Frank Donovan

KK5EP at KK5EP at
Mon Apr 8 00:12:14 EDT 1996

  Would someone be so kind as to send me Mr. Donovan's e-mail address please?
 73 & tnx Mike  KK5EP.

>From WF3T <steve.steltzer at>  Mon Apr  8 07:25:58 1996
From: WF3T <steve.steltzer at> (WF3T)
Date: Mon, 08 Apr 1996 03:25:58 -0300
Subject: RFI summary

        First, thanks to all who responded, in case I missed replying to
anyone directly. I recieved a lot of excellent suggestions and ideas. With
more testing done it's now apparent I have several problems here, but one of
them is definitly on the band, as I suspected. Many others reported hearing
it also. This has been going on for quite a while, but seems to be getting
worse lately.
If you hear it and have a 40mtr yagi, please get a heading on it and report
it here. Maybe we can get something done if we get a decent fix on it.

As for my other problems, here's a few of the possibles from the suggestions: 
Touch lamp, dimmer switch, power supply

And a couple I found previously:
Dirty lid switch in washing machine - Loud 60hz buzz just like powerline
Phone lines - I have 2 lines to the house, they were twisted around each
other and tangled in tree branches. I've never heard of this one, but
trimming the trees and separating the lines solved 1 buzz. (???)

And, the biggest problem appears to be a non-resonant 160 mtr windom I put
up last fall as the 2nd rig antenna for 160 and 80. It's picking up
something (BC? or several somethings) and coupling it to the other antennas.
Moving the portion of this antenna that was closest to the tower resulted in
a large reduction in  noise. Eventually I'll get rid of this antenna, in the
meantime, I'm hoping the ICE bandpass filters coming next week will knock
out the rest. 

                                                                  73, Steve

*\*  steve.steltzer at (WF3T)  *\*
*\*        Harley Davidson Inc.          *\*

>From David Sarkozi <dsarkozi at>  Mon Apr  8 05:07:02 1996
From: David Sarkozi <dsarkozi at> (David Sarkozi)
Date: Sun, 7 Apr 1996 23:07:02 -0500
Subject: Contest exchanges, why we send them.
Message-ID: <199604080407.XAA11411 at>

At 06:55 PM 4/5/96 -0700, you wrote:
>The contest exchange tries to provide you the contester with what is needed
>to operate the event. In most stateside events the exchange gives you the
>data to determine if a new mult has just been worked (section, state).
>The signal report is not necessary for point accumulation. In fact, the
>signal report seems to be a bad habit we are all used to. Lets break the
>habit and throw in something that the operator MUST copy to get credit for
>the Q.

The none data signal report does serve a purpose. It is an "announcer" that
means something like "here's the data that your going to copy". When you
hear "59 Texas" the 59 tells you the information is next.

David Sarkozi, WB5N
Houston, TX
dsarkozi at
see my Web Page "Birds of the Upper Texas Coast"

>From thommo at (Stephen Thompson)  Mon Apr  8 01:33:12 1996
From: thommo at (Stephen Thompson) (Stephen Thompson)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 96 00:33:12 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: County Hunters Contest

Hi County Hunters,

        I will be trying my  luck with the County Hunters Contest this
coming weekend and I am looking forward to working many  stations,
especially mobiles so PLEASE listen for me around the suggested frequencies.
    By  the way does anyone  know of  a source of  a shareware logging
program for this contest.

        Thanks in advance and 73 de Stephen (8P6CV)

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