FW: American Airlines Net SAAver Fares

frenaye at pcnet.com frenaye at pcnet.com
Thu Jun 13 04:22:35 EDT 1996

>On Wed, 12 Jun 1996 frenaye at pcnet.com wrote:
>> 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 
>Hi Tom!  Perhaps I am blind, but I didn't see subscription information in 
>the message you attached.  I saw an 800 number and a web-page address, 
>but no e-mail address to send a subscription request to.  Is there one, 
>or do you need to use a web-browser to look at the web site first.  Or am 
>I truly blind?
>73, Jim  N6IG

It appears you have to subscribe by going to their web page 
(http://www2.amrcorp.com/cgi-bin/aans) and filling in the form (text is 
below), or maybe a message to webmaster at amrcorp.com will do it.

      73 Tom

PS: Blind, no...  But my sources tell me you're the one to beat at WRTC. GL! 

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>From garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz)  Thu Jun 13 04:19:54 1996
From: garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz) (Gary Schwartz)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 22:19:54 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: TIC and RTS
Message-ID: <Pine.3.02.9606122252.A21883-c100000 at solaria.sol.net>

On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Rich L. Boyd wrote:

> 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.

I think that the way to do this would be to replace the pots that are used
for the directional indicators on both the RTS and Ringrotors with optical
encoders.  Then it would be a fairly simple matter to design  an embedded
microprocessor, like a PIC (Micro-Chip), to count pulses and display the
true direction of every antenna on the tower.  Limit stops could even be
coded to avoid trashing the feedlines and warn the operator that he needs
to swing the antenna the other direction.

A really advanced version could allow someone with, say a 4 stack of
yagis, to have them all pointed in different directions and with the push
of a switch, they would all swing to EU or JA or whatever preset was
designed in. It would be very cool to have a BIG lighted pushbutton on the
rotor control box marked "SYNCHRONIZE!" !!

The beauty of doing it this way is that one of the most troublesome
components is eliminated, namely the pot with it's wiper-arm.

There are literally hundreds of features and specific configurations that
could be handled.

Any thoughts??

Gary K9GS 
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>From donovanf at sgate.com (Frank Donovan)  Thu Jun 13 04:36:35 1996
From: donovanf at sgate.com (Frank Donovan) (Frank Donovan)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 23:36:35 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: W3LPL Open House - June 15th
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.93.960612233159.27678A-100000 at jekyll.sgate.com>

All contesters and DXers, young and old, beginners and oldtimers, are
welcome to the annual W3LPL Open House and PVRC/NCDXA joint meeting in
Glenwood, MD on Saturday June 15th from noon to 6:00 pm.

CJ's Beef Barn will arrive at noon with an excellent BBQ lunch for
everyone who wishes to join in!  They will be serving lunch until 3:00 pm.

Lunch will be $12.00 for all you can eat:
BBQ Beef    BBQ Pork   Potato Salad   Baked Beans    Sheet Cake
NCDXA is providing a 1/2 keg of beer and soft drinks for all.

At about 1:00 pm WY3P will arrive with his famous ice cream truck!

 Directions from I-95:

Take Rt 32 West (Exit 38B) west towards Columbia and Clarksville.
Follow Rt 32 for 13 miles and turn left at the 1st traffic signal,
Burntwoods Rd.  Follow Burntwoods Rd for 1.7 miles and turn right on Hobbs
Rd.  Park on the grass in front of the towers.

 Directions from Montgomery County.

Take Rt 97 (Georgia Av) north through Olney and Sunshine and cross the
Patuxent River into Howard county.  Five miles into Howard Co, turn right
onto Burntwoods Rd.  Follow Burntwoods for one mile and turn left on Hobbs

Directions from I-70:

Take I-70 West to Route 32 (Exit 80).  At the bottom of the exit ramp,
turn left onto Rt 32 South towards Clarksville.  After 1/2 mile, turn
right at the first traffic signal onto Rt 144.  Follow Rt 144 for three
miles and turn left onto McKendree Rd (church on left).  Follow McKendree
for 1.5 miles and take the second left onto Hobbs Rd.  W3LPL is one mile
ahead on top of the hill.

CU on Saturday!

>From syam at Glue.umd.edu (De Syam)  Thu Jun 13 04:56:03 1996
From: syam at Glue.umd.edu (De Syam) (De Syam)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 23:56:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kenwood
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960612235207.29730J-100000 at forth.eng.umd.edu>

Just as a matter of interest, the rumor going around Visalia was that the 
Kenwood amateur radio division had lost $5 million in 1995, and that they 
were pulling their inside-the-cover ads in both CQ and QST.  The sales of 
the 870 have reportedly been well below what was expected.  

I'm still content with my three TS-830's and have seen no need to 
upgrade.   Too bad they spent so much R & D  yen on bells and whistles 
nobody needs!

                                        Very 73,

                                    Fred Laun, K3ZO

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Thu Jun 13 05:14:56 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 00:14:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kenwood's marketing
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960613000811.7997H-100000 at Pegasus>

Vy interesting, Kenwood's letter.
What I fear is governmental action (like removal of bands from hams) which
will so anger a segment of the radio users that they will become frequency
outlaws and operate anywhere they want.  Beyond that, which is a kind of
"Freemen's net," if you will (i.e., the Montana guys), is the really angry
who may use their considerable knowledge and gear to muck up all kinds of
radio/tv bands and users.  Twenty or thirty permanently angry folks,
geographically spread and savy, could bring air to ground communication to
a halt, and this is only an example.
PLEASE note that I am NOT advocating these actions, but someone has to say
these fears out loud so that we can come to terms with the dangers.
73, K4VUD

>From ki3v at rnodx.org (Richard Hallman)  Wed Jun 12 05:35:14 1996
From: ki3v at rnodx.org (Richard Hallman) (Richard Hallman)
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 21:35:14 pdt
Subject: Sidemount Summary - short
Message-ID: <31BE4904-00000001 at rnodx.org>

>I received a lot of mail on this one.  Thanks to all.  The consensus was
>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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I have one of the IIX Side Mounts here.....There is a big problem with

  It mounts on ONE leg of the tower...NOT across the face of the tower.  To
me this seems REAL weak for the winds we have in Nevada ( 70+Mph several
times a year!).  It supports a TH7DXX and a TailTwister.

I will be modifying mine this year.  

 See Ya!

               Rich  KI3V    Reno
Richard Hallman               ki3v at rnodx.org
11870 Heartpine St           
Reno Nv  89506               ki3v at w7ta.#nonev.nv

>From harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole)  Thu Jun 13 05:17:39 1996
From: harpole at pegasus.cc.ucf.edu (Charles H. Harpole) (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 00:17:39 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Antenna Changes
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.93.960613001719.7997I-100000 at Pegasus>

I asked first.  de K4VUD

On Wed, 12 Jun 1996, Lee Buller wrote:

> Ladies and Gentlemen....
> Is there anyone out there casting off an old TH6DXX or TH7DX for a newer beam?
> Let me know,....I might take it off your hands....
> Lee Buller
> k0wa at southwind.net

>From je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp (Takao KUMAGAI)  Thu Jun 13 05:23:34 1996
From: je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp (Takao KUMAGAI) (Takao KUMAGAI)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 13:23:34 +0900
Subject: IONSOUND HDX is now available by email
Message-ID: <199606130423.NAA15295 at dumpty.nal.go.jp>

To all who wish to get "FREE IONSOUND HDX HF Propagation Software"

on 96/06/10, Jacob Handwerker writes:

: I would also appreciate it if anyone out there has the facility to 
: accept and reply automatically to such requests by downloading of 
: this DX/contest-related software. If so, please let me know. 

: 73 de Jake, W1FM

I got the original IONSOUND HDX package from Jake and now 
set it for the free distribution by email.

Send an email to
info-contest at dumpty.nal.go.jp

with the following command in the body of the message;
#get ionzip.uu

** do not forget to start with "#"
the file size is 226.7kb so check the maximum email size 
at your site before sending the command.

If you need more instruction how to use "info-contest"
send another mail with

#get index

73	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
	TEL:81-30-066-6408, FAX:81-423-93-4449
	Internet: je1cka at nal.go.jp

>From je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp (Takao KUMAGAI)  Thu Jun 13 05:36:06 1996
From: je1cka at dumpty.nal.go.jp (Takao KUMAGAI) (Takao KUMAGAI)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 13:36:06 +0900
Subject: Contest related data/software distribution by email
Message-ID: <199606130436.NAA15341 at dumpty.nal.go.jp>

I've been running the "info-contest" which is email file server 
since early '95 and have distributed PED/RUFZ/numerous contest 
rules and results.

If you have any data/software/rules/results for free distribution, 
I'm willing to put your data/softwares at "info-contest".
Please send your request to me directly.
	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
	TEL:81-30-066-6408, FAX:81-423-93-4449
	Internet: je1cka at nal.go.jp

>From trogo at primenet.com (Tony Rogozinski)  Thu Jun 13 05:50:12 1996
From: trogo at primenet.com (Tony Rogozinski) (Tony Rogozinski)
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 21:50:12 -0700 (MST)
Subject: Reply to Kenwood
Message-ID: <199606130450.VAA01899 at primenet.com>

Bravo - well said - and the truth!!



At 01:48 AM 6/13/96 -0300, WF3T wrote:
>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.
>>                                                             WF3T
>*\*  steve.steltzer at paonline.com (WF3T)  *\*
>*\*        Harley Davidson Inc.          *\*
                                Tony Rogozinski N7BG
                               One of the "Voo-Dudes"
                                VooDoo Contest Group 
                         ("VooDoo" = white magic from Africa)
                      I Collect TELEGRAPH KEYS - Especially "Bugs" 
               Call Me At 1-800-966-6264 If You Have Any To Sell Or Trade

>From dave at egh.com (David Clemons)  Thu Jun 13 12:45:18 1996
From: dave at egh.com (David Clemons) (David Clemons)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 1996 07:45:18 -0400
Subject: WRTC strategy and winners
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9606130730.B4862-0100000 at newman.egh.com>


	I have seen some intersting comments on what it might take to win 
the WRTC.  There is one thing I hope will not be a factor.  Evidently, 
last time around there were a number of packet spots put out which looked 
something like this:

"To All:  Hey guys, W1A on 14.2222 is K1XYZ and K0ABC! Let's all work them!"

The identity of the operators was not intentionally given away by the 
contestants, but due to simple voice recognition on the part of their 
friends.  I don't know if it had a real effect on the final outcome, but 
it's occurrence was mentioned in a least one publication I've seen.

I would encourage all contesters on this group to avoid putting out any 
spots like that, as it could give an unfair advantage to the U.S. ops.  
I'm sure that the U.S. contestants would also agree with this request.  
No one wants to win if there is a chance that their victory could be 
tainted by something totally out of their control.

73, Dave Clemons K1VUT

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