Jeff Bouvier k1iu at ids.net
Thu Nov 16 09:49:30 EST 1995


         Category : SINGLE OP


   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Mults   

   80CW      265         262        524       
   40CW      397         392        784        
   20CW      329         327        654       
   15CW       56          54        108        

 Totals     1047        1035       2070      76 

    Final Score = 157320 points.

      All was going great until the hard drive passed away. Lost 4 1/2 hours
starting at 0330z. Bummer! Used TRlog and that worked great. Operated 20 hours.	
Lots of activity and great fun! 
                   73, Jeff Bouvier  k1iu at ids.net

>From Gary Schwartz <garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net>  Thu Nov 16 07:10:24 1995
From: Gary Schwartz <garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net> (Gary Schwartz)
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 1995 01:10:24 -0600 (CST)
Subject: 1996 CQWW SSB TO5M (short)
Message-ID: <Pine.3.02.9511160124.A24368-c100000 at solaria.sol.net>

Better late than never!

                    CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1995

      Call: TO5M                     Country:  St. Pierre & Miquelon
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Multi Single


      160      259      580     2.24     11      40
       80      980     2395     2.44     21      72
       40      556     1335     2.40     22      66
       20     1070     2921     2.73     21      84
       15      769     2174     2.83     20      85
       10        4       10     2.50      2       4

     Totals   3638     9415     2.59     97     351  =>  4,217,920

All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.

Operator List: K9GS, N9AU, ND9O, W9OP

Equipment Description:
         Radios: OMNI VI, TS-850, AL-811A 
         Antennas: INV-L (160-40) 50 feet tall, on the beach with 100 radials
                   Tribander (20-10) at 25' Much too low.
                   K2ZJ Beverage, unterminated at a height of 1 foot! 
                   Worked really well.
         Computers: Two Networked Laptops running CT 9.26


Soapbox: Why did we go to FP at the end of October?  We're hams, or so we
told the locals.  Almost didn't make it off the island after the contest,
due to weather.  The North Atlantic at her fury is something to behold. 
On Saturday, sustained winds were running 60-65 Mph with gusts to 70 or
so.  Nothing fell down, but we couldn't turn the beam off of Europe
without risking having it come crashing down.

The locals were super, but the lack of anyone in our group speaking French
was a BIG problem.  When we arrived on Miquelon, there was a film crew
from the local TV station waiting.  We were the first hams to ever come to
Miquelon to operate a contest.

The K2ZJ Beverage Box worked great! 

Great fun, see you next year!


Gary K9GS    (You have to STOP the Q-Tip when there's resistance !)
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        | Society of Midwest Contesters   Packet:K9GS at WA9KEC.WI.USA.NOAM |
        | Greater Milwaukee DX Association Secretary/Treasurer           |

>From SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca>  Thu Nov 16 05:56:00 1995
From: SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca> (SHAWN LIGHTFOOT <shawn.lightfoot at lun.lis.ab.ca>)
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 95 22:56:00 -0700
Subject: Amplifier Heating
Message-ID: <8B50560.0065000808.uuout at lun.lis.ab.ca>

Hi all, sorry about reposting this message, but I did not get to
complete the last one, as I was dumped off the modem when I
inadvertantly transmitted on 80M (My modem *hates* that!!) Anyway I
Hi all. In the season of amplifier heating (and overheating), I just
thought I would pass along and interesting tidbit that you may or may
not already know.
I have recently changed microphones, to a microphone that emphasizes the
highs and cuts the lows. The first thing I noticed is that after
extended use, the amplifier does not get as hot as it used to. This is
due to the fact that the new microphone cuts the low audio freq's which
in turn seems to lower the inherent duty cycle of the modulated RF, in
other words the power that is contained in the low frequency components
of the modulated RF is greater in average power level, than it is during
the high frequency audio modulation.With regards to contesting, I know
that many people use the sharp frequency response mics, but for those
who just use the standard mic, it might be worth considering a
contesting type microphone to reduce heat build up on your precious
This may be something a lot of you know...but for those who don't...it
may be of help.
73 GL es Gud contesting. de

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