Hornet's Nest of Controversy...

n0dh at comtch.iea.com n0dh at comtch.iea.com
Thu Oct 19 16:48:11 EDT 1995

On Wed, 18 Oct 1995, Stan Griffiths wrote:

>> I had yellow jackets.  Close enough, I think.  Anyway, I was able to
>> carefully climb to about 12 feet below the nest without getting them
>> excited.  I then took a 12 foot piece of aluminum tubing with a rag tied to
>> the end of it and soaked with gasoline and lit it on fire.  (Makes a big
>> ball of flame for several minutes.)  I poked the flaming rag right up under
>> the nest and it rained yellow jackets.  It singes their wings and they 
>> fly.  You have to dodge them as they drop.  You may burn a control wire or
>> two, but probably not.  It only takes a few seconds to do this.  I never 
>> stung.

Then Gary K9GS wrote:

>This sounds like one of those primitive South Pacific sacrificial rituals
>like one sees in old King Kong -type movies.  I wonder what the flame
>ratings are for Rohn towers??

Yea only he missed the part about where you tie those vines to your
ankles and the top of the tower and then "dive" off the tower as the flaming
yellow jackets fall on you!!!  ~8>)  


>From Joe Staples <71045.2632 at compuserve.com>  Thu Oct 19 17:53:47 1995
From: Joe Staples <71045.2632 at compuserve.com> (Joe Staples)
Date: 19 Oct 95 12:53:47 EDT
Subject: Texas QSO Party
Message-ID: <951019165347_71045.2632_GHI144-1 at CompuServe.COM>

1995 Texas QSO Party
Sponsored by the Texas DX Society

Contest Period: From 1400 UTC Saturday, October 21, 1995 until
2200 UTC Sunday, October 22, 1995. Stations operate maximum of 24
hours with minimum time off periods of 30 minutes.

Object: Non-Texas stations work as many Texas stations in as many
Texas counties as possible; Texas stations work all.

Entry Classification:
     Class   I. Single Operator, fixed station
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Scoring: Non-Texas stations score contacts with Texas stations as
follows: 1 point per QSO on SSB, 2 points on CW, except that Texas
mobiles are 5 points on SSB and 7 points on CW. Texas stations score 1
point per QSO on SSB, 2 points on CW, fixed or mobile. Stations can be
worked on each band and each mode. Texas stations may work other Texas
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