need help

kony at kony at
Wed Jul 17 11:14:23 EDT 1996

>Hi everyboby,
>i have a friend ( pp5ua) that have a big problem with computer interference, 
>in his station.  The interference is much important in 40 and 80m band. 
>He has the antennas very near to his house and when he turns on the computer 
>the reception on 40 and 80m are blocked.
>He tried many things but the interference is there.
>I would like to ask for some help because i don't know how to help him!!!
>Best regards,
>Sergio PP5JR also PQ0MM ZX5J

 Hi Sergio.

  I think this problem occer by his friends Display equipment . So, CRT Display.
  He should exchange from  old CRT Dipslay  to New MRP2 or MRP95 or TCO type one.
  Might improved his interference situation.

CU in 10m . 73! 

Kony JH9VSF   (JA9YBA -> NANAO Co. -> I.O Device Inc.)
                  I'm device driver enginner for Graphics Accel. Very Busy now.

>From 0006940731 at (Bill Rinker)  Wed Jul 17 03:14:00 1996
From: 0006940731 at (Bill Rinker) (Bill Rinker)
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 96 21:14 EST
Subject: WRTC
Message-ID: <20960717021402/0006940731DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

CONGRATS! to ALL the WRTC team members.  Great successful contest by some of
world's best OPS.  Very, very impressive, especially CW.

CONGRATS! to the entire WRTC organization (organizers, planners, hosts,
judges & sponsors).  

Bill   NE9Z/7

ne9z at

>From bernie.mcclenny at (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)  Wed Jul 17 11:23:47 1996
From: bernie.mcclenny at (Bernie McClenny, WR3E) (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 03:23:47 -0700
Subject: W1AW/3 Results + writeup
Message-ID: <31ECBF33.6406 at>

IARU HF Championship -- 1996
                       ARRL Headquarters Station
                           Glenwood, Maryland
      Call: W1AW/3 (W3LPL QTH)        Country:  United States
                                     Category: Headquarters Station
      160      333      433     1.30      8      3
       80      671     1145     1.71     23      7
       40     1627     3839     2.36     33     14
       20     2619     7473     2.85     49     21
       15     1628     5062     3.11     33     16
       10     1139     3195     2.81     20     16
     Totals   8017    21147     2.64    166     77

                 Score: 5,139,207 points

Operators were:  AA3NM, K3DI, K3NA, K3RA, KA2AEV, KJ4VG, N3ADL, N3QYA,

My original intentions were to video this event and stay out of the way.
I was doing fine until Doug, N3ADL asked me if I wanted to sit down on
20 meters for a while.  I thought about it for about 2 seconds and said
sure.  That was the best hour I have ever had @ Franks!

This was a joint effort by members of the Potomac Valley Radio Club and
the Frankford Radio Club.  All transmitters, antennas and operators were
located at W3LPL.  QSL's will be automatically sent to every station
from ARRL Headquarters.

10 Meters:  This was the big surprise band for the weekend.  We worked
about 400 europeans.  We worked three in the first couple of hours
(JX7DFA was one of them).  We had a about 270 along with a lot of USA
between 1930z and 0145z.  And then the biggest surprise was from 0700Z
on until the end of the contest we worked about 130 more.  There was no
flutter at all, and all signals peaked on their true headings.  We knew
Bertha was over the path, and it may have set up enough wind shear to
account for the polar path opening with Es conditions on 10 and 15
meters.  One more surprise was JA7OWD at 0525Z directly over the pole.
Our best hour on 10 meters was 2100-2200z with 122 qsos.  We only worked
4 South Americans, 0 Caribbeans, 1 African, 3 Oceania.

15 Meters:  Nice run of Europeans from 0613z to the end.  Worked JA1XRP
@ 0531Z, 5Z4BZ @ 0614z, VS6BG @ 1136z along with other JA's.  Best hour
on 15 meters was 1800-1900z with 151 qsos.

20 Meters:  This is where the bulk of our QSO's were made.  We had 13
hours @ rates over 100.  Biggest hours were 13z w/ 189, 12z w/ 171 and
16z w/ 164.  We  should have spent more time looking for Europeans on 20
meters SSB.

40 Meters: Our best hours on 40 meters were between the hours of 0100z
and 0500z.  All four hours the rate was over 100 per hour.  It was nice
to point the top antenna to the west coast and have the bottom fixed on
Europe.  Noise from the storm was a factor but not nearly as much as it
was on 80 and 160 meters.

80 Meters:  Conditions were definitely hurt by the extreme noise
generated by the thunder storms from hurricane Bertha.  Many passes were
made to 40 and 160.  Lots of Canadian activity.  Very little long DX
worked or heard.  Very little South American activity on the band
considering it is winter down there.  Our best hour was 0500z with 69

160 Meters:  Same as 80 meters, very noisy and lots of passing from
other bands.  Our best hour was 0000z with 38 QSO's.  We only worked 4
Europeans on this band and 3 of them were IARU HQ stations, So we only
worked zone 27!  We spent about 2 hours trying to work some ZL but never
did get his call, Sorry whoever that was, it was noisy.

IARU HQ Stations:  We had 77 QSO's with IARU headquarters stations.  It
hurts missing all those HQ stations on 40, 80 and 160 meters.  I hope
RAC (Canada) makes a better effort next year, we missed VY1RAC
completely.  I heard someone work him but I could not hear him.  We
missed 8J3XHQ/JARL and EI0RTS/IRTS, both were spotted on our packet
cluster.  Where were the following IARU HQ stations: SP0HQ/SN9C/SQ0DXC,
LZ7A, ZA1A, IY2ARI/IR2MQP, 4V100RC, HB9A, 4U1ITU, 9V1ARU, T70A, P20A,
IARU countries can get special HQ callsigns, especially in North

CALL     HQ         QSOS
OM6HQ    SARA       6
HG96HQ   MARSZ      6
ON4UBA   UBA        5
YU0HQ    SRJ        5
YP0A     FRR        5
S50HQ    ZRS        5
DA0HQ    DARC       5
PI4AA    VERON      5
GB5HQ    RSGB       4
OL9HQ    CRC        4
LY0HQ    LRMD       4
SK0HQ    SKA        4
R3HQ     SRR        3
L75AA    RCA        3
SV1SV    RAAG       2
ES4MM    ITN        2
ER7A     ARM        2
EM5HQ    UARL       2
OI1X     SRAL       2
Z30M     RSM        2
LX0RL    RL         1

WRTC Stations:  This event added 190 QSOs to our log.  We worked each of
the 54 stations at least once.  Unfortunately we were unable to really
chase these guys and help them out without seriously hurting our score.
At one point a good number of WRTC stations were on 10 meters CW, and
since our time was limited on CW we concentrated on trying to call WRTC
stations expecially. Sometimes this had the bad effect of reversing the
pileup from the WRTC station to calling W1AW/3 which was bad. We had to
send the exchange to one WRTC station four times for all the stateside
callers suddenly calling W1AW.  But we immediately left those
frequencies after working the WRTC stations.  On 10 meters the WRTC
stations seemed to all have very equal signals.  Also most of the WRTC
stations on 40 meters were equal, 1 or 2 were down from the rest.  We
worked the following WRTC stations:

K6G, K6M, K6X, W6S, W6T, W6X (congrats Danny and Jeff)

K6B, K6C, K6D, K6E, K6F, K6I, K6P, K6S, K6U, K6V, K6W, K6Y, W6B, W6C,
W6D, W6F, W6I, W6O, W6Q, W6R, W6U, W6V, W6Y

K6A, K6J, K6K, K6L, K6O, K6Q, K6R, K6T, K6Z, W6A, W6G, W6H, W6J, W6K,
W6L, W6N, W6P, W6W, W6Z, AH3C

K6N, W6E, W6M


I sure would like to hear how the other IARU HQ stations did, especially
HG96HQ who seems to have a lock on this contest.  If you have any
information please send it to me.  Thanks and 73 de Bernie, WR3E

>From n3rr at (Bill Hider)  Wed Jul 17 04:52:43 1996
From: n3rr at (Bill Hider) (Bill Hider)
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 23:52:43 -0400
Subject: N3RR Open House 8/3/96, Program.
Message-ID: < at>

All contesters and others interested in amateur radio are invited to the
N3RR open house on Saturday, August 3, 1996. Here's the program:

12:00 Noon..... Party begins with drinks and lively conversation with the
"local"                 MD/DC/VA area hams.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ... O'Brian's Pit Bar-b-Cue serves pork and beef buffet
(menu below) from their "mobile pit". (They'll have to shut down precisely
at 3:00 to avoid additional costs.)  (We're told that they will bring enough
food for essentially all-you-can-eat!)

3:00 - 4:00  .......  Mike Martin, PEPCO's interference expert will conduct
a presentation and demonstration of high-voltage generated interference to
amateur radio gear.  Mike will have his PEPCO interference tracking truck
available for actual tracking expedition/demonstration on-site.  Mike also
says he'll stay and explain/demonstrate interference to amateur radio
frequencies as long as there are questions!

2:00 - 5:00 .... N3RR's  Harmonics (Brian, 12 and Brittney, 9) will host
games for kids, including water balloon toss, volleyball, tug-o-war, garden
hose watering of hot kids in bathing suits (so, have the kids bring their
bathing suits) <Assumes good wx>, etc..

12:00 'til ??? ......  Tour/demonstration of N3RR's mega-tower station.  If
the P5 is "ON", attendees can use their own call to try to break through the
west coast curtain!

The food/drink menu is:

Beef and Pork Barbecue Buffet
Barbecue beans
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Kaiser or dinner rolls
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
Budweiser Beer Keg and Coors Lite Keg

I'm requesting donations to offset the cost of this "affair".  The quoted
cost of the food (not including beer or tent) is $15.80 for adults.

There will be hot dogs for kids who don't want the Barbcue.  (Half price for
kids, whatever they choose.)

AND we'll also have a special dessert as well!

We'll have a 20 x 40 foot tent set up to protect us from the elements.
Please bring your own chairs to sit on or use the grassy areas or
inside-the-house sitting areas.

We've just refurbished the basement of the house, so this will really be an
open house!

PLEASE RSVP TO ME BY JULY 26, 1996 with the number of adults and
children!!!!!!!  I'm ordering the quantity of food necessary for those
attending, please let me know!!!

Hope to see you on Saturday, August 3, 1996!!!


Bill, N3RR at CAIS.COM

>From hwardsil at (Ward Silver)  Wed Jul 17 04:57:59 1996
From: hwardsil at (Ward Silver) (Ward Silver)
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 20:57:59 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: N0AX-WRTC Observations
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.93.960716203554.25825F-100000 at>

Hi to everyone - 

I was delighted to see all of you "professional contesters" put in an
appearance on Saturday.  Listening to my team EA1AK and EA4KR go at it was
like paging through the VZL contester listing.  Sort of a high-speed
Romper Room; "I see W5ASP and K1ZX and W0CP and ..." 

As a referee, it was deliciously hard to not leap from my chair and seize
the keyboard!  Sweet agony!  I believe that some of the high rate from the
participants can be attributed to the intense pursuit by you guys and gals
all day and into the night.  Well done to all and when do we do it again? 

Notes -

Best moment for our team W6U - calling CQ on 14060 and having 3V8BB coming
back on the first call!  The host, myself, and the team all just about hit
the ceiling as the call came through the headphones.

EA4KR, Julio - awesome to watch him whittle an intense 40 SSB pileup in
the last hour to the last caller in minutes.  It was like crumbling dry
leaves...he's very smooth, no wasted energy.

Nacho, EA4KR - now named "Chip" by me - really cranked it up on 40CW
towards the concentration.

My guys were really impressive.  The only gear that they were able to
bring was their Spanish-language keyboard and a paddle.  Everything else
was completely new to them.  They didn't even wind up using the keyboard,
so imagine using a wierd keyboard in a contest.  And they made 2000 QSOs
in 18 to watch and listen to them!  Awesome competitors...easy
to see why they turn in such big scores from EA8 and EA9.

Our host's XYL, Myrna really put out a feed for us all day long.  It's too
bad that contesters don't really eat much due to tension and nervous
energy.  However, the team judge did his best (burp!).  W6JD, Doug, was
very gracious and attentive, listening to almost the whole contest, as
well.  Nice folks that made us really feel welcome...thank you!

W1AW/3 - the northernmost station we heard on 10 and about 3 s-units
louder than K1ZX and AC1O.  What a signal all day long.  Nice job, you
guys...hope you bring home the HQ prize.

The Liar's Net was pretty spectacular on the patio outside the hotel as
the teams rolled back in.  Rumors were abundant and exciting.  No-one knew
who would survive the "Nortonizing" log-checking in room 125, but the raw
QSO totals were really awesome.  Not much sleep for anyone that
night...pure adrenaline and effervescence!

The whole event went really smoothly, although I knew the committee was
running triple-time behind the scenes.  There were around 300 people to
take care of, including guests.  About five times the size of the WRTC-90
in terms of sheer humanity.  We loved being there and soaking it all up.

Maybe more later...I'm glad I didn't set "nomail" because it's been fun
reading all the messages.  For "Chip" and Julio, thanks for the QSOs!!

73, Ward N0AX

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Wed Jul 17 06:01:22 1996
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 19:01:22 -1000
Subject: WRTC from Kauai
Message-ID: < at>

At 11:55 PM 7/16/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Jim,
>Did you work W6T on 40m CW around 02Z?  I was the op and thought you called
me and exchanged reports, but then I asked for a repeat and got nothing.
Then assumed you were working someone else and removed it from the log.
Bummer since we needed you for a double mult on 40!
>Randy, K5ZD

Aloha Randy,

I have you in my log twice on CW:

        7/13    2246    14003

        7/14    0502     7030.9

I am sure you/someone acknowledged the QSO at 0502,  early in the
final hour of the 'test.  It's not in your log??

But I was still on 20 M around 02Z,  as it was only 4 in the afternoon
here then, and 40 was not useful!! But I was listening hard on 20,  but
heard no signals until about 0317,  when K6P came thru on SSB,  14175.1.
I did then go to 40 CW,  and worked W6X, W6G and K6S before 0355,  then 40
died,  so went back to 20 CW.

I am truly sorry if you did not log the 05Z QSO and get the credit you
should have recv'd!!

73,  Jim, AH6NB

>From palooka at (Joe Pontek, K8JP)  Wed Jul 17 06:14:27 1996
From: palooka at (Joe Pontek, K8JP) (Joe Pontek, K8JP)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 00:14:27 -0500
Subject: WRTC @ W9DXCC
Message-ID: <199607170514.AAA11005 at>

Hi Barry,
I'll pass this along to KB9CRY, iphil at, in the case he missed 
it. Check the W9DXCC Webb page. 
>-- [ From: Barry Martz * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] --
>Hi All.
>Only spent a couple hours in contest and hit 49+AH3 stns.
>GREAT OP's!  That's why it was so fun!  Only had to send repeat call twice! 
>Love to listen to their cw.  I wish....
>Anyway, is there any program schedule for W9DXCC this year?
>Any chance of a program on WRTC?
>Congrats to the WRTC Group.  GREAT JOB.  
>73 de Barry/KI8W
73, K8Joe"Palooka"

K8JP, K8JP/VA2, VP5/K8JP, VP5JP, ex-K8HKM, ex-KN8HKM
palooka at

snail mail:
Joe Pontek, K8JP
P. O. Box 59573
Schaumburg, IL 60159-0573
(847) 885-8871 (home)
(847) 519-7420 (work)
(847) 619-3250 (FAX)

>From 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson)  Wed Jul 17 07:40:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 96 01:40 EST
Subject: Rig Correction
Message-ID: <52960717064025/0005543629DC3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Earlier, I posted a list of station QTH, antennas and rigs of the top
six WRTC stations.  K1ZZ mentioned to me that Jeff and Dan had not
used the TS930 they brought, but used the IC765 of the station owner
WA6AHF.  So the first line of my post should read as follows:

Call Op#1  Op#2  Judge Host   QTH          Ant      40m Rig A    Rig B

W6X  KR0Y  K1TO  UA6HZ WA6AHF San Lorenzo  TH6 at 50'   Dp IC765    IC765

and the first line of the manufacturers listing should read:

1  Hy-Gain     Icom     Icom

The TH7 at NQ6X has been confirmed by KM9P.  I'm hoping that the
stations, awards and publicity committees will pick up this thread and
complete it.

As an aside, I doubt there are anywhere near 100 volunteer workers in
the WRTC 96 organization.  I would guess there's a core of less than
35, so you can see why we were working triple time!

However, the stations were carefully checked out, more than once.  Feed-
lines were checked and replaced if lossy, SWR was checked and corrected
if things didn't seem right, locations on hilltops or sloping ground
were rejected as unfairly advantaged.  The station committee did a very
thorough job that anyone who saw it would approve.  As another example,
I personally measured the passband and stopband of each of the 200
I.C.E. band filters used in the stations at the option of the operators.

As a contester and radio engineer myself, I'm satisfied that we provided
a level playing field, with the biggest variations being differences in
QSB because of the substantial distance between stations and differences
in orientation of antennas.  The winners did a heck of a job to stand
out from the superb level of the other champs!

73 de Dave, W6QHS

>From i4jmy at (la)  Wed Jul 17 08:48:41 1996
From: i4jmy at (la) (la)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 96 03:48:41 -0400
Message-ID: <555 at>

Message-Id: <555_migate>
From: i4jmy at n8it.#nwmi.mi.usa.noam (la)
To: cq-contest at

    Is there anyone havin' WRTC breakdowns BAND by BAND of ALL the
    WRTC stations ??

    I'd like to see it, but even better if it will be placed here
    for everyone in the CQ-contest reflector.

    Thank You.

>From w5kft at (Bryan Edwards)  Wed Jul 17 12:27:48 1996
From: w5kft at (Bryan Edwards) (Bryan Edwards)
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 06:27:48 -0500
Subject: OklaComm (AH9B)& Tucker Elect (WM5G)Merge
Message-ID: <199607171127.GAA30605 at>

        I am posting the following information
because it pertains to two major DX'ers/Contesters
Craig Boyer AH9B and Jim Tucker WM5G.

DALLAS July 16-Tucker Electronics Company, a distributor
of new and reconditioned test and measurement equipment, 
amateur and shortwave radios, and electronic hobbyist 
products announced today it had agreed to purchase 
substantially all of the assets and the trademark 
Okla Comm Center from an Oklahom Corporation owned and
operated by D. Craig Boyer AH9B.

Tucker plans to consolidate Okla Comm with its retail and
mail order operation in Garland, Texas.  Craig Boyer will 
participate on Tucker's Advisory Board to assist the company
in continuining to grow its amateur radio business.  John F.
Holloran, Jr., Tucker's EVP and COO said "this acquisition is
a win-win for everyone.  Our customers will now receive the 
Best Price, Best Service, Best Total Value Guarantee on the
full line of Yaesu products, and Craig will be able to 
pursue other interests while staying actively involved in the 
amateur radio community, including his involvement in the 
Oklahoma DX Association and Tucker. "

        This acquisition makes Tucker one of the largest 
amateur radio dealers in the country operating out of a 
single location.  The company will continue to identify 
acquisition opportunities that will allow it to meet its
growth objectives.  The company's president, Jim Tucker 
WM5G, said "our investments in people, technology, print
and on-line catalogs over the past year have positioned 
the company to expand its existing businesses.  We are 
excited to have YAESU and Craig Boyer on our team"


I talked with Craig AH9B on Tuesday and he told me that
he was going to be spending his full time on the 
commercial real estate business that he has been involved
in for a number of years in addition to running Okla Comm.

His main thrust will be devoted to a single business, 
commercial real estate, and to building a new super
contest station at his new home (presently under 
construction) near Oklahoma City.  

Jim Tucker WM5G has a super contest station in 
the Dallas area where Jeff Steinman KR0Y and others
have operated in recent years setting many contest 

Best of luck to both of them!!

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