PW2N CQ WW CW Contest

py2ny at py2ny at
Sat Nov 11 11:29:15 EST 1995

T¡tulo......: PW2N - WW CW Contest!!

        Hello, contesters...

        I am PY2NY, operator of PW2N, special call for contests
        in BRAZIL.
        CQ WW CW  Contest is near, and I'll operate on      all
        bands, LOW Power Class. 
        I'd like to have attention from people in North America
        and Europe, asking for a little chance from you.    Try
        to put your antennas into our direction, and try     to
        listen us in South America, or me, in Brazil.       The
        propagation will be   our  common enemy!!! 

        PW2N will operate with CT  soft,  Kenwood TS140S    and
        antennas: 2 element Quad 10-15-20 Meters (13 m high)  ;
        inverted Vees 40-80 meters (10 m high); windom for  160
        meters (also 10 m high only!!!!).

        Listening my signals during the Contest, please    put
        me in your local Packet Cluster, I will try to   break
        my QSO number records (1850)...

        LET'S FUN...

        Hope to work you. QSLs ok via Bureau to Home Call: 
        P Y 2 N Y   -    Vitor Luis Aidar dos Santos

>From XTFF35A at (MR CHARLES A CULLIAN)  Sat Nov 11 15:35:17 1995
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 10:35:17 EST
Subject: Guest Ops in SS
Message-ID: <013.04595496.XTFF35A at>

Hi All,
     I guess I think guest ops are ok.  I have had many over the 
years in various multi efforts and of course W0UA in many single op 
efforts.  It does not indicate a lack of motivation on my part.  In 
fact it usually means a brief respite in my never ending task of 
trying to hold my station together.  My family gets a chance to see 
me on these weekends.  It also allows me a chance to keep the station 
on the air and justify the effort and "megabucks".
     On the topic of megabucks, I'd gladly trade my station to anyone 
who will bring me even one measily megabuck in trade.  I was thinking 
about the lack of these dead presidents when I had to un-tape no less 
than 5 splices in my 15 meter rotator run to find why it wouldn't 
indicate.  Of course, each had different color and size wires.  I 
have scrounged and pieced together junk for years to make this 
station and in spite of my lack of motivation, I still do my climbing,
 welding, equipment repair and a fair amount of operating.
     It is easy to complain about the guys who are really motivated 
but hard to challenge them.  For example N2IC has plugged away for 10 
years and now can take out K0RF's station on a given weekend.  Unless 
Steve is hiding something from me, I don't think megabucks had much 
to do with it.


>From Stephen Lufcy <km0l at>  Sat Nov 11 16:15:51 1995
From: Stephen Lufcy <km0l at> (Stephen Lufcy)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 10:15:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Aging Contesters
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951111101219.3240B-100000 at>

Stands to reason- the guys that have been around for a while have had 
time to build up big stations, and the younger guys (who don't have the 
money) have the energy and enthuisiam to run them. That would be why we 
hear so few checks in the 90's in SS.
de KM0L

On Fri, 10 Nov 1995, Bill Standerfer wrote:

> ve7sbo at (Bill Rindone ) wrote:
> >category". Call it what you will, but the thought of running against some of
> >us crotchetty old f...s with stacked arrays and stacked tubes may be the
> >biggest deterrent around. Let them have a first year against other mere
> Not that it has much to do with this or anything else, but I was struck as I
> read down one of the latest SS summaries that most were 1x2 or 2x1 calls.  In
> fact, over 80% of the SO high power list were that way.  Of all categories two
> thirds were short calls.  I guess that's another measure of age since most
> areas have been out of four character calls for many years.
> Should have upgraded to Extra 25 years earlier than I did.  Now where's that
> 610-V??
> Bill
> Bill Standerfer        *   Hewlett-Packard Company
> CFI-A, IA, ME          *   Measurement Systems Division
> bills at      *   Loveland, CO  80539 
> Baron N222AB - KF0DJ   *   970-679-2378

>From Danny Eskenazi <k7ss at>  Sat Nov 11 17:42:32 1995
From: Danny Eskenazi <k7ss at> (Danny Eskenazi)
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 09:42:32 -0800 (PST)
Subject: QSL Chore Solution (?)
Message-ID: <199511111742.JAA11735 at>

I wasn't suggesting this as a solution for dealing with JA
cards......although it has been done by a few.
The original question was:  are there any ideas that could help with the
deluge of cards coming to DX stations, creating so much of a chore as to get
them to not want ot operate in contests.
Well this idea may just work for THEM. How would you feel if YOU got  your
card back from a BY with such  a stamp on it?  Thats the real question.

I am not advocating the rubber stamp, merely mentioning it as something I
have seen.

73 de K7SSAt 08:56 AM 11/11/95 -0800, you wrote:
>Ouch!  Please don't do this to JAs.  QSLing is part of the "courtesy" that
>is very important in their culture.  I respond to each and every JA QSL I
>receive with my own QSL.  I want those JAs to be there when the Left Coast
>needs someone to talk to during WPX and CQWW, Danny!  Without Europe, we need
>lots of JAs to run.  We don't want to turn them off by not responding to their
>I figure their QSL request is as important to them as mine is to me.  And I
>treat every QSL the way I'd want mine treated.
>73!  Dick, AA6MC

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