n0dh at n0dh at
Tue May 14 17:31:20 EDT 1996

Guys (and Gals)

The Question is raised about whether or not this is a good weekend to
have this contest. The real question that needs to be asked is does the
amateur radio contest community really need yet ANOTHER contest? Now we
all owe ole Marconi a debt of gratitude for helping invent amateur radio
maybe it would be more appropriate to rename one of the existing contests
in his about the "IARU Marconi Memorial Championships" in JULY?


dit dit

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Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 10:46:18 +0000
From: biss at (Robert Biss)
Reply-To: biss at (Robert Biss)
To: publinet at
Cc: cq-contest at TGV.COM

Are you sure that you want to do this on this particular weekend!!!!

It is only the weekend of the single most popular event in the United 
States.  This is FIELD DAY WEEKEND!!!!!!

Maybe you want to eliminate the U.S. Competition....

Maybe since this is the 1st of an annual event, you would reconsider what 
weekend you really want to use.

It is probably an oversight on someone's part by not looking at a CONTEST 

73  bob   K3ZNV

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>From janalme at (Jan Almedal)  Tue May 14 21:58:16 1996
From: janalme at (Jan Almedal) (Jan Almedal)
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 22:58:16 +0200
Message-ID: <199605142100.XAA19934 at>

At 16:31 14.05.96 GMT, you wrote:

>Are you sure that you want to do this on this particular weekend!!!!
>73  bob   K3ZNV

We should all remember that it is hard to find a good weekend for ANY new
contest. If in doubt, check my contest calendar, and you will see that there
is, in average, 3.5 contests per weekend year round! Third and fourth
weekend in December is quite good, but I guess that is no coincidence!

So, I guess this rise a big controversy - on the one hand we (in someones
view) have too many contests, on the other hand we have to keep the
frequencies busy to be able to keep them. What will be the right strategy -
any suggestions?
73 de
Jan / LA9HW

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NRRL HF Contest Manager
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>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Tue May 14 22:26:01 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 17:26:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: 80 mtrs and touchlamps
Message-ID: <199605142126.RAA05282 at>

At 10:09 PM 5/13/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Just wondering if I have the only touchcontrol lamps that come on and off 
>while I use 80 mtrs and sometimes 40 mtrs. Tnks de N4UAJ.
This brings back humorous memories! In July of 94 or 93 I was part of a
DXpedition to FP on St Pierre. We put up a monster Battle Creek Special to
work 40, 80, and 160. We found that at night, the residence next to our
motel was experiencing some touch lamp rfi. HI HI  With each transmission,
the lamp would cycle off and on. The resident hadn't a clue what was causing
it. We saw it happen and it didn't take long to figure out what was
happening. Wouldn't suprise me to find the resident suspected ghosts had
moved in. Never had a complaint, but we got a kick out of watching the lamp
cycle.... :')

Some things are just meant to be. 


>From WYLIE at (Tom Wylie)  Tue May 14 22:59:49 1996
From: WYLIE at (Tom Wylie) (Tom Wylie)
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 21:59:49 +0000
Subject: Software help!
Message-ID: <199605142159.VAA19515 at>

Hi and thanks for reading this.   I am a member of the RSGB's HF Contest 
Committee involved in the adjudication of HF Contests.   For the past two 
years we have been struggling with suitable software to help us adjudicate 
the various HF Contests from logs received on disks usually as a .LOG file.

Is there any other software out there available to help us in this process.  
 If so, it can be purchased by the RSGB for restricted use of "listed 
members of the adjudication Committee."

There must be some somewhere - please help!

73 de Tom Wylie

Colloquium Internet

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