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Tue Sep 3 23:19:48 EDT 1996

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Drag racing, cool - haven't followed that in a long time...kinda reminds me
of Big Daddy Doug Grant! (K1DG) and Susan Cha Cha King (KU too Qute), ya'
know the wife of King Richard, K5 Nitro Amplified!

Picking the right call is truly a worthy expense of effort, the '2 guy who
wondered if it was really worth it has obviously not sweated it out in the
trenches yet, he probably still thinks he is supposed to get beat out every
time...when you get to a certain level of competition everyone (hopefully) is
running the same 1500 watts, and similar antennas....the rest is the
operator's skill, part of that skill is successful delivery of your callsign
as an offering....composition of that call sign can be a hindrance - I don't
care what you say s&h bite!

Even if you are only a one moder, some letters are better than others, period
- end of discussion.

Go Speed Racer!

  Jim  'zx

  ...soon to be a Wheelie 4 (I hope)....warm up them 'slicks

k1zx at

>From n6ig at (Jim Pratt)  Wed Sep  4 03:58:41 1996
From: n6ig at (Jim Pratt) (Jim Pratt)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 19:58:41 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: contest calls - absolutely the end, I promise
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9609031933.A25371-0100000 at netcom16>

On Tue, 3 Sep 1996 K7LXC at wrote:

>       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!

A local in the area on 2 meters. also with a "KKN" call, uses "Knock 
Kneed Norwegian".  Not sure which is better...

73, Jim

>From n4xm at (Paul D. Schrader)  Wed Sep  4 05:09:01 1996
From: n4xm at (Paul D. Schrader) (Paul D. Schrader)
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 1996 00:09:01 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: N4XM antenna tuner
Message-ID: < at>

Dear Rag,

It is very simple.  Things are expensive.  Postage, photographs, copies, labor,
etc. cost money.  Everybody is always curious about new things (I am too!).  I
don't have the time and the money to educate everyone for free.  I did some
of this originally to start things off but could not continue.  Presently this
is an expensive low volume product using a state of the art innovative circuit.
This circuit does everything, YES EVERYTHING, better.  I have applied it in
a top quality way to the present main product.  The circuit is unique and yes
it is patented in several countries.  You buy a book for education; when you
pay for my info you get several things including a photo, info, and education.

I encourage you not to pay for anything in life you don't want to.  No one is
twisting your arm.

I am an active ham who has been contesting for 40 years.  I placed in the top
ten in the USA four years in a row in the ARRL phone DX contest (as W4BCV) from
Kentucky.  I primarily operate CW now, but not always.

I have been a ham since 1953.  I have 160M WAS and 160M DXCC.  I have 5 band
DXCC and 5 band WAS.  I have RTTY DXCC.  I am on the Mixed, CW, and Phone honor
rolls. I have the #1 DXCC award for working all available countries at the time.
I have commercial phone and telegraph USA radio licenses. I am an Amateur Extra.
I am a registered professional electrical engineer.  I have a total of 10
I am the youngest person to ever graduate from the 5 year engineering course
at the
University of Louisville-age 19.  

I mention the above only to illustrate three points.

1) I probably know what I'm doing.

2) I don't need to sell XMatch Antenna Tuners to survive.

3) I have earned the right to run my business the way I want, and at the
same time
   I respect your right to participate with me or not as you see fit.  I
   feel that a small amount of new knowledge is worth some minimal
investment for a
   subject I am very interested in.  I often buy books that contain only one
or two
   new pieces of info, paying $50 or more for them, and don't feel unhappy
about them.
I hope you decide to send for my information package which is $3.00 for the
USA and
$4.00 outside the USA.  If you don't-that's fine.  When you get beat by another
contester or DX'er in the future, maybe he'll know something you don't.

This circuit will become the new world standard.  The "Ultimate Transmatch"
is sure to fade away.  And you may be one of the last to know why.

If you should decide to send for the info package, the address is:

                        Paul D. Schrader, N4XM
                        7001 Briscoe Lane
                        Louisville, KY 40228-1653

                73 Paul N4XM (Inventor of the XMatch Antenna Tuner)

P.S. Please excuse the commercial, but you did ask.

At 09:56 AM 9/3/96 +0200, MEC wrote:
>I am curious why you ask to be paid for info on the ant tuner you are 
>advertising.  I have been interested in an "animal" like yours, but I am
>not prepared to pay for sales litterature.
>Perhaps you can enlighten me and others ?
>73  Rag  OZ8RO

>From cookc at (Craig R. Cook)  Wed Sep  4 05:24:35 1996
From: cookc at (Craig R. Cook) (Craig R. Cook)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 21:24:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: What is your Lat-Long?
Message-ID: <199609040424.VAA29546 at>

For those upcoming contests that need a grid-square, or if you are just 
someone like me who likes to know their lat-long to the nth degree, I found 
what I think is a good WWW site. Point your browser at 
"". This is the census bureau tiger mapping service. 
As briefly as I can explain:

1.  Near the bottom of the form, either fill in your known approximate 
lat-long, or it will take a city and state.

2. On the first map you create, zoom in until you start to recognize major 
highways, rivers, whatever.

3. You can redraw the map with a new center by just clicking on the current 
map in the place that you want the new center to be. Do this before you zoom 
in too close to avoid getting lost.

4. You should soon be able to recognize your neighborhood. When you can 
click on where your house would be, do so.

5. You can now put a marker and/or a label on your qth. Look at the lat-long 
info on the bottom right side of the page when you are sure you are centered 
as close as can be. Put this same info in the boxes on the bottom left of 
the page and select your marker type and label (I used my call).

6. You can now download the final map with a dot and label on your qth. I 
converted it from a .gif to a .bmp and superimposed the lat long info on top 
of it. Remember to write down the final lat-long info from the bottom right 
of the page. Unfortunately, it will not be shown on the map.

7. Now, hope that the info is accurate. I can not attest to that. Run it 
through one of the algorithms that computes grid squares.

8. Have fun.

				Craig - N7ENU
				45.393066 N
				122.2692  W 	       

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