AA4GA idea - ARRL Help?

k4sb at avana.net k4sb at avana.net
Mon Jun 10 02:00:58 EDT 1996

I understand Ron sent his overnight UPS or something. Really doesn't matter in
Gate 1 except when it is processed in the pile.


Name: ed sleight
E-mail: k4sb at avana.net
Date: 06/10/96
Time: 01:00:58

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>From jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.)  Mon Jun 10 02:40:29 1996
From: jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.) (Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.)
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 1996 20:40:29 -0500 (EST)
Subject: CW filters for contesting, a summary
Message-ID: <v01510100ade0e5879c72@[]>

In my original message I asked for comments on the wisdom of installing 250
Hz filters or perhaps purchasing 400 Hz IRC filters for CW contesting, as
opposed to continuing with the 500 Hz filters that I already have. Though
this request dealt specifically with the Kenwood TS-850S, the responses
received are applicable to any rig. The key word, obviously, is contesting,
and the special requirements it creates.

First, I should like to thank the many colleagues who replied. The free
flow of information and the willingness to share it on this reflector has
always fascinated and impressed me. The consensus is that (1) the most
important filtering is what goes on in the gray matter between the
earphones; (2) the two principal forms of contesting--run stations or
search and pounce--demand that one look at the question of filtering
signals in a different way; (3) a single 250 Hz filter is probably too
narrow and two cascaded together are almost certainly so, and (4) there are
several alternatives to that very tight 250 Hz filter that would be "nice
to have" from time to time.

More than one respondent observed that the danger to narrowing the IF
filters to anything beyond 500 Hz is one of becoming, as Tree, N6TR, put it
"too sharp."  Contrary to what may be conventional wisdom about filtering,
you can be too narrow and consequently "will start missing people calling
off frequency" (N6TR), will have to "be very careful to tune the RIT slowly
and widely +/- 200 Hz after a cq to pick up the off-frequency" (K6LL). K3RA
("looong time op at W3LPL") observed: "Independent of the mfg., I have
found that 250 HZ filters are too narrow for contesting.  I replaced the
pair of 250 Hz filters with 500 Hz filters." Even when tuning for other
stations, Rol says that "the 250 Hz jobs just cause you to tune by the
stations too fast." Rol's final words fairly well sum up the consensus on
250 Hz filters for contesting: "Tune the DX with 500, then switch to 250 on
the rare occasion the narrower bandwidth is needed.  But the 250's are a
PAIN [his emphasis, not mine] in the you know what for contesting!"

Several respondents suggested that you really want to hear MORE not LESS
during a contest. KR2Q put it this way: "250's are too narrow for
CONTESTING unless you want to hold a run frequency near the bottom of the
band on 80 meters.  Sure, you hear other 'crap' with the 500's, but that
'crap' includes stations you WANT to work." Doug also points out that the
things going on outside the "walls" of the filters can include other
important information beside the stations who may be calling you: "I like
to be able to hear more; if not other stations calling me, or for me to
call, at least to be able to hear what else is 'happening' around the
frequency.  With narrow filters, you can think you have a great frequency
to play on, but in reality, your signal may be covered up by someone else
very close by."

K0RC, citing lessons learned from K0FVF (Jim Dokmo, SK), discouraged the
use of 250 Hz filters and suggested instead opening up the pass band: "he
[K0FVF] suggested that I open the filters up to 2.5 KHz and back off on the
RF gain.  Then listen for stations calling you.  I was amazed at how far
off frequency some of the station were that were calling Jim.  With my
filters 'cranked up', I never heard them!"

Lee, K0WA, and AL, GM4BAP, both consider the IRC 400 Hz filters quite
adequate for contesting. Al used the recent IARU Region CW Field Day as a
testing period and found "the IRC 400Hz units offer a 'perfect compromise'
for contesting. They are narrow enough to give excellent rejection even on
a crowed 7Mhz, yet aren't too narrow that they can't be used whilst tuning
the band for S&P." However there appears to be an additional
task--especially challenging for fumble-fingered people like me--involved
in installing these units: you have to cut and solder leads in the 850.

The most frequently suggested alternative was a DSP unit for those times
when 500 Hz doesn't seem to be quite enough, though K0RC also passed on the
suggestion--one that I've used before but that seems to escape me at key
moments like contests--of backing off the RF gain control as another type
of simple "filtration."

Finally, if you will allow the obvious, contesting requires lots of
practice. So, how does an operator get/keep the gray matter going outside
of the major contests? Bob's (K0RC) suggestion is practice with PED: "...I
have been practicing with the PED cw contest simulator program.  I set the
filters to 6 KHz and sit back to listen. I am able to put the rate meter
into the 300's quite often.  But this required me to reverse my thinking on
how to run stations during a CW contest.  It has been hard for me to switch
my style of operating, but with the lesson I learned first hand, I know the
results I can achieve!"
I, too, have had to "reverse my thinking." As can be seen from my original
question, I considered narrower filters to keep signals OUT. The correct
thinking is the opposite: use as wide a set of filters that you can process
through your brain in order to let as many signals IN, and get a maximum
amount of information about what is going on AROUND you. I have two 500 HZ
filters and a Timewave 59+. What I need is not more filters, just lots more

Joe Feustle, N8AAT

TNX to: N6TR, K9MA, K0WA, Bill Robbins, KD6DAE, WS7I, K6LL, K8CV, K3RA,
N1MM, W1IHN, KE6BER, N4ZR, KR2Q, KA9A, K0RC, GM4BAP. I have tried my best
to not leave anyone out or to forget a call.

If you would like to read the individual replies, please drop me a note and
I will e-mail  the file to you.

>From Earl_Dery at mindlink.bc.ca (Earl Dery)  Mon Jun 10 04:57:07 1996
From: Earl_Dery at mindlink.bc.ca (Earl Dery) (Earl Dery)
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 1996 20:57:07 -0700
Subject: WPX single op
Message-ID: <m0uSz7c-0006joC at dewey.mindlink.net>

Trey has outlined the most of the reasons for the WPX to go back
the 30 Hour format better than I could.
I know it has been talked about up here and the general consensus was
it would have been better to leave the contest length for SO at 30 Hours.
1)Strategy being the main reason, KEEP this contest different.
2)because of #1 it helps to equalize the Geographic advantaged of some
  contest stations.
3) I also liked the original only 5 off times allowed.

A small aside how many remember that  the WPX contest was started as
a method to encourage the use of SSB to help show SSB as better
mode than AM.
Anyway my 2 cents worth such as it is.

73 Earl VE7IN

>From bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn)  Mon Jun 10 07:34:21 1996
From: bhorn at netcom.com (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Sun, 9 Jun 1996 23:34:21 -0700
Subject: Contest Calendar 96.6
Message-ID: <v02140b00ade10f78238b@[]>

                              CONTEST CALENDAR
                         June 9, 1996 Edition (96.6)

Please send corrections and additions directly to me.  I will
post an updated calendar on a monthly basis.  Thanks to AB5KD, W3HDH, DL2DN for
contest info.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at netcom.com)

The contest calendar is divided into two sections:
  1) CONTEST CALENDAR: Calendar showing dates and times of scheduled
  2) CONTEST LOG SUBMITTAL DEADLINES: Deadlines and addresses for
                       submitting logs for contests that have
                       already occurred or whose deadline will pass
                       before the next issue of the calendar.

Please note that you may not be able to operate during all of the total
hours of the contests listed below. Total operating time may also vary
by entry category. See individual contest rules for allowed operating

June, 1996

  All Asian DX Contest, CW       0000Z, Jun 15 to 2400Z, Jun 16
  SMIRK QSO Party                0000Z, Jun 15 to 2400Z, Jun 16
  West Virginia QSO Party        1800Z, Jun 15 to 1800Z, Jun 16
  Marconi Memorial Contest HF    1400Z, Jun 22 to 1400Z, Jun 23
  ARRL Field Day                 1800Z, Jun 22 to 2100Z, Jun 23
  RGSB 1.8 MHz Contest, CW       2100Z, Jun 22 to 0100Z, Jun 23

July, 1996

  RAC Canada Day Contest         0000Z-2400Z, Jul 1
  World Radiosport Team Champ.   1200Z, Jul 13 to 0600Z, Jul 14
  IARU HF World Championship     1200Z, Jul 13 to 1200Z, Jul 14
  CQ Worldwide VHF Contest       1800Z, Jul 13 to 2100Z, Jul 14
  DIE Contest                    0500Z-1300Z, Jul 14
  RGSB Low Power Field Day, CW   0900Z-1200Z and 1300Z-1600Z, Jul 14
  SEANET WW DX Contest, CW       0001Z Jul 20 to 2359Z, Jul 21
  North Amer. QSO Party, RTTY    1800Z, Jul 20 to 0600Z, Jul 21
  RGSB IOTA Contest              1200Z, Jul 27 to 1200Z, Jul 28

August, 1996

  European HF Championship       1000-2200Z, Aug 3
  ARRL UHF Contest               1800Z, Aug 3 to 1800Z, Aug 4
  North Amer. QSO Party, CW      1800Z, Aug 3 to 0600Z, Aug 4
  WAE DX Contest, CW             0000Z, Aug 10 to 2400Z, Aug 11
  SARTG WW RTTY Contest          0000Z, Aug 17 to 1600Z, Aug 18
  SEANET WW DX Contest, SSB      0001Z, Aug 17 to 2359Z, Aug 18
  ARRL 10 GHz Cumul. Contest     0800-2000 local time, Aug 17 and Aug 18
  North Amer. QSO Party, Phone   1800Z, Aug 17 to 0600Z, Aug 18
  WSWSS VHF and Above Sprint     1900-2300 local time, Aug 21
  TOEC WW Grid Contest, CW       1200Z, Aug 24 to 1200Z, Aug 25
  Utah Centennial QSO Party      1500Z, Aug 24 to 2100Z, Aug 25

September, 1996

  All Asian DX Contest, SSB      0000Z, Sep 7 to 2400Z, Sep 8
  European Field Day, SSB        1500Z, Sep 7 to 1500Z, Sep 8
  North American Sprint, CW      0000Z-0359Z, Sep 8
  WAE DX Contest, SSB            0000Z, Sep 14 to 2400Z, Sep 15
  Islands Contest                1700Z, Sep 14 to 2300Z, Sep 15
  ARRL September VHF QSO Party   1800Z, Sep 14 to 0300Z, Sep 16
  North American Sprint, Phone   0000Z-0359Z, Sep 15
  ARRL 10 GHz Cumul. Contest     0800-2000 local time, Sep 21 and Sep 22
  Washington State Salmon Run    1200Z, Sep 21 to 0700Z, Sep 22
                                   and 1200-2400Z, Sep 22
  Scandinavian Act. Contest, CW  1500Z, Sep 21 to 1800Z, Sep 22
  CQ Worldwide Contest, RTTY     0000Z, Sep 28 to 2400Z, Sep 29
  Scandinavian Act. Contest, SSB 1500Z, Sep 28 to 1800Z, Sep 29

October, 1996

  VK/ZL Contest, Phone           1000Z, Oct 5 to 1000Z, Oct 6
  EU Autumn Sprint, SSB          1500Z-1859Z, Oct 5
  California QSO Party           1600Z, Oct 5 to 2200Z, Oct 6
  RGSB 21/28 MHz Contest, SSB    0700Z-1900Z, Oct 6
  VK/ZL Contest, CW              1000Z, Oct 12 to 1000Z, Oct 13
  EU Autumn Sprint, CW           1500Z-1859Z, Oct 12
  Pennsylvania QSO Party         1600Z-2400Z, Oct 12 and 0000Z-0500Z and
                                   1300Z-2200Z, Oct 13
  JARTS WW RTTY Contest          0000Z, Oct 19 to 2400Z, Oct 20
  Asia-Pacific Sprint            1230-1430Z, Oct 19
  Worked All Germany Contest     1600Z, Oct 19 to 1600Z, Oct 20
  RGSB 21/28 MHz Contest, CW     0700Z-1900Z, Oct 20
  CQ Worldwide Contest, Phone    0000Z, Oct 26 to 2400Z, Oct 27

November, 1996  (U.S hams should note that CQWW is before Thanksgiving)

  ARRL Sweepstakes, CW           2100Z, Nov 2 to 0300Z, Nov 4
  High Speed Club CW Contest     0900-1100Z and 1500-1700Z, Nov 3
  Japan Int.DX Contest, Phone    2300Z, Nov 8 to 2300Z, Nov 10
  WAE DX Contest, RTTY           0000Z, Nov 9 to 2400Z, Nov 10
  ARRL Sweepstakes, Phone        2100Z, Nov 16 to 0300Z, Nov 18
  RGSB 1.8 MHz Contest, CW       2100Z, Nov 16 to 0100Z, Nov 17
  CQ Worldwide Contest, CW       0000Z, Nov 23 to 2400Z, Nov 24

December, 1996

  ARRL 160-Meter Contest         2200Z,.Dec 6 to 1600Z, Dec 8
  ARRL 10-Meter Contest          0000Z, Dec 14 to 2400Z, Dec 15
  TARA RTTY Sprint               2100Z, Dec 14 to 0100Z, Dec 15
  RAC Canada Winter Contest      0000-2359Z, Dec 29
End of calendar section

Please consult the individual contest rules to determine what log
documentation must be submitted (i.e. summary sheet, dupe sheets, etc.).

  Asia-Pacific Sprint            June 11 (e-mail) and June 15, 1996 (paper)
    E-mail:  9v1yc at equator.lugs.org.sg
    Mail:  Tack Kumagai  (JAs only)
           P.O. Box 22
           Mitaka, Tokyo 181

           James Brooks  (non-JAs only)
           15 Balmoral Road #03-08
           Singapore 259801

  FISTS CW Club Spring Sprint    June 11, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Peter Kozup, K8OUA
           5115 N. Park Ave.
           Warren, OH  44481

  Helvetia Contest               June 14, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Nick Zinsstag, HB9DDZ
           Salmendorfli 568
           CH-4338 Rheinsulz

  Nevada QSO Party               June 15, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Jim Frye, NW7O
           4120 Oakhill Ave.
           Las Vegas, NV  89121

  ARRL 144 MHz Spring Sprint     June 22, 1996
  ARRL 222 MHz Spring Sprint
  ARRL 432 MHz Spring Sprint
  ARRL 902 MHz Spring Sprint
  ARRL 1296 MHz Spring Sprint
  ARRL 2304 MHz Spring Sprint
  ARRL 50 MHz Spring Sprint
    E-mail:  contest at arrl.org
    Mail:  ARRL Spring Sprints
           225 Main Street
           Newington, CT  06111

  CQ Vikings Contest             June 25, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  ICMA
           Attn: Magnus Aronsson
           POB 685
           S-521 21 Falkoping

  Alaska QSO Party               June 30, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Jim Wiley, KL7CC
           8023 E. 11th Ct.
           Anchorage, AK  99504

  CQM International DX Contest   July 1, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Krenkel Central Radio Club of RF
           P.O. Box 88

  Baltic Contest                 July 1, 1996
    E-mail:  Gediminas.Daubaris at rf.ktu.lt
    Mail:  Baltic Contest
           POB 210
           LT 3000 Kaunas

  RSGB 1.8 MHz Contest, CW       July 8, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  RSGB
           77 Bensham Manor Rd.
           Thornton Heath
           Surrey CR7 7AF

  TOEC WW Grid Contest, Phone    July 9, 1996
    E-mail:  TOEC at pobox.com
    Mail:  TOEC
           Box 2063
           S-831 02  Ostersund

  CQWW WPX Contest, CW           July 10, 1996
    E-mail:  n8bjq at erinet.com
    Mail:  CQ Magazine, WPX Contest, CW
           76 N. Broadway
           Hicksville, NY  11801

  ARRL June VHF QSO Party        July 10, 1996
    E-mail:  contest at arrl.org
    Mail:  ARRL June VHF QSO Party
           225 Main Street
           Newington, CT  06111

  Volta WW RTTY Contest          July 31, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  Francesco Di Michele, I2DMI
           POB 55
           22063 Cantu

  World Telecom Day, CW & SSB    July 31, 1996
    E-mail:  (none)
    Mail:  LABRE WTD Contest Committee
           POB 07-0004
           70359 Brasilia (DF)
End of log submittal deadlines

>From bluethner at fep.fhg.de (Ralf =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bl=FCthner?=)  Mon Jun 10 08:10:59 1996
From: bluethner at fep.fhg.de (Ralf =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bl=FCthner?=) (Ralf =?iso-8859-1?Q?Bl=FCthner?=)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 09:10:59 +0200
Subject: clx - clustersoft
Message-ID: <9606100710.AA17901 at fep.fhg.de>

       hi guys !

i wounder if there is anyone which using clx-Clustersoftware for linux ?!

Uwe Krause

bbs    : dl6mpg at db0oca.#saa.deu.eu
ampr   : dl6mpg at db0oca.ampr.org
email  : uwe.krause at student.uni-magdeburg.de
   OR    bluethner at fep.fhg.de

Tel. +49 (0) 351/46 77-153
Fax  +49 (0) 351/46 77-179

>From JEH at on.mobitel.telia.se (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081)  Mon Jun 10 11:36:22 1996
From: JEH at on.mobitel.telia.se (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081) (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 10:36:22 GMT+1
Subject: WPX single op (WN4KKN)
Message-ID: <E358IIM29Z5I*/R=A1/R=ROONA/U=JEH/@MHS.stoa.mobitel.telia.se>

Wow, nice to see someone from the US write something smart.
Tnx Trey!
I do get very sad reading comments like the ones from W2SC.

73 de Jim SM2EKM     jeh at on.mobitel.telia.se

>From gary.hinson at natpower.com (Gary Hinson)  Mon Jun 10 10:51:00 1996
From: gary.hinson at natpower.com (Gary Hinson) (Gary Hinson)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 09:51:00 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: Optimal noise floor
Message-ID: <199606100907.AA05324 at gatekeeper.research.natpower.co.uk>

An article in NewScientist magazine (1 June 96) caught my eye ...
in a nutshell, researchers have discovered that superimposing a
small amount of noise on a pure signal can INCREASE the ability of
human subjects to copy very weak signals, whether visual or audio. 
The article implies that the phenomenon, called "stochastic 
resonance" (stochastic because the noise is random, resonance 
because the noise blips seem to resonate with the desired signal), 
is not well understood but there are some scientific findings which
seem to support it.  The noise seems to bring the real signal just
above the minimal level of perception.
So, a question for CONTESTers using DSP: do you actually find that
weak-signal copy improved or worsened if the white-noise is
removed??  OK OK I've heard the arguments about DSP 'reducing
fatigue', and of course it's wonderful at removing tuner-uppers,
SSTV etc., but what really happens on a clear channel [some hope!]
with weak and watery signals [like mine!!]?
Comments please.
73,  Gary  G4iFB
gary.hinson at natpower.com

>From ab5mm at topher.net (Steve Fletcher)  Mon Jun 10 11:35:49 1996
From: ab5mm at topher.net (Steve Fletcher) (Steve Fletcher)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 05:35:49 -0500
Subject: 10M on TL-922A
Message-ID: <31BBFA85.6961 at mail.topher.net>

Need info. please. Can someone help.
Just purchased a back-up amp for shack.
Kenwood TL-922A. Late Model/Serial No.
Need to know how to obtain 10 meters.
Looks like tank coil is tapped for 10 and looks like there is a input pi-net for the grid.
Band Sw. has only five (5) positions. Can't see a "stop-tab" to remove. Must be in front of sw. assy.
Any help would be appreciated!

Steve AB5MM
ab5mm at topher.net

>From dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel)  Mon Jun 10 13:28:39 1996
From: dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel) (Dieter Dippel)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:28:39 MEZ
Subject: WAEDC-Contest 1996 (Rules)
Message-ID: <4A77C1E4407 at isis.rrze.uni-erlangen.de>

WAE contests 1996

960529/0934z DB0ABH, 960529/0835z DB0AAB, 960529/0827z DB0RBS

Transfer 29.05.96 10:32 by DL2DN @ DB0RBS.#BW.DEU.EU
From: DL2DN @ DB0RBS.#BW.DEU.EU  (Herbert)

+--------------------------+      CW : 10 Aug 0000 UTC - 11 Aug 2400 UTC
| European DX Contest 1996 |      SSB: 14 Sep 0000 UTC - 15 Sep 2400 UTC
+--------------------------+     RTTY:  9 Nov 0000 UTC - 10 Nov 2400 UTC
For more detailed information please write to WAEDC Committee, Box 1126,
D-74370 Sersheim, Germany (SAE/IRC).

This is the 42nd annual contest sponsored by the DARC. The activity will 
be between  European  countries and the  rest of  the world (except RTTY
where everybody works everybody).

3.5 - 7 - 14 - 21- 28MHz. Minimum operating time on a band is 15minutes. 
A quick band change is allowed to work new multipliers.

(A) Single operator, all bands.
(B) Multi-operator, single transmitter. Only one signal may be on the air 
    at any given time  except  when  new  mutipliers  are worked on other
    bands. It is not allowed to transmit or receive QTCs parallel to QSO-
(C) SWL.

DX packet cluster spotting is allowed in all classes.

Only  36  hours of operating time out  of the  48-hour contest period are
permitted for single operator stations.  The 12-hour off timemay be taken 
in one, but not  more than 3 periods any time during the contest and must 
be indicated in the log.  Off time must be at least 1 hour.

Exchange: RS(T) plus QSO number starting with 001.

One point per QSO. If QTC traffic (see there) is made, one point for each 
complete QTC.

QTC Traffic:
Additional point  credit  may  be  earned by making use of the QTC traffic 
feature. A  QTC is a report  of a confirmed QSO that took place earlier in 
the contest.A QTC can only be sent by a non-European station back to a Eu-
ropean station. (But only once and not to the station reported in the QTC.) 
The general idea is that after a number of Europeans have  been  worked  by 
a DX station, a list of these QSOs can be reported  back during  a QSO with 
another European station.

A QTC contains the time, call  and QSO number of the station being reported 
(i.e. 1234 DF0AA 031, which  means that  DF0AA  has been worked at 1234 UTC
and gave serial number 031).

DX: A maximum of 10 QTCs to a EU station is allowed.
EU: You can receive a maximum of 10 QTCs from a DX station.

Your log must show on which band the QTCs were sent (outside EU) or recei-
ved (EU).

(Exception RTTY, which allows transmitting  and receiving of  QTCs, but not 
between the  same  continent. The sum of QTCs sent and received between two 
stations must not exceed 10.)

A station can be worked several times to complete the number of 10 QTCs.QTCs 
are sent in series. 3/7 indicates that this is the third series of QTCs  and 
7 QTCs are being reported.

The multiplier for  Europeans  is determined by the number of DXCC countries 
outside Europe  worked on each band. The multiplier for non-Europeans is de-
termnined  by  the number of European countries worked on each band (see WAE 
country list). In the RTTY part themultiplier is determined by the number of 
countries  worked on the WAE/DXCC country lists.

Bonus Multiplier: Multiply your multiplier  on 80 meters by 4,  on 40 meters 
by 3, and on 20/15/10 meters by 2.

Final score:
Total QSO points  plus total QTC points times the sum  total multiplier from
all bands. (i.e.:(200 QSOs+100 QTCs)*80 multiplier points= 24000 final score)

Only single operator, all band class may be used. The same callsign, European
or non-European, may be counted only once per band. The log must contain both 
callsigns of a QSO and at least one of the  control  numbers.   Each callsign
counts one point, each complete QTC one point (only a maximum of ten QTCs per
station). You can count up to two  QSO points and two multipliers in one QSO.
The multiplier is determined by the DXCC and WAE country lists.

Club competition:
Club members must operate within a 500km diameter and the club is required to
be a local club,  not  a  national organization. To be listed, three  entries
from  a  club are requested and the club's  score is determined by its member 
scores in the CW,  SSB  and RTTY  part of the WAEDC. A special trophy will be 
awarded by the DARC to the winning clubs from Europe and Non-Europe.

Certificates and plaques:
Certificates are awarded to the top scorers in each class in each country.
Continental winners will receive a plaque.

It is suggested that you use the official DARC or equivalent log forms.Submit
a dupe sheet for each band. A summary sheet showing the scoring and signed de-
claration is  required. Logs may be sub mitted on a disk. The 5,25 or 3,5 inch
disk must be  MS-DOS formatted (40 or 80 tracks) and the ASCII files must con-
tain all contest QSO information in the same order as the usual paper logs.

Logs must be postmarked no later  than  September 15th for the CW section, Oc-
tober 15th for the SSB section and December 15th for the RTTY section.

Mailing address :
WAEDC Contest Committee, P.O.Box 1126, D-74370 Sersheim, Germany


from outside compuserve: 100712.2226 at compuserve.com
             compuserve only: 100712,2226  

WAE country list:
OZ-PA-R1/FJL-R1/MVI-RA-RA2-S5-SM-SP -SV-SV5Rhodes-SV9 Crete-SY-T7-T9-TA1-TF-
TK-UR-YL-YO-YU-Z3-ZA-ZB2-1A0-3A-4U1 Geneva-4U1 Vienna-9A-9H

Meet YOU in WAEDC 1996!

73 Herb DL2DN @ DB0RBS.#BW.DEU.EU 

>From dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel)  Mon Jun 10 13:20:01 1996
From: dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel) (Dieter Dippel)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 12:20:01 MEZ
Subject: Bavarian Contest Club on HAMRADIO 1996
Message-ID: <4A756BE3FBC at isis.rrze.uni-erlangen.de>

*************** Preliminary information ***************
June 28th to June 30th 1996
Also this year you will find the BAVARIAN CONTEST CLUB (B.C.C.)
on the HAMRADIO in Friedrichshafen 
June 28 to June 30, 1996
All Contester and DXers of the world are welcome in our booth 208 in hall 2.
Additional highlights
Saturday, June 29th - hall 2 room B
09:30 responsible DARC Lothar, DL 5 ATD 
10:30 responsible BCC - we are planning
contesting at 9A1A - by Petar, 9A6A ?  -ex 9A2MP
contesting at IQ4A - by Claudio, I4VEQ
Now the possiblities for longer chats - please let`s meet each other:
The Bavarian Contest Club and the Rhine-Ruhr-DX-Association 
invite you to come and join us:
Friday, 28.06.96 around 19:30 local time in the restaurant
"Beim Bene"
Teuringer Strasse 2
88045 Friedrichshafen
phone: 07541/54997
(situated very close to the fair ground)
** and ** 
Saturday, 29.06.96 around 19:30 local time in the restaurant
Gasthof "Adler"
Hauptstr. 57
88048 Ailingen
(telephone: 07541/6080)
(*** you know this restaurant from the last years ***)
On Saturday evening at 9 pm the B.C.C. presents
******* a new way of contesting *********
an alternative to low sunspot numbers and bad conditions 
Don`t miss this one
issued by DK 2 OY  - 09.06.96 -

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