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Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Keith Morehouse
 

6M SSB most certainly WILL work very well within the state and four corners area and CW even better.¬† Ground wave and ionoscatter are good modes for a pair of well equipped stations. Unfortunately, just like most times when there ARE good conditions, it appears to be more popular to hang out on one 'channel' running slow digital rate ūüėČ

I had suggested times for 6M activity during the QSO party but there was little to no follow up conversation.

I'll be watching for NM stations on 40M the first couple of contest hours and  also chasing Duffy around.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Wed, Apr 10, 2019, 2:42 PM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Do most of the people in nmvhfs have no capability for the HF bands? On 6 meters, ssb and cw won't work out to a few hundred miles in these condx? Would it have been good to include the 144 and 432 bands? 




On Apr 10, 2019, at 12:18 PM, Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

I also would like to voice my take on the exchange. It looks like it is only for voice and cw. No digital (ft8) allowed. I guess no need to waste time on 6 meter FT8 almost the only mode that works this time of the year on 6.

 

Ed N5JEH

 

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From: Brian Mileshosky
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:47 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

 

Greetings ‚ÄĒ

 

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

 

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

 

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

 

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

 

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

 

73,

Brian N5ZGT



On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

 

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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

 

 

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Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Bruce Draper
 

Do most of the people in nmvhfs have no capability for the HF bands? On 6 meters, ssb and cw won't work out to a few hundred miles in these condx? Would it have been good to include the 144 and 432 bands? 




On Apr 10, 2019, at 12:18 PM, Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

I also would like to voice my take on the exchange. It looks like it is only for voice and cw. No digital (ft8) allowed. I guess no need to waste time on 6 meter FT8 almost the only mode that works this time of the year on 6.

 

Ed N5JEH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Mileshosky
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:47 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

 

Greetings ‚ÄĒ

 

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

 

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

 

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

 

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

 

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

 

73,

Brian N5ZGT



On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

 

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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

 

 

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Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Ed
 

I also would like to voice my take on the exchange. It looks like it is only for voice and cw. No digital (ft8) allowed. I guess no need to waste time on 6 meter FT8 almost the only mode that works this time of the year on 6.

 

Ed N5JEH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Brian Mileshosky
Sent: Sunday, April 7, 2019 9:47 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

 

Greetings ‚ÄĒ

 

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

 

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

 

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

 

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

 

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

 

73,

Brian N5ZGT



On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

 

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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

 

 


Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

AE5B John
 

My take on this thread is that there is no need for me to waste my time looking west on 6 meters for my remaining WANMG grids on MSK144 or FT8 this coming weekend.

John  AE5B

EM02

On 4/9/2019 11:04 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Hi Mike ‚ÄĒ

Yes, that is correct. ¬†Name + County/State/Province/DX Entity. ¬†Using the name within the exchange has been to do something a bit different, even a bit more personable to many, than the nearly always constant ‚Äú59‚ÄĚ or ‚Äú5NN‚ÄĚ that‚Äôs used in other events.

All of the logging software out there that supports NMQP is expecting the exchange format above.  We plan to look into how FT8 could fit into the event in the future.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Apr 9, 2019, at 9:46 PM, Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

Am I reading the rules correctly? It looks like a name plus a county, state, or country are required for the exchange.  If so, this is going to cause problems with FT8. A 13-character free-form message is possible, but unless the station on the other end figures out there is a NM QSO party there will likely be problems.  This time of year any 6m activity outside of local will be almost exclusively on 50.313 FT8.

Mike WB2FKO

On 4/7/19 9:47 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Greetings ‚ÄĒ

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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


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Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Brian Mileshosky
 

Hi Mike ‚ÄĒ

Yes, that is correct. ¬†Name + County/State/Province/DX Entity. ¬†Using the name within the exchange has been to do something a bit different, even a bit more personable to many, than the nearly always constant ‚Äú59‚ÄĚ or ‚Äú5NN‚ÄĚ that‚Äôs used in other events.

All of the logging software out there that supports NMQP is expecting the exchange format above.  We plan to look into how FT8 could fit into the event in the future.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Apr 9, 2019, at 9:46 PM, Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

Am I reading the rules correctly? It looks like a name plus a county, state, or country are required for the exchange.  If so, this is going to cause problems with FT8. A 13-character free-form message is possible, but unless the station on the other end figures out there is a NM QSO party there will likely be problems.  This time of year any 6m activity outside of local will be almost exclusively on 50.313 FT8.

Mike WB2FKO

On 4/7/19 9:47 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Greetings ‚ÄĒ

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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



Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Mike WB2FKO
 

Am I reading the rules correctly? It looks like a name plus a county, state, or country are required for the exchange.  If so, this is going to cause problems with FT8. A 13-character free-form message is possible, but unless the station on the other end figures out there is a NM QSO party there will likely be problems.  This time of year any 6m activity outside of local will be almost exclusively on 50.313 FT8.

Mike WB2FKO

On 4/7/19 9:47 PM, Brian Mileshosky wrote:
Greetings ‚ÄĒ

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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


KK6MC/M IN NM QSO PARTY

James Duffey
 

Here is my itinerary for the NM QSO Party. I will have a driver, so if propagation is good, you should be able to find me pretty much anytime around the suggested frequencies. I will also have APRS so you can track my progress, but no guarantee as to coverage as some of the route is through remote and lightly populated areas. Please do not text or call during the contest about arranging QSOes or frequencies as that is forbidden in the rules. There is a suggestion in the rules about NM stations going to the suggested operating frequencies at the top of the hour to work other NM stations, and I will try to do that.

I will operate mainly 40CW and 20M CW and phone. The antenna is a bit narrow banded to operate 40 phone with good results, but I can try low in the band, if you want to try a qso. I had marginal luck with that in the OK QSO party.

It easy for me to get behind or ahead of schedule, so don’t hold me to this exact schedule, but I will try as best as I can.

TIME IN (UTC) COUNTY TIME OUT (UTC)

1400 BERNALILLO/SANDOVAL 1445

1445 SANDOVAL (MOTION) 1455

1455 SANTA FE (MOTION) 1645

1645 LOS ALAMOS 1730

1730 SANTA FE (MOTION) 1800

1800 RIO ARRIBA(MOTION) 1830

1830 RIO ARRIBA/TAOS 1845 (IF < 15 QS IN RA)

1845 TAOS (IN MOTION) 1930

1930 MORA (IN MOTION) 2100

2100 HARDING (IN MOTION) 2130

2130Z SAN MIGUEL/HARDING 2150 (IF <15 QS IN HAR)

2150 HARDING (IN MOTION) 2300

2300 QUAY (IN MOTION) 2350

2350 GUADALUPE 0050

0050 TORRANCE 0150

0150 SANTA FE 0200

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Next Saturday!

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings ‚ÄĒ

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party will help fill the HF and 6 meter bands next Saturday, April 13.

Will you and/or your amateur radio club be joining the fun with hams across New Mexico, the nation, and globe?

If so, please let us know which county/counties you’ll be operating from, whether for a couple hours or the entire event (even if tentative), so we can reflect it on the County Activation Plan list/map found on the NMQP website.

We are striving for all of New Mexico’s 33 counties to be on the air during the event, and hope you’ll help us achieve this goal again by joining in the fun.

Please see the announcement below and visit the New Mexico QSO Party website, at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org, for complete details.

73,
Brian N5ZGT

On Mar 12, 2019, at 9:10 PM, Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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


Re: Test Message from New member

Ed
 

Welcome Tom,Look for you on the bands.

 

Ed  N5JEH

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Tom
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 10:26 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] Test Message from New member

 

To All..

Just testing my email to make sure all is good and Looking forward to

working Many of you in the coming contest and VHF season..

Cu you on the Bands,,

Tom

N7GP

ex WA8WZG

 

 

 


Re: Test Message from New member

Bill
 

Welcome Tom!

Bill W7QQ

On Mar 22, 2019, at 10:30 AM, Tom <wa8wzg@...> wrote:

To All..
Just testing my email to make sure all is good and Looking forward to working Many of you in the coming contest and VHF season..
Cu you on the Bands,,
Tom
N7GP
ex WA8WZG



Test Message from New member

Tom
 

To All..
Just testing my email to make sure all is good and Looking forward to working Many of you in the coming contest and VHF season..
Cu you on the Bands,,
Tom
N7GP
ex WA8WZG


Re: TOWER SAFETY

Michael Daly
 

Thanks.  We need the reminder.  I use a lift with a second person around. I try to get the helper to use the lift and I direct from the ground, but not always.  Rents for about $300 a weekend.  I’m too old to climb and hope I’m too young to die.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Keith Morehouse
Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 11:31 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] TOWER SAFETY

 

Another experienced ham dies from a tower fall - PV8ADI !  That's two high profile deaths in 6 months (W0AIH was the other).  I heard about this today and offered this to my 'other' club group. I thought a refresher would be good for this group, too.

 

*********************

Message: 2
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:45:23 -0600
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu@...>
To: gmc@...
Subject: Re: [Gmc] PV8ADI SK
Message-ID: <1ccf3b11-8ed5-4765-6307-bc56d7896203@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"; Format="flowed"

Sorry to hear this news.


Another accident similar to W0AIH.? It too could have been prevented.


If you are only climbing with a belt these days, you might want to 
reconsider.? Get yourself a new belt and fall arrest harness or hire a 
professional.? None of us are getting younger. 

 

****************************

 

My response:

 

Yes - throw away the old waistband climbing belt or keep it just for hanging off the bottom section.  The evolution of the tower climbing industry over the last decade has made PROPER tower climbing equipment affordable to anyone who can afford a tower.

 

10-15 years ago, the tower climbing "industry" was a disaster, with 'gypsy' gangs of young men roving the country, living in their trucks and working for anyone with a erection contract, without much training.  Some of their practices were horrific !  Yes, there were exceptions, but the majority were untrained and unafraid - the oil field roughnecks of the communications world.  So many people were being killed in accidents that OSHA stepped in and told the "industry" they needed to clean it up or they (OSHA) would clean it for them, along with copious red tape and regulations.

 

So, very quickly, the movers and shakers of the industry, mostly those with legitimate businesses (I.E. businesses with safety procedures and employment standards), founded a national association (NATE - National Association of Tower Erectors) and proceeded to mostly clean up their industry.  They published guidelines and best practice procedures,  educated those that could be educated. and developed or promoted proper GEAR for different climbing tasks and

 

That gear is available from a wide base of suppliers and is inexpensive for what it does (saving your life while making climbing easier).  Last I checked, one could buy a complete multi-point, fall arrest harness with positioning and stabilizing belts for a little over $400.  You could option this up with accessories like self-rescue rope packs, cold weather gear, ect.

 

If you still climb with a old-fashion linesman belt and positioning strap, stop.  We're not getting younger and the towers and beams always seem to get taller and heavier.  If you slip, or have a medical problem and loose consciousness or grip while up the tower, a linesman belt will likely invert you from your tie-off point and, unless you are found and rescued quickly, you will linger for a long time before succumbing.

 

Yes, even a full-on certified harness will not save you if you're not tied off to a solid anchor but WE don't do such foolish things, do we ?

 

-W9RM

 

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


TOWER SAFETY

Keith Morehouse
 

Another experienced ham dies from a tower fall - PV8ADI !  That's two high profile deaths in 6 months (W0AIH was the other).  I heard about this today and offered this to my 'other' club group. I thought a refresher would be good for this group, too.

*********************
Message: 2
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:45:23 -0600
From: W0MU Mike Fatchett <w0mu@...>
To: gmc@...
Subject: Re: [Gmc] PV8ADI SK
Message-ID: <1ccf3b11-8ed5-4765-6307-bc56d7896203@...>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="windows-1252"; Format="flowed"

Sorry to hear this news.


Another accident similar to W0AIH.? It too could have been prevented.


If you are only climbing with a belt these days, you might want to 
reconsider.? Get yourself a new belt and fall arrest harness or hire a 
professional.? None of us are getting younger. 

****************************

My response:
 
Yes - throw away the old waistband climbing belt or keep it just for hanging off the bottom section.  The evolution of the tower climbing industry over the last decade has made PROPER tower climbing equipment affordable to anyone who can afford a tower.

10-15 years ago, the tower climbing "industry" was a disaster, with 'gypsy' gangs of young men roving the country, living in their trucks and working for anyone with a erection contract, without much training.  Some of their practices were horrific !  Yes, there were exceptions, but the majority were untrained and unafraid - the oil field roughnecks of the communications world.  So many people were being killed in accidents that OSHA stepped in and told the "industry" they needed to clean it up or they (OSHA) would clean it for them, along with copious red tape and regulations.

So, very quickly, the movers and shakers of the industry, mostly those with legitimate businesses (I.E. businesses with safety procedures and employment standards), founded a national association (NATE - National Association of Tower Erectors) and proceeded to mostly clean up their industry.  They published guidelines and best practice procedures,  educated those that could be educated. and developed or promoted proper GEAR for different climbing tasks and

That gear is available from a wide base of suppliers and is inexpensive for what it does (saving your life while making climbing easier).  Last I checked, one could buy a complete multi-point, fall arrest harness with positioning and stabilizing belts for a little over $400.  You could option this up with accessories like self-rescue rope packs, cold weather gear, ect.

If you still climb with a old-fashion linesman belt and positioning strap, stop.  We're not getting younger and the towers and beams always seem to get taller and heavier.  If you slip, or have a medical problem and loose consciousness or grip while up the tower, a linesman belt will likely invert you from your tie-off point and, unless you are found and rescued quickly, you will linger for a long time before succumbing.

Yes, even a full-on certified harness will not save you if you're not tied off to a solid anchor but WE don't do such foolish things, do we ?

-W9RM

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


Arizona 78 GHz operating event

Mike WB2FKO
 

W7QQ (with N0IO) has provided a riveting account of a recent microwave operating event that took place in Arizona.  Their story with link to an accompanying video can be found on the NM VHF website:

http://www.nmvhf.org/operating.html

73 Mike WB2FKO (nmvhf.org webmaster)


Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Saturday, April 13

Mike WB2FKO
 

I will make a point of being on 6m for the FT8 period. Will stay longer depending on activity/conditions. Sorry, no HF here. Mike WB2FKO

On 3/13/19 10:00 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Thanks for the info Brian.  I will try to participate on 6 and whichever HF bands I can get a signal out.

May I suggest that "we", aka the New Mexico VHF Society, organize a (or several) "activity hours" on 6M, using the QSO Party suggested frequencies of 50.095, 50.130 ?  Club activity hours have been shown to increase QSO counts on bands that might be overlooked as to difficult.  Maybe several hours after the contest has started, when activity has dropped ?  We could also have a specific activity period for FT8 operation, a mode with a proven record for the weak signal capability needed during ground wave and scatter operation.


I'll take the lead on this and propose TWO 6M activity periods.

Period 1 - 1600Z-1615Z (10:00-10:15 local) on 50.095 +/-  CW, then:
                 1615Z-1630Z (10:15-10:30 local) on 50.130 +/- SSB.

Period 2 - 1800Z-1830Z (12 noon to 12:30) on 50.313 FT8 - NM stations CQ FIRST sequence

Suggestions ?  Comments ?  Alternatives ?

-W9RM  -  NMVHF Society 'Subject Matter Expert', Contesting & Contest Logging

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


On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:
Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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



Re: New Mexico QSO Party -- Saturday, April 13

Keith Morehouse
 

Thanks for the info Brian.  I will try to participate on 6 and whichever HF bands I can get a signal out.

May I suggest that "we", aka the New Mexico VHF Society, organize a (or several) "activity hours" on 6M, using the QSO Party suggested frequencies of 50.095, 50.130 ?  Club activity hours have been shown to increase QSO counts on bands that might be overlooked as to difficult.  Maybe several hours after the contest has started, when activity has dropped ?  We could also have a specific activity period for FT8 operation, a mode with a proven record for the weak signal capability needed during ground wave and scatter operation.


I'll take the lead on this and propose TWO 6M activity periods.

Period 1 - 1600Z-1615Z (10:00-10:15 local) on 50.095 +/-  CW, then:
                 1615Z-1630Z (10:15-10:30 local) on 50.130 +/- SSB.

Period 2 - 1800Z-1830Z (12 noon to 12:30) on 50.313 FT8 - NM stations CQ FIRST sequence

Suggestions ?  Comments ?  Alternatives ?

-W9RM  -  NMVHF Society 'Subject Matter Expert', Contesting & Contest Logging

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


On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 9:10 PM Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...> wrote:
Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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


New Mexico QSO Party -- Saturday, April 13

Brian Mileshosky
 

Fellow New Mexico Hams --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party takes place Saturday, April 13 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 and 6 meters during the event period, looking particularly 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 98 New Mexico hams and 18 New Mexico amateur radio clubs.

We are looking for hams within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire 12 hour period.

This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike. Operate from the comfort of your home, or combine forces with hams in your club as a club activity.  Invite a group of friends to your shack.  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 Valencia County Amateur Radio Association.  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

Are you planning to get on the air and operate from your home shack, with friends, alongside your club at its club station, 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 2019 New Mexico QSO Party.  With your help we look forward to all 33 counties being activated this year.  See you on the air in about a month!

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


Re: I fixed my APRS

Keith Morehouse
 

Wait...'illegal' power at 78 GHz ??  There's a power or ERP limit on these bands ?  Is someone concerned with RF exposure limits or is this a shared band and there is a limit due to potential interference ?

I know there is autonomous vehicle systems work going on around there somewhere - is that the concern ?

I can't imagine it's possible to build devices with Po greater then maybe +25 to +30 dBm (if even that high) at 78 GHz.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Sat, Mar 2, 2019, 12:36 PM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Keith,

Just one record category. I think it’s 302 km.

78 has issues with low legal power. Many stations exceed legal limits..... so there are legal records and illegal ‚Äúrecords‚ÄĚ. Experiments are often done with illegal power, then antenna gain is improved and a retry with legal power is redone on a good day (low dew point). We will be experimenting.

I’m along to learn and support and determine pointing with 10 GHz.

Bill


On Mar 2, 2019, at 7:43 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Anybody know the current 78 GHz DX record ?
Are there two records at microwvar frequencies ? ?
Something like "Coastal" (..where ducting is common) and "Inland" ?

-W9RM

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


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 7:23 PM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Rr Duffy,

It’ll help to have APRS going again.

Looks like the 10 thru 78 AZ microfest is back on.  It’s 3-7 thru 3-9. Mostly focusing on 10 for pointing and 47 and 78 for DX experiments.

Bill W7QQ
> On Mar 1, 2019, at 7:09 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
>
> For those of you who missed my APRS spots in the January contest, I have found the problem and fixed it. I was accessing the APRS internet gateway on the wrong port. Thanks to Jim, KC7QY for pointing this out in the contest. Finding the problem was not easy, but trivial in the end. I am seriously thinking of going to an RF tracker.
>
> James Duffey KK6MC
> Cedar Crest NM
>
>
>




Re: I fixed my APRS

Bill
 

Keith,

Just one record category. I think it’s 302 km.

78 has issues with low legal power. Many stations exceed legal limits..... so there are legal records and illegal ‚Äúrecords‚ÄĚ. Experiments are often done with illegal power, then antenna gain is improved and a retry with legal power is redone on a good day (low dew point). We will be experimenting.

I’m along to learn and support and determine pointing with 10 GHz.

Bill


On Mar 2, 2019, at 7:43 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Anybody know the current 78 GHz DX record ?
Are there two records at microwvar frequencies ? ?
Something like "Coastal" (..where ducting is common) and "Inland" ?

-W9RM

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


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 7:23 PM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Rr Duffy,

It’ll help to have APRS going again.

Looks like the 10 thru 78 AZ microfest is back on.  It’s 3-7 thru 3-9. Mostly focusing on 10 for pointing and 47 and 78 for DX experiments.

Bill W7QQ
> On Mar 1, 2019, at 7:09 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
>
> For those of you who missed my APRS spots in the January contest, I have found the problem and fixed it. I was accessing the APRS internet gateway on the wrong port. Thanks to Jim, KC7QY for pointing this out in the contest. Finding the problem was not easy, but trivial in the end. I am seriously thinking of going to an RF tracker.
>
> James Duffey KK6MC
> Cedar Crest NM
>
>
>




Re: I fixed my APRS

James Duffey
 

Here are the records above 144MHz, broken out by propagation mode:


All of the 78GHz (75GHz in the table) are listed as ‚Äúline of sight‚ÄĚ.¬†

The 10GHz records are broken out by call area, which reflects your concern about geographical differences in propagation, although truth be known, the 10GHz propagation on the east side of the 5th call area is very different than that on the west side, as is the propagation in the 0th call area is much different from MN to CO.

NM VHF/UHF/microwave records can be found on the NMVHF.org site.

I hope that this helps. - Duffey KK6MC


On Mar 2, 2019, at 07:43, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Anybody know the current 78 GHz DX record ?
Are there two records at microwvar frequencies ? ?
Something like "Coastal" (..where ducting is common) and "Inland" ?

-W9RM

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


On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 7:23 PM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Rr Duffy,

It’ll help to have APRS going again.

Looks like the 10 thru 78 AZ microfest is back on.  It’s 3-7 thru 3-9. Mostly focusing on 10 for pointing and 47 and 78 for DX experiments.

Bill W7QQ
> On Mar 1, 2019, at 7:09 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
>
> For those of you who missed my APRS spots in the January contest, I have found the problem and fixed it. I was accessing the APRS internet gateway on the wrong port. Thanks to Jim, KC7QY for pointing this out in the contest. Finding the problem was not easy, but trivial in the end. I am seriously thinking of going to an RF tracker.
>
> James Duffey KK6MC
> Cedar Crest NM
>
>
>