DX IS Stories

Jack Hamm WA1CFS wa1cfs at contesting.com
Sun Dec 1 17:28:12 EST 1996

Hi guys,
        Does anyone know where the DX IS stories are archived.  I was
collecting them, but my mailer crashed and I lost them all.  Thanks and
de Jack WA1CFS

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>From john.devoldere at innet.be (John Devoldere)  Sun Dec  1 22:36:45 1996
From: john.devoldere at innet.be (John Devoldere) (John Devoldere)
Date: Sun, 01 Dec 1996 22:36:45 +0000
Subject: Antenna rotors parts and service
Message-ID: <199612012236.XAA08785 at mail.be.innet.net>

A few days ago I asked for info about places where I could obtain spare
parts for rotators.
I received the following info, which I want to share with all of you:

Norm's Rotor service
5263 Agro Drive,
Frederick Md 21701
tel 301 874 5885

7368 Sate Rout3e 105
Pemberville, Ohio 43450

Telex in Nebraska  (it is said by some that they are fast and cheap)
Tel 402/465-7021.

John, ON4UN

john.devoldere at innet.be
Call us in all major 1996 contests: ON4UN (OT6T in WPX)
John Devoldere (ON4UN-AA4OI)
B-9000 Ghent (Belgium)

>From k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson)  Sun Dec  1 23:07:34 1996
From: k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 18:07:34 -0500
Subject: Tnx for the QSO, not!
Message-ID: <01BBDFB2.D99AE380 at k5zd.ultranet.com>

>Hi Randy..you are not in the log.  VERY SORRY, but we were CQ'ing for =
>at the time on 10m and was not the run station. =20
>   73, Ron K8NZ

During WW CW, I was thrilled to get a 10 meter zone 4 QSO from K8AZ.  =
They were calling CQ and had just worked another W1 area station.  We =
worked and the op said "Hi Randy" (so I am fairly sure they were talking =
to me!).

On 3830 after the contest, I told Tom (K8AZ) thanks for the multiplier.  =
He said something funny like "you're not in the log."  Hmmm...so I asked =
Ron to look.  The message above is the response.

Since they were my only zone 4 on 10m I am handing the log checkers a =
freebie by making this public.

This style of operating is no good.  I understand that multi-single in =
CQWW is really a 2 transmitter category.  While I have never done it, I =
know some people feel it is OK to call CQ and work mults only on the =
multiplier band.  However, there is something suspect about running =
stations on the second transmitter (even if they are zero pointers) and =
then claiming multi-single.

  If you aren't going to put guys in the log -- don't work 'em!

Personally, I feel if you are multi-single you should only be running =
stations (i.e. calling CQ) in one place.

The CQ Committee is making great strides in applying computers to =
automate and improve the log checking process.  Not-in-log QSOs are easy =
to find and cross check.  The spirit of contesting is based on a =
cooperative effort between both participants in a QSO.  How =
unsportsmanlike to take a "me first" attitude by only logging the QSOs =
that you want without warning the other participants.

Randy, K5ZD

PS - My log is already submitted with the K8AZ QSO in it.  I know I =
worked 'em!

Randy Thompson                                                           =
                     Amateur Radio Call Sign: K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at ultranet.com
11 Hollis Street,  Uxbridge, MA 01569
h (508) 278-2355  w (508) 337-6600

>From km9p at contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P & K4AAA)  Sun Dec  1 23:16:08 1996
From: km9p at contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P & K4AAA) (Bill Fisher, KM9P & K4AAA)
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 18:16:08 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Tnx for the QSO, not!
Message-ID: <199612012316.SAA01880 at paris.akorn.net>

Same thing happened to me (sorta).  I found IQ4A calling CQ TEST MULT de
IQ4A IQ4A.  Well, I had to be a multiplier right?  He worked me with someone
elses callsign.  

I also dont think that this is what is meant by M/S, but unless the CQ guys
address it specifically, then it's not against the rules.  There is nothing
in the rules that says the multiplier station can not call CQ.



Bill Fisher, KM9P & K4AAA

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