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Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Ed
 

Only one station worked here (OH3SR @16:20) Heard by 5 other OH,One LA and 2 PA. But only 1 contact. Keith seems to be in the right spot. Not many EU openings make it down here.

 

  Ed N5JEH

 

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From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 2:38 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

 

Band was open again this morning from DM58, this time mostly high latitude path to Scandinavian countries (LA/OH/SM) with a few northern mainland Europeans thrown in (DK/PA/ON, ect).  Band was extremely variable, with stations quite strong one minute and fading out the next.  Geo-mag conditions were a bit improved over yesterday, but still slightly disturbed.  For our part of the country, EU started about 1545Z, conditions peaked around 1630Z and continued until approx 1730Z.

 

As of 2000Z, there is still a major EU opening going on for the east coast, with multiple paths into northern Eu and the Mediterranean areas.  Also, some transcontinental activity exists from new England to Pac NW.

 

There is always a good chance of an Asian opening a little later this afternoon. 

 

Of course, as is the norm now, all this activity was on FT8.  REMEMBER - for inter-continental traffic on FT8, USA stations should send SECOND SEQUENCE while pointed to EU/AF and FIRST SEQUENCE when attempting to work Asia.  From this part of the country, you will have to deal with very loud stations one Es hop away from you, either in the upper Great Lakes area or the Pac NW.  Out of sequence  calling will have you transmitting the same sequence as the DX, which means you will not hear the DX.  Other out of sequence stations will impact your ability to hear weak guys.  Also, keep in mind, in the USA, stations have valid reason to TX either sequence if they are not DXing - it all depends on who (or which way) they are working.  That's just how it is now that everybody decided it's cool to be on the same frequency.

 

-W9RM


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

 


6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Keith Morehouse
 

Band was open again this morning from DM58, this time mostly high latitude path to Scandinavian countries (LA/OH/SM) with a few northern mainland Europeans thrown in (DK/PA/ON, ect).  Band was extremely variable, with stations quite strong one minute and fading out the next.  Geo-mag conditions were a bit improved over yesterday, but still slightly disturbed.  For our part of the country, EU started about 1545Z, conditions peaked around 1630Z and continued until approx 1730Z.

As of 2000Z, there is still a major EU opening going on for the east coast, with multiple paths into northern Eu and the Mediterranean areas.  Also, some transcontinental activity exists from new England to Pac NW.

There is always a good chance of an Asian opening a little later this afternoon. 

Of course, as is the norm now, all this activity was on FT8.  REMEMBER - for inter-continental traffic on FT8, USA stations should send SECOND SEQUENCE while pointed to EU/AF and FIRST SEQUENCE when attempting to work Asia.  From this part of the country, you will have to deal with very loud stations one Es hop away from you, either in the upper Great Lakes area or the Pac NW.  Out of sequence  calling will have you transmitting the same sequence as the DX, which means you will not hear the DX.  Other out of sequence stations will impact your ability to hear weak guys.  Also, keep in mind, in the USA, stations have valid reason to TX either sequence if they are not DXing - it all depends on who (or which way) they are working.  That's just how it is now that everybody decided it's cool to be on the same frequency.

-W9RM

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


Re: 6M DX 23 June AM

Bill
 

GA Keith,

Nice work on 6!

I'm getting more serious about getting on FT8 and others.  I've been through the setup three times now and cannot remember how to get it set up with the K3.  I loaded the WSJT-x package on the "new" laptop but have not gotten it setup.  All my machines with JT receive and decode FB but the transmit is another matter..... as is setting correct audio gains. Setting up digital modes is pacing any consideration of "grid peditioning". Sorry I have ignored your proposal for doing that.  I'm pretty far from having rove capability so I would say that's a dim possibility this summer.

The 23 cm amplifier arrived today and I'm busy getting a second Blade power supply set up to run it.  Also need to set up a driver amp to provide a 10w drive, bridging the transverter output of 2.5 watts and the amp's need for 10 watts.  I have 3 early DEMI 23 cm brick amps I could use but I would really like something with a "drive level" knob on it, and that I do not have.

It's been warm here.  I washed the Turbo and we took it out for dinner a couple days ago.  The road was so dry and dusty the car looked worse than before it was washed when we got home!

Bill W7QQ



On Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 1:56 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
..a good morning on 6.  Worked a handful of SM's, I's, SV's , a LA, LY, & SV9CVY for a new one.  Also heard S5, 9A, EA8, 5B4, CU, CT and a few others.  All this with moderately disturbed geomagnetic conditions, which usually puts a damper on high latitude sporadic-E prop (but, occasionally helps it).

Don't know what it'll be like this afternoon and evening to Asia with FD running, but one needs to be vigilant on 6M during this solstice period.  Yesterdays excellent Asian prop proved that !

-W9RM

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



6M DX 23 June AM

Keith Morehouse
 

..a good morning on 6.  Worked a handful of SM's, I's, SV's , a LA, LY, & SV9CVY for a new one.  Also heard S5, 9A, EA8, 5B4, CU, CT and a few others.  All this with moderately disturbed geomagnetic conditions, which usually puts a damper on high latitude sporadic-E prop (but, occasionally helps it).

Don't know what it'll be like this afternoon and evening to Asia with FD running, but one needs to be vigilant on 6M during this solstice period.  Yesterdays excellent Asian prop proved that !

-W9RM

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


Re: 2 meter E-skip

Mike WB2FKO
 

Will do, but will need other info for a complete record.  I want to remind everyone that we have a NMVHF DX database here:

http://www.nmvhf.org/DX.pdf

The submission guidelines are here:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

I know there have been a lot of DX achievements since the list was last updated.  It would be nice to get these recorded.

Mike WB2FKO


On 06/19/2018 07:52 PM, Bill wrote:
Hi Mike,

Looks like we have a new DX completion for NMVHFS.  By my navigation N5JEH Ed DM65rd completed an SSB contact with K0TPP in EM48rk, a distance of 913 miles. Bob N5EPA DM64vx also completed that contact with K0TPP, a distance of 900 miles for second place.  Would you update the DX results page to show these accomplishments on 6/19/2018 pse. I used Find your QTH to calculate the distances.  Pretty cool.

Bill W7QQ

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Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Subject: [nmvhf] 2 meter E-skip
To: nmvhf@groups.io


Good 6-meter opening again today with some double hop.

Also, a bit of 2 meter E-skip today. Ed, N5JEH and I both worked EM48 (K0TPP) near St Louis. Ed worked 2 meter "DX" in EM25 (K5SW) too. SSB

73, Bob N5EPA



Re: 2 meter E-skip

Bill
 

Hi Mike,

Looks like we have a new DX completion for NMVHFS.  By my navigation N5JEH Ed DM65rd completed an SSB contact with K0TPP in EM48rk, a distance of 913 miles. Bob N5EPA DM64vx also completed that contact with K0TPP, a distance of 900 miles for second place.  Would you update the DX results page to show these accomplishments on 6/19/2018 pse. I used Find your QTH to calculate the distances.  Pretty cool.

Bill W7QQ

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <n5epa.bob@...>
Date: Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:49 PM
Subject: [nmvhf] 2 meter E-skip
To: nmvhf@groups.io


Good 6-meter opening again today with some double hop.

Also, a bit of 2 meter E-skip today. Ed, N5JEH and I both worked EM48 (K0TPP) near St Louis. Ed worked 2 meter "DX" in EM25 (K5SW) too. SSB

73, Bob N5EPA



2 meter E-skip

n5epa.bob@...
 

Good 6-meter opening again today with some double hop.

Also, a bit of 2 meter E-skip today. Ed, N5JEH and I both worked EM48 (K0TPP) near St Louis. Ed worked 2 meter "DX" in EM25 (K5SW) too. SSB

73, Bob N5EPA


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Bruce Draper
 

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Roundtable reminder:
Tuesday evening, 8 PM, 50.133 MHz.


Re: Saturday lunch

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Sat, 16 Jun 2018, Bruce Draper wrote:

Thanks to Duffey for organizing the get together.
From left to right... AA5B, N7KA, WB2FKO, KK6MC, and N5SJ.
heh...
I think I've see a couple of those faces on milk cartons --
or was it a bulletin board at The post Office.... ?

Jonesy
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Saturday lunch

Bruce Draper
 

Thanks to Duffey for organizing the get together. From left to right... AA5B, N7KA, WB2FKO, KK6MC, and N5SJ.


Re: VHF Contest Lunch Reminder Saturday June 16 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Michael Daly
 

Roger. Will do
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of James Duffey
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 7:02 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] VHF Contest Lunch Reminder Saturday June 16 1130 at Que
Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Reminder that we are meeting for lunch tomorrow, Saturday June 16 1130 at
Que Huang, Central & Louisiana. Bring your stories! - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


VHF Contest Lunch Reminder Saturday June 16 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

James Duffey
 

Reminder that we are meeting for lunch tomorrow, Saturday June 16 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana. Bring your stories! - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: Post June VHF Contest Lunch

Michael Daly
 

For Mike, N5SJ, Saturday I’ll be there

 

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Draper
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 8:15 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] Post June VHF Contest Lunch

 

Saturday is good for me.

 

On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:52 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

It is always nice to get together after the contests to brag, complain, exchange ideas, and plan for the next contest. I have had problems coordinating lunch dates with everyone’s schedule, so there will be two lunches. You can go to one or the other, or both. I will be at both.

Thursday we will meet for lunch 1230 at El Patio Harvard & Silver.

Saturday we will meet for lunch 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Although not necessary, if you are planning on coming, let me know so I can figure out how big a table to get.

Looking forward to seeing you at lunch. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


 


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June Contest Results

KC7QY
 

Nice write-ups from Duffey and Bill. Thanks.

As everyone has mentioned Saturday was almost enough to make one hang it up. Sounded more like the January contest. Worked KK6MC as he roved, W5UHF on all three bands and several others around NM.  Fortunately, Mark K5AM assured us that 6 would be open all day Sunday. He was nearly right on that prediction. Caught the opening to So Cal Sunday morning but it fizzled about the time I heard a call from CN89. Managed to log 6M Qs intermittently through the afternoon. Caught some double hop into FN grids and completed with VP9I on 6 CW. Somewhat like last year it appears that all the 8s and 9s were pointed to the northeast so they didn't hear much from the southwest and formed a pretty significant wall for a low power station out here trying to reach the double hop grids. I was pleased to see that, despite all the machinations about FT8, CW is still alive on 6M.

I did come across a "new" local, Dennis WV5G who was operating 6M battery powered from Mt Withington, DM63. He said he hadn't been on VHF in quite a while but had resumed interest. I invited him to check out the NM VHF Society.

My paltry score summary:

 Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Grd  Pt/Q
          50  CW      10      10    8   1.0
          50  USB     30      30   19   1.0
         144  CW       1       1    0   1.0
         144  USB      5       5    5   1.0
         420  USB      3       6    3   2.0
       Total  Both    49      52   35   1.1


            Score : 1,820
 
Jim KC7QY


Re: Post June VHF Contest Lunch

James Duffey
 

Thanks Bruce.  See you Saturday. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 13, 2018, at 20:15, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

Saturday is good for me.


On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:52 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
It is always nice to get together after the contests to brag, complain, exchange ideas, and plan for the next contest. I have had problems coordinating lunch dates with everyone’s schedule, so there will be two lunches. You can go to one or the other, or both. I will be at both.

Thursday we will meet for lunch 1230 at El Patio Harvard & Silver.

Saturday we will meet for lunch 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Although not necessary, if you are planning on coming, let me know so I can figure out how big a table to get.

Looking forward to seeing you at lunch. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM





Re: NMVHF Club Callsign W5UHF June Results

James Duffey
 

Congrats to KG5FHU, WB2FKO, W9RM, and W7QQ for putting the NMVHF Society call on the air for the June Contest and making a good showing of it despite poor conditions. 

Running a multi-multi operation is never easy and putting six bands on the air at a single time is never easy. Bill did a good job of this.  Perhaps it was the conditions, but as a rover, I had no problems with passing W5UHF, including to 6M, which could be a problem with the heavy concentration on 6M digital modes. I think all the ops felt comfortable and supported by Bill.

The only problems evident from my rover perspective were the 1296 amp kicking out on CW and the lack of 902 at my first stop.  

Putting in time, or butt in chair time, is critical to any contesting effort, and is very difficult in VHF contests. Hats off to Mike and Olivia for putting in the time on Meteor Scatter overnight to help with mults.  That is a tough shift, but pays off as even a few mults on any band multiply QSO points on others. 

And W9RM brought his multi op VHF experience from the midwest and is probably responsible for the 6M station doing as well as it did. It is wonderful for Keith to share his experiences with us. 

And, I suspect that Reita deserves more than a hearty thanks for putting up with it all, graciously. 

All, thanks for the effort. Twenty percent of my contacts were with W5UHF, and given the 902 and 1296 QSOes more than that fraction of my score. I know that many in NM have W5UHF in their log on all the bands they have. That is worth a lot.  Again thanks. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 13, 2018, at 19:08, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Hi VHF'rs,

Thought you might be interested in the results of the Multi-multi June contest effort for W5UHF Club Callsign of the New Mexico VHF Society. So here's the final talley.

  Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Grd  Pt/Q
    50  CW       8       8    2   1.0
    50  FT8     40      40   23   1.0
    50  MSK1    24      24   19   1.0
    50  USB    195     195   75   1.0
   144  MSK1     4       4    3   1.0
   144  USB     31      31   15   1.0
   222  FM       1       2    1   2.0
   222  USB      9      18    6   2.0
   420  CW       3       6    2   2.0
   420  USB     15      30    8   2.0
   902  USB      2       6    2   3.0
  1240  USB      6      18    5   3.0
 Total  Both   338     382  161   1.1
Score: 61,502
1 Mult = 2.1 Q's

This was a pretty good effort considering the propagation gods took a pass on New Mexico for the most part.  Thanks to all who participated.

73 Bill W7QQ


Re: Post June VHF Contest Lunch

Bruce Draper
 

Saturday is good for me.


On Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 6:52 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
It is always nice to get together after the contests to brag, complain, exchange ideas, and plan for the next contest. I have had problems coordinating lunch dates with everyone’s schedule, so there will be two lunches. You can go to one or the other, or both. I will be at both.

Thursday we will meet for lunch 1230 at El Patio Harvard & Silver.

Saturday we will meet for lunch 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Although not necessary, if you are planning on coming, let me know so I can figure out how big a table to get.

Looking forward to seeing you at lunch. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM





Re: NMVHF Club Callsign W5UHF June Results

Michael Daly
 

Great results – due to lots of hard work and diligence.

Mike, n5sj

 

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 7:09 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] NMVHF Club Callsign W5UHF June Results

 

Hi VHF'rs,

 

Thought you might be interested in the results of the Multi-multi June contest effort for W5UHF Club Callsign of the New Mexico VHF Society. So here's the final talley.

 

  Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Grd  Pt/Q
    50  CW       8       8    2   1.0
    50  FT8     40      40   23   1.0
    50  MSK1    24      24   19   1.0
    50  USB    195     195   75   1.0
   144  MSK1     4       4    3   1.0
   144  USB     31      31   15   1.0
   222  FM       1       2    1   2.0
   222  USB      9      18    6   2.0
   420  CW       3       6    2   2.0
   420  USB     15      30    8   2.0
   902  USB      2       6    2   3.0
  1240  USB      6      18    5   3.0
 Total  Both   338     382  161   1.1
Score: 61,502
1 Mult = 2.1 Q's

 

This was a pretty good effort considering the propagation gods took a pass on New Mexico for the most part.  Thanks to all who participated.

 

73 Bill W7QQ


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NMVHF Club Callsign W5UHF June Results

Bill
 

Hi VHF'rs,

Thought you might be interested in the results of the Multi-multi June contest effort for W5UHF Club Callsign of the New Mexico VHF Society. So here's the final talley.

  Band   Mode  QSOs     Pts  Grd  Pt/Q
    50  CW       8       8    2   1.0
    50  FT8     40      40   23   1.0
    50  MSK1    24      24   19   1.0
    50  USB    195     195   75   1.0
   144  MSK1     4       4    3   1.0
   144  USB     31      31   15   1.0
   222  FM       1       2    1   2.0
   222  USB      9      18    6   2.0
   420  CW       3       6    2   2.0
   420  USB     15      30    8   2.0
   902  USB      2       6    2   3.0
  1240  USB      6      18    5   3.0
 Total  Both   338     382  161   1.1
Score: 61,502
1 Mult = 2.1 Q's

This was a pretty good effort considering the propagation gods took a pass on New Mexico for the most part.  Thanks to all who participated.

73 Bill W7QQ


Post June VHF Contest Lunch

James Duffey
 

It is always nice to get together after the contests to brag, complain, exchange ideas, and plan for the next contest. I have had problems coordinating lunch dates with everyone’s schedule, so there will be two lunches. You can go to one or the other, or both. I will be at both.

Thursday we will meet for lunch 1230 at El Patio Harvard & Silver.

Saturday we will meet for lunch 1130 at Que Huang, Central & Louisiana.

Although not necessary, if you are planning on coming, let me know so I can figure out how big a table to get.

Looking forward to seeing you at lunch. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

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