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New Mexico QSO Party -- April 9

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

The 2022 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 9 from 8:00am MDT until 8:00pm MDT, and all Hams across New Mexico are invited to participate.  Amateur radio operators from across the United States -- and the world -- will be seeking New Mexicans on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters during the event period, looking especially to work hams in as many New Mexico counties as possible.  The Land of Enchantment will essentially be the "DX" on this day, making for a great time for all who participate.  Last year hundreds of amateur radio operators around the world participated, including around 100 New Mexico hams and 15 New Mexico amateur radio clubs from 32 of New Mexico’s 33 counties.

We are looking for hams — like yourself! — within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2022 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire event.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home.  Combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity or invite a group of friends to your shack for a multi-op operation.  Hit the road as a mobile station and activate multiple counties which create much needed -- and appreciated -- point multipliers for everyone who participates in the QSO Party.  Use this event as an opportunity to introduce a neighbor or friend to ham radio.  Or rally friends and club members to set up, Field Day style, as part of the special expedition category.

ATTENTION HAM CLUBS: The New Mexico QSO Party is a superb club-building activity, and there are two special awards available just for clubs.  The first is a plaque that will be awarded to the New Mexico club with the highest aggregate score submitted by its members. Another plaque will be awarded to the New Mexico Club whose members activate the highest aggregate number of New Mexico counties around the state. It doesn't matter what operating category your members participate in, or for how long; each entrant just needs to clearly mark their club name in their individual logs and your club will be automatically entered. Complete details in the New Mexico QSO Party rules.

This year's event is hosted by the Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club.  Great-looking plaques will be awarded and participation certificates will be available for those desiring one.  Complete details, rules, prize information, and more can be found on the New Mexico QSO Party website at www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org 

PLEASE SHARE YOUR PLANS (even if tentative)! Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, as a mobile, or portable?  Even if tentative at this point, please visit www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org and let us know what county (or counties) you plan to operate from so we can list you on the NM QSO Party website’s activation table and interactive map.  Our goal is to have as many hams as possible operating from all of New Mexico counties during the event.

Please help spread the word about the 2022 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.

Thanks and 73,
Brian N5ZGT
New Mexico QSO Party website: www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org 


New Mexico TechFest -- This Saturday

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings — 

There is still time to register for the 2022 New Mexico TechFest, which takes place this Saturday, March 5.  This year’s speaker lineup is outstanding and we are hoping to add a seventh presentation to the schedule.  Check out the attached PDF file for presentation abstracts and speaker bios!

Hosted by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM), the New Mexico TechFest features a day of quality presentations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s (and beyond) leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  The purpose of TechFest is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

TechFest is open to all interested hams.  Advanced registration is required.  Registration is $10 with proceeds offsetting event related expenses…see website for details.

Due to an unexpected venue price increase and earlier concerns about the omicron variant, this year's event will be conducted virtually via the professional Zoom Webinar interface.  We can't wait to return to our much preferred in-person format and a new venue in 2023.  Until then, join us from the comfort of your home!  A video camera is not required.

Event registration closes at 12:00 Noon MST this Friday.  Visit the New Mexico TechFest website at http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest for event details including the schedule of events, prize lineup, and online registration.  We look forward to your participation!

73,
Brian N5ZGT
President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico


New Mexico TechFest -- Online registration is open!

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings — 

This note is to announce that the presentation lineup for this year’s New Mexico TechFest has been released.  In addition, online registration for the event is now OPEN!

Please visit https://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest to view the lineup, read the abstracts, learn about this year's speakers, and register to attend TechFest.

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM) is pleased to announce its eighth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Due to an unexpected venue price increase and earlier concerns about the omicron variant, this year's event will be conducted virtually via the professional Zoom Webinar interface (we can't wait to return to our much preferred in-person format and a new venue in 2023).

TechFest features a day of quality presentations and demonstrations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s (and beyond) leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

TechFest is open to all interested hams.  Admission is $10.  Proceeds will offset event related expenses…see website for details.

Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event.  In addition, this year’s TechFest strives to launch of a pico balloon (weather permitting), intended to travel across the country and possibly the world while carrying a VHF APRS beacon.  Hams will be able to track the location of this balloon online once launched.

Lots of information awaits you at the New Mexico TechFest (http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest).  We look forward to your participation!

73,
Brian N5ZGT


Re: [MCSAR] Open repeater schematic

KC7QY
 

The value of the foil hat can't be underestimated. Surprised your repeaters work without one.

Jim KC7QY


On Sunday, February 13, 2022, 12:21:42 PM MST, Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:




 

All these repeaters I built over the years and finally figured out what’s missing.

I left off the compass, fire flies,  and the foil hat.

 

 

 

 

 


[MCSAR] Open repeater schematic

Michael Daly
 



 

All these repeaters I built over the years and finally figured out what’s missing.

I left off the compass, fire flies,  and the foil hat.

 

 

 

 

 


New Mexico TechFest -- Presentation call reminder

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings — 

If you are interested in providing a presentation at the 2022 New Mexico TechFest, this is a kind reminder to submit your summary/abstract before Friday,  February 18, just about a week from now.

CALL FOR TECHFEST PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: The New Mexico TechFest is seeking presentations and demos on emerging and relevant amateur radio technical topics, techniques, and applications.   If you’ve been working on a special project, are researching a technical topic, or have discovered or adopted a technology or technique that you’re applying within amateur radio, TechFest is a great venue to share your knowledge with the amateur radio community in a casual and friendly environment.  Presentations will generally be 50 minutes in total length.  We will be happy to assist you with conducting your presentation virtually.  Visit the New Mexico TechFest website for submission details and key dates.

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM) is pleased to announce its eighth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  TechFest features a day of quality presentations and demonstrations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

Due to a short notice and prohibitive cost increase at Techfest’s traditional venue and ongoing COVID related mandates related to large indoor events, this year’s event will be conducted virtually. 

TechFest is open to all interested hams.  Admission is $10 (proceeds will offset event related expenses detailed on the event website).  Online registration will open on February 20, when the event’s lineup of presentations and demonstrations is announced.  Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event.

Additional details about the New Mexico TechFest, for both attendees and potential presenters, can be found at http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest  

We hope to see you at TechFest 2022.

73,
Brian N5ZGT (President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico)



2022 New Mexico TechFest -- Call for Presentations

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings — 

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM) is pleased to announce its eighth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  TechFest features a day of quality presentations and demonstrations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

Due to a short notice and prohibitive cost increase at Techfest’s traditional venue and ongoing COVID related mandates related to large indoor events, this year’s event will be conducted virtually. 

TechFest is open to all interested hams.  Admission is $10 (proceeds will offset event related expenses detailed on the event website).  Online registration will open on February 20, when the event’s lineup of presentations and demonstrations is announced.  Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event.

CALL FOR TECHFEST PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: The New Mexico TechFest is seeking presentations and demos on emerging and relevant amateur radio technical topics, techniques, and applications.   If you’ve been working on a special project, are researching a technical topic, or have discovered or adopted a technology or technique that you’re applying within amateur radio, TechFest is a great venue to share your knowledge with the amateur radio community in a casual and friendly environment.  Presentations will generally be 50 minutes in total length.  Hams interested in providing a presentation or demonstration are asked to submit a summary/abstract of their proposed topic for consideration by February 13, 2022. We will be happy to assist you with conducting your presentation virtually.  Visit the New Mexico TechFest website for submission details and key dates.

Additional details about the New Mexico TechFest, for both attendees and potential presenters, can be found at http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest  A printable event flyer for posting on ham listserves, your club’s website, or your club’s newsletter is attached.

We hope to see you at TechFest 2022.

73,
Brian N5ZGT (President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico)




Re: contest logging dilemma

John Klem
 

Thanks for making the rules clear, and I appreciate the guidance on contest logging and the role judgement plays in error rate.  I hope to develop and apply better judgement over time.  It would also be interesting to understand the relative contributions of various factors (operator inexperience, slow QSO rate vs. changing band conditions, QRM, etc.) on digital error rates.

Regarding non-contest QSO verification, I'd argue applying the "know the Q is made" rule is going to leave valid QSOs unconfirmed and make exchanges unnecessarily long, and is therefore wasteful.  I guess we'll debate that one another time.

73,

John, AA5PR

On 1/20/2022 7:59 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Welcome to the 'wonderful' world of digital contesting where nobody knows for sure if QSOs are complete or not.  Between the problem you mentioned (which, to be fair, is not limited to digital Qs) and the guys sending RR73 on meteor scatter and over marginal paths, it's a miracle any valid Qs are logged at all.  The behavior of WSJTs auto sequencing doesn't help this situation.  It was certainly programmed by someone with little knowledge of weak signal operation.

This is one where you have to go with your gut feel on each Q.  Questions like, ...who did I work ?  ... what's my experience with him ?  need to be considered.  Then, how do you interpret the rules for logging a contest Q ?  Are you liberal or strict ?

What I'm saying, is it's on "you" the op, to decide how valid each Q is.  If you're wrong in a contest and the other guy sends in his log, it's not just an ethical thing (..am I taking improper credit that might be used toward some award ?).  You will be docked that Q and a penalty and your score will go down, with the possibility of being disqualified if you choose poorly enough times.

I lived my contesting life in the multi-op arena and differentiated my performance with my fellow ops by comparing error rates.  I was very proud to have an extremely low error and my approach to logging was influenced by that.  Others were not so inclined.  You'll have to make the call.  This happens much more with digital Qs and average error rates are going way up.

As far as trying to verify Qs after the fact, that is totally against the rules and unacceptable.  I consider that true even outside contests.  One is supposed to know the Q is made WHEN YOU MAKE IT.  That's one of the reasons LoTW is 'blind' and internet chat room Qs are cheapening awards.

Choose wisely !

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 10:58 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
Thanks to all who were able to provide me a few points in the contest
last weekend.  It was a tough one, but I enjoyed checking out some new
spots around the state, making contacts on 3 bands (need to get some
1296 experience before next time), having both digital and non-digital
QSOs, and it was a beautiful Sunday morning near the continental divide
down in the Apache National Forest in DM53.

Anyway, I'm looking for opinions regarding a dilemma I've been in a few
times in these contests.  I imagine it's not specific to VHF contests or
FT8, but those were my circumstances.  Here's the problem:

I'm trying to finish a QSO, sending "RRR" to the other guy.  When he
hears that, we have a complete QSO.  If he doesn't, we don't. He's
sending to me but I can't decode (substitute "understand" if you like)
him.  Is he sending R or 73?  I don't know.  Suddenly the band fades and
he is gone for good.  Do I log him or not?  He knows whether the QSO is
complete, but I don't.

If it weren't a contest, I'd log him for sure.  If he didn't hear my
RRR, he doesn't log me.  No big deal but no QSO.  If he did hear me,
we're both good.

But it's a contest.  If I log him and he didn't hear/log me, I not only
don't get the QSO points, I get a penalty.  But if I'm fearful of that
and don't log him, but he heard and logged me, he gets no QSO points and
a penalty and hates me.  What to do?

Can I ethically send him an email after the contest and ask if I'm in
his log?

Can I send him a QSL via LoTW and see if I get a match?

I suppose a competitive contester would base his choice on his
assessment of the likelihood that his QSO partner logged him,
considering band conditions and any other relevant factors.  Maybe this
situation has been debated to death or the question decided somewhere,
but I haven't heard it.  It's not exactly a life-or-death matter, but it
would be nice to have a guilt- and regret-free way of making the call. 
Or maybe I'm just missing something.  Any thoughts are welcome.

73,

John, AA5PR







Re: contest logging dilemma

Keith Morehouse
 

Welcome to the 'wonderful' world of digital contesting where nobody knows for sure if QSOs are complete or not.  Between the problem you mentioned (which, to be fair, is not limited to digital Qs) and the guys sending RR73 on meteor scatter and over marginal paths, it's a miracle any valid Qs are logged at all.  The behavior of WSJTs auto sequencing doesn't help this situation.  It was certainly programmed by someone with little knowledge of weak signal operation.

This is one where you have to go with your gut feel on each Q.  Questions like, ...who did I work ?  ... what's my experience with him ?  need to be considered.  Then, how do you interpret the rules for logging a contest Q ?  Are you liberal or strict ?

What I'm saying, is it's on "you" the op, to decide how valid each Q is.  If you're wrong in a contest and the other guy sends in his log, it's not just an ethical thing (..am I taking improper credit that might be used toward some award ?).  You will be docked that Q and a penalty and your score will go down, with the possibility of being disqualified if you choose poorly enough times.

I lived my contesting life in the multi-op arena and differentiated my performance with my fellow ops by comparing error rates.  I was very proud to have an extremely low error and my approach to logging was influenced by that.  Others were not so inclined.  You'll have to make the call.  This happens much more with digital Qs and average error rates are going way up.

As far as trying to verify Qs after the fact, that is totally against the rules and unacceptable.  I consider that true even outside contests.  One is supposed to know the Q is made WHEN YOU MAKE IT.  That's one of the reasons LoTW is 'blind' and internet chat room Qs are cheapening awards.

Choose wisely !

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Wed, Jan 19, 2022, 10:58 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
Thanks to all who were able to provide me a few points in the contest
last weekend.  It was a tough one, but I enjoyed checking out some new
spots around the state, making contacts on 3 bands (need to get some
1296 experience before next time), having both digital and non-digital
QSOs, and it was a beautiful Sunday morning near the continental divide
down in the Apache National Forest in DM53.

Anyway, I'm looking for opinions regarding a dilemma I've been in a few
times in these contests.  I imagine it's not specific to VHF contests or
FT8, but those were my circumstances.  Here's the problem:

I'm trying to finish a QSO, sending "RRR" to the other guy.  When he
hears that, we have a complete QSO.  If he doesn't, we don't. He's
sending to me but I can't decode (substitute "understand" if you like)
him.  Is he sending R or 73?  I don't know.  Suddenly the band fades and
he is gone for good.  Do I log him or not?  He knows whether the QSO is
complete, but I don't.

If it weren't a contest, I'd log him for sure.  If he didn't hear my
RRR, he doesn't log me.  No big deal but no QSO.  If he did hear me,
we're both good.

But it's a contest.  If I log him and he didn't hear/log me, I not only
don't get the QSO points, I get a penalty.  But if I'm fearful of that
and don't log him, but he heard and logged me, he gets no QSO points and
a penalty and hates me.  What to do?

Can I ethically send him an email after the contest and ask if I'm in
his log?

Can I send him a QSL via LoTW and see if I get a match?

I suppose a competitive contester would base his choice on his
assessment of the likelihood that his QSO partner logged him,
considering band conditions and any other relevant factors.  Maybe this
situation has been debated to death or the question decided somewhere,
but I haven't heard it.  It's not exactly a life-or-death matter, but it
would be nice to have a guilt- and regret-free way of making the call. 
Or maybe I'm just missing something.  Any thoughts are welcome.

73,

John, AA5PR







contest logging dilemma

John Klem
 

Thanks to all who were able to provide me a few points in the contest last weekend.  It was a tough one, but I enjoyed checking out some new spots around the state, making contacts on 3 bands (need to get some 1296 experience before next time), having both digital and non-digital QSOs, and it was a beautiful Sunday morning near the continental divide down in the Apache National Forest in DM53.

Anyway, I'm looking for opinions regarding a dilemma I've been in a few times in these contests.  I imagine it's not specific to VHF contests or FT8, but those were my circumstances.  Here's the problem:

I'm trying to finish a QSO, sending "RRR" to the other guy.  When he hears that, we have a complete QSO.  If he doesn't, we don't. He's sending to me but I can't decode (substitute "understand" if you like) him.  Is he sending R or 73?  I don't know.  Suddenly the band fades and he is gone for good.  Do I log him or not?  He knows whether the QSO is complete, but I don't.

If it weren't a contest, I'd log him for sure.  If he didn't hear my RRR, he doesn't log me.  No big deal but no QSO.  If he did hear me, we're both good.

But it's a contest.  If I log him and he didn't hear/log me, I not only don't get the QSO points, I get a penalty.  But if I'm fearful of that and don't log him, but he heard and logged me, he gets no QSO points and a penalty and hates me.  What to do?

Can I ethically send him an email after the contest and ask if I'm in his log?

Can I send him a QSL via LoTW and see if I get a match?

I suppose a competitive contester would base his choice on his assessment of the likelihood that his QSO partner logged him, considering band conditions and any other relevant factors.  Maybe this situation has been debated to death or the question decided somewhere, but I haven't heard it.  It's not exactly a life-or-death matter, but it would be nice to have a guilt- and regret-free way of making the call.  Or maybe I'm just missing something.  Any thoughts are welcome.

73,

John, AA5PR


Re: W9RM - Jan contest

Bill
 

GL Keith


On Jan 15, 2022, at 10:57 AM, Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:


jay,
I'm on from gallup. 2 meters okay.  I'll connect the 6 meter dipole and see what happens. Maybe one-half hour after the contest starts. contact me via chat, or by phone 505 870 3430 or n5sj@....
Mike,n5sj gallup

On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 10:41 AM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
Good luck in the contest, those that are operating.

I can be available for a Q on 6/2/222 if anyone wants to try, but I'm not spending much time in the shack.  Nobody to work around here :)

Jay - W9RM
DM58xn CO

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


Re: W9RM - Jan contest

Michael Daly
 

jay,
I'm on from gallup. 2 meters okay.  I'll connect the 6 meter dipole and see what happens. Maybe one-half hour after the contest starts. contact me via chat, or by phone 505 870 3430 or n5sj@....
Mike,n5sj gallup

On Sat, Jan 15, 2022 at 10:41 AM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
Good luck in the contest, those that are operating.

I can be available for a Q on 6/2/222 if anyone wants to try, but I'm not spending much time in the shack.  Nobody to work around here :)

Jay - W9RM
DM58xn CO

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


W9RM - Jan contest

Keith Morehouse
 

Good luck in the contest, those that are operating.

I can be available for a Q on 6/2/222 if anyone wants to try, but I'm not spending much time in the shack.  Nobody to work around here :)

Jay - W9RM
DM58xn CO

Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO


KK6MC/r corrected itinerary

James Duffey
 

Mike and Gary pointed out a couple of errors in my itinerary, so I have corrected it. As usual, things may happen for me to deviate from the itinerary, mostly if I am running late, particularly if the band is open. Please understand.

The rover is all setup and ready to go. 

If we work on FT8 or FT4 on 6M I will QSY to 2M and then 432 to try to work you. WE can try other bands if you have them, but I am not certain that my 222nMHz and 902 MHz have the frequency stability required for FT8 though. I will try to send a concise, but clear QSY message as TX5 as a reminder. Something like QSY 2M. I have had pretty good luck this way in the past. I will try to be on the analog calling frequency on the hour and half hour for 5 to 10 minutes. I want to work you, no matter what.

Looking forward to working you. Don’t forget the /r when you log me. - Duffey KK6MC/r  

 

Time in

Grid square

Time out

 

1900Z

DM45wa

1930Z

AZ77 North of Hopi Travel Plaza, E of Holbrook

2000Z

DM55cb

2130Z

Pintado Point, Petrified Forest

2200Z

DM54cb

2330Z

Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest

0130Z

DM44nh

0230Z

Scenic Overlook Mogollon Rim

Overnight in Phoenix

1500Z

DM42ax

1630Z

 

1645Z

DM32xx

1815Z

 

1830Z

DM33ax

2000Z

 

2015Z

DM43aa

2145Z

 

2345Z

DM34wg

0015Z

Agua Fria National Monument

 

DM45DE

 

If time, I will try to operate from Lowell Obs.




 MIMke and Gary 


Re: KK6MC/r

James Duffey
 

There is an error in my route, DM33xx should be DM33ax. I h ave corrected it in the table below. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 11, 2022, at 18:13, James Duffey <jamesduffey@...> wrote:

r

 

Time in

Grid square

Time out

 

1900Z

DM45wa

1930Z

AZ77 North of Hopi Travel Plaza, E of Holbrook

2000Z

DM55cb

2130Z

Pintado Point, Petrified Forest

2200Z

DM54cb

2330Z

Blue Mesa, Petrified Forest

0130Z

DN44nh

0230Z

Scenic Overlook Mogollon Rim

Overnight in Phoenix

1500Z

DM42ax

1630Z

 

1645Z

DM32xx

1815Z

 

1830Z

DM33ax

2000Z

 

2015Z

DM43aa

2145Z

 

2345Z

DM34wg

0015Z

Agua Fria National Monument

 

DM45DE

 

If time, I will try to operate from Lowell Obs.


Re: N7GP/R Jan Vhf Contest plans

Michael Daly
 

WE should all be sharing phone numbers so we can coordinate better,
Mike, n5esj
Gallup, NM DM 55pm
 505 870 3430

On Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 11:16 AM Tom <wa8wzg@...> wrote:
To All...
For JAN contest this weekend ...
I will be starting in DM31 At 1700 UTC,, BEFORE contest starts I will be
on 50.265 MSK144 me 1st CM on and also FT8 around 2000 Hz DF... I will
be there until  2100 UTC  which is after contest starts.

Then I will move to DM32, DM33, DM42, DM43, and work the 4 grids until
around  0100  UTC  Saturday night,, then head to DM 34 and POSSIBLY DM
44 depending on the weather..in DM44...
  I will returning to DM42 late night  and will be running MSK 50.260
over night from DM42, and DM32..

Sunday morning I will start at 1500 in DM42, then DM43, DM33, and DM32,
and will circle those grids spending 2 hours in each until and circling
until end of contest.

I will have all bands 6 meters thru 10 GHz ,,

Digital modes on 6, 2, and 432 only..

Cw, SSB and FM on ALL bands,,
I will be on Rover Slack and this email
And cell# is 419-370-8802....so please get with me for ANY skeds or if
you want to try a contact..
Good luck to everyone..
Hope to work MANY of you ,,
Tom
N7GP/R
ex WA8WZG
6 meter Beacon 50.070 DM42dw
and others see WWW.AZVHF.ORG for details







--
Michael Daly
1408 Linda Drive
Gallup, NM 87301-5616
505-870-3430


N7GP/R Jan Vhf Contest plans

Tom N7GP
 

To All...
For JAN contest this weekend ...
I will be starting in DM31 At 1700 UTC,, BEFORE contest starts I will be on 50.265 MSK144 me 1st CM on and also FT8 around 2000 Hz DF... I will be there until 2100 UTC which is after contest starts.

Then I will move to DM32, DM33, DM42, DM43, and work the 4 grids until
around 0100 UTC Saturday night,, then head to DM 34 and POSSIBLY DM 44 depending on the weather..in DM44...
I will returning to DM42 late night and will be running MSK 50.260 over night from DM42, and DM32..

Sunday morning I will start at 1500 in DM42, then DM43, DM33, and DM32, and will circle those grids spending 2 hours in each until and circling until end of contest.

I will have all bands 6 meters thru 10 GHz ,,

Digital modes on 6, 2, and 432 only..

Cw, SSB and FM on ALL bands,,
I will be on Rover Slack and this email
And cell# is 419-370-8802....so please get with me for ANY skeds or if you want to try a contact..
Good luck to everyone..
Hope to work MANY of you ,,
Tom
N7GP/R
ex WA8WZG
6 meter Beacon 50.070 DM42dw
and others see WWW.AZVHF.ORG for details


Re: AA5PR/R contest roving

Michael Daly
 

I will operate from the home qth in Gallup. 6 meters, 2 meters and 432. SSB & CW.  Maybe FT4 if I get it loaded up
Mike
N5SJ, DM55pm

On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 10:03 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll be out this weekend for the contest.  My plan, with many
possibilities for deviations, is this:

Saturday
1900Z-1930Z    DM55xs
2100Z-2300Z    DM56wd
0115Z-0245Z    DM66kb

Sunday
1615Z to at least 1900Z    DM53uv
My morning in DM53 is mainly an attempt to work into southern AZ.  I may
stop elsewhere in DM53/64 with a better shot into Albuquerque on the way
home.

This time I'll have 6, 2, 432, and (new!) 1296.  All modes.

I'll be on Slack (both NMVHF and VHF-Chat), and welcome messages there
or via text to 505-373-4671.  Cell coverage might not be good in
DM53uv.  I'll also be trying to report my position via aprs.fi, but that
will probably fail for DM53.

Good luck,

John, AA5PR/R








AA5PR/R contest roving

John Klem
 

I'll be out this weekend for the contest.  My plan, with many possibilities for deviations, is this:

Saturday
1900Z-1930Z    DM55xs
2100Z-2300Z    DM56wd
0115Z-0245Z    DM66kb

Sunday
1615Z to at least 1900Z    DM53uv
My morning in DM53 is mainly an attempt to work into southern AZ.  I may stop elsewhere in DM53/64 with a better shot into Albuquerque on the way home.

This time I'll have 6, 2, 432, and (new!) 1296.  All modes.

I'll be on Slack (both NMVHF and VHF-Chat), and welcome messages there or via text to 505-373-4671.  Cell coverage might not be good in DM53uv.  I'll also be trying to report my position via aprs.fi, but that will probably fail for DM53.

Good luck,

John, AA5PR/R


222 MHz WAS

Mike WB2FKO
 

There is new life on 222:

https://www.arrl.org/news/growing-number-of-operators-completing-was-on-222-mhz <https://www.arrl.org/news/growing-number-of-operators-completing-was-on-222-mhz>

Footnotes: I contributed to K5QE's WAS when I gave him New Mexico using MSK144 and a 25W DEMI transverter on loan from Bill W7QQ. The path was around 800 miles and only took 20 minutes. I have also operated the K5QE contest station (east Texas in EM31) a few times and there is impressive hardware for 6--432 including a cross-polarized EME array for 222.

Good luck to all the contesters this weekend!

Mike WB2FKO EL89

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