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Re: 6M Spring Sprint - W9RM

Bruce Draper
 

I worked about a dozen on FT8, all pretty strong, then a couple on phone, then called 20 unanswered CQs on CW (while the FT8 frequency was still hopping). Sigh. 

Bruce AA5B


 


On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
After watching DXMaps the last couple of days and through the day yesterday, it appeared we just might have a chance at some early season sporadic E.  I was on the fence about the Sprint and didn't think it would be much fun if it only produced the same amount of activity that was seen locally during the previous 2, 222 & 432 activities.

It turned out there was a reasonable amount of activity, although it was limited to the upper Mississippi River valley area (Minneapolis area, eastern Dakota's and central Wisconsin to U.P. of Michigan).  Some Chicago and vicinity stations were worked, but most of the more southern contacts were on ionoscatter. Some EN35 stations were well over S9 for several hours. 

I went in with the intention of avoiding using FT8 unless there was no other choice.  I'm still trying to decide if there exists enough SSB activity to continue serious effort on my part in the summer VHF contests.  I was able to generate some action on SSB starting about 30 min into the Sprint by CQing on the traditional calling frequency.  The runs were very limited, even though stations were available and, not surprisingly, nobody told me to get the heck off the calling frequency.  After maybe 15 minutes on .125, I got a little self-conscious about being there and moved to .127 for the remainder of the opening.  I worked maybe 60 Qs in 2.5 hours, which isn't really too good from a June or July perspective, but being a limited interest contest and having a very small Es footprint, I guess it wasn't too bad.  SSB contacts became scarce with maybe 45 minutes left to go and I switched to FT8 to answer stations which were new multipliers.  I never CQed on FT8 which would probably have added another 5-10 Qs.  At the end, even though the entire band was empty of signals except on the FT8 "channel", digital signals were still S9+.  So much for utilizing the "weak signal" capability of the mode.  Also, all during my SSB 'runs', where some phone signals were 40 over 9, the FT8 channel stayed (over)crowded.  It's obvious many 6M ops simply stay on FT8 regardless of QRM and signal strength, even though high run rate on SSB was guaranteed.

At the end, it was enough to keep me in the chair for the full 4 hours and to answer some of my questions about the future of contesting on 6.  I think the jury decision on future participation has yet to be read, but the members are coming back into the courtroom.

W9RM 6M Spring Sprint
DM58

87x43 = 3,741
4 hours
Club: New Mexico VHF Society

Equipment: Yaesu FT920+KW; 7el@45' & 5el fixed at 300 deg@ 30'

As of now, 1st place high power outside 1-land

-W9RM
DM58 CO

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Re: 6M Spring Sprint - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

Looking at the angles, the opening from central NM would probably be into far northern MN and western VE3 (Like, take off 'eh, hoser ).  Little to work up that way.

One other thing I noticed about the FT8 channel - I was, of course, in contest mode.  Others were not.  Now, what's supposed to happen if both ends are using WSJT-X, is the Q is happily completed, whether you're sending grids in contest mode or 'funny little number' - they took care of this issue several releases ago.  However, I had several instances of a guy NOT in contest mode "refusing" to sequence the Q forward when I responded to his 'funny number' report with  RRR <grid>.  SInce all cases originally answered with a 'funny number' greater than 5, I have to assume he was hearing me fine and he was running some other fork of WSJT-X that didn't have the fix, for whatever reason.

After getting a repeat two or three times, I just aborted the Q and moved on.   Just another thing to slow down an already slow contest mode...

-RM

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


On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 2:35 PM Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:
  Nice job Keith. I picked up some new grids in the Dakotas and in Wisconsin. I worked only phone and cw (2). I monitored FT8 and there was lots of traffic. I decided to not be part of that problem.

I think the opening for me was a little skewed from your experience as I heard you working into the Great Lakes though I could not hear anything in return. My east pointing CQs were mostly answered by Phoenix and SoCal area stations off the back of the antenna during the last hour.

It wasn’t perfect but it was fun to hear the excitement over the opening.

 Bill W7QQ 


On May 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


After watching DXMaps the last couple of days and through the day yesterday, it appeared we just might have a chance at some early season sporadic E.  I was on the fence about the Sprint and didn't think it would be much fun if it only produced the same amount of activity that was seen locally during the previous 2, 222 & 432 activities.

It turned out there was a reasonable amount of activity, although it was limited to the upper Mississippi River valley area (Minneapolis area, eastern Dakota's and central Wisconsin to U.P. of Michigan).  Some Chicago and vicinity stations were worked, but most of the more southern contacts were on ionoscatter. Some EN35 stations were well over S9 for several hours. 

I went in with the intention of avoiding using FT8 unless there was no other choice.  I'm still trying to decide if there exists enough SSB activity to continue serious effort on my part in the summer VHF contests.  I was able to generate some action on SSB starting about 30 min into the Sprint by CQing on the traditional calling frequency.  The runs were very limited, even though stations were available and, not surprisingly, nobody told me to get the heck off the calling frequency.  After maybe 15 minutes on .125, I got a little self-conscious about being there and moved to .127 for the remainder of the opening.  I worked maybe 60 Qs in 2.5 hours, which isn't really too good from a June or July perspective, but being a limited interest contest and having a very small Es footprint, I guess it wasn't too bad.  SSB contacts became scarce with maybe 45 minutes left to go and I switched to FT8 to answer stations which were new multipliers.  I never CQed on FT8 which would probably have added another 5-10 Qs.  At the end, even though the entire band was empty of signals except on the FT8 "channel", digital signals were still S9+.  So much for utilizing the "weak signal" capability of the mode.  Also, all during my SSB 'runs', where some phone signals were 40 over 9, the FT8 channel stayed (over)crowded.  It's obvious many 6M ops simply stay on FT8 regardless of QRM and signal strength, even though high run rate on SSB was guaranteed.

At the end, it was enough to keep me in the chair for the full 4 hours and to answer some of my questions about the future of contesting on 6.  I think the jury decision on future participation has yet to be read, but the members are coming back into the courtroom.

W9RM 6M Spring Sprint
DM58

87x43 = 3,741
4 hours
Club: New Mexico VHF Society

Equipment: Yaesu FT920+KW; 7el@45' & 5el fixed at 300 deg@ 30'

As of now, 1st place high power outside 1-land

-W9RM
DM58 CO

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Re: 6M Spring Sprint - W9RM

Bob Norton
 

Congrats Keith, good job.

Sounds like 6 meters SSB at 50.125 opening now.

I have had some direction indicator issues with my VHF/UHF antenna's rotator. Went from that to absolutely no rotation recently. Obvious now why, upper wraps of tape at the tower leg had weathered away allowing the control cable to buffet in the wind, eventually breaking the cable completely through half way up the tower. So now I am stuck with antennas pointing due west. Will need new cable and a tower climber to repair.

Put up a quick and dirty yesterday to be able to monitor 6 meters. Stuck an old 6 meter mag mount quarter wave vertical on the metal roof of the ADXA club trailer and 50 ft RG-213 to it. While not much better than a dummy load, I did work AI9Z in EN46 with it and 100 watts last evening.

For an improved interim antenna, I should be able to use a 5 ele on a push-up to about 25 feet with armstrong (rope) rotator. That will take some time to get done though.

73, Bob N5EPA
DM64vx

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
After watching DXMaps the last couple of days and through the day yesterday, it appeared we just might have a chance at some early season sporadic E.  I was on the fence about the Sprint and didn't think it would be much fun if it only produced the same amount of activity that was seen locally during the previous 2, 222 & 432 activities.

It turned out there was a reasonable amount of activity, although it was limited to the upper Mississippi River valley area (Minneapolis area, eastern Dakota's and central Wisconsin to U.P. of Michigan).  Some Chicago and vicinity stations were worked, but most of the more southern contacts were on ionoscatter. Some EN35 stations were well over S9 for several hours. 

I went in with the intention of avoiding using FT8 unless there was no other choice.  I'm still trying to decide if there exists enough SSB activity to continue serious effort on my part in the summer VHF contests.  I was able to generate some action on SSB starting about 30 min into the Sprint by CQing on the traditional calling frequency.  The runs were very limited, even though stations were available and, not surprisingly, nobody told me to get the heck off the calling frequency.  After maybe 15 minutes on .125, I got a little self-conscious about being there and moved to .127 for the remainder of the opening.  I worked maybe 60 Qs in 2.5 hours, which isn't really too good from a June or July perspective, but being a limited interest contest and having a very small Es footprint, I guess it wasn't too bad.  SSB contacts became scarce with maybe 45 minutes left to go and I switched to FT8 to answer stations which were new multipliers.  I never CQed on FT8 which would probably have added another 5-10 Qs.  At the end, even though the entire band was empty of signals except on the FT8 "channel", digital signals were still S9+.  So much for utilizing the "weak signal" capability of the mode.  Also, all during my SSB 'runs', where some phone signals were 40 over 9, the FT8 channel stayed (over)crowded.  It's obvious many 6M ops simply stay on FT8 regardless of QRM and signal strength, even though high run rate on SSB was guaranteed.

At the end, it was enough to keep me in the chair for the full 4 hours and to answer some of my questions about the future of contesting on 6.  I think the jury decision on future participation has yet to be read, but the members are coming back into the courtroom.

W9RM 6M Spring Sprint
DM58

87x43 = 3,741
4 hours
Club: New Mexico VHF Society

Equipment: Yaesu FT920+KW; 7el@45' & 5el fixed at 300 deg@ 30'

As of now, 1st place high power outside 1-land

-W9RM
DM58 CO

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Re: 6M Spring Sprint - W9RM

Bill
 

  Nice job Keith. I picked up some new grids in the Dakotas and in Wisconsin. I worked only phone and cw (2). I monitored FT8 and there was lots of traffic. I decided to not be part of that problem.

I think the opening for me was a little skewed from your experience as I heard you working into the Great Lakes though I could not hear anything in return. My east pointing CQs were mostly answered by Phoenix and SoCal area stations off the back of the antenna during the last hour.

It wasn’t perfect but it was fun to hear the excitement over the opening.

 Bill W7QQ 


On May 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


After watching DXMaps the last couple of days and through the day yesterday, it appeared we just might have a chance at some early season sporadic E.  I was on the fence about the Sprint and didn't think it would be much fun if it only produced the same amount of activity that was seen locally during the previous 2, 222 & 432 activities.

It turned out there was a reasonable amount of activity, although it was limited to the upper Mississippi River valley area (Minneapolis area, eastern Dakota's and central Wisconsin to U.P. of Michigan).  Some Chicago and vicinity stations were worked, but most of the more southern contacts were on ionoscatter. Some EN35 stations were well over S9 for several hours. 

I went in with the intention of avoiding using FT8 unless there was no other choice.  I'm still trying to decide if there exists enough SSB activity to continue serious effort on my part in the summer VHF contests.  I was able to generate some action on SSB starting about 30 min into the Sprint by CQing on the traditional calling frequency.  The runs were very limited, even though stations were available and, not surprisingly, nobody told me to get the heck off the calling frequency.  After maybe 15 minutes on .125, I got a little self-conscious about being there and moved to .127 for the remainder of the opening.  I worked maybe 60 Qs in 2.5 hours, which isn't really too good from a June or July perspective, but being a limited interest contest and having a very small Es footprint, I guess it wasn't too bad.  SSB contacts became scarce with maybe 45 minutes left to go and I switched to FT8 to answer stations which were new multipliers.  I never CQed on FT8 which would probably have added another 5-10 Qs.  At the end, even though the entire band was empty of signals except on the FT8 "channel", digital signals were still S9+.  So much for utilizing the "weak signal" capability of the mode.  Also, all during my SSB 'runs', where some phone signals were 40 over 9, the FT8 channel stayed (over)crowded.  It's obvious many 6M ops simply stay on FT8 regardless of QRM and signal strength, even though high run rate on SSB was guaranteed.

At the end, it was enough to keep me in the chair for the full 4 hours and to answer some of my questions about the future of contesting on 6.  I think the jury decision on future participation has yet to be read, but the members are coming back into the courtroom.

W9RM 6M Spring Sprint
DM58

87x43 = 3,741
4 hours
Club: New Mexico VHF Society

Equipment: Yaesu FT920+KW; 7el@45' & 5el fixed at 300 deg@ 30'

As of now, 1st place high power outside 1-land

-W9RM
DM58 CO

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


6M Spring Sprint - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

After watching DXMaps the last couple of days and through the day yesterday, it appeared we just might have a chance at some early season sporadic E.  I was on the fence about the Sprint and didn't think it would be much fun if it only produced the same amount of activity that was seen locally during the previous 2, 222 & 432 activities.

It turned out there was a reasonable amount of activity, although it was limited to the upper Mississippi River valley area (Minneapolis area, eastern Dakota's and central Wisconsin to U.P. of Michigan).  Some Chicago and vicinity stations were worked, but most of the more southern contacts were on ionoscatter. Some EN35 stations were well over S9 for several hours. 

I went in with the intention of avoiding using FT8 unless there was no other choice.  I'm still trying to decide if there exists enough SSB activity to continue serious effort on my part in the summer VHF contests.  I was able to generate some action on SSB starting about 30 min into the Sprint by CQing on the traditional calling frequency.  The runs were very limited, even though stations were available and, not surprisingly, nobody told me to get the heck off the calling frequency.  After maybe 15 minutes on .125, I got a little self-conscious about being there and moved to .127 for the remainder of the opening.  I worked maybe 60 Qs in 2.5 hours, which isn't really too good from a June or July perspective, but being a limited interest contest and having a very small Es footprint, I guess it wasn't too bad.  SSB contacts became scarce with maybe 45 minutes left to go and I switched to FT8 to answer stations which were new multipliers.  I never CQed on FT8 which would probably have added another 5-10 Qs.  At the end, even though the entire band was empty of signals except on the FT8 "channel", digital signals were still S9+.  So much for utilizing the "weak signal" capability of the mode.  Also, all during my SSB 'runs', where some phone signals were 40 over 9, the FT8 channel stayed (over)crowded.  It's obvious many 6M ops simply stay on FT8 regardless of QRM and signal strength, even though high run rate on SSB was guaranteed.

At the end, it was enough to keep me in the chair for the full 4 hours and to answer some of my questions about the future of contesting on 6.  I think the jury decision on future participation has yet to be read, but the members are coming back into the courtroom.

W9RM 6M Spring Sprint
DM58

87x43 = 3,741
4 hours
Club: New Mexico VHF Society

Equipment: Yaesu FT920+KW; 7el@45' & 5el fixed at 300 deg@ 30'

As of now, 1st place high power outside 1-land

-W9RM
DM58 CO

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Re: SK

Floyd K5LA
 

Sorry to hear that Stan is a SK.   I first met Stan years ago  in 1977.  HE worked for Motorola at the time.  We were just forming the West Texas Repeater association at that time.

Be careful Ed…The last thing we need is that virus.

73,

Floyd, K5la

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io <main@nmvhf.groups.io> On Behalf Of Ed
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 7:30 PM
To: main@nmvhf.groups.io; NMVHF <nmvhf@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks Arne for writing this. I had started but just could not get the words to come out.

 

I had not known Stan as long as others here (20 years) but he was a true friend. He was a 6 meter lover. The last few years all he wanted was another Es season to work 6.

Stan spent most of his radio life on the HF bands and then one day he found out his radio covered 6 meters. He gave up HF and spent all his time on 6. A true NM 6 Meter beacon.

 

I had not heard him on the radio in quiet a spell so I started calling his cell phone and leaving voice mails to call me. All went unanswered. I then call the Police to do a Health and welfare check. The Police said no one came to the door. There were no signs of forced entry.

This was strange. His wife was confined to a wheelchair and had 24/7 care living with them. Both were never away from home at the same time.

I did some searching on line for his son’s phone number but all numbers were no longer in use.

I sent a message to Dane WB9ERE who Stan used to talk to almost every day and asked if he knew anything. He called Bill W5WM who told him that Stan had become a SK in January.

Dave called me and told me that news that I knew was going to be bad.

I still can not find any document the says he died in January.

I had visited Stan and his wife on January 16th had coffee and spent an hour just talking about the good old days.

We hug and said good bye. I did not think it would be the last time.

 

Stan we will always remember W5 Zipper Flipper. He would call CQ on 6 and end it with “I Still believe in Miracles”     73 my friend

 

Ed n5jeh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 5:04 PM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

 

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

 

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

 

RIP Stan

 

Arne N7KA

Secretary, NMVHFS

 




Re: SK

Ed
 

Thanks Arne for writing this. I had started but just could not get the words to come out.

 

I had not known Stan as long as others here (20 years) but he was a true friend. He was a 6 meter lover. The last few years all he wanted was another Es season to work 6.

Stan spent most of his radio life on the HF bands and then one day he found out his radio covered 6 meters. He gave up HF and spent all his time on 6. A true NM 6 Meter beacon.

 

I had not heard him on the radio in quiet a spell so I started calling his cell phone and leaving voice mails to call me. All went unanswered. I then call the Police to do a Health and welfare check. The Police said no one came to the door. There were no signs of forced entry.

This was strange. His wife was confined to a wheelchair and had 24/7 care living with them. Both were never away from home at the same time.

I did some searching on line for his son’s phone number but all numbers were no longer in use.

I sent a message to Dane WB9ERE who Stan used to talk to almost every day and asked if he knew anything. He called Bill W5WM who told him that Stan had become a SK in January.

Dave called me and told me that news that I knew was going to be bad.

I still can not find any document the says he died in January.

I had visited Stan and his wife on January 16th had coffee and spent an hour just talking about the good old days.

We hug and said good bye. I did not think it would be the last time.

 

Stan we will always remember W5 Zipper Flipper. He would call CQ on 6 and end it with “I Still believe in Miracles”     73 my friend

 

Ed n5jeh

 

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2020 5:04 PM
To: NMVHF
Subject: [nmvhf] SK

 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

 

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

 

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

 

RIP Stan

 

Arne N7KA

Secretary, NMVHFS

 


Re: SK

Bruce Draper
 

Just yesterday I was wondering why I hadn't heard him yet on 6 this season. RIP, OM. 




On May 4, 2020, at 5:29 PM, Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

Whiskey-Five-Zulu-Fox...New Mexico's 6-meter beacon. Always enjoyed talking to him, super nice guy. RIP Stan.

Mike WB2FKO

On 5/4/20 7:21 PM, Bill Mader wrote:
I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Re: SK

Mike WB2FKO
 

Whiskey-Five-Zulu-Fox...New Mexico's 6-meter beacon. Always enjoyed talking to him, super nice guy. RIP Stan.

Mike WB2FKO

On 5/4/20 7:21 PM, Bill Mader wrote:
I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


Re: SK

Bill Mader
 

I'm saddened to read of Stan's passing.  I first met him in 1980 or so at Canon AFB.  I was the Land Mobile Radio TRCO (Techinal Representative to the Contracting Officer) in the 20th Communications Squadron, one of many positions I held over nine years and two tours there.  Stan was a sales consultant for Motorola.  The Artesia shop (WB5AOX worked there then) won the LMR contact.  Stan and I worked closely together.  He always enjoyed his visits to Canon since we were both amateur radio operators.  He he was a generous, kind soul who who helped many hams.  I and others will miss him and his many stories.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD Vice-Chairman www.dukecityhamfest.org 18-20 Sep 2020
Secretary and Past President, Albuquerque DX Association 
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 12-20 Sep 2020


On Mon, May 4, 2020 at 5:04 PM Arne N7KA <N7KA@...> wrote:
Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


SK

Arne N7KA
 

Thanks to Ed, N5JEH, for alerting me that Stan, W5ZF, became a silent key on 22 January 2020.  Calls to the known home phone result in a recording stating the phone has been temporarily disconnected.   Ed has not been able to get any additional info and there is no known contact info to any family members.  If anyone knows of additional information please post it to the NMVHFS groups

Stan was very active on 6M and was often referred to as the Albuquerque 6M beacon by Lance, W7GJ.  If there  was an opening on 6M Stan was probably one of the first in the ABQ area to know of it.  Stan never ran more that 100W to a pair of M2INC HO LOOPS however he had a number of JA stations in his log and approximately 45 entities worked.  Stan completed WAS on 6M several years ago. He had worked Remi, FK8CE, a number of years before I was able to do the same.  Stan was an excellent CW op, his preferred operating mode.  Stan was a long time DXer and past member of the Albuquerque DX Association and had achieved DXCC Honor Roll.  Stan was first licensed as W6BCT in the Los Angeles, CA in Nov 1947.  He was a member of A1-OPR club.  His  biography on QRZ.COM has additional  information.

I  am sure many of us will miss his presence on 6M.

RIP Stan

Arne N7KA
Secretary, NMVHFS


CSVHFS 2020 Conference in LaCrosse, WI: Postponed to 2021

James Duffey
 

The Central States VHF Conference will not be held this year due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The official announcement from W9FZ is attached to this e-mail

As a member of the CSVHF Society Board of Directors, I participated in that decision and would be happy to answer any questions you have about the postponement or how the decision to postpone was made.

The decision was not made hastily and was made with substantial input by all members of the Board. In the end it was a consensus decision to postpone.

Three factors contributed to my decision to vote to postpone. One is that despite not knowing exactly what the pandemic will look like in July, holding it could put members at risk, and a lot of members are in the high risk category. The potential payoff for the risk incurred in holding the conference seems low. The second was that the conference is a social event event as much as it is a technical and operating conference, and it looks like even in July some social distancing constraints will still be in place. That will make social activities, even just greeting old friends, difficult. Third, it seemed like travel arrangements would be difficult to make in advance for those who fly, further limiting attendance, particularly as making those arrangements would need to be done in the near future.

More information will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please ask me or another BOD member.

Sorry to be the bearer of this news; I know many eagerly look forward to attending each year and Ginger and I usually plan a vacation around it and will be disappointed. In the meanwhile, I hope that restrictions will be lifted enough so that we can see each other at gatherings later in the year. See you in LaCrosse in 2021. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

Begin forwarded message:


Hello CSVHFS members and interested VHF'ers:

The CSVHFS Board met via Zoom meeting yesterday and decided to POSTPONE our
2020 conference until 2021. Our 54th annual conference will have to wait
for another year.

Sure, you could say "cancel" but we are keeping the same hosting team in
place and holding it at the same planned venue. The new dates will be July
30th and 31st, 2021 for the conference. Most people will arrive in LaCrosse
on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 and depart on Sunday, August 1st, 2021

17 people had hotel reservations for 2020--those have been cancelled by the
hotel. The hotel is NOT set up to accept 2021 reservations yet. We will
notify the membership and update our lodging tab on the website when lodging
reservations for 2021 can be made--likely in January, 2021.

The board recognizes that our nation will begin opening up again soon--but
our sense is that holding a conference in late July is not appropriate.

Be well and get on the VHF+ bands!

73
Bruce Richardson W9FZ
CSVHFS 2020 President


_______________________________________________


Re: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK

Mike WB2FKO
 

When I was a kid back in the 1970s I saw a picture of K2RIW similar to this one in the "World Above 50 MHz" section of QST. I was -- and still am -- in awe!

WB2FKO

On 4/27/20 12:35 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
..nice tribute !

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:36 AM Tom <wa8wzg@...> wrote:
RIP Dick...
Gonna dig out of my old strip line amps of his design and fire it up and
put it on the air,, in his honor!!
RIP,,
Tom
N7GP
ex WA8WZG






On 2020-04-27 09:08, Keith Morehouse wrote:
> Another well known VHFer is SK...
>
> -W9RM
>
> Keith J Morehouse
> Managing Partner
> Calmesa Partners G.P.
> Olathe, CO
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: PAUL HUSBY VIA VHF <vhf@...>
> Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:01 AM
> Subject: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK
> To: vhf_reflector <vhf@...>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:        [NLRS] K2RIW SK
> Resent-From:    husby@...
> Date:   Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:41:34 -0500
> From:   Jack <vhfplus@...>
> To:     nlrs@...
>
> I just saw a post on Facebook then went to the Long Island Mobile
> Amateur Radio Club to verify. Dick Knadle, K2RIW has, indeed, become a
>
> Silent Key. :<(
>
> https://limarc.org/in-memoriam-k2riw-richard-dick-knadle/
>
> Jack, K0JP/VE3RUA
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Re: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK

Keith Morehouse
 

..nice tribute !

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:36 AM Tom <wa8wzg@...> wrote:
RIP Dick...
Gonna dig out of my old strip line amps of his design and fire it up and
put it on the air,, in his honor!!
RIP,,
Tom
N7GP
ex WA8WZG






On 2020-04-27 09:08, Keith Morehouse wrote:
> Another well known VHFer is SK...
>
> -W9RM
>
> Keith J Morehouse
> Managing Partner
> Calmesa Partners G.P.
> Olathe, CO
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: PAUL HUSBY VIA VHF <vhf@...>
> Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:01 AM
> Subject: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK
> To: vhf_reflector <vhf@...>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject:        [NLRS] K2RIW SK
> Resent-From:    husby@...
> Date:   Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:41:34 -0500
> From:   Jack <vhfplus@...>
> To:     nlrs@...
>
> I just saw a post on Facebook then went to the Long Island Mobile
> Amateur Radio Club to verify. Dick Knadle, K2RIW has, indeed, become a
>
> Silent Key. :<(
>
> https://limarc.org/in-memoriam-k2riw-richard-dick-knadle/
>
> Jack, K0JP/VE3RUA
>
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> [5] https://nmvhf.groups.io/g/main/leave/defanged




Re: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK

Tom
 

RIP Dick...
Gonna dig out of my old strip line amps of his design and fire it up and put it on the air,, in his honor!!
RIP,,
Tom
N7GP
ex WA8WZG

On 2020-04-27 09:08, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Another well known VHFer is SK...
-W9RM
Keith J Morehouse
Managing Partner
Calmesa Partners G.P.
Olathe, CO
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: PAUL HUSBY VIA VHF <vhf@w6yx.stanford.edu>
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:01 AM
Subject: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK
To: vhf_reflector <vhf@w6yx.stanford.edu>
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [NLRS] K2RIW SK
Resent-From: husby@alum.mit.edu
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:41:34 -0500
From: Jack <vhfplus@gmail.com>
To: nlrs@mailman.qth.net
I just saw a post on Facebook then went to the Long Island Mobile
Amateur Radio Club to verify. Dick Knadle, K2RIW has, indeed, become a
Silent Key. :<(
https://limarc.org/in-memoriam-k2riw-richard-dick-knadle/
Jack, K0JP/VE3RUA
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[VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK

Keith Morehouse
 

Another well known VHFer is SK...

-W9RM

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


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Paul Husby via VHF <vhf@...>
Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 9:01 AM
Subject: [VHF] Fwd: [NLRS] K2RIW SK
To: vhf_reflector <vhf@...>





-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        [NLRS] K2RIW SK
Resent-From:    husby@...
Date:   Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:41:34 -0500
From:   Jack <vhfplus@...>
To:     nlrs@...



I just saw a post on Facebook then went to the Long Island Mobile
Amateur Radio Club to verify. Dick Knadle, K2RIW has, indeed, become a
Silent Key. :<(

https://limarc.org/in-memoriam-k2riw-richard-dick-knadle/

Jack, K0JP/VE3RUA



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Re: Fw: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening

Keith Morehouse
 

I did work Ed, N5JEH easily, with his 50W, but besides a local, there was no other activity that I heard.  I CQed on 432.100 toward ABQ, PHX, SLC and DEN until 0130z or so, then packed it up.

I didn't try any digital but doubt I missed anything there.

6M Spring Sprint is on May 9th and there is a uwave Sprint coming up between now and then.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 3:05 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:
Keith,

I got on for a few minutes. Nothing here. Of course there was zilch chance of you hearing my mighty 50wts. I did get on again a little after 8 here in case anyone showed up from AZ. Didn't expect anything and wasn't disappointed.

Jim KC7QY


On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 04:24:08 PM MDT, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


Who's gonna be on from NMVHFS ??
I wasn't planning on playing but if there's activity down there, I will.
Nobody to work around here....

-W9RM

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


On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:
Reminder

Jim KC7QY


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: peter h via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:29:52 PM MDT
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening


The 3rd of the 5 Spring SPRINT VHF/UHF Operating Events will be held on Wednesday,  22April, from 7 to 11 PM.
N6ZE plans to operate from a high location within the City of Thousand Oaks, CA in Grid DM04nf from 7 - 9 PM.
If you have any equipment for the 70cm band, please make an effort to get on. You'll be surprised to see what you can do on Simplex FM or SSB without using a repeater. 
 Contest Exchange & Scoring are simple: You Exchange callsigns and Grid locator (DM04). Contest scoring is simple too: Number of contacts made times the number of different grids worked. NOTE: No log is required!
Use this site to post your score:     3830scores.com/contests.php

The 4th Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday Morning, 02 May 2020 from 0800 - 1400 pdt on all bands from 900 MHz (33cm) and up may be used.

The 5th and final Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday evening 09 May 2020 from 1600 - 2000 ( 4 pm - 8 pm pdt)  50MHz (6 meter) band. Early Season Sporadic E Propagation might occur so QSOs out to 2000 miles might be made. 
Questions? n6ze@...
bt73
Pete, N6ZE@...
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Re: Fw: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening

KC7QY
 

Keith,

I got on for a few minutes. Nothing here. Of course there was zilch chance of you hearing my mighty 50wts. I did get on again a little after 8 here in case anyone showed up from AZ. Didn't expect anything and wasn't disappointed.

Jim KC7QY


On Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 04:24:08 PM MDT, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:


Who's gonna be on from NMVHFS ??
I wasn't planning on playing but if there's activity down there, I will.
Nobody to work around here....

-W9RM

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


On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:
Reminder

Jim KC7QY


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: peter h via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:29:52 PM MDT
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening


The 3rd of the 5 Spring SPRINT VHF/UHF Operating Events will be held on Wednesday,  22April, from 7 to 11 PM.
N6ZE plans to operate from a high location within the City of Thousand Oaks, CA in Grid DM04nf from 7 - 9 PM.
If you have any equipment for the 70cm band, please make an effort to get on. You'll be surprised to see what you can do on Simplex FM or SSB without using a repeater. 
 Contest Exchange & Scoring are simple: You Exchange callsigns and Grid locator (DM04). Contest scoring is simple too: Number of contacts made times the number of different grids worked. NOTE: No log is required!
Use this site to post your score:     3830scores.com/contests.php

The 4th Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday Morning, 02 May 2020 from 0800 - 1400 pdt on all bands from 900 MHz (33cm) and up may be used.

The 5th and final Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday evening 09 May 2020 from 1600 - 2000 ( 4 pm - 8 pm pdt)  50MHz (6 meter) band. Early Season Sporadic E Propagation might occur so QSOs out to 2000 miles might be made. 
Questions? n6ze@...
bt73
Pete, N6ZE@...
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Re: Fw: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening

Keith Morehouse
 

Who's gonna be on from NMVHFS ??
I wasn't planning on playing but if there's activity down there, I will.
Nobody to work around here....

-W9RM

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


On Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM KC7QY <kc7qy@...> wrote:
Reminder

Jim KC7QY


----- Forwarded Message -----
From: peter h via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:29:52 PM MDT
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening


The 3rd of the 5 Spring SPRINT VHF/UHF Operating Events will be held on Wednesday,  22April, from 7 to 11 PM.
N6ZE plans to operate from a high location within the City of Thousand Oaks, CA in Grid DM04nf from 7 - 9 PM.
If you have any equipment for the 70cm band, please make an effort to get on. You'll be surprised to see what you can do on Simplex FM or SSB without using a repeater. 
 Contest Exchange & Scoring are simple: You Exchange callsigns and Grid locator (DM04). Contest scoring is simple too: Number of contacts made times the number of different grids worked. NOTE: No log is required!
Use this site to post your score:     3830scores.com/contests.php

The 4th Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday Morning, 02 May 2020 from 0800 - 1400 pdt on all bands from 900 MHz (33cm) and up may be used.

The 5th and final Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday evening 09 May 2020 from 1600 - 2000 ( 4 pm - 8 pm pdt)  50MHz (6 meter) band. Early Season Sporadic E Propagation might occur so QSOs out to 2000 miles might be made. 
Questions? n6ze@...
bt73
Pete, N6ZE@...
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Fw: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening

KC7QY
 

Reminder

Jim KC7QY


----- Forwarded Message -----

From: peter h via VHFcontesting <vhfcontesting@...>
To: "cvarc@groups.io" <cvarc@groups.io>; "contesting@vcars-events.groups.io" <contesting@vcars-events.groups.io>; "vhf@..." <vhf@...>; "wswss@..." <wswss@...>; "vhfcontesting@..." <vhfcontesting@...>; "main@vcars-events.groups.io" <main@vcars-events.groups.io>; "k6mep@..." <k6mep@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020, 11:29:52 PM MDT
Subject: [VHFcontesting] Still Tired Of Maintaining A 2 Meter Distance Between People & Tired Of Communicating on 2 Meters?: Try this week's Spring SPRINT Contest On The 70CM Band (446.0 MHz FM Simplex & 432.1 MHz USB/CW) On Wednesday Evening


The 3rd of the 5 Spring SPRINT VHF/UHF Operating Events will be held on Wednesday,  22April, from 7 to 11 PM.
N6ZE plans to operate from a high location within the City of Thousand Oaks, CA in Grid DM04nf from 7 - 9 PM.
If you have any equipment for the 70cm band, please make an effort to get on. You'll be surprised to see what you can do on Simplex FM or SSB without using a repeater. 
 Contest Exchange & Scoring are simple: You Exchange callsigns and Grid locator (DM04). Contest scoring is simple too: Number of contacts made times the number of different grids worked. NOTE: No log is required!
Use this site to post your score:     3830scores.com/contests.php

The 4th Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday Morning, 02 May 2020 from 0800 - 1400 pdt on all bands from 900 MHz (33cm) and up may be used.

The 5th and final Spring SPRINT will be held on Saturday evening 09 May 2020 from 1600 - 2000 ( 4 pm - 8 pm pdt)  50MHz (6 meter) band. Early Season Sporadic E Propagation might occur so QSOs out to 2000 miles might be made. 
Questions? n6ze@...
bt73
Pete, N6ZE@...
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