Single/multi antenna switching??

AA4NC at AA4NC at
Wed Oct 11 19:11:24 EDT 1995

I am looking for an improved method of switching between two antennas and two
radios for a single op/multi radio setup. I would like to be able to access
either antenna from either radio, and if possible, be able to use both
antennas on a single radio. 

I can currently do this using two 2-position coax switches connected to "T"
connectors on the radio outputs. There is a 2:1 mismatch when using both
antennas on a single radio (i.e. two 50 ohm antennas in parallel).

It would be nice to have a bit more elegant solution to this which provides
for matching the 2 antennas in parallel. 

What do you guys use for this situation? I know a lot of you are doing this,
and I'm sure a lot more of us would like to know... I'll summarize if there's
interest in this subject.



>From Larry Tyree <tree at>  Wed Oct 11 23:10:59 1995
From: Larry Tyree <tree at> (Larry Tyree)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 15:10:59 -0700
Subject: W5***
Message-ID: <199510112210.PAA09991 at>

I will be going to W5*** for the CW Sweepstakes.  Some of you knew that,
but I thought I would "come out" (today is coming out day for some other

I have never been to the station in Louisana, but according to K5GA,
there are some big amplifiers there.  Bill has also told me that they
CAN run legal power, and this is how he used them while he was there.

I wanted to go public with my promise to operate in a similar manner.
I hope my reputation will help everyone believe that.  I also think
that will help the station owner allow me to do the same.  On the 
phone he told me that the station is legal, so there are no expectations
to run anything but 1500 watts.

Once, I was operating at W7NI (who has admitted having a big amplifier),
and his wife noticed that the lights in the house didn't blink when I 
was operating.  She didn't mention who was operating when the lights
were blinking however.  I came in just behind Randy, K5ZD that year.

Afterwards, I took my own amps (2 X 3-500Z) because the fans in the 
W7NI amp were just too loud for me to take.

This is kinda exciting.  I hope to be able to fight it out with the big
boys in the south for this one.  It is tough to win this contest from
the left coast (been trying for about 20 years).  I hope Jeff can make
it from WM5G and that we put on a good horse race!  K5GA is super
motivated to win, so watch out for him.  KM9P says he won't be in the 
race this time around.  WN4KKN thinks he will be on an airplane.  Who
else will be around to take up the challenge???  We know K5GN, K6LL
and N2IC will be there!  N5RZ is going to be doing EME, so that is why
K5GA will be on from there.  

Tree N6TR/7/5
tree at

PS: For those who haven't figured it out..  *** = WMU

>From David C. Patton" <mudcp3 at  Wed Oct 11 23:27:38 1995
From: David C. Patton" <mudcp3 at (David C. Patton)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 17:27:38 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Zone8Records!
Message-ID: <199510112227.RAA16085 at>

Hello contesters!

To fire you up for CQWW CW this year, here are the top 20 scores from
Zone 8 in the Single Operator Class.  These scores represent data from
the last 20 contests.

CALL        SCORE       QSOs  ZONES DX    OP    YEAR

PJ7A        8,357,236   5799  135   421   K1TO  91
8P9Z        8,047,212   5298  145   428   K4BAI 92
8P9Z        7,896,245   5190  144   451   K4BAI 91
8P9HT       7,478,808   5286  139   397   K4BAI 90
8P9HT       7,323,030   5590  139   356   K4BAI 88
NP4A        7,247,449   5382  140   394   N2NT  87
NP4A        7,040,400   4617  155   445   K7JA  86
KP2A        6,915,291   4778  148   443   N6CW  91
8P9HT       6,571,184   5321  125   347   K4BAI 89
NP4A        6,027,752   4537  139   399   K3UA  83
FS/AI7B     5,412,644   4640  121   337         92
J82A        5,359,563   4475  121   352  K3IPK  90
VP5RX       5,205,519   4781  120   339   AA2Z  93
KV4FZ       4,917,768   4437  124   348   N6TJ  83
KP4RF       4,908,186   3707  135   379   N6CJ  78
FG5R        4,862,292   4308  125   321   W7EJ  89
VP2VCW      4,802,628   4119  124   343   N6CW  90
VP2MU       4,797,732   3771  125   373   K8GL  87
8P6J        4,636,763   5049  114   287   N6TJ  82
VP5U        4,509,262   4200  115   318  K3IPK  88
8P9HT       4,429,824   4385  111   301  K4BAI  87
4V2C        4,281,212   4774  107   270  K4BAI  85
VP5T        3,974,373   4903  105   246   W1UA  92
8P6J        3,868,716   4665  107   241   N6TJ  81
KP2/WJ2O    3,776,500   4296   90   274         94

OK, so I threw more than the top 20 in there.  I have been working on a
project to compile CQWW CW records in a manner that has not been done--
by zone.  The CQWW has a natural method for keeping records but no one
seems to want to use it.  

I will be prepared to release a print version of the world records
shortly.  The above is a sample of what I can do.  This is a very
different approach, and effort, from Bob Cox K3EST's publication which
is terrific reading.  I have always been disappointed with the record
keeping of the past.  My hundreds of hours of work on the CQWW CW
satisfies me, so I know there are countless others out there who are

Want to know the top 20 scores on 80 meters from Zone 17 over the last
20 contests?  I can tell you!

More to come.

If you have any specific record requests let me know and I will see
about posting some of them to the list.

73, Dave Patton, WX3N
mudcp3 at

>From Bob Patten <z002816b at>  Wed Oct 11 15:53:29 1995
From: Bob Patten <z002816b at> (Bob Patten)
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 1995 10:53:29 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Pete Soper
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9510111020.A9679-0100000 at>

Pete, I lost your Internet address so hope I can reach you this way...
Major misunderstanding with WV5Z - He needs a copy of the Service Manual 
for the Icom 735, not the schematics.  I believe you said you also had 
the manual?  Since this could be fairly bulky, I should send you an SASE, 
perhaps a manilla envelope?  Let me know if you get this!

Bob Patten
bobpatt at

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