PW2N 1995 WW SSB

py2ny at py2ny at
Wed Oct 11 00:14:22 EDT 1995

T¡tulo......: PW2N - WW SSB Contest!!

        Hello, contesters...

        I am PY2NY, operator of PW2N, special call for contests
        in BRAZIL.
        CQ WW SSB  Contest is near,  and I'll  operate on   all
        bands, LOW Power Class. 
        I'd like to have attention from people in North America
        and Europe, asking for a little chance from you.    Try
        to put your antennas into our direction, and try     to
        call us in South America. The propagation will be   our
        common enemy!!! 

        PW2N will operate with K1EA soft, Kenwood TS140S    and
        antennas: 2 element Quad 10-15-20 Meters (13 m high)  ;
        inverted Vees 40-80 meters (10 m high); windom for  160
        meters (also 10 m high only!!!!).

        Listening my signals during the Contest, please    put
        me in your local Packet Cluster, I will try to   break
        my QSO number records (1850)...

        Hope to work you. QSLs ok via Bureau to Home Call: 
        P Y 2 N Y   -    Vitor Luis Aidar dos Santos

>From Keskinen Petri <oh3mep at>  Wed Oct 11 14:42:21 1995
From: Keskinen Petri <oh3mep at> (Keskinen Petri)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:42:21 +0200 (EET)
Subject: ANY BIG LINEARS? (last call)
Message-ID: <199510111342.PAA14335 at>

Sorry to waste bandwidth again, but i got much more
summary requests, than comments to my last attempt.
I DO need all the possible information on pros and 
cons of any big linears, and you guys must have it!

Pse share your experiences with me! Perhaps you then
will get OH and/or OH0-multipliers more easily on 
forthcoming contests! :-)

I'm getting desperate, you will soon find just another
/qrp -station on every possible pileup if you don't 
help me to find out which linears is reliable but 
cheap to buy. ;-))


I'll make a good example here (my own experiences): 

I can't recommend Tokyo Hy Power HL2K. I had one, and
lost 3 tubes during 4 years, because it warms up so badly!
It gave decent output, but it was too tricky. Perhaps
it's not in stock anymore, or they might have changed
the design. The original fan was far too little, and 
after removing the original fan and equipping it with 
enough big blower instead it was not good for SSB 
anymore (terrible noise, but it was cool enough).

I do know other similar with same kind of troubles! The
owner even lost the HV-transformer for the same reason.


Any input appreciated, I will post the summary (if there
will be anything to post) to the reflector. If you
prefer staying anonymous, i can remove your identification
from the summary. Or even remove your info from that summary
if needed.


oh3mep, oh0mep
oh3mep at
pk75978 at

>From kf7ay at (Warren Hill)  Wed Oct 11 14:44:33 1995
From: kf7ay at (Warren Hill) (Warren Hill)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 06:44:33 -0700 (MST)
Subject: C56/KF7AY and 9G5WH QSLs
Message-ID: <v01510102aca1178300fd@[]>

Hello guys.

Hard to believe, but after more than two years my W7 "buro pack"
finally arrived. I have no idea why there has been such a delay.

More than a thousand cards are for the C56/KF7AY (1993) and 9G5WH (1994)
operations from Western Africa.

I will do my best to get these out to everyone as soon as possible.
If for any reason you need a QSL quickly, e-mail me and I will send it
to you direct.

Anyone else had the same experience?

73 de Warren/KF7AY


                  KF7AY in Arizona
                    Warren Hill
                  kf7ay at


>From mraz at (Kris I. Mraz)  Wed Oct 11 14:48:45 1995
From: mraz at (Kris I. Mraz) (Kris I. Mraz)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 08:48:45 CDT
Subject: IRC Cost - Canada Raises Prices Dramatically
Message-ID: <9510111348.AA09214 at>

> "On August 1, 1995, the Canadian government raised postal rates.  Last
> week, I went into the post office to purchase a couple of IRC's which
> had been $1.40 (Canadian) as I've stated in my previous letter.  To my
> surprise and chagrin, the postal increase has seen the cost of an IRC
> raised to $3.50 plus tax for each."

> ... we better think about a more efficient and less expensive way to get
> confirmed contacts than ordinary mail.

It seems to me there are enough IRC's currently in circulation that no
ham should have to buy a new one. We just need some kind of global
clearinghouse system. A way to get buyers and sellers together. Maybe via
the internet somehow.

Kris AA5UO
mraz at

>From Jeff Steinman <Jeff.Steinman.0247501 at>  Wed Oct 11 15:05:13 1995
From: Jeff Steinman <Jeff.Steinman.0247501 at> (Jeff Steinman)
Date: 11 Oct 1995 09:05:13 -0500
Subject: KR0Y CQP results
Message-ID: <n1398719730.18071 at>

                      Subject:                              Time:  9:01
  OFFICE MEMO         KR0Y CQP results                      Date: 

S/O Low Power part time

       CW      SSB
80     1         0
40    32       21
20    60      163
15     2         0
       95       184      55  mults = 35,915
Score not quite right as CT would count a mobile station in a new county
as a dupe.

15 meters was DEAD to West coast from here. Heard midwest stations on
scatter running 6's and heard some East coast direct F skip.

For those SS CW fans, propagation last weekend should be of interest, as
it was 27 days until SS CW. Looks like high A and K indices again this
year. DARN! 

Jeff  KR0Y

>From dmccrar at (Dalton McCrary)  Wed Oct 11 15:19:09 1995
From: dmccrar at (Dalton McCrary) (Dalton McCrary)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 95 9:19:09 CDT
Subject: TenTec Owners (Omni 6)
Message-ID: <199510111419.AA08738 at>

Hello,  I am looking for software for my Omni 6 and Paragon II.  Any 
suggestions?  Sources of programs?  

I realize Icom software will work.

Thanks, Dalton

dmccrar at

>From Jim Hollenback" <jholly at  Wed Oct 11 15:37:41 1995
From: Jim Hollenback" <jholly at (Jim Hollenback)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 07:37:41 -0700
Subject: Rust on the brain
Message-ID: <9510110737.ZM7264 at>

I was wrong about the OMNI-VI VFO lock. After using a Paragon for a number
of years, which did work the way I described, I confused that with the
OMNI which I have been using this last year. The OMNI does lock both
VFO's. This could be improve. Guess I haven't been chasing enough split
DX this last year.

73, Jim, WA6SDM
jholly at

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