PA QSO Party logger

Joe Landis - Systems & Network Mgr landisj at
Tue Oct 10 14:46:03 EDT 1995

For those who wish to participate in the PA party this weekend and don't
have a logger for the contest, I've put a public domain DOS based logger
on my email file server. To recieve a copy, send:
"sendme pa1200b" to "pa-fs at" (without the quotes, of course).

You will recieve a UUENCODEd ZIP file. DOS UUDECODE.BAS is also available from
my server. To recieve a copy in plain ASCII text, send "sendme fs-tools".

73 and see you in the party!
Joe - AA3GN
Portable, Potter Co.

>From broz at (John Brosnahan)  Tue Oct 10 19:25:12 1995
From: broz at (John Brosnahan) (John Brosnahan)
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 12:25:12 -0600
Subject: TIC ring-rotors (ROTATORS!) parts
Message-ID: <199510101825.MAA09806 at>

>Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY
>I just ordered two exact replacements from Digi-Key Corp in Thief River 
>Falls, MN (Hmmmmm - same location as TIC).

Keith, et al

Todd's wife (Todd is the main contact point for the TIC rotators) works at
Digi-Key.  All electronic parts in the units come from Digi-Key.  Even the
meter is special ordered through Digi-Key rather than direct from the
manufacturer.  I once went through the exercise of making a complete parts
list including the Digi-Key part numbers for the control units with the
thought of building a few to run my prop pitch rotators (you know, the ones
with rotors in the motors).  If there is sufficient interest (ie more than
one) I might be tempted to find the list and convert it to a file that can
be emailed.  Right now it is just scribbled on blank paper and stuck in the
back of a manual.

I have been so pleased with Digi-Key over the last few years that I tend to
design around what is in their catalog and only go to other catalog vendors
(Newark and Allied, etc as a last resort).  So their choice of a vendor in
the same city is a fortuitous one for all concerned.

73  John

John Brosnahan    W0UN
La Salle Research Corp      24115 WCR 40     La Salle, CO 80645  USA
voice 970-284-6602            fax 970-284-0979           email broz at

>From kiddi at (Kristinn Andersen)  Tue Oct 10 19:41:59 1995
From: kiddi at (Kristinn Andersen) (Kristinn Andersen)
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 18:41:59 +0000
Subject: Typical yagi wind load?
Message-ID: <9510101845.AA24081 at>


I´m preparing a letter to Rohn and US Tower to request tower catalogs.  I am
giving them an idea of my situation (location, wind data, etc.), in the
faint hope they may suggest something useful.  Can someone out there drop me
info on typical wind load for 3, 4 or 5-el 20m CONTEST yagis in the next few
minutes?  That way I can wrap this up before I leave work(!)

73 - Kristinn, TF3KX / AB4ST

>From kiddi at (Kristinn Andersen)  Tue Oct 10 20:00:17 1995
From: kiddi at (Kristinn Andersen) (Kristinn Andersen)
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 19:00:17 +0000
Subject: Suggested tower mfgrs?
Message-ID: <9510101903.AA24231 at>

Do you experienced aluminum growers have any general opinions on the quality
of towers made by various manufacturers?  In my situation wind (up to 90mph
according to the local WX bureau) and proximity to the ocean (salt
water/air) are the main concerns.

Please respond directly and I´ll summarize to the contest reflector if it
seems worthwhile.

73 - Kristinn, TF3KX (kiddi at

>From Jim Hollenback" <jholly at  Tue Oct 10 21:07:39 1995
From: Jim Hollenback" <jholly at (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 1995 13:07:39 -0700
Subject: Arco Trimmer Caps
References: <199510101753.NAA10944 at>
Message-ID: <9510101307.ZM24785 at>

On Oct 10, 10:44am, <HSL at> wrote:
> Subject: Arco Trimmer Caps
> Ok I know this is not a direct contest question but I need a
> source of Arco mica compression trimmer capacitors model no's
> 427 (300pf) and 429 (400pf). I'm hurriedly building some 80/160
> preamplifiers for my EWE antennas per an old QST article.
> I need 4 ea. and am having trouble finding them. Please respond
> direct so as to limit the bandwidth. Thanks in advance
> 73,

Radiokit	Never answers phone, no catalog
P.O. Box 973
Pelham, NH 03076

Circuit Specialists Inc   Answers phone, little pricey.
P.O. Box 3047
Scottsdale AZ 85271-3047

You might also try

DC Electronics
P. O. Box 3203
Scottsdale AZ 85271-3203

Far as I know, Mouser and Digi-Key do not carry these parts.

73, Jim, WA6SDM
jholly at

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