Happy New Year, y'all

K7LXC at aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Tue Dec 31 18:49:21 EST 1996

    What are you doing reading this email?  You're supposed to be out
celebrating the arrival of the New Year.  Please turn off your computer and
get out there!!

    Happy New Year to all and best wishes for health, prosperity and big
signals for all in 1997.

                Steve    K7LXC

>From k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl)  Tue Dec 31 18:55:22 1996
From: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 96 13:55:22 EST
Subject: Stew Perry Comments
Message-ID: <ZeeTZD1w165w at barf80.nshore.org>

Stew Perry Test  -  K8MR  -  EN91  -  Ohio
100 qsos - 100 watts - 2 hours or so
I don't know my score.  I just turned on the radio not knowing what
to expect, so grabbed a pencil and paper to log it (W1BB never used
computer logging anyway).
A neat contest.  I add my name to the list of those who find grid
squares far more interesting than 5NN. As a moderately active VHF
contester these days, I also found myself fantasizing about working
those grids seldom heard here on the VHF bands.
I did have a few fellow EN guys who ran the two characters together
and made it seem like a simple "R" until the next two characters
were numerals.
An idea for contest organizers who don't have enough to do
already :)    -  might it be a practical exercise to compare scores
computed by the distance based points vs. a qsos x grids score vs.
(maybe) a qsos x state/sections scoring?  The later would require
a conversion of grid square to qth data, though I would think 99+%
of the calls are in at least the mental data base of the sponsors.
Such alternative score computation would give an interesting view
of the age old question of whether the scoring rules really matter,
of if the best guys will win no matter what the scoring rules might
Jim Stahl   K8MR     k8mr at barf80.nshore.org   or                  
    k8mr at worldnet.att.net

Jim Stahl
InterNet: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org
Basic Amateur Radio Frequency, BARF-80 +1 216/237-8208
"Totally devoted to Amateur Radio" - 24 Hrs a day 8/N/1 14.4k-300 baud

>From jdecker at metronet.com (Jerry Decker N5RV)  Tue Dec 31 21:59:17 1996
From: jdecker at metronet.com (Jerry Decker N5RV) (Jerry Decker N5RV)
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 96 21:59:17 -0000
Subject: SquINT
Message-ID: <199701010359.AA28034 at metronet.com>

No kids here. Guess I'll sit this one out, HI

Jerry N5RV

>What? Another contest...  
>Yup - but you get to let your kids do the operating.  
>Date: January 4th 
>Time: 2100 - 2300 UTC
>Where: 20 SSB - 14.240 to 14270.
>Exchange: Name, age, state/province/country, and favorite pet's name 
>          (make one up if you don't have a pet).  
>Thanks to N9JF for coming up with details.
>Tree N6TR


Jerry Decker N5RV  (ex WR5V)
Ham Radio, Mac User, Novice Programming
The opinions voiced here are my own and not of Motorola Inc.

>From kf3p at cais.cais.com (Tyler Stewart)  Thu Feb  1 00:55:50 1996
From: kf3p at cais.cais.com (Tyler Stewart) (Tyler Stewart)
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 19:55:50 -0500
Subject: Beverage boxes - summary
Message-ID: <199602010055.TAA02326 at cais.cais.com>

>A number of people sent me email wanting to know what I had 
>found out concerning building a beverage box.  So here's a
>quick summary:
>The books, "Low Band DXing" by ON4UN and "Beverage Antenna
>Handbook" by W1WCR, are both good sources.  I intend to take
>a look at them tomorrow.  I was also advised to look at a
>book on transformers written by Jerry Sevaks.
>N4ZR cautioned that the box should provide some means of limiting
>RF from the transmitting antenna to prevent damage to the 
>receiver's front end, and maybe a BC-band reject filter.
>Thanks to everyone who sent me information.
>73 - John, W3GOI

Unless you have some special consideration, I wouldnt worry about a BC
band filter...  All you really need is a low power matching transformer...
and the cheapest way to go are the little DIP package transformers made by
Mini-Circuits.  They make all sorts of ratios in a 6pin DIP package for a 
few bucks a piece.  Mount it on a small PC or perf board with pigtails and
pot the whole thing in epoxy or what-have-you and you've got it made.

73, Tyler KF3P

>From kf3p at cais.cais.com (Tyler Stewart)  Thu Feb  1 00:55:53 1996
From: kf3p at cais.cais.com (Tyler Stewart) (Tyler Stewart)
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 1996 19:55:53 -0500
Subject: 4S/3P I/O card
Message-ID: <199602010055.TAA02335 at cais.cais.com>

>The new Jameco catalog has an I/O card that may be of interest to members of
>the reflector (based on previous discussion of the topic).
>Jameco (1-800-831-4242) has a 4 serial, 3 Bi-directional parallel port card
>for $89.95 (1-4) and $80.95 (5-9).  It is a 16-bit card and uses 16550
>emulation chips that can run at up to 115.2K baud.  All ports can be
>configurable to IRQ 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 15.  All ports are jumper
>selectable and can be disabled if needed.  Contains all cables and panel
>brackets.  Three DB25 female connectors for the parallel ports, and three
>DB9 male and one DB25 male for the serial ports.   Part number is 117971.
>Disclaimer: no affiliation, etc, not even an owner, but will probably order
>one for evaluation.
>73  John  W0UN
>John Brosnahan  
>La Salle Research Corp      24115 WCR 40     La Salle, CO 80645  USA
>voice 970-284-6602            fax 970-284-0979           email broz at csn.net

You KNOW if Jameco has it, you can buy it somewhere else for a lot less...
A couple of us just bought the same type unit (made by Sun) from 
Dalco Electronics for $62.80 each (single quantity price) ...they advertise
in Computer Shopper.  Phone 513-743-8042 in Ohio.  Their part # is 49570.
It's a Sun-6343S Card.  I'll be installing it tonight...I'll let you all know
if I have problems!

73, Tyler KF3P

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