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Re: NMVHF chat

redarlington
 

I logged in like it was a whole new account.  From the top menu in the purple side of the screen, I can drop down and scroll right down to the bottom to switch to my other accounts.   It's easier for me to just have two tabs open.

-Bob N3XKB

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 4:25 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I created a separate login/password for this new workspace. Maybe that was a mistake. I have been able to switch between my two slack accounts seamlessly, ie. without having to log out and in.  I'll defer to Bob N3XKB who is on this list and has years more experience on slack than me.

On 6/11/19 3:50 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Mike, a lot of us are already members of SLACK chat pages.  Is there a way to sign in to the NMVHFS Slack chat from an existing account.  i didn't look to hard, but i didn't see any 'join other groups" prompt in my account - probably missed it.

-W9RM

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


On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO







Re: NMVHF chat

Mike WB2FKO
 

I created a separate login/password for this new workspace. Maybe that was a mistake. I have been able to switch between my two slack accounts seamlessly, ie. without having to log out and in.  I'll defer to Bob N3XKB who is on this list and has years more experience on slack than me.

On 6/11/19 3:50 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Mike, a lot of us are already members of SLACK chat pages.  Is there a way to sign in to the NMVHFS Slack chat from an existing account.  i didn't look to hard, but i didn't see any 'join other groups" prompt in my account - probably missed it.

-W9RM

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


On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO







Check Your Guylines/anchors

KC7QY
 

A quick reminder to check these out. I did some antenna work before the test last week. Had to install the anchor (a very large spike) for one of the guys. Found the mast and all three VHF antennas on the ground yesterday. The anchor that had served admirably for years was pulled out of the ground. Wind was nowhere as strong as we have had this spring. Fortunately no major damage, 6M driven is a little bent, and back on the air this afternoon.

Jim KC7QY


Re: KK6MC in contest

KC7QY
 

Actually W5PR won the battle here quite handily. PR now owes me a set of headphones (HiHI). Worked them quickly and could barely hear QE. Got QE about a half hour later.

Jim KC7QY


On Monday, June 10, 2019, 04:34:12 PM MDT, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


K5QE and W5PR fought with each other, on almost the same frequency, until the bitter end.  it was obvious each knew the other was there but they probably couldn't hear the other very well.  They were both 20-over up here - almost the same signal strength and pretty much unworkable as they trashed each other.

I though it was pretty darn funny...by the sound of the K5QE op at the very end, I am guessing he didn't see the same humor in it <hehehe>

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Thanks. I was really beat when I got home sat night. It seemed like a good trade at the time. Towards the end of the opening, the TX stations, W5PR and K5QE,  were coming in, and I thought the opening might expand there, but it didn’t ‘t, so I left. I got home after 1100 as it was.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:27, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Jim, you missed very little those last 45 minutes on 6M...

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   6:   183    72
   2:    46     9
 222:    26     5
 432:   32     7
-------------------
Total:  345    93  Total Score = 34,845

Thanks to the Sunday evening Es, I had the best contest here in several years. Having just returned from a 7 week/7000 mile road trip I decided to take it easy and just do a limited rove with the easy DM64/DM65/DM74/DM75 Moriarty convergence the first day and a more ambitious westerly rove the second day if I felt up to it, which I did. I did not operate in motion as I didn’t even try to convince Ginger to come along. 

The contest started with a brief, two QSO, Es opening, but it was mostly locals the first day, but they were plentiful and I ended the day a bit better than I expected for a no Es contest. Made a couple of nice long haul QSOes though, several with K5LA in El Paso and W9RM up in Olathe CO. Particularly nice were the SSB QSOs with Keith from DM74. It was encouraging to hear all the local activity, especially on the higher bands and I was encouraged to hear two new rovers, W0AMT/r and WA6BJH/r. AA5PR was also out, but I don’t think we connected. 

I felt OK the second day, so I set off for the more ambitious westerly route
consisting of DM54/DM64/DM55/DM56/DM66. The westerly route gave me a chance to work N1AV and WA7XX in AZ which was nice. The day started pretty much like the first day, although there was a small Es opening in the morning, but I think I missed most of it while in motion and trying to connect with the AZ guys.

I was using APRS, and my map from Sunday is attached. 

The contest was really made for me on Sunday evening when 6M opened to everywhere and I was in DM66, a rather rare grid in the contest. I had 130 6M QSOs the last hour and a half and a max hour in that time span with 102 QSOs. I was about 3 hours from home in DM66, so I pulled up stakes and left with 45 minutes left in the contest, but the band appeared to be dying with few responses to my CQs and no new stations on the band. And the prospect of a three hour drive home along NM550 seemed daunting.

<image1.jpeg>

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: NMVHF chat

Keith Morehouse
 

Mike, a lot of us are already members of SLACK chat pages.  Is there a way to sign in to the NMVHFS Slack chat from an existing account.  i didn't look to hard, but i didn't see any 'join other groups" prompt in my account - probably missed it.

-W9RM

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


On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO






Re: NMVHF chat

Mike WB2FKO
 

Correct. Both resources are available for now.  If slack proves to be better, will delete PHP chat on the website and replace with a link to the slack invite.

On 6/11/19 1:07 PM, Jay wrote:
Mike,
Just so I am clear, - this is moving to a Slack channel and replacing the PHP based chat page?

 - Jay N1AV

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO







Re: NMVHF chat

Jay
 

Mike,
Just so I am clear, - this is moving to a Slack channel and replacing the PHP based chat page?

 - Jay N1AV

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO






NMVHF chat

Mike WB2FKO
 

I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up; suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO


Re: W7QQ Big 76 GHz Adventure in Current Issue of DUBUS

Michael Daly
 

Also a nice article in CQ Mag.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Kmak
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2019 6:23 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] W7QQ Big 76 GHz Adventure in Current Issue of DUBUS

 

Last March Bill W7QQ wrote about his 76GHz adventures in AZ with mw luminaries W5LUA and VE4MA. Tony W8ZR has an article in the 2nd Quarter 2019 issue of DUBUS detailing the same operating activity. Picture of Bill on White Tanks mountain included.

 

Congrats Bill !!

 

73,

 

Bob K5WO


AA5PR June contest

John Klem
 

Yes, Saturday was grim, especially in DM83.  Wickedly hot and windy.  I heard a total of 3 NM stations:  K5AM (sometimes strong); WB2FKO (a couple weak decodes); and AI5I, God bless him, who somehow manages to hear me wherever I have been.  And I was trying both 6 and 2; FT8, SSB, and CW.  A total of 11 QSOs for the entire contest day, plus a couple of pre-contest meteor scatter contacts with W9RM.

Things definitely turned around on Sunday.  There was a good opening in the morning from DM73 to EN and EM grids, from around 1500 until at least 1800Z, when I felt I was getting a bit too much screen time and decided to move on.  DM74 was pretty much a repeat of DM73, with the welcome addition of some local contacts, including a few on 2 and 432.  I made a number of SSB contacts, but the large majority were FT8 because that's what worked for me.

Perhaps my biggest motivation to go roving is to escape the shadow of the Sandias, which severely obstruct my horizon at home for azimuths from 0 to 180 degrees. So this contest, with openings to grids I can rarely work, was a real treat.   

I believe I have so far added at least one digit to my score in each VHF contest, but this seems unlikely to continue.  My computer tells me 157 total QSO points, 74 total multipliers, total score 11,618.

John, AA5PR



Boo Hoo

Bob Norton
 

Pass the tissues...

June 2019 ARRL VHF contest a bust for me.

While perhaps not as exciting as Duffey's May-June road-trip, I finished a 10 day approximately 3500 mile road-trip Thursday PM. Then, did 3 hours of hard labor Saturday morning before the start of the contest. Pooped, indeed.

A majority of the road trip at, below, or close to sea level. 106 degrees the last evening (Laughlin, NV/Bullhead City, AZ) before some relief in northern Arizona and finally at home near 7000 feet.

Then, sometime Sat PM before a first QSO, the tailtwister controlling all of my VHF/UHF antennae decides to go rogue. Parks itself due south and would not budge in spite of frantic flipping the control switches. Meter stuck full clockwise at S. Not much interest to work the contest parked due south, so I thew in the towel. Still stuck to the south Sunday.

Monday morning, I turn on the rotor control. It now reads full counterclockwise on S. I feather the control and the meter jumps hither and fro, but the antenna now moves in a clockwise direction! I park the Yagis pointing to the west where they normally resided to minimize wind load.

Please, industrial strength tissues!

73, Bob N5EPA


Re: W7QQ Big 76 GHz Adventure in Current Issue of DUBUS

Bill
 

RR TU Bob.  Let's not forget Mark N0IO who made two beautiful 78 GHz tranceiving stations.  Stunning aerospace quality design and workmanship. Mark is from Colorado but is one of us at NMVHFS, along with three of his immediate family. Tony has done a nice job bringing this activity to a broad audience. Mark is the NMVHFS subject matter expert for all things microwave.

Let me also note, for those interested in microwave ops and gear that Phoenix, just next door, has a vibrant microwave community.  Many of them are very excited that there is a seed of microwave activity here in New Mexico.  We have 5 stations on 10 GHz and two on 24 GHz and there are more stations under assembly.  There is some donated gear available for anyone in the society. There's enough to seriously knock down the cost and complexity of getting started.  So, if you're one of those whose bucket list includes microwave let someone know you're interested: Myself, Arne N7KA, Duffey KK6MC, Bob K5WO or Art KC5EFM.

Thanks Again Bob es 73
Bill W7QQ
DM75ao


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:22 PM Bob Kmak <bobkmak@...> wrote:

Last March Bill W7QQ wrote about his 76GHz adventures in AZ with mw luminaries W5LUA and VE4MA. Tony W8ZR has an article in the 2nd Quarter 2019 issue of DUBUS detailing the same operating activity. Picture of Bill on White Tanks mountain included.

 

Congrats Bill !!

 

73,

 

Bob K5WO


W7QQ Big 76 GHz Adventure in Current Issue of DUBUS

Bob Kmak
 

Last March Bill W7QQ wrote about his 76GHz adventures in AZ with mw luminaries W5LUA and VE4MA. Tony W8ZR has an article in the 2nd Quarter 2019 issue of DUBUS detailing the same operating activity. Picture of Bill on White Tanks mountain included.

 

Congrats Bill !!

 

73,

 

Bob K5WO


Re: 6M opening(s)

KC7QY
 

Just like last night DX Maps refuses to connect!

Jim KC7QY


On Monday, June 10, 2019, 4:36:26 PM MDT, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


Right now (2230Z), the band is open to CT3/EA8 from DM58, there are guys calling and working JA's and W7D from rare grid confluence DM18/19/28/29 is pounding in.

All this on one tidy digital 'channel' - 50.313 FT8 :)

-RM

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


6M opening(s)

Keith Morehouse
 

Right now (2230Z), the band is open to CT3/EA8 from DM58, there are guys calling and working JA's and W7D from rare grid confluence DM18/19/28/29 is pounding in.

All this on one tidy digital 'channel' - 50.313 FT8 :)

-RM

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


Re: KK6MC in contest

Keith Morehouse
 

K5QE and W5PR fought with each other, on almost the same frequency, until the bitter end.  it was obvious each knew the other was there but they probably couldn't hear the other very well.  They were both 20-over up here - almost the same signal strength and pretty much unworkable as they trashed each other.

I though it was pretty darn funny...by the sound of the K5QE op at the very end, I am guessing he didn't see the same humor in it <hehehe>

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:30 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Thanks. I was really beat when I got home sat night. It seemed like a good trade at the time. Towards the end of the opening, the TX stations, W5PR and K5QE,  were coming in, and I thought the opening might expand there, but it didn’t ‘t, so I left. I got home after 1100 as it was.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:27, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Jim, you missed very little those last 45 minutes on 6M...

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   6:   183    72
   2:    46     9
 222:    26     5
 432:   32     7
-------------------
Total:  345    93  Total Score = 34,845

Thanks to the Sunday evening Es, I had the best contest here in several years. Having just returned from a 7 week/7000 mile road trip I decided to take it easy and just do a limited rove with the easy DM64/DM65/DM74/DM75 Moriarty convergence the first day and a more ambitious westerly rove the second day if I felt up to it, which I did. I did not operate in motion as I didn’t even try to convince Ginger to come along. 

The contest started with a brief, two QSO, Es opening, but it was mostly locals the first day, but they were plentiful and I ended the day a bit better than I expected for a no Es contest. Made a couple of nice long haul QSOes though, several with K5LA in El Paso and W9RM up in Olathe CO. Particularly nice were the SSB QSOs with Keith from DM74. It was encouraging to hear all the local activity, especially on the higher bands and I was encouraged to hear two new rovers, W0AMT/r and WA6BJH/r. AA5PR was also out, but I don’t think we connected. 

I felt OK the second day, so I set off for the more ambitious westerly route
consisting of DM54/DM64/DM55/DM56/DM66. The westerly route gave me a chance to work N1AV and WA7XX in AZ which was nice. The day started pretty much like the first day, although there was a small Es opening in the morning, but I think I missed most of it while in motion and trying to connect with the AZ guys.

I was using APRS, and my map from Sunday is attached. 

The contest was really made for me on Sunday evening when 6M opened to everywhere and I was in DM66, a rather rare grid in the contest. I had 130 6M QSOs the last hour and a half and a max hour in that time span with 102 QSOs. I was about 3 hours from home in DM66, so I pulled up stakes and left with 45 minutes left in the contest, but the band appeared to be dying with few responses to my CQs and no new stations on the band. And the prospect of a three hour drive home along NM550 seemed daunting.

<image1.jpeg>

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: KK6MC in contest

James Duffey
 

That should be Sun night. Still feeling the effects. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:30, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Thanks. I was really beat when I got home sat night. It seemed like a good trade at the time. Towards the end of the opening, the TX stations, W5PR and K5QE,  were coming in, and I thought the opening might expand there, but it didn’t ‘t, so I left. I got home after 1100 as it was.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:27, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Jim, you missed very little those last 45 minutes on 6M...

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   6:   183    72
   2:    46     9
 222:    26     5
 432:   32     7
-------------------
Total:  345    93  Total Score = 34,845

Thanks to the Sunday evening Es, I had the best contest here in several years. Having just returned from a 7 week/7000 mile road trip I decided to take it easy and just do a limited rove with the easy DM64/DM65/DM74/DM75 Moriarty convergence the first day and a more ambitious westerly rove the second day if I felt up to it, which I did. I did not operate in motion as I didn’t even try to convince Ginger to come along. 

The contest started with a brief, two QSO, Es opening, but it was mostly locals the first day, but they were plentiful and I ended the day a bit better than I expected for a no Es contest. Made a couple of nice long haul QSOes though, several with K5LA in El Paso and W9RM up in Olathe CO. Particularly nice were the SSB QSOs with Keith from DM74. It was encouraging to hear all the local activity, especially on the higher bands and I was encouraged to hear two new rovers, W0AMT/r and WA6BJH/r. AA5PR was also out, but I don’t think we connected. 

I felt OK the second day, so I set off for the more ambitious westerly route
consisting of DM54/DM64/DM55/DM56/DM66. The westerly route gave me a chance to work N1AV and WA7XX in AZ which was nice. The day started pretty much like the first day, although there was a small Es opening in the morning, but I think I missed most of it while in motion and trying to connect with the AZ guys.

I was using APRS, and my map from Sunday is attached. 

The contest was really made for me on Sunday evening when 6M opened to everywhere and I was in DM66, a rather rare grid in the contest. I had 130 6M QSOs the last hour and a half and a max hour in that time span with 102 QSOs. I was about 3 hours from home in DM66, so I pulled up stakes and left with 45 minutes left in the contest, but the band appeared to be dying with few responses to my CQs and no new stations on the band. And the prospect of a three hour drive home along NM550 seemed daunting.

<image1.jpeg>

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: Friday 1200 June 14 VHF Lunch Garcia’s Juan Tabo

Keith Morehouse
 

The Duke City hamfest is on my radar - as of now, I'm planning on coming down.

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:27 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Dave - We will miss you too.  When (if?) you come out for the Duke CIty Hamfest the VHFers can all get together for lunch.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:09, David Hollander <n7rk@...> wrote:
>
> Wish I was closer.
>
> Have fun.
>
> Dave N7RK
> --
> Dave Hollander N7RK
> Arizona Tube Supply
> http://arizonatubesupply.com
>
> Ham Radio Page
> http://n7rk.com
>
>
>





Re: KK6MC in contest

James Duffey
 

Thanks. I was really beat when I got home sat night. It seemed like a good trade at the time. Towards the end of the opening, the TX stations, W5PR and K5QE,  were coming in, and I thought the opening might expand there, but it didn’t ‘t, so I left. I got home after 1100 as it was.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:27, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Jim, you missed very little those last 45 minutes on 6M...

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 4:21 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
   6:   183    72
   2:    46     9
 222:    26     5
 432:   32     7
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Total:  345    93  Total Score = 34,845

Thanks to the Sunday evening Es, I had the best contest here in several years. Having just returned from a 7 week/7000 mile road trip I decided to take it easy and just do a limited rove with the easy DM64/DM65/DM74/DM75 Moriarty convergence the first day and a more ambitious westerly rove the second day if I felt up to it, which I did. I did not operate in motion as I didn’t even try to convince Ginger to come along. 

The contest started with a brief, two QSO, Es opening, but it was mostly locals the first day, but they were plentiful and I ended the day a bit better than I expected for a no Es contest. Made a couple of nice long haul QSOes though, several with K5LA in El Paso and W9RM up in Olathe CO. Particularly nice were the SSB QSOs with Keith from DM74. It was encouraging to hear all the local activity, especially on the higher bands and I was encouraged to hear two new rovers, W0AMT/r and WA6BJH/r. AA5PR was also out, but I don’t think we connected. 

I felt OK the second day, so I set off for the more ambitious westerly route
consisting of DM54/DM64/DM55/DM56/DM66. The westerly route gave me a chance to work N1AV and WA7XX in AZ which was nice. The day started pretty much like the first day, although there was a small Es opening in the morning, but I think I missed most of it while in motion and trying to connect with the AZ guys.

I was using APRS, and my map from Sunday is attached. 

The contest was really made for me on Sunday evening when 6M opened to everywhere and I was in DM66, a rather rare grid in the contest. I had 130 6M QSOs the last hour and a half and a max hour in that time span with 102 QSOs. I was about 3 hours from home in DM66, so I pulled up stakes and left with 45 minutes left in the contest, but the band appeared to be dying with few responses to my CQs and no new stations on the band. And the prospect of a three hour drive home along NM550 seemed daunting.

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James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: Friday 1200 June 14 VHF Lunch Garcia’s Juan Tabo

James Duffey
 

Dave - We will miss you too. When (if?) you come out for the Duke CIty Hamfest the VHFers can all get together for lunch.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 10, 2019, at 16:09, David Hollander <n7rk@cox.net> wrote:

Wish I was closer.

Have fun.

Dave N7RK
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