• from page 18 LEAKY LINES proper examination. Why propose Quant itative growth w hile running the real risk o f a reductio n in quality? Why should the back door be opened for unqualified persons to slip through and get amateur privileges? No on e slops anyfrom page 44 l or Service, and radio co mmunications throughout Australia In general. Today, thanks largely to the efforts of John Flynn, every cattle statron and settlement In the Australian outback has radio communications. Flyn n spent his who le worxing life In the outback helping others, no matter wnet nationality o r co lor. Last year was the 100th year since the birth of John Fl ynn, and t he Al ice Spri ngs Community College Radio Club had 2,000 c ertificates printed in memory of this great man. Amateur o perators worldwide are encouraged to perncicete In recognizing the achieveme nts of such a radio pioneer. AWARDS W2NSD/i body from becoming an erneteur. Why should a special route be opened for those who are unwilling to exert enough effort to earn the privilege? And a lthough the ARRl appears to be viewing the matter from the position that It will act In accordance with the w ishes of the membership, it is very To qualify, all VK stations must make three co ntacts with Alice Springs c lub members; all other stations o f the w or ld must log at least two contacts with Allee Springs c lub members. The award is also available 10 SW L stations who can log at least 3 station contacts heard. There are no band or mode restrictions for the award. Listen for VKBs. To apply, have your contacts with the VKBs of the Allee Springs club verified by at least two radio amateurs o r a local c lub secretary. Keep in mind tnat the same si al ion may be worked more than once if the contacts are separated by 24 hours. En c lo se you r application along with a donalion of $3.00 to NEVER SAY DIE editorial by Wayne Green clear that in raising uncertainty about it at all , instead of opposing It from the outset, it is placing ham radio in possible jeopardy. By expressing unqualified opposition at once, the League would have served notice that it believes the Commission grievously wrong. And it is about lime Ihat someone stood up to the FCC for a change. Many FCC proposals In recent years have shown rather cl early that the Commission Is not overly tmpressed with the necessity of saleguarding the conti nued existence of amateur radio, at the Awards Manager. All funds generated by this award will be given to charity. send your application to: ASCCRC Awards Manager, PO Box 2953, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Au stralia 5750. VK8 OUTBACK AUSTRALIAN AWARD My thanks goes to Laurie Day VK8LD for forwarding the retest details about Ihe very popular VKB Outback Australian Award. To qualify for the award, applicants must make contacts with members 01 the Alice Springs Community College Radio Club. VK statio ns and SWLs must contact at least 6 cl ub members; all others must make a minimum of 3club member contacts. To be valid, all contacts must have been made after December 1, 1979. There are no band or mode restrictio ns. involved with things like hi-fi, car s t e reo, c alcula tors, digital watches, radar detectors,televieron sets, VTRs, and dirty-movie video cassettes. They had one whole room devoted to porno cassettes! There were a few m icrocomputer exhibits... such as the A list of club members c an be obtained by sending your releast not as we have known it. I be lieve thai the d igital licensing proposal is one of the most dangerous ever made, and I exhort all amateurs to ponder well what it can mean in terms of the survival of our hobby. It must be resoundingly opposed, and ARRL directors must be made aware that their consutuents are solidly against it. Our League must take a position consistent with the wi shes of its membership, for if it fa il s to do this, tt no lo nger deserves to be co nsidered the lead ing representative body in ham radio. quest with 3 1RCs or $1.00. Fees for the award are: $2.00 for VKs; $2.50 l or DX stations. Forward your net of contacts, verifi ed by t wo fellow amateurs, to The Awards Manager, VK8 Outback Australian Award, PO Box 2953, Ali ce Springs, Northern Terri· tory, Aust ralia 5750. HAMVENTION STATION WD8EOL and WBILC have tnformed us that special-event station WBBI wm be operating from the Dayton Amateur Rad io Associatio n's co mmunications van on Hamvention days, April 24, 25, and 26, 1981 . Special Dayton Hamvenl io n certificates w ill be sent to anyone co ntacting WBBI w ho sends a large stamped envelope. send aSL to WaBI (special event stalion), P.O. Box 44, Dayton OH 45401 . Frequencies: 14.295, 7.230, and 7.125 (CW). Times: Friday, April 24, 1800- 2200 UTC; Saturday, Ap ril 25, 1400- 2200 UTC; and Sunday, April 26, 1400-1800 UTC. new H·P personal computer system, the new color Commodore system, T.I., At ari, Mattei, Bally, NEC, c aste, Panaso nic, Quasar, APF . . . etc. Apple wa sn't there, but I d id run into Steve Jobs, who recently became a multlmillionaire w hen t he App le stock we nt on the market. Every from pageS Like anything el se, If you are going to make money at gambling you should know more than the information you get in Reader's Digest. The fa ct Is that there are a number of very good books on the subject of gambling .. . and on how to win. The furtherfaclls that If you know how to gamble 120 73 Magazine . April, 1981 and have some experience, you ca n win consistently. I'm not just talking about counting the cards at 21, wh ich is old hat by now ... I'm talking about craps. Not having done my homework __ . and not really having much time.. . 1avoided the gambling this trip. CES has nothing whatever for the ham business. It is mostly DXPEDITION CALENOAR To better serve our rea ders we are considering beginning a DXpedition Cal end ar. If yo u are interested in having your operation included in this li sting, please include loca tions, dates, call signs, frequencies, operat ing hours, aSL info, etc., along with the name of a perso n to contact if there are any quest ions about the o peration. Please send your DXped ition inlo to Editoria l Offices, 73 Magazine, Pine Street, Peterborough NH 03458, attention: DX Calendar.
NET OPERATIONS We would like to accumulate a list of active nets and their purposes for a possible directory. II you are Interested in having your net operation listed, type or print (neatly) Its particulars (purpo se, dates, frequencies, etc.) along with the name of so meo ne to contact should there be any questions. Depend Ing on the respon se, a very comprehensive special-interest directory could result. If you would like to participate, write to Editorial Offices, 73 Magazine, Pine Street, Peterborough NH 03458, attention: Net Operations. HAM LICENSE CLASSES If you 0; your club are giving or p lanning to give cod e and theory cl asses, p lease let us know. Include dates of each session, license classes taught, and the name of someone to contact for complete information. Wit h this, we c an perhaps direct an aspiring amateur to a nearby class. More than one ham has been asked about hel ping a beginner or a ham who wish es to upgrade and was unaware that the club across town was having classes. If you would like to have your c lasses listed, please write to Editorial Offices, 73 Magazine, Pine Street, Peterborough NH 03458, attention: License Classes. time the Apple stock drops one point he loses about S5 million . . .how'd you like to be In that position? A lot of the consumer electronics magazines were there. I got to see a recent issue of 8-9 ... now shrunk to 72 pages, with just 12 pages of advertising .. . even thinner than onComputing, with its 15 pages of ad s. CB Magazine Is really looking good, with its increased ham crt- entation ... thus encouraging CBers to move on into hamming. Gordon West, the CB editor, has rebounded well after his ex perie nce with the ARRl. Apparently the shafting was otscussed at length at SAROC. WEST QUESTIONS Since a lot of amateurs get all bent out o f shape at any mannon of the League, let's steer clear o f that organization ent irely. Besides, I'm really sick of hearing the ol d saw that I am anu-teacue. I'm anti the bad guys, no matter where they are ... in Washington, Newington, or Oregon. Now, to cases. Gordon West, the ed itor of CB Magazine, recently ran for office in a national club and was refused the right at the last moment to have his votes counted by that club's general manager. Attempts at getting a rational explan ation of this weird and seemingly oretatorial move have so far been frustrated. Please then consider th is a general call: If anyone In the readership of this magazine knows the real reason for this move, please write It up so it can be published. Please send this information to all ham maqe. zines and let's see wh ich have the guts to pr int the fact s. I am in need of a service manual on military transmitter T368D1URT. I will copy and retu rn or possibly purchase outright. Thank you. A. K. Seput KA2AYS 258 Hillside Avenue Palisades Partt NJ 07650 (201)-461-9169 after 7:00 pm Can anyone help me locate ln. formation on a Harrison Laboretones model 510 regulated power supply (0-36 V, 10 A)? A manual or sc hematic would help and I will gladly pay for reproduction costs. Many Th anks. James O. Dickinson W4llF 1408 Monmouth Court West Richmond VA 23233 I need a manual for an Elco capac it ance meter, model 955. I' ll pay for photocopying or will copy and pay postage both wa ys. I also need a power transformer and/or schematic showing power transformer for a Hal licrafters SX·9 receiver. Stale co st of t ransformer in firsl leller, please. All letters or calls answered. Call collect. Emes t C. Wankowskl KBSOJ 5510B Follett Road Fort 5111 OK 73503 (405)-248-6630 after 1800 CST HAM HELP I need a copy o f the manual for the National NCX-3-an original or photoc opy would be fine. I'll pay costs. W. Dennis W1WA Box 1103 Marblehead MA 01945 All Armenian amateur radio operators interested in getting together on the ARARAT Net, please contact me for sked and information. Stefan Karadlan N8BGD 7127 Brookridge Drlva West Bloomfield MI 48033 Wanted are any of the Co llins speakers, models 312A·1, 312B·1 , or 2700-3, along with a Collins gear-reduction kn ob like thai used on the 75A ser ies o f recew. ere and KW5-1 transmitters. AI· so desperately wanted Is a copy of the Instruction and/or service manual for a Roberts 770X tape rec order. Will pay c ash to have manual copied or would take a used book wi th all pages. Many thanks. Ciano R. E. Strachan C6ANI PO Box N4106 Nassau NP, Bahamas I need operating manual number TM11·582Q.358-1 0 for the R390A military receiver. I will pay for copies or pay postage both ways. Thank you very much. Harold Shernn KA9BPS 951 Christina Court Plainfield IN 46168 I need information and a schematic for a Golden Falcon model 150 power amplifier. I need to know frequency ranges and any other informat ion. E. l. Sandefur N6DSZ 17711 Van Buren St., I#E Huntington Beach CA 92647 Is there anyone out there who can lend or copy the circ uit eragram and other info for a model 830 oecmoscc c e.wobb ut etc r made by Triumph Ma nutacturing Co., Ch icago, 1111nolS(19500r ear lier)? Tha nks. ladd SaJor W2KGV 767 lomas Street Port 51. lucie Fl 33452 I am looking tor sc hematic diagrams for the following radios: E.F. Johnson Viking Ranger (maroon and grey c ase), Navy type CRI-43Q44 (TBY-6), RT·70, and AM-65 (Mil.) I am also looking for someone with at least a General class license who is willing to give the Novic e test to 6 or 7 people. I and a few o ther club members do not have li censes and we have been waiting to take ou r tests for a long t ime. The school Is located in lower Manhattan near 14th SI. Thank you. Timothy O'Neill, President x evrer High School ARC 1753 Ryder SI. Brooklyn NY 11234 I am looking l or RII mods for the Heath HW-8 CW tra nsceiver and the Heath HW-32 20m stngle Bander. I would al so be inte r ested in other mods. Thanks. Bm Graham N8BMK Box A223A, At. 5 Paris KY 40361 An y amateur who Is a current or former member o f the United States Army Signa l Corps who has served with, or been a t. tached to, Royal Signals is invited to become a member of th e Royal Signals Amateur Radio Society. Those who wish to apply for membership should write to me for application forms and further details. Capt. J. Cooper G3DPS Vice-President, RSARS " Belm l els", Old Od lham Road Alton, Hanl s GU34 4BP, England I need meter and matotena nce instructions with parts li st for a TS-375A1U vacuum-tube voltmeter. I also need an oven (Ret. S-105) with or without S.MHz crystal for a I S-1B6DIUP frequency meter. Elmer H. Melvin WA8DJY 5050 New Marital Rd. Hillsboro OH 45133 73 Magazine . April, 1981 121