technical reference section

David Robbins ky1h at
Sun Oct 20 18:05:18 EDT 1996

I have started a new section on my web site.  It contains technical
reference material that I have collected from various sources.  Some
of it is articles I have written, some are messages from various 
reflectors, and some of it is links to other technical articles (like
w3lpl on bevereges from  I am trying to organize it
so that it is easy to find articles on particular topics.  I plan on
continuing to expand this resource and would appreciate any articles, 
notes, or links of a technical nature.

you can get to it from any of my pages, or direct at
ky1h at   or   robbins at

>From at TGV.COM (Joerg Puchstein, YB1AQS)  Sun Oct 20 19:36:41 1996
From: at TGV.COM (Joerg Puchstein, YB1AQS) (Joerg Puchstein, YB1AQS)
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 18:36:41 +-700
Subject: YB1AQS in WWDXSSB
Message-ID: <01BBBEB5.A6E368E0 at>

YB1AQS will participate next week as Single OP Allband
from Bandung, West Java - Indonesia.
After 600 QSO's with DL only in the Worked All Germany contest
this weekend I'm optimistic.
I'm using 3el-Quad (65ft high) on high bands, looking specially for 
all of America (N-Middle-S) during test.
Low Band still limited with 250ft asymmetric driven Inv-Vee,
nevertheless I'll try.


Joerg, YB1AQS / VK9CR / VK9XY / DL8WPX

>From tballard at (W5AU)  Sun Oct 20 19:30:13 1996
From: tballard at (W5AU) (W5AU)
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 19:30:13 +0100
Subject: Fwd: YAESU IMD
References: <961017194059_213599270 at> <3266E48E.5060 at>
Message-ID: <326A6FB5.432D at>

Mike Anderson wrote:
> KY2P at wrote:
> >
> > "Buy USA" ain't what sells the rig, pardner - we sell the best
> > damn receiver performance in the OMNI-VI you'll ever see.
> >
> > We hear 'em when you won't.
> >
> > 73 Scott Robbins KY2P, Ten-Tec employee and
> > dedicated contester.
> > ---------------------
> > Forwarded message:
> > From:   s56a at (Marijan Miletic)
> > Sender: owner-cq-contest at
> > Reply-to:       S56A at
> > To:     cq-contest at
> > Date: 96-10-17 17:21:11 EDT
> >
> > Newer rigs (TS-870, IC-775, FT-1000MP) were thoroughly tested by ARRL, RSGB
> > and
> > DARC and all data show remarkable strong signal performance of new YAESU.
> >  K7JA
> > surprised me with a fact that relays are used for input RX filter switching
> > so
> > no problem with IMD2 & IMD3 at the most sensitive spot.  I am amazed that
> > after
> > all the nice figures available, people still make subjective claims regarding
> > FT1000D v FT1000MP versus rest of the rigs.  At least we got rid of "Buy USA"
> > propaganda :-)
> > 73 de Mario, S56A, N1YU.
> > P.S.  Does anybody uses superb JST-245 in contests?
> Its a shame that Ten-Tec service is so lousy and they don't have clue on
> how to build an hf amplifier, or stand behind there warranty. I wouldn't
> consider using any of there stuff to even anchor my boat.
> enough said Kf2et

I recently had a severe lightning strike which literally 
destroyed all the rigs in the shack.  I set about to repair
my OMNI VI.  Ten-Tec tech support was absolutely fantastic.  
They were there when I needed questions answered, and had in
stock, every single IC and transistor that I needed. (Took out
over 30 ICs and Xsistors)  They were very supporting and the
prices were excellent.  I had to place 3 orders for parts, and
they were in my hands the next day after each order !!!!
I can NOT give this kind of report for the "other" radios in
my shack.  They have become "boat anchors".  Hats off to
Ten-Tec for an excellent product and the BEST SUPPORT!!!!!


>From HWDX09A at ( ROBERT   REED)  Sun Oct 20 20:53:36 1996
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 14:53:36, -0500
Message-ID: <199610201853.OAA13078 at>

I wonder if others had a red number writen in on the face of their 
Vanity Callsign Fee checks sent to the FCC ?

I assume that some form of numbering was done in the recording in 
order of placement of the checks into a bank deposit. My check had a 
handwriten large #14 on the face of the check. I don't know if it is 
sequential for maybe a 25 or 50 item deposit slip or any other reason.

With all the reports of the FCC having no RANDOM computer facilities 
and some verbal assurances that first trays would see first contact I 
guess I'm as anxious as everyone else to second guess what's about to 


 73,   Bob Reed, WB2DIN 
       1991 Route 37 West - Lot 109
       Toms River, New Jersey  08757

       Internet : hwdx09a at

       Pager  :  (908) 288 - 6552

>From bob.roach at (BOB ROACH)  Sun Oct 20 20:21:00 1996
From: bob.roach at (BOB ROACH) (BOB ROACH)
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 96 14:21:00 -0500
Subject: Equipment Failure
Message-ID: <8CAA35D.0001047DAA.uuout at>

Hello All,

I had a power supply failure about two weeks ago and have been offline
since then.  I have just about finished skimming throught the 3000+
messages that were waiting for me when I got back on line so if anyone
was expecting a reply/answer/message from me and refresh my memory
because I probably missed a lot of stuff.

73 de KE4QOK

 * SLMR 2.1a * This tagline is umop apisdn

>From 0006509309 at (Wayne Mills)  Sun Oct 20 20:42:00 1996
From: 0006509309 at (Wayne Mills) (Wayne Mills)
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 96 14:42 EST
Subject: P40V
Message-ID: <55961020194255/0006509309DC2EM at MCIMAIL.COM>


Due to business commitments, I will be unable to do the CQ WW CW from Carl
Cook's P40V Aruba location this year as planned.  Therefore, be advised that
the station is available for anyone interested in a world class effort.  It
will be helpful if you have or have had in the past an Aruban amateur
license since time is growing short.  If you are interested, call Carl ASAP
at 510-432-2992 during business hours on the west coast.

73,  Wayne, N7NG

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