cqwwcw VK5GN

K8DO at aol.com K8DO at aol.com
Tue Nov 28 14:52:54 EST 1995

You did good..... you get 3 "attaboys".... ignore the whiners.... as far as
the diddlyburr machines... I find when I pop my call to them at their speed I
get diddy dada didit, in return... they can't copy at that speed anymore than
you or I...  and I agree, it took me minutes to decode hc8n... next year I
will ignore any station, multiplier or not, who is running a packet speed cw
identifier... if enough contestors would do the same, publically, they would
be forced to clean up their act...

Denny  ...  k8do at aol.com.usa

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Tue Nov 28 20:03:16 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 12:03:16 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Zone 18
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9511281216.H25178-8100000 at bach.seattleu.edu>

Where have all the Zone 18 boys and girls gone off to?  I didn't hear a
one on any band all weekend.  The UA0's weren't that plentiful either.  I
miss all those Siberians that were once so numerous on 20 CW.

73, Ward N0AX

>From Mikael.Westerlund at mailbox.swipnet.se (SM3JLA MIKE)  Tue Nov 28 20:11:50 1995
From: Mikael.Westerlund at mailbox.swipnet.se (SM3JLA MIKE) (SM3JLA MIKE)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 21:11:50 +0100
Subject: CQWW CW 1995
Message-ID: <199511282011.VAA22253 at mailbox.swip.net>

                               CQ WW SUMMARY SHEET

    Contest Dates : 25-Nov-95, 26-Nov-95

    Callsign Used : SM3JLA
        Operators : MIKAEL WESTERLUND

         Category : SO/AB/ASSISTED

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Countries   Zones

  160CW       39          39         56        32         8
   80CW      434         433        569        78        21
   40CW      632         629       1243       101        36
   20CW      316         316        654        64        22
   15CW      188         188        429        76        24
   10CW        1           1          0         1         1

 Totals     1610        1606       2951       352       112

    Final Score = 1369264 points.

SOFTWARE: The outstanding N6TR
RIG: Kenwood TS-940S
POWER: Heatkith SB-220
10/15/20M: Maco SY 36 ( 6el tribander ) at 75'
40M:       40CD2 " skywalker " at 85'
80M: 1/4 elevated vertical at 7' with abt 30 elev. radials
160: 80m vertical with a coil at the bottom ( and 100w )


Due to a lot of problems with RF in the computer. Feedline shortcut on
80/160m after 4 hour of operating time ( just before sunrise )
I felt like giving up. But after 5 hours of beauty sleep and a couple of hours
of repairment i was back in business again. Not in the same mode as the first
4 hours of the contest,( lack of the " GO FOR IT " feeling.) I realize that i
could not reach the goal of 2000 qso as i did set up to myself before the

So the rest of the contest was more for fun and less for compete.

I'm sure I gonna prepair things better for the next effort..
The feeling when Mr Murphy strikes is not fun at all.

73 de Mike / SM3JLA

SM3JLA Mike Westerlund
E-mail: Mikael Westerlund at mailbox.swipnet.se

>From millersg at dmapub.dma.org (Steve Miller)  Tue Nov 28 20:23:55 1995
From: millersg at dmapub.dma.org (Steve Miller) (Steve Miller)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 15:23:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Pileup Manners
Message-ID: <m0tKWZI-00028XC at dmapub.dma.org>

> Recently there was a thread about getting new contesters
> interested in the sport.  Let me relate what I heard on the
> bottom on 20 meters Sunday afternoon around 2015z.  
> I came across a huge pileup (A REALLY huge pileup) on 14002.  No
> DX seemed to be underneath it, so I tuned down and heard KH4/NS6D
> (real callsign) on 14001.  His code speed was slow, maybe 
> 15-18wpm and he was struggling to work the pileup.  I was
> encouraged that he had at least managed to split frequencies.  He
> was obviously new at all of this.  
> I heard two QSOs.  When he finished the first one his 15wpm "TU
> GL ES 73 DE KH4/NS6D KH4/NS6D QRZ?" was greeted by the roar of
> the pileup.  After a few seconds he got part of WB8D's callsign. 
> He sent, "WB8? WB8? 59931 59931 WB8?".  WB8D came back sending
> slow (15wpm) with his call several times and his exchange.  A
> bunch of other stations also sent their calls - the usual stuff
> in a pileup - no big surprise.  The KH4 wasn't sure of the
> complete call and asked again.  WB8D replied with his call
> several times, though he was clobbered by those who continued to
> send.
> Then KH4/NS6D sent, "WB8D? ONLY WB8D? ONLY WB8D? ONLY KN".  Using
> "only" made me think that he seemed to be getting the hang of
> things pretty quickly - it usually works.  The pile-up (mostly)
> quieted down and WB8D came back again with his call slowly.  But
> at the same time he was still clobbered by just a few in the
> pileup.  Of the hundreds of stations calling only a handful kept
> up calling.  I copied K3ANS, WA0GOZ, and WD8LLD (real callsigns - 
> alphebetical order).  They kept sending their callsigns incessantly - 
> usually at 30+wpm and right on top of WB8D.  
> KH4/NS6D again sent, "WB8D? WB8D? OK? OK? WB8D ONLY KN".  Again
> WB0D tried, but again he was clobbered by K3ANS, WA0GOZ, and WD8LLD. 
> KH4/NS6D again sent, "WB8D? WB8D? OK? OK? WB8D ONLY KN".  And
> again WB8D tried to get through K3ANS's, WA0GOZ's, and WD8LLD's
> continuous calls.  
> Finally KH4/NS6D was convinced that he had the call right.  He
> sent, "WB8D WB8D TU TU TU NW QRT QRT".  He had enough.


I also heard this big pileup and was trying to find/identify the station. 
Hearing WD8LLD in the fray, I fired off a message via packetcluster 
asking who they were calling on 14003. I got the rather odd reply "thanks". 
After a few more talk messages, I found out the op at WD8LLD was trying to 
work CO8LY much higher in the band but was inadvertantly calling on split 
VFO. In defense of Goose, WD8LLD, and his crew (most of whom I've 
operated with), this was simply a case of operator error. No-one at 
WD8LLD would knowingly engage in such a poor operating practice in a 
pileup. As for the other stations, I don't know what their problem was 
but it cost alot of people a mult.

BTW, split operation in CQWW is always a bit tricky, I recall in 1987 I 
was working JA split on 80m. At one point, a US station fired up on my 
receive frequecy. He must have logged 3 or 4 JA station that were working me 
(J6DX) before I convinced him otherwise and got him to move.


Steve - WD8IXE (20m mult op at K3LR)

P.S. Glad to finally find out who that was, he QRTed before I found him. 
Luckily, we already had KH4.

Steve Miller
millersg at dmapub.dma.org
WD8IXE - Ridin' the aethereal waves

>From Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at mailstorm.dot.gov>  Tue Nov 28 20:35:36 1995
From: Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at mailstorm.dot.gov> (Larry Schimelpfenig)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 15:35:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CQWWCW K7SV
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951128145616.9644D-100000 at mailstorm.dot.gov>

Have any of you ever spent the day after a major contest effort 
seemingly hallucinating? I mean it's not like you still hear code, but 
seem to keep recalling things that may have really happened, or perhaps 
were actually the product of dreams in the sleep immediately following 
the test???? 

K7SV SO/LP UNASSISTED 44-45 hours  ICOM735/Drake C-Line

BAND	Q's	zones	countries	Antennas

160	 31	14	 24		Top Loaded vertical 
 80	 71	15	 47		N4KG Special/Dipole at 50ft
 40	183	30	 83		Rotatable dipole at 68ft
 20	587	35	105		KT34XA at 55ft
 15	270	26	 86		KT34XA at 55ft
 10	 33	12	 19
Tot    1175    132	364		1,652,176

As usual made several strategic errors. As usual those errors were a 
result of dxing rather than contesting. Should have gone to 15 much 
earlier Saturday morning rather than chasing countries on 20. Spent too 
much time trying to or succeeding in working good stuff. Should have 
tried moving countries between 20 and 15 and vice-a-versa sooner than 
halfway through the Eur opening on 15 Sunday morning. Probably spent too 
much time on 160, but when conditions are hot, it's hard to leave! Great 
runs on 20 both mornings. Runs on 15 fairly good, but I moved to 15 way 
too late Saturday morning. Fair runs (walks) of JA's on 20 Sunday 
evening. Found that calling CQ JA seemed to be more effective than CQ 

Finally finished building computer interface to radio. Really slick to 
work this with the tribander on high bands. I think I have worked the 
major contests for the past 3 or 4 years without an equipment failure. 
Helps not to have an amplifier!

I probably shouldn't say this, but found that my best runs were cradled 
between the digital stuff around 14065-14070. No-one seems to want to 
mess in there, and the Europeans seemed to copy me well through the junk.

Don't have much luck running em on 40 in the WW. Seem to be much more 
successful in the ARRL contest in that regard. Thinking about adding 10 
feet of tower and a second element on 40 for next year. 

As I looked at the number of Q's I had as the sun rose Saturday morning I 
became a bit tired and disallusioned, but as the runs on 20 started I 
perked right up. Wanted to sleep a couple hours Sunday morning, but slept 
through the alarm. Fortunately only slept 4 hours or so. See you on 160 
some this weekend (Wedding Anniversary).
73 de Larry K7SV in VA - lschim at mailstorm.dot.gov

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