Visit to Rochester NY

lu7dw at lu7dw at
Thu Jun 27 20:45:56 EDT 1996

In the next week I'll be travelling to Rochester NY.    Would like to
know any way to meet contesters and if it were any asociation to visit
while in the city. Also I could help to any Ham from Rochester to get
the eagerly awaited QSL from Argentina.  Just let me know it.
Claudio LU7DW        e-mail: lu7dw at

>From zs6nw at (Jan van Niekerk)  Fri Jun 28 02:35:08 1996
From: zs6nw at (Jan van Niekerk) (Jan van Niekerk)
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 18:35:08 -0700
Subject: Global protection
Message-ID: <31D336CC.12A0 at>

I have heard that one can protect the second radio's input stage with a 
25mA fuse or a small light globe.  Someone pointed out to me that the 
advantage of a light globe is that it does not blow, just goes high 
resistance while it glows. In other words, it's a resetable fuse.

Anyone with experience on fuses/light globes for 2nd radio protection 
and if there is possibly a Radio Shack part number for a suitable light 
globe. (Or is it called a light bulb)


Jan zs6nw

>From je1cka at (Takao KUMAGAI)  Fri Jun 28 03:40:33 1996
From: je1cka at (Takao KUMAGAI) (Takao KUMAGAI)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 11:40:33 +0900
Subject: JIDX 95 PH result now available
Message-ID: <199606280240.LAA21590 at>

We are happy to announce that 1995 JIDX Phone Contest Results 
are now available.

The full results were published on July "Five Nine" magazine 
with several photos. And today the results are available electricaly 
as below.

1. Anonymous FTP

jidx95ph.all            19202   Jun 26    95 PH    result JA+DX listing
jidx95ph.dx             11642   Jun 26    95 PH    result DX listing

2. info-server by email
mailto: jidx-info at

with the following command(s) in the body of the message.
#get jidx95ph.dx
#get index

There are past results and rules at both sites.
	JIDX contest committee chairman
	Tack Kumagai JE1CKA/KH0AM
	Internet: je1cka at
	TEL:81-30-066-6408, FAX:81-423-93-4449
	P O Box 22, Mitaka, Tokyo 181, Japan

>From k6ll at (David O. Hachadorian)  Fri Jun 28 11:57:52 1996
From: k6ll at (David O. Hachadorian) (David O. Hachadorian)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 02:57:52 PST
Subject: Charlie, W6UQF, SK
Message-ID: <19960628.025754.4951.0.k6ll at>

Charlie lived 200 miles west of me, and we worked in every
domestic cw contest. There's a huge mountain range between
us, and almost all of the QSO's were via some kind of scatter. 
There was no mistaking that weak signal, which was
instantly recognizable because of the distinctive fist, the
slower speed, the characteristic flutter, and the letter "Q",
which somehow always got through. It's hard to believe that 
there won't be any more of those QSO's, which had become a
tradition over so many contests and so many years.

Whenever his work with Caltrans took him near the Arizona
border, he would drop in and we'd talk at length about contesting
and life in general. Beneath that bear-like exterior was a highly
intelligent, gentle, and sensitive individual. Those sessions will
indeed be missed by both myself and my wife Jacki.

Good DX'ing Charlie. We'll have a cool one in your memory
at the WRTC. I'm sure you'll be there.

Dave, K6LL

>From k5zd at (Randy & Connie Thompson)  Fri Jun 28 01:58:06 1996
From: k5zd at (Randy & Connie Thompson) (Randy & Connie Thompson)
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 20:58:06 -0400
Subject: FW: Why I had to wait to become a ham
Message-ID: <01BB6480.2430F3C0 at>

> From: 	AA3JU[SMTP:george at]
> Subject: 	Why I had to wait to become a ham

> We discussed recently about young people in contesting.  I then stated =
> I am not really all that old.  And what I see coming is this:  That =
> there is going to be a No Code HF license it will be reletively easy =
to get
> too.  CW exclusive band plans will cease as the burgeoning numbers of
> operators choke the band space that we have.  Since these phone only =
> will vastly out number the CW proficient ops they will get there way =
just as
> the codeless ops will now eventually get there way.
> Contests will be seen as worthless use of spectrum interfereing with =
> long distance nets and eventually either outlawed or so horribly =
> with that contesting will be no fun at all.
Cheer up, it probably won't be as bad as you think!

I lived in Tokyo at the height of the Japanese no code licensing boom.  =
They were licensing new hams faster than you could work 'em.  Over 1 =
Million licenses were issued in a country the size of California.

JA has no official CW or SSB segments.  Just the usual gentlemen's =
agreements same as most other countries.

Know what?  Even though the phone bands were crowded with people having =
a good time and enjoying radio, the CW bands were still there and very =
active.  I doubt the USA will ever have this density of ham population =
even if the FCC started paying people to get their ticket.

Its true that JA hams are recognized as being the most polite on the =
planet.  However, in general the US hams are equally compliant with the =
rules and band plans. =20

Here is what you can do to help...

1. Promote CW as being fun.  (It is!)  People will be curious and give =
it a try.  Some number will love it and others won't.  I bet that enough =
will like it to keep it a viable part of the hobby for another 20-30 =
years (can you say digital?).

2. Promote ham radio in any/all forms.  The more people in the hobby, =
the more people who will fall for #1 above.

3. Promote contesting.  It is still the best way to learn and test =
operating proficiency.  See #1.  [Field Day is an excellent example of =
the general interest in operating/contesting among the general ham =

Randy Thompson, K5ZD

Randy Thompson, K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at
11 Hollis Street,  Uxbridge, MA 01569
h (508) 278-2355  w (508) 337-6600

>From n3rr at (Bill Hider)  Fri Jun 28 06:18:01 1996
From: n3rr at (Bill Hider) (Bill Hider)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 1996 01:18:01 -0400
Subject: N3RR OPEN HOUSE 8/3/96
Message-ID: <199606280518.BAA26921 at>

Attention all CONTESTERS, DXers, VHFers, HAMS, HAMS-to-be, XYLs, HARMONICS,

Open house at the N3RR QTH begins at high Noon on Saturday, August 3, 1996
and runs until...!!

Food and beverages will be served!  Bring an appetite!

My two Harmonics (Brian, 12 and Brittney, 9) have told me to be sure to
invite your kids because they will be organizing many activities for the
kids!  Brittney says to be sure the kids bring their bathing suits.

If you plan to come, please RSVP to one of the addresses below with the
number in your party.  I'd like to be able to plan the event properly!!


Take I-270 South from Frederick, MD or North from the Capital Beltway
(I-495) to the Shady Grove Road exit.  Go West on Shady Grove Road.

Go past the hospital on your right and turn left at the next traffic light
(Darnestown Rd).

Turn right at the next traffic light (Glen Mill Road).

Go 1.7 miles up Glen Mill Road and turn right onto Lakewood Drive.

Follow Lakewood Drive past the pond on your right into the cul-de-sac.  My
QTH is the house to the left of the towers!! Park where indicated.  Park on
Lakewood drive if all else is full.

Hope you can make it....It'll be a great Summer day!!!


Bill Hider, N3RR
10241 Lakewood Drive
Rockville, MD 20850-3661
39 DEG 4 MIN N 77 DEG 13 MIN W

>From 0002090328 at (DANIEL VIOLETTE)  Fri Jun 28 06:32:00 1996
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 96 00:32 EST
Subject: Help w/PED and SB 32 pnp (16 bit card)
Message-ID: <82960628053228/0002090328PK1EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

-- [ From: Dan Violette * EMC.Ver #2.3 ] --

I have been trying off and on for a couple months to try to get PED to work
with my new SB32 pnp board (latest 16 bit Sound Blaster board, does Plug-n-Play)
.  Got a true SB mainly for PED and the variants.  Works fine with VPED and
RUFZ (w/RFZSOUND).  With three different sources of PED411i, I always get No
Sound Board Detected on all attempts and attempts at changing settings.  The
Plug-n-Play sound board sets itself up automatically even though I am using
Windows 3.1 and DOS 6.22 (Not Win 95).

It sets up:  BLASTER=A220 I10 D0 H5 P300 E620 T6   <--- T6 req'd for SB32, I
have tried different other settings

Any help or a source of help would be appreciated.

Dan KI6X      <DViolette at>

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list