Abbreviated Log Program Info

Jerry Fray jefray at
Wed Jul 31 15:26:19 EDT 1996

OK, after a "bunch" of requests for follow-up here is a breakdown of the 
programs and the numbers of people recommending each one. <In Roman 
numerals following program name>. Also a WWW site to download the demo 
if it was given to me.  If ya want more specific details from the email 
I got let me know. Also, after I have tried them out I may do a "review" 
of some of them!
Here's the scoop on all the logging software I received
info on from the list subscribers:

CT from K1EA;  III

TR from N6TR; II

WriteLog from KA9FOX; II

LogPlus by KD7P

Logic4 from PDA; III



Log for Windows by AEA; III

DXBase; II


DX Desktop


-73- to all!

>From merchant at (Stephen Merchant)  Wed Jul 31 20:09:44 1996
From: merchant at (Stephen Merchant) (Stephen Merchant)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 12:09:44 -0700
Subject: NAQP This Weekend!
Message-ID: < at>

The August 1996 North American QSO Party CW contest is this weekend from
1800Z Saturday, August 3 to 1800Z Sunday, August 4.  The SSB test is 1800Z
August 17 to 1800Z August 18.

Complete rules are published in the current issues of QST, CQ and NCJ, and
are posted on the NCJ homepage at  If none of these
sources work for you, contact W9NQ <w9nq at> or W6EMS
<merchant at> for an e-mail copy.  (For you snail mail enthusiasts,
our zip codes are swapped in the current issue of CQ.) 

Team registration must occur BEFORE the start of the contest.  As of this
morning we have had NO team registrations for either mode.  

Logs may be submitted via e-mail:  CW to W9NQ; SSB to W6EMS.

Hope to see you both modes!

73, Steve W6EMS

>From AA6KX at (Bruce Sawyer)  Wed Jul 31 21:06:21 1996
From: AA6KX at (Bruce Sawyer) (Bruce Sawyer)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 20:06:21 +0000
Subject: NAQP This Weekend!
Message-ID: <19960731200619.AAA19521 at LOCALNAME>

N4TQO (a.k.a. W6EMS) sez...
>Team registration must occur BEFORE the start of the contest.  As of this
>morning we have had NO team registrations for either mode.  
Disgraceful!  This situation is begging for correction.  If no one else is
willing to do anything about it, I'll start the ball rolling.  Please send
me mail if you'ld like to join a team with me for this weekend.  CW ONLY!  

Bruce, AA6KX

>From km9p at (Bill Fisher KM9P)  Wed Jul 31 21:51:55 1996
From: km9p at (Bill Fisher KM9P) (Bill Fisher KM9P)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 16:51:55 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Need FOCer for NAQP team
Message-ID: <Pine.BSD/.3.91.960731165037.22861A-100000 at>

Anyone in the FOC want to be on a team for the CW NAQP.  This isn't a 
very serious effort.  3 of the members of the team are going to be part time.

1. Me
2. KR0Y - Part time
3. K4BAI - Part time
4. N4TO - Part time... 1st time

Need one more.


>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Wed Jul 31 22:49:11 1996
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 11:49:11 -1000
Subject: Rig Multicouplers
Message-ID: < at>

Anyone have two or more receivers multicoupled to
the same, simultanious use, antenna?  It is very common
at VHF/UHF and higher,  but have never heard of it
at HF.  Multicouplers at UHF and microwaves usually
consist of a very low noise figure, wide-band preamp,
which drives a signal divider/distribution system to the
receivers.  Obviously,  not used for xmitting.

Maybe not needed at HF?  That is, just divide the
incomming signal to the two rigs;  what about LO
isolation, etc.  Also,  without a preamp,  loose
3dB of siganl strength to each rig,  since it is split.

Actually,  I have parallel dipoles;  four of them fed with
the same feed line:  on 30, 40, 80, and 160.  Would like
to feed two rigs from the common line,  and say have one
rig listening on 40,  the other on one of the other bands.
Maybe split the feed line to two antenna tuners,  then tweak
the separate tuners for 50 ohm matches to each separate
rig on a different band.  Then,  would all the energy coming
down the line from a particular band's antenna go via the
optimized tuner to the desired receiver only,  therefore loosing
none of the energy to splitting?

Maybe,  could rig up some switching
which,  when it is time to transmit,  the multicoupling scheme
is bypassed with the feed line going direct only to the desired
transmitting rig--tuner/transceiver set?  Only want to put out
one signal from this QTH at any one time; not looking for
a multiband simultanious transmit set up.

Any ideas or solutions used in the past?  My QTH is such that
I just see no way to not use a single feed line; maybe I could run
four lines up to the feed point; and separate the feed points a few
inches from one another,  but then would have to set up multiple
position coax switches to steer a given antenna to the desired rig
set up,  which seems to be the common solution for multiband
operation.  But,  I am using 72 ohm (very close spaced Amelco
twin line) feed to the dipoles.  Even with this line, wherein the
RF field is very tightly  confined,  running multi lines close together
to a closely spaced feed dipole leg take off point,  might cause
all sorts of interactions!!  Already have to tweak the four dipoles a
lot to get each where I want it in each of the bands.  Now come down
the line to an Amidon 1.5:1 balun,  then to a hofi coax switch and
into the tuner.  Use another hofi at the output of the tuner to select
the desired rig;  but one rig sits completely idle with no input signal
with this set up.

Ideas wanted and thanks.   73,  Jim, AH6NB

>From merchant at (Stephen Merchant)  Wed Jul 31 22:55:20 1996
From: merchant at (Stephen Merchant) (Stephen Merchant)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 14:55:20 -0700
Subject: NAQP This Weekend -- CORRECTION
Message-ID: < at>

The eagle eye of NV6O <some would say beady, and they would also say
N4BO...> noticed I had goofed with the times for the NAQP's.  Eric is the
only person to pass the "Are they really reading all this stuff?" test.

The proper hours for both NAQP's are 1800Z-0600Z.  Each contest is 12 hours
maximum, with single ops allowed to operate only 10 of the 12 hours, minimum
off times are 30 minutes, all to be annotated both in your log and on your
summary sheet <see rules for further detail.>
<I must have been glued to the IARU format, Eric.>

Thanks to Eric for bringing this to our attention.  My deepest apologies to
Trey and Cisco for consuming bandwidth unecessarily.

73, Steve W6EMS

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Wed Jul 31 23:01:25 1996
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 12:01:25 -1000
Subject: Gte 2 Calls via Internet
Message-ID: < at>

Undersrtand the FCC has announced that with the opening
of Gate 2 for Vanity Calls,  an FCC web-form 610-V/page
will be set up, linked to Gettysburg.  Calls can be applied
for via the internet this way. Anyone have any info about 
this?  Will we enter a charge card number to the FCC? Or,
what is their planned fee payment method with this approach?
Also,  the call you actually get, can be discovered and verified
with the FCC from the same web site a few days later,  so
I heard.  73, Jim, AH6NB

>From 76353.1416 at CompuServe.COM (Jim Walter)  Wed Jul 31 23:17:16 1996
From: 76353.1416 at CompuServe.COM (Jim Walter) (Jim Walter)
Date: 31 Jul 96 18:17:16 EDT
Subject: QRZ Lewistown, MT
Message-ID: <960731221716_76353.1416_GHN70-1 at CompuServe.COM>

Is anyone on the reflector from Lewistown, MT.  I will be in Lewiston from the
2nd thru the 8th and would enjoy meeting anyone who is.

73...Jim, WB0OLA, 76353.1416 at

>From foggie at (foggie)  Wed Jul 31 04:22:03 1996
From: foggie at (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 22:22:03 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: NAQP This Weekend!
Message-ID: <XFMail.960730222329.foggie at>

On 31-Jul-96 merchant at wrote:

>Team registration must occur BEFORE the start of the contest.  As of this
>morning we have had NO team registrations for either mode.  
very strange as I have sent W9Nq 2 emails concerning my team. Does he not
get the teams??

Al - kk5zx

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