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Wed Nov 29 01:23:23 EST 1995

Quick question.  What section is Amarillo, TX in, West or North

Direct replies please.


Rich Thorne - WB5M
rthorne at		

>From George Cook <george at>  Wed Nov 29 01:27:54 1995
From: George Cook <george at> (George Cook)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 20:27:54 -0500 (EST)
Subject: A funny story (My CQWW/CW score)
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951128202646.16950B-100000 at>

                   CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST  1995
      Call: AA3JU                    Country:  United States
      Mode: CW                       Category: Single Operator
      160        4        6     1.50      2       3
       80       24       61     2.54      9      23
       40       43      109     2.53     14      36
       20       78      206     2.64     25      66
       15       75      193     2.57     20      58
       10        8       19     2.38      5       7
     Totals    232      594     2.56     75     193  =>  159,192
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Equipment Description:
Kenwood TS 930S, Henry 2K Classic-X (The Howitzer), MFJ-492, Bencher 
Homebrew P53/75mhz
160 Folded Dipole
80 Twin Yaggis (Thunder in the sky)
40 Delta Loop Open feed (the tvi maker)
20 5 el wire yaggi 5 deg
20, 15, 10 Gem Quad at 50 ft
Who am I kidding I am NO CW contester.  Heck even N3ADL beat me!  And that's
sad.  I am posting this so that everyone can have someone that they are 
than.  Had lots of fun though and added greatly to my band/countrys and 
my DXCC/CW total.  How you guys can hear calls in a pile up just astound me.
But at least the speed is getting up past that 30 wpm barrier.
N3SWA decided that Friday would be a good day to quit smoking.  Also had my
7 year old who is hyper active for the holiday weekend.  So between hiding
from her and chasing after Billy (man he is FAST), and contesting and also
trying a new dish from Mr. Kim made from noodles and Kim Chee that went 
sort of
bad (don't ask me how you can tell if Kim Chee is bad or not) I am feeling
a little rung out right now.
See you SKN and CRX
Club Affiliation: FRC   

* George Cook   AA3JU  Bangor, PA  FN21         *
* george at  AA3JU at N3IQD.EPA.USA.NA *
* If you're not FRC remember:...............    *
* .......There's no shame in being 2nd best!    *

>From Thomas J. Wall" <0006130613 at  Wed Nov 29 01:15:00 1995
From: Thomas J. Wall" <0006130613 at (Thomas J. Wall)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 20:15 EST
Message-ID: <05951129011550/0006130613DC3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

K2TW Single Op High Power Unlimited CQWW CW Score:

   Band    QSO   Points    Pts/QSO    Zones    Countries

   160      81     219       2.70      18         61
    80     185     500       2.70      21         76
    40     627    1798       2.87      36        117
    20     853    2493       2.92      36        124
    15     343     999       2.91      26        101
    10      21      47       2.24      11         16

Totals    2110    6056       2.87     148        495

SCORE ===> 3,894,008


One radio and one tower: IC-781 and Alpha 87A with Top Ten auto bandswitch
                         160: Shunt fed Rohn 45G, 97' with mono yagis
                          80: 1/2 wave sloper to Europe
                          40: 402CD at 105'
                          20: 204BA at 98'
                          15: 4 ele homebrew sidemount at 85'
                          10: 105BA at 110'
                          Short Beverages NE, E and W

First time ever in a serious single op effort. Have been doing 20 meters at
big multi-multis (N2AA, N2RM, PJ1B) since 1981. Boy is single op different!
Had a lot of fun, and no inter-station interference to contend with! I'll be
back...73 de Tom K2TW at

>From Decha Phromwong <RRT1NET/RRT1POST/Decha%Read-Rite2 at>  Wed Nov 29 01:47:00 1995
From: Decha Phromwong <RRT1NET/RRT1POST/Decha%Read-Rite2 at> (Decha Phromwong)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 20:47 EST
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <15951129014751/0005186288NA2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>


>From ve9dx at (ve9dx)  Wed Nov 29 01:49:15 1995
From: ve9dx at (ve9dx) (ve9dx)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 21:49:15 -0400
Subject: Scores...
Message-ID: <199511290149.VAA20573 at>

Here is an early report from VA9DH.  Having to leave early I was unable to
take all the information with me but will be able to post that later.

Final score about 5,990,000 (million) points.

Operating M/S.

Operators: K2NJ (VE9NJ), WA2ASM, AK4L (VE1RM), VE9DH, VE9DX, VE9WH.

More will follow later... 73 Andy (VE9DX)

ve9dx at

The way I had the message before.  We really did well.  Note the score was not
5,990,000 million.  Guess the lack of sleep showed the following day...!

Score just under 6 million....  Thanks to those that brought this to my
attention.... Andy

>From Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at>  Wed Nov 29 02:33:12 1995
From: Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA <hodge at> (Hodge Thorgerson David Cameron-INBA)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 20:33:12 -0600 (CST)
Subject: CQWW CW 95 Scores II
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951128202538.8723D-100000 at servidor>

Here is my CQWW CW saga.   Got a multi-band dipole on the roof of the new
(yes, I moved AGAIN!) building, mounting a 3 meter closet tube for a mast.
Just 40, 20 and 15.  M TS-440S/AT and laptop with an antique version of N6TR
that is STILL great.  Oh, what a noisy city this is!!  I would never have
known that the conditions were good until certain machines got turned off.
Highlights from a mostly S&P and listening operation:  
1. Snagging VS6WO out of that unruly pile on 40 after sunrise.
2. Digging out a puny weak VE2/N6AA for my zone 2 on 40 and 20.  
3. 3B8/N6ZZ for zone 39 on 20m.
4. TY5A and 3DA0 on 40.

The noise is abominable here!!!

Score is 200k        

Glad to help those of you who missed the big zone 6's

73,  David  Hodge

ps  breakdown another day

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at  Wed Nov 29 02:35:51 1995
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at (H. L. Serra)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 18:35:51 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Contest "Relief"
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9511281803.A4629-0100000 at>

On Tue, 28 Nov 1995 N3ADL at wrote:

> Yeah but I didn't think that milking machine stopped till it got 20 gallons
> :0

This explains extreme dehydration of the WI BIG contest station ops.

>From Jon E. Casamajor" <0006874944 at  Wed Nov 29 02:36:00 1995
From: Jon E. Casamajor" <0006874944 at (Jon E. Casamajor)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 21:36 EST
Subject: KN6EL SOA-HP-40m score
Message-ID: <15951129023651/0006874944DC1EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

                   CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST  1995
      Call: KN6EL                    Country:  United States
      Mode: CW                       Category: Single Operator 40m Single Band
                                               High power, assisted
       40      329      947     2.88     35      85
     Totals    329      947     2.88     35      85  =>  113,640
All reports sent were 59(9), unless otherwise noted.
Equipment Description:
Icom 765-Henry 2K-3-Cushcraft 402-CD @ 90 feet.
Club Affiliation: Shasta DX and Contest Club
               Jon Casamajor  KN6EL
               24 Graceland Ct.
               Chico, CA 95973
Things didn't look good for a planned M/S, "just for fun" effort with
WY7M here about noon on Thanksgiving. It was the FLU and I had to call
Bob and scrub our plans. Major disappointment...not to mention what it
did to the plans for the traditional feast! What to do now?
On Friday, things had not improved. I considered the AB6FO patented
"gum in the shorts" soloution...naw...opted for a trip to an open
drug emporium for some real medicine!
About 2200z, with about 2hrs to go to the start I was feeling a bit
better and the contest craving started to kick in! 40 meter, SOA,
would be the mode as long as the body and spirit held out! Damn
the torpedos...part speed ahead!
Spent the first few hours S&P, making pretty good rate and working
everything I heard easily...body gave out about 0700z with about
23 zones in the log.
Up again at 1230...big mistake...40 was boiling..shudda been up at
1000!!! Some good runs with Asia, mainly JA...body still not too
hot but contest fever overriding the symptoms...most of them at
least! Good rates until about 1700Z when ran out of new stations
to work to the west. Long path didn't yield much here on Saturday,
but runs were so solid didn't look much.
Things picked up again at 2230z over the pole with pretty good 
Euro signals that carried on, with good openings to Africa along
the way until body gave out around 0500z. 
Much needed sleep but back at it at 1130z. A very important
lesson insued..."It is much easier to make Q's on 40 meters
when you use the 402-CD instead of the KT34-XA"! Geez...I
wasted 1.5 hours trying to figure out what happened to the
band...took two cups of strong coffee before I woke up and
realized the cockpit error! DUH...
Good run once OP error corrected to west until almost 10:30 am
local time! Listened to JT1T run Europeans until way after
noon while in and out of the shack..XZ1A was about as loud!
Worked first European (OM8A) at 2202z. (That is 2:02pm local!)
What a band 40 is! Good rates right up to the end. Even though
the body was still hurting...the spirit was soaring! I learned
a LOT about 40m (especially which antenna to select! :-( ) and
had a great time. 
TNX to all the DX for the great show!
73 de Jon
jcasamajor at

>From R.SCHREIBMAIER" <bob at  Wed Nov 29 02:41:28 1995
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 21:41:28 -0500 (EST)
Subject: cqwwcw VK5GN
Message-ID: <9511290241.AA12611 at>

> Phooey[tm]!   ZD8Z and HC8N copied anything you sent at them at any
> speed, and sent their calls frequently.  I spent many minutes just
> listening to both of these stations for the sheer pleasure of it.

I agree that both copied anything you could send to them.  I was
absolutely astounded when HC8N pulled out my puny signal on 10 meters,
as they were barely above the noise level themselves.  And I was
running less than 100 watts out.  Truly outstanding operators.

However, I did not hear either station sign their calls frequently.
I heard both of them go through QSO after QSO without signing.  It is
very frustrating to have our time wasted trying to figure out whose
pileup this is.  Our time is just as important as theirs.

I wonder how others deal with this.  Personally, I give the station
one QSO to identify.  If they don't, I start dumping in my call and
ask for their callsign when they pull me out of the pile.  If it was
a dupe, well, that's life.  Not my fault.

One man's opinion.


+-------------------------  \-\-\-\  --------------------------+
| Bob Schreibmaier K2PH        | Code is great.  Code is good. |
| E-MAIL: bob at | Code was used by Robin Hood.  |

>From Jack Fleming <oolon at>  Wed Nov 29 02:44:49 1995
From: Jack Fleming <oolon at> (Jack Fleming)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 1995 18:44:49 -0800 (PST)
Subject: WA0RJY CQWW Results
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951128183759.8639D-100000 at>

Contest: 1995 CQWW CW
Call: WA0RJY
Category: Single Op Assisted (Low Power - 100 watts)
Club: Western Washington DX Club
QTH: Seattle, WA
   BAND      QSOs     Countries   Zones     Antennae
  160CW       10           4         5    Trap sloper and tuner
   80CW       49          16        14    Sloper
   40CW       86          43        22    Trap sloper
   20CW      269          77        33    5 ele at 88'
   15CW      116          44        22    6 ele at 96'
   10CW        9           4         5    6 ele at 104'
 Totals      539         188       101
    Final Score = 414,426 points.
    37 Hours
First off, the Assisted Class turned out to be great fun -
especially for us middle level/low level contesters.  Hanging out
with the local contesters and chatting on the DX node made the
hours go much more pleasantly (even if AA7CQ and N0AX were
whupping me scoring-wise...).  Jumping from one juicy DX spot the
the next (and posting some for everyone else) gave the contest an
entirely new dimension.  It was also interesting to notice how
quickly and CONSISTENTLY some of the "non-assisted" ops arrived
at posted spots...
High Points: Working JW5MN (Europe!) on 80.  Working 3W5, HS, and
XZ on 40 - I've never heard so many zone 26 opportunities.  Being
amazed by some of the 80 meter DX ops who pulled my puny signal
through on the first try (I worked 14 zones!  Wow!).  Working HS
and F on 40 meters with my sloper and 100 watts when it was broad
daylight here!  Working as many zones on 40 as on 15!
Low Points: Not many.  Missing S92SS for an all-time new one.  10
meters being its recent no-sunspots, no-JAs self.  Occasional 
S7-S9 noise - city life...
Funniest Moment: Finally getting through a big pileup to FO0ZR
and having the computer freeze up with a constant
"BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP" tone going out over the rig when I hit the
key to send my exchange.  I reached behind the transceiver,
ripped out the line from the computer, and sent 59903 with the
hand keyer in time to save the points.  Ward, N0AX, later told me
over packet that he was in the pileup and thought I'd passed out
from ecstacy!
Nostalgic Moment: Running across Paolo, I2UIY/IQ2A, who I met
here in Seattle during WRTC in 1990.  Always good to see Paolo
and the rest of the WRTCers!
Special Thanks: To KS1G for giving me zone multipliers on both
15 and 40.
Overall Contest Rating: A- (More sunspots and 10 meters would
have pushed it up to the A/A+ level...).  Great fun!

>From James White <0006492564 at>  Wed Nov 29 02:54:00 1995
From: James White <0006492564 at> (James White)
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 95 21:54 EST
Subject: CQWWCW95 From The W1CW Mini Multi
Message-ID: <02951129025420/0006492564PK2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Greetings fellow contest brethren, and to all who have suffered
major computer problems in a contest we now join you in another
one of those contest-bonding warm and fuzzy things.

The three position multi-multi was off and running when shortly
into the contest it was found we were not networking properly,
after a multitude of attempts at cable swapping a computer
re-congiuring at about two hours in the major snaffu won and
caused us to completetly shut down....and start over an hour

We were running NA, which had performed flawlessly in the SS CW
for me, and as such I was very pro using it in the CQWWCW. All
previous multis were run with CT. A command decision was made to
stop, load up CT9 and make believe the contest just started. The
conversion programs for NA to CT were tried and were unsuccessful
so we printed up the NA dupesheets for each position and proceed
to "start the contest over".

Unfortunately the first three hours of the contest were either
totally unoperated or partially unoperated due to the computer
headaches...what this translates to, other than often being
chastized for duping (oops), is uncertain but I suspect 40 which
was hit hardest could have been a whole 'nother contest. The
computer which didn't like NA was at the 40 was also
the central computer in our 3 station (computer) link.
Now, we have had our first computer nightmare and we can hope it
is the last!

There were a total of 4 different logs to be married to create the
summary below. Despite the black cloud of the crashes we all did
have some fun, and some good hours...all in all, the weekend was a
succeess (although not by New England standards!)

Hosts W1YL and W1CW provided their usual excellent hospitality,
including football and laser disc viewing during off times...not
to mention Mom's always open kitchen - and world renowned ham and
cheese ziploc encased half sandwiches! (I know they probably are
the wrong thing to eat...but they sure taste great at 0Dark:30!)

The disappointment of the weekend was the new 80 meter vertical,
it looks grreat but just didn't put out. The Vertical element is a
cage of 4 wires suspended from a rope running between the two
towers, its base is up 10 feet and there were four radials used.
If you have put up a vertical which initially didn't play, but
after some magic change was made turned it around, let us really looks too good to scrap, just yet!

The new 20 meter beam has been broken in and appears to play very
well on the longhaul, many Asiatic pileups were broken on the
first call and JAs were run both days. Still again I say, Florida
while being on the East Coast ain't New England!

The packett link was improved with the addition of a beam antenna
... 10 elements at about 115 feet up - we had fun kerchunking
repeaters in Jacksonville and Jupiter with the new toy the
previous weekend after it was put up. 

The 4 Element 15 meter Hemi 427 appears to have earned its
stripes, with 31 zones and 122 countries - I was on 20 while Paul
G4BKI opened 15 into Europe Saturday morning...I thought I was
kicking butt, but the networked computers showed me he was working
six guys for every four I worked.                               

We need receiving antennas, our 80 and 160 effort was compromised
even before we started it seemed. When I was on 160 I could not
hear the Europeans others were working, at all - sure Carribean no
problem first call, but K1KI had twice as many QSOs on 160 as we
did on 80...something needs work here! I gather from the postings
I have seen that the EWE has proven effective for many of the real
estate challenged contest sites, this Winter's main project will
be a heard of Ewes, I suspect!           

Speical thanks to WC4E who put many hours into the preparation for
the weekend, and lost an amplifier to the weekend's effort, he
also retyped the first few hours worth of QSOs on CT to allow them
to be merged with the rest of the addition to Jeff on
40, this weekends operators included: 
K7UPJ, Jerry and Scott N1EE (usually/6) (yes, Scott!) on 10 Meters

Paul, G4BKI on 15 

Jim, K1ZX and Mike AD4VH on 20 and 160

Frank, WB4BBH on 80
...I hope I didn't give my cold to any of you guys, yes - I still
have it, according to the Doctor at the HMO this afternoon anyhow,

the rest of the story:

                 CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST CW - 1995
                Call: W1CW     Florida Contest Group 
            Mode: CW               Category: Multi Multi
Operators: W1CW + K1ZX, WC4E, G4BKI, WB4BBH, K7UPJ, AD4VH & N1EE

      160       65      154     2.37     15      42
       80      190      500     2.63     23      82
       40      984     2730     2.77     33     119
       20     1337     3509     2.62     35     128
       15      899     2592     2.88     31     122
       10       73      116     1.59     13      22
     Totals   3548     9601     2.71    150     515  =>  6,384,665

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