Cable Grips

sawyers at sawyers at
Thu Oct 12 16:57:13 EDT 1995

John Brosnahan    W0UN   Said:

>It is called a Chicago grip because that is the Registered Trademark name 
>that Klein put on it.  (Klein also have a Haven (R) grip that is the 
>typical cheap grip for fence wire that does some damage to the wire and/or 
>plating.) Of course why Klein called them Chicago grips is the real 
>question that you are asking and I don't have the answer for that bit of 
>trivia, but would be interested in finding out.

I think it is because Klein's home office was and still is in Chicago.


de n0yvy steve

>From Rob Shapiro <ND3A at>  Fri Oct 13 04:44:52 1995
From: Rob Shapiro <ND3A at> (Rob Shapiro)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 20:44:52 PDT
Subject: Trip to YB and VK9X
Message-ID: <Chameleon.>

I will be departing on a business trip to Jakarta on October 16.  I will be in Jakarta for 
approximately 3-4 weeks, and then plan on taking a one week vacation on Christmas 

For Jakarta:  I will attempt to operate as YB0ASI (at AA4U's station) during CQWW 
SSB, but not sure if I will or for how long.  Please QSL to YB0ASI/AA4U.

For Christmas Island:  I have in hand a license with the call VK9XRS, but at this 
point have not made any lodging arrangements.  I know of the existence of The 
Christmas Island Resort , but would like accommodations less pricey and at a more 
desireable amateur radio location.  March 1994 CQ magazine makes mention of the 
VQ3, but heard a rumor it might be a part of the resort.  If anyone has any 
knowledge of accommodations on the island, please email me directly.  If the date is 
October 16 or later, don't worry since my brother, WR3Z, will be taking care of any 
email I receive in my absence.  When I do get on the air, I will attempt to operate 
160-10M, concentrating on cw.  If the timing works out, I may even be on during 
CQWW CW, but don't know at this point.  QSL for this operation via ND3A.

73, Rob
Rob Shapiro - ND3A
Annandale, VA
Potomac Valley Radio Club
Internet: nd3a at

>From Stephen Lufcy <km0l at>  Thu Oct 12 22:54:43 1995
From: Stephen Lufcy <km0l at> (Stephen Lufcy)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 16:54:43 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: No more printed contest rules in QST?
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951012164919.24155A-100000 at>

When I started contesting (so long ago I can't remember when) my main 
motivation for submitting my results was to see my call published in the 
national magazine. I believe the removal of contest rules and results in QST
would result in a drastic reduction in submitted logs, which is how they 
gauge the success of the event. I hope they don't do it.
de KM0L (ex WB0LFY, KN0OXJ)

>From i4ufh at (Fabio I4UFH)  Thu Oct 12 23:13:42 1995
From: i4ufh at (Fabio I4UFH) (Fabio I4UFH)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 1995 23:13:42 +0100
Subject: CQWW IG9 Activity Ready to Run !!
Message-ID: <9510122213.AA10827 at>

Hello Guys,

We are ready to announce the follow activities for the incoming WWDX
Contest, from the NEW CQWW Country, AFRICAN ITALY.
>From 1995 these Country has been added to the WWDX Country list,
Italy has been  splitted in two country : EUROPEAN ITALY and AFRICAN ITALY.

This Country include the Pelagie is. (IG9) & Pantelleria is. (IH9) 
in the most southern part of Italy.

Country :  AFRICAN ITALY - Continent: AFRICA - CQ Zone: 33 - ITU Zone: 37


IG9R   Single Op.  20m.     SSB      October        op.     Fabio    I4UFH
IG9T   Single Op.  80m.     SSB      October        op.     Albert   IV3TAN
IG9W   Single Op.  160m.    SSB      October        op.     Frank    IV3SHF
IG9A   Single Op.  40m.     SSB      October        op.     Fabio    IT9GSF

IG9R   Single Op.  20m.     CW      November        op.     Giorgio  I2VXJ

The QSL Manager for all the callsigns and Contest is IV3TAN.

In the next week we leave our cities to moving in IG9, look for a reports
few day's before the Contest !!!

This is the last message, no Internet access available on the Island.

Good Luck and have fun in the CQWW !!!

Please spreadout this info, your help is appreciated to obtain a results in
this new adventure !!!!

73 de Fabio I4UFH

e-mail i4ufh at

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