Source of bolts & Timewave

JimP911 at JimP911 at
Wed May 15 21:14:36 EDT 1996

Anti-seize compound can be found at any autoparts store.  It is great for any
fastener that may seize up from heat, rust or over torque.  

73 -- Jim KC1SJ

>From kr2j at (Robert E. Naumann)  Thu May 16 02:46:25 1996
From: kr2j at (Robert E. Naumann) (Robert E. Naumann)
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 20:46:25 -0500
Subject: Dayton WX
Message-ID: <01BB429F.D88D6900 at>

I'm so happy they moved Dayton to the month of May in order to have better weather.  We also miss the senior prom that was held in April.



From: 	Bruce Herrick[SMTP:bdh at]
Sent: 	Wednesday, May 15, 1996 1:15 PM
To: 	cq-contest at TGV.COM
Subject: 	Dayton WX

For those venturing to Dayton to participate in the various CONTEST related

Thursday - Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in
the afternoon.  Rain could be heavy at times. Low 55 to 60.  Southwest winds
around 10 MPH.  Chance of rain is 50%.

Thursday night - Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. 
Low in the lower 60s.  Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday - Variable cloudiness with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. 
High mid 80s.  Chance of rain 40%.

Extended forcast for Saturday and Sunday - Warm with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Morning lows in the 60s.  Highs in the 80s.

Fliers should probably expect a bit of turbulence in the area.

Sounds like a fun drive for me...

See y'all at the Society of Midwest Contesters Hospitality Suite in Room
1201 at Stouffers (or whatever they're calling it this year).

73, Bruce WW1M
Bruce D. Herrick               bdh at      Home:   414.462.1270
Pryon Corporation                                  Office: 414.253.5678
N93 W14575 Whittaker Way                           Fax:    414.253.2772
Menomonee Falls, WI  53051                         PacketCluster: WW1M > NB9C

>From smith_k7 at (Rick Smith)  Thu May 16 03:09:03 1996
From: smith_k7 at (Rick Smith) (Rick Smith)
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 19:09:03 -0700
Subject: NA & LTA interface box
Message-ID: <199605160209.TAA26647 at>

get any use out of this interface. It is supposed to take the voice 
keyer control from na and turn in into closures through this plug.  I 
need the pinout for this device, anyone.  Any replies with the obvious 
"contact LTA" will be discarded, they do not respond!!

>From TREY at TGV.COM (Trey Garlough)  Thu May 16 04:23:24 1996
From: TREY at TGV.COM (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 20:23:24 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Frequently Asked Questions
Message-ID: <832217004.439510.TREY at>

Here is the new and improved FAQ.  Many thanks to AD1C for keeping
the momentum going on getting this thing updated.

--Trey, WN4KKN/6


                      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
			  CQ-Contest at TGV.COM


Contained in this FAQ:

  1. General Information about the FAQ and CQ-Contest at TGV.COM
        o About this FAQ
        o About CQ-Contest at TGV.COM
        o Editorial Guidelines
        o Appropriate Topics for Discussion
        o Inappropriate Topics for Discussion
  2. Subscribing and Unsubscribing
        o General Information about Subscribing and Unsubscribing
        o Subscribing to the list
        o Unsubscribing from the list
        o Getting the list in Digest form
        o Temporarily stopping and restarting mail
  3. Operating Practices
  4. Mailing List Archives
  5. E-mail addresses of Contesters
        o General Information about E-mail Addresses
        o WB5VZL List
        o CQ-Contest REVIEW
        o QRZ! Ham Radio CDROM
        o The old-fashioned way!
  6. Related Mailing Lists
        o Contest Results Group -- 3830 at
        o Kids contest group -- kids at
        o CT users group -- ct-user at
        o NA users group -- na-user at
        o SuperDuper users group -- sd-user at
        o TRLOG users group -- trlog at
  7. Internet Resources for Contesters
        o Contest Log Submissions
        o World Wide Web
  8. Finding out more about the Internet


1) General Information about the FAQ, CQ-Contest

1.01) About this FAQ

This FAQ will be posted every so often to the CQ-Contest mailing list.

If there's something you'd like added to this FAQ, please send mail to
WN4KKN (trey at cisco.COM), and he will update it.

1.02) About CQ-Contest at TGV.COM

CQ-Contest at TGV.COM is an electronic mail reflector dedicated to hams
interested in all types of amateur radio contesting. This is a good
place for contest-related announcements, discussions and rumors. This
forum is more like the NCJ than QST; INFO-HAMS at UCSD.EDU and are good places to look for a more rounded
discussion of the hobby.

Although there is overlap between contesters and DXers, CQ-Contest is
not a DX-oriented group. DX at is an electronic mailing
list (reflector) dedicated to the discussion of DXing. For details on
how to subscribe to this and other mailing lists, consult the section
entitled Related Mailing Lists.

CQ-Contest is NOT the place to announce your score after a contest.
3830 at is an electronic mailing list (reflector) for
reporting scores. See the Related Mailing Lists section below for
details on how to subscribe. Jimmy Floyd, WA4ZXA also collects scores
and will occasionally post a summary to CQ-Contest.

Each message you send to CQ-Contest at TGV.COM will be sent out to all
the other subscribers, kind of like a 2-meter repeater that has a
coverage radius of 12,000 miles or so. Think of sending mail to the
list as the equivalent of an ANNOUNCE/FULL message on PacketCluster.
Use regular E-mail to send a message to a specific individual.

1.03) Editorial Guidelines

The rules are very simple. Postings to CQ-CONTEST at TGV.COM should be
non-commerical and related to radio contesting. Anything outside of
those boundries should not be seen here unless specifically approved
by WN4KKN (trey at If Trey thinks the update has merit, he
will likely approve it.

1.04) Appropriate topics for discussion

   * Contest Announcements: Must be true contests, not "operating events"
     or "special events".

   * Contester's shack (inside) hardware/software: Must be relevant to
     CONTESTING, not just a discussion of bells and whistles that have
     little or no application to contesting.

   * Contester's outside shack (antennas/towers/coax/relays): Again, must
     be RELEVANT to contesting.

   * Contester's strategy: Before, during, after. How you planned/executed
     your activities.

   * Contester's skill: What you do that makes you good (or bad).

   * Contester's stories: Must be directly about contesting.

   * Contest ethics

   * Contest rules

   * Contest operators: who was where, who is good, who is an SK, etc.

1.05) Inappropriate topics for discussion

CQ-Contest at TGV.COM is mailing list dedidcated to contesters talking
about contesting. Termendous lattitude is given to INTERESTING topics
ranging far afield, but there are some types of messages that are
strictly inappropriate. For instance:

   * Meta-discussion about the CQ-Contest mailing list. These should be
     conducted in private with WN4KKN (trey at

   * The summary sheet from your latest contest effort. That should go to
     3830 at

   * What is the QSL route for xxx?

   * What is the E-mail address for xxx?

   * Is the xxx mailing list up/down?

   * Is the xxx DXpedition on the air yet?

   * Product annoucements.

   * Solicitations for nominations for "Young Ham of the Year".

   * Advertising (unless approved in advance by WN4KKN (trey at


2) Subscribing and unsubscribing

2.01) General information about subscribing and unsubscribing

Subscription management is handled automatically by a program that
answers mail sent to CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM. This address also
answers administrative requests, like stopping mail, or showing a list
of subscribers. Subject lines are ignored.

PLEASE do NOT send these requests to the list mailing address!

2.02) Subscribing to the list

To join the group, send a message to CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM and
write the word SUBSCRIBE in the body of the message.

2.03) Unsubscribing from the list

To leave the group, send a message to CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM and
write the word UNSUBSCRIBE in the body of the message.

2.04) Getting the list in Digest form

Tack (je1cka at has graciously offered to redistribute
CQ-Contest messages in digest form. This means that all messages
posted to CQ-Contest on a given day will be bundled together and
resent as a single message to the subscribers of Tack's list. This is
useful for people with Internet providers that place a limit on the
number of messages you can have in your mailbox at once. This is the
case for many of the JA subscribers.

To subscribe to JE1CKA's CQ-Contest-Digest list, send a message to
Contest-Request at DUMPTY.NAL.GO.JP that says:

        SUBSCRIBE CQ-Contest-digest your_callsign

If you are subscribed to CQ-Contest, remember to send the a message to
CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM that says:

        SET NOMAIL

Since you will be getting the messages in digest form, you won't need to
get them directly from CQ-Contest at TGV.COM, but you will need to remain
subscribed if you still want to post messages.

2.05) Temporarily stopping and restarting mail

To stop mail (for example if you're going on vacation), send a message to
CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM that says:

        SET NOMAIL

To start mail again, send a message to CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM that

        SET MAIL


3) Operating Practices

Electronic mail is different from packet radio, in that many
subscribers receive their E-mail through commercial services such as
CompuServe and MCImail. In essence, many people are paying for each
byte of every message sent to CQ-Contest. In order to minimize
spurious messages, please follow the operating hints detailed below:

   * Put your name, callsign and E-mail address on every message you send.
     We don't all know everyone by just a callsign, nickname or Internet
     address. Furthermore, not everyone's E-mail software lets you see all
     the headers of the message, so it's sometimes difficult to reply to an
     individual posting without knowing the sender's address.

   * Use a subject line that indicates the true subject of your message.

   * Wait a while before answering someone's question. Six other people
     have probably answered it already. Most answers should go directly to
     the person who posed the question, rather than to the list.

   * Unlike PacketCluster, many people pay $$$ when they receive messages.
     Some people pay per message, some per byte. Therefore, please take
     this into consideration when writing a response. Would you pay $0.50
     to read the message that you just wrote?

   * Eschew flamage. If someone sends a flame to the list and you can't
     bite your tongue, send your flaming reply directly back to the flaming
     individual, not back to the list. No one wants to pay $1.00 to read
     these messages (the original flame + your reply). Treat flamers the
     way you would 2-meter repeater jammers - ignore them.

   * Make sure there is something of value in each message you send to the
     list. Avoid messages that are a complete reprint of someone else's
     message, with nothing but "I agree" or "Me too" added to the bottom --
     not much value there.

   * Some people pay by the byte, so when following up to someone else's
     message, be sure to include only the essential pieces or thread of the
     note. Don't include those 20 extra header lines that your mail gateway
     tacked onto the original message.

   * If you are going to make a personal reply, make sure to remove
     CQ-Contest from the header of your outgoing mail message. Otherwise,
     everyone else on the list is going to see your personal message.


4) Mailing List Archives

You can fetch messages from the CQ-Contest archive by sending a message to
FileServ at TGV.COM that says:

        SENDME CQ-Contest-ARCHIVE.yyyy-mm

where yyyy-mm is the year and month of the archive desired. For additional
information, you can send a message to FileServ at TGV.COM that says HELP.


5) E-mail addresses of Contesters

5.01) General information about E-mail addresses

There are number of ways to find the E-mail address for a particular
contester. Please do NOT send a message to CQ-Contest that says "Does
anyone have the E-mail address for ______?"

5.02) WB5VZL List

George Fremin, WB5VZL (geoiii at, maintains a fairly current
list of contester E-mail addresses. Send him a note to them asking for
his list.  Or you can find the list on the WWW at

5.03) CQ-Contest REVIEW

You can get a list of CQ-Contest subscribers by sending a message to
CQ-Contest-REQUEST at TGV.COM that says REVIEW.

5.04) QRZ! Ham Radio CDROM

The QRZ! Callsign Database has the E-mail addresses for over 30,000 hams!
You can access it on the WWW at

5.05) The old-fashioned way!

If you've exhausted every other resource, try calling the person you seek
on the telephone and asking for their E-mail address directly. Or send a
letter to their Callbook address (and include an SASE if you desire a


6) Related Mailing Lists

6.01) Contest results group -- 3830 at

This mailing list is a forum dedicated to post-contest score reports,
as is done on 3830 KHz after contests. Summaries of the scores
reported to this mailing list are posted on CQ-Contest on a regular
basis after contests.  To subscribe to this mailing list, send a
message to 3830-request at that says SUBSCRIBE.

6.02) Kids contest group -- kids at

This mailing list is used to post the results of the SquINT contests
which are announced on CQ-CONTEST. These contests encourage kids to
participate in a fun filled event and gain exposure to amateur radio
and contesting.  Contact n6tr at to sign up and receive a
copy of the rules.

6.03) CT users group -- ct-user at

This mailing list is a forum dedicated to the CT Logging Program, by
K1EA.  To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message to
ct-user-request at that says SUBSCRIBE.

6.04) NA users group -- na-user at

This mailing list is a forum dedicated to the MA Logging Program, by
K8CC.  To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message to
na-user-request at that says SUBSCRIBE.

6.05) SuperDuper users group -- sd-user at

This mailing list is a forum dedicated to the SuperDuper Logging
Program, by EI5DI. To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message

6.06) TRLOG users group -- trlog at

This mailing list is a forum dedicated to the TRLOG Logging Program,
by N6TR. To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message to
trlog-request at that says SUBSCRIBE.


7) Internet Resources for Contesters

7.01) Contest Log Submissions

Jimmy Floyd, WA4ZXA (floydjr at is the unofficial Internet
scorekeeper. He compiles the "score rumors" that are posted to the
3830 and CQ-Contest reflectors.

          Contest Name                   Address
 ARRL Contests                 contest at
 CQ WPX                        n8bjq at
 DARC Worked All Europe (WAE)  100712.2226 at
 NCJ Sprint (CW)               tree at
 NCJ Sprint (SSB)              aoniswan at
 North American QSO Party (CW) w9nq at
 North American QSO Party (SSB)merchant at

7.02) World Wide Web

 Contesting On-line     
 ARRL Contest Branch    
 CQ Contest Magazine    
 National Contest Journal (NCJ)
 KA9FOX Web Page        
 LA9HW Web Page         
 OH2KI Web Page         
 WB2K Contest DXpedition Registry
 CT by K1EA Software    
 Super Duper by EI5DI   
 TR by N6TR             


8) Finding out more about the Internet

Pick up a copy of the book The Internet Companion by Tracy LaQuey,
Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-62224-6. If your local technical book store
doesn't carry it, you can order from Computer Literacy, 2590 North
First Street, San Jose, CA 95131. Their phone number is +1 408


This FAQ was written by Trey Garlough, WN4KKN (trey at cisco.COM) and
converted to HTML by Jim Reisert, AD1C (AD1C at Many thanks to Jim
and to everyone else who has contributed to this FAQ.

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