one pc, two monitors

bill.lumnitzer at bill.lumnitzer at
Thu Nov 7 14:21:00 EST 1996

 Kr> I would suggest looking into a bargain 286 PC to run Geoclock or a
 Kr> similar  "gray-line" program.

 Kr> Many companies that still have those "clunkers" would probably be glad
 Kr> to  give them away so make friends with your LAN guys at work.  You
 Kr> might even  get a 386 if you're lucky.


They have 386 machines less monitor for $65-$110!!
Plus lots of other bargains.

73 Bill N6CQ/3

>From dave at (David Clemons)  Thu Nov  7 20:52:14 1996
From: dave at (David Clemons) (David Clemons)
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 15:52:14 -0500 (EST)
Subject: All the new-fnagled contest calls
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.91.961107153002.4021B-100000 at>


	How do you pick which call to answer when two or three people 
answer your cq?  If I guess correctly, it is partially determined by your 
ability to recognize one or more of those calls as belonging to an 
experienced contester.  Do you answer the one who is likely to be a 
newcomer first, and hope that the experienced contester will wait around 
for awhile?  Or do you answer the contester whose call you recognize and 
assume the newcomer will wait around?  (I don't need an answer for this

	Now, change the scenario slightly.  If you don't recognize any of 
the calls, how do you guess which one to take first?  If you were called 
by K1A and KBD1QVHE, would you make an assumption that one was more likely 
to be a new contester than the other?  I think so.  There are (were) some 
exceptions (i.e. KB4GID, KA9FOX, and WN4KKN), of course, but the general
case was probably fairly predictable.

	I'm happy that so many of you are excited about getting brand new 
vanity calls. (I even considered one myself, but decided not to.)  However, 
I am somehwat dismayed to see all my years of learning other people's 
calls now going down the drain :-(.   What do I do now when I am called by 
the likes of N9GG or N5KO or K1JA (to name only a few)?  Who the heck are 
they - are they contesters or what?  I might have a hint when they send 
their call at 40 wpm, but otherwise it's back to the Who's Who in Amateur 
Radio Memory Course.  Oh well, it will give me something to do between
contests :-).

73, Dave Clemons K1VUT (still)

p.s. I predict a slight advantage in DX Contests during the next couple 
     of years for those well known operators who did not change their calls.

>From k7jj at (Dave Earnest)  Thu Nov  7 20:39:37 1996
From: k7jj at (Dave Earnest) (Dave Earnest)
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 1996 12:39:37 -0800
Subject: New Call
Message-ID: <32824909.2781E494 at>

Hi to anyone that cares:

My new call is K7JJ.  Immediate previous call: W7KJJ.

former US Calls: W7YBI, K0BQE, W6HUQ.
former DX Calls: KA2ZZ, KX6MX, KS6DY, ZL1BBA.
one of the operators at HZ1AB 1954 & 1977-1986. KG6ICD-Marcus Is, 1960.

Hope everyone that applied got one of their choices.

73 de Dave K7JJ/6
Dave Earnest

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