PED new version?

lu6beg at lu6beg at
Sat Jan 18 01:33:26 EST 1997

Someone writed here about the web site where can find PED new version,
but lost the e-mail? Anybody remembers it?

>From bhorn at (Bruce Horn)  Sat Jan 18 06:19:01 1997
From: bhorn at (Bruce Horn) (Bruce Horn)
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 22:19:01 -0800
Subject: 100W vs. 150W
Message-ID: <v02140b00af05a445f9df@[]>

I've spent almost all of my time in contests in the low power category. The
only exceptions have been the occasional QRP effort. Although my antennas
were put up with DX contests in mind, I try to operate a fair amount in
both DX and domestic contests.

On the issue of whether the low power limit should be 100W instead of the
150W allowed in the NAQP and ARRL-sponsored contests, there are only two

1) The 1.76 dB difference in power has no significant effect on one's score.
   If this is the case, then why bother to lower the power limit? Afterall,
   there's a certain "symmetry" to having the low power limit 10 dB below the
   high power limit. Most modern commercial transceivers have power outputs
   ranging from 100W to 200W -- thus 150W seems like a reasonable middle

2) The 1.76 dB power difference does have an effect on one's score.
   If this is the case, then I'd prefer to have the "extra" power available
   to me during a contest. Operating low power is already enough of a
   challenge. In SSB DX contests, I always have a number QSOs that seem
   to be completed only by me screaming into the microphone to try to get
   the guy on the other side of the world to hear me.

It seems to me that some have embraced the idea of lowering the low power
limit to 100W because they believe they are at disadvantage using a 100W
transceiver in a contest where 150W is allowed. I think this is more
psychological than real. Maybe it's because power is the one station
performance parameter that is easily and accurately measured. However, the
1.76 dB difference between 100W and 150W is probably the least variable
aspect of your station's performance compared with other contesters.

How long are your coaxial cable runs? Do you use RG8/U? RG213? 9913?
Hardline? On 10-meters the differences in coaxial cable attenuation could
easily be greater than the power 100 vs 150 difference.

What kind of antenna do you use? Dipole? Tribander? Monobanders? Stacked
monobanders? The other contesters against which you're competing in the
NAQPs and the low power categories of other contests are using everything
from dipoles to stacked monobanders. This performance variability is
enormous as compared with the 100 vs. 150 difference. Just the difference
in performance between tribanders from difference manufacturers, or
different model tribanders from the same manufacturer, is greater than 1.76

What kind of antenna site do you have? Flat for miles? In a hole? Nearby
hill partially blocking you in one direction? On top of a hill? Near
saltwater? Surrounded by seawater? As in real estate, location is
everything in ham radio. Again the performance differences among these
sites far outweigh the difference between 100 and 150 watts.

Where are you located in North America? Florida? New Hampshire? Southern
California? Washington? Wisconsin? Texas? VE8? PJ8? As has been discussed
ad infinitem, the propagation differences among these locations is

The bottom line is: the power difference is the least of our worries. Leave
the low power limit at 150W.

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn at

>From n4bp at (Bob Patten)  Sat Jan 18 11:49:50 1997
From: n4bp at (Bob Patten) (Bob Patten)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 06:49:50 -0500 (EST)
Subject: FSFD (50 States) Update for Jan 18 (fwd)
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.91.970118064928.3562D at hyper>

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 23:12:13 -0500
From: Jim Hydzik <congress at>
To: Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion <qrp-l at Lehigh.EDU>
Subject: FSFD (50 States) Update for Jan 18

Hello ALL,      (QRP activity info at

The 50 States In 50 Days (FSFD) activity started Jan 01 and runs through
Feb. 20.  Below is a the schedule of States for the next few days.  We will
attempt to provide digested schedules of states/times/bands/freqs. to help
reduce message traffic to the reflector.  Typically, only 1 message per day.
                                          ALL TIMES UTC
Jan. 18 Saturday  LOUISIANA #2, K5RV, Brian 
                                     1600-1730   SAT-UTC  14.055-60

   | Look at MI-QRP Contest this weekend; Info-Jan QST        |
   | or:|
   | Start  1/18/97            End  2359 1/19                 |

Jan. 18  Saturday MAINE  WA5CVM, Joel 0000-0300  SUN-UTC    7.040
                                      0300-0400  SUN-UTC    3.560
Jan. 19  Sunday   MAINE, WA5CVM, Joel 0400-1300  OPEN  See Note
                                      1300-1400      UTC    7.040
                                      1700-1900            10.115
                                      1900-2200            10.060
                                      2200-2400             7.040
  Joel will handle special requests: email jdenison at
      or (non-collect) 1-207-778-5099
  Joel will work until 15 minutes after top of the hour if no reply

Jan. 20 Monday  MARYLAND       NF3I, Scott     TBA

                        N3REY, John  1000-1200   MON-UTC   3.555
                                     1201-1300             7.042
                                     1301-1400            10.116
                                     2000-2200            10.116
                                     0001-0200   TUE-UTC   7.042
                                     0201-0300    "   "    3.555


Jan. 21 Tuesday MASSACHUSETS WA1QVM  2000-2100       UTC  14.057
                              Joel   2100-2200       UTC  10.108
                                     2200-0100             7.037
                                     0100-0200   WED-UTC   3.557

     KANSAS    KANSAS  WA0EAF, Gary  0100-0300   WED-UTC   7.040
                                     0330-0500   WED-UTC  10.110
                                       If 30M dead, then   3.560

     KANSAS           KB0PZD, Bruce  2100-2300       UTC  14.060
                                     2300-0100             7.040

                      KG0MZ, John    0500-0600   WED-UTC   3.560


Jan. 22 Wed. MICHIGAN    WA8LCZ, Byron 2000-2200     UTC 14.060-062
                                       2200-0000          7.041-043
   NOTE: Byron will also do MI on      0000-0500 THUR-UTC 3.697-700
         Jan. 25 on 18.085 15-2000z

            WA8CDU       WA8CDU, Bill  2200-2400     UTC  14.060-062
                                       0000-0200 THUR-UTC  7.038-040

                             W8KC, Paul          TBA

                             W8RU, Ron           TBA


Jan. 23 Thursday MINNESOTA   K0EVZ, Doc

                             N0UR, Jim 2000-           UTC 14.060
       Let's keep Jim Busy.            2100-           UTC 10.116
       He'll stay on as long           2200-           UTC  7.040
       as the calls keep coming.       0100-       FRI-UTC  3.580
 Jim will check 21.060 @ 15 minutes past the hour starting 2000 UTC

               WEST VIRGINIA  K5IID/8  0100-0330   FRI-UTC  7.055
                                       0345-0500   FRI-UTC  3.535
Jan. 24 Friday WEST VIRGINIA  K5IID/8  1230-1300       UTC  3.565
          Tom will be active all day,  1330-1400            7.055
          signing K8IID/8/WVA and ck   1500-1530           10.110
          Novice segments of active    1530-1630           14.045
          band at 15 min past the hr.  1700-1730           21.065
           Sugg. 7.112 & 3.708 MHz.    1730-1800           28.065
       Tom will also be available on the 160M contest Friday night

 MS          MISSISSIPPI  K5XU, Mike   0100-0330  SAT-UTC   7.042

Most every sign-up came with a note saying they would go longer if busy.
Frequencies are +/- QRM & typ. may reach as far as 3-4 KHz from posted freq.

CALLING CQ:  A suggestion.  If we call CQ WAS  or  WAS QRP de K6....  etc,
we give those not on QRP-L an indication of what we're doing.  FSFD type
calling might be too cryptic for all but ourselves.  However 'FS' is fine
when busy.  Exchange RST, State/Province/Country, and Name.  Power level is
nice to know.

ALASKA & HAWAII:  Jim-AL7FS is back from Hawaii and will activate ALASKA as
soon as KL7Y's 40M beam repairs are complete.  Watch for Jim's postings.
Thanks to him for the HI effort.
KB0ROL is in HAWAII until Jan. 25 and will post his time/freq info to the
group when ready.  Best guess is Thursday 0200-0400 UTC on 20M or 40M.  More
info soon.

If you want to sign-up for an upcoming State, e-mail band/freq/time directly to:
                         congress at
Thanks for all the responses/encouragement and suggestions.  Lets have a blast!

Jim  K3QIO  Wilmington, Delaware  

>From promedia at (Ltd.)  Sat Jan 18 14:06:44 1997
From: promedia at (Ltd.) (Ltd.)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 14:06:44 +-100
Subject: CQ-WW-160m - CW part
Message-ID: <01BC0549.3CC7A680 at itnet>

Hi Guys,

Can anybody quote results of CQ-WW-160mtrs of Polish (SP) Stations
through past three years?

We'd feel really obliged and thankful.


promedia at

>From info at (Doug - K1ZO)  Sat Jan 18 13:47:19 1997
From: info at (Doug - K1ZO) (Doug - K1ZO)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 08:47:19 -0500
Subject: NH QSO Party
Message-ID: < at>

New Hampshire QSO Party

Sponsored By The New Hampshire Amateur Radio Association

0000z Feb 1 to 2400z Feb 2

Lots of rule changes this year and the rules as printed in QST are incorrect.

See the Official NH QSO Party HomePage for updates


Doug - K1ZO

>From k4ma at (Jim Stevens)  Sat Jan 18 14:13:56 1997
From: k4ma at (Jim Stevens) (Jim Stevens)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 09:13:56 -0500
Subject: Petition
Message-ID: < at>

>To: kurscj at (Chad Kurszewski WE9V)
>Cc: cq-contest at TGV.COM
>Errors-to: owner-cq-contest at TGV.COM
>Warnings-to: <>
>Reply-to: info at (Doug - K1ZO)
>X-Listname: Amateur Radio Contester's discussion list <CQ-Contest at>
>At 08:04 AM 1/17/97 -0600, you wrote:
>>I know you guys were comtemplating this recently, but to make it official,
>>I hereby petition you to reduce the NAQP transmitter power down to 100W.
>>You know the reasons, so I know I don't have to get into it.  Let's just
>>do it.
>>Chad Kurszewski, WE9V         e-mail:  Chad_Kurszewski at
>>The Official "Sultans of Shwing" Web Site:
>Count me for a YES also
>Doug K1ZO

And another YES!

73, Jim Stevens, K4MA (ex KI4HN)

email -- k4ma at
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>From jackhamm at (Jack Hamm)  Sat Jan 18 14:39:18 1997
From: jackhamm at (Jack Hamm) (Jack Hamm)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 1997 09:39:18 -0500 (EST)
Subject: NAQP Logger
Message-ID: <199701181439.JAA23407 at>

Well, this is what I get for procrastinating.  I have just over 3 hours
until NAQP starts.  Are there any computer logging programs for it??  If so
could someone send me a URL where I can find it.  Thanks, I'll be online
until contest start.  73 de Jack WA1CFS

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