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k4sb at k4sb at
Wed Nov 13 01:46:08 EST 1996

Hey everyone, was just cruising around the .gov Webs and ran across an interesting item.

It seem the US Snail is setting up something called Global EPost. Only a few countries involved
in it now,(mostly in Europe ) but basically, your letter ( read QSL ) is scanned and transmitted 
electronically to the country where it's going where it is printed out, put in a regular 
envelope and mailed.

That's all I know.Couldn't get the blooming thing to give me prices, but it's possible the
thing might be cost effective. Site is

73, Ed
Name: Ed Sleight
E-mail: k4sb at
Date: 11/13/96
Time: 1:46:08 AM

>From G.Force at (Giorgio Fanelli)  Wed Nov 13 10:24:30 1996
From: G.Force at (Giorgio Fanelli) (Giorgio Fanelli)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 11:24:30 +0100
Subject: Interfacing CT + iambic paddle with TS850S
Message-ID: <199611131024.LAA02399 at>

Hail to all the readers from George I0YQV in Rome, Italy.
I have from subject you a question regarding the way of connect the CT and a
normal iambic keyer to the my TS850 for the next CQWW CW.
Following the schematics of the transceiver I have noticed that it has an
only junction for the key vices that by means of an interrupter comes
commuted among manual vertical key and electronic key. The CT claims the
manual the iambic paddles that electronic. Does anybody have resolved this
problem already? And if one like? Let me know. Thank you to all for each
possible idea. '73 George I0YQV.

>From kr2j at (Robert E. Naumann)  Wed Nov 13 12:09:46 1996
From: kr2j at (Robert E. Naumann) (Robert E. Naumann)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 06:09:46 -0600
Subject: Summary: where exactly is the band edge?
Message-ID: <01BBD12A.D2AB64A0 at>

Thanks for your summary Trey.

Someone long ago,  explained this band edge stuff to me like this:  (I'm 
hesistant to give credit or blame, but I think it was K1KI - sorry if it 
was not you Tom)

Principles 1 and 2:

1-  When you're on USB, your signal is above the indicated frequency.
2-  On LSB, your signal is below the indicated frequency.

Theoretically is no energy between your center frequency and say 200 or 300 
hz or so ?  All energy is between whatever the lower start "point" of your 
bandwidth is at 200 or 300 hz and goes up to 3khz or more (if you have a 
bad signal) from center.

Agreed ?

If the above principles and theory are correct, and you have technically 
acceptable opposite sideband suppression that meets the guidelines set out 
in Part 97, you should be able to dial up 21.200.0000 and have at it on 
USB.  In fact, if you felt comfortable with the signal start point theory 
at 200 or 300hz, you should be able to dial up 21.199.9 or 21.199.8 and not 
have any signal below 21.200 (I'm hesitant to test this part of the theory 
- but if you think about it - it makes sense.)

Following the same logic, you should be able to dial up 7.299999 on LSB and 
have at it (not that you'd want to).

To verify this, listen to a station on USB at the band edge with your dial 
set on 21.200.00 (I particularly like 15m so I'll use it here as the 
example).  You are listening to the station's signal with your receiver 
"listening" ABOVE the indicated frequency for a USB signal.  To check below 
the frequency you are on, just flip to LSB.  I would suspect that you hear 
nothing.  This is what most do not understand.  The lids that badger 
stations on the air and OO's that give out notices for this band edge 
operation don't understand that their receivers are still listening above 
the band edge when they stay on USB and turn their dial to 21.19999 and 
start badgering or licking stamps for the OO notices.

I'm comfortable at the band edge with this logic.  What do you think ?

Bob Naumann
N5NJ (ex KR2J)

>From jbmitch at (John Mitchell)  Wed Nov 13 12:59:54 1996
From: jbmitch at (John Mitchell) (John Mitchell)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 07:59:54 -0500
Subject: Keyers
Message-ID: <199611131300.IAA28044 at>

At 11:39 PM 11/12/96 -0500, Steven Sample wrote:
>On Tue, 12 Nov 1996 W8JITom at wrote:
>> I have a question about sending CW in a contest.
>> What is the preferred method of sending a serial number? Is a long "T"
>> preferred for a zero, or just send the whole zero? Is it OK to drop leading
>> zero's, or should they be sent as a long "T" or and "O"?
>> Please e-mail me.
>> Thanks, TomW8JI at 
>To my way of thinking, I wish the rules called for the exchanges to be
>sent in their entirety, rather than some of the rediculously-convoluted
>pieces that eminate from some stations.  Just my opinion!!!
>Steve / N9FD (Ex-AA9AX) 

Just for what it's worth, I got so many requests for NR? when the LogiKey
hit a zero or nine, that I went in and set the keyer to send the entire
number rather than N or T.  Actually saves time in asking for repeats.

John K4IQ

>From mraz at (Kris Mraz, N5KM)  Wed Nov 13 13:23:51 1996
From: mraz at (Kris Mraz, N5KM) (Kris Mraz, N5KM)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 07:23:51 -0600
Subject: Summary: where exactly is the band edge?
References: <01BBD12A.D2AB64A0 at>
Message-ID: <3289CBE7.2781E494 at>

> Theory:
> Theoretically is no energy between your center frequency and say 200 or 300 
> hz or so ?  All energy is between whatever the lower start "point" of your 
> bandwidth is at 200 or 300 hz and goes up to 3khz or more (if you have a 
> bad signal) from center.
> Agreed ?


I agree, in theory, but when considering real world transmitters one
would have
to worry about your opposite sideband being suppressed >40db (ref.

Kris N5KM 
mraz at

>From w2up at (Barry Kutner)  Wed Nov 13 14:05:53 1996
From: w2up at (Barry Kutner) (Barry Kutner)
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 14:05:53 +0000
Subject: NOALOX
Message-ID: <199611131408.JAA11652 at>

Another source of antioxidant compund is ICE. They make three 
one for copper to copper or copper to brass
one for aluminum
one for steel or zinc plated steel

ICE has some great stuff, but lags in the marketing department, based 
on all the inquiries I got for their phone number after to Low-pass 
filter post. For those still needing it, call 1-800-ICE-COMM for a 
catalog. Also, they usually are at Dayton.
73 Barry
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet: w2up at
Newtown, PA         FRC         alternate: barry at

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