AL1200/1500 blower noise

AB5YG at AB5YG at
Mon Apr 8 08:28:41 EDT 1996

Hello --

Subj: AL-1200 & AL-1500 - excessive blower noise

Has anyone figured out a way to quiet these beasts??  What kind of blower
motors are in the Alpha 87 and 89??

Bill - AB5YG (ex K2MHJ)

>From vk4lw at (ricky chilcott)  Mon Apr  8 13:25:26 1996
From: vk4lw at (ricky chilcott) (ricky chilcott)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 22:25:26 +1000
Subject: Contest station included in VK accommodation.
Message-ID: <199604081225.WAA17800 at>

If you ever wanted to operate a contest in another country with every thing
setup and provided, have a look a this site has
lots of pictures of the location. The owner has just installed wire beams on
75m and 40m at the 900feet above see level location.

It also has a message about the winner of the 1995 All Asian DX contest
single op which was won at this station.

73's Rick VK4LW

>From Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at>  Mon Apr  8 11:16:07 1996
From: Larry Schimelpfenig <lschim at> (Larry Schimelpfenig)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 06:16:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: signing after every q
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960408061015.6100B-100000 at>

Someone else has said it before "In most cases the guys that walk away
with all the marbles sign their call after every Q". It doesn't take a
whole lot more time to simply give your call than to say qrz. Most ops get
into the flow when an op simply says his call instead of qrz. I've seen
all kinds of explanations as to why someone doesn't sign his call after
every Q, but I see no reason not to, and it PISSES off the majority of
ops. QDC? 

de Larry K7SV

>From k0wa at (Lee Buller)  Mon Apr  8 14:31:04 1996
From: k0wa at (Lee Buller) (Lee Buller)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 08:31:04 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Loops and coax antennas
Message-ID: <199604081331.IAA18511 at>

Hi guys....

What is the wealth of experience out there using loop antennas...either 
verticle or horizontal.  I am not interested in the AEA type 
mini-loop....but in the full size loop.  What are you guys uysing if any?

Also, have anyone out there experimented with using coax (like RG58,RG59) as 
the radiator in loops or dipoles to gain a little beeter bandwidth?  I built 
a 40 meter dipole using old RG62...feed with RG8...and the dipole is flat 
across the whole band.  

Comments please?

Lee, K0wa
k0wa at

>From Tony Brock-Fisher <fisher at>  Mon Apr  8 14:27:58 1996
From: Tony Brock-Fisher <fisher at> (Tony Brock-Fisher)
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 09:27:58 -0400
Subject: Contest Exchange
Message-ID: <9604081327.AA20429 at>

>How 'bout just requiring "real" signal reports.  In other words, any station
>transmitting nothing but 59s or 599s would be DQ'd.  The receiving station's
>log would have to match whatever was sent.  We'd all get and give some
>useful information that way, especially over the course of a contest.

No Good. How many non-59's does it take? 1? 100? Whatever it is,
the contesting masses would just do their share of 58's until they
'made the quota'.

-Tony, K1KP, fisher at

>From DFREY at (DFREY)  Mon Apr  8 12:30:42 1996
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 1996 07:30:42 -0400
Message-ID: <16918a60 at>

     tHIS IS A very common practice in the broadcast industry.  The 
     offending tower is tuned for PARALLEL resonance so no current will 
     flow in it.  A drop wire from the top of the tower, or as high as 
     necessary, tuned with a capacitor to ground will do the trick.
     A current sensor with the other tower excited o ra GDO will indicate 

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