ARRL Contest forms - online

frenaye at frenaye at
Fri Nov 8 23:31:56 EST 1996

This was copied from the 'What's New at ARRLWeb?' page at:

(note also: 1997 ARRL Handbook will be available on CD-ROM)

This page showcases major additions and changes to ARRLWeb. 

***  November 8, 1996: ARRLWeb's Contest Calendar now contains contest forms 
and rules in Adobe Acrobat and ASCII text files for easy download. Added 
Volume 15, Number 11 of The ARRL Letter for November 8, 1996. 

November 6, 1996: The Educational Activities: Recruitment & Education page 
contains an exhibit kit information and online ordering page. 

*** November 5, 1996: Added ARRL/VEC announcement of its 1997 exam fee 
schedule. The Application for Station Appointment (Field Services form 
FSD-187) can now be submitted online. Announcements for the 1997 
International DX Contest, ARRL RTTY Roundup and ARRL January Sweepstakes. 

November 4, 1996: The ARRL Publications Catalog now includes on-line 
ordering capability. Order your ARRL publications and member supplies via 
the Web! New products added to catalog:
     ARRL Handbook CD 1.0
     QST View CD-ROM
     The ARRL Antenna Compendium, Volume 5
     AMSAT-NA 14th Space Symposium
     ARRL Coffee Mug 

November 1, 1996: The ARRL Letter Electronic Update for November 1, 1996 has 
been added. 

*** October 31, 1996: The 1997 Club Competition Rules and Contest 
Disqualification Criteria is now available on ARRLWeb's Contest Calendar. 
November QST Ham Ads are available on the ARRL Advertising page. 

October 30, 1996: Added the Delivering Amateur Radio's Message page, which 
contains a link to the new Govermnent Relations page. Added the September 
1996 issue of QSO/Media (a PDF file) to the Public Relations page. 

October 29, 1996: Added information about public relations aids, including 
new ARRL "backgrounders," to the Public Relations Department page. Also 
added an update to the Band Threat page. 

E-mail: frenaye at    Internet:
Tom Frenaye, K1KI, P O Box 386, West Suffield CT 06093 Phone: 860-668-5444

>From wd8rin at (Bill Loviska)  Sat Nov  9 01:54:22 1996
From: wd8rin at (Bill Loviska) (Bill Loviska)
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 20:54:22 -0500
Subject: Random or ?
Message-ID: < at>

It's a conspiracy.. First *THEY* fluoridate the water. Then *THEY* cover up
the bombings. Then *THEY* release the vanity calls just in time to sway the
elections.  It's all so clear now.. Then .. *THEY* only put 'WV' on a little
over 200 of the 339 electronically files applications.

Bill     N4RN  (WV)

>From wd8rin at (Bill Loviska)  Sat Nov  9 03:01:09 1996
From: wd8rin at (Bill Loviska) (Bill Loviska)
Date: Fri, 08 Nov 1996 22:01:09 -0500
Subject: Random or
Message-ID: < at>

It's a conspiracy. Ya see, first *THEY* fluoridate the water. Then *THEY*
cover up the bombings. Then *THEY* release the vanity call signs just in
time to sway the elections.  It's all so clear now.... Then ... *THEY* only
put "WV" on a little over 200 of the 339 electronically filed applications.

Bill  N4RN (WV)

>From graham at (Graham Crosby)  Sat Nov  9 03:20:09 1996
From: graham at (Graham Crosby) (Graham Crosby)
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 22:20:09 -0500
Subject: Electronic 610V
Message-ID: <199611090317.WAA12187 at>

Just wondering........did anyone who filed an electronic 610V prior to the
"crash" get a call yet?

TNX ES 73,
Graham Crosby
graham at
People who think they know everything annoy the
PISS out of those of us that actually do.

>From 0006008716 at (Doug Grant)  Sat Nov  9 03:25:00 1996
From: 0006008716 at (Doug Grant) (Doug Grant)
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 96 22:25 EST
Subject: Who to Answer First
Message-ID: <24961109032542/0006008716DC6EM at MCIMAIL.COM>

On SSB, when running Europeans, I have a simple rule when called by two guys
at once.

Certain countries' operators have very distinctive operating styles. No matter
who you answer, they will call you anyway. I always try to find the lid and
answer him first. It saves time telling him to QRX while you work the guy you
really wanted.

On CW, I have a preference the weak fast guys. THey always seem to be cool
multipliers. The operating practices on SSB are generally not replicated
on CW. Fortunately.


Doug K1DG
now known as K1DG

p.s. Tree - if you add that preferred-speed database to your program, please
make sure that you make my preferred speed 1 WPM faster than K1AR. Thank you.

>From k5zd at (Randy Thompson)  Sat Nov  9 03:02:30 1996
From: k5zd at (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 22:02:30 -0500
Subject: oh-oh an OO!
Message-ID: <01BBCDC3.FBA60960 at>

I got two -- both from the same guy and for similar reasons.  He claimed =
I made a QSO at 3752.2 and 7152.0 on LSB.  I recall both contacts and =
was aware of how close I was to the edge.  However, I have it in my mind =
that we just need to stay approx 1.5 kHz up from the edge on LSB.  Is =
this incorrect?

Randy, K5ZD

PS - First OO notices in a contest in a long time.  Guess condx were so =
bad this guy had nothing else to do...

From: 	Gary Nieborsky[SMTP:k7fr at]
Sent: 	Friday, November 08, 1996 6:17 PM
To: 	cq-contest at
Subject: 	oh-oh an OO!

Vanity aside.......

How many of you all out there got OO (Official Observer) notices from =
operations during CQWW CW?

I'll 'fess up to justified, one questionable.

What say?

Direct replies please, summary if any interest.

Gary K7FR

Randy Thompson                                                           =
                     Amateur Radio Call Sign: K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at
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