FW: American Airlines Net SAAver Fares

frenaye at pcnet.com frenaye at pcnet.com
Thu Jun 13 00:40:50 EDT 1996

A bunch of airlines are now using the Internet to sell unused tickets at the 
last moment.  I've attached the weekly message from American Airlines so you 
can subscribe if interested.  I've also seen someone (Northwestern?) offering 
a whole 757 full of seats from Chicago to Hong Kong (or somewhere like that) 
on an auction basis (somthing like the highest 250 bids get a seat).  This 
may be useful for those last minute decisions to contest somewhere outside of 
the black hole for example.

73 Tom

---------------Original Message---------------
  American's new Net SAAver Fares are the easiest way to save on American 
Airlines and American Eagle.  These low fares are good for travel for this 
weekend only -- leaving anytime Saturday, June 15, 1996 and returning anytime 
the following Monday or Tuesday.
  For travel this weekend, call 1-800-344-6702 and ask for our special 
Net SAAver Fares.  If you're booking through your Travel Agent, be sure to 
give them the special eight hundred number and have them refer to 
Net SAAver fares when making your reservation.
  These special low fares go fast -- so make your reservation today.  If 
you would like to learn more about the domestic US destinations listed, 
check our route map in the Service Information area of the AA web site at 
  For the following markets, travel may originate in either city:

Fare			Market (Airport Code)
---------		----------------------------------------------

$69			Chicago (ORD) - Springfield, IL (SPI)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Shreveport, LA (SHV)
			Miami (MIA) - Sarasota, FL (SRQ)

$79			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX 
			New York City (JFK Arpt only) - Syracuse, NY (SYR)

$89			Chicago (ORD) - Evansville, IN (EVV)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Amarillo, TX (AMA)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - San Antonio, TX (SAT)

$129			Chicago (ORD) - Atlanta, GA (ATL)
			Chicago (ORD) - Denver, CO (DEN)
			Chicago (ORD) - Houston, TX
			  (IAH - Intercontinental Arpt only)
			Chicago (ORD) -
			  White Plains/Westchester County, NY (HPN)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Albuquerque, NM (ABQ)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Denver, CO (DEN)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Omaha, NE (OMA)

$159			Chicago (ORD) - Tucson, AZ (TUS)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Hartford/Springfield, CT 
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Orange County, CA (SNA)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - San Diego, CA (SAN)
			Miami (MIA) - Boston, MA (BOS)
			Miami (MIA) - Newark, NJ (EWR)

$189			Chicago (ORD) - Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Washington, DC
			  (National or Dulles Arpts)

  For the following international markets travel must originate in the 
domestic US city:
Fare			Market (Airport Code)
---------		----------------------------------------------

$89			Chicago (ORD) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada (YYZ)

$159			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

$160			Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) - Guadalajara, Mexico (GDL)

  Leaving anytime this Saturday, June 15, 1996 and returning anytime the 
following Monday or Tuesday.  Seats are limited.  Fares apply to nonstop 
flights only and may not be available on all flights.  Fares are subject to 
change without notice.
  Call 1-800-344-6702 or ask your Travel Agent to call the same number.  
Refer to Net SAAver fares.
  Reduced rate fares are available only during the specific week in which 
they are published via Internet E-mail.  Tickets must be purchased within 24 
hours of making reservations.  Seats are limited.  Fares may not be available 
on all flights and are subject to change without notice.  Tickets are 
nonrefundable; however, changes to your ticket may be made if you pay a $50 
service charge and meet the restrictions applicable to the new fare.  
International fares are subject to government approval.  Government taxes and 
fees of up to $48, varying by destination, are not included and may vary 
slightly depending on currency exchange rates at the time of purchase.  Local 
airport charges up to $12 per round trip may be collected in addition to the 
advertised price.  Offer not available in conjunction with any American or 
other airline's discount, coupon, or promotional offer.  A portion of travel 
may be on American Eagle, American's regional airline associate.  Net SAAver 
Fares is a trademark, and American Airlines and American Eagle are registered 
trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

----------End of Original Message----------

E-mail: frenaye at pcnet.com  
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093 Phone: 860-668-5444

>From n6ig at netcom.com (Jim Pratt)  Thu Jun 13 00:52:32 1996
From: n6ig at netcom.com (Jim Pratt) (Jim Pratt)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 16:52:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Fwd: Pre-WRTC Poll
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9606121601.A14419-0100000 at netcom10>

On Tue, 11 Jun 1996 BK1ZX70SFL at aol.com wrote:

> What function does this Poll serve? 
> Are we betting on others' operating skills as we feel will be needed for this
> particular contest as we forsee it will unfold? Is it that some of us feel it
> would be (pick something, i.e. :) sherely a domestic competition and the best
> SS team will sweep it....or a DX contest and the DX will take it?????

My impression will be that the poll will serve to point out those people 
who are:

     a)  the most well known
     b)  the most well liked.

Whether there is any correlation to the operating skill of the 
competitors remains to be seen...

73  Jim  N6IG  (teammate of K4UEE)

>From steve.steltzer at paonline.com (WF3T)  Thu Jun 13 05:48:52 1996
From: steve.steltzer at paonline.com (WF3T) (WF3T)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 01:48:52 -0300
Subject: Reply to Kenwood

For those with an interest, here's a copy of my reply to Paul Middleton,
KD6NUH, Kenwood's director of marketing. Feel free to forward it to other
mailing lists if you so desire. There IS power in numbers. And a sincere
thank you to everyone who has taken the time to write/email Kenwood, and to
me expressing support. Send your email now, maybe CONTESTING will still be
around in 5 or 10 years.

>Dear Mr. Middleton,
>        Congratulations on a very well presented defense of your decision
to market Kenwood products through CB and truckstop distributors. You should
have been a politician. However, I think you may find the average Amateur is
a bit smarter than the average voter, sir. Quite frankly, your
response/official policy is a bunch of unmitigated bull crap. Declining
Amateur population? I think you'd better check the license figures.
Declining hamfest attendance? I don't know what is happening in Calif, but
on the east coast I KNOW that's BS. They were towing cars away for lack of
parking at Timonium. Declining sales of Amateur equipment? Maybe for
Kenwood, but I suggest you check Yaesu's figures, since their FT1000D and
now FT1000MP, are kicking Kenwood's butt in the HF arena. A typical
politician's ploy, a decrease in the rate of increase must be a cut. As I
said before, BS.
>        Amateurs who use the HF spectrum are well aware of the results of
unregulated marketing to the general public. Unlicensed South/Central
American and Indonesian stations are all over the bands, using SSB and AM in
CW portions of the bands, 26 to 28 MHZ is full of truckers and pirate base
stations now. Yep, a million unlicensed truckers on worldwide bands is just
what the hobby (or is it Kenwood's sales figures) needs.  
>        Mr. Middleton, I would suggest if you truly have the good of the
hobby that provides you with a living in mind, to put your money where your
mouth is, and carry out all of the things in your response EXCEPT the CB
distributor marketing plan. Or is the real truth that you care about nothing
but increased sales? In this day of worship of the almighty dollar, where
ethics and moral values take a back seat to profit and stock price, it seems
there are only 2 things you can do to get people's attention: physically
hurt them or take money out of their pocket. I state again: If you proceed
KIND WHATSOEVER, and will continue to urge every licensed Amateur I can
contact to do the same.
>                                                             Sincerely,
>                                                             Steven G. Steltzer
>                                                             WF3T

*\*  steve.steltzer at paonline.com (WF3T)  *\*
*\*        Harley Davidson Inc.          *\*

>From rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd)  Thu Jun 13 03:15:23 1996
From: rlboyd at CapAccess.org (Rich L. Boyd) (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 22:15:23 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: TIC and RTS
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.960612221156.16689J-100000 at cap1.capaccess.org>

I've often thought of the disadvantage Dave Leeson mentions with a 
rotating tower -- that all the antennas are pointed the same direction 
when beaming different directions simultaneously might be a nice option 
to have many times.  Wouldn't having an RTS --and-- ringrotators on it 
address this?  Have zero (north) on the TIC mean lined up with the other 
antenna(e) and 45 left or 45 right (or whatever) would have to be 
mentally added or subtracted from the "main" indicator?  I could see 
someone writing software that runs on a PC that would keep track of this 
better, control all the rotators, "counter-rotate" the "off-direction" 
ones, etc. to maintain their headings when the tower itself rotators.

At one time the "state of the art" in big gun towers was Telrex's Big 
Bertha (I guess).  Same problem, everything points the same direction, 
not today's state of the art where you wanna be able to beam different 
directions.  Ringrotators should fit the Big Bertha as well as an 
RTS-tower and bring these up to the current state of the art.  ??


Rich Boyd KE3Q

>From km9p at contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Thu Jun 13 03:25:42 1996
From: km9p at contesting.com (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 22:25:42 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Sidemount Summary - short
Message-ID: <199606130225.WAA00801 at paris.akorn.net>

I received a lot of mail on this one.  Thanks to all.  The consensus was to
use the one by IIX in Illinois.  


Grab a copy of NCJ and look up IIX.
They have a nice sidemount pictured. Call between 7-10 pm central time
and talk to Doug. He'll tell you that the side mount is $189 plus about
$13 UPS. He suggested a Ham-M rotor to turn a 40-2CD on it. I'm trying
to find one used, but if I can't, I'll call back and place the order.
Oh- BTW - it gives about 300 degrees of rotation.

-Tony, K1KP, fisher at hp-and2.an.hp.com


Bill, KM9P
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