Ai7b at Ai7b at
Thu Feb 1 09:47:02 EST 1996

	ai7b is available for a team assign=ment if there is a need??  im 
	usually gud for 10k points or so....if any interest you need to call
	me on the fone at 541-480-3366...if no answer leave msg and number
	for rtn call...73;s de bravo

>From Kurt Pauer <0006743923 at>  Thu Feb  1 16:03:00 1996
From: Kurt Pauer <0006743923 at> (Kurt Pauer)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 96 11:03 EST
Subject: Attending Miami Hamfest?
Message-ID: <52960201160325/0006743923ND1EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Miami Tropical Hamboree - Feb 3-4
Jim, K1ZX, left a message that there was going to be a contester
get-together on Saturday.  But I lost the message.  I will be
working at the Cushcraft booth across from the CQ booth and will
be glad to act as a "contester information" point.  (Jim, I lost
your E-mail address, the part after your SS exchange!)  Even if
I don't have any information, stop by to say hello.  It's going
to be 90 degrees warmer in Miami than it was last night here in
                             73, Kurt, W1PH

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at  Thu Feb  1 18:23:01 1996
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 10:23:01 -0800 (PST)
Subject: CW LP Sprint Teams
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9602011001.E22807-9100000 at>

Looking to fill out the #2 Watt-Me-Worry low-power CW sprint team.  Anyone
out there going to operate low-power?  A full-time hard-core effort not
required for the #2 team...casual ops welcome!

CW Sprint is not this weekend, but on the 10th.  Starts at 0000 late
Saturday.  Drop me a note if you're interested.

Team #1:
K7FR, N4TQO, K0ZX, WB4IUX, N0AX, K8JLF, KK9W, KW1K, K7GM, NX1H, K6XO (stby)

Team #2:
N4ZR, KA2GBL, NM1Q, and ???

73, Ward N0AX

>From H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at  Thu Feb  1 18:27:29 1996
From: H. Ward Silver" <hwardsil at (H. Ward Silver)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 10:27:29 -0800 (PST)
Subject: PRB-1, DXers, Contesters and ARES
Message-ID: <Pine.3.07.9602011028.F22807-b100000 at>

I agree with the general intent of the message that we should be more
active in the disaster relief and ARES functions, having the kind of
stations that most of us do.  Even a modest contest-capable station is
probably head-and-shoulders better than most!

However, don't expect to just show up on frequency and make the most of
your effort.  It's necessary to have at least a passing acquaintance with
the procedures and protocols associated with traffic handling or other
emergency work.  No matter how loud you are, you can still be more of a
hindrance than a help if you are ignorant of basic procedure.  I think
many of us can learn it quickly, but it's much harder "in the breech".

First, get a copy of the ARRL Operating Manual.  There is a lot of good
info in there about how to handle traffic and net, not THAT
kind of net.

Second, check into your local ARES net (usually on 2-meters on a local
repeater) or Search-and-Rescue organization net.  Try out the state
emergency nets on 75-meters.  Just get a little more familiar with how
these are run, you don't have to sign up to be net control ;-)  If you
check in semi-regularly, even monthly, you'll also start to recognize
calls and they yours.  Just finding out where the nets ARE is a step in
the right direction.  Then write it down and put it on a slip of paper in
your wallet or purse.

A little bit of knowledge will go a long way in an emergency.  The
investment in time is usually minimal.

73, Ward N0AX

>From jcm7181 at (Jim Moore)  Thu Feb  1 20:32:30 1996
From: jcm7181 at (Jim Moore) (Jim Moore)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 14:32:30 -0600
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <199602012032.AA05392 at>

Were any scores posted for ARRL RTTY Roundup MS High
I seemed to have missed them? Thanks de Jim WU3V.

>From Michael Christie <michaela at>  Thu Feb  1 21:30:07 1996
From: Michael Christie <michaela at> (Michael Christie)
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 16:30:07 -0500 (EST)
Subject: FOC Marathon
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9602011623.B250-0100000 at>

Hey, Bill [km9p]--

I agree with you on this one. 

Since the mid-80s I have had the pleasure of following Bill's [W0ZV] 
low-band DX activities; both from the Colorado and now N.Carolina QTHs. A 
gentleman always, I noted. 

Nonetheless, this unfortunate comment came off sour. It may have been 
intended to be a kidding jab-in-de-ribs, but it soured.

Off base on this one re FOC, Mr. Bill [W0ZV]. Sri, chum.

Michael Christie, K7RLS/4
Crawfordville, Florida

On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Bill Fisher KM9P wrote:

> I can't speak for anyone else here, but I will try to stay below 1825Khz 
> in non-DX contests.  
> However, I'm not going to get in a frequency battle below 1825Khz because someone else feels it's his band and should only be used for DXing.
> Sorry... but the sarcastic tone of this note got under my skin.  Nobody 
> in the FOC feels they are any better op than anyone else.  It's simply a 
> CW rag chewers club that has a cap on membership.  
> The real 1st class ops are the guys subscribed here!
> Should I be posting "PLEASE WORK ME IN THE CONTEST THIS WEEKEND" messages 
> to the DX reflector and TopBand reflector ???????  Just curious if what's 
> good for the goose is good for the gander?
> 73
> Bill, KM9P  (Asbestos underwear on...)
> On Thu, 1 Feb 1996, Bill Tippett wrote:
> > FOC'ers:  Isn't your Marathon coming up sometime soon?
> > How about being First Class Operators and staying below
> > 1825 kHz?  Since G's and DL's can operate there, I think you
> > could all still work each other and not clobber 1825-1840 for
> > the rest of us second class operators.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.   73,  Bill  W0ZV
> > 
> > 

>From btippett at (Bill Tippett)  Thu Feb  1 20:31:27 1996
From: btippett at (Bill Tippett) (Bill Tippett)
Date: Thu, 01 Feb 1996 16:31:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Sorry FOC'ers!


        Pardon me for letting my sarcastic streak run wild and spoil what I
still think is a reasonable request.  For contests with very low or selective
participation, I think some consideration of others is in order on a small
band like 160 (maybe not 15 kHz worth but how about 5?)  As one person
suggested, "I would be very happy if NA FOC'ers just observe the
normal (?) contest etiquette of not CQing between 1830-1835".  Please
accept my humble apologies for my tactless must be the
menopause medication.  Shame on me...and have fun in the Marathon!
                                                        73,  Bill  W0ZV


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