Help - 80 Meter Quad Design

Sun Feb 4 21:59:13 EST 1996

Do you have or have you ever had up a 2 element 80 meter quad? First N6BV
told me about his and then N2RM showed me some pictures of his on Saturday.

If you have had one up please send some specifics...was it on a 40 foot boom?
Was it a Delta loop configuration fed at the bottom? Did you use a balun or
not...or did you feed it with open wire line, did you take the open wire line
all the way back to the shack or to a "tuner" and then coax back to the
rig....did you make it a bi-directional with reversable parasitic element,
basically....flood my e-mailbox with your experiences! Did you take it down
in favor of something that worked better?


To those of you who missed the Miami missed some hot humid
weather Saturday - and a great pizza feast at the Pizza Loft on Saturday
night! Thanks Walt, AC1O (soon to be AC4E)!

One of the many bits of wisdom garnered over pizza on Saturday night:

"thats kinda like the multi-ops we do from Kenny's (K1EA) we don't lose, but
we have a great time" K1AR  (sounds rough!)

Isn't there anyone besides K1ZX and K1AR who like anchovies on their Pizza?

Jim K1ZX              bk1zx70sfl at 

>From David L. Thompson" <thompson at  Mon Feb  5 03:11:49 1996
From: David L. Thompson" <thompson at (David L. Thompson)
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 1996 22:11:49 -0500
Subject: Need Addresses/1995 certificate update
Message-ID: <199602050304.WAA12955 at>

I need addresses for the following (1994)

Igor Mishin  UT3IM   and Sergey Stetsenko UY5BA.  Their logs had no return
address and Ukraine buro will not forward.

1995 CQ 160 Certificates have still not been printed by CQ.  Will try to
expedite.  Labels are ready.

73, Dave K4JRB

>From Bill Fisher, KM9P" <km9p at  Mon Feb  5 03:20:58 1996
From: Bill Fisher, KM9P" <km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 1996 22:20:58 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Phone Sprint: Time for a Change?
Message-ID: <199602050320.WAA18329 at>

At 08:09 PM 2/4/96 -0500, you wrote:
>My conclusion:  Not only does this contest SUCK from the east coast with those
>hours and these sunspots, but the QSY rule creates pure bedlam on 75 phone.
>You've got a bunch of agressive contesters jumping on a whole range of
>freqs from 3815 to 3875 causing havok with the good-ol' boys...and this is one
>contest where you dont stand a chance if you take the time to ask if it's in
>Sorry.  I think it's a nice, challenging idea for a contest, but it's
>implementation needs a hard look.  You can get away with a lot of this stuff
>on CW without too much grease, but on phone it's just out of control.

I'm as crazy about contesting as anyone, and I will have to agree with this
message from KF3P.  

1.  75M SSB from 0000z - 0600z is full of guys that meet there every night
of their lives.  They aren't changing their ways.  If anything, fighting
with a bunch of contesters gives them something new to talk about.

2.  40M SSB during this same period is about an inch from useless.  Foreign
broadcast is unbelievable.

3.  20M SSB for 3/4 of the 11 year cycle dies at 00Z here.  

West coast Phone Sprinters:  Would it totally ruin the contest for you guys
to start it at 2000Z ??  Move it to 2100Z or 2200Z when the spots return?
I'm not suggesting the CW Sprint change.  It's not broken.  SSB Sprint is.
Ya, ya... records and all of the that... But how many people really have a
good time in a phone sprint the way it is now?


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