KT-34XA Rebuild Kit

John A. Ross, IV wb2k at ritz.mordor.com
Tue Oct 3 07:52:13 EDT 1995

>I understand there is a rebuild kit for the KT-34XA. Can someone tell me what
>the kit contains and what it costs?
>Kris AA5UO
>mraz at aud.alcatel.com

 It's not really a "rebuild" kit, but rather an "upgrade" kit for owners of
older XA's.  There were at least 3 "generations" of the XA. The older
versions had drain holes in some of the element sections, and slightly
different dimensions. They also had different colored caps.

As it was explained to me by KLM, the easy way to know if your version is
current is:

 If you DO NOT have drain holes and your caps are BLUE, you are
current. There is no rebuild kit, but they do offer a set of blue caps. If
I recall it was about $20.

If you have NON-BLUE caps and/or drain holes you should get the upgrade
kit, which contains the blue caps and replacement aluminum sections for the
ones that have drain holes. This was around $50 or so.

I'd double check this with KLM, since I'm going from memory, but this was
from a call to them just about 2 months ago.

73, John - WB2K

John A. Ross, IV  - WB2K / VE2TJA [Zone 2]  (wb2k at ritz.mordor.com)
Summit, New Jersey
Contest DXpedition Registry ---------> http://www.mordor.com/wb2k

>From Fred Cady <cady at mainman.ee.montana.edu>  Tue Oct  3 20:31:12 1995
From: Fred Cady <cady at mainman.ee.montana.edu> (Fred Cady)
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 13:31:12 -0600
Subject: CQ Zone Map
Message-ID: <199510031931.NAA04186 at mainman.ee.montana.edu>

Does anybody know of an electronic version of the CQ Zone map that used to
be in the old flying horse call book.  This was a world map that fit onto
two sides of paper.  I'd like to be able to download one and print it out
for training new CONTESTers in the upcoming CONTESTs.

73, Fred KE7X
Fred Cady (ieefc at msu.oscs.montana.edu)

>From John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com  Tue Oct  3 22:36:20 1995
From: John Dorr K1AR" <p00259 at psilink.com (John Dorr K1AR)
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 95 16:36:20 -0500
Subject: New Contest Magazine--"CQ Contest"
Message-ID: <3021838414.0.p00259 at psilink.com>

      ****distributed with permission from Trey, WN4KKN****

As you may have read or heard, CQ magazine is indeed launching a
new contest magazine, appropriately entitled "CQ Contest." The
premier issue is scheduled for January, 1996 (mail date December)
and will be published ten times a year. The editor is CQ World Wide
Contest Director Bob Cox, K3EST.

One of the principal goals for CQ Contest will be its international 
focus, scope and depth. The magazine will concentrate on coverage of 
people, analysis, techniques, reporting and technology.

A sampling of articles slated for the January, 1996, inaugural
issue include:
     *    Contesting Under Communism: The UK9AAN Experience
          - UA9BA
     *    Winning from the Canary Islands
          - OH2MM
     *    Continental Spotlight
          - The Japanese Contester, JH4NMT
          - Slovenian Contesting, S50A
          - To QSL or not to QSL, I2UIY
     *    The Best of Operating Basics, N6KT
     *    An Inside Look at CQ WW Logchecking, K3EST
     *    Musings of a VHF Contester, W3ZZ
     *    Youth in Contesting, WX9E
     *    Good, Practical Filters, N6AW
     *    Interview with JE1CKA/KH0AM

CQ Contest will also include technical articles, product reviews
and regular columns on contest clubs, VHF contesting, and the
contest participation of women, young people and short-wave

Something that has been widely debated in this forum is the changes
ham magazine publishers are considering for contest coverage. The
new magazine in no way signals the abandonment of contest reporting
in its parent magazine, CQ. Rather, CQ Contest reflects our
continuing commitment to contesting and contesters. Our intent is
to provide a new depth of coverage of the worldwide contest scene
which is impossible to justify in a general-interest magazine such
as CQ. However, CQ itself will continue to cover contesting, as

For additional information, contact me directly as follows:

     Telephone: 516-681-2922 
     Fax: 516-681-2926
     e-mail: p00259 at psilink.com

John, K1AR

>From six at knoware.nl (Frank E. van Dijk)  Tue Oct  3 21:51:56 1995
From: six at knoware.nl (Frank E. van Dijk) (Frank E. van Dijk)
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 21:51:56 +0100
Subject: Rules Dutch PACC 1996
Message-ID: <199510032051.VAA09424 at utrecht.knoware.nl>

Hereby the rules for the 1996 edition of the PACC Contest, organized
by the VERON, the Netherlands National Radio Society.


February 10 and 11, 1996; 1200Z - 1200Z

160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters
 SSB QSOs on 160 are not allowed

CW and SSB

Entry classes
single operator; multi operator; SWL 

RS(T)+serial number, start from 001
Dutch stations transmit their Province abbreviation:
GR, FR, DR, OV, GD, UT, NH, ZH, FL, ZL, NB, LB (12)

QSO Points
each QSO with a PA/PB/PI station yields one point
a station may be worked only once per band, regardless
of the mode

1 multiplier per Province, per band. Maximum 6*12=72

Final score
the total of all QSO points on all bands, multiplied by the
total of all multiplier points on all bands (a la CQ WW)

each different Dutch station per band counts for 1 point
complete exchange of both Dutch and foreign station must
be logged

separate sheet per band, submit score calculation
multipliers should appear only when new
please sign log for observation of the contest rules
mail log no later than March 31st, 1996 to:
                            Frank E. van Dijk PA3BFM
                            Middellaan 24
                            3721 PH  Bilthoven
                            Netherlands, Europe

a contest certificate will be awarded to the high scorers in each 
country in each entry class. No fee.
The PACC Award can be obtained for working 100 different PA/PB/PI stations
in the PACC Contest, without submitting QSLs. Send application together with
contest log and USD 5,- fee to contest organizer.
Condensed version: work different Dutch stations on each of the bands 
10-160 meters (No WARC) in CW or SSB. Transmit RS(T) plus serial 
number. Dutch stations transmit their Province abbreviation: GR, FR, DR,
OV, GD, UT, NH, ZH, FL, ZL, NB, LB (total 12) which count as multiplier
per band. Scoring: each different Dutch station per band yields 1 point.
Final score: total band QSO points multiplied by total band multipliers.

>From Scotttt <mxyztplk at waterw.com>  Tue Oct  3 23:28:27 1995
From: Scotttt <mxyztplk at waterw.com> (Scotttt)
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 18:28:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: CQ WW RTTY K2PS
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9510031840.B20300-0100000 at water.waterw.com>

K2PS Single Op, Unassisted, High Power, All Band

Band	QSOs	Pts	QTH	DX	Zones

80	114	161	37	15	8
40	183	314	40	34	16
20	386	888	42	69	23
15	117	284	20	41	18
10	5	10	3	4	4
Total	805	1657	142	163	69

Claimed Score 619,718

IC-761, Alpha 76A

80 Inverted Vee 45'
40 Inverted Vee 45'
10/15/20 TH6DXX 50'

This is really starting to become a great contest.  I guess as more 
contesters go to RTTY and activity picks up, the usual good things happen 
and the event takes off.

Had some great EU runs, and it looks as if concentrating on 45-50 degrees 
was the ticket.

Was disappointed that I couldn't raise VK9LZ when I heard him on 40M, but 
snagged most of the others I heard like VS6BG, JR5JAQ et al, ZS6EZ and NW, 
FK8GM.  Always heard K1NG, 'LPL, WU3V everywhere.

Some Murphy trouble with the amp, but just started putting the iron on 
the bandswitch contacts cured the problem.

Missed some critical time watching my kid in a soccer game, and then 
foolishly, interrupted a good EU run to concentrate on the Philadelphia 
Eagles - ended up having to hide the women and children from watching 
that stinkeroo!

But, all in all, lots of fun.	

Pete, K2PS

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