barry at w2up.wells.com barry at w2up.wells.com
Sun Oct 29 21:26:00 EST 1995

                    CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1995


      160       10       19     1.90      6       7
       80       35       89     2.54     10      28
       40       50      134     2.68     14      43
       20      115      319     2.77     22      71
       15      116      326     2.81     20      57
       10        7       19     2.71      5       5

     Totals    333      906     2.72     77     211  =>  260,928

About 6 hours op-time

Murphy struck big-time here.

Problem 1 - LARYNGITIS! Felt a sore throat coming on Thursday. Recorded
exchange, callsign, etc. in voice keyer then, just in case... Turns out I
could barely grunt. All QSOs (except for just a few) were made by pushing
buttons and not uttering a word. Naturally, it was all S&P. Couldn't CQ 
without opening mouth to reply to calls...
Problem 2 - Heavy rain and thunderstorms Friday nite. Rain static 30 over 9
Problem 3 - Arcing tuning cap in amp

There's always next year... 73 Barry

>From George Cook <george at epix.net>  Mon Oct 30 02:05:49 1995
From: George Cook <george at epix.net> (George Cook)
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 21:05:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Zone Map
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951029210500.14460B-100000 at peach.epix.net>

I got a real nice one for free from Kenwood also I think Icom will give 
you one.  Just ask

On Thu, 26 Oct 1995, C Sim James, KK5EA wrote:

> Guys es Gals,
> 	Where can I get a list or map of the cq zones?  I just realized 
> that I don't even know what zone I am in much less the rest of the planet.
> If there is no such internet resource can someone at least inform me as 
> to what zone I am in here in AL.  I don't think I have ever operated CQWW 
> so the question has never come up.  It wont be a real huge effort I have 
> the military flight aptitude test Sat. morning and that is something I 
> must be awake and alert for.
> 73 es tnx,
> Sim, KK5EA/4
> \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\  Over the modem.
> |C. Sim James, KK5EA  03PO            |  Through the University.
> |Email:  jamescs at mail.auburn.edu      |  
> |Packet:  kk5ea at k4ry.#cenal.al.usa.na |  Nothing but 'Net  
> ///////////////////////////////////////  

* George Cook   AA3JU  Bangor, PA  FN21         *
* george at peach.epix.net  AA3JU at N3IQD.EPA.USA.NA *
* If you're not FRC remember:...............    *
* .......There's no shame in being 2nd best!    *

>From Jack Fleming <oolon at eskimo.com>  Mon Oct 30 02:06:22 1995
From: Jack Fleming <oolon at eskimo.com> (Jack Fleming)
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 1995 18:06:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject: WA0RJY Score
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951029175331.22890A-100000 at eskimo.com>

WA0RJY - Seattle, WA

         Category : Assisted Single Band - 15 (Low Power - 100 Watts)

         Team/Club : Western Washington DX Club

   BAND   Raw QSOs   Valid QSOs   Points   Countries   Zones

   15SSB     346         345        976        75        26

 Totals      346         345        976        75        26

    Final Score = 98576 points.


My first attempt with the "Assisted" class and had a GREAT time.  I was 
using N6TR's software with the bandmap turned on.  It was great fun to 
watch the spots come in and fill the map at the bottom of the screen. 

Highlights included: 

JT1Z say "Hi Jack!"  (Probably using the N6TR name database...).

PJ1B saying "You Totem Tabloider You!" - I edit the Western Washington DX 
Club's newsletter Totem Tabloid.

Meeting JA1KSO who was my first ever DX contact back in 1967 (with a 40 
meter dipole and crystal in a DX-35 in Iowa).  I still have his QSL - I 
don't think he was as amazed by the re-meeting as I was...

Working 3V8BB without knowing who he was!  Worked him before the pileup 
started and asked, "What's your call?"

Working 3 all-time new ones during the weekend - 3V8BB, 5N0MVE, and YI9CW 
(on 20 meters CW - not in the contest...).

Conditions were very good from out here in Seattle.  Some Europe - though 
only worked EA, CT, F, G, GW and HB(!).  Heard some Italian stations but 
they couldn't hear me...  Lots of interesting African stations.

On the whole an excellent weekend - I'd recommend running the assisted 
mode for anyone wanting to have a fun contest experience.  Now to get a 
rig that is computer literate so the spots automatically get added and I 
don't have to type in the frequency so often...


Jack Fleming, WA0RJY ex-CN2JF ex-CT1/WA0RJY   oolon at eskimo.com
Seattle, WA   http://www.eskimo.com/~oolon/   DON'T PANIC! 

>From Cain, Jim,  K1TN" <jcain at arrl.org  Mon Oct 30 12:40:00 1995
From: Cain, Jim,  K1TN" <jcain at arrl.org (Cain, Jim,  K1TN)
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 95 07:40:00 EST
Subject: I HATE CONTESTS!!!!!
Message-ID: <3094D68A at arrl.org>

The person probably most responsible for setting
up the CQ Worldwide DX Contest was Larry Lekashman,
W9IOP, in about 1948 or '49. He was, among other
things, an executive of the ElectroVoice company. You
may have some of his products lying around.

Mr Lekashman is dead now, so you may have some
difficulty in contacting him.  Good luck trying. 73.  Jim Cain
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Subject: I HATE CONTESTS!!!!!
Date: Sunday, October 29, 1995 11:28PM

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Does any one of you kind people out there have the name at CQ of the
gentleman who set up this CQ World Wide DX fiasco that I had to endure
this weekend?  I owe this wonderful person a lovely note of
appreciation for his efforts in making my weekend "unique".



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