K5GA at aol.com K5GA at aol.com
Wed Jun 26 00:13:16 EDT 1996

I was truly saddened to hear that Chas passed away.

He was ALWAYS in there to give us a Q on as many bands as possible. It did
not matter how small or insignificant the contest was. He was there. I do not
think he ever touched the speed knob on his keyer. He always sent his CW the
same speed.

Thanks to Hose for passing along the address. I will be sending my
to his family in the morning mail.

Bill   K5GA

>From k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy & Connie Thompson)  Wed Jun 26 04:13:00 1996
From: k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy & Connie Thompson) (Randy & Connie Thompson)
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 23:13:00 -0400
Subject: New Contest Stories at www.contesting.com - Again!
Message-ID: <01BB62F0.DF3FE400 at k5zd.ultranet.com>

I am a lid.  Apologies for the strange message yesterday.  Here is what =
it should have been!

While you were all fighting Murphy and other Field Day trauma, I spent a =
cold rainy day converting the best of the contest story e-mails to HTML. =
 Looking for some inspiration or ideas in advance of the fall contests, =


Here's what's been added:

   K1ZX, Single Operator High Power
   N2NT (op. KZ2S), Single Operator High Power
   K5ZD, Single Operator High Power
   K1TO, Single Operator High Power

   N5RZ, Single Operator High Power
   AB5KD (op. WB5VZL), Single Operator High Power
   N3BB (op. AA5RB), Single Operator High Power
   VE4GV, Single Operator Low Power

   K5ZD (op. W2SC), Single Operator All Band, High Power
   K3ZO, Single Operator, All Band, High Power

   XE2KB, Multi-operator Single-transmitter
   N2RM, Multi-operator Two-transmitter

WPX Phone
   WM2C (at N6RO) Multi-operator Multi-transmitter

   WP2AHW (W2SC op), Single Operator All Band, High Power
   KE2PF, Single Operator All Band, High Power
   K3ZO, Single Operator All Band, High Power
   K3EST, Multi-operator Multi-transmitter

   1996 CQ 160M CW Contest, ON4UN, Single Operator, High Power


Randy K5ZD

k5zd at contesting.com

>From garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz)  Wed Jun 26 05:18:52 1996
From: garyk9gs at solaria.sol.net (Gary Schwartz) (Gary Schwartz)
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 23:18:52 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: 80M Field Day antennas?
Message-ID: <Pine.3.02.9606252352.C19146-b100000 at solaria.sol.net>

I'd be interested in learning what the big guns are using for FD antennas
on 80M.  For the past two years, our group has used a horizontal loop(
full wave on 80M) at 40 feet on 80,40 and 20M.  On 40 and 20M, this thing
works great.  I've never had any problems maintaining a run.  80M, OTOH,
is a much different story.  It seems as if we can hear well and also do OK
working guys S&P most of the time but just cannot get any runs going.

I'm thinking that this may be due to several factors:

1) Getting on the band too late. (0600 or later) Perhaps the band is too
long by then?

2) Maybe all the QRN from all the summer storms makes it difficult for the
other stations to hear?  This year, we used a ~400 foot Beverage on
receive and it really made a difference.

3) Maybe 80M just isn't the "bread-n-butter" band everyone thinks it is in FD?

Anyway, I'd like to get some responses from FD ops that think the have a
really commanding signal on 80M and learn what they are using.

I'll summarize the replies for the reflector.

Gary K9GS 
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