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From: "Duane Fischer" <dfischer@tir.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 18:04:13 -0500
Subject: [SWL] Books For The Blind
Message-Id: <199902252308.SAA15887@alastair.tir.com>



	
Hi All, 	
	
I am totally blind.  There are many nice books on swl, dissertations on a
particular receiver brand and excellent material on the technical side of
lie written. Unfortunately, most of these are not recorded by the Library
Of congress for reading by the blind.  Probably because there is not enough
demand.  	
	
Well, I would like to know if any of you are aware of any that have been
recorded on cassette for general reading, such as in your car as you cruise
down the road. 	
	
Additionally, are any of them available in ascii format as a text file? 
Then a blind person could look up material of particular interest by
utilizing the find feature of a word processing program.  	
	
Thanks for your input!  Good DX!	
	
Incidentally, on the HCA web site, (Hallicrafters Collectors Association),
hallicrafters.org there are five of my QSL cards from 1961.  Including one
from Radio Moscow depicting Sputnik #1 circling the world. Check them out!	
	
Duane Fischer W8DBF  WPE8CXO	
w8dbf@hallicrafters.org   
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From: Wolfgang LOEHNERT <oe1olb@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 03:45:34 -0500
Subject: [SWL] CQ160 metre SSB SWL Contest
Message-ID: <199902250345_MC2-6BCB-4DA9@compuserve.com>


---------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht ----------
           (Forwarded News)

Von:	Bob Treacher, INTERNET:brs32525@compuserve.com
(Originally from:)

Betreff:CQ160 metre SSB SWL Contest
(Re:)

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the CQ160 metre SSB SWL Contest
takes place this weekend.  The rules are attached (the CW leg has already
passed!).

There is always a great deal of European activity during this contest, and
for those who set their alarms there is Stateside/Caribbean activity, too
(as long as conditions are OK).

Try to take a listen at 2200z on Friday 26th February (when the contest
starts) as the band will sound like 20m!

For those with low 160m SSB scores, this weekend really presents a good
opportunity to add some new DXCC countries.

If there are any questions, you can e-mail me at <brs32525@compuserve.com>

Good Luck and I look forward to your logs.

73

Bob
BRS32525
CQ160 SWL Director


SWL RULES FOR THE 1999 CQ WORLD-WIDE 160 METER DX CONTEST


Short Wave Listeners around the World are invited to take part
in the 1998 CQ World-Wide 160 metre DX Contests.  The objective
is to hear as many countries, U.S states and Canadian provinces
as possible on the 160 metre band.

When: CW: 2200z 29 January to 1600z 31 January 1998.
     SSB: 2200z 26 February to 1600z 28 February 1998.

Sections: Single and multi-operator sections.  Single operator stations
MUST NOT use the Packet
Custer or Web Cluster.

Scoring: Stations from the SWLs own country count 2 points. 
Stations from other countries in the same continent as the SWL
count 5 points.  Stations from countries in other continents
count 10 points.

Multiplier: Each DXCC country (not W and VE), U.S state and
Canadian Province heard counts as a multiplier.  Countries are
those on the current DXCC list plus additional countries from the
WAE list (IT9, GM Shetland Is, etc).

Final Score: Total points multiplied by the total number of
multipliers (DX countries, states and provinces).

Awards:  Certificates of merit will be sent to
the winner, runner-up and third placed SWL in each section and the
leading listener in each DXCC country providing the listener has
at least 25% of the winner's score.

Logs: Logs should show Date, Time (UTC), station heard, SWLs RS(T)
report of station heard [no report shall be less than 33(9) and reports are
not expected to be 59(9) in every case], station worked,
multiplier, points.  Any unmarked duplicate will lose 10 times
the logging value.  Any log which the Contest Director considers is not
within the spirit of the
contes will be excluded from the Results listing.  IBM and MS-DOS
compatible logs will be
accepted.  A Multiplier check list MUST be provided.
     
Entries: CW Logs MUST be postmarked no later than 1 March
1999; SSB logs MUST be postmarked no later than 29 March 1999.  
Entries to CQ160 SWL Contest Director, Bob Treacher BRS32525,
93 Elibank Road, Eltham, London SE9 1QJ, ENGLAND.
Please enclose 2 IRC or $1 if you want a copy of the Results
Booklet that will be prepared.  Please indicate SSB or CW on the 
envelope.
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From: Wolfgang LOEHNERT <oe1olb@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 03:05:50 -0500
Subject: [SWL] Prediction Homepages
Message-ID: <199902250306_MC2-6BCD-C640@compuserve.com>


Some homepages

Predictions and Prediction Software:

http://elbert.its.bldrdoc.gov/hf.html
http://www.ips.gov.au/papers/richard/ssnpred.html
http://www.snafu.de/~j.kubiak/
http://www.dwelle.de:80/today/ionosph_e.html  (English)
http://www.dwelle.de:80/today/ionosph_d.html  (German)
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