Scott Ginsburg ginsburg at BayNetworks.com
Tue Oct 31 08:28:56 EST 1995

      Call: WA2CJT                   Country:  United States
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Single Unlimited


      160        0        0     0.00      0       0
       80        8       16     2.00      3       4
       40       12       33     2.75      5      11
       20      180      518     2.88     17      67
       15      238      672     2.82     23      76
       10       34       91     2.68      8      13
     Totals    472     1330     2.82     56     171  =>  301,910

Total time: 14 hrs

Equipment Description: FT-990, 100W, Tennadyne 10 el LP @ 50', 150' ladder
                       line fed long wire inv vee @ 50'

Club Affiliation: none, but I think I should probably join YCCC one of these


All I can say is wow! This was my first serious effort from home,
first time with CT (v9.23), first just about everything. I spent the
entire 14 hours just hunting and pouncing, never called CQ once. Best
band for me was 15M. I could spend hours working up one end and down
the other, each time filling the log with new EUs. A couple more hours
and I think I could have easily broken .5 meg, but keeping peace with
the family took precedence :)

The big disappointment was not having better antennas for 80/40. My wire
just doesn't cut it, at least not on SSB. Also wish I could have logged
more mults. 

The scary part of this is that I think I'm hooked. This stuff is fun!

Scott Ginsburg            Voice: 508-436-3836
Bay Networks - Wellfleet  Internet: ginsburg at baynetworks.com
2 Federal St.             Amateur Radio: WA2CJT
Billerica, MA 01821

>From Richard Wilder - K3DI <wilder at clark.net>  Tue Oct 31 13:58:27 1995
From: Richard Wilder - K3DI <wilder at clark.net> (Richard Wilder - K3DI)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 08:58:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: USA SSB in 40m CW band
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951031081258.23458F-100000 at clark.net>

I found myself transmitting in the 40m CW band with SSB.  But, I did not
VFO there.  My radio, eager to work another DL, jumbed their by itself.
The radio was in control without regard to my (skillful?) operating.

I only think I know what happened -- I have not checked this out.

I was using "point and shoot" capability of CT-9.23 with a TS-940.
(It was a borrowed radio -- first I have operated a Kenwood with CT.)
Great!   Hit Ctrl-RtArrow, it stuffs frequencies into VFO A and VFO B,
I key the rig, and another one is in the log.  But, when I hit a 
spot without, for example, "QSX 7178", the radio ends up simplex on
the DX.   I am on a roll and too slow to see the "SPLIT" light popped
off.    I call and work the DL using simplex on his frequency.
Then I see a nasty-gram on the bottom of my screen, "40m wrong VFO."
The DL doesn't tell me I am out-of-band becasue he has two receivers and 
stereo earphones.  I am gone before he realizes I was speaking into the 
wrong ear.

Post contest, I assume the above is what happened.   (I didn't get any
flames via Internet and I read that FCC is down-sizing.  Maybe I 
snuck out of this without any injuries.)

Ain't this high-tech stuff great! 

73, Dick Wilder, K3DI     wilder at clark.net    NE-cluster >W3LPL

>From Richard Wilder - K3DI <wilder at clark.net>  Tue Oct 31 14:07:49 1995
From: Richard Wilder - K3DI <wilder at clark.net> (Richard Wilder - K3DI)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 09:07:49 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Last two letters?
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.951031090210.23458H-100000 at clark.net>

It seems that in USA, the FCC requires a full call at the start of
a communication.   When a DX station calls for the last two I sign:
                     K3DI DI DI DI DI
I doubt that the FCC is sufficiently staffed to tune the Ham bands
to find folks just using the last two without a full call.
However, the above procedure sort of makes both semi-happy.

73, Dick Wilder, K3DI     wilder at clark.net     NEcluster>W3LPL

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu  Tue Oct 31 14:23:37 1995
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at seattleu.edu (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 06:23:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: cq ww test request
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9510310636.C12521-8100000 at bach.seattleu.edu>

the contest reflector is at:
cq-contest at tgv.com

to subscribe, use the address:
cq-contest-request at tgv.com
with the message text "SUBSCRIBE"

73, Ward N0AX

>From Chad Kurszewski" <kurscj at OAMPC12.csg.mot.com  Tue Oct 31 15:22:01 1995
From: Chad Kurszewski" <kurscj at OAMPC12.csg.mot.com (Chad Kurszewski)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 09:22:01 -0600
Subject: KS9K CQWW SSB M/S Score
Message-ID: <951031092205.ZM8199 at WE9V>

Here it is, the KS9K M/S black hole claimed score:

                    CQ WORLD WIDE DX CONTEST -- 1995

      Call: KS9K                     Country:  United States
      Mode: SSB                      Category: Multi Single


      160       36       66     1.83     11      25
       80      139      314     2.26     23      68
       40      218      590     2.71     32      92
       20     1204     3269     2.72     39     151
       15     1008     2933     2.91     31     141
       10       59      158     2.68     14      23

     Totals   2664     7330     2.75    150     500  =>  4,764,500

Operator List: KS9K + WE9V, KA9FOX, WB9TIY, NB9C, K9PW, W9RN

Equipment Description:
Two Icom 765s, Two FT-1000s, Six Homebrew 8877 Monoband Amplifiers
160   Two "Tilted Inverted Vees"   Two 600' 2-wire beverages
 80   2 el rotatable beam @ 165'
 40   Fullsize 3/3 at 84/168', 402CD at 110' (new)
 20   5/5/5/5 at 42/84/126/168'  Top antenna on a TIC ring (new)
 15   5/5/5/5 at 33/66/99/132'   Top antenna on a TIC ring (new)
 10   5/5/5 at 33/66/99' plus 5 el at 50'

Club Affiliation: Society of Midwest Contesters

A few comments:
Unbelievable Q totals on 15 and 20!!  QUITE a change from last year!!
I fully expected 20 to shut down at nite, but it was like the 
    Energizer bunny!!
We missed z22 on 20.  Where did the VU's go?
At Sunday noon, KS9K and I were commenting on how well the equipment was
    holding together.  We took off to Radio Shack to get a couple parts
    we need for automatic bandswitching the new FT-1000MPs for SS next
    weekend.  We came back to "you missed all the excitement!"  Turns
    out the 10M amp and seperate power supply had a few explosions and
    that KA9FOX was cleaning out his shorts!
No EU on 160   :(   It's hard to keep up with the East Coast on 75/160M
    EU country totals.
We left the two FT-1000MPs on the shelf for this contest.  Band mapping
    and instant QSY are way too important to give up.  (No software
    currently supports computer controlling the MPs.....YET.)  We will
    wring them out when N0BSH guest ops for SS CW and me for SS SSB.
    Report will follow  :)

Chad Kurszewski, WE9V                   e-mail:  Chad_Kurszewski at csg.mot.com
Sultans of Shwing       Loud is Cool....yeah, heh, heh, heh, LOUD IS COOL!!!
The Official Sultans Web Site:        http://www.infoanalytic.com/ka9fox/sos

>From Danley, Tad" <Tad.Danley at dialcall.com  Tue Oct 31 15:29:00 1995
From: Danley, Tad" <Tad.Danley at dialcall.com (Danley, Tad)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 95 10:29:00 EST
Subject: NZ3I CQWW Phone SOAB, LP
Message-ID: <30965056 at alcnwgw1>


Single Operator, All Band, Unassisted, Low Power

Band QSOs Points    Zones     Countries

75     21   44     8       13
40     39   93   13   27
20   115  288    18   49
15   181  496    21   60
10     26   73     8       13

Totals    382  994    68 162

SCORE:    228,620

Equipment:     IC-765
          Windom at 25 feet
          NA 9.12

Operated about 28 of the 48 hours due to a sore throat.  Had a great time, 
but in order to beat last year's score by 2% I had to work about 50 more Qs 
to make up for the weaker conditions on 15 and 10.  Thank goodness I was 
able to work a few JAs on 20 and 15 in the last 2 hours.  I bet this contest 
would REALLY be fun if I had some aluminum in the air!

Tad, NZ3I

>From Bob Patten <z002816b at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>  Tue Oct 31 12:50:01 1995
From: Bob Patten <z002816b at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us> (Bob Patten)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 07:50:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CQWW SSB SO/SB Unassisted, N4BP
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9510310710.A3815-0100000 at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>

Band	QSOs	Points	Zones	Countries
====	====	======	=====	=========

15	843	2387	29	101

SCORE:	310,310

Initial test of station following addition of 10 foot section to tower 
(raised to a whopping 45 feet!) and new Ameritron AL-1500 amp.

TS-430S, AL-1500, TH7-DXX, NA software

Good condx on 15M.  Was disappointed to have to leave for work Sunday 
afternoon with six hours of daylight left..  Made goal of 100 countries..

Bob Patten
bobpatt at bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us

>From Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at ripco.com>  Tue Oct 31 16:04:12 1995
From: Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at ripco.com> (Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:04:12 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Last two letters...
Message-ID: <Pine.SV4.3.91.951031095127.17534A-100000 at foley.ripco.com>

On Mon, 30 Oct 1995, Randy Thompson wrote:

> People seem to be insistent on using just the last two letters when they 
> call.  This is now part of the culture.  (It's actually not bad at times, 
> although never as good as giving the whole call.)

This was the first year I noticed the EU's getting serious with this 
"2-letters-only" junk.

Through several hot 15M runs both Sat and Sun morning (from KS9K), there 
were times when the whole pileup was "2 lettering" away like crazy.  I 
did notice that the location in EU made SOME diff in WHICH two letters 
were used.  Most northern EU types seemed to use the USA version and 
dumped in the LAST TWO.  I noted a lot of CT stations just saying 
"Charrrrrrrrlie Tango....", while many EA's used the FIRST TWO letters of 
their suffix.   Hmmmmmmm.

I thought about telling them that they were all loud enough for full 
callsigns (some DL station told me I was 50 dB over 9 on Sunday morning) 
but decided that would just confuse them and lived with it.  Never quite 
got the "last 10" counter over 300 with all the callsign fills.

Of course, the JA's still gave their calls once only and in full but showed 
that they could be over-polite by refusing to come back if I made a mistake 
on ONE letter.

All in all, I'm happy conditions were so good.  I expected a boring 15M 
weekend but ended up having a blast with BIG runs mixed up with frantic 
multiplier hunting.  Truly a well rounded contest.  

PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / WB9TIY / Society of Midwest Contesters
708-696-2828  FAX: 708-698-2045  e-mail: blckhole at ripco.com

>From Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW" <gswanson at arrl.org  Tue Oct 31 16:05:00 1995
From: Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW" <gswanson at arrl.org (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 95 11:05:00 EST
Subject: People who hate contests
Message-ID: <3096496A at arrl.org>

Passed on from a non-contester (No, not me!):
 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
1. The arguments the message miss these points:

     a. The reason contests are held on weekends are because
     that is the only time most folks are able to get on the air for
     more than a few minutes.

     b. Yes, 30m and 17m are good alternatives (who uses 12 anyway?)
     except for those poor folk who only have 10m equipment (as I did
     during the last sunspot peak) or 80m equipment (Novice/Tech+).

     c. Contest "peak season" coincides with Winter when more hams
     are on the air.

     d. Although I haven't been on 10 in recent years, back in the Winter
     of '90, approximately 85% of the weekends featured Phone contests
     run by someone or other that kept me off the air.

My proposal for a "solution"?  Simple - limit contesting on Novice/Tech Plus 
bands to one day per weekend during the Winter.

ME (Unsigned)
(Admitted Contest Hater, except Field Day, which isn't a "real" contest 

>From Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at ripco.com>  Tue Oct 31 16:11:38 1995
From: Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY <blckhole at ripco.com> (Keith Morehouse-WB9TIY)
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 10:11:38 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Reports on FT1000mp and IC-775dsp??
Message-ID: <Pine.SV4.3.91.951031100806.17534C-100000 at foley.ripco.com>

Sorry - CT no support FT1000MP yet !!
They all had to lay in the corner.

PROBE ELECTRONICS 100 Higgins Road, Park Ridge IL 60068 USA
Keith J. Morehouse / WB9TIY / Society of Midwest Contesters
708-696-2828  FAX: 708-698-2045  e-mail: blckhole at ripco.com

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