[CQ-Contest] Who asked me about TS-930 VFO problems?

Tom HammondNØSS n0ss at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 14 14:36:11 EDT 2002

Sorry for the OT message here fellas...

Several weeks ago, someone (a contester) wrote to me, asking for a copy of 
my docs on curing unstable/erratic VFO tuning in the TS-930S.

I responded and he fixed the problem.

Seems he used a different method of measuring the duty cycle of the VFO 
encoder (I used a scope), and I forgot to retain his message about how he 
did it. Nos, I need the info.

If that person reads this e-mail, PLEASE drop me a note with the method you 

Thanks for the bandwidth.


Tomk Hammond   N0SS

>From Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER - 7S3A" <jan-eric.rehn at telia.com  Mon Oct 14 20:06:56 2002
From: Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER - 7S3A" <jan-eric.rehn at telia.com (Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER - 7S3A)
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:06:56 -0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] SAC 2002 received logs
Message-ID: <00c001c273b5$16df4140$0100a8c0 at sm3cer>


You'll find a list of received logs for SAC 2002
on my site SM3CER Contest Service at:


The list is linked from the 1st page. Links also
to (un-official) SAC Claimed Scores, collected from
different reflectors and direct e-mails. If you'd
like to be on the Claimed Scores list - please report
your score to 3830 or send me an e-mail.

3830 Score Submittal Form for SAC by Bruce, WA7BNM:

Please remember to send your SAC logs!

Submit logs by: October 31, 2002
E-mail logs to: sac at contesting.com
Mail logs to:
EDR Contest Manager
Peter Vestergard, OZ5WQ
Vestervej 74

73 de Jan

Jan-Eric Rehn - SM3CER - Contest call: 7S3A
E-mail: sm3cer at contesting.com - ICQ: 11074897
SM3CER Contest Service: http://www.sk3bg.se/contest/
SK3BG Web Site: http://www.sk3bg.se/
Also QRV in MS or MM from: SI9AM - SK3IK - SL3ZV
K6U at WRTC-96 / Referee at WRTC-2000 and WRTC-2002

>From J. Allen" <jallen at internorth.com  Mon Oct 14 20:32:38 2002
From: J. Allen" <jallen at internorth.com (J. Allen)
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 19:32:38 -0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] SS Answers  DE VY1JA
Message-ID: <001a01c273b8$75f71920$c3096cd8 at jallen>

The pre-SS e-mail is starting to arrive.  A lot of the messages have the
same concerns, so this may be quicker.

Yes, I plan to be on for both weekends, CW and SSB and to put in a solid
effort, missing time for TaeKwon-Do on Saturday afternoons, and Church on
Sunday morning.

For CW also watch for VY1AC, Frank, and during the SSB contest there are a
number of guys... faithful Bob, VY1MB, and a lots of others.  I have really
come to appreciate Bob's help making YT easy to find in these contests.

This year's plan is that QRP will again be remembered by VY1JA every hour at
approximately on the half hour.  If I forget in the rush, remind me.

When QRP is called for, let them call and make their QSOs.  Usually there
are only 4 or 5 maximum and then we go back to general QSOs.  Please do not
drop calls during the QRP QSOs as it makes them more difficult and time
consuming to complete.

We loose East coast propagation early in the day, so I tend to favor them in
the early pileups.  Even during Auroras, the propagation favors the N-S path
so I can usually work CA, OR, WA, NV and others along that general heading,
under less than optimum conditions, later in the day.

If all goes well, I may even have a beam up and be able to add a little
directivity to the equations.  Yes, the rotator cable is here and no, the
good rotator did not arrive yet, so I may be wired with a rotator with no
brake, and you may find QSB that is station related if there is a wind.

The wind is down now and I am planning to go up the 80 foot tower today, and
fix the connections on the big V-Beam.  That will take one unknown out of
Murphy's kit bag.

Hey, this hobby is about fun and this kind of challenge sounds like fun to
me.  A grab bag of propagation and antenna possibilities, that ol'e Murph
can still have a ball with.


Don't worry, I climb safely and wear the safety belt.

For SS, see you in there.


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