Aging contesters

genunn at genunn at
Fri Nov 10 23:13:07 EST 1995

Hi all,

Matt, AA7BG wrote

(stations with CK 94 or 95)
> Above all nice to work you and thanks for the Q. 

You are very welcome.  Thank you and everyone else that put up
with my inexperienced operation.  This was my first major contest -
what a blast!

Many took the time to encourage me during the test.  Comments such 
as "FB CK 95" were common and very welcome.  However, I was one who
had no clue what PREC? meant.

I started out searching and pouncing (if you call listening for 
3 exchanges to make SURE I had it right "pouncing") but I got
better at getting it right the first time and eventually
"brave" enough to stake out a spot and try a run.  My best hourly 
rate was around 40.  I'm sure that's idling along for 
you "old hands," but I felt like I had a tiger by the tail!  It 
was amazing how quickly this contest helped my code speed.  
Equally amazing was the excitment when the Q's were coming in as 
fast as I could log them!!

AE6Y's CQP logging program with a keyer interface was terrific.
I would not have had half as many Q's if I'd been logging manually.

I ended up claiming:
Prec   Score   QSO's    Sections    Hours
 A     37088   304         61       17:09

My equipment is an ICOM IC-701 with a dipole up 20' and a longwire
up 15'.

I probably won't work the phone SS.  I only have 3 phone QSO's since 
getting licensed in April.  But, look for me next year on SS and most
any other CW test!

Thanks again and 73!
Greg AA0XZ

Greg Nunn
Senior Systems Engineer
3M Electronic Products Division
genunn at

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Sat Nov 11 05:46:16 1995
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 1995 21:46:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: "The Battle of the Hams" Sports Illustrated
Message-ID: <816068776.68533.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

> Public Library and made a copy of it which I still have.  I have
> submitted it twice to two different editors of the NCJ, but I guess
> my nostalgic interest was much greater than theirs.  If anyone has
> an interest in it, I can make copies for you.  Or I might try 
> resubmitting it to the current editor. 

I was keen to reprint the article during my tenure as NCJ editor,
but Time Inc. would not grant reprint permission.

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

>From Richard Kline <rikik at>  Sat Nov 11 08:12:39 1995
From: Richard Kline <rikik at> (Richard Kline)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 10:12:39 +0200 (WET)
Subject: QSLing
Message-ID: <Pine.A32.3.91-heb-2.05.951111101156.17124A-100000 at>


de Riki, 4X4NJ

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