N3ADL at N3ADL at
Thu Nov 23 11:31:26 EST 1995

Just downloaded the last copy of Mc Afee for windows and it tells me that I
have a virus called :  " Joke named Bugs  " Anyone heard of it?? 
no anti - toxin available according to the program.

de Doug//N3ADL

>From David Brian Ritchie <dbr at>  Thu Nov 23 18:01:58 1995
From: David Brian Ritchie <dbr at> (David Brian Ritchie)
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 10:01:58 -0800 (PST)
Subject: INFO response: HELP
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951123095058.23692B-100000 at>

According to JGellerRVZ at who sent the enclosed, This is apparently
what they (the ARRL) want you to do to play in ARRL contests in the future
-- great if you are a big guns contester (I did have the rules that were 
printed in QST which are quire different from the REAL rules, I read them 
they clearly say: 

"You're limited to only 24 out of the 30 hours of operating time (on each 
mode).  This leaves six hours of 'off time' to be scheduled for your own 
preference.  You can take all six hours at once or take an hour (or part 
of an hour) at a time."

P.S. Mr. Geller:  try taming your language and attitude.  I don't know 
you but I now do not want to.

Dave Ritchie                                    818-683-8800 (w)
dbr at                          818-683-8900 (FAX)

On Wed, 22 Nov 1995 JGellerRVZ at wrote:

> Jeez!! All you computer nerds can figure out how to access the reflectors and
> bitch and moan about the rules that aren't printed in QST anymore, but you
> can't figure out how to have them handy BEFORE THE CONTEST????
> Let me tell you how to do this for the next contest:
>  1)  Address email to INFO at ARRL.ORG
>  2)  In the message field enter the word SEND and then
>      enter one of the following on the same line after
>      the word SEND...
> SPCLEVNT.TXT       1k 950817 ARRL Special Events Listing Form
> CAL-96.TXT         1k 951114 1996 ARRL Contest Calendar
> DX.SCR            99k 951114 1995 International DX Contest results
> FD.SCR            80k 951114 1995 Field Day results
> 10M.SCR           30k 950907 1994 ARRL 10-Meter Contest results
> RTTY.SCR          13k 950907 1995 ARRL RTTY Roundup results
> NR.SCR             6k 950713 1995 ARRL Novice Roundup results
> JANVHF.SCR        34k 950713 1995 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes results
> 10GHZ.SCR          2k 950418 1994 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative Contest Results
> IARU.SCR          29k 950418 1994 IARU HF World Championship Results
> 160M.SCR          19k 950418 1994 ARRL 160-Meter Contest Results
> EME.SCR            6k 950713 Results, 1994 ARRL International EME
> Competition
> NOVSS.SCR         85k 950713 Results, 1994 November Sweepstakes
> FD-MEDIA.TXT       4k 950621 Media release to promote your FD operation
> ENTRY.INF          8k 950527 ARRL Contest Entry Information
> CONTESTS.95        1k 950413 1995 ARRL contest calendar
> CONTEST.DAT        1k 950410 Suggested standard format for ARRL contest log
>                              submissions
> 10GHZ.RLS          3k 950413 ARRL 10 GHz Cumulative Contest Rules
> 10GHZ.FRM          2k 950413 ARRL 10-GHz Cumulative Contest Form
> 10M.RLS            8k 950812 ARRL 10-Meter Contest rules
> 10M.FRM            2k 950413 ARRL 10-Meter Contest entry form
> 160M.RLS           4k 950413 ARRL 160-Meter Contest rules
> 160M.FRM           3k 950413 ARRL 160-Meter Contest entry form
> DX.RLS            10k 950413 ARRL DX Contest rules
> DX.FRM             3k 950413 ARRL DX Contest entry form
> EME.RLS            3k 950413 ARRL International EME Competition rules
> EME.FRM            3k 950413 ARRL International EME Competition Form
> FD.RLS            13k 950413 ARRL Field Day rules
> FD.FRM             5k 950413 ARRL Field Day Form
> GEORGIA.TXT        1k 950527 Georgia QSO Party Rules
> MICHIGAN.TXT       1k 950527 Michigan QSO Party Rules
> HOOT.TXT          880 951114 QRP-ARCI Hoot Owl Sprint Rules
> IARU.RLS          13k 950413 IARU HF World Championship rules
> IARU.FRM           2k 950413 IARU HF World Championship Form
> JANVHF.FRM         2k 950413 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes Form
> JANVHF.RLS        11k 950413 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes rules
> VHFQSO.FRM         2k 950413 ARRL June and Sept VHF QSO Party Form
> JUNVHF.RLS        11k 950413 ARRL June VHF QSO Party rules
> NOVSS.RLS          8k 950413 ARRL November Sweepstakes rules
> NOVSS.FRM          3k 950413 ARRL November Sweepstakes Form
> NR.FRM             3k 950413 ARRL Novice Roundup Form
> RTTY.RLS           6k 950413 ARRL RTTY Roundup rules
> RTTY.FRM           2k 950413 ARRL RTTY Roundup Form
> SECTIONS.ABV       4k 950413 ARRL and Canadian section abbreviations
> SEPVHF.RLS        11k 950413 ARRL Sept VHF QSO Party rules
> SKN.RLS           880 950413 ARRL Straight Key Night rules
> SKN.FRM            1k 950413 ARRL Straight Key Night Form
> SPRINTS.RLS        1k 950413 ARRL Spring Sprints rules
> SPRINTS.FRM        2k 950413 ARRL Spring Sprints Form
> UHF.RLS            8k 950413 ARRL August UHF Contest rules
> UHF.FRM            3k 950413 ARRL August UHF Contest Form
>   ps each line item must contain the word SEND
>  3)  Enter the word QUIT at the end
>  4)  Send your mail in the usual manner
>  5)  When you get the reply, print it and you will have a copy
>      handy throughout the contest!!
> 73, Jeff N6RVZ
PPS:  I actually did what they said to do in QST which is"Sweepstakes 
rules are available via Internet (send your request to 
info at"  It took several days, much communication back and 
forth, etc. before about 5 guys at the ARRL all sent me the information 
personnally, without the use of the "automated" server.  The point is, 
the system doesn't work, I don't want to see any announcement of the 
contest printed in QST if it contains incorrect information, and if they 
are going to print an announcement that  takes a full page and a quarter, 
you would expect that they could put accurate rules in at least about 4 
column inches of that announcement.  It is not a lot to ask, despite your 
rude response.  Alternatively, print it all in NCJ and I will desubscribe 
to QST. '73.

>From kf3p at (Tyler Stewart)  Thu Nov 23 18:08:15 1995
From: kf3p at (Tyler Stewart) (Tyler Stewart)
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 13:08:15 -0500
Subject: SS Phone SOHP Score
Message-ID: <199511231808.NAA27750 at>

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                        ARRL SWEEPSTAKES -- 1995

      Call: KF3P                     Section:MDC  
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Op. High Power


      160        0        0        -
       80     1032     2064        -
       40      423      846        -
       20      408      816        -
       15       34       68        -
       10        0        0        -

     Totals   1897     3794       77

               Score:  292,138

Equipment Description: (2) FT1000D, (2) Alpha 87, (2) CT 9.23 computers

Antennas: 80M Inv. V at 100' (No RX ants unfortunately)
          40M Cushcraft/W6QHS++ 402CD at 125'
              NE/SW Dipole at 50'
          20M KT34XA stack at 38/72/112'
          15M            "
          10M            "

Club Affiliation: Potomac Valley Radio Club 

As usual, 75 meters was the place to be on the east coast, but it was brutal
with generally less than 1 kc between stations.  Had some local noise that
turned out to be a defective "touch" lamp...S9 right on my run freq the
first night! But the rates were tremendous for everyone I talked to around
here.  40M was in very good shape, but as usual, the EU broadcast noise was
also in very good shape!  It was extremely crowded on Sunday AM and rates
were not very good here.  In fact, my worst rates occured Sunday morning...
just couldnt get anything going anywhere, which was a surprise.  20M was
the usual central/west coast band, however, I did find small windows here
and there with very good rates for being on the east coast.  KE3Q and I
duked it out...when we worked each other, he gave me 505 and I had 502 I the end he had 1892 to my 1897.  It doesnt get much closer! hi hi

I had no equipment problems at all...the updated Alpha 87's are performing
solidly as is the Stackmatch box.

CU in CQWW CW from W3LPL on 20M!  73 ,Tyler KF3P


>From Fabio Schettino <i4ufh at>  Fri Nov 24 19:22:09 1995
From: Fabio Schettino <i4ufh at> (Fabio Schettino)
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 20:22:09 +0100
Subject: I3MAU Silent Key
Message-ID: <30B61B61.17A1 at>

I3MAU Renzo, passed away two days ago ......

We have lost a friend, a Contester, a human .....

Winner on over all Contest in the last 30 years, the only
one in Italy to setup a competitive Multi-Multi station
with great results. He was present in any Contest Activity,
we have learned from him the low band technique, the 40m
opening, the ability to work togheter in team .....

Renzo we will not listen your voice, but we will remember
you for the rest of our life ....

Ciao Renzo

Mail from I4UFH on of the MCC Contest Club Italy

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at  Thu Nov 23 19:46:17 1995
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at (H. L. Serra)
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 11:46:17 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Contest "Relief"
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9511231136.A21650-0100000 at>

N3ADL wrote:
> >   Jeez I thought it was common knowledge that FRCers use an empty half
> >gallon milk jug, an appropriate length of 1 1/2 inch diameter hose and a
> >couple of hose clamps <snip>

The 6E2T Contesters (ARRL DX CW M/2 World Champs) have a similar set up,
but we must use 6 inch diameter flexible drainage pipe secured with high
quality duct tape, and a 55 gallon drum on the receiving end. :>)

73, and Happy Thanksgiving,
Larry N6AZE

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