Radio Vatican 7305

frenaye at frenaye at
Fri Oct 13 02:20:44 EDT 1995

Over the last year several people posted messages about the QRM on the bottom 
end of 40M (sounds like ocean waves hitting the beach) from approx 01Z until 
05Z - heard from Europe to eastern North America.  After the 1994 CQWW and 
1995 ARRL DX Contests, several people pointed the finger at Radio Vatican on 
7305 as the culprit.  With WN4KKN's help I dug out all the contest reflector 
messages with the words "radio vatican" or "7305" in them.  There isn't a 
whole lot of hard information in the messages, though some were pretty 
certain about the source of the noises.

Several stations in the ARRL Monitoring Service (they look for non-amatuer 
signals in amateur bands) has done some listening but hasn't been able to tie 
QRM at the low end of 40m to Radio Vatican on 7305.  

I've contacted most of those who had posted messages to try to get some 
additional information but haven't had much response.  Can anyone else 
provide more specific observations?  The better the data, the better chance 
we have of cleaning things up.

73 Tom

E-mail: frenaye at  
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093
Phone: 203-668-5444

>From James White <0006492564 at>  Fri Oct 13 03:05:00 1995
From: James White <0006492564 at> (James White)
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 95 21:05 EST
Subject: The Chicago Grip
Message-ID: <02951013020520/0006492564PK2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Careful, that answer could get "windy", being Chicago and all!
The good ole boy who sometimes helps us out with tower work calls
it a pork chop, and it fits! No not accurate or technical, but
when a guy takes time from chewing his tobacco to tell you to
throw him the porkchop you know your doin some "manly" work!

Bought my 20 meter boom today, I could see from the map on the
wall over there that the outfit I bought it from has outlets in
FL, La and  TX....Texas - that ain't too far from Colorado if my
memory serves right, Broz!
                I went to:

                Ashley Aluminum
                8504 Adamo Drive, Unit C
                Tampa, FL  33619
                tel (813) 626-7784
                fax (813) 664-1372

Unfortunately I did not get any of the TX addresses on the
literature I snagged...but the lit did mention a New Orleans

                (504) 733-9799
                (800) 234-9799  (dunno if State or National wats)
                fax (504) 733-9850

According to my checkbook I spent $109.59, and got 2 pieces 20
foot (yes 20 ft) of 6061-T6, 3" OD tubing with 1/8"
looks great - I haven't bought virgin material in a long time,
this stuff really is gorgeous. Lately when I've needed a boom its
been the scrap yard or re-cycled from other antennas. 

The price seems reasonable (or NOT unreasonable, actually) to me
and as I say, it is pristine. The tubes still had shavings inside
them from when they were cut in production....those shavings were
gone by the time I got the boom home.

Once I receive my package from Texas Towers, the Phillystran for
the truss, all of the raw materials will be in other
words I will spend this weekend drilling holes in aluminum tubes.
                        Guess this weekend won't be boring!

                                Jim,  zx     k1zx at

>From Rob Shapiro <ND3A at>  Fri Oct 13 18:16:04 1995
From: Rob Shapiro <ND3A at> (Rob Shapiro)
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 10:16:04 PDT
Subject: QSL Correction for YB0ASI
Message-ID: <Chameleon. at>

When I announced my YB/VK9X plans, I gave incorrect QSL info for YB0ASI.  The 
correct routes are either via WA4FVT or the bureau.  I apologize for the mistake!

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

>From Dravland, Todd" <ToddD at  Fri Oct 13 15:13:00 1995
From: Dravland, Todd" <ToddD at (Dravland, Todd)
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 95 07:13:00 PDT
Subject: SS from Nebraska!!
Message-ID: <307E7505 at>

Just as a point of interest for those seeking a NE mult. in the SS, Joe 
KB0QA will be on both CW and PHONE weekends at least part time.  I will be 
meeting him at Ed's (W0SD) for antenna work this weekend and will loan him 
my spare rig for his use.  He will have a G5RV antenna up at 30 ft or so and 
run 100 watts so probably won't be loud, but at least he will be ON!!  He is 
a good contest op as we have done MANY SS together over the years, so won't 
have any problem working the pile!

I will be active from W0SD for both CW and PHONE weekends.  See you in the 


Todd, WD0T

toddd at

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