anonymous ftp site for WriteLog available

W5XD at W5XD at
Thu Jul 11 19:55:45 EDT 1996

Many thanks to WA6IET.

Wayne, W5XD

>From n0dh at (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House)  Fri Jul 12 00:33:15 1996
From: n0dh at (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House) (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 16:33:15 -0700
Subject: 160 M this weekend?
References: <199607112140.OAA02512 at>
Message-ID: <31E58F3B.4146 at>

Bob Myers wrote:
> Anyone planning to be on 160 M this weekend for IARU?
> 73 -- Thanks.
> Bob, W1XT
> _______________________________________
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Bob Myers, W1XT
> bmyers at
> or w1xt at
> Phone: 602-837-6492     FAX: 602-837-6872
> Web Page for R. Myers Communications (L.L.C.):
> _____________________________________


I'll be there on and off with four beverages and a pair of phased inverted L's!
DX that previuosly announced they will be on top band includes V26B and ZK1AAU.
I dont expect much to happen till after 0400Z when things begin to quiet down a bit


dit dit

>From ki4hn at (Jim Stevens)  Fri Jul 12 01:16:22 1996
From: ki4hn at (Jim Stevens) (Jim Stevens)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 20:16:22 -0400
Subject: Vanity Calls
Message-ID: < at>

At 07:02 PM 7/11/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Just curious, I just received by US mail my old "vanity" call W3SAL which 
>was issued July 2 by FCC.  But I cannot find it on your lists.  Just 
>wondered what you think might be the reason.
>Jim W3SAL (got it originally in 1951) from ex-N8FJB.
>Jim Newton                    --+--            
>Bakerton, WV                    |              N36179
>Soar West Virginia  -----------(.)-----------  SGS 1-35 #99


Tnx for pointing this out!

What happened is that the daily update of the FCC database for July 2, 1996
appeared on the FCC's ftp server.  I build my info off these daily updates
because the 
data is manageable in size.  Currently, there is no easy way for me to fix
the problem.
In order to fix it, I believe that I would have to process the entire
database (32 MB in size) and look for vanity calls that are not in my data.
Maybe I will
take on this task some time.  For now, I'm putting your vanity call out
there for July 2
along with a note stating that the July 2 data is incomplete.  If there are
others reading
this e-mail that received vanity calls issued on July 2, please send me the
info, and I will
put you out there.

I'm also in the process of changing somewhat the format of the vanity call
data on my Web
page.  I'll post info on the changes to this reflector when the changes are

73, Jim, KI4HN
email -- ki4hn at
WWW   --  -> vanity call info

>From ka8okh at (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH)  Fri Jul 12 02:00:57 1996
From: ka8okh at (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH) (Rich Dailey, KA8OKH)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 22:00:57 -0300
Subject: IARU HQ calls/WRTC calls
Message-ID: <199607120200.WAA10826 at>

>Callsigns are assigned randomly. NO ONE will know who is which until
>11:45Z--and the competitors may not reveal their "secret true
>identities" until after WRTC is over at 0600Z.

Cool.  Thanks everybody for answering this one for me. See you all in the contest!


Rich Dailey - KA8OKH <ka8okh at>
Somerset Electronics Co. - Somerset, KY
Expert repair on all major brands of CATV line/headend, & TVRO equipment.
Opinions expressed here are of my own unique design.

>From woffutt at (wallace offutt)  Fri Jul 12 04:26:52 1996
From: woffutt at (wallace offutt) (wallace offutt)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 1996 23:26:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 160 M this weekend?
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960711232533.1032B-100000 at>

On Thu, 11 Jul 1996, Bob Myers wrote:

> Anyone planning to be on 160 M this weekend for IARU?
> 73 -- Thanks.
> Bob, W1XT
> _______________________________________
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Bob Myers, W1XT


Of course we'll be on 160.  The mults in this contest are the sum of the
mults worked on each band, so you can't ignore 160.  See ya.

Hal K8HVT (operating from N2BA)

>From pa3dmh at (Alex van Hengel)  Fri Jul 12 16:54:39 1996
From: pa3dmh at (Alex van Hengel) (Alex van Hengel)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 08:54:39 -0700
Subject: 160 M this weekend?
References: <199607112140.OAA02512 at>
Message-ID: <31E6753F.73C5 at>

Bob Myers wrote:
> Anyone planning to be on 160 M this weekend for IARU?
> 73 -- Thanks.
> Bob, W1XT
> _______________________________________
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Bob Myers, W1XT
> bmyers at
> or w1xt at
> Phone: 602-837-6492     FAX: 602-837-6872
> Web Page for R. Myers Communications (L.L.C.):
> _____________________________________

You will find PI4AA (by PI4COM)on 160 m anyway.
We just finished the new transmit antenna (122 ft Vertical)
and very much like to know whether it works..... Hi

Our exchange will be VERON as PI4AA is the HQ station.

Cu this weekend.

Alex van Hengel, PA3DMH

Secretary Contestgroup Oude Maas PI4COM/PA6WPX

Homepage PI4COM :
                  Now with lots of picture of the station !

>From ppvvpp at (Gary Sutcliffe)  Fri Jul 12 13:42:04 1996
From: ppvvpp at (Gary Sutcliffe) (Gary Sutcliffe)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 07:42:04 -0500
Subject: NCJ CTT&T Column
Message-ID: <199607121310.IAA12102 at>

Hi gang.  Once again I am requesting your ideas for the Contest Tips Tricks
& Techniques column for the upcoming issue of the NCJ.  Please send the
replies directly to me (ppvvpp at by July 15.  Thanks again for all
your help!

                       Split Frequency Operation

With different frequencies authorized internationally, it is often necessary
to operate split frequency, especially on SSB in the lower bands.  What
tricks do you use when operating split frequency?  What do you do to prevent
transmitting on the wrong VFO?  How do you pick a listening frequency?  What
do you do when someone else on the band inadvertently picks the same
listening frequency or a DX station decides that your listening frequency is
quiet and starts callying CQ?  How often do you check your own CQ frequency
for callers or QRM?

73 - Gary, W9XT
ppvvpp at

>From floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd)  Fri Jul 12 13:20:28 1996
From: floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd) (Jimmy R. Floyd)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 09:20:28 -0300
Subject: Field Day 96 Scores - Final Posting -
Message-ID: < at>

High Claimed Raw Scores

Compiled by

Date Posted: 07/12/96
>>>> **** FINAL POSTING ***** <<<<<

CALL          CLASS       SECT        SCORE            QSO'S      
                                                   CW        SSB = TOTAL

K8MR           1A          OH         6,668       1006       922    1928
N4IR           1A          TN         6,244       1366         0    1366
KM0L           1A          MO         5,920       1110       290    1400
KK5I           1A          OK         4,806        905       343    1248
KO4PY          1A          NC         4,140        517       532    1053
K5ED           1A         WTX         2,516        305       398     703
NE3H           1A         EPA         3,246        551       171     722

K3EF           2A          MD        10,894       1930      1032    2962
K5DX           2A         STX        10,000       1400      1030    3750
WT1L           2A          VT         8,502        963      1775    2738
K7OX           2A          AZ         7,584       1222      1028    2250
N5TT           2A         STX         7,238        914      1341    2255 
KO4EW          2A          TN         6,376        859      1030    1889
N0SS           2A          MO         5,774       1052       333    1385
W2FR           2A         WNY         5,603       1386      1831    3217
WD8E           2A          OH         4,948        741       577    1318
WD8E           2A          OH         4,820        737       507    1244
NN7N           2A         WWA         4,708        745       464    1209
KN6OX          2A          SV         4,668        664       806    1470
K6OX           2A         LAX         4,038        334       776    1110
N6YL           2A         ORG         3,878        321       847    1168
KX3J           2A         MDC         3,186        366       711    1077
WB4NVJ         2A         SFL         2,974        352       283     635
NT5R           2A         STX         1,506
WY5E           2A         NTX         1,394          0       597     597

W9NB           3A          IL        11,136       1349      2420    3769
K4CPO          3A          TN         9,810       1955       445    2400
W1FY           3A         EMA         8,528       1295      1174    2469
WO1N           3A         EMA         7,328       1093      1128    2221
W0BZN          3A          KS         6,516        975      1308    2283
K8GM           3A          MI         6,082       1168       455    1623
NC4S           3A          VA         4,704        731       490    1221
WX1G           3A         EMA         3,244        375       362     737

K2CT           4A         ENY         8,850       1086      1503    2591
N7DN           4A          ID         1,836         73       422     495

K4BFT          5A          AL        16,134       1846      3675    5521

N4ND           6A          VA         4,205        741       370    1113

W4DW           7A          NC         9,680       1589      1162    2751

NN2T           8A         NNJ         8,340       1114      1192    2306

N1NH          21A          NH        21,556       2640      4098    6738

W8TK           1B          OH         6,590       1434        27    1461
KE3Q           1B         MDC         5,500       1080       150    1230
K7QD           1B          ID         2,084        521         0     521

K600EID        2B          GA         1,116         67       424     558

K8HVT          1C          CT         2,506        526       201     727

K7UP  HP       1D          NM         3,345        622      2101    2723
WA4ZXA         1D          NC         2,766          0      1581    1581
K7MM  QRP      1D         EWA           510         51         0      51
WB0OLA         1D          IN           472        132         0     132
WB5M           1D         WTX             8          0         4       4 

KC7KFF         2D          AZ         1,212         68       521     589

KM9P           1E          GA         6,304       1576         0    1576
N4BP  QRP      1E         SFL         5,435        458       171     629
AA3B           1E         EPA         4,196       1049         0    1049
KK5ZX          1E          LA           798        198         3     399
KD6DAE         1E         LAX           530         29       207     236 	

NC0P           4E          IA        10,318       1457      2484    3702 



I do realize that some scores do not look right, q's not matching up with
the score. I ONLY put down what someone sends me. I do not CORRECT scores
or try to figure them out unless that person sends me a correction. 


I waited an extra week before posting the final scores. I hope this was 
enough time for everyone to get them to me. 

73's Jim
           * Jimmy R. Floyd  (Jim)   Thomasville, NC                *
           *                                                        *
           * Amateur Call:              >> WA4ZXA <<                *
           * Packet Node:               >> N4ZC <<                  *
           * Internet Address:          >> floydjr at << *

>From readerl at (Larry Reader)  Fri Jul 12 16:28:19 1996
From: readerl at (Larry Reader) (Larry Reader)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 11:28:19 -0400
Subject: Anyone use the FT890 as a "backup" contest radio?
Message-ID: <9607121528.AA22151 at>

We're trying to complete the "backup" suite (antennas and power are taken
care of, just need a backup radio) at Windwood and are considering the
FT890. It's a modern, reliable radio available used at a reasonable price.
Anyone out there got one?  Impressions?  

Other candidates, want to keep this under $1000?

If I could honestly convince myself that a used 930 would always work when
needed I would go that route but, given the well known problems and
Windwood's location far from easy repair (of even my ability to get down
more than a couple of times a year), I must value reliability over all other

BTW, for those who asked, Windwood did take a hit from Bertha.  The house is
fine but the tower folded and the antenna is now "on the roof".  Windwood
has backup antennas (an A3, mast, dipoles) which will be used for the WAE
CW.  I'll be going down to rebuild the second week in September.  Windwood
should be fully operational again in time for the WAE SSB unless, of course,
another hurricane gets there first.

Ah, the joys, challenges and opportunities of maintaining a Caribbean
contest station!

Thanks, in advance, for any replies.

readerl at

>From oo7 at (Derek Wills)  Fri Jul 12 19:05:00 1996
From: oo7 at (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 13:05:00 -0500
Subject: P5 - it's simple

As I remember it, the DXCC folks pre-blessed P5 and said that 
it would count as soon as there was an approved operation.
OH2BH's operation was approved.  That's it.  Next topic?

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at

>From ki4hn at (Jim Stevens)  Fri Jul 12 20:25:33 1996
From: ki4hn at (Jim Stevens) (Jim Stevens)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 15:25:33 -0400
Subject: Vanity Call Info Updated
Message-ID: < at>

I've changed the format of the Vanity Call info on my Web page.
The daily data is still there, but I've taken the complete data
and PKZIPed to cut down on its size.  I've also resorted the
complete data in Callbook order and put it in separate files
for each call area.  Hopefully this new data format will be
more useful to everyone.

Comments are welcome.

73, Jim, KI4HN
email -- ki4hn at
WWW   --  -> vanity call info

>From ke6ber at (Alfred J. Frugoli, KE6BER/1)  Sat Jul 13 00:48:05 1996
From: ke6ber at (Alfred J. Frugoli, KE6BER/1) (Alfred J. Frugoli, KE6BER/1)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 19:48:05 -0400
Subject: Avoid Hurricane nets
Message-ID: <v01540b01ae0c4f1e1385@[]>

>       Charles,
>           First of all I want to let you know that my comment is not
>     intended to be a flame. I was just wondering what is the purpose
>     of having an emergency hurricane net on 20 meters when a
>     hurricane is approching the US ? It seems that with all the media
>     frenzy that goes on everytime a hurricane approches the east coast
>     of the US that everyone that needs the latest updates can get it from
>     the media (either local or national) Even the local TV stations here
>     in Columbus, Ohio are sending their satelite news trucks to the
>     Carolinas !!  I can understand the purpose the net serves to those
>     in the islands who might not have access to CNN, Weather Channel etc...
>     you are providing a valuble service that probably saves some lives
>     down there.
>          With a major contest going on this weekend ( and the much
>     added activity that is expected this weekend with WRTC) I can just
>     hear the guys handling hurricane stuff blaming contesters for
>     QRMing their frequency as always........
>                         just my opinion
>                                          Jeff  KU8E
> ******************************************************************
> *      Jeffrey D. Clarke   jdclarke at       *
> ******************************************************************

Hurricanes cause phone, power, and other utilities to be cut off.  Families
all over the country and world worry about their loved ones.  The nets are
not for our information on where the storm is, but to handle health and
welfare traffic out of the disaster area.  20M is the best band to get out
all over the world for this traffic passing at this point in the cycle.
Thus, the nets on 20M.

Take care, and keep outta the nets!

Al, KE6BER/1, ke6ber at

>From w7zrc at (Rod Greene)  Sat Jul 13 03:22:00 1996
From: w7zrc at (Rod Greene) (Rod Greene)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 96 20:22 MDT
Subject: Anyone use the FT890 as a "backup" contest radio?
Message-ID: < at>

At 11:28 AM 7/12/96 -0400, Larry Reader wrote:
>We're trying to complete the "backup" suite (antennas and power are taken
>care of, just need a backup radio) at Windwood and are considering the
>FT890. It's a modern, reliable radio available used at a reasonable price.
>Anyone out there got one?  Impressions?  

Larry, Not a good CW radio.  At higher keying speeds, the characters become
truncated, especially during full QSK mode.  

GL, Rod
----- Rod Greene, w7zrc at, <>< -----

>From n5okr at (Greg Altig)  Sat Jul 13 04:44:38 1996
From: n5okr at (Greg Altig) (Greg Altig)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 23:44:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: W1AW 10-10 number?
Message-ID: <199607130344.XAA14454 at>

Help!  As the guy in the 10 meter seat tomorrow at W1AW/3 (from W3LPL) I
know I'll be asked several times for a 10-10 number.  Realizing this, I
thought no problem....just pull out one of the gazillion QSL cards I have
from them and take it right from there.  Guess what?  Not there!  Too late
to call ARRL and their Web page has everything BUT this info.  Anyone out
there have this info.  Thanks in advance and see you in the Es.

        _  _______________________________________________________  _
       / )|    Greg Altig, CWO2 USN      N5OKR/EA7HAL/ZB2JL       |( \
      / / |                   Proud to be PVRC                    | \ \
    _( (_ |"If you can't porch with the big runs, stay on the dog"| _) )_
   (((\ \>|_/->_______________________________________________<-\_|</ /)))
   (\\\\ \_/ /                                                 \ \_/ ////)
    \       /                                                   \       /
     \    _/                                                     \_    /
     /   /                                                         \   \

>From HWDX09A at ( ROBERT   REED)  Sat Jul 13 05:46:51 1996
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 23:46:51, -0500
Subject: Avoid Hurricane nets
Message-ID: <199607130346.XAA13152 at>

Real amateur radio operators would not have to give question to 
avoiding these net frequencies. Top contesters are usually 
experienced enough to KNOW themselves the uses and need of amateur 
radio in an emergency. It's not a real "brainer" to know why and 
avoid these nets.


 73,  Bob Reed, WB2DIN 
      538 Brewers Bridge Road
      Jackson, New Jersey 08527

      Internet : hwdx09a at
      Packet   : wb2din at wt3v.nj

>From hlserra at (H. L. Serra)  Sat Jul 13 06:34:26 1996
From: hlserra at (H. L. Serra) (H. L. Serra)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 22:34:26 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: FCC Gate Announcement
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9607122251.A919-0100000 at>

The FCC Vanity Callsign announcement promolgated by ARRL to announce
opening of Gate 1A (July 22) contained this cryptic sentence: 

	"A future public notice will announce Gate 2, which will have 
expanded eligibility standards affecting Amateur Extra class licensees."

Does this mean Gate 2 standards have been modified from what was 
originally published in the notices of proposed rulemaking, or does it 
merely mean "expanded eligibility standards" relative to Gates 1 and 1A?
Anyone know for sure?

73, Larry N6AZE

>From harpole at (Charles H. Harpole)  Sat Jul 13 03:42:11 1996
From: harpole at (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 22:42:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Nets and Contesting
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960712223835.29695F-100000 at Pegasus>

Hello Dave, the 4U1UN net only activates during a real international
emergency that we may be of some assistance with and then only on 14.268
(and not the rest of the band!).  Otherwise, we never meet there and have
no "freq. gardians" on duty at any time.  I only avoid 14.300 because that
is the boat info net and may actually save a life at any time , and the
14.336 mobile net because I feel bad when I qrm those weak sigs.
The 4U1UN net is closed for Bertha now that the U. S. hams are taking care
of that business.  73, K4VUD

>From 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson)  Sat Jul 13 09:07:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 96 03:07 EST
Message-ID: <32960713080723/0005543629DC3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

WRTC 96 is only hours away!  You can hear the ops warming up their stations 
now.  At 1145z they learn what 1x1 call they will use, and at 1200z the 52 
teams from 30 countries will hit the bands in full force, competing for the 
right to step forward at the HRO Awards banquet as World Champions.

Work the WRTC 96 stations, 1x1 calls from W6A-W6Z and K6A-K6Z on 40 through 
10 meters, CW and SSB, for 1200z Saturday, July 13 to 0600z July 14.  A grand 
packet intertie connects most of the contesting world for the weekend, so 
post those spots (calls only, please).  We'll QSL 100% via bureau, but be 
sure the WRTC station has your call right.

The top 300 stations who make the most QSOs with WRTC teams win 
commemorative WRTC tee shirts.  Work all 52 different 1x1 callsigns to win a 
special commemorative deck of WRTC 96 playing cards.  Win a WRTC 96 letter 
opener endorsed for making 10, 25, 50, 75, or 100 QSOs on any combination of 
bands and modes.

To encourage multioperator stations in the IARU contest to work the WRTC 96 
stations, the operators of multiop stations are all eligible individually for 
any of these awards earned by the station in WRTC 96.  Each operator should 
apply for desired awards.

Two exhibition teams from Latvia and the People's Republic of China  will 
operate in WRTC 96 signing AH3C and AH3D.  These stations are "wildcards" 
that count in place of 1x1's toward the sweep award.

WRTC 96 will publish the list of stations qualifying for awards.  If you 
make the list and want to receive your award(s), send a self-addressed 
adhesive mailing label before December 31, 1996 with your name, callsign, and 
address to WRTC-96, Inc., c/o Rusty Epps, W6OAT, 651 Handley Trail, Redwood 
City, CA 94062, USA (epps at

For the letter opener or the playing cards, include $2.00 or 4 IRCs to
cover postage and handling; $5.00 or 10 IRCs for the tee shirt (include a 
note specifying your shirt size: S, M, L, XL or XXL).

Plaques will be awarded for the most QSOs with WRTC team stations from these 

World (no SF)             ITU Zone 6 (no SF)        ITU Zone 27
Africa                    ITU Zone 6 (SF)           ITU Zone 28
Asia                      ITU Zone 7                ITU Zone 29
Oceania                   ITU Zone 8                ITU Zone 37
South America             ITU Zone 11               ITU Zone 45
Canada                    ITU Zone 18

Major WRTC 96 sponsors are Icom, Yaesu, HRO, NCDXF, Shell and WJET-TV.  WRTC 
96 Web site is at

>From yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao)  Sat Jul 13 13:55:29 1996
From: yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao) (Esteban J. Morao)
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 08:55:29 -0400
Subject: SA016 /SA 044 and the CQ WW RTTY Expedition
Message-ID: <01BB709A.738CC360 at>

Hello Gang...
I be going home for the CQ WW RTTY test this upcoming september,  I be =
as Single op - Single Band (20 mts), I be going with my Dad  Luigi =
YV5ENI to  Los Monjes (sa-016) and will use the call 4M1I.  Dad will =
take care of all you IOTA lover in SSB, I will do CW before the test and =
maybe some satallite.

If the transportation to los Monjes failed will go to  La Tortuga =
(sa-044) and use 4M5I.  QSL manger I2CBM.

Hope to work all you guys from down there... I will set up more =
information on my home page... As well is posible that I set-up a =
Internet Link for the operation... I will keep you guys posted.

Steve W4/YV5DTA
yv5dta at

Steve Romagni Morao BSMIS
Systems Analyst=20
Allders International
e-mail:yv5dta at


>From k2mm at (John LastMinute Zapisek K2MM)  Sat Jul 13 19:05:17 1996
From: k2mm at (John LastMinute Zapisek K2MM) (John LastMinute Zapisek K2MM)
Date: Sat, 13 Jul 1996 11:05:17 -0700
Subject: Need Your IARU/WRTC Log!
Message-ID: <199607131805.LAA01594 at>

Dear IARU Participants:

Your log is wanted!  Please help us verify our WRTC competitors' logs by
sending us *your* IARU log via e-mail!

Our judges only have about 18 hours after the teams are finished to perform
the log checking process.  It would be wonderful to get some logs sent to us
right after our WRTC competitors finish at 0600Z on Sunday.  That's six
hours before the regular IARU finish.  Even a partial log from you will help
us some.

Send any log in plain-text format, or send CT logs in .BIN format, NA logs
in .QDF format, or TR logs in .DAT format.  If you use a binary format, be
sure to encode the data.

The address is wrtc-logs at

Thanks in advance for supporting this effort.

WRTC Log Checking Staff

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