Whats a 4O4 DXCC-wise?

AA7VB at aol.com AA7VB at aol.com
Tue Nov 19 21:16:55 EST 1996

Worked someone signing 4O4 in WWSSB. Anybody know who tat was?
Dennis K7BV

>From aa9ax at iglou.com (Steven Sample)  Wed Nov 20 02:29:53 1996
From: aa9ax at iglou.com (Steven Sample) (Steven Sample)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 21:29:53 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Billy Lunt Comment on SS Exchange
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.95.961119212253.3195A-100000 at iglou1>

On the question of the SS exchange, there have been a number of posts
that indicate that there seems to be flexibility in the exchange, such as
leaving the call out.  I posed the question to Billy Lunt, KR1R, the
ARRL Contest Manager.  Here is his reply:


---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 16:48:00 -0500
From: "Lunt, Billy,  KR1R" <blunt at arrl.org>
To: Steven Sample <aa9ax at IGLOU.COM>
Cc: CQ-Contest Reflector <CQ-Contest at tgv.com>
Subject: RE: Rules question


The exchange for Sweepstakes is:

"A consecutive serial number, precedence ("A" if you run 150-W output or
less, "B" if more than 150 W, or "Q" if 5-W output or less), YOUR CALL SIGN, 

check (last two digits of the year you were first licensed) and your ARRL 
For example, WJ1U answers W1AW's call by sending
W1AW NR178 A WJ1U 89 CT
for QSO number 178, less than 150 W, first licensed in 1989 and Connecticut 

The contest rules are quite clear as what the exchange is.


Billy Lunt, KR1R
Contest Manager, ARRL
kr1r at arrl.org
blunt at arrl.org


>From k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson)  Wed Nov 20 03:48:06 1996
From: k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson) (Randy Thompson)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 22:48:06 -0500
Subject: CQWW CW Teams
Message-ID: <01BBD66C.194CDBA0 at k5zd.ultranet.com>

To: CQWW Contest Committee

Please register the following teams for the CQ WW CW 96 Contest.

Team Handkey East


Team Handkey South

K4BAI (@8P9Z I think)

(Handkey South is already whining about how unfair the selection process =
was.  Guess they don't realize how nice a score K4BAI is going to make!)

Team Monobanders

G3WGN  (80m)
K6AW   (40m)
DJ7IK  (40m) May use DK0MM
GM6Z   (40 or 20) op W5ASP
N6TR   (160m)

Team International


This team needs one more.  Looking for a last minute volunteer?!

Everyone have fun.  Looks like lots of teams will be active from around =
the world this year.

Randy, K5ZD

Randy Thompson                                                           =
                     Amateur Radio Call Sign: K5ZD
E-mail: k5zd at ultranet.com
11 Hollis Street,  Uxbridge, MA 01569
h (508) 278-2355  w (508) 337-6600

>From AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C)  Wed Nov 20 03:10:12 1996
From: AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C) (Jim Reisert AD1C)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 96 23:10:12 -0400
Subject: KC1XX antennas are on the web!
Message-ID: <199611200410.XAA19528 at mailnfs0.tiac.net>

Visit the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society to see a picture of one of Matt's


Anyone know the *original* source of this picture, aside from it being on
the cover of CQ recently?  I.e. who did the scanning?

73 - Jim AD1C

Jim Reisert <AD1C at tiac.net>                    http://www.tiac.net/users/ad1c/

>From baycock at HiWAAY.net (Bill Aycock)  Wed Nov 20 04:12:48 1996
From: baycock at HiWAAY.net (Bill Aycock) (Bill Aycock)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 22:12:48 -0600 (CST)
Subject: vanity call litigants
Message-ID: <199611200412.WAA05362 at fly.HiWAAY.net>

First- as far as Gate 2 is concerned, I'm out of it.
  1.-I am only an Advanced class
  2- I got my old call (W4BSG, first issued to me in 1954) back under the
first gate, and I dont want any other under later gates.

I point this out to claim that I dont have an axe to grind, and my Ox wasn't
gored, and any other cliches you might pick.    BUT-- I DO care, but not for
me, just in the interest of fairness.

Who are the guys that are holding things up?  I see many vague references to
"the cry-babies", but NO facts. 
I, for one out of many, would like to know.  If, as has been claimed, the
hold up is because of people who picked a bad courier who blew it,  the
people being interfered with should know who is doing it.  

One of the principles of american jurisprudence is that the resonableness of
a suit is only determined IN A COURT OF LAW.  This is an important thing,
and it protects us all from prior restraint, but, it lets any Kook who 
has the money to hire a lawyer file a ridiculous suit, and hold the whole
works up.

 I dont think the FCC is the proper entity to be sued; it is the courier who
defaulted his contract. 

There IS one factor, outside the law, that is effective,and that is public
opinion.  However, this only works if the perpetrator is known.  

So--- Who IS bringing the suits ?  WE need to know,  and waiting for the
censored news from ARRL is too late.


Bill Aycock   ---   Persimmon Hill  ---   Woodville, Alabama, USA 
 ---  (in the N.E. corner of the State)
also-- W4BSG -- Grid EM64vr

>From oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills)  Wed Nov 20 04:22:47 1996
From: oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu (Derek Wills) (Derek Wills)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 22:22:47 -0600
Subject: vanity call litigants

	 >I dont think the FCC is the proper entity to be sued; it is 
         >the courier who defaulted his contract. 

I don't think I believe this - someone is sued for delivering 
too early?   Who was the courier? - I'd like to use them...

Derek AA5BT (ex-AA5BT)
oo7 at astro.as.utexas.edu

>From n7tr at rnodx.org (Rich Hallman N7TR)  Wed Nov 20 04:33:32 1996
From: n7tr at rnodx.org (Rich Hallman N7TR) (Rich Hallman N7TR)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 20:33:32 -0800
Subject: SS story..Not for the light hearted..
Message-ID: <BMSMTP8484641090Phallman at mail.greatbasin.net>

           ARRL SWEEPSTAKES -- 1996

  Call: N7TR              State: Nevada
  Mode: SSB               Category: Single Operator 1250 watts

   BAND     QSO

   160        0
    80      134   Inverted V @ 100 ft
    40      775   2 ele Cushcraft @ 112 ft
    20     1011   Stack TH7's  102/55 ft and TH6 @ 60 ft Tower #2
    15      351   "                                             "
    10        0   "                                             "

   Totals   2271   X    78 Sections   354,276 Points

Equipment:  IC-765 (1 Radio!), Alpha 77 (NOT a "DX" or "SX")
            DVP and CT (Thanks Ken!!)  Audio by "Heil"...

Went into the week before the contest not even knowing if I was going
to operate.  Callsign comments, Broken rotor on tower #2 (Beam fixed NE),
Line Noise and the biggie, my wife just home from the hospital after
surgery.  After discussing the events of the week with her she said
just get on and "KB!!".  Yep...spoken like a true NCCC'er!!

160:  Nil....

80:   Too damn noisy....line noise was high.  Band never really
      sounded well....Maybe due to the line noise...

40:   Broadcast stations seemed louder than ever....Just when
      you find a run freq, the bells and music start up from a
      broadcast station coming on the air.  Band here also
      sounded bad....Never had loud sigs from W6 or the East Coast
      always were no more than 10-15 db over...

20:   The Greatest band of them all....Seemed like the other
      10,000 people on 20 thought the same!!  Real hard to find
      a hole, Had the Tape loop guy stop by a few times and also
      heard the SSTV's down at 14.227.  Those guys arent even
      human....Signals at 21z from the east coast were 20-30 over.
      N2IC had the most consistant 20-30db over sig on the band!!
      Congrats Steve!!  You must be running excess power also...ha!

15:   Was a great band Saturday afternoon,  Sunday was the pitts!
      Either signals from W8 and W5 were 20 over or they were S0!!
      With no signals you could hear a pin drop...Thought it would
      be the band for Sunday, but kept coming up dry...Back to 20!!

10:   See you here in 2 more years....Maybe!!

With having to wait on my wife  I had to take off at weird
times...and several hours at a time.  Maybe this helped...
At 23z sunday something happened to the power pole and the line noise
went to 15-30 over on 20-80 meters!!  We had had high winds and
rain/snow Saturday and sunday which kept the noise down quite a
bit, but at 23z that was it.  Was very hard to work anybody for the
last 3 hours of the contest.   The Timewave DSP helped alot but
I know I must have missed up to 75-100 Q's during that time.

After the contest I called my buddy who is the new Supervisor
of the RFI group at the Power Company and told him this was it.
I had this problem for a year and I was going to call his supervisor
and send letters to the FCC.  This problem also creats noise bars on
our NEW TV for the past year!!  He said...Hold off...Monday there was
a crew out and fixed the problem!!!  I should have called him
thursday before the contest!!

One thing that disturbs me....Why is it when somebody wins or is in
the top ten somebody is ALWAYS raising the flag and calling Foul!!
It seems that I always hear people pointing the finger at
others and claiming they are running High Power!!  Or they cheated
in some way....These people need to get a life!!  And for us who
sit in the background and say nothing back to these people are
basicly agreeing with them.  This really does nothing for
contesting for the good, and just adds to the growing negativeness
to the contesting community.  These comments are almost NEVER
backed by fact....Just some idiot trying to get attention.  What
is bad is that these people are FELLOW CONTESTERS.

So before you open your mouth and splat off about guys running
high power and other LIES..Think about it first...then jump in your
nice $90,000 car and drive off a bridge.....
It will sure save us and you alot of grief in the end......

....Now I feel much better!!

See Ya in CQWW CW!!

       Rich  NOT KI3V....  

Richard Hallman                         N7TR at RNODX.ORG
11870 Heartpine St                "Big is good...Tall is better!"
Reno NV 89506	            ex: KI3V, A92FN, HL9RH, KI3V/VP9
702 677-1106                            /WP4, /HP, /VO2,  N3AMK

>From steven at zianet.com (Steven Nace KN5H)  Wed Nov 20 04:53:04 1996
From: steven at zianet.com (Steven Nace KN5H) (Steven Nace KN5H)
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 1996 21:53:04 -0700
Subject: vanity call litigants
Message-ID: <04502810929412 at zianet.com>

At 10:12 PM 11/19/96 -0600, W4BSG wrote:

>One of the principles of american jurisprudence is that the resonableness of
>a suit is only determined IN A COURT OF LAW.  This is an important thing,
>and it protects us all from prior restraint, but, it lets any Kook who 
>has the money to hire a lawyer file a ridiculous suit, and hold the whole
>works up.
>I dont think the FCC is the proper entity to be sued; it is the courier who
>defaulted his contract. 

etc etc etc

Please, this is a CONTEST reflector. Repeat after me... CONTEST,  CONTEST,

See you in the 10 METER CONTEST. (See, there's that word again)

73 de kn5h

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