Are VHF'ers Cheap???

ki3v at ki3v at
Mon Nov 13 07:20:47 EST 1995

CQ's New VHF and Contest Mag Subscription prices.....

CQ VHF         12 Issues   $19.95
CQ Contest    10 Issues   $30.00 

Either way my subscription has been sent in to CQ for the NEW Contest
mag....Im sure it will be worth every cent....Just like NCJ!!   Maybe I
wont wear out my NCJ's now......ha!

    Just wondered why the VHF guys mag was so much cheaper??

See Ya!

Richard Hallman               ki3v at
11870 Heartpine St           
Reno Nv  89506               ki3v at w7ta.#nonev.nv

>From N7AVK <lew at>  Tue Nov 14 02:11:35 1995
From: N7AVK <lew at> (N7AVK)
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 18:11:35 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Sports Illustrated
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951113180649.24766A-100000 at>

Hi Gene,
     Tnx for the offer. I fired off to you today a sase with a few bucks 
to help out with the copying.
     Wonder if an angle to approach Sports Illustrated with might be to 
use Joe Rudy, NK7U, who was a great Baseball player as an example of a 
player who has changed sports, but still competes?  You familiar with any 
other wellknown ballplayers of any sport who also are contesters? Just an 
idea..      73 and I remain,       Lew

         Lew  Sayre   N7AVK               lew at
         P.O.Box  3110                    Fax 503-391-2258
         Salem, Oregon 97302              160M thru 1296MHz

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Tue Nov 14 02:21:12 1995
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 16:21:12 -1000
Subject: Lack of a Horse!
Message-ID: <199511140222.QAA12301 at>

The saga continues......

The TS-950SDX died of transmitter failure (complete  with foul
burning odor and a little blue smoke)  two days before the
CQ WW SSB contest.   Called Kenwood and was told how to
proceed.  Packed up the unit and went off to  the UPS terminal
here on Kauai.  Told the young man at the counter I had to
insure the 55 pound box for $5500,  the current list price at
HRO for a TS-950SDX,  per their web page price late  in

He got excited about the amount,  opened the shipping box,  and
proceeded to repack the unit.   I paid the $70.25 shipping cost
plus another $18.90 for  the $5500 in insurance;   that was on 10/26/95.

I recv'd a post card notice from Kenwood,  dated  11/4  that the
unit had been recv'd.  In today's mail,  I  got a terse letter from
Kenwood,  dtd  11/7,  quote:  "Your unit recently arriaved here at 
Kenwood for service.  However,  it appers to have been damaged in
shipment.  On  your behaalf,  we have had  UPS  inspect your unit.
We regret to inform you that this claim was not approved by UPS.
They informed us here at Kenwood that the damage was due to
inadiquate  packing of the unit.

We need to know if you would like us sto go ahead with the evaluation 
of your unit.  Although,  for repairs,  charges will be made to you.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter."   ???!!!!????!!

Unfortunately,  Kenwood had already closed in Long Beach when the
mail was delivered here late in the afternoon.   I  then called the UPS
headquarter terminal over in Honolulu and have lodged a formal
complaint,  and have requested an investigation of the circumstances
of the re-packing of my TS-950SDX by their Lihue,  Kauai employee,
and requested a re-inspection and reconsideration of the earlier
decision in Long Beach by the UPS damage inspector there.

So sweepstakes have gone by,  and now I'll be lucky to get the
formal terms of all this straighted out by New Years,  and the
Fall contests  will all be gone.

For the lack of a horse.....

Jim,   AH6NB

>From barry at (Barry Kutner)  Tue Nov 14 00:54:39 1995
From: barry at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 95 00:54:39 GMT
Subject: NCJ editorial
Message-ID: <s27ieD3w165w at>

Since there has been a little chatter on the RTTY reflector about the NCJ 
editorial, figured I'd throw in a few comments here for you RTTY-deprived 

Bruce, AA5B, made the comment "There wasn't very much human interaction 
involved..." referring to operating the ARRL RTTY Contest (my LEAST 
favorite of them all). Bruce, please explain to me how the yearning for 
human interaction is satisfied by pushing a few F keys on CW or pushing a 
few buttons on the DVK?

Bottom line, the computerization of the ham shack has removed a lot of 
the human factor in any mode. Personally, I like the RTTY contests for 
exactly that reason. The family visitors in the shack, and other 
distractions don't really disrupt the operating activity. It allows real 
human interaction in the shack, rather than being a totally isolating 
activity. 73 Barry


Barry N. Kutner, W2UP       Internet: barry at
Newtown, PA                 Packet Radio: W2UP @ WB3JOE.#EPA.PA.USA.NA
                            Packet Cluster: W2UP >WB2R (FRC)

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Tue Nov 14 02:36:38 1995
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 16:36:38 -1000
Subject: TS-950SDX  Price
Message-ID: <199511140238.QAA13999 at>

Error about the price of the missing contest horse!

The $5500 is evidently the current "list price."
Just checked the HRO web page price again,
and is given as $3999.95 (or maybe it was .99).
So I over insured the  UPS shipment.  Anyhow,
will be very interesting to call Kenwood in the
morning to determine what the "appears to
have been damaged"  actually is:  banged up
case and heavy damage, groan,  or what.

Jim,  AH6NB

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