contest calls - absolutely the end, I promise

K7LXC at K7LXC at
Tue Sep 3 20:08:40 EDT 1996

In a message dated 96-09-03 16:48:48 EDT, you write:

>Applesauce and balderdash!  What's wrong with xanthochroid, xenophobia or 
>xeroradiograph?  Too polysyllabic you say?  Then try xyst, xylic or 
>xylose!  Or maybe even "x-rated"!  Why, the opportunities that exist 
>boggle the mind!
      And let us not forget the renowned WN4 Knickerbocker Knickerbocker
Nicaragua.  Invent your own!  Fool the neighbors!  Excite hams in other
countries!  Go where no other phonetics have gone before!

    I need to take a cold shower.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

>From ac6ef at (Terry Dunlap)  Wed Sep  4 00:15:35 1996
From: ac6ef at (Terry Dunlap) (Terry Dunlap)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 23:15:35 GMT
Subject: COM3/COM4 on Win95
Message-ID: <199609032315.XAA19619 at>

Sorry for the bandwidth, but this is at least as relevant as 300 vanity
call messages....... 
Trying to add COM3 & COM4 to a Win 95 system.  Any tips?  Do I want a PnP
board or a regular ISA board that I can manipulate?  What DOS programs will
run under Win95 and handle COM3/COM4 and the weird IRQs?  CT?  TR?  RTTY? 
So far, using a ISA board and manually changing the configuration in Win
95, COM3 locks up COM1 and COM4 locks up COM2 like the IRQs are being
I'm not re-inventing the wheel here.  What's everyone doing to interface
their rigs, rotors, TNCs, etc?? 
Please email me directly to minimize bandwidth. 
Thanks in advance.... 
73 de Terry AC6EF 

>From km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Wed Sep  4 00:47:11 1996
From: km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 19:47:11 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: K1AR/K1EA & Perspective
Message-ID: <199609032347.TAA11805 at>

Just browsing my CQ Magazine and reflecting on my "good" 15m single band
score. Then I happened to check out the Single-Op AB guys in anticipation of
this year's WW SSB.  

As it should happen, even after spending all weekend on 15M, John still
murdered me on 15M while still operating 5 other bands.  

When we operated at K4VX/0 we used 1/2 of K1AR's SOAB score as "quite an
accomplishment" in the M/S class from Missouri.

I'm re-alligning my perspective again.  :)


Bill, KM9P

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>From n5okr at (Greg Altig)  Wed Sep  4 02:20:06 1996
From: n5okr at (Greg Altig) (Greg Altig)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 21:20:06 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: to choose or not to choose a vanity call
Message-ID: <199609040120.VAA26457 at>

At 01:28 AM 9/3/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Ive been lurking the boards on this subject and have some observations:
>do you really believe that a "good DX" call makes it easier to win contests??
Yes, and as an analogy let's examine another love of mine...drag racing.  A
driver with seemingly inferior equipment can often beat a superior opponent
through quicker reaction time to the "Christmas tree" starting lights (this
is known as a "hole shot").  Depending on the amount of advantage gained at the
start, sometimes only hundredths of a second, the underdog will cross the
finish line first even though his opponent posts a faster elapsed time and
higher speed.  A short and easy call is the contester's hole shot.

(In memory of my "homey" (neighbor) Blaine Johnson, NHRA Top Fuel dragster
driver and current points leader who lost his life at 309MPH this weekend at
the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis.  The 'hood won't be the same without you
Blaine).  Chin up and I'll see you all in Maple Grove, PA!

73 de Greg

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