A 15m observation WPX SSB

ramirezk at emi.com ramirezk at emi.com
Fri Apr 5 19:17:42 EST 1996

Asking "what's your call" and then disappearing without a QSO or 
ever IDing is not legal OM. The majority of the guys that ask 
that question are never heard from again once the call is given. 
It is rare that the guy who asks the question responds with his 
call for a new qso point.Usually the ones that ask that question 
are pretty darned loud and wind up covering up other stations 
that are calling me. If I say " QRZ KP4XS" and 3 stations call 
me at the same time I'll work one or two in a row and say QRZ 
knowing the 3rd guy will call me since he knows my call already. 
This has quickened MY pace. When the "what's your call" question 
is thrown in by the impatient guy who won't wait a few secs for 
me to give it the result is that the 3rd guy is covered up 
effectively slowing down MY rate. I now need to give my call 
again and listen for the third guy call me again while the 
"What's your call" guy continues up the band looking for the 
next guy to molest with that silly question. When I have heard 2 
or more guys calling me at once I don't need to give my call 
until I have at least worked 2 of them. They already know it. 
Can you see it now from the other end???  Ken KP4XS
On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, aa4lr at radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR) wrote:
>>I played around a bit with the
>>Iding portion of the running. Is it me or have US stations
>>become even more impatient on the bands? I ID'ed after every 
>>and never had someone ask me,"what's your call?".
>If you did, I'd label that guy a goofball.
>> I tried IDing
>>every 2 qsos and was asked many times after my "QRZ", "what's
>>your call?".
>I think this goes back to my theory that pileups are a lot more 
>than people think, with listening stations coming and going 
very quickly.
>But imagine what it is like if you are a station S & Ping (and 
trying to do
>so as quickly as possible), and you run across:
>DX: "... You are 59 08"
>Station 1: "Thanks 59 03"
>DX: "Thank you, QRZed?"
>At this point, you have no idea what the DX might be, and 
you've already
>heard him fail to ID after a contact. You've already sat 
through one
>exchange, you might have to sit through 10 more. (this is 
because goofballs
>at the OTHER end of the microphone that insist that they 
shouldn't ID
>except every 10 minutes if they feel like it....) You really 
have no idea
>how long it will take for the DX station to ID.
>>  I remember being able to run 3 stations straight
>>before IDing and never having someone ask me that 
>>was back in the 80s.
>Contesting has gotten a lot more intense since then. Computer 
logging has
>really picked up the pace (not quite as much pencil and paper 
>to do).
>> I don't understand why a station cannot
>>wait for at least one transmission to go by to see if a 
>>will ID or not.
>In my above example, he did. If you ID every Q, then a station 
never has to
>sit through more than one exchange to get a DX callsign. 
(Unless they
>miscopy it)
>>Serious in the contest or not,asking that
>>question without giving your own call is illegal and usually
>>winds up interfering with another station who is calling.
>I'm now aware of any FCC regulations that state that you cannot 
ask a
>question without giving your call. The requirements state that 
>identification must be given every 10 minutes and at the END of
>communications. By my interpretation, staying on that frequency 
means that
>communications hasn't ended. In fact, it is that SAME 
interpretation that
>allows you, as DX on KP4, to only ID every other Q.
>I'll agree with you that asking the question creates 
unnecessary QRM. (I
>think we will disagree as to whose "fault" it is....)
>> I
>>suspect that the culprits are mostly serious contesters who
>>don't want to waste precious seconds waiting for an op to
>>identify on the second time around. Anyway, I ID'ed after each
>>QSO 98% of the time which worked fine for me.
>I think the intemperance is due to intolerance of really bad 
>failing to ID after many, many QSOs (then arguing when they are 
asked to
>identify -- sheesh).
>I used to be a hard-liner about IDing after every Q. Now I take 
a more
>relaxed attitude about it. 98% of the time is probably about 
right (49 IDs
>in 50 Qs).
>Your experiment tells me that ID to Q ratios close to 1 are a 
really good idea.
>Bill Coleman, AA4LR      Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
>Quote: "Not in a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

>From H. L. Serra" <hlserra at pwa.acusd.edu  Sat Apr  6 00:22:47 1996
From: H. L. Serra" <hlserra at pwa.acusd.edu (H. L. Serra)
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 16:22:47 -0800 (PST)
Subject: ICE Capacitors
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9604051648.A22166-0100000 at pwa.acusd.edu>

We have fried individual sections of our Dunestar 600 several times at
6E2T. I travelled all around Ensenada one Friday night looking for
replacement caps, to no avail.  Dunestar owner Ron made up a
series of small parts kits with exact matched caps and parts so we can now
field repair any of the Dunestar 600's sections in the field. Spares are a 
great idea. 
73, Larry N6AZE (for 6E2T)

On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, Ken Silverman wrote:

>     KP4XS Writes:
>     >We accidentally burned out our 20m bandpass filter and could 
> >not find the parts anywhere in Western Puerto Rico the day 
> >before the contest started. 
> As soon as I heard people burning out capacitors a few years 
> ago, I scrounged thru my parts box to find a good supply of 
> replacement capacitors.  
> The capacitors are now a part of my fly-away contest expedition 
> package.  
> A better idea might be to tape the spares to the filter, so you 
> will know that the spares are at hand, and of the correct value.
> Ken WM2C

>From k3knh at ix.netcom.com (Irwin Miller )  Sat Apr  6 00:39:11 1996
From: k3knh at ix.netcom.com (Irwin Miller ) (Irwin Miller )
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 16:39:11 -0800
Subject: Info on J.W. Miller AT2500 auto tuner
Message-ID: <199604060039.QAA00173 at dfw-ix4.ix.netcom.com>

    I am lookin for info on replacement parts for the J.W. Miller 
AT2500 auto tuner. I need a 12 volt servo (part M2). Sombody called me 
a week ago with info but my answering machine screwed up. Would the 
pearson who called please call again, or anybody with info contact me. 
I can be reached by phone, Packet or E mail. Call collect if you like.
                            Irwin Miller
                            k3knh at ix.netcom.com
                    Packet  K3KNH @ W3FRY FRC

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