Alfred J. Frugoli ke1fo at
Wed Oct 2 01:49:52 EDT 1996

> ctually, a person doesn't have to be CONNECTED to the local packet cluster to
> "use" it.  One can set their TNC to monitor un-connected packets sent to other
> stations and get all the DX spots that way and no one would ever be the wiser.
> It's a problem, no doubt about it.
> 73, Bill W7LZP
> wrt at

What about the opposite scenario?  A SO unassisted can make spots to 
the cluster, just not use them.  If I remember correctly, CT will not 
allow you to see any of the packet windows in SO mode but it will let 
you make spots.  So a SO could be connected to the cluster and still 
be lagitimate.
Al, KE1FO, ex. KE6BER    ke1fo at or ke6ber at

>From zettel at (Steve Zettel)  Wed Oct  2 05:39:37 1996
From: zettel at (Steve Zettel) (Steve Zettel)
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 22:39:37 -0600
Subject: 40M Beam Summary
Message-ID: <v0300780eae779e729b7e@[]>

I have finally finished a summary of the replies I received in response to
my request for 40M Yagi information. The response was overwhelming! Thank
you all for the generous amounts of time and information you all invested!

The short version is that the Cushcraft proponents had the highest response
in terms of numbers, and also the fewest negative comments. KLM and Hygain
were also well represented; DX Engineering, Force 12, Telrex, Wilson, and
M2 had their supporters, too. A lone quad user was also heard from.

I tried to thank each one of you individually, and get your permission to
include your posting in the summary, attributed or not, as you desired. If
I missed someone, or messed up in not protecting your anonymity (or
neglected to give you credit, if that was your wish), I sincerely apologize.

I've sent the summary to those who asked for one in their posting; I'll not
duplicate it here on the reflector as it is VERY large. If you want a copy,
reply direct and I will send you a summary (two text files as attachments
to the e-mail message will be sent back unless you specify some other
method). Or, check the KA9FOX web-site in a few days; I will make it
available to Scott, if he wishes to put it on his excellent summary page.

Thank you all again for your help,

Steve Zettel  KJ7CH				kj7ch at

>From becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker)  Wed Oct  2 05:03:12 1996
From: becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 1996 22:03:12 -0600
Subject: 2 radio ops- headphone questions
Message-ID: < at>

Hi All!

I asked my friend Mead, an asst. prof. of audiology at NorthWestern University, to comment on Steve Nace' question.

At 12:45 PM 9/25/96 -0700, Steven Nace, <snace at> wrote:
>My present 2 radio set-up stinks. This includes the way I listen to 2
>radios at once. I am soliciting methods or preferences from those of you
>that have success with 2-at-once.
>One question is: If 1 rig is audible in each ear, do you have a serious
>handicap when one radio is turned down all the way? Does this present an
>'inbalance' in your head? Is there a way to counteract this inbalance?

No, just less confusion. The right ear (which crosses to the left brain) has
a slight advantage in tests of competing words to each ear. I assume the same
holds for Morse code, which at 30 wpm approaches speech-like perception. We
are capable of comprehending speech at 200+ wpm, suggesting that with 4 ears
you should be able to decode four conversations @ 30 wpm, but the "party
babble" experiments suggest it is hard to track more than one person at a

I will try an experiment to see if 2 slow talkers can be simultaneously
tracked at 30-50 wpm.

Back to your question -- 1. One quiet ear frees brain processing for the
other ear. 2. Given a choice, put the harder-to-track signal in the right

Mead C. Killion, PhD - abonso at
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From trey at (Trey Garlough)  Wed Oct  2 08:07:51 1996
From: trey at (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 09:07:51 +0200
Subject: Sable Is. .....When???
Message-ID: <199610020707.JAA08256 at>

> When is this dx expedition going there?

Please, this traffic belongs on the DX mailing list, not the contest
mailing.  Please, please cooperate, and please, please *think* before
you post traffic to the cq-contest mailing list.

--Trey, WN4KKN

>From jdowning at (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:43:30 1996
From: jdowning at (John Downing) (John Downing)
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 00:43:30 -0700
Subject: CT network RS232 wiring
Message-ID: <01BBAFFA.BDC66040 at>

Hi all,

Does anyone have a schematic of the RS232 "network" that is used by CT?
A null modem is used between two computers - been there / done that - but
how are three or more networked together so as to make CT happy?  Jeez,
I wish Ken would have stuck with a standard, i.e., ethernet, networking scheme.

Getting ready to link three, maybe four, laptops together for the CQWW SSB

Thanks in advance,



The Cuba Libre Contest Club - which is NOT going to Belize for the CQWW SSB
but IS heading to the eastern Caribbean.............

>From jdowning at (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:50:22 1996
From: jdowning at (John Downing) (John Downing)
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 00:50:22 -0700
Subject: Greyline wallpaper
Message-ID: <01BBAFFB.B3E67E60 at>


Ask and you shall receive..... Thanks to the many who responded to my
request for a greyline display utility for Win95.  GeoClock was the
overwhelming suggestion - and it is now happily gracing the upper right
corner of my CRT.  Pretty neat little package - and it's run OK for 
several days so it probably doesn't do anything nasty to the system.
Highly recommended.  And for those who don't know about the package,
it's available as follows:

GeoClock for Windows 7.0
**** Initial Release ****
J R Ahlgren   jahlgren at
business voice 703-241-2661  FAX 703-241-5809
BBS 703-241-7980  CompuServe 70461,2340
GeoClock displays the current sun and moon positions,
and the parts of the earth in sunlight and twilight,
on high quality maps.  Sun rise, sun set, and local
are available when you register

>From jdowning at (John Downing)  Wed Oct  2 08:30:46 1996
From: jdowning at (John Downing) (John Downing)
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 1996 00:30:46 -0700
Subject: DX Packetcluster Telnet List
Message-ID: <01BBAFF9.02559020 at>


In reponse to all who requested telnet packetcluster access, here is my compiled list
of clusters and gateways.  It may take a little hand formatting to get it right on your
mail reader.  I also have it in .xls form upon request.  Please send additions, corrections,
deletions, etc. so I can keep the list updated.  All open gateways have been verified today.
Others required permission from the owner or are not currently available.  Thanks to all
who supplied the raw data.  

         DX	 	JNOS gateway		IP address	command 	login	password	comment	
      Cluster	name

         WU3V	DXC		call	anything		East Coast mega cluster	
         WD5B	C WD5B	call	e-mail			Arkansas mega cluster	
         WD5B			C WD5B	call	e-mail			Arkansas mega cluster	
         WD5B	C DXARK	call	anything		Arkansas mega cluster	
         KC8FT	DX		call	e-mail		Michigan cluster	
         KC8FT			DX		call	e-mail		Michigan cluster	
         KC8FT	C DXIT		call	e-mail		Michigan cluster	
         KC8FT	C DXIT		call	anything		Michigan cluster	
         PY2XB	C DXC		call	anything		
         N6ND	DXC		call	name		Southern Cal. cluster	
         NO4J	DXCLUS	call	anything			North Florida	
         K9FN		   	call	guest		preauthorized	
         F6CNB	          		call	guest		preauthorized	
         NHDX				c nhdx dx 	call			preauthorized	 
         WP4K	KP4RF (?)	DXC	   	call			preauthorized	
         VE1DXC	C DXHFX	call	name		preauthorized	
          IK5PWJ	C DXPISA   	call 	name		preauthorized	
          NO4J	C DXFLA	call	name		preauthorized	
         WD5B	C DXARK	call	name		preauthorized	
         KC8FT	C DXIT	   	call	name		preauthorized	
         KS9K						preauthorized	
         N9DKI						preauthorized	
         KF5XV						preauthorized	
         KI3V						preauthorized	
unable to verify / no connection made								
         KA4PKB					offline / no connection	
         N5UXT	2					offline / no connection	
         WA5PIE					offline / no connection	
         WS7I					offline / no connection	
         JE3YEK					offline / no connection	
          R3ARES					offline / no connection	
          VE3CDX					offline / no connection	
           IK5PWJ				c dxcpwj			o	ffline / no connection	
           IT9GSF				c tcp it9gsf			offline / no connection	

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