RUFZ at Telegraphy World Championships

dl1iao at dl1iao at
Mon Oct 2 17:43:28 EDT 1995

On Thu, 28 Sep, W7NI wrote:

> It would be real interesting to know what the rules are for this event . .
> er, contest.  It sounds like the "text" will written in some language.  If
> it is not your native language, you will certainly be at a disadvantage.
> How do you "level" this playing field without simply using random code
> groups?

I made the experience that it is much easier to write down fast CW if the
text doesn't make any sense.  While copying complete sentences in your
native language you almost permanently consider different possibilities what
letter (or word) will follow.  This is because you instinctively try to
guess the meaning of the whole sentence before it has been sent completely.
You easily get stuck if "unexpected" signs follow or someone implements
incorrect spellings (very dirty method however hi..)!  However, once you
have written down most of it you might be able to fill gaps..

If you are not familiar with that language you fully concentrate on writing
it down letter by letter like random code.


Stefan  DL1IAO

German Telegraphy Champion 1993, ahem..

>From Ed Miske <MISKE at A1.ISD.UPMC.EDU>  Tue Oct  3 16:19:05 1995
From: Ed Miske <MISKE at A1.ISD.UPMC.EDU> (Ed Miske)
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 1995 11:19:05 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: U.S. Tower TX455 Help request

    Does anyone, within a hundred mile radius of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 
    have, or know someone that has, a U.S. Tower TX455? WA3HAE has the 
    tower, but did not get the winch that "lifts" the tower from the "fold 
    over" position. He is desparate to get the tower up for the CQP test 
    this weekend. 
    If you have the winch and would be willing to loan it, or perhaps know 
    someone who does, we promise to get it back within two days.
    Please reply direct to "miske at", and thanks in advance 
    for any help.
    de N3BGV, Ed

>From Greg Becker <gb546 at>  Tue Oct  3 14:58:30 1995
From: Greg Becker <gb546 at> (Greg Becker)
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 09:58:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 40 beam questionaire update
Message-ID: <Pine.A32.3.91.951003095515.103202A-100000 at>

<<Original message somehow left out the choices. Sorry...>>

Here's one for y'all (Been hanging around Richard too long...)  -  

I'm side-mounting a Mosley 2el 40m beam at 75' on Rohn 25, with one face 
of the tower oriented due north-south. The station is located in the 
Hudson Valley of New York, and I plan to be active during both stateside 
and DX contests.

Here's the question. The IIX RM-16 sidemount allows 300 degrees of 
rotation about the tower. This leaves a 60 degree "blind spot". The 
following is my list of blind spots. Please pick which one you thing 
would be best (or least bad), and tell me why. I'll try to summarize, or 
forward the replies to someone who can (listening, Scott?).

N (330-30)         S (150-210)        SW (210-270)          SE (90-150)

NW (270-330)       NE (30-90) [I know, but I said six choices...]

Thanks for the info.

73, Greg

Greg Becker NA2N
gb546 at

>From Gerry Hohn <Gerry.Hohn.0285711 at>  Tue Oct  3 13:25:36 1995
From: Gerry Hohn <Gerry.Hohn.0285711 at> (Gerry Hohn)
Date: 3 Oct 1995 08:25:36 -0400
Subject: CVB Problems
Message-ID: <n1399405663.55647 at>

                       Subject:                               Time:8:04
  OFFICE MEMO          CVB Problems                          

Fellow Contesters,

I posted an inquiry last year regarding a problem I am having with CVB
2.0. I received several suggestions and some replies from other who
where having similar problems.

Given the approach of the contest season, I'm reposting in the hope that
someone has solved this problem.

The symptoms are that everything works as it should except if one
escapes from a message while it's playing or attempts to play a second
message while one is playing. Under these conditions the volume of the
second message drops to a muffled mumble in the background.  To restore
operation one must unload and reload CVB.

I've tried playing with IRQs and addresses to no avail as well as
stripping the machine to the bare necessities.

I'm using a Packard Bell 386SX16 with an 8 bit Sound Blaster.

Any ideas??

Gerry VE6LB (gerry.hohn.0285711 at

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