SS from NWT

Tim S. Ellam TELLAM at
Tue Nov 5 16:34:39 EST 1996

Well I will have to think twice before doing it again! For some reason I had my dates mixed up
and had planned my sojourn to VE8 for this weekend! After being reminded of my error I had
to make some last minute changes which put a crimp on my operating time and had me
scrambling for equipment. 

Ran from 0300z to 0100z QRP with an Icom 706 and a Butternut HF6V. I had horrendous static
and line noise on both 40 and 80 which really meant only being able to S&P the strong
stations. I also had massive QSB-someone would have a huge signal one second and then
abruptly disappear so I had to fight to make the exchange. 20 was in better shape on
Sunday, but still had QSB and static-15 was quite and I could work anything heard(which was
not much!)

I could only manage 102 Qs in 14 hours in terrible WX, still hope I gave a new mult to some
although it sounds like NWT was fairly active this year.....

Only comic moment was the station who thought /8 indicated I was in W8-I got several "MI?"
"OH?" before "NWT" was copied!!


>From jayt at (Jay Townsend)  Tue Nov  5 23:20:37 1996
From: jayt at (Jay Townsend) (Jay Townsend)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 15:20:37 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Vanity
Message-ID: <199611052320.XAA07631 at>

Calls are out.


Jay Townsend, WS7I  < jayt at >

>From w7kjj at (Dave Earnest)  Tue Nov  5 23:26:52 1996
From: w7kjj at (Dave Earnest) (Dave Earnest)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 15:26:52 -0800
Subject: EMail Gettysburg
References: <244712 at> <327F2F9D.1290 at>
Message-ID: <327FCD3C.446B9B3D at>

The Gate 2 is open and I got the call about 1500 EST.

Good luck

Dave K7JJ ex W7KJJ

>From adnixon at (Dan Nixon)  Tue Nov  5 23:17:18 1996
From: adnixon at (Dan Nixon) (Dan Nixon)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 18:17:18 -0500
Subject: Congratulations to All!
Message-ID: <327FCAFE.5A67 at>

Those of us who have been waiting patiently, HI!, will not forget
Election Day 1996, the day the FCC released 5,634 new Vanity Calls.


>From ocker at (Charlie Ocker)  Tue Nov  5 22:46:14 1996
From: ocker at (Charlie Ocker) (Charlie Ocker)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 16:46:14 -0600
Subject: Recycling
Message-ID: <9611052246.AA29061 at>

KD5PJ is now available for recycling.  Farewell, you were a good callsign and 
served me well!

Charlie  N9CO	(ex WB0JYK and KD5PJ) ocker at

>From w7kjj at (Dave Earnest)  Tue Nov  5 23:23:17 1996
From: w7kjj at (Dave Earnest) (Dave Earnest)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 15:23:17 -0800
Subject: The Gate 2 Flood Gates Open!!
Message-ID: <327FCC65.2781E494 at>

I got a note from a guy at the FCC who said the computers are fixed!

I hit the ftp site and sure enuf...the choked chicken is free!

73, Dave K7JJ  (ex-W7KJJ)

>From jreid at (Jim Reid)  Wed Nov  6 00:18:37 1996
From: jreid at (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 14:18:37 -1000
Subject: Vanity Call
Message-ID: < at>

I am no longer AH6NB;  now KH7M.

This was my third choice,  wonder who got
KH7T and KH6T?

Hope you all enjoy your new calls!!

73,  Jim, KH7M

>From steven at (Steven Nace KN5H)  Mon Nov  4 12:13:53 1996
From: steven at (Steven Nace KN5H) (Steven Nace KN5H)
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 1996 05:13:53 -0700
Subject: Online 610V Web Site address??
Message-ID: <00050304656506 at>


Someone forward the Web site address for electronic 610V submittal.

My application didnt make it and I wish to try it again via the Web.

Thanks in advance



>From rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd)  Tue Nov  5 22:46:16 1996
From: rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd) (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 17:46:16 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Vanity calls out!
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.961105174524.20363C-100000 at>

WN3K reports he has received the call N9GG and N3CAM has gotten W3RL -- 
both gate two.  I think they may have each phoned or someone else did on 
their behalf to find out, tho.  They may not be on the FCC page yet.

73 - Rich Boyd, KE3Q

>From k1iu at (Jeff Bouvier)  Wed Nov  6 03:45:01 1996
From: k1iu at (Jeff Bouvier) (Jeff Bouvier)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 23:45:01 -0400
Subject: **FLASH** Vanities Released
Message-ID: <199611052344.SAA14219 at>

        New calls are out! Ftp the fcc and pull down the large FCC file and when u unzip check out indiv.dat.
        You can also find out your new call by going to http://www.arrl.

        73, Jeff Bouvier  K1AM  ex-K1IU  k1iu at

>From MARKV at SNC-LAVALIN.COM (Vitaly Markhasin)  Tue Nov  5 22:05:13 1996
From: MARKV at SNC-LAVALIN.COM (Vitaly Markhasin) (Vitaly Markhasin)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 17:05:13 -0500
Subject: Contest Calendar
Message-ID: <s27f73b2.088 at SNC-LAVALIN.COM>

Thank you Vernon (VE3BMS) and Bruce (WA7BNM) for your prompt
Best wishes!
Vitaly (VE6JO)
Hi All,
I've accidentally deleted Contest Calendar File (Oct. 09/96 Edition).
Can someone send me a copy?
Thank you.
73! GL
Vitaly (VE6JO)

>From ct4nh at (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira)  Tue Nov  5 21:25:08 1996
From: ct4nh at (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira) (CT4NH - Luis Sutil Teixeira)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 22:25:08 +0100
Subject: 160 meters
Message-ID: <199611052223.WAA25747 at>

Could someone give us detailed informations about BATTLE CREEK 
SPECIAL 160 meters vertical antenna??? I know that has been
used in many Dxpeditions but never seen anything written about
construction details, plans, etc. I'm very interested on that one.

tnx,73 de Luis,CT4NH
ct4nh at

>From w2up at (Barry Kutner)  Wed Nov  6 00:31:58 1996
From: w2up at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 00:31:58 +0000
Subject: Please no callsign announcements
Message-ID: <199611060034.TAA15061 at>

I hope that someone (WA4ZXA?) volunteers to summarize the new 
callsigns. Please refrain from posting individual calls to the 
reflector. Much obliged....
73 Barry/still W2UP
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at
Newtown, PA         FRC         alternate: barry at

>From kk5ep at (Michael Causey)  Wed Nov  6 02:32:42 1996
From: kk5ep at (Michael Causey) (Michael Causey)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 20:32:42 -0600 (CST)
Subject: New Contest Calls!
Message-ID: <199611060232.UAA18463 at>

Hello all Contesters!

I hope everyone got the call they sincerely desired.
My new contest call is N5ZX.  Au revoir KK5EP!

73, Mike  N5ZX

>From floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd)  Tue Nov  5 23:50:05 1996
From: floydjr at (Jimmy R. Floyd) (Jimmy R. Floyd)
Date: Tue, 05 Nov 1996 19:50:05 -0400
Subject: NEW CALLS
Message-ID: < at>

Remember to start sending me your new calls and old calls. I will compile
a database and post it on here. This will keep down the bandwidth on the

Send them in this format:


I will be posting this as often as I get them in. 

73's Jim

>From rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd)  Wed Nov  6 00:11:48 1996
From: rlboyd at (Rich L. Boyd) (Rich L. Boyd)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 19:11:48 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Vanity calls in fact ARE OUT NOW!
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.91-FP.961105191033.16762A-100000 at>

Things started breaking loose this afternoon, starting with WN3K's 
announcement he had gotten N9GG, etc.  First thing you know there was a 
mad scramble of people finding out what their new callsigns were -- W3LPL 
downloaded the list and was informing everyone in our region what their 
new call is!

73 - Rich Boyd, KE3Q

>From w7zrc at (Rod Greene)  Wed Nov  6 01:36:00 1996
From: w7zrc at (Rod Greene) (Rod Greene)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 96 18:36 MST
Subject: SS and 40 meters
Message-ID: < at>

At 12:51 PM 11/5/96 -0600, jim funk wrote:

 The strange part was the RAPID QSB.  


Didn't see rapid QSB with my single Yagi. But the band definitely went long.
At times I could copy very well with my HyTower, and it was quieter most of
the time than the Yagi. 

        73, Rod
----- Rod Greene, w7zrc at, <>< -----

>From yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao)  Wed Nov  6 01:46:01 1996
From: yv5dta at (Esteban J. Morao) (Esteban J. Morao)
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 20:46:01 -0500
Subject: A YV Ham Lost in Boston
Message-ID: <199611060145.UAA21210 at>

I be in the Boston Area the staring thanksgiving weekend until Dec 9... Any
Ham around town that want to get together?  Anyone on WW1?  Send me a note

yv5dta at

Steve J. Morao BSMIS
Systems Analyst
Allders - Nuance International (USA)
e-mail: yv5dta at

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