Donald F Beattie g3ozf at mayerin.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 9 05:20:04 EDT 1995

I was interested to read John's article about the FT1000MP, as 
I have had one here on evaluation for a few days. I agree with 
everything he says, and in particular I find the receiver a 
significant improvement on my FT1000.

BUT... who would buy one when it won't talk to CT !!

Does anyone know if Ken is working on including the FT1000MP software
protocol for CAT in CT ? If so, is there any indication of when that 
version of CT will be available ? In time for CQWW this year ??

With the CT interface fixed, it will be a great rig.

I know that Yaesu are said to be working on the problem - I guess perhaps
a new EPROM - but that will take some time, I guess. I seem to remember 
we had the same problem when the original FT1000 came out !

Don - G3OZF (g3ozf at mayerin.demon.co.uk)

>From Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com  Mon Oct  9 09:17:56 1995
From: Fred Hopengarten" <k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 1995 04:17:56 EDT
Subject: Storm damage...
Message-ID: <3078dab7.k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com>

On Sun, 8 Oct 1995 16:29:49 -0700, "Stan Griffiths" <w7ni at teleport.com> wrote:
> W7NI said:
> hate to say it, but I think there are thousands of loose wire rope clips
> currently in use.  I suggest that if you are using wire rope clips on your
> guys, you try tightening a few of them that you can reach from the ground.
> I think it is safe to assume that if you find any loose ones, the rest that
> you can't reach are probably loose, too.
> Stan   W7NI at teleport.com

K1VR replies:

     First, you should know that Stan and I had a "to and
fro" about Phillystran vs. galvanized guy wire back in, get
this, 1983, when I published an article favorably reviewing
Phillystran in NCJ.  I took the position that finding non-
resonant lengths was a bother, and my time had value --
given all the effort involved.  At the time, he took the
position that cutting up guy wire into non-resonant pieces
was no problem, and he published a chart of appropriate
lengths (NCJ, March-April 1983, p. 3.)

     I've never forgotten that he had the temerity not to
accept something I wrote as gospel.

     Second, although it took only 12 years, I now have a
shot to fire back.

     More wire rope clips means a greater chance of more
loose wire rope clips.  With new Philly, I can check the
clips up at the tower, and the ones on the ground, leaving
only the clips 12 feet above the ground (my anti-vandal
protection is to switch to steel at 12 feet above ground).
With old Philly, using potted heads, and "Chinese finger
torture" (surely there must be a better name for these
things in English) steel cable grabbers, I check nothing,
and spend the rest of the time preparing all the damn
computers for the contest.

                      Fred Hopengarten K1VR
           Six Willarch Road * Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
     home + office telephone:  617/259-0088 (FAX on demand)
                   internet:  k1vr at k1vr.jjm.com
            "Big antennas, high in the sky, are better
                       than small ones, low."

>From Ray Rocker <rocker at datasync.com>  Mon Oct  9 06:24:13 1995
From: Ray Rocker <rocker at datasync.com> (Ray Rocker)
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 00:24:13 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Pointers to Internet Service Providers
Message-ID: <199510090524.AAA16352 at osh1.datasync.com>

In addition to the WWW sites already pointed out as sources for info
about Internet service providers in your area, here is one service
you only need e-mail to access. I tried my area code and it's VERY
complete. Quoting from their oft-repeated Usenet posting...

> We presently list in our database more than 1,350 Canadian and U.S.
> Internet Service Providers (ISP's) offering access to the Internet.
> To receive a time and date stamped list of Internet Service Providers
> (ISP's) doing business in a particular area (US & Canada only), send an
> eMail message to:
>                                 Editor at ATrueStory.com
> Make BOTH the SUBJECT (Title) and the TEXT (Message) of the request:
>                                 MY AREA CODE = ???
> As an example, if you wish a list covering San Jose, CA, BOTH the
> SUBJECT and the TEXT of your request should read:
>                                 MY AREA CODE = 408

ObContesting: Just trying to get more CONTESTers online, 'tis all.

Ray Rocker ... WQ5L               |  "Life would be much easier if we could
Long Beach, Mississippi, USA      |   just look at the source code." - fortune
rocker at datasync.com               |  Yes, I do speak for my employer.
http://www.datasync.com/~rocker   |  Go {Saints | Golden Eagles | Seminoles}!

>From Jose Carlos Cardoso Nunes <ct1boh at telepac.pt>  Mon Oct  9 13:28:02 1995
From: Jose Carlos Cardoso Nunes <ct1boh at telepac.pt> (Jose Carlos Cardoso Nunes)
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 1995 12:28:02 GMT
Subject: Azimutal charts
Message-ID: <199510091228.MAA00041 at webpac.telepac.pt>

Hi there
I wonder if annyone knows of a program that draws an azimutal chart center
on a chosen QTH?
And if theres one on an FTP site?
ct1boh at telepac.pt

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