bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com
bill.lumnitzer at paonline.com
Mon Apr 1 12:29:27 EST 1996
Be> Let's get a bit of perspective on this "5kW is shocking" strand. It's
Be> easy to forget that the differency between 1.5kW and 5kW is less than
Be> an S-point.
I beg to differ. I believe that S-meter circuits are calibrated in terms
of VOLTAGE rather than power. That would make the difference between 1.5KW
and 5KW equal to 10.45dB(V) or 1.74 S-units.
Those contest stations which some people find so offensive,
Be> booming in at S9+40dB with their 5kW, would only drop to S9+20 if they
Be> switched the PA off and ran a barefoot 50W.
Again, I believe that this would equal 40dB(V) on your S-meter!
I's also my opinion that all of this is irrelevant to the question of illegal
N6CQ at paonline.com
>From Luis_Delgadillo at mx.xmex.xerox.com (Delgadillo,Luis) Mon Apr 1 16:41:42 1996
From: Luis_Delgadillo at mx.xmex.xerox.com (Delgadillo,Luis) (Delgadillo,Luis)
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 08:41:42 PST
Subject: CY7A...what country?
Message-ID: <"<552160318144667C>552160318144667C at XMEX-0035-MS1.xmex"@-SMF->
Last weekend I Iogged CY7A,
but didn't notice that CT 9.27 doesn't have the
country identified until the end of the WPX contest.
Could u please confirm if it is Canada or Chile?
Pse respond private.
Tnx and 73, CU on WPX CW
E-mail Luis_Delgadillo at MX.xmex.xerox.com
>From k4sb at ix.netcom.com (Edward W. Sleight ) Mon Apr 1 18:35:16 1996
From: k4sb at ix.netcom.com (Edward W. Sleight ) (Edward W. Sleight )
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 10:35:16 -0800
Subject: BEWARE: WR6R/KH7 NOT ON KURE
Message-ID: <199604011835.KAA05409 at dfw-ix3.ix.netcom.com>
Well, technically, he has jumped the gun, and I agree with you
WHEN the FCC starts the Vanity program, part of it will make KH7 a
legal KH6 call. Same with KL7s.
Always some jerk....let him live in his own misery. I think I can
guarantee if he submits his log, it's going to be tossed.
>From neader at centuryinter.net (Scott Neader) Mon Apr 1 18:21:23 1996
From: neader at centuryinter.net (Scott Neader) (Scott Neader)
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 13:21:23 -0500
Subject: Mac logging software
>I just got a older Mac laptop. Could someone please tell me
>whats out there for contest software.
K1VR just researched this topic and put out a nice summary. You can grab a
copy off my web site:
73 - Scott KA9FOX
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>From Gary Nieborsky <k7fr at ncw.net> Mon Apr 1 20:02:17 1996
From: Gary Nieborsky <k7fr at ncw.net> (Gary Nieborsky)
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 12:02:17 -0800
Subject: miultiple personalities
Message-ID: <199604012002.MAA11381 at bing.ncw.net>
I didn't participate in the WPX but did listen around Saturday afternoon and
a little Sunday morning. Here is what I heard:
KC1XX cq-ing on 40, 20, 15M simultaneously. (Sunday around 1800Z)
KI7WX on 14.303 and 14.186 (Sunday about 1730Z)
F6FGZ on 7.225 (Sunday at 1700Z)
KS9K on 14.230 and 14.325 (Saturday at 2330Z)
What caught my attention was that KS9K was calling "CQ 80 meters" while on
14.325 and "CQ WPX" on 14.230. I tuned across 40M Sunday AM and heard F6FGZ
booming in with my beam pointed towards ZL-land. First I thought it was
some wierd propagation because all I was hearing was some Cal stations then
it dawned on me that EU doesn't have an allocation up there.
KI7WX was on a continuous cq loop on 14.303.
KC1XX was the same as 'WX on 40 and 15M.
All seemed to be coming out of Cal area based on beam
heading/propagation/time of day.
Based on Chads post on the QRM-ing it seems that the recent inclusion of
voice recorders on rigs has now made its presence known to the less
desirable elements of ham-dom. This raises a real ugly rules problem: If
it's not you with multiple signals and you get DQ'd because of these
pirates, what venue is there to plead your case? Even worse, what about the
guys who may have worked your alter-ego? Do they get DQ'd? This could
become a cross checking nightmare.
Fortunately the ones I heard weren't responding to the stations calling them
(not many of those) so this may not be an issue....yet.
My first thought for a way around this is to require computer logging. This
would at least make the cross checking a little more managable. The downside
to that would be less participation.
>From Jeff Steinman <Jeff.Steinman.0247501 at nt.com> Mon Apr 1 18:51:20 1996
From: Jeff Steinman <Jeff.Steinman.0247501 at nt.com> (Jeff Steinman)
Date: 1 Apr 1996 12:51:20 -0600
Subject: Multi-Feedline Force 12 Ant
Message-ID: <n1383759303.76974 at nrchq1.rich1.nt.com>
Subject: Time: 12:45 =
OFFICE MEMO Multi-Feedline Force 12 Antennas Date: 4/1/96
Well it's that time of year again; I look up at my antennas and
think of what I can do to improve them in time for this Fall.
I have a KT34XA in the garage, waiting to be re-fitted w/ the
new plastic caps. A labor intensive job for perfomance gains
that are (I think) limited.
For maximum 2 radio flexibility (and automated station design)
I'd like to have separate feelines/band. My latest idea is to take
down my 402CD and KT34A, replaced with:
1. Monobanders for 10 and 15 (prob 5el HyGain)
2. A Force 12 4el20/2el 40 interlaced antenna.
Which leads me to my question(s):
1. Is anyone out there using such this F12 antenna (or other Force 12 =
antenna with multiple feedlines).
2. Have you tried using the antenna(s) at the same time on different
bands, and if so been successful?
Wondering how bad the interference is between two antennas
on a common boom, 20 and 40 in this case. Also will have to
deal with relatively close spacing between the 3 antennas
with current 15' mast (6' between antennas) unless go to
a longer (heavier) mast.
Please send me responses directly, I can summarize at a later date.
jeff.steinman at nt.com
>From Joseph M. O'Brien" <jobrien at MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU Mon Apr 1 19:38:41 1996
From: Joseph M. O'Brien" <jobrien at MINERVA.CIS.YALE.EDU (Joseph M. O'Brien)
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 14:38:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BEWARE: WR6R/KH7 NOT ON KURE
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960401143515.5281B-100000 at morpheus>
WR6R/KH7 did not jump the gun.
>From the FCC website (www.fcc.gov), effective as of November 1995:
13. Hawaii and Pacific Insular areas. The numeral 1 indicates Baker or
Howland Island; 2 indicates Guam; 3 indicates Johnston Island;
4 indicates Midway Island; 5 indicates Palmyra or Jarvis Island;
5 followed by suffix letter K indicates Kingman Reef; 6 or 7
indicates Hawaii except Kure Island; 7 followed by the letter K
indicates Kure Island; 8 indicates American Samoa; 9 indicates Wake,
Wilkes, or Peale Island; and indicates the Commonwealth of Northern
This just seems to be a case where there is some confusion surrounding a
recent change. KH7 is a legitimate Hawaii prefix and I'm sure it's just
taking time for everyone to realize they have to distinguish between a
KH7 and a KH7K.
jobrien at minerva.cis.yale.edu
On Mon, 1 Apr 1996, Edward W. Sleight wrote:
> Well, technically, he has jumped the gun, and I agree with you
> WHEN the FCC starts the Vanity program, part of it will make KH7 a
> legal KH6 call. Same with KL7s.
> Always some jerk....let him live in his own misery. I think I can
> guarantee if he submits his log, it's going to be tossed.
> 73, Ed
>From Jimmy R. Floyd" <floydjr at Interpath.com Mon Apr 1 19:41:55 1996
From: Jimmy R. Floyd" <floydjr at Interpath.com (Jimmy R. Floyd)
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 1996 15:41:55 -0400
Subject: CQ WPX Contest 96 Scores
Message-ID: <199604012050.PAA15992 at mail-hub.interpath.net>
CQ WPX CONTEST 96
Email: floydjr at interpath.com
Date Posted: 04/01/96
CALL HRS SCORE QSO'S PTS PREFIXES
VE7CQK 75,504 200 528 143
F6FGZ 3,764,922 1794 5273 714
VD3EJ 9,640,000 3151 912
KC1XX (AA1ND) 5,180,000 2301 820
KM9P 5,020,000 2402 837
K3ZO 4,980,000 2173 796
K5ZD 21 3,340,620 1592 4986 670
KW8N 3,200,000 1736 738
KI4HN (@AA4NC) 3,000,000 1673 732
K4VVD 26 1,779,657 1452 2981 597
DL0IU (DL2OBF) 949,160 981 1945 488
K1HTU 1,300,000 985 544
WS1A 1,046,657 782 479
WA4ZXA 36 671,841 669 1503 447
NZ5O 477,500 655 382
AE6Y 341,376 675 381
AL7PT/NK8 20,374 140 167 122
OT6T (RA3AUU) 7,347,655 2800 8155 901
KQ2M (@KY3N) 5,400,000 2202 818
K3SW/4 18 642,470 617 410
VE2JTX 84,480 227 132
W3GH 775,390 765 2014 385
KW4T 108,000 191 164
WA5JWU 12 8,320 42 208 40
N6MU (@N6NB) 266,760 554 342
KI1G (@K1NG) 5,800,000 2316 890
WE9V (@KS9K) 5,400,000 2429 923
CY2A (@VE2ZP) 5,100,000 2124 763
W5KFT 3,660,000 2500 795
K1KP 3,175,000 1695 735
KC7V 2,629,989 1900 3699 711
KF9PL 2,100,000 1510 680
KQ4HC 2,049,495 1400 655
KI7WX 1,536,842 1380 614
K5XI 1,500,000 1308 609
WA3WJD 660,744 656 1596 414
7J7ABC 543,312 685 343
WZ1R (@KY1H) 11,200,000 3911 1062
WT1S (@K1MNS) 10,680,000 3640 1033
KG8PE 28 312,600 415 300
KG6LF 23 1,002,600 1338 1671 600
N1CC 14 624,400 645 1561 400
KF9YH 16 190,575 308 825 231
KI7WX KI7WX,N5CT,K6XO @K6XO
7J7ABC 7J7ABC (AB7IT), 7J7ABV (NB9T)
Before everyone starts flaming me about where here scores are, I would
like to explain. I received a list off 3830 from WZ1R. It only gave me
classes for people as SO. I know some should be unlimited. If you would
just drop me a note I will be glad to move them.
* Jimmy R. Floyd (Jim) Thomasville, NC *
* Amateur Call: >> WA4ZXA << *
* Packet Node: >> N4ZC << *
* Internet Address: **NEW** >> floydjr at interpath.com << *
>From sawyers" <sawyers at cacd.rockwell.com Mon Apr 1 20:53:30 1996
From: sawyers" <sawyers at cacd.rockwell.com (sawyers)
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 96 14:53:30 cst
Subject: QRO...the REAL story
Message-ID: <9603018283.AA828392103 at ccmgw1.cacd.rockwell.com>
Gee - as a newbee at contesting - I guess I had better dust off the stack
of 4cx10000's over in the corner. Then go out to the shed and dig out the
7,000 volt plate transformer. I wonder if I have one big enough to run the
tubes in a push pull configuration? Also get the local power company to run
3 phase power to the house. (Contest secret - 3 phase power is easier to
filter for a power supply.) Then take out a small loan to pay the power
company before each contest....
The opportunities are endless.
de n0yvy steve
part of the we0f contest effort - poor condx, worse score, but great
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