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Fw: [VHFcontesting] CSVHFS 52nd Annual Conference--less than a month away!

KC7QY
 

Sorry for cross posting but if you haven't received the Central States Conference announcement here it is. 
 
Jim KC7QY



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From: Bruce Richardson <w9fz@...>
To: vhfcontesting@...
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:44 PM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] CSVHFS 52nd Annual Conference--less than a month away!

Hello VHF'ers:  (yes, you might be getting this message via multiple
venues--just trying to get the word out far and wide.)

If you haven't registered yet, you should firm up your plans because the
guaranteed hotel rate and block only lasts about another week (thru July
6th). 

Here's why you should attend:
- Central location in Wichita, KS at the Doubletree Hotel at the Wichita
airport
- Friday morning outdoor activities of Antenna Range, Rover Row, and Dish
Bowl.
- Friday morning Noise Figure measurement (inside)
- Presentations Friday afternoon and Saturday just some of which are:
    KL7UW        Dual Yagi Inverted-U az-el mount for 6m
    N2CEI        Multi-band Transverters
    KH6/K6MIO    The Solar Cycle and F2 Propagation
    WA5VJB    Yagi Antennas
    PJ4VHF        Medium Power Amplifiers
    W4KXY        BIP-BOP Controller for 6m Yagis
    N6NB        Obstacle Gain: Reinventing the Wheel 2018
    WD5AGO    End of Life: What is happening with older Low Noise Devices?
    W5ZN        Effective SO2R Techniques for 6 Meter Contesting
    KH6/K6MIO    Extreme Es Over water paths
    KK6MC        QRP VHF
    K0DAS        A Portable 6 Meter EME Station
    N6NB        Weak Signal VHF through the Years
- Luncheons Friday and Saturday with entertaining talks:
    W9FZ/W0ZQ    Microwave Adventures: Eclipse-o-Mania and Beyond
    K0DAS        The 2017 Search for Amelia Earhart's Airplane
- Saturday night Banquet with REAL Entertainment and Prize Table (dress
casual)
- Hospitality Suite available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights
- Dealer area with Hanger 18 Surplus and Downeast Microwave confirmed
- Thursday night mixer for conference attendees and family
- Friday family program Bus Tour to scenic Flint Hills
- Saturday family program Tour to historic "Cow Town" and shopping trip to
New Market Square

First, visit the conference website at: http://2018.csvhfs.org/ and learn
about the event.

Next make your hotel room reservation by following the hotlink (with
flashing red arrow) at:
We have a guaranteed block of rooms (with conference rate) that will be
released after July 6th.  We can exceed the block before that date.  There
are just over 20 rooms in the block remaining (as of June 24).  Make your
reservations to ensure a place at the Doubletree Hotel.

Then register for the event (either online or mail-in) by visiting either:
gistration
Click the "Register Individual" button at the very bottom.

Questions? Contact the host team at registration@... .

73
Mel Graves WR0I
Bruce Richardson W9FZ


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[nmbrc] roundtable

Bruce Draper
 



Tuesday evening, 8 PM, 50.133 MHz. 
Field Day stories?
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Re: 2 meter E-skip

James Duffey
 

I was traveling in Eastern WY during this opening. The FM band had solid signals in every slot, I listened to a station in Austin TX for over 45 minutes and from tuning around, there were lots of Mexican FM stations on as well. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 19, 2018, at 21:48, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

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

---------- 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



Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Arne N7KA
 

Yes.  I did work EA8YV as reported.  I had been watching a newscast by Tamitha Skov earlier that morning in which she reported that the good propagation we had been experiencing was from a sun spot that had rotated from view to earth and that conditions  were quickly declining and would be quiet for about 1 week, pending another sun spot on the back side of the sun that would rotate into view. 


I was tuning to see how poor conditions were and heard the weak CW CQ from EA8YV.  While answering his CQ (I was running 100W from the TS-590SG), I hit the amp ON switch and the 3 minute timer started ticking.  So the QSO on my end was 100W until the final 73 when the amp finally was ready.


The point is it pays to listen carefully.  Plus a bit of luck;  Ya had to be at the right place at the right time.


Arne N7KA

On June 25, 2018 at 1:56 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:

I knew there must have been a reason I hadn't submitted it before.
 
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Jim, that is great DX but the database is only for QSOs made after 1 Nov 2017.  I think if we included legacy QSOs, N5JEH and N7KA would have most of the records!  Mike

On 06/25/2018 12:18 PM, KC7QY wrote:
Mike,

I just checked my 6M CW QSO with ON4IQ (JO20ar) from last year. My logging program says 5,258 miles. You might want to confirm the distance. I'm in DM64nb. Contact was 13 June 2017 at 17:58. My end was 100 wts to 3 elements. Johan did the heavy lifting with his H-frame of four M2 8 els. (His QRZ page says he's upgraded to 9 elements now)
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw.  DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles.  I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it.   I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m.  Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know.  W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database.  W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.

Mike WB2FKO

On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:
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
 

 



 



 


 


Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

KC7QY
 

I knew there must have been a reason I hadn't submitted it before.
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 1:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Jim, that is great DX but the database is only for QSOs made after 1 Nov 2017.  I think if we included legacy QSOs, N5JEH and N7KA would have most of the records!  Mike

On 06/25/2018 12:18 PM, KC7QY wrote:
Mike,

I just checked my 6M CW QSO with ON4IQ (JO20ar) from last year. My logging program says 5,258 miles. You might want to confirm the distance. I'm in DM64nb. Contact was 13 June 2017 at 17:58. My end was 100 wts to 3 elements. Johan did the heavy lifting with his H-frame of four M2 8 els. (His QRZ page says he's upgraded to 9 elements now)
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw.  DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles.  I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it.   I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m.  Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know.  W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database.  W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.

Mike WB2FKO

On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:
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
 







Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Mike WB2FKO
 

Jim, that is great DX but the database is only for QSOs made after 1 Nov 2017.  I think if we included legacy QSOs, N5JEH and N7KA would have most of the records!  Mike

On 06/25/2018 12:18 PM, KC7QY wrote:
Mike,

I just checked my 6M CW QSO with ON4IQ (JO20ar) from last year. My logging program says 5,258 miles. You might want to confirm the distance. I'm in DM64nb. Contact was 13 June 2017 at 17:58. My end was 100 wts to 3 elements. Johan did the heavy lifting with his H-frame of four M2 8 els. (His QRZ page says he's upgraded to 9 elements now)
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw.  DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles.  I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it.   I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m.  Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know.  W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database.  W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.

Mike WB2FKO

On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:
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
 





Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

KC7QY
 

Mike,

I just checked my 6M CW QSO with ON4IQ (JO20ar) from last year. My logging program says 5,258 miles. You might want to confirm the distance. I'm in DM64nb. Contact was 13 June 2017 at 17:58. My end was 100 wts to 3 elements. Johan did the heavy lifting with his H-frame of four M2 8 els. (His QRZ page says he's upgraded to 9 elements now)
 
Jim KC7QY



From: WB2FKO <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw.  DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles.  I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it.   I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m.  Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know.  W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database.  W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.

Mike WB2FKO

On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:
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
 




Re: 6M DX report Sunday 6/4

Mike WB2FKO
 

N7KA worked EA8YV the old fashioned way on cw.  DX database updated with a new top distance for cw at 5129 miles.  I let FT8 run unattended for most of Sunday afternoon and decoded an OH1, but that's it.   I suspect there are some NM ops on this mailing list (AI5I, N5JEH, ??) who have eclipsed 6000 miles using FT8 on 6m.  Would like to add these extreme DX QSOs to the online record, so please let me know.  W5UHF logged an 1100+ mile MSK144 QSO on 144 MHz during the June contest, but I don't have enough details to add to database.  W7QQ should get me that info at some point, as well as all the new UHF and microwave records.

Mike WB2FKO

On 06/24/2018 07:04 PM, Ed wrote:

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

 



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

---------- 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



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


[nmbrc] R R

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


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

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