M/S contesting

Bud k4isv at westky.com
Thu Dec 5 02:31:21 EST 1996

i read with intrest the comments about the M/S catagory...
after 50 es a few heart surgeries my ability to hit it for 48 hrs with  
no sleep got tough..... i found new fun! the M/S ---
I stress that this is fun! few of us ever make a living from this hobby 
but i think most all of us enjoy it greatly.

the contest crew assembled here has grown into a close group of friends!
i look forward to the group coming for the weekend(s) and we all plan
for the "big win".  none of really believe that u can win from here but 
we give it our best shot--- and we have fun doing it.
i salute all whose scores are better than ours--- maybe next time...
but please dont tamper with the rules!   should we ever win (doubtful)
please dont let it be because of a handicap score system.

yes, it does take a lot of work es a few bucks to put together a
station.  es yes, in the M/S catagory more than two rigs help---
we use 4 here.  please remember that most all of us start with
something  small and build bigger.... my first tri-bander at 60 ft was

my message is simple: have fun! enjoy the competition! lighten up this
aint life or death!


>From foggie at dtx.net (foggie)  Thu Dec  5 02:33:02 1996
From: foggie at dtx.net (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Wed, 04 Dec 1996 20:33:02 -0600 (CST)
Subject: Computer/Rig: On/Off Daily?
Message-ID: <XFMail.961204203714.foggie at dtx.net>

Personally I leave mine on 24/7. :) I am running Linux and do all
my internet access, and graphics work in it. (Yes there are some
programs that are available for *nix that aren't for windows :-)
It checks my mail while I sleep and such. I have had no failures with
this computer that can be traced to either a buildup of heat or such.
I did kill a 5.25" drive, but I managed to get all my old big disks copied
over to 3.5" since. 

Al - kk5zx

On 04-Dec-96 jreid at aloha.net wrote:
>>Of you who contest/dx using computers with their rig operation,
>do you turn the computer on/off 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?)

>From lare at worldnet.att.net (Larry Eckenrode)  Thu Dec  5 02:48:15 1996
From: lare at worldnet.att.net (Larry Eckenrode) (Larry Eckenrode)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 21:48:15 -0500
Subject: (Snip)  his long(INTERESTING) message This is short
Message-ID: <01BBE22C.F901BE20 at 139.st-louis-008.mo.dial-access.att.net>

	Great post.  Beats the heck out of
anything I've seen on the reflector.
de K2GN - Larry

>From trey at cisco.com (Trey Garlough)  Thu Dec  5 02:51:42 1996
From: trey at cisco.com (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 18:51:42 -0800
Subject: Clarification:  Posting scores to CQ-Contest
Message-ID: <199612050251.SAA08578 at scv-cse-4.cisco.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.

OK.  Here's another clarification on this issue.  3830 is for score 
reporting and excuse making, just like the real 3830 kHz after the contest.

CQ-Contest is not the place to dump in your score or to make excuses as to
why you got beat, or why you couldn't put in a full effort, or why you are
not wealthy enough to compete.  However, if you have some _analysis_ of the 
contest you would like to offer (as K5ZD did recently), then this is an 
excellent place for it.  It's not a requirement that you win the contest to 
be "eligible" to post analysis here.  The key here is *quality* folks.  I
would describe K3ZO's contest summaries as being of high quality as well.

 --Trey, N5KO

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