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Re: 2022 Sept VHF Contest -- Activity

James Duffey
 

Kyle and John- I will not be out for the contestants I amnstill in South Dakota cleaning out my dad’s house. 

You might have better luck from Magdelena Ridge working the guys in Az.  Post your plans on their reflectors < azvhf@azvhf.groups.io > . N1AV and K7EME will both be willing to try to work you and John. I have worked both from far DM64 and DM54, so depending on the path you might have luck with that. They both have the microwave bands, but at your low power, it may be hard, but it would be worthwhile seeing if you can hear them. They both do the WSJT-X modes, so it will help if you have that and SLACK to coordinate, or coordinate through texting. The Albuquerque guys should be workable as well, and depending not eh path, the El Paso guys, at least on digital. 

Good Luck! I am really missing my ham radio activities here. - Duffey KK6MC 

KK6MC
James Duffey




On Sep 2, 2022, at 16:42, Kyle Best, KC0LFQ via groups.io <kyledoesitbest@...> wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]
[Reason: Mis-typed the location of Gallinas Peak...should have been DM74, not DM76]

Looks like the Sept VHF Contest is next weekend.  Is anyone planning to be on the air?

I am considering a trip down to DM63 (Magdelena Ridge) or DM74 (Gallinas Peak) to operate remote for a few hours Saturday.  Activity may influence my time on the radio; didn't know if there were any rover plans, multi-op, etc.

I am planning to have at least 50MHz, 144MHz, 432MHz.  I have transverters for 1296, 2304, 3400, 5760, and 10368, all at 10 to 20dbm, so a very modest rover stack, and poor antennas, if other microwaves might be out and about with line-of-site I can pack along and see.

Kyle
KC0LFQ


Re: 2022 Sept VHF Contest -- Activity

John Klem
 

I'm planning to go out for Sept. VHF - maybe just heading down to DM53/DM54 on Saturday and operating closer to/at home Sunday.

John, AA5PR/R


2022 Sept VHF Contest -- Activity

Kyle Best, KC0LFQ
 
Edited

Looks like the Sept VHF Contest is next weekend.  Is anyone planning to be on the air?

I am considering a trip down to DM63 (Magdelena Ridge) or DM74 (Gallinas Peak) to operate remote for a few hours Saturday.  Activity may influence my time on the radio; didn't know if there were any rover plans, multi-op, etc.

I am planning to have at least 50MHz, 144MHz, 432MHz.  I have transverters for 1296, 2304, 3400, 5760, and 10368, all at 10 to 20dbm, so a very modest rover stack, and poor antennas, if other microwaves might be out and about with line-of-site I can pack along and see.

Kyle
KC0LFQ


New Mexico QSO Party participant certificants

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

The New Mexico QSO Party is happy to announce a newly released feature: Downloadable and printable certificates for all participants who submitted their online or paper log!  Certificates are available, free of charge, for the 2020, 2021, and 2022 New Mexico QSO Party events.  Earlier years may be added at some point in the future.

For more details, to see a sample certificate, and to download yours please visit http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/participant-certificates

73,
Brian N5ZGT


New Mexico QSO Party -- 2022 Results posted

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

The 2022 New Mexico QSO Party, which took place last April, was another great success and results have been posted!  Hams from all over New Mexico, the United States, and the world took to HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters for a day of fun and enjoyment.  This was another action packed year in terms of logs submitted, which we attribute to better propagation, hams rediscovering the magic of radio, and the super fun State QSO Party Challenge.

A huge thank you goes to the members and leadership of the Sandia Vista Amateur Radio Club (based out of Placitas, NM) who sponsored this year's event, as well as to the individuals and clubs who sponsored this year's plaque awards. And, of course, to every person and ham club who participated in the QSO Party.

Here are some statistics from this year's event:

— Logs submitted: 259
— Total NMQP QSOs logged: 7,392
— Unique New Mexico stations logged: 116
— New Mexico logs submitted: 46
— New Mexico club affiliations reported in logs: 16
— New Mexico counties activated: 29 of 33 (CUR, EDD, LEA, and ROO appear not to have been activated)
— US states logged: 50 of 50
— Canadian provinces logged: 8 of 13
— Countries/DXCC entities logged: 21

Complete results, broken down by operating category and special awards can be found under the "Results" link at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org  Photos contributed by those who participated have also been posted and can be viewed by clicking on the “Photos” link.

COMING SOON! Downloadable and printable participation certificates for all stations who submitted their 2022 online or paper log. Visit the NMQP Participant Certificates page for more details.

The New Mexico QSO Party returns on the second Saturday of April 2023 -- we hope you and your club will join the fun.

73,
Brian N5ZGT


Re: AA5PR/R in CQ WW VHF this weekend

Keith Morehouse
 

John, ping me on Slack VHF-CHAT if you have Internet access and I'll work you on 2M.  My 6M activity will probably be limited to looking for new grids or running guys on SSB if the band opens.

Good luck in CQWW VHF !

-W9RM

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


On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 10:22 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'm planning on operating from DM86, DM76, and DM85 on Saturday.  DM74 and DM75 on Sunday.  I haven't been very good about sticking to a schedule in the past, so I'm not even going to publish one now, other than to say I'll start in DM86 and end in DM75.  I'll have 6 and 2 meters, a mic and paddle, but realistically, into the ABQ area this is probably going to be only an opportunity for digital contacts (FT8) from the distant grids.  If anyone really wants one of those grids please let me know before Saturday morning.  No Slack, texts, etc. on this one.
Good luck,
John, AA5PR/R


AA5PR/R in CQ WW VHF this weekend

John Klem
 

I'm planning on operating from DM86, DM76, and DM85 on Saturday.  DM74 and DM75 on Sunday.  I haven't been very good about sticking to a schedule in the past, so I'm not even going to publish one now, other than to say I'll start in DM86 and end in DM75.  I'll have 6 and 2 meters, a mic and paddle, but realistically, into the ABQ area this is probably going to be only an opportunity for digital contacts (FT8) from the distant grids.  If anyone really wants one of those grids please let me know before Saturday morning.  No Slack, texts, etc. on this one.
Good luck,
John, AA5PR/R


W3DHJ/R CQ WW VHF DM77,DM78,DM87,DM88

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I'll be out there for the CW WW VHF contest this weekend.
( See https://www.cqww-vhf.com/ )
It's my usual grid circling around the 38°N, 104°W brass cap.

Saturday
DM88bb: 1800z~2000z
DM87bw: 2000z~2200z
DM77xw: 2200z~2400z
DM78xa: 0000z~0200+z

Sunday
...mobile in DM78 enroute to
DM78xa: 1300z~1500z
DM77xw: 1500z~1700z
DM87cx: 1700z~1900z
DM88bb: 1900z~2100z

6M - 100W w/halo
2M - 120W w/stacked halos
SSB and cwCW (cringe worthy CW)

It'll be HOT, but maybe not as hot as it was in the ARRL JUN VHF.
Let's hope for as good, or even better propagation, too.
And gasoline here just dropped 6 cents.
However, predictions for big T-storms on Saturday...

73 ES GUD DX
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Wed, 13 Jul 2022, James Duffey wrote:

Jonesy - The ABQ airport is a good club center at this point. That
should cover pretty much everyone in NM, you, the El Paso group, and
W9RM, I think. If that is not adequate, I can adjust it. - DUffey
KK6MC
Thanks!

I just did a lat/lon to lat/lon distance check using an online web page.

35.0844° N, 106.6504° W (ABQ airport)
-to -
38.0000° N, 104.0000° W (corner DM77,78,87,88)

is 249 statute miles ("rounded to the nearest unit").

So, I'm gonna (continue to) call me a /rover member of the NMVHF
Group in the CQ WW VHF. My DM77 contacts would for sure be within
250 miles. DM88 probably not, but what the hell.

(The junction of I-25 and I-40 would completely cover me.)

And, Like Keith mentioned, I'll just do it for the ARRL VHF as well.

Thanks for the replies!
73,
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

James Duffey
 

Keith - Yes, that is true, I got confused with the ARRL 222 and up contest, for which one must define a circle. Sorry. The one I did for that was a real chore to get everyone in the circle, but it worked in the end. Good luck in the contest; I wish I could join you. - Duffey KK6MC


On Jul 13, 2022, at 14:50, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

If I recall correctly, there is no circle for ARRL contests.  The club is set up as a regional entity, encompassing only the state of NM.

I still send in logs crediting NMVHFS though :)

-W9RM 

Keith Morehouse
via Moto G6

On Wed, Jul 13, 2022, 1:43 PM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, 13 Jul 2022, James Duffey wrote:

>I think for CQ WW VHF as long as part of the rove is within club
>territory, the entire score counts. That is not the way it is for ARRL
>contest though.  I will check the rules. - Duffey KK6MC
>>>
>>> Curious I am:
>>> What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
>>> Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
>>> Minnesota?

Yep, the ARRL rules are more complicated.  The rover needs to submit a
summary sheet for the contacts _outside_ the club circle.
Although I dunno how you put a summary sheet into Cabrillo format.
HI!HI!

The CQ rules have always seemed simple - yet vague at the margins.

Jonesy







Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

Keith Morehouse
 

If I recall correctly, there is no circle for ARRL contests.  The club is set up as a regional entity, encompassing only the state of NM.

I still send in logs crediting NMVHFS though :)

-W9RM 

Keith Morehouse
via Moto G6


On Wed, Jul 13, 2022, 1:43 PM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
On Wed, 13 Jul 2022, James Duffey wrote:

>I think for CQ WW VHF as long as part of the rove is within club
>territory, the entire score counts. That is not the way it is for ARRL
>contest though.  I will check the rules. - Duffey KK6MC
>>>
>>> Curious I am:
>>> What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
>>> Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
>>> Minnesota?

Yep, the ARRL rules are more complicated.  The rover needs to submit a
summary sheet for the contacts _outside_ the club circle.
Although I dunno how you put a summary sheet into Cabrillo format.
HI!HI!

The CQ rules have always seemed simple - yet vague at the margins.

Jonesy






Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

James Duffey
 

I have done that in the past, identifying which QSOs were outside the club territory in the “Soapbox” section of the header. I think it worked, but it is an awkward way to do things. - Duffey KK6MC

On Jul 13, 2022, at 14:43, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver@...> wrote:

On Wed, 13 Jul 2022, James Duffey wrote:

I think for CQ WW VHF as long as part of the rove is within club
territory, the entire score counts. That is not the way it is for ARRL
contest though. I will check the rules. - Duffey KK6MC

Curious I am:
What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
Minnesota?
Yep, the ARRL rules are more complicated. The rover needs to submit a
summary sheet for the contacts _outside_ the club circle.
Although I dunno how you put a summary sheet into Cabrillo format.
HI!HI!

The CQ rules have always seemed simple - yet vague at the margins.

Jonesy





Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Wed, 13 Jul 2022, James Duffey wrote:

I think for CQ WW VHF as long as part of the rove is within club
territory, the entire score counts. That is not the way it is for ARRL
contest though. I will check the rules. - Duffey KK6MC

Curious I am:
What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
Minnesota?
Yep, the ARRL rules are more complicated. The rover needs to submit a
summary sheet for the contacts _outside_ the club circle.
Although I dunno how you put a summary sheet into Cabrillo format.
HI!HI!

The CQ rules have always seemed simple - yet vague at the margins.

Jonesy


Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

James Duffey
 

I think for CQ WW VHF as long as part of the rove is within club territory, the entire score counts. That is not the way it is for ARRL contest though.  I will check the rules. - Duffey KK6MC



Curious I am:
What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
Minnesota?

Curious minds,
Jonesy
-- 
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK










Re: CQ VHF and contest rule

James Duffey
 

Jonesy - The ABQ airport is a good club center at this point. That should cover pretty much everyone in NM, you, the El Paso group, and W9RM, I think. If that is not adequate, I can adjust it. - DUffey KK6MC
KK6MC
James Duffey
Cedar Crest NM
jamesduffey@...

On Jul 13, 2022, at 14:02, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver@...> wrote:

CQ WW VHF says: "Participation is limited to club members residing
within a 250 mile radius circle from the center of club area."

Research shows "Flight distance from Albuquerque to Pueblo (Albuquerque
International Sunport – Pueblo Memorial Airport) is 253 miles."

I live 3-plus miles south of the PUB airport.
And, note: CQ WW VHF does say "residing"!
Therefore I _reside_ less than 249 miles from the ABQ airport.
However I obviously do not rover where I reside.

I'll be /ROVER around 25 miles south of the airport _AND_
about 55 miles east ( +/- 5 miles around 38°N, 104°W ) which
probably is sometimes < 250 miles and other times > 250 miles distant.

Just where has the "... center of club area" been defined by the NMVHF?

In the past I have added the NMVHF Club on my CQ WW VHF contest entries.
But, maybe I've been in error?


Curious I am:
What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
Minnesota?

Curious minds,
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK





CQ VHF and contest rule

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

CQ WW VHF says: "Participation is limited to club members residing
within a 250 mile radius circle from the center of club area."

Research shows "Flight distance from Albuquerque to Pueblo (Albuquerque
International Sunport – Pueblo Memorial Airport) is 253 miles."

I live 3-plus miles south of the PUB airport.
And, note: CQ WW VHF does say "residing"!
Therefore I _reside_ less than 249 miles from the ABQ airport.
However I obviously do not rover where I reside.

I'll be /ROVER around 25 miles south of the airport _AND_
about 55 miles east ( +/- 5 miles around 38°N, 104°W ) which
probably is sometimes < 250 miles and other times > 250 miles distant.

Just where has the "... center of club area" been defined by the NMVHF?

In the past I have added the NMVHF Club on my CQ WW VHF contest entries.
But, maybe I've been in error?


Curious I am:
What would a 5-Land rover do if they started at their club center in
Brownsville, Texas and rovered all the way to International Falls,
Minnesota?

Curious minds,
Jonesy
--
Marvin L Jones | W3DHJ | W3DHJ | https://W3DHJ.net/
Pueblo, Colorado | @ | Jonesy | __ linux FreeBSD
38.238N 104.547W | jonz.net | DM78rf | 73 SK


Re: June VHF Contest

James Duffey
 

I’ in South Dakota. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2022, at 14:13, Tom Ellis <tl_ellis@...> wrote:

So,

Where is everyone around the Albuquerque area for the June VHF Contest?

Tom
K5TEE







Re: June VHF Contest

Tom Ellis
 

So,

Where is everyone around the Albuquerque area for the June VHF Contest?

Tom
K5TEE


AA5PR not in contest

John Klem
 

Unfortunately, I was not paying attention back in January when family plans were being made for the summer, so while I might be driving through some interesting grids this weekend I won't be operating from them.  Good luck to all and I hope to catch you in July.

John, AA5PR


June VHF Contest plans this weekend

Tom N7GP
 

To All...
I will be starting Saturday morning ,,in DM35 At 1200 UTC,, BEFORE contest starts on 50.265 MSK144 me 1st CM on and also FT8 around 2000 Hz. I will be there until at least 1900 UTC which is after contest starts. If conditions are good, I will be there longer,

Then I will move to DM44, DM34, DM33,
..returning to DM42 and will be running MSK 50.260 from DM42, and DM32

Sunday morning I will drive to DM31 and be setup on MSK 50.265 and ft8 , moving to DM32 , then DM33, DM42, and then DM43 and will circle those grids spending 2 hours in each until the end of the 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 email and text

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

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