D. R. Evans
devans at lynx.colorado.edu
Fri Dec 27 09:11:51 EST 1996
> On 26 Dec 96 at 8:48, D. R. Evans <devans at lynx.colorado.edu> wrote:
> I ask the following because:
> 1. The rules in QST are ambiguous;
> 2. The people I have asked who should know the answer have differed in
> their opinion.
> In CQWW, are there High power, Single band, Assisted categories, or does
> use of assistance automatically put one in the All-band slot?
The three answers I have received so far split 2:1 in favor of there
being NO single-band assisted. However, the one who said that there are
such categories cited an instance in the printed results, which seems
fairly strong evidence that single-band assisted IS allowed.
So basically I'm just as unsure as ever....
D.R. Evans N7DR / G4AMJ : devans at lynx.colorado.edu
Member, 1997 Nebula Novel Jury al019 at freenet.uchsc.edu
"Palindor Chronicles" information and extracts:
>From ToddD at dci.state.sd.us (Dravland, Todd) Fri Dec 27 21:12:00 1996
From: ToddD at dci.state.sd.us (Dravland, Todd) (Dravland, Todd)
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 96 13:12:00 PST
Subject: RAC and Stu Perry Software
Message-ID: <32C43C47 at sdmailgw.state.sd.us>
Can someone tell me if there is a source or sources for RAC and Stu Perry
Software, or what the best way is to handle these contests via TR, NA or
CT?? Thanks, I really appreciate it. 73, and Happy New Year !!
toddd at dci.state.sd.us
>From Fatchett.Mike at tci.com (Fatchett, Mike) Fri Dec 27 20:17:33 1996
From: Fatchett.Mike at tci.com (Fatchett, Mike) (Fatchett, Mike)
Date: 27 Dec 1996 13:17:33 -0700
Subject: Arrl DX Contest Phone
I just found out I will be in St. John, V.I. for the contest. I would
love to get on for a few hours with a multi or guest op. Can't do a full
effort. :( This was my Christmas/10th Anniversary present from my wife.
What did I do right?
If anyone has any ideas or suggestion please contact me direct. I know
there are some hams on the Island. I just can't remember their calls.
W0MU at sprynet.com
>From jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid) Fri Dec 27 20:52:54 1996
From: jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 10:52:54 -1000
Subject: Svetlana ?
Message-ID: <126.96.36.199.19961227205254.00668adc at aloha.net>
Got this email the other day. Suppose this is
part/subsidiary of Svetlana Electron Devices?
No ref to www.Svetlana.com, and the web site that is
given does not mention electron devices.
>" SVETLANA INTRODUCTION & MARRIAGE AGENCY
> St Petersburg Russia
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> *apartments for lease
> *Friendly English-speaking staff
> Dear Friend,
>We are glad to invite you to join our catalogue free*.
>Please send us your photo and ad profile by regular
>Soon you will be get letters from nice, family-oriented
>Russian ladies, residents of St Petersburg. Please
>visit our website for additional information.
> Find your fortune in St Petersburg !
> With best regards,
> Merry Xmass !
> Svetlana Novikova, VP
>SVETLANA Agency, St Petersburg
>39 room 21/4 3-rd Sovyetskaya str.
>* Only for first thousand clients this service is free
>** Please don`t use email for sending us your profiles:
>we can`t operated with 10 Mb or more of gifs or Jpgs."
Perhaps an available staff for your next multi effort from
St Petersburg? Helpers for changing tubes as needed....?
Happy Holidays and a Great New Year to Come!
73, Jim, KH7M
>From ke7gh at primenet.com (Brian Short) Fri Dec 27 23:24:07 1996
From: ke7gh at primenet.com (Brian Short) (Brian Short)
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 23:24:07 -0000
Subject: FW: International Digital Radio Society?
Message-ID: <01BBF44D.15AAE100 at ip050.phx.primenet.com>
From: James E. Mortensen[SMTP:jem at n2hos.com]
Sent: Friday, December 27, 1996 10:27 PM
To: Brian Short
Subject: Re: International Digital Radio Society?
>>Geeeez, thanks for your understanding. I am sorry that I had to collect such
>>a lucrative salary, but that seems to be the way it works these days. I am
>>sorry I paid the writers so much, but their talent is remarkable. I am sorry
>>that the advertisers went belly up, but that is the way of the world. But
>>most of all I am sorry that only 1% of the active contesters and dx-ers in
>>the world cared enough to even buy a trial membership. What support!!!
Hams speak loudly with their wallets. Having a "good product" is not enough.
It must be the "product" folks want and at a reasonable cost. Apparently, the
mark was missed in one or both of those areas. Maybe a more "customer-
centered" approach would be better received. Plainly, if costs are prohibitive
it is not a "viable product." Seems to me that the "market penetration" and
"product acceptance" were way off for a good reason?
>>If you are interested, you can get your money back and more by taking over
>>the DJ and publishing it on your own. It's a money machine.
I purchased an assembled magazine, not a magazine kit. Your sarcasm is not
well received. My subscription to Digital Journal is paid through 1998, what kind
of refund can I expect after the other creditors are paid? None?
>>Jim Mortensen N2HOS
>>jem at n2hos.com
73, Brian ke7gh at contesting.com
>From okanep at iol.ie (Paul O'Kane, EI5DI) Sat Dec 28 00:01:34 1996
From: okanep at iol.ie (Paul O'Kane, EI5DI) (Paul O'Kane, EI5DI)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 00:01:34 GMT
Subject: IOTA Contest 1996 - Results
Message-ID: <199612280001.AAA01184 at GPO.iol.ie>
The results of the 1996 IOTA contest are available from
okanep at iol.ie
>From w5robert at blkbox.COM (Robert) Sat Dec 28 05:32:49 1996
From: w5robert at blkbox.COM (Robert) (Robert)
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 1996 23:32:49 -0600 (CST)
Subject: CQWW category
Message-ID: <9612272332.aa13348 at blkbox.COM>
> > On 26 Dec 96 at 8:48, D. R. Evans <devans at lynx.colorado.edu> wrote:
> > In CQWW, are there High power, Single band, Assisted categories, or does
> > use of assistance automatically put one in the All-band slot?
> The three answers I have received so far split 2:1 in favor of there
> being NO single-band assisted. However, the one who said that there are
> such categories cited an instance in the printed results, which seems
> fairly strong evidence that single-band assisted IS allowed.
> So basically I'm just as unsure as ever....
> D.R. Evans N7DR / G4AMJ : devans at lynx.colorado.edu
Evans, The best way for me to answer your question is via the
CQ WW score postings. In Sept. 1996 CQ on PAGE 108 under the
assisted postings starting last column: ASSISTED.
I see numerous single band listings. It also follows the rules
posting that Assisted exists only in the high power group.
This for CQ WW contest. (Not ARRL contests)
73 Robert W5AJ w5robert at blkbox.com
>From n4xm at iglou.com (Paul D. Schrader) Sat Dec 28 07:00:02 1996
From: n4xm at iglou.com (Paul D. Schrader) (Paul D. Schrader)
Date: Sat, 28 Dec 1996 02:00:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: FT-990 & Amplifier Switching
Message-ID: <188.8.131.52.19961228065950.2a3756dc at iglou.com>
It is a standard problem. You can't solve it without hardware changes.
To get what you are trying to do to work you need a QSK type of amplifier.
If you put a scope on the amp output you will probably see a large spike.
This spike puts noise all over the band and others will love you.
73 Paul N4XM
At 20:24 12/25/96 -0800, you wrote:
>Two of the locals in central Iowa have recently purchaased FT-990s.
>They are generally happy with these rigs but during a CW contest both
>noticed the same problem. When using the 990 to switch an amplifier,
>the amplifier does not pull in until the first di or da has been sent.
>TR relay in 990 seems to fire fine, but amplifier control line is slow
>to switch amplifier from standyby to operate.
>They talked to the dealer (Burghart in SD) who climed no knowledge of
>how to reolve the problem. Service tech suggested bending the contacts
>of amplifier relay so they were closer together and would switch
>quicker!! What a novel solution!
>These guys use different ampligiers, a Titan and an AL-1200, and have
>not noticed the problem with other rigs (1000D, Omni 6, IC-775, etc) so
>doubt it is an amplifier problem. Same thing might happen on SSB but
>due to nature of that mode it is harder to detect.
>Has anyone else noticed this problem? If so has anyone discovered how
>to resolve it? Any help much apprreciated
>73, WA0ETC, iadiahfd at netins.nst
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