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Re: New WSJTX release available

Mike WB2FKO
 

The WSJTX operating guide suggests a default FT4 frequency on 6m of 50.318:


Looks like a panadapter and a lot of patience will be needed this weekend. Mike WB2FKO

On 7/15/19 2:04 PM, Ed wrote:

I see that people using FT4 have been on 50,324.  The big problem that most are afraid of is that FT4 will become a replacement for FT8 and not just used for Contest as it was indended.

 

Ed N5jeh

 

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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:57 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] New WSJTX release available

 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

 

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

 

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 



Re: New WSJTX release available

Ed
 

I see that people using FT4 have been on 50,324.  The big problem that most are afraid of is that FT4 will become a replacement for FT8 and not just used for Contest as it was indended.

 

Ed N5jeh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:57 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] New WSJTX release available

 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

 

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

 

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 


New WSJTX release available

Keith Morehouse
 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


6M open well to NE from DM58

Keith Morehouse
 

Seeing several dozen beacons in upper midwest.
Signals strong.
Possible EU extension.
KG5THG/r is in rare DM90 grid on meteor scatter - 50.265
Good Luck - see you in CQWW VHF contest next weekend.

-W9RM

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


6m Open

Keith Morehouse
 

6 is open to Carib and PY-land from DM58
Also, KG5THG/p in EL08 is on 50.313 FT8 - rare grid

-W9RM

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


Congratulations

Bruce Draper
 

Congratulations to the NM VHF Society on its fine showing in the NM QSO Party. Among the achievements for the club:

Highest-scoring club

Most counties activated

3 of the top 4 single-op scores

Top mobile/rover score

 

…and all of that with just 6 entries!

 

Results are here:

http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/results/results-current/


K5N DL79

Keith Morehouse
 

K5N expedition to DL79 on now - 50.313 FT8 1st sequence
Good copy on ionoscatter in DM58

-W9RM

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


Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Michael Daly
 

Hi all,

This year’s conference conflicts with a family visit from son and his children from Arlington V so I won’t be going to Lincoln.

Mike, n5sj

 

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of James Duffey
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 2:02 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] Central States VHF Society Conference Table

 

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC

Cedar Crest NM


On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

 

Regardless, have a great trip.

 

Cheers,

Alden, AG5S 


On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

 

73, Bill Mader, K8TE

W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019

ARRL New Mexico Section Manager

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio

Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019

President, Albuquerque DX Association 

 

 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

KC7QY
 

Duffey,

I'll be there and will help with manning the table.

Jim KC7QY


On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 01:32:49 PM MDT, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:


I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Mike WB2FKO
 

Note that KK6MC will be representing in the tech sessions as well, giving a talk on Moxon antennas.  Mike


Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Bill
 

Duffey,

Glad you took the initiative.  I'll bring the banner, t shirts and any remaining coffee cups.  The NM grid award is a good idea.  I'll take a turn at the table.

73 Bill W7QQ


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

James Duffey
 

If we have some, we will sell them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:35, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

I have one. Thought they could be sold with the tee shirts. 

Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:02, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Alden Oyer
 

I have one. Thought they could be sold with the tee shirts. 

Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:02, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

James Duffey
 

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Alden Oyer
 

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Bill Mader
 

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Central States VHF Society Conference Table

James Duffey
 

I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


New Mexico QSO Party -- 2019 Results posted

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings --

The 2019 New Mexico QSO Party, which took place last April, was another great success. Hams from all over New Mexico, the United States, and the world took to HF and 6 meters for a day of fun and enjoyment. A huge thank you goes to the members and leadership of the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association who sponsored this year's event, as well as to the individuals and clubs who sponsored this year's plaque awards. And, of course, to every person and ham club who participated in the QSO Party.

Here are some statistics from this year's event:

— Logs submitted: 129
— Total NMQP QSOs logged: 4,392
— Unique New Mexico stations logged: 89
— New Mexico logs submitted: 48
— New Mexico club affiliations reported in logs: 14
— New Mexico counties activated: 30 of 33 (not activated: Catron, Colfax, Hidalgo)
— US states logged: 49 of 50
— Canadian provinces logged: 7 of 13
— Countries/DXCC entities logged: 11

Complete results, broken down by operating category as well as special awards can be found under the "Results" link at www.newmexicoqsoparty.org Pictures contributed by those who participated this year will be added to the album found by clicking on the “Photos” link.

Congratulations to all! Plaques and participant certificates will be produced and delivered in the coming weeks.

The New Mexico QSO Party returns on the second Saturday of April 2020 -- we hope you and your club will join the fun.

73,
Brian N5ZGT


Re: KK6MC talk on VHF at ADXA meeting 1730 MDT June 26 at Copper Canyon Cafe

James Duffey
 

Thanks Bill.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 25, 2019, at 11:15, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Copper Canyon Cafe is located at 5455 Gibson Blvd SE in Albuquerque. That's between cross streets San Mateo and San Pedro.

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 10:13 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I will be presenting an introduction to VHF operation, mostly 6M, at the Albuquerque DX Association meeting this Wednesday, June 26. You do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome. The meeting starts at 1730 with dinner, on your own. The presentation will begin between 1830 and 1900 and last about an hour.

I hope to see you there! - KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




Re: KK6MC talk on VHF at ADXA meeting 1730 MDT June 26 at Copper Canyon Cafe

Bill
 

Copper Canyon Cafe is located at 5455 Gibson Blvd SE in Albuquerque. That's between cross streets San Mateo and San Pedro.

Bill W7QQ


On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 10:13 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I will be presenting an introduction to VHF operation, mostly 6M, at the Albuquerque DX Association meeting this Wednesday, June 26. You do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome. The meeting starts at 1730 with dinner, on your own. The presentation will begin between 1830 and 1900 and last about an hour.

I hope to see you there! - KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



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