K5ZD CQWW CW Story (Long)

ramirezk at emi.com ramirezk at emi.com
Wed Dec 4 17:47:07 EST 1996

 All I can say is Hell Hath No Fury Like a Fellow Contester 
Scorned! Head for the hills Bill!!! The lynch mob is heading 
your way! 73.............Ken N4UK

>From seay at Alaska.NET (Del Seay)  Thu Dec  5 06:56:49 1996
From: seay at Alaska.NET (Del Seay) (Del Seay)
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 22:56:49 -0800
Subject: Defacto no-coder's
References: <10961204221501/0006485696PK5EM at MCIMAIL.COM>
Message-ID: <32A67231.7093 at alaska.net>

KEN KOPP-K0PP wrote:
> Guys and Gals, we've had a no-code license for many years before the
> No Code License ... it's called the Technician Class.  Why is it that
> you don't hold them in equal "contempt"?
>       Wrong, Ken! Technician class required a big 5WPM

>From AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C)  Wed Dec  4 22:20:20 1996
From: AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C) (Jim Reisert AD1C)
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 96 18:20:20 -0400
Subject: 40m condx??
Message-ID: <199612042320.SAA26891 at mailnfs0.tiac.net>

At KC1XX we worked last JA on 40 at 14:53Z Saturday a.m. - that's 9:53
local time, well well after sunrise.

Band opened to Europe (well, we could work guys but not run) around 18Z -
that means only about 3 hours when you couldn't work anyone.

- Jim

Jim Reisert <AD1C at tiac.net>                    http://www.tiac.net/users/ad1c/

>From 0006485696 at mcimail.com (KEN KOPP-K0PP)  Wed Dec  4 23:39:00 1996
From: 0006485696 at mcimail.com (KEN KOPP-K0PP) (KEN KOPP-K0PP)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 96 18:39 EST
Subject: Defacto no-coder's - explanation
Message-ID: <03961204233930/0006485696PK5EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

I failed to state the obvious --because I thought it WAS-- that very
few "coded" Technicians know the code.  Isn't this what this is all
about?  Do we find them somehow more "legitimate" and/or "acceptable"
because they once went through a "rite of passage" that had absolutely
nothing to do with what kind of amateur they would be?                      

Ken Kopp - K0PP 
k0pp at mcimail.com

>From k4ab at nerak.companet.net (Larry A. Crim)  Thu Dec  5 00:39:51 1996
From: k4ab at nerak.companet.net (Larry A. Crim) (Larry A. Crim)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 18:39:51 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Pig farmers are OK!
Message-ID: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.961204183025.25998A-100000 at nerak.companet.net>

> >Call them what they are.  Lids, jerks, grouchy old men who need to
> >get a life.  Just don't malign the American pork producer (a.k.a.
> >pig farmer.)

If I'm not mistaken, a "real" Pig Farmer's net used to meet on 3830.  At 
times, these guys would clash with contesters exchanging scores.  Hence, 
the name "pig farmer's" has become associated with any "good-ole boy" who 
QRMs us contesters.  Just think-- what if a YL sewing net used to meet on 

K4AB (x-WZ4F) a "good-ole boy" from Alabama

>From aa4lr at radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR)  Wed Dec  4 23:07:47 1996
From: aa4lr at radio.org (Bill Coleman AA4LR) (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 96 18:07:47 -0500
Subject: k5zd flap, 3830, cq-contest
Message-ID: <961104180747.SAA28206 at gate.iterated.com>

>From:        Bill Fisher KM9P, km9p at contesting.com
>3830 at contesting.com should be used for score reporting.  If you are only
>sending your line score, rate sheet, etc then send it to 3830.  If you are
>sending a lengthy description of your effort, and it would have interest
>to the group at large, then send it to both.

Ack! No! That means that everyone who is subscribed to both lists will 
get the same stories twice!

>As a rule cross posting is a not a good idea.  In this case I believe it
>is OK.

Ok, so every time a little gun gets in a contest and writes several 
paragraphs about his effort, you want it cross-posted? Or is the 
cross-posting rule only permitted for top-ten finishers?

Personally, I get a lot out of these contest stories -- but a lot of the 
stories don't make sense unless you can peek at the score or band 
breakdown. 3830 seems the natural place for this, IMHO.

(PS - I read just about every comment posted to 3830, even if I didn't 
participate in the contest. I often learn something from them, even the 
pipsqueak efforts)

Bill Coleman, AA4LR           Mail: aa4lr at radio.org
Quote: "Not in a thousand years will man ever fly!"
            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

>From jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid)  Thu Dec  5 00:29:12 1996
From: jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 14:29:12 -1000
Subject: Computer/Rig: On/Off Daily?
Message-ID: < at aloha.net>

Of who contest using computers with their rig operation,
do you turn the computer on each day;  the rig each day,
or leave them running all the time (monitor powered down
at night, or perhaps it goes into a sleep mode?)

I've been told computer warranties are for the time period of
a year or whatever,  whether the machine is on or off cycled
or on forever.  About a year ago this topic was discussed,  and
many felt the computer should be left on ALL the time for
component long life.  Power consumption is relatively low
as long as the monitor is down.

Old days,  DX'ers never turned the rig off,  but that was a
temperature/frequency drift issue.  Wonder about my "new"
1000D with the temperature oven about the crystal:  should
the D be left ON all the time?

I have had to replace the hard drive in two computers during
the machine's first 11 to 24 months out of the box.  Not related
to drive bearings,  but too many disk errors;  defrag would not
even run without running scan disk,  and then that would not
run.  Gateway replaced one still within the warranty,  the other
I had to pay for,  as it was just out of warranty!  These
computers were turned off late  each day,  and back on the
following AM,  7 days a week;  probably should be just
left running.

>From rbowen at iglobal.net (Ralph Bowen)  Thu Dec  5 01:06:19 1996
From: rbowen at iglobal.net (Ralph Bowen) (Ralph Bowen)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 19:06:19 -0600
Subject: QST all contesters and CW fans
Message-ID: <19961205010618455.AAA64 at rbowen.iglobal.net>

At 11:32 AM 12/4/96 -0500, AA3JU wrote:

>Gang I am going to use a little of your bandwidth with a desperate plea for
>My local Ham Radio Club the Delaware Lehigh ARC is holding it's annual
>special event
>for Christmas time on the weekend of Dec 14 - 15 using the call sign WX3MAS.
>Well this ARRL affiliated club whose president is a No Code tech has
>FORBIDDEN the use
>of CW for this officially sanctioned event.  

Hmmmmmm --  The "Grumps Really Into No Code Hamming"  (GRINCH) that stole wX3MAS

I'll be looking to get in your CW log, but no phone QSO.

73,  Gator  N5RZ

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