Ameritron al-1200 info please,email was not correct,got no reply`s.

Rui Wittwer va3wto at
Sat Jun 8 20:33:33 EDT 1996

Hello dear AL-1200 USER`S,i will like to inform you about a few thing`s
   on my new al-1200,so please i will like some comments if thing`s do not
   look right.
   With 100 w i do get around 1500 w on the external meter by Diamond but
   on the amp it does not show more than 900.
   With 30 what`s I do get only 700 w out, also I do not now if this is
   grease on contact`s or dust but for the 3 time i ad some arching some
   one told me this was grease on contact`s and it will go away after a
   hour`s of operation.
   Hv look`s good,around 3700 on rx and  on tx drop`s to around 3600.
   Please i will like some coment`s on these obsevation`s on my amp
   73 de Rui.

va3wto at

>From rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd)  Sun Jun  9 02:05:44 1996
From: rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd) (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 1996 21:05:44 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Field Day with local club
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.960608210419.574H-100000 at>

The local club here has agreed to let me do my own one or two man serious 
FD operation co-located with their 3A battery operation.  This would 
allow the togetherness with the local club but also allow a serious 
demonstration operation.  Haven't 100% made the final decision to do 
this, but it's one of the top options.

This kind of thing may meet the objectives of getting out with the locals 
and also of doing a serious contest-style FD.  73

Rich Boyd KE3Q

>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Sun Jun  9 04:00:19 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Sat, 8 Jun 1996 23:00:19 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: DXpedition info.
Message-ID: <199606090300.XAA05726 at>

Hello fellow contesters,
Be sure to leave a few antennas up this summer to work us from ZK1, South
Cook Islands. We'll be on during the IARU HF Championship and on the air
outside the contest period as well. Look for us July 11-21st.

There is a really nifty web site that is worth the time to check it out.
Lots of neat pictures and information about the North and South Cook
Islands. If you would like to see where we will be operating from, look into

We have been working real hard to make sure we have decent antennas and
equipment for the trip. Please try to work us on 80/160cw.


>From 101332.232 at CompuServe.COM (Dave Lawley)  Sun Jun  9 11:54:28 1996
From: 101332.232 at CompuServe.COM (Dave Lawley) (Dave Lawley)
Date: 09 Jun 96 06:54:28 EDT
Subject: Logs via Internet
Message-ID: <960609105427_101332.232_GHW44-4 at CompuServe.COM>

Hi. After my trip to Dayton (had a great time),  WPX from GB6WW and
European Field Day as G3GRS/P I am only now catching up on 
reflector postings and saw the following:

>2.      For the CQ Contests there is a requirement for a paper log.  Why?
>because many of the checkers do not have computers or their computer is not
>set up for log checking.  Secondly, If you send me an E-mail log you tie up
>space and time on the internet.   Except for a few National Associations
>(ARRL, RSGB) most contests are run entirely by volunteers who often pay for
>the checking et al out of their own pockets.  Don't make them too expensive
>or a contest may go away unsponsored. 

....just thought I should point out that RSGB contests, too, are run entirely by
volunteers. And it's hard work. Right now I should be keying in the remainder
of paper logs for one of our domestic contests, so

73, Dave G4BUO

>From yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao)  Sun Jun  9 17:13:06 1996
From: yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao) (Esteban J. Morao)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 12:13:06 -0400
Subject: New Web Page
Message-ID: <01BB55FF.C293ACE0 at>

hello Gang...
I just setup two new web pages...
first mine:
and the SFDXA web page:

Come and check it out!!

yv5dta at

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


>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Sun Jun  9 18:02:40 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 13:02:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: FT-900AT Help Pse
Message-ID: <199606091702.NAA22060 at>

Hello fellow contesters,

I have borrowed an FT-990AT for a DXpedition to the Cooks in July. It has,
or is supposed to have a cw filter. When I switch to cw it seems the
bandpass is narrower, but not much. Pushing the cw button a second time
brings up the "NAR" indicator and it dosen't seem to be much narrower. In
the NAR cw I hear cw on BOTH sides of the carrier. With the NAR indicator
off, I hear what I expect, cw on only one side of the carrier. I have tried
switching injection to each sideband, and it is acting the same in the NAR
mode. It is presently set to inject lsb. This seems fine for the low bands. 

Am I doing something wrong? I can imagine the chaos this will create under
crowded band conditions. In the NAR cw mode, there will be twice as much qrm
and I won't be sure which signal to tune to. See what I mean?

Appreciate any assistance you might be able to offer. The owner is out of
town and I can't ask him what filters are in it for sure. I think he said it
had a 500 Hz. cw filter, but I may be wrong about that. Dosen't seem to be a
very good cw rig so far. Hope I am doing something wrong.

Thanks in advance for any assitance you might be able to offer.


>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Sun Jun  9 20:54:53 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 15:54:53 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Fwd: Roof Mounted Antenna Farm]
Message-ID: <199606091954.PAA06285 at>

At 02:21 PM 6/9/96 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm resending as it does not appear to have made it the first time.
>X-Mozilla-Status: 0001
>Message-ID: <31A1CF8F.6624 at>
>Date: Tue, 21 May 1996 07:13:35 -0700
>From: Richard Thorne - WB5M <rthorne at>
>X-Mailer: Mozilla 2.0 (Win16; U)
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>To: cq-contest at
>Subject: Roof Mounted Antenna Farm
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
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>I received permission from our Land Lord (for our office space) to
>build my station on top of the building.  Its an old JC Penny building
>and the roof is huge and is made of steel.
>I'm going to contact a professional engineer to design the base and
>guy anchor points, have them installed and then put the tower up myself
>, with a ground crew of course.
>Anybody out there have experience building on to of a two story building?
>Any advice or experience is appreciated.  I need to work through a few
>issues like grounding how high to put the antenna's ect.  The room is
>about 30' above the ground and I have 90' of 25g to put on top of
>I'm hoping to have this all complete before the October contest season

Hello Richard,
>From my experience, I would say you should have a near ideal ground plane
under all your antennas. Use building steel for your ground system and
connect to it using excellent connections, cad-weld if you can. 

You might consider using a "roof crew" rather than a "ground crew"......hi

Our company radio system uses roof mounted towers, some 90' and larger at
several district offices. They have been up for many years. They are well
guyed and grounded. Of course they only support low band vhf and high band
vhf antennas. 

Using a professional to design is wise. What ever, just do it safely or
don't do it. 

Some friends of mine in JA land have large antennas on top of university
buildings and they really get out well. One tower on each building with
large mono-band yagi antennas. The towers are only about 40-60' tall, but
the height above the average terrain where the reflections take place, make
these short towers effectively much taller. 

Don't forget to ground all the guy wires if you choose solid wires instead
of insulated sections. Building steel is usually an excellent low impedance
ground system. If you use side mount antennas, don't over stress the 25G.
Torque arms are highly recommended in either case. I always install an extra
set of guys, sometimes two extra to overbuild. Most of the Rohn spec's
assume commercial vhf antennas, I think. Again go with the advice of the

I copied this to Towertalk so you could get some more good advice. Hope you
don't mind.

Hope to hear you on in the comming contest season from your new super qth.


>From 0006485696 at (KEN KOPP-K0PP)  Sun Jun  9 21:51:00 1996
From: 0006485696 at (KEN KOPP-K0PP) (KEN KOPP-K0PP)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 96 15:51 EST
Message-ID: <02960609205120/0006485696PK4EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Help!  Think I fell through a crack in the upgrading of Lyndon's
system and I can't seem to come up with the correct address and/or
"subscribe" format.  Can someone please bring me up to speed?

Thank you and 73! ... Ken Kopp/K0PP
k0pp at

>From k4pql at (k4pql)  Sun Jun  9 22:32:00 1996
From: k4pql at (k4pql) (k4pql)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 17:32:00 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: CW Logs Needed
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91.960609172507.18768A-100000 at>

I need a few more logs to finish building a Super Check Partial
database that is current for CW. Especially need 95/96 logs to
get the post-USSR calls.

If you can help, I will be happy to furnish you with the final SCP
data files. (pls specify whether you would like to pull from
FTP or email).

I prefer the logs in ascii format, but will take NA or CT bin.

Logs can go to k4pql at or ftp to

73, Howie K4PQL

>From 0006485696 at (KEN KOPP-K0PP)  Sun Jun  9 23:58:00 1996
From: 0006485696 at (KEN KOPP-K0PP) (KEN KOPP-K0PP)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 96 17:58 EST
Message-ID: <11960609225811/0006485696PK4EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

Thanks all ... I was "doing it right", after all.
73! ... Ken Kopp/K0PP
k0pp at

>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Mon Jun 10 00:02:59 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 19:02:59 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: FT-900AT Help Pse, addendum
Message-ID: <199606092302.TAA21952 at>

I have just been informed that in the body of my previous posting I got the
model number wrong. Fortunately I got it right in the title. The radio in
question is the mobile unit, the FT-900AT.  Won't be the last time I make a

Thanks again,

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