can keep everyone's
best scores on the Web and maybe post list here if that's cool. It could
be sort of like a CONTEST.

Ray Rocker | WQ5L | rocker at
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>From kf3p at (Tyler Stewart)  Tue Jul 25 06:03:06 1995
From: kf3p at (Tyler Stewart) (Tyler Stewart)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 01:03:06 -0400
Subject: LPT1 Band Port Only!
Message-ID: <199507250503.BAA20638 at>

>Below is my updated contest configuration for my contest computers.
>(Feel free to depress the delete key at this point if you feel ill.)
>There was an error in that only LPT1 can be used by CT for band info
>for the Top Ten Decoder.  Please note that I have moved my printer 
>to LPT3.  Also, I have included the possibility of 2-radio operation
>with CT as well as N6TR (single computer).  

BTW, Brian, I would recommend NOT using the LPT port for band control if
you have a banddata output from your radio.  Why?  Because it's a real pain
when you want to do some casual operation.  If you link it to the radio instead,
it will always work automatically whether using CT or not.  So, use CT or
whatever with a radio interface to switch the radio, which will then switch
the band decoder, etc....MUCH more practical!

73, Tyler

>From patd at (Patrick Dayshaw)  Mon Jul 24 22:21:49 1995
From: patd at (Patrick Dayshaw) (Patrick Dayshaw)
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 1995 22:21:49 +0100
Subject: IOTA Contest:NA-065, Guemes Isl.
Message-ID: <199507250522.WAA06357 at>

The following CONTEST related item forwarded for Debby, AA7RW:

>I am going on a "DX-pedition" to Guemes Island, NA-065 for the "IOTA
CONTEST", >July 29 - 30, 1995.  I'll be on 10 thru 80 meters SSB only (I
know, I know, >I'm key shy in contests).  I will also operate some Friday
afternoon (July >28) to familiarize myself with my host's (NM7M/NM7N)
station.  QSL to my >callbook address (94 and on) or via the buro.  Please
be patient, this is my >first "DXpedition".

>73 and DX

>Debby, AA7RW

>From wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP)  Tue Jul 25 06:22:53 1995
From: wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP) (Bill Turner  W7LZP)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 05:22:53 +0000
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <199507250523.WAA06589 at>

At 09:08 AM 7/24/95 +0200, at wrote:
>Finaly I think I understand the atitude of the US hams these
>days. Contest isn't pure sportmanship competition instead
>it's a war. 
>Gee life must be hard in the US these days, I almost feel sorry
>for you guys.
>73 and pse use QRL? de Jim SM2EKM
>email: jeh%kiona.dnet at
Well, Jim, there are 250,000,000 people in the US and only about three of
them think contests are war.  There's hope for us yet.

73, Bill  W7LZP
wrt at

>From ke7gh at (Brian Short)  Tue Jul 25 06:50:48 1995
From: ke7gh at (Brian Short) (Brian Short)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 05:50:48 +0000
Subject: LPT Port w/No Errors & Paddle
Message-ID: <199507250550.WAA23919 at>

I updated the list with an example of thre CW keying circuit
and I added inputs for paddles with N6TR, for example.  Any
comments?  73 de Brian

LPT1 Pin Assignments

Pin 2......BAND DATA "A"
Pin 7......BAND DATA "B"
Pin 8......BAND DATA "C"
Pin 9......BAND DATA "D"

Pin 1......CW STROBE         -EMITTER of NPN
Pin 17.....CW SLCT           -thru 1k resistor to BASE
Pin 18.....GND               -to radio
                             -COLLECTOR to radio

Pin 3......DVK SWITCH #1
Pin 4......DVK SWITCH #2
Pin 5......DVK SWITCH #3
Pin 6......DVK SWITCH #4

Pin 11/25..GND

Pin 12.....DOT PADDLE^
Pin 13.....DASH PADDLE
Pin 14.....PULLUP THRU 10K TO 12/13

LPT2 Pin Assignments

Pin 2......RADIO 1/2 SELECT

Pin 1......CW STROBE*
Pin 17.....CW SLCT
Pin 18.....GND

Pin 3......DVK SWITCH #1
Pin 4......DVK SWITCH #2
Pin 5......DVK SWITCH #3
Pin 6......DVK SWITCH #4

Pin 11/25..GND

Pin 12.....DOT PADDLE^
Pin 13.....DASH PADDLE
Pin 14.....PULLUP THRU 10K TO 12/13

LPT3 Pin Assignments

Pin 1......CW STROBE*
Pin 17.....CW SLCT
Pin 18.....GND

Pin 3......DVK SWITCH #1
Pin 4......DVK SWITCH #2
Pin 5......DVK SWITCH #3
Pin 6......DVK SWITCH #4

Pin 11/25..GND

Pin 12.....DOT PADDLE^
Pin 13.....DASH PADDLE
Pin 14.....PULLUP THRU 10K TO 12/13

Use the -AC option to get BAND DATA on LPT1 (only) for
use with Top Ten Decoder etc.

Radio 1/2 Select is always on LPT2.

CW Port and DVK Control are subject to software setup to
enable the outputs.

* See the LPT1 CW Port description above for details.
^ Pins 12/13/14 are used by N6TR for CW paddle support.


>From ke7gh at (Brian Short)  Tue Jul 25 07:01:03 1995
From: ke7gh at (Brian Short) (Brian Short)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 06:01:03 +0000
Subject: Signals
Message-ID: <199507250601.XAA26527 at>

>I am pleased there is an article about a radio 1/2 relay box.
>I am a "newbie" in this, Ken.  I subscribed to NCJ for the first time
>around that time frame.  Is there another way to access it?
>Thanks, de Brian
>>Hi Brian,
>>See my article in Nov/Dec '93 NCJ regarding relay switching box.

>From Takao KUMAGAI <je1cka at>  Tue Jul 25 12:37:47 1995
From: Takao KUMAGAI <je1cka at> (Takao KUMAGAI)
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 1995 20:37:47 +0900
Subject: [cq-contest 6809] RUFZ score
Message-ID: <199507251137.UAA06417 at>

on 95/07/25, Barry Kutner writes:

:   Wonder if anyone (else) has been playing with RUFZ? Tough to distinguish 
:   the dits with the PC spkt. Gotta wire the headphones in. Best score so 
:   far is 29639 with speed of 367.
Send your HISCR.DTA in your \RUFZ directory to me directly.
This is the text(ASCII FORMAT) file recording the High-score.
I'm collenting the score and will post the list.

	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
	TEL:81-30-066-6408, FAX:81-423-93-4449
	Internet: je1cka at

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