Fiber optic contest computer networks

w2xx at w2xx at
Sun Jan 26 21:49:34 EST 1997

Hi John:

I think that Richard, K5NA, gave the talk at Dayton regarding
the fiber-optics links for computer networks.  Don't remember
his e-mail address, but I believe he is on the reflector and
will no doubt contact you if he sees your message.

73, J.P. W2XX

J.P. Kleinhaus, W2XX  (fdba AA2DU)
E-mail:  w2xx at

As we say in the software business:  "You are hosed."  

>From w0mu at (Mike Fatchett)  Mon Jan 27 04:30:06 1997
From: w0mu at (Mike Fatchett) (Mike Fatchett)
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 21:30:06 -0700
Subject: Icom IC-756 and other contest rigs
Message-ID: <01BC0BD0.1AE43DC0 at>

Anyone got one yet?  I heard they should be shipping.  I was surprised =
at the price.   I saw a post a while back about that the FT-1000MP was =
not worth the difference in price compared to the FT-990.

Any comments greatly appreciated.


>From thompson at (David L. Thompson)  Sun Jan 26 16:33:32 1997
From: thompson at (David L. Thompson) (David L. Thompson)
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 11:33:32 -0500
Subject: CQ WW 160 Logs Notes/warnings
Message-ID: <199701270433.XAA57030 at>

I have received nearly 40 messages about 160 logs so I will try to answer
with this short message.

1.      Please check your logs NOT ONCE BUT 2 or 3 times.. I just told a W8
that one small
        mistake in his 1996 log cost 3,700 points.   Starting this set of
contests any call logged in error
        (mis-typed, not in log, or with wrong location/mult) will be
removed.  If your log has too many I         will apply penalties!

2.      If you are computer logging I will accept the diskette with a
printed summary sheet and dup         sheet(s).    Unless someone volunteers
to accept E-mail logs I cannot this year.  Why?  I run         3 small
businesses on my computer and already get 250 to 300 E-mails a day.  I don't
have         time to print off the summary/dup sheets as i already spend 900
hours per year on the         contests.

3.      One final note:  please don't send me a log that requires my
signature.  Send me a SASE
        or SAE with 1 IRC to confirm receipt of your logs.   I will also
accept E-mail confirms, but give         me a few days to reply.   My
assistants will put them in a special mailbox and the R denotes I
have answered.   IF YOU SEND THE LOGS TO CQ MAGAZINE you will wait at least
one         month as the send then to me big box monthly!

73, Dave K4JRB
CQ WW 160 Contests Director

>From kn6dv at (Will, KN6DV)  Mon Jan 27 04:42:53 1997
From: kn6dv at (Will, KN6DV) (Will, KN6DV)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 04:42:53 -0000
Subject: SCCC SPRINTers needed
Message-ID: <199701270443.UAA12088 at>

Phone SPRINT is Feb. 1st and CW SPRINT is Feb 8th.

Please send me a note if you would like to be on a team.
Thanks 73 Will,  KN6DV
Vice President SCCC

Unless the reformer can invent something which substitutes attractive
virtues for attractive vices, he will fail.
(Walter Lippmann)

>From thompson at (David L. Thompson)  Sun Jan 26 16:46:25 1997
From: thompson at (David L. Thompson) (David L. Thompson)
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 1997 11:46:25 -0500
Subject: Will you help with E-Mail logs?????
Message-ID: <199701270446.XAA71678 at>


I have had many requests for sending e-mail logs for the CQ WW 160 contests.
I was wondering if someone would volunteer to help in this matter.   Here is
what I need:

1.      Someone who will receive the E-mail logs.

2.      Can put the logs on either colorado back up tapes or 3.5 diskette
and send to me
        weekly along with a printout of each summary sheet. Also check to
see if a dup sheet is                 included.  I will return the tapes.

If you want to volunteer and have a better idea let me know, too.

Remember my checkers are not hams and I must provide them paper logs.  All
E-mail logs are checked by me.   I will need to have a comprehensive program
to check every contact and right now I just check dup sheets for not in the
logs or (using fuzzy logic) odd* calls that are put on an exception report.
My XYL won't let me add any more hours to my "volunteer" time.

Stand up and be counted and of course you will be given credit.

73, Dave K4JRB
CQ WW 160 Contests Director

* odd means unique/busted etc 

>From 71111.260 at (Hans Brakob)  Mon Jan 27 05:15:08 1997
From: 71111.260 at (Hans Brakob) (Hans Brakob)
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 00:15:08 -0500
Subject: 160 Test KC6VW
Message-ID: <199701270015_MC2-1036-F4FE at>

Is T8 the only currently "usable" prefix for Belau, or was the KC6VW
station in this weekends 160M test a "remnant" call from TTPI days?

73, Hans

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