kw4t at kw4t at
Sat Dec 7 10:01:45 EST 1996

Greetings Y'All,

Now that the LU's have novice priveledges in the lower part of 10 meters 
it's time to unveil a little known secret of 10 meter operation, 
especially during low sunspot activity.

The LU Novice band is a hopping spot!

Since I discovered it I have found it to be productive for QSO's but 
there is one small drawback....

You need to speak "Contest" Spanish fluently enough to let the Novice 
know that you are looking for them.   They catch on incredibly fast to 
the exchange and provide a number of valid qso's.

Even when the band seemed dead I would run the beam (When I had a beam 
<grin>) down south, spin the VFO up to around 28950, and using my Gringo 
spanish with german accent (That's what they told me it sounds like), 
work any and all I could find.

I would encourage our friends in LU to get the word out to their Novice 
operators to call CQ Contest, practice their English, and let's fill this 
Contest Free Zone with stations all over the place calling these LU's.

73 from Lake Moneysgone, Dan - KW4T
	<Free Fredonia>

>From broz at (John Brosnahan)  Sat Dec  7 14:33:56 1996
From: broz at (John Brosnahan) (John Brosnahan)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 08:33:56 -0600
Subject: Elevated verticals
Message-ID: <199612071532.AA08317 at>

> Of course if you cannot make 
>the radials that long, make them as long as possible.  We drooped them 
>down toward the ground and secured them to short pieces of wood.  You can 
>make them go to any height at the ends that is convenient and safe for 
>people walking aroung them.
>73  Gene  W3ZZ

Gene, nice posting on elevated radials providing interesting historical
insights.  But I would recommend that the radials be made resonant so that
there is no reactive component to impede the flow of the return currents, 
which would reduce the efficiency.  The easy way to do this is to take
a pair of radials 180 degrees apart and feed them like a dipole and dip them
for resonance at the desired frequency.  This removes the detuning effect
of ground proximity over just cutting them to "textbook" length.  For a multi-
band vertical it is important to have a set of resonant radials for each band.

If one must use electrially short elevated radials for physical/mechanical 
reasons it is best to tune the radial system to resonance by adding the
proper series inductive reactance.

73, John  W0UN

>From k0luz at (Gary Letchford)  Sat Dec  7 15:36:36 1996
From: k0luz at (Gary Letchford) (Gary Letchford)
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 07:36:36 -0800
Subject: CQ-WW-DX-CW 1996 experience
Message-ID: <199612071536.HAA19742 at>

You wrote: 
>From: 	N3ADL at[SMTP:N3ADL at]
>Sent: 	Wednesday, December 04, 1996 6:18 PM
>To: 	Istvan.Bogyo at; cq-contest at
>Subject: 	Re: CQ-WW-DX-CW 1996 experience
>> Now that might be a question for the assembled masses...How whizzed 
>>you be if a P4 or V2 ran split in CQ or ARRL.? .... Nothing in the =
>rules that
>>I can see to prevent is just frowned upon by the Big Gun =
>>stateside. It is, perhaps, the only answer to the unruly pileups.=20
>Why would the so called Big Gun Community be against good operating?  
I =
>love it when anyone with a big pile-up goes split (contest or not).  
It =
>makes them a snap to work since most guys calling never figure it out.
>In a contest, it is perfectly acceptable to listen up 500 Hz to 1 khz 
or =
>so (much more than this and it is difficult to tell who is =
>calling/working who).  This practice should be encouraged rather than 
>Randy, K5ZD

In fact,  if the pile is a good one,  you probably can work split up or 
down no more than a khz or 2 and not even mention it.  Enough good ops
figure out where you are listening to keep the rate up and the qrm 


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