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Re: June contest - W9RM

Bill
 

Nice work guys!

Bill W7QQ


On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:04 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
Jay - Glad I could help.  Getting there is the only hard part for me. 
You make the rest easy.  Drive, set up, turn on radio, W9RM is calling. 
And most critically, hearing me.

73,

John AA5PR

On 6/15/2020 12:14 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
> First off, BIG THANKS to AA5PR/r for taking the time to run a 6M
> scatter sked with me before he started running the contest from DM82. 
> That was an all-time new grid and takes me to 12 to go for FFMA.  I
> think I've worked John from almost every grid in NM now .
>
>




Re: June contest - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

That's my bad noise / FM broadcast QRM direction.  I'm lucky to hear anything on 6M between about 100 deg and 160 deg.  You need a respectable signal to be heard - which you certainly have !

-W9RM

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


On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 3:04 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
Jay - Glad I could help.  Getting there is the only hard part for me. 
You make the rest easy.  Drive, set up, turn on radio, W9RM is calling. 
And most critically, hearing me.

73,

John AA5PR

On 6/15/2020 12:14 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
> First off, BIG THANKS to AA5PR/r for taking the time to run a 6M
> scatter sked with me before he started running the contest from DM82. 
> That was an all-time new grid and takes me to 12 to go for FFMA.  I
> think I've worked John from almost every grid in NM now .
>
>




Re: June contest - W9RM

John Klem
 

Jay - Glad I could help.  Getting there is the only hard part for me.  You make the rest easy.  Drive, set up, turn on radio, W9RM is calling.  And most critically, hearing me.

73,

John AA5PR

On 6/15/2020 12:14 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
First off, BIG THANKS to AA5PR/r for taking the time to run a 6M scatter sked with me before he started running the contest from DM82.  That was an all-time new grid and takes me to 12 to go for FFMA.  I think I've worked John from almost every grid in NM now .


Re: DM86 - Capulin Volcano

Bob Norton
 

Thanks Jonesy,

Good pics and comments by Ranger Bernie

73 Bob N5EPA

On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 10:46 AM Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
When I arrived at the upper parking lot at Capulin Volcano the
NPS "parking lot" attendant turned out to be a ham, too.  Not a
shack-on-the-hip guy, either.  A full fledged HF and 6M op.

Anyway, he wanted to post my "activity" on FaceBook --
which was ok with me:

        https://www.facebook.com/CapulinVolcanoNPS

The post is about half-way down the page this morning.
Even some of the comments are interesting.

I'm surprised he got a decent picture of the vehicle.  My memory is
that I was penned in by other vehicles and gobs of COVID-19 expats.

Do I get a 100 points for that -- like for Field Day?    HI!HI!


More later as I tear apart the Rover Jalopy and locate all my clay
tablets (which should be dry now in this heat....)

I'm writing a python program to automatically convert PNG images of
my clay tablets into Cabrillo formatted logs.  Real Soon Now...  :-)

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




June contest - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

First off, BIG THANKS to AA5PR/r for taking the time to run a 6M scatter sked with me before he started running the contest from DM82.  That was an all-time new grid and takes me to 12 to go for FFMA.  I think I've worked John from almost every grid in NM now .

I had not planned a serious effort this weekend, thinking the majority of guys would simply stay on WSJT.  I was wrong and there appeared to be plenty of SSB stations to run when the band actually opened.  I have a new strategy about FT modes during the summer contests, when running 6M rate is king.  The only time I went to FT4 or FT8 was to work mults when the SSB rate dried up.  I look at it like the wolves moving into a herd of sheep, picking off the easy meat/mults and then heading back to SSB with their 'catch' and continuing to pursue rate.  When there is any opening at all, it appears that a lousy rate on SSB is easily the equivalent of a 'good' rate on FT8.  Strategies will change and I think it's going to be harder to compete in this new world of traditional/digital mix.  Although, having the 'sheep' broadcasting their grid every time they TX is pretty handy for us wolves :)

My score below.  It's about 95% 6M.  I did my usual mid-20's mults on 2 using meteor scatter and, unfortunately, the high winds all weekend (blew 40-50 MPH ALL WEEKEND, even at night) fatigue cracked the bracket holding the hardlines onto the crank up tower for 222 & 432.  The entire assembly (1 5/8" line, 7/8" line, 1/2" line and rotor/control cable) all came crashing down from 80' Saturday afternoon and pulling all the connectors out of the LMR600 rotor loops.  I don't think any serious damage was done but it was a non-fixable event.  Running big hardline on crank ups is challenging.  Sorry I wasn't available to those that need another mult above 2M.  We'll continue to redesign, re-engineer and re-break things.

583x220 > 128,700 claimed
About 17 hours of chair time.

-W9RM

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


DM86 - Capulin Volcano

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

When I arrived at the upper parking lot at Capulin Volcano the
NPS "parking lot" attendant turned out to be a ham, too. Not a
shack-on-the-hip guy, either. A full fledged HF and 6M op.

Anyway, he wanted to post my "activity" on FaceBook --
which was ok with me:

https://www.facebook.com/CapulinVolcanoNPS

The post is about half-way down the page this morning.
Even some of the comments are interesting.

I'm surprised he got a decent picture of the vehicle. My memory is
that I was penned in by other vehicles and gobs of COVID-19 expats.

Do I get a 100 points for that -- like for Field Day? HI!HI!


More later as I tear apart the Rover Jalopy and locate all my clay
tablets (which should be dry now in this heat....)

I'm writing a python program to automatically convert PNG images of
my clay tablets into Cabrillo formatted logs. Real Soon Now... :-)

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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Keith Morehouse
 

..be looking for you Mike

-W9RM

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


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 9:47 AM Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:

Bob,

That’s perfect for me.  I’ll be operating  portable from Deza Bluffs, at Tohatchi  NM, about 30 miles north of Gallup, NM = DM55ov, 35.903°N, 108.773°W.

We will be QRV on 2 and 432 and I hope to get a 6 meter dipole also in the air.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Norton
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:41 AM
To: main@nmvhf.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] AA5B LM in VHF contest

 

Duffey, Good luck to you and Bruce operating in DM64ux. The rotator cable is still severed to my VHF/UHF antennas so I am fixed due west. I should be able to "eke" out some contacts with AA5B from here in DM64vx !

So my UHF activity will be limited in the fixed westerly direction. I did put together a SM-50 Stressed Moxon for 6 meters a few days ago. Armstrong rotateable and 10 feet off the ground. Works crazy well when 6 meters is open. Beats the isotropic mag mount vertical that I had been using.

73, Bob N5EPA

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:54 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Bob we will be just south of the Oak Flat day use area. DM64ux I think.

James Duffey KK6MC

Cedar Crest NM



On Jun 12, 2020, at 20:45, Bob Norton <n5epa.bob.n@...> wrote:



Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks

 

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 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: June contest questions

Bill
 

Bob,

Up at Lake Superior two years ago I watched a guy work 274 miles with a barefor transverter and a 20 dB horn on 10 GHz.  Always worth a try. Sorry to hear you're locked up this weekend, but you'll have some fun.  Good luck Bob.

Bill W7QQ


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM redarlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:
Things changed and I can no longer leave home this weekend (on call, stuff at work not behaving, etc).   I will do what I can from DM65uv which is probably going to be limited to 2 and 6 meter bands.   

At some point in the near future I want to scout out Clara Peak in DM66va.   Descriptions online suggest it's an easy drive until the last 1/4 mile.  We'll see!

Catch you guys this weekend.

-Bob

On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 3:06 PM Bob Darlington <rdarlington@...> wrote:
Hi guys,

I'd like to participate in the contest this weekend to do an equipment shakedown.  I hear there are some locations that I can drive to and setup and make a few Qs, but really have no idea about where the preferred locations are or what's even close to me (I'm in Los Alamos).    

The plan is to drag out the 6 meter hexbeam (folds up), small 2 meter beam (Arrow, handheld but probably will strap it down to a pole), 23cm (cheap yagi with 25W DEMI transverter), and 10GHz dish (DEMI transverter right into the feed, 10mW I think).   I'd appreciate any recommendations that are not crazy far from home on where to setup.   

Thanks,
-Bob N3XKB


Re: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Michael Daly
 

Bob,

That’s perfect for me.  I’ll be operating  portable from Deza Bluffs, at Tohatchi  NM, about 30 miles north of Gallup, NM = DM55ov, 35.903°N, 108.773°W.

We will be QRV on 2 and 432 and I hope to get a 6 meter dipole also in the air.

Mike, n5sj

 

From: main@nmvhf.groups.io [mailto:main@nmvhf.groups.io] On Behalf Of Bob Norton
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:41 AM
To: main@nmvhf.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] AA5B LM in VHF contest

 

Duffey, Good luck to you and Bruce operating in DM64ux. The rotator cable is still severed to my VHF/UHF antennas so I am fixed due west. I should be able to "eke" out some contacts with AA5B from here in DM64vx !

So my UHF activity will be limited in the fixed westerly direction. I did put together a SM-50 Stressed Moxon for 6 meters a few days ago. Armstrong rotateable and 10 feet off the ground. Works crazy well when 6 meters is open. Beats the isotropic mag mount vertical that I had been using.

73, Bob N5EPA

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:54 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Bob we will be just south of the Oak Flat day use area. DM64ux I think.

James Duffey KK6MC

Cedar Crest NM



On Jun 12, 2020, at 20:45, Bob Norton <n5epa.bob.n@...> wrote:



Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks

 

 

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Bob Norton
 

Duffey, Good luck to you and Bruce operating in DM64ux. The rotator cable is still severed to my VHF/UHF antennas so I am fixed due west. I should be able to "eke" out some contacts with AA5B from here in DM64vx !

So my UHF activity will be limited in the fixed westerly direction. I did put together a SM-50 Stressed Moxon for 6 meters a few days ago. Armstrong rotateable and 10 feet off the ground. Works crazy well when 6 meters is open. Beats the isotropic mag mount vertical that I had been using.

73, Bob N5EPA

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 8:54 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Bob we will be just south of the Oak Flat day use area. DM64ux I think.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 20:45, Bob Norton <n5epa.bob.n@...> wrote:


Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 73
> Jonesy
> --
>  Marvin L Jones     | W3DHJ      | W3DHJ  | https://W3DHJ.net/
>   Pueblo, Colorado  |  @         | Jonesy |     __ linux FreeBSD
>    38.238N 104.547W |   jonz.net | DM78rf | 73  SK
>
>
>





Looking to remote

Steve London
 

Unfortunately, I won't be home for the contest - I'm working at the Tadpole fire north of Silver City. However, I do have free time.

Anyone have a station I can Teamviewer into and do some 6 meter FT8 ?

73,
Steve, N2IC


Re: AA5B LM in VHF contest

James Duffey
 

Yes, Sunday or even Saturday evening would be nice.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 13, 2020, at 05:44, James Duffey <jamesduffey@comcast.net> wrote:

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:28, James Duffey <jamesduffey@comcast.net> wrote:

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:

AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
this weekend for the VHF contest.
Which call will you be using? Thanks.

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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

James Duffey
 

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:28, James Duffey <jamesduffey@comcast.net> wrote:

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:

AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
this weekend for the VHF contest.
Which call will you be using? Thanks.

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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Jay
 

I will look to setup something up with you all Duffey Sunday??  I will be looking for you all.

- Jay N1AV


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 7:54 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Bob we will be just south of the Oak Flat day use area. DM64ux I think.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 20:45, Bob Norton <n5epa.bob.n@...> wrote:


Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 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: K5WO in DM66

James Duffey
 

We’ll look for you Bob. - Duffey 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 21:42, Bob Kmak <bobkmak@...> wrote:


Hi All,

I'll be active from DM66 on 6, 2 and 70cm.I have a great view to the south from east to west. To the north...not so pretty good. The station is just north of Heron Lake state park.

Text me at 505 203 3180 if you'd like to try a contact.

Bob K5WO


K5WO in DM66

Bob Kmak
 

Hi All,

I'll be active from DM66 on 6, 2 and 70cm.I have a great view to the south from east to west. To the north...not so pretty good. The station is just north of Heron Lake state park.

Text me at 505 203 3180 if you'd like to try a contact.

Bob K5WO


Re: AA5B LM in VHF contest

James Duffey
 

Bob we will be just south of the Oak Flat day use area. DM64ux I think.

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 20:45, Bob Norton <n5epa.bob.n@...> wrote:


Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Bob Norton
 

Please be more specific where you will be operating in DM64. A big place for us a tad close in. Thanks


On Fri, Jun 12, 2020, 6:28 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

> On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:
>
>> AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
>> this weekend for the VHF contest.
>
> Which call will you be using?  Thanks.
>
> 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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

James Duffey
 

AA5B

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 12, 2020, at 18:21, Jonesy W3DHJ via groups.io <mailserver=jonz.net@groups.io> wrote:

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:

AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
this weekend for the VHF contest.
Which call will you be using? Thanks.

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: AA5B LM in VHF contest

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Fri, 12 Jun 2020, James Duffey wrote:

AA5B and I will be running a limited multiop from DM64
this weekend for the VHF contest.
Which call will you be using? Thanks.

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

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