[CQ-Contest] Fw: The ARRL Letter, Vol 17, No 24

Dale L. Martin kg5u at hal-pc.org
Sat Jun 13 01:19:52 EDT 1998

Two interesting contest-related articles in this week's ARRL

Very interesting, indeed.

The complete letter is available via the ARRL homepage or by
e-mail request to me.

dale, kg5u

(excerpted version follows)

-----Original Message-----
From: Lindquist, Rick, N1RL <elindquist at arrl.org>
To: 'ARRL Letter Mailing List' <ARRL-Letter-Post at mgate.arrl.org>
Date: Friday, June 12, 1998 20:56 PM
Subject: The ARRL Letter, Vol 17, No 24

>The ARRL Letter
>Vol. 17, No. 24
>June 12, 1998

>Dale Hunt, WB6BYU, of Yamhill, Oregon, will lead the US
fox-hunting team at
>the ninth World Championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding
(ARDF) this
>fall. The competition of radio orienteers will be held in
Hungary during the
>first week of September. The US foray will mark this country's
first effort
>at the World Championship of foxhunting.
>The aptly named Hunt, 45, is experienced in the sport of
>foxhunting. He competed last year against Russian, Canadian and
>hams at the Friendship Radiosport Games near Tokyo, Japan.
>Under WB6BYU's leadership, four other West Coast hams are
expected to
>compete on Team USA at the City of Nyiregyhaza, 150 miles east
of Budapest.
>Team USA will be up against hundreds of the best foxhunters from
more than
>two dozen European and Asian countries in a pair of two-hour
sprints through
>a large forest. "There are two separate transmitter hunts, each
on a
>different day," Moell says. One hunt is on 80 meters (CW foxes)
and the
>other hunt is on 2 meters (MCW AM foxes). "Each hunt has five
>transmitters hidden in a forested area," he explains.
>Some spaces remain on the Team USA roster, especially in the
Junior Division
>(boys under 18 years of age), Veteran's Division (men over age
55), and
>Women's Division (any age, nobody asks!). For information,
contact ARRL ARDF
>Coordinator Joe Moell, K0OV, PO Box 2508, Fullerton, CA 92837;
>homingin at aol.com.
>For a look at the official invitation to the championships and
for more
>information about ARDF rules, equipment and techniques, see
>George Fremin III, K5TR, will become the QST Contest Corral and
>Events editor. His appointment is effective with the August 1998
>Fremin, who's ex-WB5VZL, lives in Austin, Texas.
>Fremin got his first ticket in 1976 at age 13. "I did all of my
operating as
>WB5VZL over the years," he said. "My first contest was the 1977
>Meter Contest. I entered as a Novice and made 22 contacts."
>He's expanded his contesting efforts in the intervening years.
During the
>1980s he operated from the N5AU contest station, and now often
>contests from W5KFT, where he spent a lot of time designing the
setup and
>doing antenna work. He's operated the 6D2X multiop station in
Mexico as
>well. "I like all sorts of contests but favor the ARRL SSB
Sweepstakes," he
>said. He's operated the 'phone SS every year since 1979. He also
enjoys VHF
>contesting and fox hunting. Lately, he's been fiddling with QRP.
>The 'TR suffix plays a bigger-than-obvious role in Fremin's
life. "I sell
>the TR-Log contest logging program for N6TR. I drive a
University of Texas
>shuttle bus and also work for a small consulting firm run by
N5TR," he said.
>Fremin holds a BA in history from the University of Texas. Hid
dad also is a
>ham, WB5UKU.
>Members can contact Fremin at geoiii at kkn.net. He has a Web site
at Web page

CQ-Contest on WWW:        http://www.contesting.com/_cq-contest/
Administrative requests:  cq-contest-REQUEST at contesting.com

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list