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Re: AA5PR/R roving plans

KC7QY
 

John,

I'll be looking for you Saturday late afternoon and Sunday. I probably won't be on before about 0100Z due to other commitments. I'll be on with my usual 3 band setup. Too bad I'll miss you in DM51 and 61, both needed. I will be chasing you for sure in DM53 Sunday morning.

Jim KC7QY
DM64


On Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 08:13:59 PM MST, John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:


I'll be roving southwest NM this weekend for the contest.  I'll be on
NMVHF Slack chat and wherever else I can find takers.  Feel free to text
me at 505-373-4671 if you want to get my attention. Times are
approximate - I intend to provide updates on Slack.

50 MHz  100 W  Moxon
144 MHz 100 W  6 el.
432 MHz 50 W  11 el.

All modes.

Saturday
1900-2030Z  DM52ta
2100-2230Z  DM51tx
2345-0115Z  DM61bx
0145-0300Z  DM62ba
Sunday
1900-2000Z  DM53xx
2030-2130Z  DM54xa
2200-2300Z  DM64aa

John AA5PR





Re: from DM63

Tom
 

Well put!!!!
Tom
N7GP
73
Tom

From: "Keith Morehouse" <w9rm@...>
Sender: main@nmvhf.groups.io
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:49:29 -0700
To: <main@nmvhf.groups.io>
ReplyTo: main@nmvhf.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] from DM63

...a LOT of evidence.  And no, there was no reported sporadic E.  I talked to 'DRH later in the day and he verified it was meteors.  1100 miles is at the high end of what I consider the M/S 'sweet spot' distance of 900-1100 miles, where two decently equipped station can make contact pretty much 12-18 hours a day.

This is the same distance where two WELL equipped stations (running KW into 4-5+ elements) can connect on ionoscatter during most of the day.  If you're persistent on 6, you don't need no steekin' Es...

The practical limit for M/S is somewhere between 1300-1500 miles, same as Es - this is single "hop", of course.  You may note that the 2M M/S record is MUCH farther then that, which has had many people, me included, sceptical for years.  But, that's a conversation for another time.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:14 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
>
> Was there also some Es happening ?
>
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
>
>> On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
>> K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
>> I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
>> -W9RM
>> Keith Morehouse
>> via MotoG
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:
>>     >> Can you give us details on your best DX?
>>    Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.
>
>
>





Re: from DM63

Keith Morehouse
 

...a LOT of evidence.  And no, there was no reported sporadic E.  I talked to 'DRH later in the day and he verified it was meteors.  1100 miles is at the high end of what I consider the M/S 'sweet spot' distance of 900-1100 miles, where two decently equipped station can make contact pretty much 12-18 hours a day.

This is the same distance where two WELL equipped stations (running KW into 4-5+ elements) can connect on ionoscatter during most of the day.  If you're persistent on 6, you don't need no steekin' Es...

The practical limit for M/S is somewhere between 1300-1500 miles, same as Es - this is single "hop", of course.  You may note that the 2M M/S record is MUCH farther then that, which has had many people, me included, sceptical for years.  But, that's a conversation for another time.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 11:14 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:
>
> Was there also some Es happening ?
>
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
>
>> On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
>> K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
>> I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
>> -W9RM
>> Keith Morehouse
>> via MotoG
>> On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@... <mailto:bruceaa5b@...>> wrote:
>>     >> Can you give us details on your best DX?
>>    Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.
>
>
>





Re: from DM63

James Duffey
 

Don’t know about Es yesterday morning, but most of the meteor ionization is at the same altitude as the E layer, so the distances involved would be about the same.

There is some evidence, although far from conclusive, and lots of conjecture, that the ions in the E layer contributing to Es are the result of meteors. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:51, Steve London <n2ic@arrl.net> wrote:

Was there also some Es happening ?

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing. That's probably close to 1000 miles. Nice job from a portable setup.
I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
-W9RM
Keith Morehouse
via MotoG
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@gmail.com <mailto:bruceaa5b@gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?
Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Re: from DM63

Steve London
 

Was there also some Es happening ?

73,
Steve, N2IC

On 01/16/2020 10:22 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.
I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.
-W9RM
Keith Morehouse
via MotoG
On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@gmail.com <mailto:bruceaa5b@gmail.com>> wrote:

>> Can you give us details on your best DX?
Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Re: from DM63

James Duffey
 

1119 miles according to this:


1800 kM, not too far from the maximum meteor scatter distance of about 2000kM. Very good for your relatively simple setup. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 16, 2020, at 10:23, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.

I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Re: from DM63

Keith Morehouse
 

K2DRH in EN41 was also calling Bruce, but was running very low power due to antenna icing.  That's probably close to 1000 miles.  Nice job from a portable setup.

I was watching PSKREPORTER while Bruce was CQing and he was getting reported as far away as Alabama.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Jan 16, 2020, 10:13 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


Re: from DM63

Bruce Draper
 

>> Can you give us details on your best DX?

Looks like EM48, St Louis area, >800 miles.


AA5PR/R roving plans

John Klem
 

I'll be roving southwest NM this weekend for the contest.  I'll be on NMVHF Slack chat and wherever else I can find takers.  Feel free to text me at 505-373-4671 if you want to get my attention. Times are approximate - I intend to provide updates on Slack.

50 MHz  100 W  Moxon
144 MHz 100 W  6 el.
432 MHz 50 W  11 el.

All modes.

Saturday
1900-2030Z  DM52ta
2100-2230Z  DM51tx
2345-0115Z  DM61bx
0145-0300Z  DM62ba
Sunday
1900-2000Z  DM53xx
2030-2130Z  DM54xa
2200-2300Z  DM64aa

John AA5PR


Re: from DM63

James Duffey
 

Nice work Bruce. Can you give us details on your best DX?

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:48, Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@gmail.com> wrote:

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B



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Re: from DM63

Bill
 

Well done guys!


On Jan 15, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




Re: from DM63

Michael Daly
 

Bruce,
That's a lot of weight on the trailer hitch.
Good going.
Mike, n5sj

-----Original Message-----
From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bruce
Draper
Sent: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 10:48 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] from DM63

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on
MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on
FT8.

Bruce AA5B


Re: from DM63

Mike WB2FKO
 

Congratulations, I imagine you are getting close to FFMA?

Mike WB2FKO

On 1/15/20 12:52 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




Re: from DM63

Keith Morehouse
 

Bruce, you had good, consistent scatter pings whenever you were pointed my direction.  Real good for 300-350 miles. Thanks for going out and for the last DM-field grid.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Wed, Jan 15, 2020, 10:48 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:
Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B




from DM63

Bruce Draper
 

Here's a photo from my DM63 operation on Wednesday morning. Worked W9RM on MSK144 for his last NM grid, along with about 15 other guys, plus 2 more on FT8.

Bruce AA5B


New Mexico TechFest -- Presentation lineup, Online registration

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings — 

This note is to announce that the presentation, posterboard, and demo lineup for this year’s New Mexico TechFest has been released.  In addition, online registration for the event is now open!

Please visit https://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest to view the lineup, read the abstracts, and register to attend TechFest.

The sixth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event sponsored by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020.  TechFest features a day of quality presentations and demonstrations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

TechFest is open to all interested hams and will occur at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  Admission is $10.

Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event. Refreshments including coffee, water, and light snacks will be available. Optional lunch, catered by local small business, will be available at an additional cost.

In addition, this year’s TechFest will feature the launch of a pico balloon, intended to travel across the country and possibly the world while carrying a VHF APRS or HF WSPR beacon.  Ham will be able to track the location of this balloon online once launched.

Additional details about the New Mexico TechFest can be found at http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest 

73,
Brian N5ZGT
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico


FW: Selling Icom IC-706MKIIG

Michael Daly
 

This from Jim who moved to Albuquerque recently from the east.

Mike

 

From: Jim Kunowsky [mailto:K4ECP@q.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 4:13 PM
To: Mike Daly <arrowengineering1@...>
Subject: Selling Icom IC-706MKIIG

 

Hi Mike,

 

I thought you may know of someone looking for a nice rig.  I am wanting to sell my 706 as I want to upgrade to the IC-7100.  I will be asking $560.00 for a local buyer.  If I don’t sell it locally I will either list it on QRZ and/or Ebay for more to cover fees and shipping.  It would include the rig, power cable and hand mic.

 

Please let me know if you happen to know of anyone looking for a good used rig -

 

73 Jim K4ECP


Re: W9RM - JANUARY VHF test

Jay
 

Mike,
Have fun at K5QE.
Looking you work you all on scatter on 6-2-222. (Maybe EME for 222).

- Jay

On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 11:48 AM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
Yes, there is more to do this weekend than watch football. I will be
part of the K5QE multi-op in EM31.  Don't know where Marshall will
assign me, but I hope to be running meteor scatter at some point. We
will be looking for real-time skeds on Pingjockey or slack!

Mike WB2FKO





Re: W9RM - JANUARY VHF test

Mike WB2FKO
 

Yes, there is more to do this weekend than watch football. I will be part of the K5QE multi-op in EM31.  Don't know where Marshall will assign me, but I hope to be running meteor scatter at some point. We will be looking for real-time skeds on Pingjockey or slack!

Mike WB2FKO


Re: NMVHF SLACK chat page during this weekends JANUARY VHF CONTEST

Mike WB2FKO
 

No formal invite needed. Use the link in the upper-left corner here:

http://www.nmvhf.org/chat/

WB2FKO

On 1/14/20 12:14 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
A reminder to all - the club has a Slack workspace page that has been quite useful in past contests.  It's super easy to switch back and forth between it and the VHF Slack pages formed by N5TM, which is widely used as a chat hub here in the SW and NW USA.  These Slack workspaces have become one of two normal places to meet and set up 50 MHz+ skeds (the other being PingJockey).


If you're not currently signed up for it, there is an "invite" process, although I'm not sure who has to do the inviting.

-W9RM

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

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