contest calls

Thu Sep 5 15:58:21 EDT 1996

Jerry Brunning wrote:
> Gary Sutcliffe wrote:
> >
> > >Subject: Re: contest calls
> > >
> > >On Fri, 30 Aug 1996, Bill Coleman wrote:
>  snip -
> > "X" is a problem because there is only one good phonetic - X-RAY.  X-RAY
> > sometimes gets confused with ECHO.  When that happens you can't try a
> > different phonetic.
> Gary,
> 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!
> Jerry, K9BG
>  ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Gary Sutcliffe,  W9XT          Unified Microsystems
> > ppvvpp at              PO Box 133 Slinger, WI 53086
> >     414-644-9036
Now that my mind has been boggled to the max, I will end this with the
one you missed.


>From psoper at (Pete Soper)  Thu Sep  5 16:08:23 1996
From: psoper at (Pete Soper) (Pete Soper)
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 11:08:23 EDT
Subject: Rough TH6 model needed
Message-ID: <20160.9609051508 at>

	I need an EZNEC or ELNEC model of a TH6 or something close
enough to be usable to check for mutual coupling from other nearby
antennas. Any pointers would be appreciated. 


>From ke7gh at (Brian K. Short)  Thu Sep  5 17:05:22 1996
From: ke7gh at (Brian K. Short) (Brian K. Short)
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 16:05:22 +-100
Subject: KT-34 / 40M2A Interaction?
Message-ID: <01BB9B44.0C96A020 at>

Living on a small lot in a city with restrictions, 
my antennas are a compromise.  Somehow, a KT-34A
and 40M2A fit on my short tower.  Unfortunately,
these two antennas are not separated far and are
both oriented in the same direction (KLM does NOT 
recommend this, but that's the way it is).

Approximate height of antennas is 35', 5' apart.
(any ideas re ground/terrain effects over AZ desert?)

Being a small-time contester, I am very interested
in finding out any effects to my elevation pattern
and gain caused by interaction.  Definitely some
SWR on 15m, noticed little else so far.

It MAY be possible to orient 90 degrees apart for a
significant improvement (interested in sound analysis
or simulation).  Reorienting greatly increases the 
"aesthetic impact" since both have 16' booms and line 
up "real pretty."

Gurus, how do I go about performing this sort of analysis?

BTW: A local ham has EZNEC, YO, AO, and NECWIRES.  He'd let 
     me go over and play with his computer or I'll purchase 
     good programs if warranted.  (he just models low 40m 
     wire beam arrays w/no other interactions)

             ke7gh at
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>From trey at (Trey Garlough)  Thu Sep  5 17:23:31 1996
From: trey at (Trey Garlough) (Trey Garlough)
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 18:23:31 +0200
Message-ID: <199609051623.SAA07325 at>

>    As usual I can't find enough people to fill out our sprint team. If 
>    anyone out there is interested in being on The Mad River sprint team 
>    e-mail me ASAP. I have 4 slots available.........
>                                        Thanks , jeff  KU8E  
>  ******************************************************************
>  *      Jeffrey D. Clarke   jdclarke at       *
>  ******************************************************************

Seeing a message from Columbus, Ohio makes me think of what happened last 

I was wandering around Antwerp after dinner with a bunch of folks from 
the office, and I saw a guy a half-block away enter the street and start 
walking away, and he was wearing a sweatshirt that said on the front, in 
giant letters, W8LT.  I thought, this is unbelievable!

But I didn't recognize the guy, and my group was moving the other way, 
so I didn't bother to run after him.  About ten minutes later we showed
up in the same place as this guy, and he wasn't facing my direction,
so I kinda barged into the area where he was standing to check out this 
shirt, at which point I realized it said W&LT.  Oops.

As Miss Emily Litella would say:  nevermind.

--Trey, WN4KKN

>From jkbe at (John Bednar)  Thu Sep  5 18:06:28 1996
From: jkbe at (John Bednar) (John Bednar)
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 96 13:06:28 EDT
Subject: TS-850 info request....
Message-ID: <9609051706.AA05154 at zeus>

Looking for two Kenwood TS-850 items.....

Can anyone point me to the issue of NCJ that contained
the interface circuit used to control the Kenwood TS-850 
voice keyer (DRU-2) with the computer parallel port and

Also, I'm looking for the modification information that
levels the DRU-2 audio to the MIC output.

j.k.bednar at

>From p00259 at (John Dorr K1AR)  Thu Sep  5 18:31:39 1996
From: p00259 at (John Dorr K1AR) (John Dorr K1AR)
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 96 12:31:39 -0500
Subject: Life moves on for K1AR...
Message-ID: <3051026916.1.p00259 at>

There are times in our personal lives when opportunities that are
simply too good to pass up present themselves. Such an occurrence
has happened to me in recent days. Effective September 16th, I will
be joining Cerulean Technology in Marlborough, MA with the
responsibility of directing Product Marketing for the company.

The opportunity at Cerulean meets several needs for our family. Not
only does it afford us the opportunity to return to our geographic
roots in New England, but it also enables me to return
technologically as well. While my tenure at CQ has been extremely
rewarding, my fundamental interests and background have always been
with high technology.

A change such as this may create some questions in your mind. For
those who are interested, I intend to continue my role as CQ
Contest Column editor. In addition, my departure from CQ will have
no impact on the future viability of CQ Contest magazine. That
future will be, as it always has been, driven by your support and
desire to continue to subscribe.

Finally, I can only say the highest words of praise for CQ.
Professionally, the past four years have been some of the best I
have ever enjoyed. On a personal level, one could not find a better
group of people to work with, beginning with CQ's publisher, Dick
Ross, K2MGA. I wish them all the success in the future.

There will be a period of transition that may make for some
communications problems as I commute back and forth to
Massachusetts from Long Island. In the future, send your E-Mail to
me at: <K1AR at>. I'll pass along my new office number
direct line as soon as it becomes available.

John Dorr, K1AR

>From radio at UDel.Edu (Robert Penneys)  Thu Sep  5 19:11:46 1996
From: radio at UDel.Edu (Robert Penneys) (Robert Penneys)
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 14:11:46 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: SO, SOA stn sought for CQWW
Message-ID: <199609051811.OAA11480 at>

Looking to guest single op or SOA on CQWW phone and CW. If you have a good
station being unused either or both weekends, let me know.

Tnx Bob WN3K  

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