Adam ate the fruit only after Eve had been egging
him on to do it. ! That was pretty early on in things...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 10:19
Subject: Re: LF: QRSS origin
Assuming one accepts evolution
there was an egg before there was a chicken. But the egg wasn't a chicken-egg
(it was the egg of some kind of pre-chicken). The first chicken-egg however
was laid by the first chicken. So the egg was there before the chicken but the
chicken was there before the chicken-egg.
For those who don't accept
evolution it more simple : the chicken is first mentioned in Noë's arch, the
chicken-egg at the Last Supper. So the chicken was there first.
back to LF ...
73, Rik ON7YD
At 19:34 15/08/2004 -0500,
I vote for the chicken. Where else
would the egg come from? :-D
Mike Dennison wrote:
I originated the term QRSS many years ago in an e-mail to
The helpful addition of the number to denote the dot length
came much later when slower speeds became popular for
working DX, but I don't know its origin.
I recall a discussion about how to best specify the QRSS speed on the
Lowfer mail list. This must have been over 5 years ago. I
the message archives on qth.net but the messages prior to 2000 are not
there. John, W1TAG, was the first I remember to use the QRSS(#)
About the same time Alberto released a new version of Argo or Spectran
which included the QRSS speed. Also I don't know which came first,
chicken or the egg.