PVRC NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 1996

From wilder@clark.net Thu Dec  5 17:25:39 1996
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 1996 22:16:25 -0500 (EST)
From: "Dick Wilder (K3DI)" 
To: Steve Affens K3SA 
Subject: December PVRC Newsletter for WWW


OFFICERS
 
   PRESIDENT KE3Q   RICH BOYD       (301) 464-8014 ke3q@aol.com
   VICE PRES K3MM   TYLER STEWART   (301) 414-5444 kf3p@cais.com
   SECRETARY N3OC   BRIAN McGINNESS (301) 652-6768 n3oc@wirelessinc.com
   TREASURER N3KTV  JIM HORTON      (301) 258-9731 
   HISTORIAN K3SA   STEVE AFFENS    (301) 774-0558 k3sa@access.digex.net
 
PVRC Charter Members:    W3GRF (SK), W3IKN, W4AAV (SK), W4KFC (SK), W4KFT,
N0FFZ, W4LUE, W7YS, VP2VI (W0DX).
 
PacketCluster Contest/DX System (MHz):
K3NA  Frederick MD  145.630                     
W3LPL Glenwood MD   145.590 441.250
KE3Q  Bowie MD      145.570 445.375       
N3RR  Rockville MD  145.510 441.325
N4OHE Mt.Weather VA 145.710 440.925       
N4SR  Woodbridge VA 145.630 *
WR3L  Baltimore MD  145.610                     
K4FJ  Mt. Vernon VA 145.770 *
K3MQH S Mountain PA 145.630
The system is sponsored by the Potomac Valley DX Spotting Network except
for nodes marked with "*" are funded & operated by the Rappahannock DX
Packetcluster Group.
 
PVRC on Internet:
Visit the PVRC Home Page, courtesy of K3SA, at:
http://www.access.digex.net/~k3sa/pvrc.html
 
Dues are by donation.
The mandatory $10 dues have been discontinued. So please send your
donation - hopefully at least $10 - to Jim Horton, N3KTV, 8527 Calypso
Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20879-1522.  Make checks payable to PVRC.  Thank
you.
 
Newsletter Editor:
Dick Wilder, K3DI, 913 Shore Acres Rd, Arnold, MD 21012-1724.  The
communication ports are:  (410) 757-6706, FAX/modem 757-6720,
wilder@clark.net, and the DXcluster.  The deadline is for the January
issue is Monday, December 30.
 
The Next General Meeting is December 9th (always second Monday):
This meeting is also the annual Christmas Party to at the Outback
Steakhouse, Route 123, Vienna, VA from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  See next page
for details.
 
PVRC Calendar:
Mon,    Dec 9:  General meeting & Christmas Party. 
        Early Dec:      Deadline to order PVRC QSL's.  See article
        Wed,    Dec 18: 4th annual "Beezer" Xmas Dinner.  See article.
Tue.    Dec 20  NW meeting, Legends Restr, Frederick MD at 8:00 PM
 
 
PVRC CHRISTMAS DINNER AND GENERAL MEETING
 
Reminder, PVRC dinner Monday 12/9/96, Outback Steakhouse, route 123,
Vienna, Virginia.  We now have 42 signed up to come.  But, unlike the last
few years, we have no minimum that we've committed to -- the signup list
is just for information, get an idea how many we have coming so we can
tell Outback.  But, don't be deterred if you can't lock in 'til that night
-- no advance notice to me is required -- just show up and we'll be glad
to have the number climb much higher than the 42 we have so far.  Or, if
you make up your mind to come, between now and then, drop me a packet note
or give me a phone call and we'll keep posting the updated expected number
 
Again, Monday, 12/9/96.  Socializing at 7, dinner at 8, program at 9, over
by 10.
 
Featured speaker:  Fred Laun, K3ZO.  Fred will regale us with stories of
his world travels and adventures.
 
Also, KA3TGY has succeeded in acquiring many, many door prizes!  Should be
fun.
 
Oh, cost of the dinner:  Order from the menu at regular menu prices.
Entrees are in the $10-$20 range.  73 - Rich, KE3Q
 
"BEEZER" CHRISTMAS DINNER
  
The time for the fourth annual "Beezer" Christmas Dinner at Sylvia's
Restraunt.  The date is Wednesday, December 18th with arrival around 6:00
PM and dinner at 7:00 PM.  Please RSVP via packet to WB2BZR.
 
MEETING MINUTES, GENERAL MEETING, 
12 NOVEMBER 96, by Rich Boyd, KE3Q
 
The general (main) meeting of PVRC was held Monday night, 12/11/96 at the
Church of the Nativity, Temple Hills, Maryland.
 
First, the meeting was preceded by the usual dinner at Topolino on nearby
Old Branch Avenue.  About 12 were there for dinner.  WR3Z and ND3A were
the first ones there, K3MM (ex-KF3P) last.
 
20 were present for the meeting.  In order of sign-in:  KE3Q, K3HH
(ex-K3YDX), K3ZO, N3NT (ex-AA3HM), W3CP (ex-W3CPB), W3ZZ, N3RR, K3TLX,
N3PRZ guest of N3RR, WK3I, AA4KD, KO7V, K4ZW (ex-KE9A), WR3Z, ND3A, WR3L,
K3MM (ex-KF3P), N3RC, W3UR (ex-WR3E), W4CE (ex-KO4FM).  New calls for
seven out of 20!
 
We discussed the growth in PVRC and the roster workup, slicing and dicing,
that N3OC and KE3Q have been doing, 570 total members of which 209 have
moved out of the area, 228 are active in the area, and 133 are inactive in
the area.  We will be breaking the list into regions and forwarding the
regional list to regional chairmen so they can introduce themselves to any
they don't know, etc.
 
N3RR, PVRC trustee, nominated the incumbent slate of officers for another
year, the motion was seconded by W4CE and others and the officers were
unanimously reelected.  (Thank you.) 
 
PVRC on-the-air Reunion certificates were given out to those in attendance
who had earned them and the club-high ARRL certificates were awarded to
K3ZO for the '96 ARRL DX CW and '96 ARRL DX Phone.  Keep that top-10
streak going, Fred!!
 
For the benefit of those who weren't at the previous month's Vienna,
Virginia meeting, various "iterations" of the intra-club PVRC certificates
were shown to members, and the latest and best version was shown to the
club for the first time.  My perception was that the latest one was
heartily approved of.  Though all the PVRC certificates will not doubt
become cherished items, the 1996 PVRC Reunion certificate, a different
style than what we're going with now, will no doubt become a special
collector's item!  hi
 
When we finally got to our main agenda item, "war stories" (from the
recent CQWW phone and SS CW contests), WR3Z spoke about the W3GNQ
multi-multi (was going to be multi-single, oops, W3GNQ second computer
crashing due to RFI), W4CE spoke about the W4IY M/M at the QTH of KA4RRU,
W3HVQ mentioned his third of a million points in WW and tenth of a million
points in SS (John noted we all like to speak in terms of millions) and
his experimental rotatable wire yagi for 40-10.  W3AZ was able to put in
16 hours for 60K in SS CW.  KO7V has been doing much antenna work for
others and also has put up a pair of 100' AB-105 towers at his new QTH.
He had hoped to have his TH7 stack and Cushcraft 2-el 40 up and going by
now but has been too busy with his regular job and the antenna work for
others (including KE3Q -- tnx!) on the side.
 
W3ZZ's station is torn apart.  Apparently Gene is building a nice new
hamshack in his house and expects to be two-radio contesting capable
eventually.  He was at the W3GNQ multi also.  
 
Globetrotter ND3A has been traveling -- he didn't say where this time.  He
and his brother, WR3Z had hoped to guest op at WR3L in the upcoming CQWW
but the antennas and coaxes on the new 90' tower at WR3L aren't quite
ready yet.  So, the Shapiro boys are looking for an alternate guest op
opportunity.
 
N3RR mentioned that his 85'-long Force-12 rotatable aluminum dipole at
150' or so is working well.  He commented on conditions being good in CQWW
and your (CT or other) computer logging settings at 9600 baud instead of
4800 baud makes your radio move to the spot noticeably faster.
 
N3RR's guest, N3PRZ is Jason, an 18-year-old freshman at Montgomery
College who N3RR met on the 147.0 repeater.  Jason says he likes mobiling,
and if I heard right, roving and giving out QSOs in the VHF contests.
He's tech class now, which I took to mean tech no code but I'm not sure,
but is studying for general now.  He sought me out to fill out a
membership application at the end of the meeting.  I suggested he could
get a second meeting in at the NW regional next Tuesday, and that N3RR
could help him upgrade and get into mainstream contesting and such.
 
WK3I was voted into membership.  Richard is an electrician -- good guy to
CW.  He has a full wave loop for 80 and inverted vee and full wave loop
for 160.  Welcome, Richard!
 
K4ZW, ex-KE9A, is still building his station after some years of overseas
(like DU) assignments.  He had a fine 2.3 million point outing in CQWW
phone and that's just the start.  He's building an 80M 4-square made of
Rohn 25 towers, but will be at W3LPL for CQWW CW. 
 
W3UR was a 20M op at W3LPL for CQWW phone.  He mentioned that conditions
caused a slow start.  The multi-multi category, always tough, has gotten
tougher recently with K3LR's scores creeping up (big VE runs during the
daytime help), and KC1XX's new multi-multi coming on the scene bigtime.
 
Frank apparently says the W3LPL station has finished fourth before.  But,
the station was right there near the other top multis.  Oh, W3UR is
formerly WR3E, Bernie.  (He's still Bernie.)  He mentioned weird
conditions, with no Scandinavia worked on 40 and 80 the first night, a 10M
half hour opening to Europe (49 stations in 30 minutes) that others didn't
get, and that the new 160M four-square worked well, 5-6 db advantage over
the 160M slopers.  Rates for that same time for K3LR weren't mentioned.
Could it be that the 15M opening reached KE3Q (from the east) but didn't
reach W3LPL 30 miles to the NW?  Bernie mentioned the 15M run, or lack of
it, as the main difference between the multi scores.
 
K3MM was at V26B for CQWW phone, 20M op, made 4,000 QSOs in 162 countries!
Nice job!  The antenna Tyler used, a pair of 3-el monobanders, one fixed
on Europe, the other rotatable.  Tyler doesn't know how much he'll be
going back to V26B, tho he's been given a permanent invitation to be part
of this mostly-FRC operation (guess they like his work).  Instead, he
thinks he's likely to see what his home station can do, or do a single op
Caribbean effort (from a 3-point QTH -- V2, being North America, is
2-point).  Unfortunately, one of Tyler's FT-1000MP radios got dropped or
something in shipping home and got a little smashed -- he completed
repairs an hour before SS, which he says was a mistake -- he had other
radios to use and the stress of making the repair on a deadline detracted
from his SS prep.  In fact, getting home from Antigua just a few days
before SS was not optimum for his SS performance.  Still, he did a great
job in SS and was in the pack of half a dozen top PVRC scores (that
included K4PQL, KT3Y, himself, K3ZO, and KE3Q).  Tyler had 1193 QSOS in SS
CW!  Then Tyler told us particulars of his unfortunate plane crash of last
week.  The early theory is a fuel flow problem during takeoff.  In any
case, it was apparently a total loss of power at 200-300' at the end of
the runway, no chance of returning to the airport -- just had to ditch.
Tyler and passenger (who he was hoping to sell the plane to) survived with
just bruises.
 
K3HH (ex-K3YDX) said "Murphy wears many masks."  His TS-850 died before
CQWW phone.  He also had some antenna problems and made some quick
repairs. He was able to get on for some SS QSOs and hopes to do better in
the upcoming contests.
 
N3RC has put up an 80' Rohn 45 and is now looking for a tribander to put
on it.  Unfortunately, his XYL approval would only go so far as one yagi,
not two, so the 2-el 40 he'd acquired was sold to K3MM (who will now have
a 2/2 stack!).
 
K3ZO is 4th U.S. in the claimed scores for CQWW phone, single op high
power.  He noted DX stations in Europe were workable until our W3/W4
sunrise!  In SS Fred noted the bands were noisy the first night and he had
to ask for fills on about every third QSO.
 
K3TLX plans to be in Antigua (same station Tyler was at for phone) for
CQWW CW.  He won't know the call until he gets there.
 
W3CP (ex-W3CPB) did get on some for WW phone and for SS.  (We were running
over time-wise and I think Jim was helping us out by keeping his comments
very short).
 
WR3L was 15M single band low power in WW phone and got 102 countries.
He's enjoying his DCU-1 CT-controlled Ham-IV rotator.  If you have the
callsign in the logging field control-F10 (I think he said) moves the
antenna to the right direction -- the software automatically gets the
country and heading from the call.  Neat!  Or, type in the beam heading
you want and hit control-F10, as I understood it.
 
N3NT (ex-AA3HM) was on with his stealth station from antenna restrictive
Columbia, Maryland for WW phone and made over 100K in SS!
 
KE3Q enjoyed single op assisted in WW -- was impressed with how fast you
could "run" stations by grabbing them from packet.  Enjoyed being in the
pileups with the other SOAs like N3RR, N3AD, K3WW, and the multis like
N3RS, W3LPL, and N2RM -- all weekend long.
 
Christmas dinner 12/9 at Outback in Vienna, K3ZO speaker.  
 
WR3L expects to soon have a Buckmaster update on line that will show
callsign changes.
 
(Thanks to N3NT (AA3HM) for his contribution to the minutes.)  Meeting was
adjourned.
 
MEETING MINUTES OF NC RFEGION ON NOVEMBER 13TH by Howie, N4AF (ex-K4PQL)
 
Site. The meeting was held at the qth of N4AF in Apex.
 
Attendees (by order of sign-in). N4AF   Howie, KE4GY Frank, KT4LD Andrew,
KS4XG Pete, K4MA Jim, AD4ZE Warren, WB4HFL Henry, N4CW Bert, N3QYE Jim.
 
Membership- here we GrOw again...This was the second meeting attended by
WB4HFL. Congratulations Henry !
 
Old Business.  We went over results in CQWW SSB and ARRL CW. Results from
PVRC/NC were great. Looking at the delta, last year, it was pointed out
that PVRC/NC score additions would approximate the 1995 difference between
PVRC and NCCC in sweepstakes ! Our, present, accumulated score is
something over 500K SS points !  In reviewing '95 SS scores, Howie pointed
out that K4MA, AC4ZO, AD4ZE, N4CW, and N4AF CW scores were ALL UP !!! In
this group, AC4ZO, broke 100K using low power and dipoles.  Of 25 scores
submitted, in '95 NC SS CW, over a quarter are now PVRC/NC.  Jim, K4MA,
provided a nice report on the N4ZC M/M station and his
experiences there in WW SSB 96.
 
New Business.  Henry, WB4HFL, was recognized and congratulated as our
newest member.  Frank, KE4GY,  was welcomed- this was his first meeting.
Howie, N4AF, talked about expectations for SS/SSB- things look good.
There was a general discussion about plans, preparation, and strategy for
the upcoming SS SSB contest.  Because we had two video's and the evening
was growing late, some topics were dropped in lieu of our next meeting or
via internet discussion.  (PVRC/NC membership is 100% internet active.)
Courtesy of KS4XG, two videos of W3LPL/95 CQWW and K2GL "To Win The World"
were shown.  Pictures were taken for a future upload to the PVRC/NC
website and, amid,
more contest discussion, we adjourned.
 
NORTHWEST REGIONAL MEETING MINUTES - 11/19/96 by Tyler Stewart - K3MM
 
The meeting was called to order at 8 PM at Legend's Restaurant in
Frederick, MD.  In attendance were members: K3MM (ex-KF3P), W4MYA, W9VL,
WB2BZR, K3SME, W3LPL, K1DQV, WD3A, W3ZZ, ND3A, K3IXD, W3XY (ex-KC3RN),
W9LT, W3GHR, N3RR, K3SKE, N5OKR, K3TM, and NB3O.
 
Introductions/comments were made around the table.  W4MYA claimed 1638/78
in Phone SS and is planning a small M/M for CQWW-CW.  N3RR made 687/78
with his Multi/Single team in SS Phone.  Just after the contest while
setting up for WW-CW, his new IC775DSP apparently blew out it's finals.
He later discovered it also had damaged is IC4KL amp.  He will operate
WW-CW SOA.  George, W9VL, made 75k during phone SS.  WB2BZR was "cruising"
during WW phone.  Greg, N5OKR, made 775/78 for 121k points low power in SS
phone.  K3SME is getting ready for the 160 contest season and has set up a
phased vertical array ala N3OC (ex-WA3WJD) and reports that it "really
seems to work well".  K3SKE op'ed at the W3GNQ MM during WW phone, where
they had a myriad of technical problems.  WD3A did 11k CW and 16k Phone in
SS while suffering from telephone RFI complaints from the XYL.  NB3O and
K3TM will operate VO2WL (zone 2) for WW CW.  K3TM contributed 83k for CW
SS.  Roger, "Power-Radio" K1DQV, put up an 80 meter dipole for SS phone at
his new house in Ashton and made 207/48 - 20k on 80 low power.  Roger
plans to put up lots more wire on his 2.5 acre lot in the future.  W3ZZ
did 35k in SS phone and will be doing EME stuff during CQWW.  K3IXD made
39k in SS phone.  He will operate from K3VOA in DC for the 10 meter
contest.  W3XY (ex-KC3RN) never found Delaware in SS phone, making 170/77.
W3GHR did 43k in SS phone.  W9LT discovered during WW phone that his TH7
is interfering with his Mosley 40 meter beam.  He op'ed SSCW 19 hours
earning 127k but missed Wyoming.  K8OQL joined him for SS phone for 196k
Multi-single.  K3MM (ex-KF3P) did 1643/78 in SS phone and will operate his
first CQWW contest from home as SOA.
 
Craig, N3NT (ex-AA3HM), needs all PVRC QSL card orders in ASAP.  He plans
to submit the order very early in December.
 
There will be a December NW regional meeting at the usual time and place:
December 17th (third Tuesday) at Legend's Restaurant. Meeting adjourned.
 
OVER-THE-HILL LUNCHEON NOVEMBER 19TH by Fred Laun, K3ZO
  
The November Over-the-Hill meeting was held at the Ramada Inn, Oxon Hill,
on Tuesday, 19 November.  (The host W3AZ had to stay home with a bad cold,
so I have sent the minutes in his absence).   
Present were K3WX, W3EIV, W3GN, W3CP, K3ZO and guest Ben Swett, a future
ham and relative of W3GN's.  Photos of the relocation of K3WX's repeater
enclosure were passed around.  K3WX may be relocating on TDY to Virginia
Beach in the near future for about 3 months.  W3GN is keeping busy doing
genealogical studies on request.  He recently was able to dig up
information on a ham ancestor in N3AM's family tree.  W3EIV has been
hearing DX on 80 the past few weeks, leading him to consider stringing a
beverage out through the woods.  W3CP is enjoying the new call sign.  K3WX
is receiving more electronics magazines than he can possibly read, a
problem shared by K3ZO.  The meeting adjourned after 90 minutes of
animated conversation.
 
DC SECTION IN 10M CONTEST by Ed Steeble, K3IXD
 
Again this year, the K3VOA club has given a crew from PVRC permission to
operate in the ARRL 10m Contest, 14, 15 Dec.  The team will be K3IXD,
KD4QVT, N3NT, W3GHR, and WB3ECU.  We will activate the (rare) DC section
in both modes.
 
The ARRL 10m Contest is a club competition contest too.  Get on, make some
Qs, send in your log, and lets win this one.  Last year we were a distant
second in the medium club class.
 
THE PVRC EXCHANGE by Ed Steeble, K3IXD steeble@erols.com
 
N3NT (ex-AA3HM), tells me that over 33000 PVRC QSL cards were ordered.  We
hope you didn't miss out since he doesn't plan on doing another order
until next fall.   (A packet msg from N3NT says he will place the order in
"early December" which is when you'll get this Newsletter.  If you act
fast you may be able catch this order. -editor)
 
To order a PVRC name badge provide your call sign, your name as it is to
appear on the badge, and $5 (or $7 if you want it mailed to you instead of
picking it up at a club meeting). Mail a check (payable to Brian
McGinness) to N3OC (ex-WA3WJD), Brian McGinness, 4618 DeRussey Pkwy, Chevy
Chase, MD 20815.
 
I am still planning on having the order form for another PVRC silk
screened Tshirt, sweat shirt, hat, and embroidered golf shirt order in the
January Newsletter.
 
VANITY CALL SIGNS
 
The following list that converts new vanity calls to old calls was extract
by the club Sectretary, Brian "WJD" (now N3OC) from the PVRC database.  If
you have a new call and are not listed, please let Brian know so that he
can update the database.  Same goes for additions or updates of Internet
addresses.
 
NEW   OLD    NAME    INTERNET
----- ------ ------- ---------
K3HH  K3YDX  HANK    
K3KY  K3YGU  DAVE    
K3LP  AA6DC  DAVE    
K3MM  KF3P   TYLER   KF3P@CAIS.COM
K3SC  AE3C   RON
K4MA  KI4HN  JIM     KI4HN@MINDSPRING.COM
K4SO  KX3Q   MARK    
K4UX  KG4O   AL      
K4ZA  WZ3Q   DON     DON.DASO@CFORUM.COM
K4ZW  KE9A   KEN     76065.3345@COMPUSERVE.COM
N1KC  N1KCE  BRIAN   BBAYUS@IX.NETCOM.COM
N3GM  AK2P   RON     
N3HF  AA3HA  MARK    N3HF@WIRELESSINC.COM
N3NT  AA3HM  CRAIG   71023.2470@COMPUSERVE.COM
N3OC  WA3WJD BRIAN   N3OC@WIRELESSINC.COM
N4AF  K4PQL  HOWIE   N4AF@PAGESZ.NET
N4UK  KP4XS  KEN     RAMIREZ@EMI.COM
N4ZJ  AD4KE  TOM     
N7PD  K7GPD  ANDY    
W1ECT WA3ECT MIKE    MICHAEL.MCAMIS@VALLEY.NET
W3CP  W3CPB  JIM     HEADRICK@RADAR.NRL.NAVY.MIL
W3HR  AA3OC  JOHN    
W3KC  W8KUX  CHARLES 
W3KN  N3QYA  ANDY    
W3PP  K3WUW  DALLAS  LUDAL@DMV.COM
W3TN  AA3DI  BILL    
W3UR  WR3E   BERNIE  BERNIE.MCCLENNY@MAIL.WDN.COM
W3XY  KC3RN  DENLEY  
W4CE  KO4FM  CLIFF   CHARLIE_DEEL@CPQM.SAIC.COM
W4NF  WB4NFS JACK    
W4RM  WB4RMJ BILL    
W4SD  N4AIG  O. B.   
W4XP  WA6GVC CHUCK   WA6GVC@EROLS.COM
W8ZA  K3ZNV  BOB     BISS@EPG.NIST.GOV
 
PVRC CONTEST SCORES 
by Dave Blanchard, N3II
 
The scores of the following four contests are as reported to me as of noon
on December 1st.  Please send me any corrections or additions.
_________________________________
CQWW DX PHONE CONTEST************  
 
SINGLE OP (NO PACKET)
---------------------------------
K3ZO      2053  129  411  3083400
KE9A      1610  116  381  2268308
K4PQL                     1362550
AA4EL      955   87  301  1027036
W9LT       900  104  299  1010321
K3ZNV      521   83  226   446196
N3HBX  20M 755   33  131   339644
N3QYA      360   67  152   210678
W3UJ    LP 353   56  156   206488
NE3H       270   70  164   172692
N4MO  20LP 453   26  107   170107
N3KVF      229   47  109   100620
K3SWZ 20LP 301   26   94    98760
KC4B       207   32   85    68679
KA3TGY  LP 135   47  106    50490
W4YV   10M 319   16   50    47058
W3TMZ  40M 161   24   69    41385
WB3ECU QRP 134   34   79    40584
N3JT   40M 152   20   62    34850
W3FTG   LP  70   31   52    14608
K3SME  160  39   10   24     2400
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
---------------------------------
KE3Q      1775  130  465  3004756
N3RR      1416  131  465  2380424
WB2NQT    1111  111  415  1631126
AA3HA     1050  109  391  1483000
N3II       608   88  288   641832
K3YGU      489   89  259   467250
K3IXD      500   80  263   463393
AA3HM      478   76  233   402009
W3OV       441   73  222   362850
W3HVQ      419   83  235   352980
K6IR   LP  301   63  155   196854
N3AM       237   60  180   157200
K3SA   LP  226   57  137   117952
W1IHN                       53169
K3DI        45   22   37     6785
 
MULTI SINGLE
---------------------------------
8P9Z   11,700,000/5     4,680,000 
 
MULTI MULTI
---------------------------------
W3LPL     4871  159  639 10300000
W4MYA     3097  144  547  5618521
V26B     13431  153  672  2992000
                   (26,928,000/9) 
W3GNQ     1671  128  461  2676416
        
       GRAND TOTAL     48,775,050
 
MULTIOP OPERATORS
  W3LPL: K1HTV ND3F N3KTV K3ZZ N3AHA  W3LPL WR3E K3RA W0ZV K1RZ N5OKR
  W4MYA: N4EHJ AD4TS WA4DAI KD4JXY  WA4QDM KS4RX KC4AUF WU4G WK4Y           
         WB8GAU AD4KE WB4GVZ KB4DI W4MYA
  V26B:  KF3P and 8 'others'
  W3GNQ: AA6DC W3ZZ WR3Z K3SKE WI2T
         WA3WJD W3GNQ
  8P9Z:  K4FJ K3KG and 3 'others'
_________________________________
CQWW DX CW CONTEST***************
CALL      QSO  ZONES CTY  TOTAL
 
SINGLE OP (NO PACKET)
---------------------------------
V26LN     3991  107  326  4332598
K3ZO      2521  141  446  4189419
KT3Y      2482  120  404  3734000
A61AJ     2646   98  293  2813072
N4AF                      2544373
N4CW                      2283380
W9LT      1314  115  348  1704303
K7SV   LP  916  115  317  1120176     
W3HVQ      825   81  241   756378
W3AZ       625  100  273   648274
WF3J       619   92  255   594758
KG4ML     1445   58  128   538482
W3UJ   LP  579   70  228   484846
AA4EL      440  104  236   399840
K3DI   QRP 450   64  202   325584
W4ZYT      338   68  181   239787
W3GN       320   72  175   210938
W4IF       316   49  147   178360
N3TG   LP  296   58  163   175916
WA4DAI     241   55  137   131328
W3CP   LP  249   50  141   130071
W3TMZ  40M 305   33  101   114704
N3UN   LP  224   52  126   109292
NY3M   LP  167   42   92    60836
K4MA   80M 185   16   71    39961
W4VC   LP  119   22   64    28466
WV3B/5 LP   81   31   56    18009
W3DAD  LP   73   18   51    13869
W4YV   10M       19   44    13041
 
SINGLE OP ASSISTED
---------------------------------
K3MM      2000  148  508  3737888
N3RR      1469  144  454  2484690
N3AM      1188  114  372  1638306
KE3Q       896  130  411  1322745
N3II       751  109  358   976497
N3NT       750  103  345   916567
WR3L   LP  441   82  241   398905
W3FG   LP  419   65  213   317754
K3KY       375   83  201   291384
W4NF       245   42  131   119024
W4DR  160M 164   18   72    39510
N2QT  160M 145   18   62    30880
K3SME 160M  65   13   45     8524
 
MULTI SINGLE
---------------------------------
W3GG      2100  135  464  3567045
N3OC      1184  125  441  1869498
 
MULTI MULT
---------------------------------
W3LPL     5960   185 699  4910000
W4MYA     2666   144 517  5002448
NJ4F      1648   108 321  2002572
 
          TOTAL        61,034,289
OPERATORS:
   V26LN    K3TLX
   A61AJ    K3LP (EX-AA6DC)
   N3OC     WR3Z ND3A N3OC
   NJ4F     K4EC K4GMH K4CE KA4RRU
            KJ4F
   W3GG     AA3KX WD3I W3GG
   W4MYA    WA4QDM W4MYA
   W3LPL    160:K1HTV AI3M K3MQH
            80: W3LPL W4ZV
            40: K4ZW  KO7V
            20: K3NA  K3RA ND3F
            15: W3UR  K6ZH
            10: K3MQH K2YWE
_______________________________
ARRL SWEEPSTAKES PHONE*********
 
CALL       QSO  SEC   TOTAL 
 
SINGLE OP HI PWR (NO PACKET)
----------------------------
K3MM      1643  78  256,308
W4MYA     1638  78  255,528
N4AF                234,156
K4MA                221,988
K3ZO      1111  77  171,094
W3HVQ      680  78  106,080
AA4EL      664  78  103,584
N3JT       500  73   73,000
K4SO       429  78   66,924
N4CW                 62,720
N3II       400  78   62,400
WA4DAI     342  70   47,880
K3IXD      291  68   39,576
K3SA       261  70   36,540
W4ZYT      226  67   30,284
KC4B       205  66   27,060
NV3V       132  49   12,936
 
SINGLE OP LOW PWR (NO PACKET)
-----------------------------
K1RA      1116  78  174,096
N5OKR      775  78  120,900
W3KN       650  77  100,100
K3MQH      480  73   70,080
N3UN       380  78   59,280
W3GHR      305  71   43,310
K3SV       200  69   27,600
KA3TGY     195  70   27,300
WV3B/5     193  61   23,546
K3HH       160  66   21,120
WD3A       145  64   18,560
N3NT       144  62   17,856
W3CP       138  58   16,008
W3AZ        82  42    6,888
N3TG        18  15      540
 
SINGLE OP QRP (NO PACKET)
---------------------------
W2EOS      156  67   20,904
 
MULTI OP (INCLUDES SINGLE/PKT)
---------------------------
KE3Q      1632  78  254,592
W9LT      1259  78  196,404
K3DI       734  78  114,504
N3RR       685  78  106,860
ND3F       674  77  103,796
W4NF       546  77   84,084
K3KY       280  76   42,560
N3KVF      273  74   40,404
WA4QDM     236  77   36,344
N1KC       189  78   29,484
W4VC       205  69   28,290
KB3BLK     193  72   27,792
KO7V       238  58   27,608
W3UR        32  14      896
                  3,626,218
 
MULTIOP OPRS:
   K3DI   K3DI WD4IEH 
   N3RR   N3KTV N3RR  
   W9LT   K8OKL W9LT  
   KB3BLK WI3N W3YD W3LM W3DAD WV3D
          N3MJA N3LDY N3TZA N3LFL
          KA8YPY KN3ZS
_____________________________
ARRL CW SWEEPSTAKES***********
 
CALL       QSO  SEC   TOTAL
 
SINGLE OP  HI PWR (NO PACKET)
---------------------------
KE3Q      1271  77  195,734
K4PQL     1210  77  186,340
KF3P      1193  78  186,108
K3ZO      1174  78  183,144
KT3Y      1177  77  181,250
N4ZR      1072  78  166,452
W9LT       825  77  127,050
WB4NFS     799  75  119,850
W1IHN      740  78  115,440
KI4HN      750  75  112,500
W3HVQ      659  75   98,850
WA3WJD     610  73   90,228
KE9A       470  75   70,500
W3AZ       418  74   61,684
K3TLX      428  72   61,344
W3TMZ   40 424  71   60,208
N3AM       399  72   57,456
AA4EL      372  77   57,288
K4VV       304  64   38,912
W4VC       226  64   28,928
W3GN    40  74  40    5,920
 
SINGLE OP LOW PWR (NO PACKET)
---------------------------
K3SA       773  77  119,042
WB4RMJ     759  74  112,332
W4YE       711  78  110,916
AA3HM      661  78  103,116
K4BAM      653  77  100,562
K3MQH      501  75   75,150
N3JT       500  74   74,000
AA3KX      478  75   71,700
N4MO       400  70   56,000
WV3B       300  69   41,400
W3CPB      285  73   41,040
WR3E       251  62   31,124
WA4DAI     211  64   27,008
W3FTG      152  63   19,152
K3YDX      137  55   15,070
W3DAD      112  51   11,424
WD3A       121  46   11,132
ND3F       104  45    9,450
 
SINGLE OP QRP NO PACKET
---------------------------
K3DI       448  78   69,888
AK2P       413  73   60,298
 
MULTIOP (INCLUDES SINGLE W/PKT)
---------------------------
NJ4F      1050  78  163,800
W4ZYT      583  73   85,118
K3YGU      447  76   67,944
N6CQ       425  78   66,300
WD3P       421  72   60,624
N3II       289  75   43,450
WA4QDM     239  76   36,328
NY3G       222  75   33,300
           TOTAL  3,921,854
 
MULTIOP OPRS:
   W4ZYT: N4AIG KC4VZK W8RJE WD0CNQ
          K4KOE W4ZYT
   NJ4F:  K7SV N4GUS K4GMH NJ4F &
          'DAISY the DX DOG'
___________________________________
 
EVEN MORE AMATEUR RADIO SITES ON THE INTERNET by Leo Boberschmidt, KA3TGY
[leob@erols.com]
        
Here are even more amateur radio web sites that might be of interest to
you.  Note that some of these sites are links from other sites listed; I
just wanted to highlight some of these links.  Also note that some of
these sites may already be bookmarked on the PVRC Home Page; it's hard to
keep ahead of K3SA! If you are somewhat new to Internet searching, don't
be daunted by all the sites you might find. There is, indeed, a lot of
information out there.  If you are searching for a particular topic, the
best thing to remember is that it is somewhat like going into a library
that has 10 to 15 card catalogues; you might have to look through several
of them to find your information.  If there is some ham radio area that is
of particular interest to you, let me know at the above e-mail address; I
may already have a site bookmarked.
 
Clubs and Call Signs:
 
DK0TUI [Amateur Radio Club Station at the Technical University of
Ilmenau].
Lots of interesting links at this site:
http://www.systemtechnik.tu-ilmenau.de/ham/ham.html
 
The "Unofficial" DL Callbook:
http://www.systemtechnik.tu-ilmenau.de/ham/dl_calls.html
 
Prefixes of the Former Soviet Union:
http://www.systemtechnik.tu-ilmenau.de/ham/ham_russ.html
 
Federal Communications Commission:
 
Directory of FCC Publications [ftp site with several levels]:
        ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/
 
How To Find FCC Information on the Internet [22 Oct 96 Open Forum]:
        ftp://ftp.fcc.gov/pub/reference_tools/webhow2_102296.html
 
History:
 
Letters From J. Harvey McCoy, W2IYX [late editor and publisher of Long
 
Inland DX Bulletin]:
        http://www.efn.org/~qcwa/p96lettr.htm
 
QCWA On-Line Amateur Radio Museum:
        http://www.efn.org/~qcwa/qcmuseum.htm
 
Operating:
 
1996 Caribbean Tour by PA3BBP, PA3ERC, PA3EWP, PA3FQA:
        http://www.igr.nl/~pa3dmh/tour1996.htm
 
1996 CQWW-SSB: QSL Routes [compiled by EA5EYJ; alpha by prefix]:
        http://www.coredcs.com/~mtw/misc/upea5eyj.htm   
 
Earth View [see the greyline on physical map or view your location from
148
million kilometers]: 
        http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/uncgi/Earth
 
Spread Spectrum Scene Online Home Page:
        http://sss-mag.com/
 
People:
 
Kevin VE6LNZ's Amateur Radio Page [lots of VE6 information]:
        http://www.cuug.ab.ca:8001/~lenzk/ham.html      
 
NCJ Editor AA5B:
        http://www.waterw.com/~ncj/aa5b.html
 
Products and Commercial Sites:
 
Digital Voice Processors:
        http://www.sysu.com/DVP/textxtra/default.htm
 
DVP and CT Configuration Guide for Power Users:
        http://www.sysu.com/DVP/textxtra/power.htm
 
LogSat Professional for Windows [satellite tracking software]:
        http://www.logsat.com/
 
Solder-It Co. [low temperature solder pastes; also has "QSLs on the Web"]:
        http://www.solder-it.com/
 
TR Contest Logging Program by N6TR:
        http://www.qth.com/tr/
 
W9XT Contest Card [Voice Keyer & CW Interface for IBM PC And compatible
computers]:
        http://www.qth.com/w9xt/
 
Yahoo!:Amateur Radio Retailers:
http://www.yahoo.com/Business_and_Economy/Companies/Media/Radio/Amateur_Radio/Retailers/
 
Reference:
 
Amateur Radio Elmers Resource Directory [URL for this site appeared on
page 58 of the October 1996 QST: includes a subject index and a geographic
index (by country and by state within U.S.). Includes personal e-mail
addresses and site URLs for each category or country]:
        http://www.gonix.com/pschleck/elmers/
 
Amateur Radio Sites: 
        http://www.mcs.com/~jfharold/amateur.htm
 
Hams e-mail address file [Last update August 24 1994 but a LONG file:
about 650k]:
        file://ftp.cs.buffalo.edu/pub/ham-radio/hams_on_usenet
VANITY CALL TEAR OFF SHEET.
 
Here are three lists of vanity call conversions.  Clearly not up to date
and some redundancy.  (What do you expect from a volunteer editor? )
The first are from a list prepared by K1BG on 13 Nov, and the second is
from KM4KA dated 22 Nov and the last from the PVRC database dated 1
December.  Be sure to message N3OC if your new call in the last list.
  AD1G now N1RJ
  AD8V now W1ZZ
  AI1N now K1MZ
  AJ1X was AA1AK
  K1AE was K1FWF
  K1AJ was WA1G
  K1AM was K1IU
  K1BD was WA1PEL
  K1CA was K1MNS
  K1EU was KD2EU
  K1GE was WO1P
  K1HC was WV1U
  K1HQ was WA1KSY
  K1IU now K1AM
  K1JN was KA1MH
  K1KW was WA1EKV
  K1LL now K1ART
  K1MO was K1HMO
  K1MS was KA1YQ
  K1MZ was AI1N
  K1NY was KE2N
  K1OA was WA2CJT
  K1OZ was KA1FMR
  K1RC was K1CGJ
  K1RV was KM1Y
  K1SD was KD1NG
  K1SG was WA1AYS
  K1SM was WA1IML
  K1TH was NO1J
  K1TI was NX1H
  K1WD was KB1AXF
  K1ZL was KB1BPE
  K2BF was K2PBP
  K2WE was NI2C
  K2ZZ was KC2QF
  K3HN was WB2AMM
  K3KY was K3YGU
  K3SV was NY3G
  K4ZW was KE9A
  K5RO was WN4KKN
  K9PG was WX9E
  KA2D was KA2DFO
  KD2L now W2KD
  KE2N now K1NY
  KE9A now K4ZW
  KM1Y now K1RV
  KT1O now W1ES
  KV3J now W3KB
  KW2P now W2SF
  KY1H now K1TTT
  KZ2S now N2NC
  N1BB was K1JKS
  N1DG was WB2DND
  N1ET was WS1H
  N1KB was KJ4KB
  N1RJ was AD1G
  N1RR was WZ1R
  N1TT was N1HEO
  N1WL was NI1Y
  N2NC was KZ2S
  N2TU was NN2G
  N2TX was KF2ET
  N3HR was WA3WQP
  N3OC was WA3WJD
  N9GG was WN3K
  NI1Y now N1WL
  NI2C now K2WE
  NN2G now N2TU
  NO1J now K1TH
  NO1U now W1WZ
  NX1H now K1TI
  NY3G now K3SV
  NZ1U now W1RE
  W1AO was WA1N
  W1CN was KD1EG
  W1EK was N1OCS
  W1ES was KT1O
  W1IA was WB1ELA
  W1LP was N1KTM
  W1MD was WT1S
  W1MI was K1CMI
  W1NA was KA1BQ
  W1RE was NZ1U
  W1RH was AA1KY
  W1SM was K1GBU
  W1SU was KB2FD
  W1TE was WA3TXR
  W1TQ was WA1TET
  W1UK was KC1SJ
  W1WZ was NO1U
  W1XF was KD1TM
  W1ZZ was AD8V
  W2KD was KD2L
  W2PV was YCCC
  W2SF was KW2P
  W2WC was K2POF
  W2WG was AA2UV
  W2XX was AA2DU
  W2YQ was WO2M
  W2YR was WA2WYR
  W3BW was W1HIC
  W3KB was KV3J
  W3KN was N3QYA
  W4AG was W8YA
  W4AU was W3GOI
  W4XP was WA6GVC
  W8YA now W4AG
  WA1G now K1AJ
  WA1N now W1AO
  WN3K now N9GG
  WO1P now K1GE
  WO2M now W2YQ
  WS1H now N1ET
  WS1J now W1CNY
  WT1S now W1MD
  WV1U now K1HC
  WX9E now K9PG
  WZ1R now N1RR
  YCCC now W2PV
 AA1AK now AJ1X
 AA1EO now K1AVE
 AA1KY now W1RH
 AA2DU now W2XX
 AA2UV now W2WG
 K1ART was K1LL
 K1AVE was AA1EO
 K1CGJ now K1RC
 K1CMI now W1MI
 K1FWF now K1AE
 K1GBU now W1SM
 K1HMO now K1MO
 K1JKS now N1BB
 K1MNS now K1CA
 K1TTT was KY1H
 K2PBP now K2BF
 K2POF now W2WC
 K3YGU now K3KY
 KA1BQ now W1NA
 KA1MH now K1JN
 KA1YQ now K1MS
 KB2FD now W1SU
 KC1SJ now W1UK
 KC2QF now K2ZZ
 KD1EG now W1CN
 KD1NG now K1SD
 KD1TM now W1XF
 KD2EU now K1EU
 KE2DI now WB2VUO
 KF2ET now N2TX
 KJ4KB now N1KB
 N1HEO now N1TT
 N1KTM now W1LP
 N1OCS now W1EK
 N3QYA now W3KN
 W1CNY was WS1J
 W1HIC now W3BW
 W3GOI now W4AU
 WB2QJ was WB2QJY
KA1FMR now K1OZ
KA2DFO now KA2D
KB1AXF now K1WD
KB1BPE now K1ZL
WA1AYS now K1SG
WA1EKV now K1KW
WA1IML now K1SM
WA1KSY now K1HQ
WA1PEL now K1BD
WA1TET now W1TQ
WA2CJT now K1OA
WA2WYR now W2YR
WA3TXR now W1TE
WA3WJD now N3OC
WA3WQP now N3HR
WA6GVC now W4XP
WB1ELA now W1IA
WB2AMM now K3HN
WB2DND now N1DG
WB2QJY now WB2QJ
WB2VUO was KE2DI
WN4KKN now K5RO
AJ4L    WB4GTW
K0EX    NW4Y
K4AB    WZ4F
K4BI    N3AHI
K4BS    KQ4NY
K4CK    KB4EXO
K4CM    KB4DMI
K4CN    KB4HU
K4CU    KD4HA
K4EL    WA4FVT
K4GO    KL7TF
K4JD    KD4JD
K4JW    WD4ALH
K4KR    W8ZF
K4LI    AA4LI
K4MD    WD4R
K4NA    WB4VKW
K4NO    KC4ZV
K4OJ    K1ZX
K4PC    N4YGY
K4RO    WR3O
K4UJ    KR4UJ
K4UU    WB4FLB
K4WG    KD4BPI
K4WS    AE4Z
KM4H    WA4TKR
N3LW    AD4OF
N4AX    N4RNK
N4CH    WB4DBB
N4CW    W1IHN
N4DF    K8KJN
N4FN    KC4MJ
N4GN    KJ4VH
N4NM    AD4Y
N4RF    AB4AE
N4RW    KO4WE
N4UH    N4DUG
N4VB    N4AVB
N4YO    N4YOS
N5NJ    KR2J
NN4E    KJ4HL
NN4T    WA4CTA
W2UX    WA2UAX
W4BG    KE4SK
W4CK    WB4CSK
W4CZ    WA4MCZ
W4EA    N4DVW
W4EAE   WD4MPS
W4FC    WB4LFM
W4IU    WB4IUX
W4LK    K4ICX
W4LM    WB9SHC
W4LSW   K4HQI
W4MA    KO4XF
W4MW    WB4WTC
W4NO    WB4HOK
W4NS    K4CEF
W4PV    WA4ZBC
W4QB    KB8DB
W4RJ    KI4M
W4RRU   WB4NDX
W4SU    WA4EXA
W4TE    KO4RQ
W4TO    K4IUV
W4VHF   WA4VCC
W4WA    AB4RU
W4WN    W5VWN
W4WW    N4PYD
W4YO    W4MGN
W4ZV    W0ZV
W4ZX    WA4DPU
WA4INQ  KD4BY
 
K3HH  K3YDX  HANK    
K3KY  K3YGU  DAVE    
K3LP  AA6DC  DAVE    
K3MM  KF3P   TYLER   
K3SC  AE3C   RON
K4MA  KI4HN  JIM     
K4SO  KX3Q   MARK    
K4UX  KG4O   AL      
K4ZA  WZ3Q   DON     
K4ZW  KE9A   KEN    
N1KC  N1KCE  BRIAN   
N3GM  AK2P   RON     
N3HF  AA3HA  MARK   
N3NT  AA3HM  CRAIG  
N3OC  WA3WJD BRIAN   
N4AF  K4PQL  HOWIE   
N4UK  KP4XS  KEN     
N4ZJ  AD4KE  TOM     
N7PD  K7GPD  ANDY    
W1ECT WA3ECT MIKE    
W3CP  W3CPB  JIM     
W3HR  AA3OC  JOHN    
W3KC  W8KUX  CHARLES 
W3KN  N3QYA  ANDY    
W3PP  K3WUW  DALLAS  
W3TN  AA3DI  BILL    
W3UR  WR3E   BERNIE  
W3XY  KC3RN  DENLEY  
W4CE  KO4FM  CLIFF   
W4NF  WB4NFS JACK    
W4RM  WB4RMJ BILL    
W4SD  N4AIG  O. B.   
W4XP  WA6GVC CHUCK  
W8ZA  K3ZNV  BOB