Hornet's Nest of Controversy...

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Thu Oct 19 13:47:54 EDT 1995

>Gives a whole new meaning to "flame suit on".  At least it is comforting to
>know that most contest reflector types are already equipped to handle killer
>bees and wasp, since most have already had occasion to use their flame suits.
>John Brosnahan  
>La Salle Research Corp      24115 WCR 40     La Salle, CO 80645  USA
>voice 970-284-6602            fax 970-284-0979           email broz at csn.net
I don't know about "flame suits" but those with this problem may have 
beekeepers in their areas who would be willing to lend a bee suit. You 
could wear this and be safe (or is it bee safe?) from the wasps and do 
what you wish.
	That way, you would be ready for the next CONTEST!

73, Zack W9SZ

>From John Hunley <hunley at mti.com>  Thu Oct 19 20:11:11 1995
From: John Hunley <hunley at mti.com> (John Hunley)
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 12:11:11 -0700
Subject: Hornet's Nest of Controversy...
Message-ID: <9510191911.AA19095 at tarazed.mti.com>

> 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 can't
> > 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 got
> > stung.
> 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??
> I would LOVE to be a fly on the wall at the neighbor's house while they
> watched you do this.  Hams seem to have this reputation..........
> Perhaps this could be a new competition for the hospitality suites at
> Dayton.  How many flaming bees can you dodge while hanging from a piece of
> tower while swinging a flaming torch.  Now that would be a CONTEST!

I wouldn't try this if you have Phillystran guys...


                            John Hunley
   Sr. Software Engineer                  Email:  hunley at mti.com
   MTI Technology, Inc.                    UUCP:  mti.com!hunley
   4905 E. La Palma Ave.                  Voice:  (714) 693-2613
   Anaheim, CA  92807                       FAX:  (714) 693-2685

>From sneader at mail.ctenet.com (Scott Neader, KA9FOX)  Thu Oct 19 20:23:25 1995
From: sneader at mail.ctenet.com (Scott Neader, KA9FOX) (Scott Neader, KA9FOX)
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 1995 14:23:25 -0500
Subject: NA reflector?
Message-ID: <v02110104acac0df00f6e@[]>

W5ASP asked a few days ago if there was a reflector for K8CC's NA program.
I don't know if there is much activity on it, but there appears to be one.
I found the announcement on my web site (it follows this message)

I have info for these mailing lists on my site:
  * N6TR LOG
  * K1EA CT
  * 160M TOP BAND

If you don't have web capabilities, drop me a note and I will e-mail you
whatever you need.

73 - Scott, KA9FOX
e-mail: sneader at mail.ctenet.com
   web: http://www.infoanalytic.com/ka9fox/welcome.html


Subj:  NEW NA Reflector
Date:  Thu, Mar 23, 1995 2:13 PM EDT
From:  k3lr at telerama.lm.com
Sender: owner-cq-contest at tgv.com
To: cq-contest at tgv.com

There is now a reflector to discuss NA Contest Software
and Contest Voice Blaster issues and questions.  Owners
of these products and interested parties are encouraged
to subscribe to this information exchange.

To sign up to the NA reflector send a message to:

na-user-request at eng.pko.dec.com

With the following text in the *body* of the message:


To send a message to the NA reflector subsrcibers:

na-user at eng.pko.dec.com

K3LR will send hard copies of all NA reflector messages to K8CC
is not on Internet (yet).

If you have any questions, send me a message.

We'll see you on the NA reflector!

Tim K3LR

K3LR at telerama.lm.com

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