WRTC Auction

Jerry Fray jefray at comsys.net
Wed Jul 24 09:12:22 EDT 1996

David & Barbara Leeson wrote:
> WRTC 96 is offering the following new manufacturer-donated equipment for
> sale at wholesale prices:
>                                                              Minimum bid
> Icom IC706 ultra-compact HF/VHF all-mode transceiver (5)        $1170
> Yaesu FT1000MP xcvr, DSP, Collins filters, RS-232C, dual rx     $2730
> Yaesu FT900CAT compact xcvr, Collins filt, AT, detach panel (5) $1345
> Hy-Gain DX 77 vertical, 40-10 incl. WARC, 29'                    $295
> Hy-Gain TH3 Mk4 3-el tribander                                   $288
> US Tower MA550 crank-up 55' steel mast (gift cert)               $879
> We have (5) ea. of the IC706 and FT900CAT.  All units are brand new in
> the box, with manufacturer's guarantee, and are in our possession for
> immediate delivery.  Bids should be sent by email or DX Packet Cluster
> on or before 0000z Friday, May 31, 1996.  Units will be sold immediately
> upon receipt of the first bid that is 10% above the minimum for the
> item.  We can deliver preemptive-bid items at Dayton.
> Any amount paid over the minimum bid price is considered a donation to
> WRTC and is tax-deductible if paid separately to the WRTC 06 Fund,
> Northern California DX Foundation.
> 73 de Dave Leeson, W6QHS, Treasurer
> WRTC 96, Inc., a California non-profit public benefit corporation
> P. O. Box 1, Los Altos, CA 94023-0001
> dbleeson at mcimail.com  or  leeson at nova.stanford.edu
> Thanks for the bandwidth, folks!
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Hmmmmmmmm - Sounds like a good buy or three here and I probably would 
bid on another 706 BUT.......wasn't this posted a little after the May 
31, 1996 cutoff date? Or am I missing some subtle humor here?

Jerry, KB9NMU

>From aa8u at voyager.net (AA8U)  Wed Jul 24 20:45:54 1996
From: aa8u at voyager.net (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 15:45:54 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: ZK1 DXpedition
Message-ID: <199607241945.PAA28442 at vixa.voyager.net>

Hello Loren,

We have returned after a most successful trip to Rarotonga. Thanks to
Kenwood and you it was a very enjoyable trip. 

The PS-40 will be shipped to you very soon. It performed flawlessly,
powering all our 12vdc equipment. There was no trace of any switching noise
in any of the equipment. (this included an FT-900AT, Laptop PC, Timewave
DSP-59+, etc.) The power there was 240VAC 50HZ and the power supply never
gave us anything but the greatest performance we could expect. 

The carry case is really neat. You should advertize it more! I carried the
radio and PC in this as carry-on baggage. It was comfortable to carry and
protected the equipment very well. The side pocket was handy for stuffing
the travel documents, passports, boarding passes, tickets, etc. and made
them readily available throughout our journey.

We are very grateful for your support and thank you very much for all you
and Kenwood have done for us. I have the logo disks, and will see to it that
the picture qsl cards have your logo on them. 

I have made arrangements for lodging on Manihiki in the North Cooks as we
plan to return in November of '97 or '98 depending on finances to operate
CQWW DX CW and a lot of low band DX for a week. This will be part of a three
week trip, two  weeks will be on Rarotonag again in the South Cooks. I have
received many requests to provide RTTY Q's on the next trip and this we will
do as well. 

I hope you don't mind my copying this to the reflectors as you certainly
deserve to be recognized world wide for the support you so graciously and
generously provided.

Thanks again from the ZK1 team,

ZK1AAU  (aa8u at voyager.net)
President: Mad River Contest Club

At 10:57 AM 6/10/96 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Bruce:
>Thanks for the phone call earlier. We would be happy to provide you 
>with a PS-40 to use on the trip and return when you come back. Also,  I 
>will  a custom TS-50S travel case that was designed to carry the 
>TS-50S, AT-50, PS-40, and other related items. Unfortunately we could 
>not come up with an extra TS-50S. I will tell our ad agency to send the 
>Kenwood logo to you.
>All items will be sent to your Ford Road address.
>Good luck on your trip.

>From n0dh at comtch.iea.com (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House)  Wed Jul 24 15:53:36 1996
From: n0dh at comtch.iea.com (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House) (Nawvemburr Zeeero Dawg House)
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 07:53:36 -0700
Subject: HF9-V.
References: <EuOItajYnZD1HOAM*@MHS>
Message-ID: <31F638F0.55C9 at comtch.iea.com>

NRJ.ERJKMO at memo.ericsson.se wrote:

> Hello all. Does anybody use HF9-V by Butternut and how it is?
> Moe. JN3WYD/7N2MMX


For nearly 10 years the HF9V (actually HF6V in those days 
+160M kit +12/17M Kit)was my only antenna. With the exception
of 160M I have over 200 countries on each of the other 8 bands. Two
years ago I finally moved to the country where I have 15 acres
and lots of tall trees. I now have lots of wire arrays and dipoles
up really high and they all out perform the The butternut which 
is is still my all band backup antenna. 

Overview by band.

160M: About as effecient as a "tree stump". Definitely a 
compromise antenna" for this band. I did however work 3Y0PI on 
160M SSB using the B'nut, good for local rag chews. 2:1 VSWR 
Bandwidth is about 20KHZ. If you get more bandwidth than this
your ground system is no good!

80M: I have worked some pretty impressive DX on 80 and have
almost 250 countires here. I was never the first one through
in a pile up but I do get through. The Bandwidth on this band
with a good ground system is abouit 60KHZ. I used to mark the
antenna with electrical tape, run out and slide the coil up
and down depending on wheter I was working CW (3505) or SSB at
3795. Later I modofied the unit with a remotely operated vaccumn 
variable cap instead of the fixed cap which allowed me to "tune" 
the band. Comparing it to a full sized ground plane the full 
sized vertical is about 1 sunit stronger.

40M: Definitely the B'Nut's best band. 2:1 bandwidth about 175Khz

30M: Works ok

20M: A three element tribander its not but you can work anything 
you can hear on CW and about 1/2 of what you hear on SSB.

17M: The tunning of the antenna is a little tricky on this band
but not impossible.

15M: Again Tunning can be a little tricky here because you have to
resonate the decoupling stub as well as the length of the antenna itself.

12M: Works ok but see comments on 10 M

10M: Works Ok but not as good as a low dipole (8 meter high
dipole will generally out perfrom teh B'nut on this band and 12M).
Because of the small size and relative low heights if your serious
about 10 and 12 meters put up low dipoles instead.

The secret to doing anything with this antenna  is a good ground system.
In general I always had better luck with it roof mounted and 4 resonant
radials for each band (36 all together). Since I lived in reneted housing
for many years I never was able to put down a really good ground system
when I ground mounted the antenna.The radials need not always be in a
straight line, but should NEVER cross over each other. I set a wooden 
ence on fire once when running a KW on 80M and the 80 meter radial
arced to the 160M radial! My butternut is now mounted on top of a 
5M high steel barn with a 10M x 15M steel roof with (no radials) it 
plays as good or better than it vere did.

Hope everyone finds this of interest

>From foggie at dtx.net (foggie)  Tue Jul 23 19:18:51 1996
From: foggie at dtx.net (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 13:18:51 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: WARNING!
Message-ID: <XFMail.960723132521.foggie at dtx.net>

On 24-Jul-96 ac1o at gate.net wrote:
>>At 12:33 AM 7/24/96 EST, Eugene Walsh wrote:
>>Anyone who does not like anchovies on anything
>>cannot be trusted with other, less important,
>>CONTEST type stuff.
>Mr. Walsh, Sir:
>After unruffling my feathers, and after the most careful consideration, I
>have to admit that you are, indeed, correct in your assessment.  (Especially
>regarding the "cannot be trusted with... CONTEST type stuff".)  Many many
>thanks, Sir, for sharing your Lesson In Life with me.   

I beg to differ. Is it not obvious that anyone who eats anchovies on pizza 
has had their ment facilities so impaired as to not have proper judgement?
how then could they be a contester when they could not make the right
decision over such a momentous thing as anchovies? something minor like 
S&P may be within their grasp, but the overall startegy of the contest? I
doubt it.

Besides is it not obvious that Mr. Walsh has an inate fear of the LaTex
Rookies? As such I can barely wonder that he also would like anchovies.

>P. S.  I don't care; I still think even fresh anchovies smell rotten, no
>matter how much cheap pizza sauce you cover 'em with.  Maybe they smell
>differently, though, when you live downwind of all those refineries in New
><subtle humor, on throughout this posting, now off>

Al - kk5zx

>From slazar19 at sgi.net (Spike Lazar)  Fri Jul 26 12:57:58 1996
From: slazar19 at sgi.net (Spike Lazar) (Spike Lazar)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 07:57:58 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Frank at grossmann.com
Message-ID: <199607261157.HAA09679 at orion.bv.sgi.net>

Frankly speaking Frank, a number of your Gross repost are starting to
reappear on the reflector, so frankly speaking Frank, how about making
your Gross repost dissappear!

dr. Bafoofnik

>From jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.)  Fri Jul 26 14:52:55 1996
From: jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.) (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 08:52:55 -0500 (EST)
Subject: The great anchovie contest
Message-ID: <v01510101ae1e3632f24f@[]>

Here at the Big Bolt Group, our approach to anchovies and contests is
rather uncomplicated: like other delicacies in life, once you get them past
your nose, you've got'm licked.

Pardon the tongue in cheek (which cheek?) humor.

N8AAT (a founding member of BBG)

>From palooka at pyrotechnics.com (Joe Pontek, K8JP)  Fri Jul 26 13:32:59 1996
From: palooka at pyrotechnics.com (Joe Pontek, K8JP) (Joe Pontek, K8JP)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 07:32:59 -0500
Subject: ZK1AAU on Topband
Message-ID: <199607261232.HAA30001 at kiwi.pyrotechnics.com>

Hi Bruce,
>At 02:02 PM 7/23/96 -0300, you wrote:
>>Bruce, Although I didn't need ZK1, I 
>>couldn't agree more with our "ride the QSB
>>wave " etc. findings. That was our problem
>>from Sable on weeeeeeak 6m cw, or weeeeek
>>+QRNNN 160m cw. I'd hear
>>K3~~~crash crash k3 !!!! crash KKK
>>What in heck is that supposed to be?
>>I'd respond with "K3? k3? k3?"
>>and get same, instead of "ANS ANS ANS
>>ANS ANS" , which would've been the proper
>>repsonse, as I already had the k3-part ok.
>>(Sorry to pick on poor k3ans, hi!)
>>I concur wid ur findings!
>>GL next time round!

Sure sounds like you did good at ZK1! Also, Mike, Ken, and gang did good 
from CY0AA, I worked them from two countries, home and VP5!

I could not agree with both of your comments more! What I found on low band 
was the guys who, maybe using a memory keyer, sent their calls a regular 
speed, over, and over, and over the same way and speed. It let me put the 
fills in. The rhythm is what gets it filled in. The slow speed sending DOES 
NOT make it thru for the weak signals! The 45 WPM usually doesn't either! {:^)

The fill sending of the whole call is wide spread, K8? K8? and the guy comes 
back K8HKM K8HKM K8HKM,  when what I needed over and over is HKM HKM HKM! 

One IMPORTANT point that I would like to make here is, this applies to weak 
signal reception, not when I respond to a partial in a contest pile up. So 
often, I had grabbed out something like 8HKM and he only sends my report. If 
you don't hear your full call send it! Send it ONLY ONCE. You probably just 
got clobbered in the calling pileup, not a weak signal. So often, the chap 
comes back with his call 2, 3 and even 4 times! Not needed! It slows your 
rate, and mine down!

And folks, turn off the damned Break-In! I can tell it's distracting you! I 
can work two of you at once, but you're distracted by my sending, keep 
going! I have ya!

73, K8Joe"Palooka"

K8JP, K8JP/VA2, VP5/K8JP, VP5JP, ex-K8HKM, ex-KN8HKM
Secretary, NIDXA
palooka at pyrotechnics.com

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 kc7v at primenet.com (Mike Fulcher)  Fri Jul 26 21:03:49 1996
From: kc7v at primenet.com (Mike Fulcher) (Mike Fulcher)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 13:03:49 -0700
Subject: Email database
Message-ID: < at mailhost.primenet.com>

At 17:14 7/22/96 -0500, foggie wrote:
>hey all; 
>I am trying to put together a searchable database of contesters That will 
>(hopefully) be incorporated into a web page that I am putting together.
>Additionally it will be using the MSQL database under linux, so it will
>(should?) be searchable under that for linux users. At any rate if you all
>could send me your address, and any other pertinent details (remarks) I will
>put this together. 
>Now if someone would let me port a good contest logger to Linux I'd be happy.
>:) (hint hint tree)
>Al - kk5zx
My  email address

kc7v at primenet.com

73 de Mike
                         Mike Fulcher KC7V
                     One of the "VOO-DOODS"
                       VooDoo Contest Group
            ("VooDoo" - White magic from Africa)       

>From foggie at dtx.net (foggie)  Thu Jul 25 19:17:37 1996
From: foggie at dtx.net (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 13:17:37 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: The great anchovie contest
Message-ID: <XFMail.960725131827.foggie at dtx.net>

May I take this as a statement that you are prepared to defend said anchoviness?

Al - kk5zx

On 01-Jan-70 jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU wrote:
>>Here at the Big Bolt Group, our approach to anchovies and contests is
>rather uncomplicated: like other delicacies in life, once you get them past
>your nose, you've got'm licked.
>Pardon the tongue in cheek (which cheek?) humor.
>N8AAT (a founding member of BBG)

>From Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA (Joel Weiner)  Fri Jul 26 16:27:30 1996
From: Joel.Weiner at UAlberta.CA (Joel Weiner) (Joel Weiner)
Date: 26 Jul 1996 08:27:30 -0700
Subject: CQWW SSB SW Europe
Message-ID: <n1373752773.61646 at qm-gw.ucs.ualberta.ca>

Subject:   CQWW SSB SW Europe

Anyone have any ideas of a MS or MM  group I could join for the CQWW in
October. I will be in Marseille over this period and I am willing to travel
within the region to find a place to operate. Have lots of contest
experience. If anyone has any ideas contact me directly. 
73 Joel  VE6WQ
joel.weiner at ualberta.ca

>From george at epix.net (AA3JU)  Fri Jul 26 15:28:47 1996
From: george at epix.net (AA3JU) (AA3JU)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 10:28:47 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: anchovies
Message-ID: < at mailhost.epix.net>


I think if you are going to be a purist on this you will need to go with
just pure anchovies.  May I suggest a weekend diet of the Korean style of
anchovie?  These are dehydrated then rehydrated and marinated in garlic and
hot peppers and then quickly fried up in peanut oil the result being Hot,
Salty, Oily and Boney

George (yes I will eat anything for money)

At 07:40 PM 7/24/96 -0400, you wrote:
>A famous anthropologist has theorized that anchovies link us to our
>primal roots. IF you accept Mr. Darwin at his word it is clear
>that all contestors are STILL trying to resolve the quest to reach
>out from the sea to survive and yet return to it for some elemental
>need. I volunteer to eat anchovieized pizza during a contest and
>check my rate to a NON fishy test.
>I fish-therfor  I AM!
>Please-hold the pepperoni-pass the salty little skeltons.
>slightly smelly
>but always fresh
*George Cook.....AA3JU.....AKA "The Ratman" *
*george at epix.net.....AA3JU@W3PYF            *
*http://www.epix.net/~george                *
*                                           *
*Proudly Frankford Radio Club.........      *
*.......Proficiency Through Competiton.     *
*"Not just words but a way of life"         *

>From sma at senda.ari.es (Sergio Manrique Almeida)  Fri Jul 26 15:29:29 1996
From: sma at senda.ari.es (Sergio Manrique Almeida) (Sergio Manrique Almeida)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 16:29:29 +0200
Subject: Antenna article
References: <960725094653_441651539 at emout13.mail.aol.com> <31F7E493.38E1 at senda.ari.es> <31F7F4AC.1011 at senda.ari.es>
Message-ID: <31F8D649.333D at senda.ari.es>

W8JITom at aol.com wrote:
> I've just read the most interesting antenna article I've ever read. 
>August CQ, Antennas and Digital communications. I think everyone will 
>enjoy this article, especially Kurt N. Sterba. I can't wait 'til he sees it!
Hello there,

I have not read yet the article, but I cannot agree with some wrong
statements (or misinterpretations, I don't know):

> Among the highlights are the following bits of wisdom:
> 1.) An antenna must be a resonant length to radiate efficiently.

To radiate efficiently the antenna must be ELECTRICALLY resonant,
that doesn't mean necessarily to have a resonant length - loaded

> 2.) Due to the mirror image..
> 3.) An antenna has the same pattern on receive and transmit ONLY if the
> elements and feedline have the same impedance. 
The radiation pattern is ALWAYS the same one both for transmitting and
for receiving, no matter good or bad antenna to line matching.  
Reciprocity principle.
> 4.) Making the antenna thicker...
> 5.) Q is determined solely by the ratio L and C in the antenna.
> 6.) The reason 468/f is used instead of 492/f is because of a K factor
> related to the ground. If the wire was in space 492/f would work just
> fine. 
Main reasons for factor 468/492 = 0.95 scaling are:
  1 - capacitive end effect
  2 - elements diameter (tapering for aluminum tube Yagis)
Around 0.95 is usual for tube Yagis. For wire antennas uses to be
approx. 0.975-0.98. This factor is tabulated as function of
diameter, and for tapered tube Yagis can be computed with
existing software, usually based on MIT's NEC (Numerical Electric
Code) soft.
Yes, an antenna may change its resonating freq. with the height - that
additional factor will be defined by the surrounding ground electrical
parameters. The higher the antenna is, the higher may be its resonant
freq. I Remember mounting a 3 el 20 m Yagi in EA3VY - close to ground
was on 14.030 kHz, but at 22 m above ground went to 14.060 kHz. Antenna
height is a minor factor compared to 1- and 2-.

> 7.) A quad provides...
> 8.) With any beam antenna...
> 9.) Coax feedlines MUST be cut to a multiple of 1/2 wl or the antenna 
> will not work because of backpressure. 
I DON'T THINK SO. If the feedline is cut to a multiple of 1/2 electrical
wavelength, you will have at the other end of the line an impedance very
close to the antenna impedance at the feedpoint. That's the only 
A half wavelength feedline means just one turn around the Smith chart.
There is no need to cut the feedline this way. The antenna will work or 
not work, regardless of line length (now I am not considering losses 
neither on line's copper conductors nor in its dielectric). The important 
thing is to match the antenna at its feedpoint, but not at the shack.

> 10.) Coax feedlines must be the correct size because, like a pipe and a water pump, if too large or to small they won't match the pump. The
> electricity will slow down and maybe even stop and bounce backwards in
> waves. Both the diameter and length of the pipes feeding our antennas 
> are important. They have to match the flow, so they can't be too big or 
> too small....too long or too short.

Same that for point 9.

Sergio, EA3DU
sma at senda.ari.es

>From james.mollica at compudata.com (JAMES MOLLICA)  Fri Jul 26 15:56:00 1996
From: james.mollica at compudata.com (JAMES MOLLICA) (JAMES MOLLICA)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 96 10:56:00 -0400
Subject: Antenna article
References: <Pine.GSO.3.94.960725115155.8760A-100000 at washington>
Message-ID: <8C53290.01F4026078.uuout at compudata.com>

JA>Just in case it wasn't, however, I'm going to install a backpressure gauge i
  >my 9913 to be sure the radio waves are getting through!

  Forget the backpressure gauge.  Go with a pair of valves.
  The type marked 4-1000.

 * 1st 2.00 #1439 * N2NRD @ AMSAT.ORG

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Fri Jul 26 17:04:53 1996
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 11:04:53 -0500
Subject: IOTA

Jim Price K6ZH, now alive and well and living in the UK for a couple of
years, asked me to forward this hot information -
Derek--please post a quick note on CQ-CONTEST, to let "everyone" know that  
their close personal friend Jim, K6ZH, a.k.a. G0WJF, will be operating from  
Lundy Island EU-120 during the IOTA contest this weekend.  Unfortunately  
Lundy is not the only EU-120 island (also includes Isle of Wight where there  
will be a major multi-op entry), but I should be a multiplier for many.  I  
intend to opearate both CW and SSB to maximize multipliers, on 80 thru 15  
meters.  Please stop by and give me some points!  I'll be weak--100 watts  
and a wire/antenna tuner.

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Fri Jul 26 17:16:13 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:16:13 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Towers in Local Hwd Stores
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960726121440.72F-100000 at Pegasus>

Yes, push your local hardward stores to stock things we can use on towers,
of course!!!  I can get Sked 5 bolts at Home Depot, but no stainless steel
u-bolts, for example.  Press on, hardware guys!!!!  73, K4VUD

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Fri Jul 26 17:19:49 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:19:49 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: How Much does a DB Cost?
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960726121827.72G-100000 at Pegasus>

Can't wear shorts in my back 40 'cause of FLA bugs that all have a stinger
and all have a bad attitude.  Must wear sunglasses, of course, 'cause of
danger of RF burns to retna.

>From jbarry at curia.ucc.ie (John Barry EI7DNB)  Fri Jul 26 21:26:25 1996
From: jbarry at curia.ucc.ie (John Barry EI7DNB) (John Barry EI7DNB)
Date: 26 Jul 1996 16:26:25 -0400
Subject: IOTA List
Message-ID: <31F929F1.7CBD at curia.ucc.ie>

Does anyone know where I might get a list of the IOTA 
numbers? and/or a list of those that will be activated?

Thanks in advance


>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Fri Jul 26 17:25:27 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:25:27 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Caribbean FARES UPDATE   (delete this if not DXpeditioning)
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960726122514.72I-100000 at Pegasus>

Got mine!!!  de K4VUD

>From 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson)  Fri Jul 26 17:30:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at mcimail.com (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 96 11:30 EST
Subject: WRTC Auction
Message-ID: <24960726163042/0005543629DC3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

For reasons unknown, a copy of a May message about the sale of WRTC
donated equipment was circulated on the Internet DX Mailing List.

All of the equipment was sold in May, as the posting stated.  Sorry that
for some reason it took until end of July to make it around the DX
List.  Thanks for your interest.  The repeat message was not posted at
my request, and all the other lists published the original in real time,
so guess DX List folks missed out.

Thanks for your interest in WRTC 96.  It was a blast from here!

73 de Dave, W6QHS
WRTC 96, Inc.

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Fri Jul 26 17:30:38 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 12:30:38 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Antenna switch and loss
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960726122952.72K-100000 at Pegasus>

I also want to know about antenna switches, but the automatic kind that
read and follow the rig bandswitch.  How good, etc.  ???
de K4VUD

>From k7ox at usa.pipeline.com (Gary D. Elliott)  Fri Jul 26 19:22:57 1996
From: k7ox at usa.pipeline.com (Gary D. Elliott) (Gary D. Elliott)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:22:57 GMT
Subject: San  Antonio
Message-ID: <199607261822.SAA13506 at pipe2.la1.usa.pipeline.com>

I will be attending a conference in San Antonio, TX Aug 9th-14th and would
like to know if there are any Ham Stores/and or surplus stores in the city
? I will have a lot of free time to kill on certain days.  
73 Gary K7OX 
k7ox at usa.pipeline.com 

>From bernie.mcclenny at mail.wdn.com (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)  Sat Jul 27 02:43:40 1996
From: bernie.mcclenny at mail.wdn.com (Bernie McClenny, WR3E) (Bernie McClenny, WR3E)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 18:43:40 -0700
Subject: IARU Contest Expeditions
Message-ID: <31F9744C.B02 at mail.wdn.com>

The following was pulled off the local Packetcluster de Bernie, WR3E

The following is a list of (probable) IOTA Contest entries.
RSGB Islands-On-The-Air Contest:
    1200 UTC 27 July - 1200 UTC 28 July.
    Exchange: Signal report & serial & (if on island) IOTA number.
    Additional details in QST, July, page 98.

The following information has been compiled from "The DX Bulletin"
by Chod Harris/VP2ML, "The 59(9) DXReport" (published by Bob
and "Island Hopper" (published by Terry Long/W9JOO & Art Hubert/N2AU).
information does not include information from the 26 July edition of
sources. So, tune in & see what's happening. The RSGB IOTA Contest has
growing each year. The list below just includes those reporting as going
the islands in question.

Addit. information:
    ++ = more than one call will be (probably) be used
    H.C. = QSL to Home Call

Call          IOTA#     Island           QSL Route
5W0BS         OC-097    Apia             AA8HZ
9M6/G0OPB     OC-133    Sabah Coastal    H.C.
AA7RW         NA-065    Guemes           H.C.
BO0OKS        AS-113    Kin-Men          BV2KI
CQ2I          EU-150    Insua            WA1ECA
CS7P          EU-040    Berlenga         CT1AHU
CT1EEB++      EU-150    Insau            H.C.'s
CU3AV++       EU-003    Azores           H.C.'s
CU9B          EU-089    Corvo            CU3DR
DH8FAP        EU-047    Spiekeroog       H.C.
DL3OCF++      EU-128    Fehmarn          DL3OCF
DL4FCH        EU-042    Pellworm         H.C.
EA5AFF++      EU-093    Portitxol        H.C.'s
EA5RKZ++      EU-151    Peneta del Moro  EA5OL
ED1MC         EU-077    Salvora          EA1MC
ED1IMA        EU-080    Monte Agudo      EA1FDG
EJ5CRC        EU-103    Saltee           EI2HY
F/G3TTC/p     EU-064    Moirmoutier      H.C.
F5CCO/p (SSB)q
F1IXQ (satellites)
F6JSZ (CW)   EU-095     Planier          H.C.'s
FT5WE        AF-008     Crozet           ?? (multi-op with FT5WF)
G0WJF        EU-120     Lundy            K6ZH (the op for this one)
G3ZGC++      EU-120     Wight            H.C.'s
GM0HTG       EU-009     Orkneys          96 CB, only
GM0WDY/p     EU-010     Benbecula        G0PCA
GM3IZD/p     EU-010     Grimsay          H.C.
GM3USL/p     EU-123     Cumbrae          GM0KVI
GM4WSB       EU-010     North Rona       G4WSB
GM5VG/p      EU-111     Monach           GM4FDM (route may change)
GM6Z         EU-092     Summer           GM0GAV
GU6D         EU-114     Guernsey         G3SJJ
GW4VEQ++     EU-124     Welsh Coast      H.C.'s
GW6J         EU-124     Anglesey         GW4VEQ(will QSL all via buro)
JI6KVR/6     AS-067     Uji Archipel.    EA5KB
K1VSJ        NA-046     Martha's Vineyard  H.C.
KB5KYO       NA-168     Grande           H.C.
KD8JN/4      NA-067     Hatteras         96 C.B. or lastest Buck.
KG6VI++      NA-144     San Miguel       H.C.'s
KR4DL++      NA-076     Cedar Key        H.C.'s
LU7DW/CX     SA-057     Timoteo Dominguez H.C.
LW8EXF       SA-055     Martin Garcia    H.C.
M6N          EU-120     Isle of Wight    G3WOI
MW6Z         EU-124     Anglesey         G5LP
N2US         NA-083     Chincoteague     H.C.
N4OT         NA-083     Gwynn            H.C.
RW0FWL++     AS-062     Habomai          H.C.'s
SK7DX        EU-138     Hanoe            SM7PKK
SM4DDS/7     EU-138     Senoren          H.C.
SV8/F5UKV    EU-067     Cyclades         H.C.
VE1JS        NA-127     Freeport         H.C.
VE2SEI++     NA-010     Seal             VE2CWI (may use VE2CWI as call)
VP5/I0LL     NA-002     Provo            H.C.
W5IJU        NA-138     Amelia           H.C.
WA3WJD/p     NA-139     Assateague       H.C. (PVRC's own Brian....)
W8YJF        NA-067     Ocracoke         H.C.
WQ5Y++       NA-092     Mustang          H.C.'s
ZX1Y (SSB)   SA-029     Grande           PY1SL

Note: BO0KS may be call, BO0OKS as originally reported.

Note: this contest is both CW and SSB; work stations once per band and
Note: Many stations will sign "/p" or "portable"

Have fun & CU in the contest.
73, Leo, KA3TGY.
P.S. I'm just reporting & am NOT responsible for incorrest info, HI.

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Fri Jul 26 19:54:01 1996
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 13:54:01 -0500
Subject: PS on IOTA post

Re the QSP from K6ZH alias G0WJF, someone kindly pointed out to me that
Lundy Island is nowhere near the Isle of Wight, so there is something
inconsistent in Jim's information.   Anyway, the message is clear -
work him and say hello if you hear him, he'd probably be happy to hear
from reflectorites - I don't think he is going all-out to win the thing.

Derek AA5BT, G3NMX
oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu

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