rlc at soho.ios.com
rlc at soho.ios.com
Fri Oct 18 22:52:03 EDT 1996
Did you get his QSL address? I worked him and later herad him give
it but was not sure.
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 15:07:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: dleclair at efn.org (Cleve D Leclair)
Reply-to: dleclair at efn.org (Cleve D Leclair)
To: wv5s at icon.net
Cc: cq-contest at tgv.com, dx at ve7tcp.ampr.org
Subject: Re: T88T
Yes, And I just werked'em at 2203Z...W O W.....
It sure made my day perk up....!
Cleve - N7IXG
>From K4PI at worldnet.att.net (MIKE GREENWAY) Sat Oct 19 14:39:49 1996
From: K4PI at worldnet.att.net (MIKE GREENWAY) (MIKE GREENWAY)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 13:39:49 +0000
Message-ID: <19961019133947.AAA3220 at LOCALNAME>
I WILL BE AT P49I 22-29 OCT FOR THE CQ WW SSB TEST. I WILL BE 80 METER SINGLE
BAND ENTRY. ALSO P40DX WILL BE AT SAME QTH AS CASUAL ALL BAND ENTRANT. PRIOR
TO TEST WARC BAND CW MOSTLY AND 80M SSB TO TEST ANTENNAS. P49I QSL VIA K4PI.
P40DX QSL VIA AK4I. 73
>From hflasher at dayton.net (Harry Flasher) Fri Oct 18 22:20:13 1996
From: hflasher at dayton.net (Harry Flasher) (Harry Flasher)
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:20:13 -0700
Subject: GRENADA - J3A - CQ WW SSB
Message-ID: <3267F48D.4DE at dayton.net>
Some of the J3A contest team are at this writing in route to Grenada.
By Wednesday evening (Grenada time) all nine of the group should be on
One of the DX bulletin types indicated that J3A would be MS. We will be
a MM (multi-multi) entry. QSL'a for J3A go to WA8LOW.
The individual calls for Grenada are below. We anticipate ops before
and after the contest on WARC bands, RTTY & CW. Most of the group
will depart Northbound on Tuesday afternoon after the contest, with two
remaining for several more days. QSL's to home calls or as announced.
J3K - WB8GEX - JOE
J37K - W8KKF - HARRY
J37L - WA8LOW - RON
J3X - W9INN - PHIL
J38AI - IV3TMV - FLAVIO
J38AH - IV3NVN - SIMONE
FOLLOWING WILL HAVE J3/OWNCALL OR AS ASSIGNED ON ARRIVAL:
N9NS - MIKE
WZ8D - JOHN
WA8NJR - BRYON
We hope that all will be able to work us on all six bands.
73 - best DXing and in the CONTEST
>From millersg at dmapub.dma.org (Steve Miller) Sat Oct 19 20:44:08 1996
From: millersg at dmapub.dma.org (Steve Miller) (Steve Miller)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 15:44:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: monoband stack
Message-ID: <m0vEhJY-0002AKC at dmapub.dma.org>
> I would appreciate advice from whomever wants to give some.
> Storm of this summer damaged the 10m and 15m monobanders and I need to
> replace them. But since 1977, the WARC bands have been created. What could
> I put instead of the 10m and 15m monobanders that would also give me the WARC
> bands. Someone suggested the Force 12 ant for 10m,12m, 15m, and 17m, but I
> don't know anyone who has one. And some have opined that the f/b & gain
> figures may be significantly worse than my two little monobanders. Any ideas
> what I should do?
Forget the WARC bands. They don't count in CQWW so what good are they?
(after all, this is the contest reflector....)
>From jfunk at adams.net (jim funk) Sat Oct 19 20:58:42 1996
From: jfunk at adams.net (jim funk) (jim funk)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 14:58:42 -0500
Subject: ILL QSO
Message-ID: <9610191958.AA20345 at golden.adams.net>
Don't forget the Illinois QSO Party October 20 1800Z to October 21
0200Z. (Sunday afternoon and evening here in the Black Hole). CQ had the
dates wrong; no, you didn't miss it....
I have a rules/summary sheet ready to e-mail to anyone needing one.
73, Jim N9JF
disclaimer: No, I am not a member of the sponsoring club; but I do
hope to be hideously popular for eight hours here rather than journey to the
Caribbean for CQWW ;-)
The Lane, The Pole, The 2-Yard Line, 14.002; Radio Contesting isn't for Sissies.
>From w4jvn at juno.com (David J Klimaj) Sat Oct 19 22:41:39 1996
From: w4jvn at juno.com (David J Klimaj) (David J Klimaj)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 17:41:39 EDT
Subject: Force 12 Antennas
Message-ID: <19961019.213447.4383.3.w4jvn at juno.com>
Some have asked abt Force12 antennas.
FYI, I put up a Force12 3 element 20m monobander last year.
I am pleased with its construction & performance. Last January it was my
only antenna to survive an ice storm and so far this year it has taken 2
near misses from the hurricanes. My beam/tower is on an island in the
Chesapeake Bay, so it gets constant wind. I have to replace a old
10m monobander (radio shack) above it as the ice bent it. and need a
2nd tower for a 15m monobander.
WHen compared to my past experience with Mosley & HYgain beams,
the F12 does not flap in the wind like the Mosley nor weigh in heavy like
I can only say that the F12 is easy to assemble and easy to put
up. My 10 & 15 m beams will be F12.
73 Dave W4JVN
W4JVN at JUNO.com
>From ddjones at nas.com (Dale Jones K5MM) Sun Oct 20 01:54:43 1996
From: ddjones at nas.com (Dale Jones K5MM) (Dale Jones K5MM)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 17:54:43 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Sum:Da Birds
Message-ID: <m0vEmA7-000DSkC at cleese.nas.com>
Matt AA7BG et al:
Just read a week's worth of "Da Birds" stuff here. Several
years ago I had the same problem, and found the solution to
be a little tough to build, but VERY EFFECTIVE.
Birds don't like things that MOVE or MAKE NOISE. So, I got
one of those famous plastic owls from Sears for about $10.,
and then I modified it to move and make noise. Movement was
a contrived "flapping wings" thing, made out of sheet teflon,
and pop-rivetted to the owl. Those neat little wings flapped
in the breeze very nicely. Always a breeze at 100 ft.
The NOISE part was a robust speaker mounted inside the plastic
owl and wired up with some two-conductor twisted pair, and ran
down to my shack. I could see the top of the 100 foot tower
from my shack's outside entrance door. Then two options were
implimented. One, I could hook up a microphone / amplifier
to the twisted pair and TALK to those feathery friends....very
loudly. They vamooshed dern quickly. Secondly, I could just
feed a continuous loop of audio....all kinds of crazy sounds...
into the twisted pair. Screeching eagle sounds, dogs barking,
owls hooting, etc. Neat stuff. During the daytime, NO BIRDS
pooping on my antennas.
Now, my solution became a hobby in its own right. It was almost
as much fun messing with the birds as it was DXing. Only
problem was....after a couple of days, NO BIRDS to mess with.
Birds don't pearch on antennas at night, so that wasn't a problem
Only thing I am surprised about is the several comments from a
few guys on this reflector saying NOTHING COULD BE DONE. How
un-inventive. Even taking down the tower!!! good grief!! There
are solutions for everything....usually available on a couple of
Good luck OM & 73 !
At 10:19 PM 10/12/96 -0600, you wrote:
>Hey, it really WAS a serious inquiry.
>I think most responses were posted reflector wide so I won't repeat them.
>What I had up was a plastic crow sitting near the top of the tower on a
>cross brace. As per K7FR I now have a BIG plastic owl sitting on the tippy
>top of the mast at 97 feet. Hope it works. I wired the owl to a 5 foot hunk
>of broom stick and just dropped the stick down inside the mast. Hope it
>doesn't screw up my meticulously wind balance antennas, but if it does, I'd
>rather have a little twist than a whole lotta twork!
>FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
>Submissions: towertalk at contesting.com
>Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST at contesting.com
>Problems: K7LXC at contesting.com
>Sponsored by Akorn Access, Inc & KM9P
>From rlboyd at CapAccess.org (by way of Dale Jones K5MM <ddjones at nas.com>) Sun Oct 20 02:12:25 1996
From: rlboyd at CapAccess.org (by way of Dale Jones K5MM <ddjones at nas.com>) (by way of Dale Jones K5MM <ddjones at nas.com>)
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 1996 18:12:25 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Da Birds
Message-ID: <m0vEmRF-000DSnC at cleese.nas.com>
Rich et al:
There are lots of CHEAP plastic things to put on top of masts.
` K-Mart or Target sell cheap plastic drinking cups that easily
fit over mast tops. Ample use of Duct Tape did the trick for
me for 8 years at one location. Those plastic tops to cans
of shaving cream (from Gillette, etc) are about 2-1/2 inches
in diameter too. They work similarly. More Duct Tape.
On Tue, 8 Oct 1996, AA7BG Matt Trott wrote:
> I know this MUST have come up before, but.......
> How do you all keep the pesky birds from whitewashing towers/antennas? I've
> been having flocks of at least a hundred perching on guylines, antennas, and
> the top plate of the tower. The guano was about an inch thick in a matter of
> I put up a plastic crow and that helped for a while. A friend put a plastic
> owl on his and it worked great for a month or so, but he looked out the
> window at his tower last week and there was a bird perched on the top of the
> Any other ideas? We don't get enough rain to rinse it all off.
> Sign me,
> Really Tworked in Montana
> FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
> Submissions: towertalk at contesting.com
> Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST at contesting.com
> Problems: K7LXC at contesting.com
> Sponsored by Akorn Access, Inc & KM9P
Haven't had that problem but hadn't gone to the top of either of the two
towers in some months. When I went up one and KO7V went up my other one
we each found a dead bird at the bottom of each mast (inside it). They
apprently went in the top looking for a nest site or shelter for the
night and couldn't get back out, eventually working their way to the
bottom. Guess it makes sense to cap the top of the mast. I know I've
seen caps made for pipe -- have seen some on other people's masts --
wonder if jamming a tennis ball (or whatever is the right size) in the
top is an appropriate solution.
73 - Rich Boyd, KE3Q
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
Submissions: towertalk at contesting.com
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST at contesting.com
Problems: K7LXC at contesting.com
Sponsored by Akorn Access, Inc & KM9P
>From 101332.232 at CompuServe.COM (Dave Lawley) Sun Oct 20 10:53:03 1996
From: 101332.232 at CompuServe.COM (Dave Lawley) (Dave Lawley)
Date: 20 Oct 96 05:53:03 EDT
Subject: M6T (ex G0KPW) in CQ WW
Message-ID: <961020095303_101332.232_GHW77-2 at CompuServe.COM>
The gang at G0KPW have decided to make use of the new UK contest
callsign facility and will be signing M6T this year, multi multi.
Spent yesterday at the site near Ipswich about six miles from the east
coast of England. We have a few problems this year because the field
where we normally place the 80m 4-square, 20m stack and 160m
vertical is in use by the farmer so we have to squeeze all the antennas
into a smaller area. 'Stealth' beverages will be placed carefully between
the rows of emerging barley some time on Friday....
CU all bands
73, Dave G4BUO
>From peterj at netcom.com (Peter Jennings) Sun Oct 20 10:18:19 1996
From: peterj at netcom.com (Peter Jennings) (Peter Jennings)
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 10:18:19 +0100
Subject: CQWW SSB: C31
Message-ID: <188.8.131.5261020091819.006acf34 at correu.andornet.ad>
Just to note that I will be active from Andorra in the CQWW.
I will be operating from C31LD's station which should give a good
signal on all bands despite the surrounding mountains. (Monoband beams on
The call will be C31LJ if the operation is SOAB, or C31LD if we decide
to operate Multi-single. That will be determined later in the week.
C31LJ QSL via VE3GEJ
C31LD is looking for a manager. (VE3HO has volunteered, but final
arrangements have not been made. Query me before you send a card.)
73 GL DX
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