Re: [DX-CHAT] Desecheo I. answers

2006-06-29 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Whoa! Until some solid information comes forth that the KP1-KP5 project had a connection with the last KP5 trip, let's NOT drag them into this! All we know is that someone, an amateur, complained. We do NOT know who it is. We do NOT know where she or he actually lives. We do NOT know their

RE: [DX-CHAT] License

2006-07-03 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Most ARRL VEC VE test sessions will process a renewal at no charge. Your renewal form goes in with the batch and on to the FCC. [Unless it's a Vanity call, in which case you have to pay the next 10 year Vanity fee, right now $21.90.] However: You can log on to the FCC ULS web site (I don't

[DX-CHAT] Fw: CW operators needed.

2006-07-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Here's an interesting little email that just crossed by desktop. Not quite sure what to make of it... Incidently, this came to me via the WASH and WACOM club reflectors, where it got cross posted from the Skyview RS reflector, and apparantly it first went out to the Greater Pittsburgh VHF

RE: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-07-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
GL on your end of the trip Tom. With any luck, I'll have an antenna operational at the new QTH by then! That is, once I find where the coax was buried (in amongst the boxes, that is), get a desk cleared off, unbury the rig... ...hey, at least Verizon was here today to get my Internet connection

RE: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-07-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
W3WN; dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: RE: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T At 11:36 PM 07/24/2006, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: GL on your end of the trip Tom. With any luck, I'll have an antenna operational at the new QTH by then! That is, once I find where the coax was buried (in amongst the boxes, that is), get a desk

Re: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-07-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
, and could charge a heck of a lot less if they wanted to, but don't get me started on THAT rant! 73, ron w3wn From: Tom Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/07/25 Tue AM 08:20:53 CDT To: Ron Notarius W3WN [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc: dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T Ron: GL on the DSL. I

RE: [DX-CHAT] Why the new DXCC rule

2006-07-29 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Under the existing DXCC rules (aka DXCC 2000), there was originally a rule that permitted recognizing a new or existing entity if there was an existing IARU society. The purpose of that rule, IMHO, was to keep Hong Kong and Macau on the list once administration of those two territories were

RE: [DX-CHAT] Why the new DXCC rule

2006-07-29 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Division DXAC rep, and I've been DX'ing for close to 30 years. That is another story. 73 -Original Message- From: David Johnson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 2:38 PM To: Ron Notarius W3WN; Dx-Chat Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Why the new DXCC rule This rule has been

RE: [DX-CHAT] How do we make better DXers?

2006-07-30 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Why do they do it? Two reasons: (1) Some don't know better. They were never shown the ropes, or they've learned by observing, and unfortunately, they've observed bad examples. (2) It works. I've been in too many pileups, over the years, where the DX has said the Alpha Whiskey or the W N 3

Re: [DX-CHAT] Needed band-countries

2006-08-01 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Offhand, I don't know of anything... and it's something that may vary from DX'er to DX'er anyway. The closest thing that comes to mind is the DX Bulleting annual survey showing the 100 most wanted, overall and by regions. But by bands too? I don't recall if it shows that. Perchance the best

Re: [DX-CHAT] Computing Unplugged Magazine BPL Article

2006-08-14 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Fred, I got errors on the complete link you showed, but once I went to the home page itself [http://www.computingunplugged.com/], I could see all the articles, including the one you cited. Interesting. Nice op-ed piece from N3OH explaining the other side of things, too. Of course, in the

Re: [DX-CHAT] Computing Unplugged Magazine BPL Article

2006-08-14 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
. Back to work. 73 de Fred K2FRD At 10:50 AM -0500 14/8/06, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: I no longer have any doubt that the editor of this publication is biased. The following paragraph was on the page right after the comment box ... willing to look at, and print, both sides. Fair reporting at its best

Re: [DX-CHAT] DXpedition support

2006-08-23 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Didn't this used to be a pet peeve of KH2D's? Seems I've heard this complaint before... Problem is, there's DXpeditions and then there's DXpeditions. If someone is planning a nice two week jaunt around the Caribean or similar area, operating in between applications of sun screen at the

RE: [DX-CHAT] QSL METHODS

2006-08-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
The confirmed perecentage for Logbook of the World will go up in time, as more amateurs use it. There is a perception that signing up for LotW is extremely difficult, and certain parties berate everyone on this score. (I think the biggest complaint is that signing up for LotW is

RE: [DX-CHAT] distaste for America especially after 9/11

2006-08-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Yes, there is no place for this part of the thread on this reflector. Please discontinue further discussion of this. 73, ron w3wn administrator, dx chat -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of nick cominos Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 10:20 PM

Re: [DX-CHAT] distaste for America especially after 9/11

2006-08-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Once again, this thread is crossing the line on what is considered acceptable on this reflector. Please discontinue further comments on it. Thank you. 73, ron w3wn administrator, dx chat Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related

RE: [DX-CHAT] LotW Certificate

2006-09-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I got my answer already... Certificates are manually signed, so I won't get it back until sometime tomorrow. IE: The Human element strikes again! Thanks to all who replied! 73, ron w3wn -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Ron Notarius W3WN

RE: [DX-CHAT] LOTW second callsign

2006-09-16 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
You can apply for another certificate (using the TQSLCert program) for additional calls, old or new. Creating the actual request for the extra certificate is quick, simple, and once the cert request is generated, it can be uploaded or emailed to the server. And, as I found out last weekend, the

[DX-CHAT] Administrivia

2006-09-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Just a quick reminder to all that your are kindly requested to NOT double-post the information to DX-NEWS and DX-CHAT. This is, and has been, against the rules of the reflector since day one. And there is a simple reason for that. News information items belong on DX-NEWS, and discussion or

RE: [DX-CHAT] [DX-NEWS] and another new one... (or even two...)

2006-09-26 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Peter, If this occurs as you suggest, I suspect that Saint Barthelemy would become a new entity, but Saint Martin would remain as the existing entity. I think this may depend on exactly how politically separate they are as of the implementation date, and whether the separation is enough

Re: [DX-CHAT] W4PL

2006-09-29 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Might be. The Tennesse Valley DXA simply states in their March '06 newsletter we now have a club call but no further explanation. 73 From: Bill Hawkins [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: 2006/09/29 Fri AM 10:45:45 CDT To: DX Chat Reflector dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: [DX-CHAT] W4PL I see

RE: [DX-CHAT] [DX-NEWS] and another new one... (or even two...)...conclusion!!

2006-09-29 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Unless I'm mistaken, and if I am I'm sure I'll quickly be corrected, FS FJ are currently one and the same DXCC entity, separate from FG for DXCC purposes. For DXCC purposes, what is the current parent entity? France or Guadeloupe? (Not that it has mattered until now since the current entity is

Re: [DX-CHAT] IRC's For Sale

2006-10-06 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Bob's post on about-to-expire IRC's just got me thinking... How do QSL managers handle incoming IRC's GS's? In other words, when I send a manager an envelope containing a request, is it opened right away and any cash or IRC's removed (and duly noted, of course), or are the $$ etc. left in

Re:[2][DX-CHAT] IRC's For Sale

2006-10-06 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
: 2006/10/06 Fri PM 12:04:08 CDT To: Ron Notarius W3WN [EMAIL PROTECTED], dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] IRC's For Sale This is a great and timely question, since I'll be sending out a batch of the expiring IRCs sometime this month. That gives the manager only a couple of months to cash them

Re: [DX-CHAT] Re: [DX-NEWS] Changes to FCC SSB allocations

2006-10-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I'd expect the DX Window to move, probably down 100 kHz. But will it even be neccesary, once the new rules take place? Part of the reason we had the DX Window was to provide a clear spot, but with the phone band expansion on 75/80, plus a bigger overlap between existing non-US allocations and

[DX-CHAT] Omnibus After Effects, or, The Day After

2006-10-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
OK, so now that the FCC has finally released the omnibus, which will take effect sometime around the middle of November... where do things stand? You can't really get a good handle on that by reading the posts on eHam and especially QRZ, as the code/no-code and the pro/anti-ARRL groups have

Re: [DX-CHAT] After effects

2006-10-13 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Good question. Relatively Simple answers: (a) this 'omnibus' ruling combined a lot of petitions and NPRM's, and there are are many parts that some aren't aware of (b) the FCC did some things unexpected, such as expanding the 80/75 phone band all the way down to 3600 kHz, where most expected

Re: [DX-CHAT] After effects

2006-10-13 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
www.qsl.net/ve6lb/ - Original Message - From: Ron Notarius W3WN To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 7:52 AM Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] After effects Good question. Relatively Simple answers: (a) this 'omnibus' ruling combined a lot of petitions and NPRM's

[DX-CHAT] Waiting on the Other Shoe

2006-10-13 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
In reviewing comments made about the FCC changes, one thing that kept popping up was that the FCC allocated more (sometimes much more) space for voice operations than was initially asked for. For example, the original ARRL proposal was for an extra 25 kHz of phone on 75. The original FCC NPRM

RE: [DX-CHAT] query quad companies adr

2006-10-16 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Yes, Lightning Bolt ceased operations about a year ago. We don't expect them back. And they made some great antennas, more's the pity. 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Charles Harpole Sent: Monday, October 16, 2006 3:12 AM To:

RE: [DX-CHAT] thanks for the replies

2006-10-18 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Jim is absolutely right. Too many people gripe about the League when they have a specific issue with a staffer or a department in Newington. [And some of those gripes are very legitimate, I'm not trying to put them down]. And then you have the induhviduals like W9WHE and W1WY and a few other

[DX-CHAT] Off Base?

2006-11-01 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Bear with me a moment on this one, gang. I know some of you are also on the CQ-Contest reflector, where I've been involved the last few days (since the end of CQ WW) in a sometimes heated discussion over operating practices on 40 meters. The crux of the disagreement revolves around the actions

RE: [DX-CHAT] DX Clubs in the Northeast?

2006-11-05 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Not all of them make that big a splash. I know that you also have both the North Jersey South Jersey DXA's -- SJDXA also covers part of SE PA (Philly area). Both have web sites you can check into for more info. The Western PA DXA start dissolving a little less than 2 years ago, for a

RE: [DX-CHAT] 3E1A qsl???

2006-11-27 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
There's an on-going discussion on this over on the DX QSL Reflector. A few people have indicated that they have received their 3E1A QSL, others are still waiting for that one and for others from DJ7AA. Those receiving cards indicate both direct and via buro cards were answered. In addition, it

RE: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I've heard that some EU ops have received their cards, but to date, nothing reported received in NA. Hopefully they're not on the proverbial slow boat and are on their way... The only other thing I recall hearing or reading about 4O3T was some indirect comments regarding the operation in that

RE: [DX-CHAT] 4O3T

2006-11-28 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Correction! Don W0DM had a post last night on DX QSL that he HAS received the 403T QSL card via PA5O! So there's at least one out loose in NA! 73 -Original Message- From: Ron Notarius W3WN [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 6:00 PM To: dx-chat List Subject: RE

[DX-CHAT] H8A

2006-12-15 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Anyone know offhand if DL6MYL is still issuing cards for the H8A debacle back in 2002? I've sent in direct requests twice now, plus one via WF5L, and to date, nada. Just hate to throw away more shekels if it's a black hole... 73, ron w3wn Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems

RE: [DX-CHAT] Some hams just don't get it

2006-12-16 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Tell someone that they have tomato sauce on their face, and sooner or later, someone will take offense that you're making a derogatory remark about their character and/or background because they ate something from an Italian cuisine for lunch. It makes as much sense as if they were talking in

[DX-CHAT] FW: That Darn ARRL Did It Again!

2006-12-17 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
-Original Message- From: Ron Notarius W3WN [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 2:55 AM To: Subject: That Darn ARRL Did It Again! So, based on what I've been reading here, and actually for some time now since the phone band expansion was announced a few months back, let me

[DX-CHAT] Portable Tower Antennas

2006-12-18 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
For the last year and a half, my local club (spearheaded by our incoming President N3ZK... go to www.n3sh.org for details) has been raising funds to purchase a mobile tower/trailer. We arbitrarily divided the project into three phases -- Phase 1 was for the tower itself (we got a really good

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD

2006-12-21 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Sorry you feel that way Lou. However, I think you're grossly mistaken. If anything, I think the opposite will occur. Those who continue to operate on CW will do so because they enjoy it, not because they're trying to get their code speeds up to pass a test. It follows then that if it is

RE: [DX-CHAT] Orders for NEW IRCs

2006-12-23 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
So much for neither rain, nor SNOW, nor gloom of night... g 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Charlie, W0YG Sent: Saturday, December 23, 2006 4:40 PM To: DX-Chat Subject: [DX-CHAT] Orders for NEW IRCs For those that have ordered IRCs from

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD

2006-12-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
]; Ron Notarius W3WN; DX-Chat Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD Correction that was David Popkin. Norm Gertz wrote: Lou and Bill.I think that the FCC in those days hand picked the examiners.they were usually unsmiling and quite menacing to the young applicants. Most of the time the field

RE: [DX-CHAT] Merry Christmas

2006-12-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
And best of luck on your trip to C6 in a few weeks... gives me incentive to get up something for 160 before then! g 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Peter Dougherty Sent: Monday, December 25, 2006 9:25 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Cc:

[DX-CHAT] Fra - gee - lee... It Must Be Italian!

2006-12-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
As we all enjoy, in one form or another, the day (and Merry Christmas to all, BTW), let us take a moment to remember a ham who's words led to a book which led to the movie that is once again running a 24 hour holiday marathon -- if not the best holiday picture of the season, certainly the

RE: [DX-CHAT] The New York Times

2006-12-27 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
The New York TimesMuch better of an article than I expected. Thanks for the tip! What I don't understand, though, is this: Why is the dropping of the code element for testing automatically seen by so many as the imminent demise of our use of the code? Yes, testing will no longer be required,

RE: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD

2006-12-27 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Best to ask Joe himself how to handle this. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Tom Wylie Sent: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 9:17 AM To: DX-CHAT Subject: [DX-CHAT] VU7LD Am I reading the QSL info wrong? There is no mention of Buro cards and

RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't Tell Me, It Fell Off The Truck

2006-12-27 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
it, and personally arranged for two of our big corporate donations. He could have walked away with his hands thrown up in the air in disgust, but he stuck to it, fought for it, SUCCEEDED... and now this? 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Ron Notarius W3WN

RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't Tell Me, It Fell Off The Truck

2006-12-28 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Just got off the phone with N3ZK. *phew* The tower showed up today. Thank goodness! Inspection (and yes, they very carefully inspected it) showed that some bolts were missing, and there's a question about the winch, but that's all being taken care of. The actual tower appears unscathed.

RE: [DX-CHAT] QSLing KH6

2006-12-30 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
It happens. Not often. While KH6 isn't exactly rare, it is sought after. There are many ops out there who for one reason or another hand the QSL duties over to someone else. I could come up with a laundry list of reasons, as can many on the list, and we still wouldn't cover all of the

RE: [DX-CHAT] QSLing KH6

2006-12-30 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I have been privately blasted by a small number of amateurs over my reply comments earlier tonight. Apparantly these few feel that I am casting aspersions upon most or all KH6 amateurs because a number choose to use QSL managers. And an apology has been demanded by several of these. Now... I am

RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped operating suggestions?

2007-01-04 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Ranks right up there with a handful who make repeated ads on the cluster for their particular web sites or services. Irritating. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Barry Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 8:35 PM To: Dx-Chat Subject: [DX-CHAT]

RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped operating suggestions?

2007-01-05 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
- Original Message From: Ron Notarius W3WN [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Dx-Chat dx-chat@njdxa.org Sent: Friday, 5 January, 2007 2:06:28 AM Subject: RE: [DX-CHAT] Don't you hate when guys use the Cluster for DXped operating suggestions? Ranks right up there with a handful who make

RE: [DX-CHAT] DXTELNET

2007-02-09 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Windows XP Service Pack 2 by default sets up a firewall on your computer. Try turning that off or adjusting the settings. 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of EA6BH Bahia Azul Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 4:27 AM To:

RE: [DX-CHAT] Is this for real???

2007-02-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Is this for real???Yup. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of harris_ruben Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 11:19 AM To: dx-chat List Subject: [DX-CHAT] Is this for real??? Received today (via Google alert) Southgate Amateur Radio

[DX-CHAT] Rcvd: 6Y5WJ + LotW

2007-02-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Received yesterday: 6Y5WJ direct (~1 month turnaround) Confirmed via Logbook of the World: CT6A (CQ WW CW 2006) RN6HZ (2002 QSO) 73, ron w3wn Subscribe/unsubscribe, feedback, FAQ, problems http://njdxa.org/dx-chat To post a message, DX related items only, dx-chat@njdxa.org This is the

RE: [DX-CHAT] T77NN QSL Rte

2007-02-28 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Or T77NM? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of RUSSELL KELLAM JR Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:04 PM To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: [DX-CHAT] T77NN QSL Rte What is the QSL Rte for T77NN? Hane been listening for 30 min since my QSO and

RE: [DX-CHAT] T77NN QSL Rte

2007-02-28 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Russ, Can find no listing for T77NN, not even on the T7 call book online. Could it be Tony T77C that you worked? 73, ron w3wn -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of RUSSELL KELLAM JR Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 8:04 PM To:

[DX-CHAT] Administrivia: All DX Reflectors Are Not Created Equal

2007-03-05 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Once again, a gentle reminder to all that is against the reflector rules to post the same message to both DX NEWS and DX CHAT. NEWS is for just that: DX News and Information. CHAT is for discussion and commentary on News and Information. NEWS is for facts. CHAT is for opinions. Remember that

RE: [DX-CHAT] DX who QSL or not

2007-03-06 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Well Jerry, until recently, I never knew I was a member of the QSL Mafia either... thank goodness THAT thread on eHam fell off the radar. I think we have a few things in play here. First, we seem to have something of a breakdown in the last few years of the passing on of traditions -- not

RE: [DX-CHAT] DX who QSL or not

2007-03-06 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
it. No matter what we do, things will change. We shouldn't fight that, it's only natural, but perhaps some of the old values and traditions can be incorporated into the new ways and preserved for a while. 73, Jerry K3BZ - Original Message - From: Ron Notarius W3WN [EMAIL PROTECTED

RE: [DX-CHAT] Repeating message

2007-03-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I've gotten those every now and then and am starting to get them on a more regular basis lately. The perpetrator is using his amateur radio status as an excuse to get you to go to his web site and purchase artwork. I've heard from others who've gotten this UCE over the years (I think there was

[DX-CHAT] RE: [DX-NEWS] and another new one... (or even two...)...next step

2007-03-13 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
It depends. If the existing entity is removed (remember, we don't add anything to the deleted list anymore) and replaced with two new entitites, all credits for the existing FS/FJ entity are gone, and we'd all have to work the two new ones. Think Czechoslovakia before, Czech Republic and Slovak

[DX-CHAT] Denver in May

2007-03-19 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I've just found out that I'm going to be going to a work-related conference in Denver, CO May 22nd 23rd. I'll actually be arriving in Denver the afternoon before, May 21st. Any chance of getting together with any of the BARC gang or the Mile High DX'ers that night? (Hmmm... wonder what

RE: [DX-CHAT] Radio-Amateurs+ART

2007-03-20 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Translation: It's our own fault that he's spamming us, because we had the audacity to make our email addresses available somewhere on the Internet where Google or another search engine can find them. And he has no control over it. So if you don't like it, trash it or don't post your email

[DX-CHAT] eHam Post

2007-03-23 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Just came across an interesting post on eHam. It's under the classifieds section titled SCAM. In a nutshell, it's recounting an email received from CO8LY requesting monetary assistance for eyewear. I won't repeat the whole thing here, but you can find it by going to Classifieds and scanning

RE: [DX-CHAT] Re: N8S Online Logs

2007-04-07 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
All right. Let's put a stop to this right now. Folks, forgive me if I seem a little cranky, I just got back from a 12 hour stay at the hospital (the wife is fine, although her appendix was granted a trial separation around 0700 Z). Still, I see that a few tempers are starting to flare up, and

RE: [DX-CHAT] QSL problems

2007-04-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
John, I don't know who you're alluding to as the greenstamp collector. But I've worked HC8N many, many times over the years, and the manager (W5UE) has always been reasonably prompt with a QSL card. I know he had some difficulties due to flooding around the time of Katrina, but my understanding

RE: [DX-CHAT] N8S

2007-04-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Well Mike, look on the bright side... and remember, you can't make this stuff up... Friday evening my wife went into the hospital with appendicitis; all is well, and she came home late Sunday, but between one thing and another... Monday afternoon I came down with a bad stomach flu (oh yes, it's

[DX-CHAT] Coax

2007-04-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Any suggestions on where to get good coax at a reasonable price without waiting 5 weeks for Dayton? Preferably Beagle-proof? The puppy destroyed my spliced in section today... and dug up and chewed up most of the ~60' RG8X run. I am not a happy camper. My daughter has pleaded for mercy, so I

RE: [DX-CHAT] Coax

2007-04-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
!) 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Mike(W5UC) Kathy(K5MWH) Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:31 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; DX Chat Reflector Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Coax At 05:57 PM 4/12/2007, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Any suggestions on where

RE: [DX-CHAT] Coax

2007-04-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Ron Notarius W3WN Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 6:58 PM To: DX Chat Reflector Subject: [DX-CHAT] Coax Any suggestions on where to get good coax at a reasonable price without waiting 5 weeks for Dayton? Preferably Beagle-proof

RE: [DX-CHAT] Coax

2007-04-12 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote: Now, if anyone needs some short sections of unchewed RG-8X, let me know! OOPS, hold it, hold it, HOLE-DIT! There is the problem right there. I find the dog not guilty, and place all responsibility on your shoulders. For some unknown reason the squirrels found the RG8-X

RE: [DX-CHAT] n8s logs

2007-04-14 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
There was a note on DL5NAM's site (if I recall correctly) last night to the effect that the N8S log had been taken out of the main list due to the demand, but there was a separate radio button on the left to bring that up. And it worked, I saw that my friends W3WH KQ3DX both made multiple Q's

[DX-CHAT] Re: U.S. Postal rates set to go up

2007-04-26 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Pete, If the ARRL or DXCC desk were to mandate LotW posting for DXCC approval, you would hear even more screaming from a certain small but vocal element of the DX community. And frankly, mandating it would probably backfire on the League. I just can't see them doing it. The continual increase

RE: [DX-CHAT] Re: U.S. Postal rates set to go up

2007-04-27 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Ah, but the DX manager wouldn't neccesarily have to. It is now possible to automate even the printing of the QSL cards, so that a DX Manager wouldn't have to sit there with thousands upon thousands of labels to process (just see the card I sent you for your C6A op as a perfect example). At the

Re: [DX-CHAT] BS7H

2007-05-02 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Let us not also forget that, sad to say, there are those amongst the licensed multitude who... shall we say don't have all of their ducks in a row? All of their marbles? A few bricks shy of a load? They either don't (or can't) know better; or due to some twisted logic that exists only in

RE: [DX-CHAT] Best BS7H quote I have seen

2007-05-07 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Because of scheduling (I haven't been in the new job long enough to take a day or three off to work DX -- yet), I only had one shot at BS7H... Saturday morning. KQ3DX was kind enough to loan me his shack for about 2 hours, which was during their opening to the East Coast (the opening might have

RE: [DX-CHAT] DXing pioneers

2007-05-07 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
About 4-5 years ago. He showed up at Dayton, attended the DX Forum, publicly apologized for his transgressions and to many that he had wronged way back when, and announced that he'd identified a new one and was working with some other DX'ers to activate it. Haven't seen or heard a word from him

RE: [DX-CHAT] DXing pioneers

2007-05-07 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I do believe he's sitting in a California penal institution awaiting trial on credit fraud. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of harris_ruben Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 3:47 PM To: dx-chat List Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] DXing pioneers O Romeo,

RE: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts)

2007-05-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Barry, Let's not forget that rules changes in the last few years, including but not limited to the DXCC 2000 rules rewrite, will prevent the equivalents of many of the stupid or questionable entities from ever coming into existance again. Until the next re-write or amendment, of course... and

RE: [DX-CHAT] BS7H thoughts

2007-05-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Well, here's the thing: As I recall (Bernie et al correct me if I'm wrong), there was a lot of discussion about what to do about countries and the very beginning of what became the DXCC 2000 rewrite. And there was a school of thought that strongly suggested starting everyone over on 1 Jan 2000

RE: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts)

2007-05-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Palmyra was always privately held. It's just held now by a nature preservation group instead of a family. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Joe Subich, W4TV Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 4:46 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]; dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject:

RE: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts)

2007-05-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Sounds like WorldRadio's Worked 100 Nations award. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Dan Zimmerman N3OX Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:45 PM To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: Re: [DX-CHAT] Stupid countries (formerly BS7H thoughts) Why do you

RE: [DX-CHAT] BS7H thoughts

2007-05-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
(delete OR add entities) for quite long period, OR the mess will continue?!?!?! CU in the Z7 Z9 pile-up's :) All the best Have nice day! Stay Tuned GL on SIX !!! 73 GLDX!!!de: Mome - Z32ZM http://www.qsl.net/z32zm - Original Message - From: Ron Notarius W3WN

RE: [DX-CHAT] More Shepherd Trivia

2007-06-01 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Oh, please, that's an easy one: I, Libertine by 'Frederick Ewing' Shep had his loyal listeners, aka The Night People, request so many copies of the non-existant book that it actually started to shoot up the best seller lists! -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL

RE: [DX-CHAT] What! BS7H LOTW

2007-06-10 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Gentlemen, Considering that this has the potential to become a volatile matter in a hurry: This is a Reminder that you must keep thing civil on this reflector. Notch back the volume, please, and let's not get too personal! 73, ron w3wn administrator, dx chat Subscribe/unsubscribe,

RE: [DX-CHAT] Help

2007-06-19 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Check the BAMA (Boat Anchor Manual Archives) site. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Anil Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 11:33 PM To: dx-chat@njdxa.org Subject: [DX-CHAT] Help Hello, can anybody send me service manual of Hallicrafter SX 25

RE: [DX-CHAT] Gitmo

2007-06-22 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
I wonder if the news media realizes the difference? But I think the closure only affects the detention center; I can't see the military abandoning Guantanamo Bay letting control revert back to Cuba anytime soon! 73 -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: [DX-CHAT] Gitmo

2007-06-22 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Keep the volume down on the subject gang, please. If you wish to discuss the international political ramifications of whether or not Guantanamo Bay (the detention center, the base, and/or both), that's you business, but this is not the place for it. I believe the intent of the

Re: [DX-CHAT] Gitmo

2007-06-23 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Rather than try to enhance Steve's eloquence... What he said. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:08 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [DX-NEWS] Re: [DX-CHAT] Gitmo This thread is officially

[DX-CHAT] Administrivia

2007-06-23 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Gang, In light of recent events, I've been asked to remind everyone that only the administrators of DX CHAT -- that is, myself; Steve KF2TI; and Urb W2DEC -- enforce NJDXA policies towards posts on the reflector. [Steve Urb also do so on DX NEWS. I do not there, only here.] If you have an

[DX-CHAT] OT: Calling London

2007-06-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Sorry for the OT post, but if one of our UK members (especially one living in or near London) could spare a few moments and contact me directly, I need some help tracking down my brother's phone number. (Caller ID doesn't record overseas numbers) Seems that when the boss transcribed it into the

RE: [DX-CHAT] Address change HS0ZCW

2007-06-26 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Charles, If you'd like a US QSL manager, I'm available. It will only cost you a sked or two so that I can finally work HS! 73, ron w3wn -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Charles Harpole Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 10:18 AM To:

[DX-CHAT] Re: London Calling - Problem Solved!

2007-06-26 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
My thanks to all who helped out in my quest to track down my brother, and especially to Dave G4GED and Dave G0OIL, both of whom independently and almost simultaneously let me know what the problem was: The area code for the part of London my brother lives in changed! And I thought that only

RE: [DX-CHAT] A public apology to NC1L

2007-07-24 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Without, for obvious reasons, getting into the specifics... you'd be surprised at who all is a member of this list. And others. (I was shocked when a certain public official from a certain regulatory agency posted a comment to another reflector last week... had no idea he was a member. But I

RE: [DX-CHAT] DXCC Yearbook

2007-07-25 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
What he said (Pete beat me to it)... but let me add this: I have read over the years that when statistics are compiled for the political goniffs at the US Capitol, on average a single letter from a single person (not an email, phone call, form letter, or name on a petition) is considered

RE: [DX-CHAT] 7O

2007-08-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
In essence, there are two criteria that have to be met for ANY DX operation to be valid: (1) Proof that you were actually there -- a given for residents, appropriate official documentation (like a passport or visa stamp amongst others), a legacy of the W9WNV (2) Proof that you had proper

RE: [DX-CHAT] 7O and the ARRL

2007-08-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
That may have been true in the distant past, from what I recall from when I was first licensed. I do not believe that to be true today, especially since the implementation of the current DXCC rules (aka DXCC 2000), contrary to rumor. Besides... they can't evaluate sufficient proof or operation

[DX-CHAT] Languague

2007-08-11 Thread Ron Notarius W3WN
Folks: A reminder that certain language is not permitted on this reflector. We aim to keep things civil and family oriented. A recent post crossed the line on two levels -- language and tone. That matter has been dealt with. Please do not repeat that type of language here. If you feel you

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