Date   

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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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@...>
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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[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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New Mexico QSO Party -- Log submission info

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

If you participated in last Saturday's New Mexico QSO Party, and have *not* yet submitted your logs, we encourage you to do so.  Even if you only made a few contacts, we’d like to recognize your effort and accurately reflect the level of participation across New Mexico in 2020’s event statistics.

If you are a member of a New Mexico amateur radio club, be sure to list your club's name on your log (one club only, please) so it receives credit towards two special club awards that are up for grabs.

Logs must be received via email no later than April 25 (two weeks following the event).  To submit your Cabrillo-formatted electronic log or scanned paper forms, please send as an attachment to logs@....   We will acknowledge receipt via email and at http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/logs-received  

If you happened to take one or two good pictures of your NMQP operation this year, you are also welcome to share it with us at  the email address above. We’ll consider adding it to NMQP’s photo album (http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/photos/).

Thanks and 73,
Brian N5ZGT


Big Es Opening into XE and SA

KC7QY
 

XEs on FT8 at +18. Managed an HC as well.

Jim KC7QY


Re: J6 to D4 2 meter QSO

KC7QY
 

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, 05:21:09 PM MDT, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:



New Mexico QSO Party -- Tomorrow

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

Hams across the Land of Enchantment will be lighting up the HF, 6 meter, and 2 meter bands for the New Mexico QSO Party tomorrow (Saturday) from 8:00am-8:00pm MDT.  We hope you’ll be part of the action.  Details in the original note below.

Participants are encouraged to take one or two good pictures of your operation so we can consider adding it to NMQP’s photo album (http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/photos/) after the event.  Pictures can be sent via email with log submissions.

If you are a member of a New Mexico amateur radio club, be sure to list your club's name on your log (one club only, please) so it receives credit towards two special club awards that are up for grabs.

Help needed: We are looking for hams residing in Curry, De Baca, Grant, Harding, Hidalgo, McKinley, Mora, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Sierra, Taos, and Union counties to participate.  Do you know any amateur radio operators living in those counties?  If so, please contact them and encourage them to participate on Saturday whether for a few hours or the entire event.  We'd appreciate them contacting us via the NMQP website (www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org) so we can add them to the interactive county activation map.  The more people who hit the airwaves from every New Mexico QSO Party, the more exciting it will be for everyone.

Stay healthy, and enjoy the New Mexico QSO Party tomorrow.

73,
Brian N5ZGT — www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org

On Apr 6, 2020, at 10:33 PM, Brian wrote:

Greetings —

A final reminder that the 2020 New Mexico QSO Party takes this Saturday, April 11 from 8:00am MDT until 8:00pm MDT.  Every ham across New Mexico is invited to participate on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters.  There are a number of ways to participate safely and enjoyably while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and we hope this event serves as a positive moment of relief and enjoyment during these challenging times.

We are looking for as many hams — like yourself! — within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2020 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire event.  This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike.

Important COVID-19 related update: Due to New Mexico Department of Health’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, just extended through 30 April, mobile operations will not be permitted in this year’s event. Additionally, definitions of the New Mexico Multi-Op operating class and Expedition category have been revised. See event rules for details.

Are you planning to participate this Saturday from the comfort of your home QTH, even for just a short while?  If so, please visit www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org and use the “Contact Us” link to let us know what county you plan to operate from so we can list you on the NM QSO Party’s interactive map and listing.  Encourage your friends to participate, too.  Our goal for there to be many callsigns listed under every New Mexico county.

See you on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters this Saturday!

73,
Brian N5ZGT
New Mexico QSO Party website: www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org


Re: J6 to D4 2 meter QSO

Keith Morehouse
 

It was on 144.174, the 2M FT8 "channel", so it may not have started out as human-to-human...

I saw when it was spotted this morning and made reference to it on the VHF-Chat Slack channel.  He also worked, or at least spotted, PJ2BR, which is considerably farther at almost 4800 KM.  Both original spots were in FT8.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Thu, Apr 9, 2020, 6:29 PM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
On Thu, 9 Apr 2020, Steve London wrote:

>https://www.facebook.com/1338610946167067/posts/3328470760514399/?vh=e
>
>73,
>Steve, N2IC

And, it was a person-to-person QSO --
not a computer-to-computer 'contact'.

Imagine the thrill at each end!!

73
Jonesy
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Re: J6 to D4 2 meter QSO

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Thu, 9 Apr 2020, Steve London wrote:

https://www.facebook.com/1338610946167067/posts/3328470760514399/?vh=e

73,
Steve, N2IC
And, it was a person-to-person QSO --
not a computer-to-computer 'contact'.

Imagine the thrill at each end!!

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


Re: J6 to D4 2 meter QSO

James Duffey
 

This is an amazing feat. Given the Hepburn charts, it appears that given a bit more inversion a bit further north that a W4 from southern FL to D4 QSO would be possible. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Apr 9, 2020, at 17:21, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:


J6 to D4 2 meter QSO

Steve London
 


New Mexico QSO Party -- This Saturday (COVID-19 update)

Brian Mileshosky
 

Greetings —

A final reminder that the 2020 New Mexico QSO Party takes this Saturday, April 11 from 8:00am MDT until 8:00pm MDT.  Every ham across New Mexico is invited to participate on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters.  There are a number of ways to participate safely and enjoyably while the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, and we hope this event serves as a positive moment of relief and enjoyment during these challenging times.

We are looking for as many hams — like yourself! — within each and every one of New Mexico's 33 counties to participate in the 2020 New Mexico QSO Party, whether for just a few convenient hours or for the entire event.  This is a super event for new and experienced hams alike.

Important COVID-19 related update: Due to New Mexico Department of Health’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, just extended through 30 April, mobile operations will not be permitted in this year’s event. Additionally, definitions of the New Mexico Multi-Op operating class and Expedition category have been revised. See event rules for details.

Are you planning to participate this Saturday from the comfort of your home QTH, even for just a short while?  If so, please visit www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org and use the “Contact Us” link to let us know what county you plan to operate from so we can list you on the NM QSO Party’s interactive map and listing.  Encourage your friends to participate, too.  Our goal for there to be many callsigns listed under every New Mexico county.

See you on HF, 6 meters, and 2 meters this Saturday!

73,
Brian N5ZGT
New Mexico QSO Party website: www.NewMexicoQSOParty.org


Re: New Mexico QSO Party Frequencies for 6&2 Meters

Bob Norton
 

Greetings all,

I prefer to use N3FJP logging software for contest logging. Sorry N1MM only folks.

Just got the latest software updates in February 2020. Partly to be ready for Field Day and the newest ARRL sections created in Canada.

More than a little peeved that my NM QSO Party logger vs 1.9 was already out of date with the last minute addition of 2 meters. Well, did successfully download vs 2.0 this evening. 2 meters is included, plus surprisingly 70 cm. While that band's contacts will not count in 2020 the logger is ready should 70cm be added in the future. Brian, hint hint.

73, Bob N5EPA

On Sun, Apr 5, 2020 at 4:18 PM Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:
Hi all,

What are some good frequencies and modes for Saturday’s NMQSOP? I like to generate some interest amongst the non weak signal operators. Might find some converts.

Cheers and good health,
Alden, AG5S