Kenwoods New Customer Search

K8DO at K8DO at
Fri May 31 14:58:07 EDT 1996

In a message dated 96-05-31 01:58:23 EDT, you write:

>.....And you go to Hong Kong: Every electronics store there (and there 
>must be '5 trillion') have amteur hf/vhf xcvr's for sale. Can't be that 
>many hams going through HK to justify that quantity of xcvr's for sale. 

I strongly suspect that total USA sales to hams is the smallest fraction of
their business... threatening to punish them with a ham boycott because they
are marketing to the USA cb/trucker market is laughable...

Supporting the USA manufacturer of amateur transceivers so that they have the
sales/resources to develop new models makes much more sense than "punishing"
one foreign company by buying your new rig from another foreign company just
down the street from the first one...


>From DFREY at (DFREY)  Fri May 31 18:58:20 1996
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 13:58:20 -0400
Subject: IWG-2A
Message-ID: <1af433c0 at>

     I deleted K1ZZ's original msg to the Contest reflector.  Can someone 
     send it to me or give me the WWW reference it came from?

>From floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd)  Fri May 31 17:54:11 1996
From: floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd) (Jimmy R. Floyd)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 13:54:11 -0300
Subject: WPX Certificates 95 Contest
Message-ID: <199605311912.PAA12151 at>

I cannot remember who but someone stated on here that the Certificates 
for the 1995 WPX SSB had been mailed out. I was suppose to get one 
according to CQ Magazine. I have not receieved it yet. I was wondering
if anyone can shed any light on this?

Thank you for your time and bandwidth. Reply to me directly to save 
bandwidth on the reflector please!

73's Jim

           * Jimmy R. Floyd  (Jim)   Thomasville, NC                *
           *                                                        *
           * Amateur Call:              >> WA4ZXA <<                *
           * Packet Node:               >> N4ZC <<                  *
           * Internet Address: **NEW**  >> floydjr at << *

>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Fri May 31 20:14:25 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 15:14:25 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kenwood's marketing
Message-ID: <199605311914.PAA15827 at>

Dear Kenwood,

I am writing to express my complete disgust with your recently announced
plans to market Amateur Radio equipment through CB and truck stop
distributors. I strongly recommend you reconsider this marketing strategy.
There are already too many unlicensed and illegal operators on the amateur
and commercial frequencies. Should you proceed with your current plans, this
situation will surely deteriorate to the point where licensed users will
just decide to find another hobby. Do you think your business will prosper
without the amateur community? 

I currently own 2 Kenwood radios, a TS-950SD and a TS-830S. I have owned in
the past a TS-820, and many Kenwood stereo components. I have been a Kenwood
"fan" for many years and have used Kenwood products in numerous successful
contesting efforts.

If Kenwood proceeds with the above mentioned marketing strategy, I WILL
strongly urge EVERY licensed Amateur Radio operator that I can contact (and
believe me, between radio and the Internet, that number will be VERY large)
to do the same. 

Bruce Lallathin
President: Mad River Contest Club

CC: CQ-Contest Reflector
CC: Top-Band Reflector   

>From KR2Q at (Douglas Zwiebel)  Fri May 31 20:47:36 1996
From: KR2Q at (Douglas Zwiebel) (Douglas Zwiebel)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 19:47:36 GMT
Subject: tower safety
Message-ID: <199605311947.TAA24611 at>

And don't forget your ground crew!  Small parts dropped can cause
much damage.  Up at the K2GL/N2AA, the pro riggers would yell
"HEADACHE" when something fell.  It worked great...we would scatter
like an explosion.  One time, when a non-pro was on the tower, he
dropped a pair of pliers from 200' and said nothing.  I was at the base and
heard this whizzing noise.  As I looked up (without moving) the
pliers crashed into a plywood box and took out about 8 inches of
a vertical wall (1/2 inch plywood).  I never went near the tower
again, if HE was on the tower. [he said that if he had said
anything, he just knew I would have moved in the wrong direction...HA!]

de Doug   KR2Q

>From root at (Torsten Leibold)  Thu May 30 08:27:47 1996
From: root at (Torsten Leibold) (Torsten Leibold)
Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 09:27:47 +0200 (MESZ)
Subject: WPX-- "HAM5" prefix?
Message-ID: <9605300927.AA01397 at>

> Speaking of odd calls, I worked a seeming European signing HAM5AWH.  I
> listened to him for about 5 minutes and heard him clearly send exactly that
> call 5 or 6 times.  I finally gave up any effort to rationalize the call
> (HJ5AWH, HA7VAW, etc?) and logged it as I heard it, with a new prefix in the
> log as HAM5.  It's a terrific call, but does anyone know what it should be?  

HAM5 is ok for Hungary. Special prefix this year, like OEM for OE.


Torsten Leibold (DL1FY)			      Mail: root at
Konrad-Adenauer-Allee 105		      AX25: dl1fy at
68519 Viernheim, Germany		      AMPR:

>From k2wk at (Walt Kornienko)  Fri May 31 22:18:40 1996
From: k2wk at (Walt Kornienko) (Walt Kornienko)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 17:18:40 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: LOOS Disscusion
Message-ID: <199605312118.RAA09668 at>

Has anyone saved the discussion on the Loos Tension Gauge?
If so, please e-mail me with what you have. Tnx in advance.
Contest -> K

*                                                               *
*                73 de Walt Kornienko - K2WK (FRC)              *
*								*
*        k2wk at  or  K2WK at N2ERH.NJ.NOAM        *
*	 Snail: 52 Sunset Inn Rd  Lafayette,  NJ   07848	*
*        201-579-1966  (machine)  or 201-579-3660 (shack)	*
*                                                               *

>From aa8u at (AA8U)  Fri May 31 23:15:20 1996
From: aa8u at (AA8U) (AA8U)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 18:15:20 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Kenwood's marketing
Message-ID: <199605312215.SAA06231 at>

>From: jfarber at
>Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 13:40:26 -0700
>Subject: Re: Kenwood's marketing
>To: aa8u at (AA8U)
>I agree with your sentiments aout Kenwood entirely. If they proceed with their 
>plan as stated, I will NEVER buy any of their stuff.
>John Farber, KG6I
>jfarber at

>From rdidonna at (Richard F. DiDonna)  Fri May 31 23:49:48 1996
From: rdidonna at (Richard F. DiDonna) (Richard F. DiDonna)
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 18:49:48 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: DC area contest types...
Message-ID: <Pine.HPP.3.91.960531184712.3831B-100000 at>


Have been off the official contest circuit for about three years while I
have been devoting my time to life at college.  However, that time has come
to an end and I have decided to reacquaint myself to the world of radio and

Now, what good clubs will I encounter while in the DC area??  I'm current
slated to be living in Alexandria and am interested in getting back in the
swing of things - FD at least.

Thanks in advance.

Rich KI6ZH/4

	 	// Rich DiDonna @ Washington and Lee //
		 // Politics and East Asian Studies //

>From 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson)  Fri May 10 04:52:00 1996
From: 0005543629 at (David & Barbara Leeson) (David & Barbara Leeson)
Date: Thu, 9 May 96 22:52 EST
Subject: WRTC Auction
Message-ID: <35960510035253/0005543629DC3EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

WRTC 96 is offering the following new manufacturer-donated equipment for 
sale at wholesale prices:

                                                             Minimum bid
Icom IC706 ultra-compact HF/VHF all-mode transceiver (5)        $1170

Yaesu FT1000MP xcvr, DSP, Collins filters, RS-232C, dual rx     $2730

Yaesu FT900CAT compact xcvr, Collins filt, AT, detach panel (5) $1345

Hy-Gain DX 77 vertical, 40-10 incl. WARC, 29'                    $295

Hy-Gain TH3 Mk4 3-el tribander                                   $288

US Tower MA550 crank-up 55' steel mast (gift cert)               $879

We have (5) ea. of the IC706 and FT900CAT.  All units are brand new in 
the box, with manufacturer's guarantee, and are in our possession for 
immediate delivery.  Bids should be sent by email or DX Packet Cluster 
on or before 0000z Friday, May 31, 1996.  Units will be sold immediately 
upon receipt of the first bid that is 10% above the minimum for the 
item.  We can deliver preemptive-bid items at Dayton.

Any amount paid over the minimum bid price is considered a donation to 
WRTC and is tax-deductible if paid separately to the WRTC 06 Fund, 
Northern California DX Foundation.

73 de Dave Leeson, W6QHS, Treasurer
WRTC 96, Inc., a California non-profit public benefit corporation
P. O. Box 1, Los Altos, CA 94023-0001
dbleeson at  or  leeson at

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