HAM5 it is!

AE6Y at aol.com AE6Y at aol.com
Wed May 29 01:58:37 EDT 1996

Thanks for all the instant response to my query about HAM5AWH.  Everyone
responding said that HAM5 is a legit prefix for HA5 (several took me to task
for being somewhat out of touch, hi).  Whew...that makes me glad that I put
it down correctly and didn't succumb to the temptation to edit what I heard.
  Next subject: when are CQ going to change the rules to allow a point or two
for intracountry contacts?  THere are many reasons for such a change,
including helping activity in low sunspot years, equalizing opportunity
between W's and VE's, etc.  Heck if major league bnaseball could go from 154
to 162 games and jeopardize Babe Ruth's home run record, surely CQ Magazine
could stand some innovation.
   73, Andy.

>From wes at prysm.net (Wes Attaway)  Wed May 29 05:59:53 1996
From: wes at prysm.net (Wes Attaway) (Wes Attaway)
Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 23:59:53 -0500
Subject: 40M beam beam on 17
Message-ID: <01BB4CF1.D4308700 at shr16-1.prysm.net>

I use my old 3el Telrex all the time on 17 ....it works great.  It also =
works great on 30M and 15M ..... my guess is that it is functioning like =
a big rotatable dipole.  Zero F/B, but quite a bit of difference (3 to 6 =
s-units) between broadside and ends.  I've tried loops and dipoles cut =
for these bands but they never equal the 40M beam.  I imagine the 402CD =
would perform similarly.=20

--------------- Wes Attaway  (N5WA) ----------------
2048 Pepper Ridge, Shreveport, LA 71115
    318-7973012 (Office); 797-4972 (Fax)
------------------- wes at prysm.net ----------------------

>From ey8mm at sovam.com (Nodir M. Tursoon-Zadeh)  Wed May 29 12:27:04 1996
From: ey8mm at sovam.com (Nodir M. Tursoon-Zadeh) (Nodir M. Tursoon-Zadeh)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 11:27:04 MMTDST
Subject: WPX frm EY
Message-ID: <199605290727.AA13270 at scylla.sovam.com>


Here is my score on 40 meters. I would like to talk with SO 40 m
hams just to see who were heard on other parts of the world.
Do not even heard NA.

                    CQ WORLD WIDE WPX CONTEST  1996

               CALL: EY8MM                   COUNTRY: Tajikistan 

               MODE: CW                       CLASS: SO 40 m


       40      726     3858     5.3        363


     Totals    726     3858     5.3        363   =>  1,400,454

               	Nodir Tursoon-Zadeh  EY8MM
		box 303, Dushanbe, 734001, Tajikistan

3-el yagi, 300 W.

This year was realy hard to work. First morning elecrtricity was swithced off.
All the next time was strong rain and a lot of qrn. At the fist minutes 500 w
amp burned and was replaced by 300 w.

73, Nodir

>From JEH at on.mobitel.telia.se (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081)  Wed May 29 11:10:32 1996
From: JEH at on.mobitel.telia.se (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081) (Jan-Erik Holm 0920 239081)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 10:10:32 GMT+1
Subject: WPX 36 vs 30 hours SOP
Message-ID: <E380IIA26VKW*/R=A1/R=ROONA/U=JEH/@MHS.stoa.mobitel.telia.se>

I fully agree with KM9P and VK5GN on the 30 hours instead of 36.
I used to like WPX contest and usually did pritty good but since
they changed to 36 hours I haven=B4t operated at all and I=B4m not
going to until they change back to 30 hours.

73 de Jim SM2EKM     jeh at on.mobitel.telia.se

>From jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (jfeustle)  Wed May 29 13:57:19 1996
From: jfeustle at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU (jfeustle) (jfeustle)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 07:57:19 -0500 (EST)
Subject: TS850S and CW filters
Message-ID: <01I59R7PY8W000JI8S at UOFT02.UTOLEDO.EDU>

In the slow time before the fall contest period, I need to come to a
decision on improving the CW filtering in my 850. When I purchased it, I
bought the standard Kenwood 500 Hz filters for both IFs. Subsequent
experience, particularly in the ARRL and CW 160 contests proved that this
was not adequate. I'm now looking at several options and would very much
appreciate advice from any fellow contesters who have experience in this area:

1. Install 250 Hz filters from International Radio in Florida.
2. Install just the 250 International Radio in the 455 IF.
3. Remove the Kenwood 500s and install the International Radio 400 Hz filters.

Ideally, I'd like to keep the 500 cycle filters and add a pair of 250s. I
wonder if the International Radio 400 Hz pair are narrow enough and/or are
the 250s too narrow. 

Please respond directly to me and I will post the collected wisdom to the
net. Thanks.

Joe Feustle, N8AAT
Joseph A. Feustle, Jr.
The University of Toledo    

jfeustle at uoft02.utoledo.edu

>From w3ma at newtech.net (John T. Salyer)  Wed May 29 16:17:51 1996
From: w3ma at newtech.net (John T. Salyer) (John T. Salyer)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 08:17:51 -0700
Subject: Cliques and Dayton
References: <Pine.GSO.3.93.960529000941.22264A-100000 at iglou>
Message-ID: <31AC6A9F.56A4 at newtech.net>

On Sun, 26 May 1996, Rich L. Boyd wrote:

> Going to Dayton can be very economical for some of us.  For instance,
> this year a couple guys needed a room at the last minute...I said they
> could have mine if they'd paid the bill and let me sleep in the corner in
> my sleeping bag.  Cost of the room for me:  zero.

I can't believe thes comments!  Someone trying to wake us up?

What a twit.


>From n4zr at contesting.com (Pete Smith)  Wed May 29 14:24:41 1996
From: n4zr at contesting.com (Pete Smith) (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 06:24:41 -0700
Message-ID: <199605291324.GAA12703 at dfw-ix7.ix.netcom.com>

At 07:18 PM 5/28/96 -0400, KY2P at aol.com wrote:
>My dad (KY2O) who lives in Georgia gave up
>after about 125 Q's this weekend because no one
>could copy the KY200O call sign he was signing.
>He made one interesting observation:  that the
>Europeans almost always got it on the first call
>without asking for a repeat, but the US stations
>went nuts trying to decipher it.  Hmmm......
>Scott KY2P

Well, it could have been worse.  I worked a Georgia-resident Zero -- I
forget the call now -- who was using the "00" Olympic option.  The resulting
call had 3 zeroes in a row. I notice he gave me a very low number late in
the contest.  I had trouble with it at first, and this was the first time I
ever heard - actually heard - an exasperated fist!


Pete Smith N4ZR (n4zr at contesting.com)

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