Date   
WWV/H survey

Keith Morehouse
 

Responding might help keep these stations on the air.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


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

From: Paul English englishp@...
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:15:47 AM CDT
Subject: DOD Broadcast and Listener Survey on WWV and WWVH

From 14-24 August, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a DOD message at 10 mins past the hour on WWV and 50 mins past the hour on WWVH. As part of the message, all listeners are asked to take a listener survey at the URL specified in the message.

<blockquote>

www.dodmars.org/home/wwv-surve y
</blockquote>

<blockquote>

The results of this survey are shared with WWV/H personnel to show their NIST chain of command how often their stations are monitored and how the various timing signals and messages are used by the listeners.

Please take a listen to this message and take the survey...as the saying goes, "every vote counts" and your input to this survey is being used to help demonstrate the importance of these stations.

Thanks for your consideration in this effort.

Paul English, WD8DBY
Chief, Army MARS
</blockquote>

Solar panel on sale at Costco

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

(Since my email to the NMVHF group will fail...)
For those of you who play Rover in contests, or enjoy portable operation
in "exotic" grid squares AND who are also Costco members, there is a
Coleman 100 W Solar Panel With 8.5 AMP Charge Controller on sale at a
$40 discount == $119.00 at Costco.com only.
The sale runs through August 31.
For me it was $125 with Colo tax  and free shipping from NY to Colo.
 
https://www.costco.com/Coleman-100W-Solar-Panel-With-8.5-AMP-Charge-Controller.product.10038
9117.html
 -or-
https://tinyurl.com/y6gktp8h
 
It is 2x the power and 1/2 the weight of the Harbor Freight set of
panels I've been using in my Rover outings for the last 5 years.
 
I will probably swap out the charge controller for some other
selection -- eventually.
 
Just thought I'd pass out a Heads Up.
 
73 ES C U IN THE ARRL SEP VHF
Jonesy
--
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   Pueblo, Colorado     |  @             | Jonesy    |     __ linux FreeBSD
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Re: WWV/H survey

James Duffey
 

Done. 

And, not to be political, but money and government services, which WWV/WWVH and NIST are,  are political, and the current administration is poorly focused and pernicious in their decisions on how and what to reduce in curtailing government services. A well chosen and well thought out vote in 2020 will help as much or more than a survey in keeping NIST, and WWV/WWVH up and operating. 

Political rant off. Thanks for the bandwidth. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Aug 19, 2019, at 18:18, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Responding might help keep these stations on the air.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


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

From: Paul English englishp@...
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:15:47 AM CDT
Subject: DOD Broadcast and Listener Survey on WWV and WWVH

From 14-24 August, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a DOD message at 10 mins past the hour on WWV and 50 mins past the hour on WWVH. As part of the message, all listeners are asked to take a listener survey at the URL specified in the message.

<blockquote>

www.dodmars.org/home/wwv-surve y
</blockquote>

<blockquote>

The results of this survey are shared with WWV/H personnel to show their NIST chain of command how often their stations are monitored and how the various timing signals and messages are used by the listeners.

Please take a listen to this message and take the survey...as the saying goes, "every vote counts" and your input to this survey is being used to help demonstrate the importance of these stations.

Thanks for your consideration in this effort.

Paul English, WD8DBY
Chief, Army MARS
</blockquote>

Re: WWV/H survey

Bob Kmak
 

Done.

K5WO

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:17 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Done. 

And, not to be political, but money and government services, which WWV/WWVH and NIST are,  are political, and the current administration is poorly focused and pernicious in their decisions on how and what to reduce in curtailing government services. A well chosen and well thought out vote in 2020 will help as much or more than a survey in keeping NIST, and WWV/WWVH up and operating. 

Political rant off. Thanks for the bandwidth. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Aug 19, 2019, at 18:18, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Responding might help keep these stations on the air.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


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

From: Paul English englishp@...
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:15:47 AM CDT
Subject: DOD Broadcast and Listener Survey on WWV and WWVH

From 14-24 August, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a DOD message at 10 mins past the hour on WWV and 50 mins past the hour on WWVH. As part of the message, all listeners are asked to take a listener survey at the URL specified in the message.

<blockquote>

www.dodmars.org/home/wwv-surve y
</blockquote>

<blockquote>

The results of this survey are shared with WWV/H personnel to show their NIST chain of command how often their stations are monitored and how the various timing signals and messages are used by the listeners.

Please take a listen to this message and take the survey...as the saying goes, "every vote counts" and your input to this survey is being used to help demonstrate the importance of these stations.

Thanks for your consideration in this effort.

Paul English, WD8DBY
Chief, Army MARS
</blockquote>

Re: WWV/H survey

Bill Mader
 

DONE

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 Tue, Aug 20, 2019 at 11:07 AM Bob Kmak <bobkmak@...> wrote:
Done.

K5WO

On Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 8:17 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Done. 

And, not to be political, but money and government services, which WWV/WWVH and NIST are,  are political, and the current administration is poorly focused and pernicious in their decisions on how and what to reduce in curtailing government services. A well chosen and well thought out vote in 2020 will help as much or more than a survey in keeping NIST, and WWV/WWVH up and operating. 

Political rant off. Thanks for the bandwidth. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Aug 19, 2019, at 18:18, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Responding might help keep these stations on the air.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


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

From: Paul English englishp@...
Sent: Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:15:47 AM CDT
Subject: DOD Broadcast and Listener Survey on WWV and WWVH

From 14-24 August, WWV and WWVH will be broadcasting a DOD message at 10 mins past the hour on WWV and 50 mins past the hour on WWVH. As part of the message, all listeners are asked to take a listener survey at the URL specified in the message.

<blockquote>

www.dodmars.org/home/wwv-surve y
</blockquote>

<blockquote>

The results of this survey are shared with WWV/H personnel to show their NIST chain of command how often their stations are monitored and how the various timing signals and messages are used by the listeners.

Please take a listen to this message and take the survey...as the saying goes, "every vote counts" and your input to this survey is being used to help demonstrate the importance of these stations.

Thanks for your consideration in this effort.

Paul English, WD8DBY
Chief, Army MARS
</blockquote>

Re: Tower removal

Mike WB2FKO
 

My 40 ft Rohn 25G tower will be on the ground sometime in the next week or so. It will be free for the taking for whoever wants it. 4 sections of Rohn 25G, hinged base, a small Hazer and hand winch. I am in NE Albuquerque. Reply by email if interested.

Mike WB2FKO

Re: Tower removal

Bill Mader
 


I'm interested, if it's still available Mike. 
 
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 Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 7:36 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
My 40 ft Rohn 25G tower will be on the ground sometime in the next week or so. It will be free for the taking for whoever wants it. 4 sections of Rohn 25G, hinged base, a small Hazer and hand winch. I am in NE Albuquerque. Reply by email if interested.

Mike WB2FKO




Re: Tower removal

Bill
 

Mike,

I'll take your tower if no one else wants/needs it.  I'll transport.

See you and O this evening.

Bill


On Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 7:36 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
My 40 ft Rohn 25G tower will be on the ground sometime in the next week or so. It will be free for the taking for whoever wants it. 4 sections of Rohn 25G, hinged base, a small Hazer and hand winch. I am in NE Albuquerque. Reply by email if interested.

Mike WB2FKO




Amateur radio station stolen and listed on eBay

James Duffey
 

I received the following e-mail from N6NB about the theft of the  station at W6TAI and subsequently the stolen equipment being offered on e-bay. Please do not purchase the stolen equipment.

I have sent this to several lists, so please excuse me if you receive it more than once. Thanks for the bandwidth. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



From: Overbeck, Wayne
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:09 PM
Subject: Amateur radio station stolen and listed on eBay
 

The amateur radio station at W6TAI's house near Joshua Tree, California has been stolen and the major items are now listed for sale on eBay.  The equipment is owned by N6NB.


The equipment includes an Ameritron AL572 amplifier (S/N AL572-12099), an Icom IC706 (early model, S/N 004245), a Yaesu G-1000DXA rotator control box (incorrectly listed by the eBay seller as a G800, but his photo clearly shows that it's a G1000), and a MFJ 4245MV 45-amp switching power supply.


All of these items have distinguishing characteristics such as a ding in the paint that clearly identify them as ours even if the serial numbers are removed.  All are being offered by one seller who joined eBay about the time of the burglary and ransacking of Carrie's house.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department sent a deputy out to investigate and gather evidence on August 10, 2019.  Carrie has contacted the Sheriff's Department several more times to provide additional information, including the fact that a single eBay seller has listed the four major components of the ham station.


The burglars also stole many tools, a four-piece folding ladder, food and household items (including a half-used bottle of shampoo), towels, pillow cases, a bed comforter and even a red bikini that was hanging in the bathroom.


The burglars did not steal the two towers with rotators or the antennas (an A4 tribander and M2 Yagis for 6 and 2 meters).  Nor did they steal the furniture.  But they did steal art works from the walls.


Anyone who considers purchasing these specific items on eBay should be aware that this is stolen property and that the S.B. Sheriff's office is monitoring the eBay listings as part of an ongoing investigation.  The serial numbers are listed in the nationwide law enforcement registry of stolen goods.


73 to all except the burglars,


Wayne, N6NB



Re: Amateur radio station stolen and listed on eBay

Bob Norton
 

The burglar may be easy to find if a guy and seen wearing the red bikini.

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 6:49 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I received the following e-mail from N6NB about the theft of the  station at W6TAI and subsequently the stolen equipment being offered on e-bay. Please do not purchase the stolen equipment.

I have sent this to several lists, so please excuse me if you receive it more than once. Thanks for the bandwidth. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


From: Overbeck, Wayne
Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2019 3:09 PM
Subject: Amateur radio station stolen and listed on eBay
 

The amateur radio station at W6TAI's house near Joshua Tree, California has been stolen and the major items are now listed for sale on eBay.  The equipment is owned by N6NB.


The equipment includes an Ameritron AL572 amplifier (S/N AL572-12099), an Icom IC706 (early model, S/N 004245), a Yaesu G-1000DXA rotator control box (incorrectly listed by the eBay seller as a G800, but his photo clearly shows that it's a G1000), and a MFJ 4245MV 45-amp switching power supply.


All of these items have distinguishing characteristics such as a ding in the paint that clearly identify them as ours even if the serial numbers are removed.  All are being offered by one seller who joined eBay about the time of the burglary and ransacking of Carrie's house.  The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department sent a deputy out to investigate and gather evidence on August 10, 2019.  Carrie has contacted the Sheriff's Department several more times to provide additional information, including the fact that a single eBay seller has listed the four major components of the ham station.


The burglars also stole many tools, a four-piece folding ladder, food and household items (including a half-used bottle of shampoo), towels, pillow cases, a bed comforter and even a red bikini that was hanging in the bathroom.


The burglars did not steal the two towers with rotators or the antennas (an A4 tribander and M2 Yagis for 6 and 2 meters).  Nor did they steal the furniture.  But they did steal art works from the walls.


Anyone who considers purchasing these specific items on eBay should be aware that this is stolen property and that the S.B. Sheriff's office is monitoring the eBay listings as part of an ongoing investigation.  The serial numbers are listed in the nationwide law enforcement registry of stolen goods.


73 to all except the burglars,


Wayne, N6NB



NMVHF Society Annual meeting at Duke City Hamfest 1600 Saturday September 21, 2019

James Duffey
 

As a reminder, the NMVHF Society will hold its required annual meeting in conjunction with the Duke City Hamfest; 1600MDT, Saturday September 21, 2019 in the Bosque Room.

One of the items that needs to be considered is election of officers. While the current officers are doing a fine job, we do not want to exclude others from participating, and welcome new blood into the organization’s leadership. We have two elected officers: President and Secretary. At present, W7QQ is president and N7KA is secretary. You can let me or one of the officers know if you are interested in being an officer and we will also entertain nominations from the floor.

Similarly, if you have items of business that you would like to bring up, let me know and we will also entertain new items of business from the floor.

I don’t want to make this solely about business, so we will have time for a few short, 10 minutes or less, talks about VHF topics. If you want to give such a talk let me know. Short presentations with some pictures of your activity over the past year would be welcomed.

See you there! - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

W3DHJ/r ARRL SEP VHF Contest

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

(My emails to groups.io continue to fail...)
Dis-irregardless of my earlier decision to blow off the ARRL SEP VHF
Contest from now on, I will go out this weekend and putz around in
DM77-78-87-88.  A long-time-inactive Colorado rover, KR0VER/r, has
announced his return.  And, he is bringing an OP with him that is
brand new to the Rover "experience".  So, there will be at least three
(3) (me included) Rovers roaming around eastern Colorado for the
contest.  Complaining as much as I have about a precipitous drop in VHF
contest activity in eastern Colorado, I believe it is obligatory for me
to go out and support someone who is "activating" again -- as well as to
support the other intrepid Rover: WB0YM/r.
 
Saturday Guesstimations:
 
SAT #1: DM88bb: 1800z~2000z
 
SAT #2: DM87bw: 2000z~2200z
 
SAT #3: DM77xw: 2200z~2359z
 
SAT #4: DM78xa: 0000z~0200+z
 
Sunday  Guesstimations:
 
SUN #1: DM78xa: 1300z~1615z
 
SUN #2: DM77xw: 1615z~1930z
 
SUN #3: DM87cx: 1930z~2245z
 
SUN #4: DM88bb: 2245z~0200+z
 
Even if I wish to QRT early each day, I'll be in place until at least
0115Z -- to avoid driving into the sun on the long drive west to the QTH.
 
Rover Limited:
6M SSB & CW -- 100W + Halo
2M SSB & CW -- 140W + stacked Halos
432 SSB & 446 FM -- 80W and 8 ele (V & H)
 
A little more description:   https://w3dhj.net/vhfrover_plans.php
 
As of now, the TV Weather Guessers show a bright, sunny, but HOT,
weekend for the rove in S.E. Colorado.
 
73 ES GL to all,
Jonesy

Re: W3DHJ/r ARRL SEP VHF Contest

N7OW
 

Hey Jonesy, 

I'll be roving in northern AZ the first day of the contest. I'll be in DM44,45, 54, and 55 in Saturday at that same time you'll be out. 

Give me a call when you're ready to go and maybe we make contact.

I'll have:
50 moxon 100w
144 12 ele 50w
222 10ele 8w
432 15ele 20w

Thanks and 73,
Ryan - N7OW 
602-469-7113

September VHF - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

I will be 'available' during the contest and QRV with high power, 6 through 432.  I'll concentrate on being in the chair at the start and during peak meteor time on Sunday morning and trying to follow whatever rover scheduling I have knowledge of.  If you're a fixed station and want to work the DM58 mult on a schedule, let me know.  

I'll also browse the various VHF chat pages (groups.io, Slack, PJ, KST, ect).

6M:  KW + 9EL/7ELx2/5EL
2M:  600W + 5WL @ 50'
222: 500W + 5WL @ 65'
432: KW + 9WL @ 70'
(900/1296 waiting for someone to work)

-W9RM DM58xn

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

AA5PR/R plans for contest

John Klem
 

I'll be roving again for the contest.  
6 m: 100 W + Moxon
2 m: 5-80 W (depending on amplifier behavior) + 6 el.
432: 5 W + 11 el.
Any mode you would like.

Saturday
1800-2000Z DM55vf
2300-0100Z DM56ug

Sunday
1300-1700Z DM56ug (I expect to concentrate on 6 m meteor scatter during this time)
2030-0000Z DM66kc

I'll be on NMVHF/chat and VHF-Chat/rover Slack channels, and also reachable by text at 505-373-4671.

John AA5PR

2m FT8 #vhf

Dave Moore
 

I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX

Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Steve London
 

Something is wrong with that map. There has never been a confirmed 2 meter QSO between Europe and the USA, except via moonbounce.

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 09/12/2019 08:16 AM, Dave Moore wrote:
I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear. But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.
Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX

Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

N7OW
 

I could be misremembering but I believe the only transatlantic UHF/VHF non eme contact was done from an island off the coast of south America to an island off  the coast to Africa and it was done with one of the microwave bands.


On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 7:28 AM Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
Something is wrong with that map. There has never been a confirmed 2 meter QSO
between Europe and the USA, except via moonbounce.

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 09/12/2019 08:16 AM, Dave Moore wrote:
> I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of
> attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear. 
> But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on
> 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few
> are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time
> monitoring 144.176.
>
> Dave N7RF
> Boerne, TX
>
>



Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Keith Morehouse
 

Dave, I'm not near a computer with WSJTX installed, but I'm pretty sure the 2M FT8 frequency is 144.174.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:16 AM Dave Moore <n7rf@...> wrote:
I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX

Re: 2m FT8 #vhf

Ed
 

That 2m activity has to be on EME  Don’t think we have any 2m es contacts to Eu from US.  FT8 freq is 144.174   msk is 144.150

 

Ed n5jeh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:35 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2m FT8 #vhf

 

Dave, I'm not near a computer with WSJTX installed, but I'm pretty sure the 2M FT8 frequency is 144.174.

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 

On Thu, Sep 12, 2019, 8:16 AM Dave Moore <n7rf@...> wrote:

I spend a lot of time on 6m FT8 and MSK144, but haven't been paying a lot of attention to 2m (MSK144) since I'm in the middle of rebuilding the 2m linear.  But, the past few weeks, I spot checked PSKreporter and see stuff like this on 2m FT8 (24 hour activity window).  Seems sparse in the west, maybe because few are checking it out.  Just a thought.  Will probably spend some more time monitoring 144.176.

Dave N7RF
Boerne, TX