51 and k6s

Gilmore Creek Geophysical Observatory kl7ra at icefog.gcgo.nasa.gov
Mon Jul 15 18:51:08 EDT 1996

One hour 3 minutes to go and no K6S. I heard them on 40 around 7032
a few hours ago but they moved before I could call. I still needed
about six others at that time so I wasn't too worried. Started
popping the rest off one by one on 40 cw but still no K6S. Where
are they? I'm now searching the bands. Up/down ssb/cw on 40 then 20
then back to 40. No packet here. The clock is ticking. I talk to
K9ZO. Ralph still needs a few. We exchange our want/have list like
trading baseball cards. I ask about their signals on 40 in w9 land.
I notice they seem to be in two groups of signal strength. Most are
s-9 on the nose, but a batch are weaker. He mentions they all seem
about the same just above the noise. Maybe he's not hearing the
weaker ones then. Their antennas may not be exactly the same height
or orientation. I may be in the 290 degree null on some. I can't
really tell on 20 or 15 because of the beams. No one is louder then
the other and only s-9 at best. Easy to search for them. Fast cw
with a s-9 or less signal. Pass by AH3C. He's been signing zone 6
all contest. Don't these people know he's not in the Pacific. Still
a big crowd is calling. AH3D is doing the same thing up freq a
ways. Maybe I should call them. Naw, need to keep searching for S.
No S anywhere. Where are you K6S. Searching, clock is ticking, no
S, searching, no S, no S, Is that S? No its H. Where are you S?
Clock ticks 0600z. You can tell the judges are watching. The 40 cw
spectrum drops to just a few pips on the second. 

No K6S. No tee-shirt (extra large). No letter opener. No card deck.
No 52 second shopping spree at AES. Nothing.   

KL7RA  51 and still counting Rich 

>From slazar19 at sgi.net (Spike Lazar)  Mon Jul 15 19:12:23 1996
From: slazar19 at sgi.net (Spike Lazar) (Spike Lazar)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 14:12:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Corrections
Message-ID: <199607151812.OAA02590 at orion.bv.sgi.net>

#4  K6P  VE3EJ & VE3IY   should be 2343 1313/1030,  NOT 2343 1313/1018
#47 W6J  SP6AZT & SP9FKQ should be 2023  805/1218,  NOT 2023  795/1238

Sorry, dr. B

>From gswanson at arrl.org (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW)  Mon Jul 15 20:13:00 1996
From: gswanson at arrl.org (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW) (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 15:13:00 -0400
Subject: FW: FW: IARU Comments/Score: KB1GW
Message-ID: <m0ufsCG-000f57C at mgate.arrl.org>

FYI...(TNX to: "DL7ANQ && SO6ANQ Waldek" for this information.)
From: waldemar
To: gswanson
Subject: Re: FW: IARU Comments/Score: KB1GW
Date: Monday, July 15, 1996 7:40PM

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Reply-to:      waldemar at zedat.fu-berlin.de
>> One "odd" call sign in my IARU log: HGM1H.

Hi Glenn:
this callsign is as odd as W6W is, it looks strange but it is ok. If CT has 
problem with, change your logging software, hi.

It is a special (millenium) station from Hungary, so what's odd with??
BTW there were some more odd (should I say "odder"?) station, as they were:
X50B:  Serbian Pirates in Bosnia i Hercegovina
T00SW: the "new" one from Seborga ( TzeeroZeeroSW)

BTW2: many Austrian hams use "OEM" as prefix this year, so don't miss them 
in next contest.

73, de DL7ANQ && SO6ANQ Waldek

>From bsmith at tx.ncsu.edu (Brent Smith)  Mon Jul 15 20:21:33 1996
From: bsmith at tx.ncsu.edu (Brent Smith) (Brent Smith)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 15:21:33 -0400
Subject: FIELD DAY 1996 High Scores / Curiosity
Message-ID: <960715152136.ZM7455 at nt2>

A question about field day ... With 6 bands (160 - 10) below 30 mhz, 
and 2 xmittrs each one each CW and SSB), that's 12.  Others could 
include one each for novice segments (on 40, 15 and 10), QRP, natural 
power, demo, and message traffic.  But I still have a tough time 
figuring out how any site could have over 15 to 20 SIMULTANEOUSLY 
TRANSMITTED signals below 30 mhz (since 6m, VHF, UHF, satellites and 
packet do not count).  I know I must be forgetting something.  I do not 
mean to imply that I object in any way for anyone to have any number of 
simultaneously transmitted signals, but I can not figure out how it's 
done.  The two main things I can not figure out is (a) how do they keep 
from clobbering each other if they double up on band/modes, and (b) how 
can you put that many antennas in a 1000 foot circle?  Please no 
flames, I am genuinely curious.
					--- Brent --- KO4PY ---

>From gswanson at arrl.org (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW)  Mon Jul 15 21:29:00 1996
From: gswanson at arrl.org (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW) (Swanson, Glenn,  KB1GW)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 16:29:00 -0400
Subject: Compiling a list of IARU HQ stations?
Message-ID: <m0uftNR-000f5yC at mgate.arrl.org>

>From my CT file: "IARU96.MUL"

             HQ Multipliers Worked (in 1996) by KB1GW:

   13-Jul-96  1341  SSB          15   W1AW/3       59  ARRL
   13-Jul-96  1343  SSB          15   LY0HQ        59  LRMD
   13-Jul-96  1505  SSB          20   W1AW/3       59  ARRL
   13-Jul-96  1547  SSB          20   S50HQ        59  ZRS
   13-Jul-96  1723  SSB          15   L75AA        59  RCA
   13-Jul-96  1805  SSB          20   LY0HQ        59  LRMD
   13-Jul-96  1807  SSB          20   HG96HQ       59  MRASZ
   13-Jul-96  1823  SSB          20     GB5HQ        59  RSGB
   13-Jul-96  1831  SSB          20   OM6HQ        59  SARA
   13-Jul-96  1837  SSB          40   W1AW/3       59  ARRL
   13-Jul-96  1842  SSB          80   W1AW/3       59  ARRL
   13-Jul-96  1955  SSB          15   DA0HQ        59  DARC
   13-Jul-96  2000  SSB          15   HG96HQ       59  MRASZ
   13-Jul-96  2037  SSB          20   EM5HQ        59  UARL
   13-Jul-96  2038  SSB          20   I2MQP        59  ARI
   13-Jul-96  2049  SSB          10   ON4UBA       59  UBA
   13-Jul-96  2104  SSB          10   HG96HQ       59  MRASZ
   13-Jul-96  2116  SSB          15   OM6HQ        59  SARA
   13-Jul-96  2116  SSB          15   OL9HQ        59  CRC
   13-Jul-96  2119  SSB          15   YU0HQ        59  SRJ
   13-Jul-96  2120  SSB          15   SK0HQ        59  SSA
   13-Jul-96  2231  SSB          20     YP0A         59  FRR
   13-Jul-96  2241  SSB          20   DA0HQ        59  DARC
   13-Jul-96  2243  SSB          20   YU0HQ        59  SRJ
   13-Jul-96  2245  SSB          20   OL9HQ        59  CRC
   13-Jul-96  2246  SSB          20   L75AA        59  RCA
   13-Jul-96  2306  SSB          20   ON4UBA       59  UBA
   14-Jul-96  0032  SSB          40   DA0HQ        59  DARC
   14-Jul-96  0035  SSB          40   HG96HQ       59  MRASZ
   14-Jul-96  0048  SSB          40   YP0A         59  FRR
   14-Jul-96  0233  SSB          80   HG96HQ       59  MRASZ
   14-Jul-96  0243  SSB          40   OM6HQ        59  SARA
   14-Jul-96  0250  SSB          40   YU0HQ        59  SRJ
   14-Jul-96  0452  SSB          40   L75AA        59  RCA


>From kbalmforth at msmail2.hac.com (Balmforth, Kevin D)  Mon Jul 15 21:49:50 1996
From: kbalmforth at msmail2.hac.com (Balmforth, Kevin D) (Balmforth, Kevin D)
Date: 15 Jul 1996 12:49:50 -0800
Subject: GAP Titan antenna comments?
Message-ID: <n1374686481.96370 at MSMAIL2.HAC.COM>

Anybody have experience with the GAP Titan antenna?  I'm considering buying
one for the company radio club.  Thanks - Kevin NC6U

>From n4zr at contesting.com (Pete Smith)  Mon Jul 15 21:43:53 1996
From: n4zr at contesting.com (Pete Smith) (Pete Smith)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 13:43:53 -0700
Subject: WRTC Kudos
Message-ID: <199607152043.NAA03669 at dfw-ix1.ix.netcom.com>

At 10:19 AM 7/15/96 -0500, John Warren wrote:
>As everyone has said: a FANTASTIC job, and congratulations to Jeff and Dan.
>Of course, Jeff's real callsign is KR0Y/5 - we would expect a Texan to win
>Seriously - I think the W6Q team of 9A3A/S53R deserve special
>congratulations. In a contest like this, despite major efforts to equalize
>the stations, etc,  it's inevitable that the "home teams" (this time the
>North Americans) will have at least a slight advantage. That doesn't spoil
>the fun. 9A3A and S53R in 8th place were the only "visiting team", whose
>native language isn't English, to crack the top 13. Great performance!
>John, NT5C.
Amen!  In fact, having operated from central Europe briefly, I can only
imagine how initially disorienting it must be for these guys to operate on
the West Coast of the U.S.  Granted, these are great ops, but none of your
instincts work right when you're on the other end of an 8-9 timezone spread
from home.

WRTC was great fun for the rest of us too.  All of the ops and the
organizers deserve a lot of credit.  Maybe next time in Europe?  Or does the
critical mass of available, modest, similar stations only exist in US
metropolitan areas? 
73, Pete Smith N4ZR (ex W8QZR, HL9TM, K4FOK, 3B8DT)
n4zr at contesting.com 

>From dave at egh.com (David Clemons)  Mon Jul 15 22:12:00 1996
From: dave at egh.com (David Clemons) (David Clemons)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 17:12:00 -0400
Subject: Personal reflections on IARU/WRTC (long)
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9607151728.A19698-0100000 at newman.egh.com>

        As has been said before by many, congratulations are due to all
contestants, and thanks to all judges, hosts, and sponsors.  I hope that
covers everybody because the results indicate a job well done on
everybody's part.  I think the pre-event publicity, including the awards
which were announced for working 1x1 stations, had a great effect on the
final scores by these WRTC folks.  (When was the last time we saw 52 100w
stations with tribanders and dipoles make 1500-2500 qsos in 18 hours of
the IARU contest?)  I worked the contest as a HP CW entry and managed to
work 50 of them without going out of my way to find them, but a couple
times I found myself staying in a mini-pileup longer than I would for
anything except a new DXCC country.  I imagine that others did the same in
order for the QSO totals to be so high.

        I think I saw a mail message in which AH6NB predicted W6X to be #1
because only that station moved him to several other bands.  Very perceptive!
That technique, used liberally,  could explain why they led in mults.

        Various people have mentioned the relative signal strengths of the
1x1 stations.  I am located in SE Mass, and I found every 1x1 station to be
weak (in the range of 519 to 549).  When I found several on the same band in
the space of a few minutes, the signal strengths were the same.  The
difference between these signals and other W6's which I know were using amps
and yagis was like the difference between night and day.  (Actually, I'm only
saying this to prevent all these great operators from capitalizing on their
newfound secret weapon by going home and dismantling their super-stations.
Their scores are already high enough, don't you think?)

        Conditions here were varied, to say the least.  Large parts of the
contest were as I might expect with Flux=74 and A=10 WWV readings.  Was I
ever surprised when 10 meters opened up to Europe.  It opened several times
for a few EU contacts, then opened wide to western Europe for some extended
time period.  40 was a pleasant surprise in the late dark hours as I worked
more pacific zones there than I did on 20.

        I too noticed all the 1x1 stations I worked were quite proficient
in high speed cw, but a few had to query me for a fill in my call.  I
attribute this to the generally lousy conditions between SE Mass and the
west coast.  I also worked AH3C and they sounded just like all the others.
Only one of the 1x1 stations called me, but I guess with rates as high as
they were, there was little need to S&P except if they heard a new mult.

        All in all, it was a great contest(s).

73, Dave Clemons K1VUT

>From k3sa at access.digex.net (Steven Affens)  Mon Jul 15 22:30:01 1996
From: k3sa at access.digex.net (Steven Affens) (Steven Affens)
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 17:30:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: WRTC call signs
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.94.960715172637.737B-100000 at access1.digex.net>

Bob not to worry..your link to the picture galleries  and updates goes to
the page I,ve made on CQ CONTEST... there I,ve put up a link to the wrtc
scores.  http://www.access.digex.net/~cqmag
Then go to Contest Info

73 and get some rest.


Steven C. Affens
k3sa at access.digex.net

On Mon, 15 Jul 1996, R P WOLBERT wrote:

> We will post the winners, the scores, the callsigns, the "secret true
> identities", etc. of the competitors on the WRTC web page as soon as I
> can catch up on some sleep!
> http://ourworld/compuserve.com/homepages/n6ip
> 73 de Bob, N6IP
> On Sun, 14 Jul 96 13:28 EST 0002104829 at mcimail.com (RONALD KLEIN) writes:
> >-- [ From: Ron Klein * EMC.Ver #2.3 ] --
> >
> >Is there going to be a post disclosing who was assigned what calls in 
> >the WRTC?
> >
> >I had little time, got on late, and missed the one station I wanted to 
> >work....
> >so it goes.
> >
> >73,
> >
> >Ron - W0OSK
> >

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