Please Don't Use Expired Calls
Lee Hiers AA4GA
aa4ga at contesting.com
Wed Oct 16 00:35:38 EDT 1996
On 15 Oct 96, Jim Pratt wrote:
> Yes, I have noticed that phenomenon as well. During the last California
> QSO Party, there seemed to be a number of calls coming to me from K7RA,
> who has been dead for some years. There was also an odd correlation with
Well, I've had to tell less experienced ops (say, at FD) not to log
W4KFC because he's a SK, but as we all know, W4KFC is a legit call
again. So, while K7RA has not yet been reissued, it will be at some
point, as will all the SK calls we've known in the past to avoid.
FWIW, I don't think anyone on the reflector needs to be reminded not
to use a former call that is not currently assigned. Anyone engaged
in such a practice already realizes it is improper, particularly
those of us on CQ-Contest.
73 de Lee
Lee Hiers, AA4GA
mailto:aa4ga at contesting.com
>From ATHSU at mca.com (Hsu, Aaron T.) Wed Oct 16 01:47:52 1996
From: ATHSU at mca.com (Hsu, Aaron T.) (Hsu, Aaron T.)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 17:47:52 -0700
Subject: Thanks to all re:JST-245 opinions
Message-ID: <c=US%a=_%p=MCA%l=CORP-NT-1-961016004752Z-3625 at corp-nt-1.mca.com>
Thanks to all who responded to my request for info on the JST-245 as a
possible replacement rig for my TS-450S. Your replies were quite
Although the rig is feature loaded and is/would be a joy to operate,
long-term support seems to be an issue. It's already hard enough
getting long-term support from the major manufacturers (YaeComWood), let
alone a rig with only 2 U.S. authorized dealers. I guess I'll just have
to keep searching!
- Aaron Hsu, KD6DAE
athsu at mca.com
ps. A consolidated copy of replies I received was sent to those who
asked for one. If you want a copy, e-mail me and I'll send one to ya!
>From AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C) Wed Oct 16 04:06:40 1996
From: AD1C at tiac.net (Jim Reisert AD1C) (Jim Reisert AD1C)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 96 23:06:40 -0400
Subject: Section DAT files for CT (added NNY)
Message-ID: <199610160308.XAA08237 at mailnfs0.tiac.net>
NNY will be a new section in this year's Sweepstakes. You may need new
.DAT files, the three that were affected are:
They (or the entire .DAT file collection) can be downloaded from:
Or send E-mail to ct-user-REQUEST at databook.com and request only the files
The first command will send all the .DAT files in a UUencoded .ZIP file.
Note that I announced this update last May. If you got the files then,
these are the same files.
73 - Jim AD1C
Jim Reisert <AD1C at tiac.net> http://www.tiac.net/users/ad1c/
>From jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid) Wed Oct 16 04:09:07 1996
From: jreid at aloha.net (Jim Reid) (Jim Reid)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 17:09:07 -1000
Subject: Used FT-1000D
Message-ID: <184.108.40.206.19961016030907.006cbb0c at aloha.net>
You guys are just great; I have probably nearly two dozen
notes regarding my question of comparison between the
FT-1000D and 1000MP. The vote is very heavy in favor
of the used D over a new MP, at least for my situation out
here near mid-Pacific.
However, a somewhat more detailed discussion with one who
seems to know more than I for sure about these radios has o
pointed out the following in a post to me:
Concerning the age and serial number of this 1000D.
It is a 1991or '92 production lot with a 1M1901xx serial series
number. I have been told that many, many factory changes
have occured, and that the -20- series serial numbers, especially
those with the numbers after the date codes( xx)20200 and up are
really different radios from the -19- serial ones!!? Not sure
quite what to make of that. The owner who is selling the radio
has had all factory installed upgrades to the -19- series done, as
of Feb. 1996, but am told this still does not equal a -20- series
radio. This occurs as, for a variety of reasons, changes occur
at the factory that never make it into documented mods to be
performed by the Yaesu service centers when asked about the
world. Do you have any comments about this information?
On the basis of the interest shown so far, I plan to post a
summary of all this later this week.
73, Jim, AH6NB
>From WX0B-JTERLESKI at postoffice.worldnet.att.net (Jay Terleski) Wed Oct 16 04:15:06 1996
From: WX0B-JTERLESKI at postoffice.worldnet.att.net (Jay Terleski) (Jay Terleski)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 22:15:06 -0500
Subject: CT9 and FT1000 Help Request
References: <199610131441.HAA11696 at venus.quix.net>
Message-ID: <3264533A.75 at postoffice.worldnet.att.net>
Asking help from the wisdom of this great reflector.
I am trying to get a new FT1000D SN 41400131 (dont know rev of ROM) But
this is supposed to be new about a year ago to interface to CT9.27.
I keep getting a radio not responding lock up message from CT. Things
then move very very slow. I have baud set at 4800, the TSRs are running
perfectly, CT.cfg seems to be set up correctly but still not able to get
it to talk to CT.
I dont know how to reset the radio. I cant find it in the manual so
maybe someone can help me there.
The thing does talk to TR I might add. So I think its my own error in
setting it up.
>From n6nd at n6nd.wanet.com (Rick Craig, N6ND) Wed Oct 16 04:50:16 1996
From: n6nd at n6nd.wanet.com (Rick Craig, N6ND) (Rick Craig, N6ND)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 03:50:16 +0000
Subject: LogPlus Internet Special
Message-ID: <3.0b15.32.19961016024158.0069c848 at mailhub1.wanet.net>
If you are considering buying a non-contest logging program to keep track of
your DXCC, WAZ, WAS, etc LogPlus is having a special this month that can save
you $15 off the regular price. If the entire transaction is done over the
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Usual disclaimer: No interest, no kickback, just info...
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n6nd at n6nd.wanet.com
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable
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>From edwardsw at bga.com (William M. Edwards) Wed Oct 16 00:13:18 1996
From: edwardsw at bga.com (William M. Edwards) (William M. Edwards)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 96 23:13:18
Subject: Fwd: SS rover thread that wont go away
Message-ID: <199610160413.XAA10375 at zoom.bga.com>
Since I started this mess about passing through ARRL sections during a
contest, I must comment, especially if contradictory information is being
A couple of days ago, Bill Lunt, KR1R, the ARRL Contest Director stated
that you may operate from as many ARRL sections as you wish. The only
constraint is you start your QSO numbering back at #1 when you cross a
Now W6PH says something totally different. Where does this information come
from? My info is from the League.
W6PH, can you explain where you found your interpretation of the rules?
The problem stems from the fact that ARRL's intentions don't correspond
with their rules, which are stated quite explicitly. (Several days ago, I
excerpted the relevant part from SS rules file obtainable from the ARRL
Allowing a roving station is a nice idea, but until ARRL cleans up the rules,
roving stations are going to confuse other operators.
Will Edwards, WA5WZA
edwardsw at bga.com
>From becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) Wed Oct 16 05:40:42 1996
From: becker at SPRINTMAIL.COM (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 22:40:42 -0600
Subject: CT9 and FT1000 Help Request
Message-ID: <220.127.116.1161016044042.34a70618 at pop.a001.sprintmail.com>
At 10:15 PM 10/15/96 -0500, Jay Terleski wrote:
>I am trying to get a new FT1000D SN 41400131 (dont know rev of ROM) But
>this is supposed to be new about a year ago to interface to CT9.27.
>I keep getting a radio not responding lock up message from CT.
>The thing does talk to TR I might add. So I think its my own error in
>setting it up.
Until Ken got busy I was a loyal CT user for years. It is still unsurpassed for Multi Single and Multi-Multi operations.
Unfortunately, all releases higher than version 9.23 have not succeeded in talking to my FT-990. I know the problem is not unique because Steve, W6EMS, (ex N4TQO) and several other Multi-Multi associates of mine with FT-990, FT-1000s and ICOM radios have had similar problems.
Ken has tried, with what little time to spare, to fix it again, but
since he has no FT-990 to test with he has not succeeded.
CT does not support the Sprint type contests, so I had to buy a copy of TRLog or use paper. (Yuck)
Tree, N6TR, has had similar problems with his TRLog program with both Yaesu and ICOM radios. Tree had no Yaesu either but recently succeeded in solving most of these problems. He added a user parameter to control the time delay between computer commands, and increased the delay from his old default of about 50 ms to 100 ms.
Since TRLog release 5.80 I have seen no further reports of this kind of trouble on the TRLog reflector, so this seems to be a general cure.
Can we get such a command added to the next CT release? We want to use our Yaesus and ICOMs at the upcoming multi.-multi. and CT is the prefered choice.
Can someone with a logic analyzer and a Radio Timeout problem check out the TX and RX lines and see if the serial data is getting truncated with CT versions 9.24 - 9.27 ?
BTW, I have found that TRLog is a worthy competitor of CT in all other regards, and Tree's support is unbelievably good. Once Tree gets the planned SSB upgrades in place it will be better.
(Sorry Trey, but the CT-user reflector is down and those contests are coming closer and closer).
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at sprintmail.com - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.
>From a92gd at contesting.com (Bob Frick) Wed Oct 16 08:45:49 1996
From: a92gd at contesting.com (Bob Frick) (Bob Frick)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 10:45:49 +0300
Subject: A92GD WAS
References: <3264702C.5DE5 at batelco.com.bh>
Message-ID: <326492AD.54AE at contesting.com>
Bob Frick wrote:
> Howdy Folks,
> I'm sending this out over this reflector since the DX reflector
> appeares to have gone bottoms up. Anyway, my QSL manager K1SE has
> informed we that i need the following states for WAS on RTTY:
> New Mexico
> North Dakota
> Rhode Island
> South Carolina
> South Dakota
> West Virgina
> For SSB AS I need the following:
> New Mexico
> North Dakota
> South Dakota
> West Virginia
> Now I know that I have definitely worked some of the aforementioned
> states on both
> SSB and RTTY so I would appreciate it very much if maybe some of you all
> who have been putting off sending in QSL cards to please do so.
> Thanks and 73's
>From pa3dmh at igr.nl (Alex van Hengel) Wed Oct 16 17:59:44 1996
From: pa3dmh at igr.nl (Alex van Hengel) (Alex van Hengel)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 09:59:44 -0700
Subject: 1996 Caribbean Tour Statistics
Message-ID: <32651480.422D at igr.nl>
For those who asked for it.........
The 1996 Caribbean Tour Statistics are available at the Tour Website:
( # # )
Alex van Hengel, PA3DMH
Secretary Contestgroup Oude Maas PI4COM/PA6WPX
Homepage PI4COM : http://www.euronet.nl/users/norf/pi4com.html
1996 Carib Tour : http://www.igr.nl/~pa3dmh/tour1996.htm
Internet e-mail : pa3dmh at igr.nl
>From dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel) Wed Oct 16 12:32:09 1996
From: dippel at rrze.uni-erlangen.de (Dieter Dippel) (Dieter Dippel)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 11:32:09 MET
Subject: CQWWDX SSB: Packet-infos
Message-ID: <7E7E6D6A5E at isis.rrze.uni-erlangen.de>
DL4NAC > CONTEST 16.10.96 00:00 18 Lines 280 Bytes #360 @WW
Subj: CT3FN in CQWW Phone 96
de DL4NAC @ DB0BOX.#BAY.DEU.EU (Martin)
to CONTEST @ WW
QSL via HB9CRV
if you want to work CT3FN check the following frequencies/times:
28450 12 UTC
21350 9 / 15 UTC
14250 11 / 20 UTC
7050 7.30 / 18 / 21 UTC
3750 7 / 21.30 UTC
1850 2 UTC
see you there! 73s de Martin.
DB0KCP > CONTEST 16.10.96 07:00 19 Lines 495 Bytes #360 @WW.#
Subj: 5N36 in CQWW
From: 5N0T at 5N0EF.#LAG.NIG.AF
To : CONTES at WW
Hi to all.
5N0T will sign 5N36T single-op all bands in upcoming CQWW SSB contest.
Special prefix up to 31/10 stands for the 36th anniversary of independance of
the Federal Republic of Nigeria. QSL card as usual via Paul F2YT.
Look forward to have you on the log and wish you best of fun.
Lagos, 10-Oct 96 19:11, 73 de Pat 5N0T
Packet: 5N0T @ 5N0EF.#LAG.NIG.AF AFRICOM BBS
E-mail: Crepelliere.Patrick at ROROLAGOS.WWRORO.ROROLAGOS.gb.sprint.com
TL8MS > DX 15.10.96 22:36 17 Lines 294 Bytes #360 @WW
Subj: TL8MS in CQWWDX-SSB
Stefan in Baboua
to: DX at WW
TL8MS , Zone 36, taking part in CQWWDX-SSB
This is to inform you that TL8MS will take part in the CQWWDX-Contest-SSB
as single operator mostly on 7, 14, 21 MHz.
QSL-cards via bureau, Manager DL6NW (he is also in every call-book).
73 and good DX
WB2RAJ > DX 16.10.96 02:59 9 Lines 317 Bytes #360 @WW
Subj: FK5DX IN CQ WW SSB CONTEST
From: WB2RAJ at KE2VW.#WNY.NY.USA.NOAM
To : DX at WW
LOOK FOR NEW CALEDONIA SPECIAL CONTEST CALL FK5DX IN THE CQ WW SSB DX CONTEST
ON OCTOBER 26-27. OPERATORS ERIC (FK8GM) AND FRANCK (FK8HC) WILL OPERATE ON
ALL BANDS, 160-10 METERS, AS CONDITIONS ALLOW. QSL FOR FK5DX IS DIRECT VIA
WB2RAJ. GOOD LUCK IN THE CONTEST.
5N0HMA > DX 16.10.96 07:06 21 Lines 764 Bytes #360 @WW.#
Subj: CQ WW from Ikoyi Island
From: 5N0HMA at 5N0EF.#LAG.NIG.AF
To : DX at WW
Hello dear Friend,
Thank you so much for selecting my msg.
My name is Marc, I am 30 years old, french. I have been living in Nigeria
for more than 19 years now. I am working in my own plastic factory.
I would be very please to communicate with you or with some of your
friends, on a regular basis if you or they have time.
I would be very glad to make you discover Nigeria, the Biggest african
country in term of population (100 millions), and the No. 1 producer
of Oil in Africa.
Best 73 from Ikoyi Island in Lagos Nigeria.
tel / fax : 234-1 2693823
5n0hma @ f5joe.faqi.fra.eu
5n0hma @ 5n0ef.#lag.nig.af
NB : Radio club stations from schools and Universities are mostly welcome.
Hope to read you very very soon.
EA6PZ > DXNEWS 16.10.96 01:01 27 Lines 960 Bytes #360 @EU
Subj: CP EA6PZ: FORMENTERA ILS.
From: EA6PZ at EA6PZ.EA6PZ.PM.ESP.EU
To : DXNEWS at EU
Original from EA6PZ to ALL at EU
HELLO DR OM, IM GOIN FROM FORMENTERA ISLAND, DAYS 21 AT 25 OCTOBER, QSL IS
ONLY VIA DIRECT:
ARMANDO COSTA SERRA
07800 IBIZA ISL.
THE FREQUENCY ONLY 40 METERS SSB
DAYS 26 AT 27 OCTOBER ACTIVITY CQWW SSB CONTEST, QSL VIA BUREAU OR DIRECT, THE
SPECIAL CALL FROM FORMNETERA AND CONTEST ED6PZ.
: 111INFO DE DX1111 _ _ _ 111111INFO DE DX11:
: 00000000000000000:_) :_)(_ 00000000000000000000:
: 111QSL MANAGERS11:_) :_) _)1111111QSL MANAGERS1:
: 00000000000000MUCHOS DX Y SUERTE000000000000000:
: 11111111111111BBS PARA LOS DXMAN111111111111111:
: 000000000000000EA6PZ IBIZA JM08RV00000000000000:
: 11111111111111ea6pz at lix.intercom.es111111111111:
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