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June vhf contest

Bruce Draper
 

I finally got around to looking at my log checking report from the contest. (If you haven't already done it, you should. They're here: www.arrl.org/contest-log-checking-reports). Out of almost 300 QSOs, I had 3 "not in log" errors. One was with W5ZF. I don't know why Stan didn't log our contact. Another was with K7ZS, who mistakenly logged our 6-meter contact on 2 meters (I don't have any gear on that band). The third was W2EG, probably my fault. Otherwise a clean log, and I'm pleased.

K5TA and I do the writeups for the ARRL Sweepstakes, and we usually discuss logging accuracy. In that contest, most of the serious entrants fall into the 1-5% range for error rate. I don't know what it's like on VHF, but I bet some of you can chime in and let us know.

Bruce, AA5B

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Re: NM VHF DX Standings

Mike WB2FKO
 

Sorry, that email was intended for Bill, not the group!


On 11/16/2017 07:13 PM, WB2FKO wrote:
Nice. I’ll be on the net at some point and get those DM61 guys. Was planning on it last night but appear to have a throat infection that has made talking painful. Being treated and will get checked again tomorrow. Mike

On Nov 16, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Mike,

I would like to submit the following DX record:

W7QQ and K5PHF
DM75ao to DM61ts
0241 UTC Nov. 17, 2017
222.150 USB
266 miles

David K5PHF and Don WA5FBM have been regular check ins on the Wednesday evening weak signal net which began in October 2017.  They have successfully checked in to every single net from El Paso, TX.  Both are members of the NMVHFS, member numbers 32 and 33 respectively. David and Don live close to one another but David's QTH is a couple miles further than Don's.  Last evening I worked both of them when they checked in to the net under good band conditions.  Both were 5x2 and we were able to copy every word.

Bill W7QQ

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike,

Nice to get our actions completed.

Bill

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:48 AM, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
The New Mexico VHF Society is launching a new database to record the DX achievements of its members.  Details can be found at the following link:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

This document can also be found under the OPERATING tab at nmvhf.org.  Make submissions directly to me and I will generate a database file (not linked on the site yet).  I will update it as required.

Mike WB2FKO









Re: NM VHF DX Standings

Mike WB2FKO
 

Nice. I’ll be on the net at some point and get those DM61 guys. Was planning on it last night but appear to have a throat infection that has made talking painful. Being treated and will get checked again tomorrow. Mike

On Nov 16, 2017, at 4:35 PM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Mike,

I would like to submit the following DX record:

W7QQ and K5PHF
DM75ao to DM61ts
0241 UTC Nov. 17, 2017
222.150 USB
266 miles

David K5PHF and Don WA5FBM have been regular check ins on the Wednesday evening weak signal net which began in October 2017.  They have successfully checked in to every single net from El Paso, TX.  Both are members of the NMVHFS, member numbers 32 and 33 respectively. David and Don live close to one another but David's QTH is a couple miles further than Don's.  Last evening I worked both of them when they checked in to the net under good band conditions.  Both were 5x2 and we were able to copy every word.

Bill W7QQ

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike,

Nice to get our actions completed.

Bill

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:48 AM, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
The New Mexico VHF Society is launching a new database to record the DX achievements of its members.  Details can be found at the following link:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

This document can also be found under the OPERATING tab at nmvhf.org.  Make submissions directly to me and I will generate a database file (not linked on the site yet).  I will update it as required.

Mike WB2FKO








Re: NM VHF DX Standings

Bill
 

Mike,

I would like to submit the following DX record:

W7QQ and K5PHF
DM75ao to DM61ts
0241 UTC Nov. 17, 2017
222.150 USB
266 miles

David K5PHF and Don WA5FBM have been regular check ins on the Wednesday evening weak signal net which began in October 2017.  They have successfully checked in to every single net from El Paso, TX.  Both are members of the NMVHFS, member numbers 32 and 33 respectively. David and Don live close to one another but David's QTH is a couple miles further than Don's.  Last evening I worked both of them when they checked in to the net under good band conditions.  Both were 5x2 and we were able to copy every word.

Bill W7QQ

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Thanks Mike,

Nice to get our actions completed.

Bill

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:48 AM, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
The New Mexico VHF Society is launching a new database to record the DX achievements of its members.  Details can be found at the following link:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

This document can also be found under the OPERATING tab at nmvhf.org.  Make submissions directly to me and I will generate a database file (not linked on the site yet).  I will update it as required.

Mike WB2FKO








Re: NM VHF DX Standings

Bill
 

Thanks Mike,

Nice to get our actions completed.

Bill

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:48 AM, WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
The New Mexico VHF Society is launching a new database to record the DX achievements of its members.  Details can be found at the following link:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

This document can also be found under the OPERATING tab at nmvhf.org.  Make submissions directly to me and I will generate a database file (not linked on the site yet).  I will update it as required.

Mike WB2FKO







NM VHF DX Standings

Mike WB2FKO
 

The New Mexico VHF Society is launching a new database to record the DX achievements of its members.  Details can be found at the following link:

http://www.nmvhf.org/dxstandings.pdf

This document can also be found under the OPERATING tab at nmvhf.org.  Make submissions directly to me and I will generate a database file (not linked on the site yet).  I will update it as required.

Mike WB2FKO

Re: great conditions on 6 meters!

Michael Daly
 

Bruce,

If you want better information, contact God.

 

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce Draper
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2017 7:51 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] great conditions on 6 meters!

 

I took down my 6-mtr yagi yesterday and replaced it with one for 10 meters, so I'm sure that means 6 meters will soon explode with great propagation.

You're welcome.


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great conditions on 6 meters!

Bruce Draper
 

I took down my 6-mtr yagi yesterday and replaced it with one for 10 meters, so I'm sure that means 6 meters will soon explode with great propagation.

You're welcome.

Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Alan Shapiro
 

Would it make sense to require that contacts from the grid square be made with station(s) in separate grids?
Alan, NM5S

On 10/20/2017 5:23 PM, Steve Hutcherson via Groups.Io wrote:
Well first, Tnx to Bill W7QQ for the leg work on the award. Also, Duffey is right...it should be an award that is achievable, but not trivial. I think there should be a certain distance between /m's or rovers so the  Moriarity Confluence cannot be used between mobiles, etc.
As Duffey said: "let's not make it trivial"  My quarter's worth.:-)

73, Hutch
WB5CTS
DM65qd

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Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Steve Hutcherson <Wb5cts@...>
 

Well first, Tnx to Bill W7QQ for the leg work on the award. Also, Duffey is right...it should be an award that is achievable, but not trivial. I think there should be a certain distance between /m's or rovers so the  Moriarity Confluence cannot be used between mobiles, etc.
As Duffey said: "let's not make it trivial"  My quarter's worth.:-)

73, Hutch
WB5CTS
DM65qd

Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Steve Hutcherson <Wb5cts@...>
 

Keith is correct. Separate Categories is a great idea !

73, Hutch
WB5CTS

Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Bill
 

Thanks Bruce,

Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit  and station seperation in rules to preclude this.

Thanks Bill W7QQ


On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.

True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.

AA5B/7


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On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.


Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Bruce Draper
 

>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.

True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.

AA5B/7


Sent from my iPhone

On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.


Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Keith Morehouse
 

Hmmmm - maybe there should be separate categories for mobile & fixed stations, 'eh ?

-RM

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

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.



Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Mon, 16 Oct 2017, Bdale Garbee wrote:

I haven't roved in years... my reaction on reading this, though, was to
start pondering how much fun it could be to activate all the grids in
NM as a rover... ;-)
True.
T'would be a noble effort worthy of a _complement_ award --

Worked FROM All NM Grids

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

Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Bill
 

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.


Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

Keith Morehouse
 

...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

-W9RM

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

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.

Re: [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

James Duffey
 

OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial. The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch. W7QQ did the leg work for the award.

Not sure why you can’t open the web page. Try just < NMVHF.org > and look under operating for the award details.

DM71 is not in NM.

Thanks for your interest in the award. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Oct 16, 2017, at 21:34, Phil Krichbaum <vailphil@...> wrote:

James Duffey,
The October 1, 2017 start date makes this quite a challenge.

It there was no time limit, I have worked all NM grids on 6m and only need DM51, DM53, and DM73 on 2m. By the map I'm looking at I'm not sure if DM71 is in NM or not.? I'm unable to open this WEB site.
Phil N0KE DM69em
The NMVHF Society is proud to announce a new award, the Worked All New Mexico Grids award. QSOes must be made on bands above 50 MHz after October 1, 2017. Confirmation must be by QSL cards or LOTW. Details are here:

http://www.nmvhf.org/WANMG.pdf

While you are on the web page, browse the other things that the web page has to offer.
NM contains all or parts of 22 Grids. Some of these Grids have little or no VHF/UHF activity, so the award should be challenging.
Thanks to W7QQ for putting this all together. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM
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Worked all New Mexico Grids award

James Duffey
 

The NMVHF Society is proud to announce a new award, the Worked All New Mexico Grids award. QSOes must be made on bands above 50 MHz after October 1, 2017.  Confirmation must be by QSL cards or LOTW.  Details are here:


While you are on the web page, browse the other things that the web page has to offer. 

NM contains all or parts of 22 Grids.  Some of these Grids have little or no VHF/UHF activity, so the award should be challenging.  

Thanks to W7QQ for putting this all together.  - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM