Something fishy

Zack Widup w9sz at
Tue Feb 13 00:35:09 EST 1996

>ps:  W3ZZ came to your defense on the VHF test callsign
>discussion.  Now I know why:  you 2 eat anchovies together.
>Of all the things I've put in my mouth, I can't stomach
>anchovies and escargot.

Is this finally the big carefully-guarded secret of the big-time CONTESTERS?

Zack W9SZ

"A pizza to go, hold the anchovies? I'm afraid you have the wrong number...
I spell my name -- DANGER!"

>From Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET  Tue Feb 13 06:35:48 1996
From: Mr. Brett Graham" <bagraham at HK.Super.NET (Mr. Brett Graham)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 14:35:48 +0800 (HKT)
Subject: 3rd Asia-Pacific Sprint
Message-ID: <199602130635.OAA06942 at>

The Asia-Pacific Sprint Contest Committee would like to announce the third
running of this spectacular radiosporting event:
Objective: For stations outside the Asia-Pacific region to work as many
           Asia-Pacific stations as possible within the 2 hour time limit.
           For stations inside the Asia-Pacific region to work as many
           stations as possible, anywhere in the world, within the 2 hour
           time limit.
           (A complete list of the Asia-Pacific countries is defined below)
Winners:   Each DXCC country, each continent plus one overall.
           Winners receive a cool Asia-Pacific contest T-shirt.
           (Sponsorship of prizes is solicited - if interested, please
           send an e-mail to ap-sprint at
Date:  24 March 1996 (future events will be held on the second Saturday of
       February [8 Feb 97], the second Saturday of June [9 June 96] & the
       third Saturday of October [20 Oct 96])
Time:  1230-1430 UTC
Bands: 20m & 40m only
Mode: CW only
Power limit: 150W output
Entry categories: Single operator, Single radio only
Contest exchange: RST + Serial number beginning with 001
Duplicate contacts: Same station may be worked only once on the per band
Multipliers: Prefixes per WPX rules (once only - not once per band)
QSY rule: Called station (usually CQer) QSYs at least 1 kHz after a QSO
Final Score: Number of QSOs x Multipliers
Asia-Pacific countries for this contest (coutries from Asia side Pacific
Rim to 180 degrees longitude):
3D2(all), 1S/9M0, 9M2, 9M6/8, 9V, BV, BV9(Pratas), BY, BS(Scarborough),
C2, DU, FK8, FW, H4, HL, HS, JA, JD1/Ogasawara, JD1/Marcus, KC6(Belau),
KH2, KH9, KH0, P29, T2, T30, T33, UA0, V6/KC6, V7, V85, VK1-9(all except
VK9X & VK9Y), VS6, XU, XV/3W, XX9, YB, YJ, ZL(all except Chatham & Kermadec)
Results will be posted to: CQ-CONTEST at
                           AP-SPRINT at
                           CQ Contest Magazine
Rules and results will be distributed by an automated info-server.
Send a request e-mail to: info-contest at
with the command in the body:  #get ap-sprint.rule
All logs must contain complete QSO information plus a summary sheet
and your T-shirt size.  Electronic logs are gladly accepted by e-mail!  The
log & summary sheet must be in ASCII format (no binary files, please).
Sample entry format is shown below.
Post your entry to:
JAs - Tack Kumagai     non-JAs - James Brooks
      P O BOX 22                 15 Balmoral Road #03-08
      Mitaka                     Singapore 259801
      Tokyo 181                  SINGAPORE
Email: 9v1yc at
Log deadline:  E-mail - 72 hours after end of contest
               Post - Postmarked no later than 7 days after contest
Sample Summary Sheet
                      ASIA PACIFIC CW SPRINT CONTEST
Signature:                                      Date:
NAME                    CALL
City   :
Postal Code:
Sample Log
Any ASCII file output from CT/TRLOG/NA/ZLOG etc logging software
will be accepted.
                                   SENT     RCVD    MULT
20   09/30/95  1310    JE1CKA      599001   59917   JE1   1
40   09/30/95  1312    9V1YC       599002   59916   9V1   1
40   09/30/95  1316    VS6BG       599003   59922   VS6   1
20   09/30/95  1317    JE1JKL      599004   59931         1
73, VS6BrettGraham aka VR2BG bagraham at

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