CT Version 626 - ARRL.CTY - Current copy

bill.riffle at ccmail.bsis.com bill.riffle at ccmail.bsis.com
Thu Feb 29 13:48:45 EST 1996

I am looking for a current copy of the country list for CT.

The file name is ARRL.CTY.

The ones I have found so far are all dated 1990 and 1991.

Thanks in advance,

>From jbmitch at vt.edu (John Mitchell)  Wed Feb 28 18:59:32 1996
From: jbmitch at vt.edu (John Mitchell) (John Mitchell)
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 13:59:32 -0500
Subject: ETO Amps/contest Amps
Message-ID: <199602291902.OAA09034 at sable.cc.vt.edu>

I'd really appreciate hearing from contesters about the ETO/Alpha series;
specifically, how is the new 91b holding up in serious use?  I only know one
ham who is using it, and, aside from an early problem fixed by ETO, is very
happy. Is the 89 worth the extra grand? (Also, any direct experience with
new Ameritron 800H is of interest.  It looks like they've gotten a good
price point on a two 3CX-800 amp, but I have some concerns about how rugged
it is - appears to be stuffed in an AL-80B cabinet!)
A concern is the suitability of the Svetlana tetrodes in the 91b. The NCJ
review mentions "gold migration" in coated cathode tubes; have the Ru tubes
been around long enough to assess their long-term reliability?
BTW, spoke with Ray Heaton of ETO this week, and, in response to my query
about discounted products at Dayton, said that he and Dick E. have decided
NOT to discount the 91b or 89 this year.  
So, bottom line, how is the 91b, and is the 89 worth the difference in price
to get all US- made triode amp in the same power class?
Tnx in advance for any replies.
73, John WD4MUR

>From k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl)  Thu Feb 29 18:40:57 1996
From: k8mr at barf80.nshore.org (Jim Stahl) (Jim Stahl)
Date: Thu, 29 Feb 96 13:40:57 EST
Subject: 160 Contests
Message-ID: <yqP3JD2w165w at barf80.nshore.org>

A little DNA mixing between the HF (MF) and VHF contest worlds
might well provide an improvement over than either parent.  The
160 meter contests would be a prime place to place the first
Using grid squares in the exchange would not only give something
nontrivial to copy, but could make for an interesting multiplier
structure.  Borrow the popular double multiplier concept from
CQWW by making both grid squares (i.e. EN-91) and grid fields
(i.e. EN) multipliers.  This would also give a very large
possible multipler (ala WPX) that would result in new multipliers
throughout the contest period.  
Many causal operators would need the grid square explained, and
who would be better than the incessant CQers to bear this burden?
As already pointed out, distance based QSO points would be
trivial, but probably not desirable until computer logging has
been determined to be universal. I'm not sure we are to that
point quite yet. 
Jim   K8MR    k8mr at barf80.nshore.org

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 Pete Smith <n4zr at ix.netcom.com>  Thu Feb 29 19:45:10 1996
From: Pete Smith <n4zr at ix.netcom.com> (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 11:45:10 -0800
Subject: DX4WIN Logging Software
Message-ID: <199602291945.LAA18191 at ix11.ix.netcom.com>

In a follow-up to my note yesterday, Paul, KK4HD, reports that the FTP links
from his Web page, to download a demo version of his DX4WIN dx and contest
logging software, are now operational.  Unfortunately, the provider is
having overall problems today, but those will hopefully be resolved by the
time you read this.  Again, the Web site is http://www.erols.com/pvander.

The usual disclaimer:  I have no commercial interest -- just a friend and
(as of today) a customer.


Pete Smith N4ZR (n4zr at ix.netcom.com)

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