All Asian CW Results - N6ZZ

N6ZZ at N6ZZ at
Tue Jun 20 08:13:57 EDT 1995

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Prefixes   

   40CW       97                 97              93         45 
   20CW      147               146            140         62 

 Totals         244              243            233       107 

    Final Score = 24,931 points.

Casual operation along with other weekend activities.  Friday night/Saturday
was pretty much a S&P operation.  Conditions seemed better the second half of
the contest.  Woke up early Sunday morning, and found 40 meters in fine
shape.  The 2 hours between 0937 and 1137Z yielded 63 QSOs on 40 meters.  Got
on 20 at 1246, and by 1356Z I had another 54 QSOs, so those 3+ hours got me
about half of my meager QSOs.  Gee, if only the other 45 hours had been so

Was called by 10 non-Asians, explained the contest and exchange to them.
 Maybe they'll be active participants in the next 'test.

Major accomplishment:  Called over 43% of those worked by name.
Only one called me by name.  Guess I have to work on my identity.

Electric Radios:  TS-850/Alpha 76; Antennas:  Force 12  C-3 on 20 @ 50',
EF-240 on 40 @ 60'.

73 - Phil N6ZZ

>From Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at  Tue Jun 20 13:07:12 1995
From: Peter G. Smith" <n4zr at (Peter G. Smith)
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 05:07:12 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: base cement
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9506200510.A27442-0100000 at netcom20>

Actually, it was someone else who made the recent posting.  However, last 
year I collected extensive summaries on lightning protecvtion and tower 
basing - pier pin vs. embedded - and nobody mentioned to me the base 
explosion thing.  

73, Pete                                       
N4ZR at
"Better, faster,cheaper -- choose any two"
"No no no -- it's WEST Virginia"

>From Rick Niswander, K7GM" <AONISWAN at ECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU  Tue Jun 20 16:04:05 1995
From: Rick Niswander, K7GM" <AONISWAN at ECUVM.CIS.ECU.EDU (Rick Niswander, K7GM)
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 95 11:04:05 EDT
Subject: Which vertical

     This may seem a bit mundane given the hardware many of the reflectorites
have up.....  I have taken down the K7GM station in Farmville (hopefully
to be up somewhere else by SS, but who knows).  The new house in Greenville
is not conducive to towers and beams, but I can put up a vertical and such.
     I have a Butternut 80-10 vertical (needs a bit of work) that I can put
up on the roof.  The only problem is that I will have to put in a bunch of
radials which I am not really keen on doing (I realize I have to use them
with the Butternut or it won't work worth a dummy load).  My alternative
is to buy a Cushcraft R-7 (and put up a wire of somekind for 80).  Does
anyone have experience with the R-7?  For just goofing off does it work ok?
Is the 40 meter performance ok.  Do the counterpoise wires seem to do the
job?  I realize it is not a high performance antenna, but I want to be
heard on more than just my TV.
     Any input would be appreciated.  I'll summarize for the list if interest.

                        Rick, K7GM (portable weak)
                        aoniswan at

>From Ingemar.Fogelberg at CEC.Comm.SE (Ingemar Fogelberg)  Tue Jun 20 16:23:19 1995
From: Ingemar.Fogelberg at CEC.Comm.SE (Ingemar Fogelberg) (Ingemar Fogelberg)
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 17:23:19 +0200
Subject: Ligthning protection
Message-ID: <199506201523.AA24307 at>

We are planning to set up a contest-QTH with several rock mounted towers.
Has anyone information how to protect a rock mounted tower from lightning.
Allmost all litterature is about putting down a waterpipe at the side of the
base about 6ft or so and connecting a wire from tower to the pipe. But what
to do do when the tower is mounted on solid rock?

If any ideas please mail me directly!

73 de SM0AJV/Ingo

 Ingemar Fogelberg                                if at
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 Box 1310, S-171 25 Solna, Sweden                 Fax:   +46-8-764 45 70

>From Brian Short <ke7gh at PrimeNet.Com>  Tue Jun 20 17:09:52 1995
From: Brian Short <ke7gh at PrimeNet.Com> (Brian Short)
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 1995 09:09:52 -0700 (MST)
Subject: base cement
Message-ID: <199506201609.JAA27058 at>

Yes, I have an HG-54HD heavy duty crankup tower by Hygain.  I purchased
the tower from a widow in Sun City, AZ.  I could not, of course, recover
the base from the concrete.  I had one fabricated from the blue prints
supplied with the tower by a welder at the local nuclear power plant.  
I too have questions about grounding.  We had a presentation at the local
DX club about some esoteric devices used by state police sites on Arizona
mountain tops, but my questions received less than insightful answers.
I do know, at least partially what is done on those mountains, but I feel
there must be more to know.  73 (seeking knowlege) de Brian

> On Mon, 19 Jun 1995, Kris I. Mraz wrote:
> > Pete, N4ZR, posted the results of his question re: tower base cement.
> > I have a related question that came to mind. I've heard that the rebar
> > in a tower base should not be connected to the tower because the base
> > may explode if the tower is hit by lightning. However, Rohn sells a 5
> > foot tower section that is meant to be buried in the base cement. Is
> > the exploding base just a ham myth?
> > 
> The HyGain self supporting tower base is comprised of steel plate tabs, 
> welded to the rebar.
> Burnett Thompson

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