The secret at WB9Z on 160m.

Zack Widup w9sz at
Sat Dec 7 21:45:14 EST 1996

> Three of the louder stations that did not hear me even enough 
>to send a ..--.. were K8RR, N2RM and K3ANS. What is WB9Z using 
>for receive antennas? BTW, running 100 watts and a half sloper 
>at 50 feet. 73 Ken N4UK South Carolina

Jerry has Beverages all over the nearby farmland. I think he has at least 
7 of them.

He uses a 125-ft tower to transmit on 160.

He can hear!

73, Zack W9SZ


>From becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker)  Sun Dec  8 03:40:19 1996
From: becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 20:40:19 -0700
Subject: 40mtr 2el Quad vs Yagi?
Message-ID: < at>

At 02:50 PM 12/5/96 PST, paul1 at (Paul Erickson) wrote:
>I was wondering if I should
>be looking at changing the outermost spreaders to accomodate a 40mtr
>quad, or if I should be looking for a 2 element 40mtr yagi. 

When the group responsible for qualifying stations for WRTC-96 first began to set the criteria, there ensued a fierce debate over whether to automatically disqualify any station with a Quad as being unfairly advantaged.

Sort of speaks for itself.

AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From 71111.260 at (Hans Brakob)  Sun Dec  8 05:08:04 1996
From: 71111.260 at (Hans Brakob) (Hans Brakob)
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 1996 00:08:04 -0500
Subject: Single Band Poll
Message-ID: <199612080008_MC1-CBF-E4FC at>

Forgot what "yes" and "no" mean, but......

Single-band should mean SINGLE BAND didahdidahdidah

"Feeding" contacts to a single band by recruiting contacts 
on other bands may now be within the letter of the current 
rules, but it is *way outside* the spirit, in spite of what
is written in someones "annotated rules".

While the young Turks in the "we-must-push-the-envelope"
contingent may lobby differently, "single band" to me means
"I did the work on a SINGLE BAND to get this score".  If you
did some work on another band to put stations in the log on
a target band, then by definition you "did work" on multiple 
bands to achieve your score on the "target" band.  That no 
longer sounds like a single band effort to me, and I don't 
think it should be allowed in the "single band" category.

73, de Hans, K0HB


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