Thanks for the contesting topics

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Wed Nov 20 09:45:27 EST 1996

Hello, all radiosports --

    I just wanted to say that I'm enjoying the contesting topics on the
reflector since this weekend's SS and the enjoyable lack of vanity callsign


73,  Steve  K7LXC

>From aa4lr at (Bill Coleman AA4LR)  Wed Nov 20 14:15:46 1996
From: aa4lr at (Bill Coleman AA4LR) (Bill Coleman AA4LR)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 10:15:46 -0400
Subject: K5NZ Done!
Message-ID: <961020101319.KAA13063 at>

>From:        Dale Jones K5MM, ddjones at
>Well here it is 0500z Sat night of SS and I've had it again!  Worked N5JA (ex
>AA5BL) at 0450 and he had 909 Q's!  I looked at my 577 and it was just too
>much again!

Perhaps he started with a serial number larger than 1?

>  I know don't give up but this is just too much, I just don't
>understand how someone can make that many more Q's in 8 hours! Thats 41 more
>an hour than me and I was really working my ass off! And we are only 60 miles
>apart so prop. can't have a play in it. 

Are your antenna setups and equipment the same? Did you work on the same 
bands? Did he know something about where to be in a band? Was he working 
2 radios and you only one?

All I know is that working SS with Low Power is real WORK unless 
conditions are really great (which they weren't) or you have a truely 
MASSIVE superstation (ie stacked monobanders for every band -- starting 
with 80m...). 98% of my SS this year was S & P only, which is a lot 
harder when you can't get through the first time or so. 

I had to quit SS early because of a local RFI problem with a neighbor -- 
very discouraging. Nonetheless, I learned a bit more about radio that 
will serve me well in the next contest.

BTW, KD3GC, who has finished 2nd to me in the Georga, Low Power SSB SS at 
least four times apparently whipped my butt this year. Makes me wonder 
what would have happened if I had a beam and had raised my 80m antenna. 
Next year.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR           Mail: aa4lr at
Quote: "Not in a thousand years will man ever fly!"
            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

>From k6pu at (Ken Anderson)  Wed Nov 20 15:30:16 1996
From: k6pu at (Ken Anderson) (Ken Anderson)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 07:30:16 -0800
Subject: W4ETO
Message-ID: <01BBD6B4.BC8041C0 at default>

Without wanting to start another "vanity thread", todays FCC report shows Dick Ehrhorn, W4ETO, is now W0ID.

Ken K6PU
k6pu at

>From DSNOWDEN at (Snowden, Douglas)  Wed Nov 20 16:09:00 1996
From: DSNOWDEN at (Snowden, Douglas) (Snowden, Douglas)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 96 11:09:00 EST
Subject: Hello, I'm Back
Message-ID: <3292E708 at>

I recently moved from Palm Bay, Fla to Western North Carolina, and will be 
trying to
get up some sort of antennas for contesting/dxing in a month or so, after I 
have moved
into a new home. I'm looking forward to participating in this group now. 
I'll be looking
to volunteer to guest op a multiop effort whenever needed by someone in the 
area.  I don't think I'll be winning much from my home, as I will be on the 
side of a
mountain, with dead zones. Maybe low bands will be worthwhile.   Although no 

longer a young whipper snapper (51 years old with arthritis) I have won 
efforts (last year CQWW for W4 on 20M SSB) and a few efforts from KX6LA and
VR3AH in the seventies.   I much prefer CW but it's all fun.....
     Anyway, enough bandwidth used for now. Hi to you all from WNC.

Doug Snowden, N4IJ
dsnowden at


>From l38217 at (Pedro Pedroso)  Wed Nov 20 16:13:09 1996
From: l38217 at (Pedro Pedroso) (Pedro Pedroso)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 16:13:09 +0000 (GMT)
Subject: MASTER.DTA ??
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.91.961120160905.27895A-100000 at>

	Hello !
	The VE7TCP site is unreachable, there is an ftp address
	that also permits the downloading of MASTER.DTA but it is
	too slow and hard to connect.
	PLEASE , anyone send me the file by e-mail (attchmnt), 
	otherwise I will not be able to use CT V9 on the next 
	weekend !!

			VY 73 ES CUL !

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>From n2uck at (Roman S Makuch)  Wed Nov 20 11:08:48 1996
From: n2uck at (Roman S Makuch) (Roman S Makuch)
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 1996 03:08:48 PST
Subject: Are QRP skills transferrable?
References: <199611192005.MAA19829 at>
Message-ID: <19961120.111607.4791.0.n2uck at>

On Tue, 19 Nov 1996 13:12:47 -0600 oo7 at (Derek Wills)
>I'd have a lot more respect for QRP ops if they didn't do their "QRP 
>station!!!" thing.   I realize they don't all do it, but enough of 
>Derek G3NMX, AA5BT (ex-AA5BT)
>oo7 at
Have you ever considered that some of those that use "their 'QRP
station!' thing"might not be QRP stations, but are putting out 100W and
are just claiming that they are QRP just to bust the pileup?

73 de Roman, N2UCK

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