Interesting Rate graph on the WEB

N3ADL at N3ADL at
Fri Sep 20 23:03:21 EDT 1996

Greetings Friends and fellow Contest addicts,

Geez..I feel like I'm addressing an AA convention...  ;-)

We have posted an interesting rate graph from last years CQ Phone test on the
Web site for your study'n pleasure. This is what the BOSS looks at when its
time to apply for acceptance for the following years DXpedition. "If you
can't run with the big dogs.....stay home", he says with a grin.  Seriously can see where improvement is needed and plan to rectify the
situation...OR ELSE..

The address is attached to the FRC Homepage

Look for the link to DXpeditions and the V26B Website:
Then look for more pictures and the rate graph is last thing on the page.

Lets get back in the ball game! CONTEST SEASON IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY!
                                                       73 de Doug N3ADL //

>From km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Sat Sep 21 05:03:56 1996
From: km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 00:03:56 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Tour K4PQL
Message-ID: <199609210403.AAA15478 at>

Howie lost his big tower in the hurricane this month, but I know a lot of
people will still be interested in what Howie does to be so loud.  Maybe
Howie will follow up this message with some details of the damage.  I know,
I for one, mourn his loss.  I know it's only a matter of time until it
happens to me again.

You can check out his a few pictures of the outside of K4PQL at: - follow the links.


Bill, KM9P-> for a little longer
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>From km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P)  Sat Sep 21 05:09:07 1996
From: km9p at (Bill Fisher, KM9P) (Bill Fisher, KM9P)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 00:09:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Station Tours - Need more!
Message-ID: <199609210409.AAA15566 at>

Would like to get some more station tours for the web site.  It's really
interesting to view other stations and their ideas regarding their set ups.
All I need are some photos and some commentary about each picture and the
station/owner overall.    

I get all kinds of great feed back from guys who view these tours.  I'de
like to keep em coming!  


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>From foggie at (foggie)  Sat Sep 21 05:08:34 1996
From: foggie at (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 04:08:34 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: ARRL Letter: summary 9/20/96
Message-ID: <XFMail.960921041626.foggie at>

I am in the midst of writing a logging (contest of course) program for Linux and
X-windows. Before I get too far into the process I thought I would check on the 
demand for such a program. Currently I am in the user interface design portion 
of the project, so it still really does nothing. However anyone interested in 
seeing the interface can email me, and I will mail a static binary to them. 
Plans currently are to have the interface be motif 2.0 under X-windows, but 
Motif will not be required as it will be distributed as a static binary. I will
distribute shared versions too for those who have motif 2.0 or greater. Anyone
running linux I would appreciate looking at it to get some feedback.

Al - kk5zx
E-Mail: foggie <foggie at>
Date: 09/21/96
Time: 04:08:37

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>From foggie at (foggie)  Sat Sep 21 05:34:30 1996
From: foggie at (foggie) (foggie)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 04:34:30 -0000 (GMT)
Subject: ARRL Letter: summary 9/20/96
Message-ID: <XFMail.960921043514.foggie at>

On 21-Sep-96 foggie at wrote:
Opps. Forgot to change the subject line in that last message.

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Date: 09/21/96
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>From rfpwr at (Charles Young)  Sat Sep 21 10:22:41 1996
From: rfpwr at (Charles Young) (Charles Young)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 04:22:41 -0500
Subject: Resolutions/RUFZ
Message-ID: <9609210922.AA27920 at>

W2UP wrote: "Another alternative would be selling the station and
concentrating on beating those EUs at RUFZ! I have touched the pgm since we
were besting each other a year or two (?) back... 73 Barry (playing DX
contests, not SS)"

Hi Barry, I am cc'ing this to the reflector because there were so many
replys to my "Resolutions" post, I thought some of the others would like
your suggestion. . Good to hear from you again. 

Like yourself, I haven't fooled with RUFZ either...from the looks of the
toplist few in the USA are doing it. As for besting those EU's... that might
be easier said than done :-) 

When I quit, my score was still increasing but you reach a point where
familiarity with the calls in the data base becomes a factor. Even with
13,000 calls on the list, you eventually become familiar with them and it
aids the score. Truthfully, I don't think that my personal ability to
distinguish between S and H, or U and A, will get any better than 50% at 95
WPM or more, so there was also an element of luck as my score increased.
Some of the EU's I am convinced can hear the higher speeds consistently
better for whatever reason, be it practice, inherent skill, etc. And there
is no question that my QRQ RX ability (and other abilities) was better at
age 18-20 than now :-)  

Besides, copying a call at 95 plus WPM has little, if any, relevance to the
real contesting world. I still recommend RUFZ to those seeking to increase
CW proficiency because it pushes you to your maximum speed all the time.

Good luck in the DX tests...

73, Chas N8RR
RFPWR at                      

>From at TGV.COM (Ed N. Lesnichy)  Sat Sep 21 14:36:15 1996
From: at TGV.COM (Ed N. Lesnichy) (Ed N. Lesnichy)
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 13:39:15 +3 GMT
Message-ID: <23DA0411EC5 at>

                        UKRAINIAN DX CONTEST
                            Rules  1996
     Ukrainian Amateur Radio League and Ukrainian Contest Club have 
  the honour to invite amateurs over the world to participate in the 
  annual Ukrainian DX Contest.
             1. Contest period:
  Every first full weekend in November: 12.00 UTC Saturday to 
  12.00 UTC Sanday. ( 2-3.11.1996)               
             2. Mode:
  CW and SSB.
             3. Bands:
  1,8 - 3,5 - 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 Mhz.
             4. Categories:
      A. Single op. all bands.
      B. Single op. single band.
      C. Multi op. multi bands single transmitter.
      D. Multi op. multi bands multi transmitters.
      E. Single op. all bands QRP (5w output).
      F. SWL (as category A).
    A station in category C can change the band after 10 minutes of
  operation on it, at the same time it is possible: to make QSO on 
  another band which gives new multiplier. It is also permited for 
  all categories to work two times (CW and SSB) with one station on 
  each band, but not earlier than in 10 minutes period.
             5. Exchange:
  RS(T)+serial number starting from 001.
  Ukrainian stations will send after RS(T) two letters - the 
  abbreviation of the region.
  The list of Ukrainian regions (according to former "R-100-0" award 
  057-VI, 058-VO, 059-LU, 060-DN, 062-ZH, 063-ZA, 064-ZP, 065-KO, 
  066-KI, 067-KR, 068-LV, 069-NI, 070-OD, 071-PO, 072-RI, 073-DO; 
  074-IF; 075-SU; 076-TE; 077-HA; 078-HE; 079-HM; 080-CH; 081-CR; 
  082-CN; 186-KV; 187-SL.
             6. Scoring:
  - QSO with own country counts 1 point
  - QSO with own continent counts 2 points
  - QSO with another continent counts 3 points
  - QSO with Ukraine counts 10 points
             7. Multipliers:
  The sum of worked (heard) DXCC and WAE countries and Ukrainian 
  regions per band.
             8. Final score:
  Total QSO points times the total number of multiplier points.
             9. Results of Ukrainian stations will sum up separately 
  and making QSO with own contry for Ukrainian stations is not 
            10. Awards:
  First place certificates will be awarded in each category for top 
  scoring station in each country.  
            11. Logs:
  Logs must be formed in accordance with generally accepted demands 
  separately for each band.  
            12. Address for logs:
  Ukrainian Contest Club HQ
  P.O.Box 4850, Zaporozhye, 330118, Ukraine.
            13. Deadline:
  Entries must be postmarked not later than 30 days after the 
            14. Disqualificatione:
  - violation of the rules;
  - unsportmanlike behaviour;
  - excessive number of unmarked duplicates (>3%);
  - excessive number of unique calls (>5%).

  We do hope to meet you in the Ukrainian DX contest and please 
  kindly inform your friends about the rules of the contest.
                                  Good luck! 
                                  Ukrainian Amateur Radio league 
                                  Ukrainian Contest Club.
  Compleate rules for next year and summary sheet of results can be 
  requested by SAE + two IRC.

                        73! UT1IA  UCC vice-president.
 73! de Ed UR5IBG
 E-mail : ed at

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