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What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

James Duffey
 

With only three members on the mailing list, this may be premature, but what plans do members have for the upcoming September VHF Contest, beginning September 9? I will rove again, but my itinerary is not set.

Here are the rules:

< http://www.arrl.org/september-vhf >

The biggest change in the rules for this year is the contracted log submission date. Logs are now due 10 days after the contest ends, rather than 4 weeks.

I will send in a list of eligible members for the contest on the 8th. I will add the new NMVHF Society members we gained since the list I submitted for the 222+ contest.

I will resend this as the list grows, but this looks a good start. - KK6MC


James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM
jamesduffey@...


Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

Arne N7KA
 

It's working.  Maybe a few folks replied accepting invite.  My HONDA 2000i started after about 10 pulls.  I  had not been started since maybe Nov.  Ran smooth for 10 minutes on the old gas.  The STA-BILT must have done its job, though after adding it to fuel  tank months ago I ran it for a good 15 minutes.  Lesson learned.


From: "James Duffey" <JamesDuffey@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 10:05:18 AM
Subject: [nmvhf] What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

With only three members on the mailing list, this may be premature, but what plans do members have for the upcoming September VHF Contest, beginning September 9? I will rove again, but my itinerary is not set.

Here are the rules:

< http://www.arrl.org/september-vhf >

The biggest change in the rules for this year is the contracted log submission date. Logs are now due 10 days after the contest ends, rather than 4 weeks.

I will send in a list of eligible members for the contest on the 8th. I will add the new NMVHF Society members we gained since the list I submitted for the 222+ contest.

I will resend this as the list grows, but this looks a good start. - KK6MC


James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM
jamesduffey@...









Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

Mike WB2FKO
 

So are we OK going public with the list?


Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

James Duffey
 

Yes, it is fine with me. I don’t see any problems with it, except perhaps with the 1GHz storage limit, but if we can move stuff to the web site, I don’t see that as a limit. Also, there appears to be little of no opportunity for privacy invasion and there isn’t a bigger entity to join, so I don’t think that will be an issue for those who don’t like Yahoo or Google groups for instance. So, I say pull the trigger. - DUffey KK6MC

James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM




On Sep 1, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Mike H <mph@...> wrote:

So are we OK going public with the list?







Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

James Duffey
 

Meant 1GB limit. 

James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM




On Sep 1, 2017, at 9:29 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Yes, it is fine with me. I don’t see any problems with it, except perhaps with the 1GHz storage limit, but if we can move stuff to the web site, I don’t see that as a limit. Also, there appears to be little of no opportunity for privacy invasion and there isn’t a bigger entity to join, so I don’t think that will be an issue for those who don’t like Yahoo or Google groups for instance. So, I say pull the trigger. - DUffey KK6MC

James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM




On Sep 1, 2017, at 9:22 PM, Mike H <mph@...> wrote:

So are we OK going public with the list?








Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

Arne N7KA
 

It  seems to be working OK.  Was it just a reply to invite email or was the word  ACCEPT I entered the key?  I believe the  former.


From: "Mike H" <mph@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Friday, September 1, 2017 9:22:22 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

So are we OK going public with the list?







Re: What are people's plans for September VHF contest?

Keith Morehouse
 

Just signed up for the mail reflector.

I will not be seriously working the contest but will be available on 6 & 2 to help others.  I will probably hit meteor scatter hard Sunday morning, looking for new 2M grids.  However, I had to tilt the 6/2 tower over this morning to troubleshoot a VSWR problem on 2M.  I don't foresee any problem fixing it, so it should be back in operation by the weekend.

Anybody roving up this way ?  If you're going to be close enough and serious enough, I can set the rover station up for 222 through 1296 and park it next to the shack.

if anybody in NMVHFS wants to set up a sked beforehand, please email me.

-W9RM


Subscribe

Bill
 


Re: Subscribe

Steve Hutcherson
 

Bill,  Good Job!!!

I'm ABQ without my Rover equipment......144 AND 432 ssb/cw in Phoenix.

I may run  all FM class/R. I do have 100w on 6m ssb/cw/fm, 75 watts 2m FM and 5 w 450 fm.  Just didn't bring all the gear to the Duke City Hamfest this year. If nothing else I can give out a few Q's to the guys from the Moriarity confluence.

GL and Hope you do well this weekend.

73, Steve
WB5CTS in ABQ




From: Bill <bill4070@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 11:49 AM
Subject: [nmvhf] Subscribe




Re: Subscribe

Bill
 

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately I had to take care of a sick friend in CA. Thats where i am now.

Would much rather work the contest but this was more important. Hope you do well, and hope to see you on the air for another one.

Bill W7QQ 

On Sep 4, 2017 11:02 AM, "Steve Hutcherson via Groups.Io" <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,  Good Job!!!

I'm ABQ without my Rover equipment......144 AND 432 ssb/cw in Phoenix.

I may run  all FM class/R. I do have 100w on 6m ssb/cw/fm, 75 watts 2m FM and 5 w 450 fm.  Just didn't bring all the gear to the Duke City Hamfest this year. If nothing else I can give out a few Q's to the guys from the Moriarity confluence.

GL and Hope you do well this weekend.

73, Steve
WB5CTS in ABQ




From: Bill <bill4070@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 11:49 AM
Subject: [nmvhf] Subscribe




Re: Subscribe

Steve Hutcherson
 

GM Bill,

Thank You for the quick reply !   I hope things go well for you and your friend in CA.

Take care and I hope your friend recovers quickly.

73, Steve  aka. "Hutch"   WB5CTS in ABQ



From: Bill <bill4070@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 12:10 PM
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] Subscribe

Hi Steve,

Unfortunately I had to take care of a sick friend in CA. Thats where i am now.

Would much rather work the contest but this was more important. Hope you do well, and hope to see you on the air for another one.

Bill W7QQ 

On Sep 4, 2017 11:02 AM, "Steve Hutcherson via Groups.Io" <Wb5cts=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Bill,  Good Job!!!

I'm ABQ without my Rover equipment......144 AND 432 ssb/cw in Phoenix.

I may run  all FM class/R. I do have 100w on 6m ssb/cw/fm, 75 watts 2m FM and 5 w 450 fm.  Just didn't bring all the gear to the Duke City Hamfest this year. If nothing else I can give out a few Q's to the guys from the Moriarity confluence.

GL and Hope you do well this weekend.

73, Steve
WB5CTS in ABQ




From: Bill <bill4070@...>
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 11:49 AM
Subject: [nmvhf] Subscribe






W3DHJ/r DM77, DM78, DM87, DM88

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I will be activating the 4 grids squares in S.E. Colorado
(again) this weekend: DM77, DM78, DM87, & DM88.

Limited Rover category: 6M , 2M , 70cm.
Old School: SSB and crusty CW.

A wee bit more:

https://w3dhj.net/vhfrover_plans.php

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


Additional risks to Rovers

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

As if it wasn't risky enough to be a Rover:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-41179132

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


Re: Subscribe

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I'm attempting to reply here via the web interface because my emails
do NOT seem to be working through this reflector.

So, I've also posted the below in the NMVHF Forums:

I will be activating the 4 grids squares in S.E. Colorado
(again) this weekend: DM77, DM78, DM87, & DM88.
 
6M , 2M , 70cm.
Old School: SSB and crusty CW.
 
A wee bit more:
 
https://w3dhj.net/vhfrover_plans.php
73 ES GUD DX
Jonesy W3DHJ https://W3DHJ.net/


Re: Subscribe

Mike WB2FKO
 

We have 14 subscribed to the list, or about 1/3 of the NMVHF society membership.  Your messages just got through.  Mike WB2FKO


On 09/06/2017 01:32 PM, Jonesy W3DHJ via Groups.Io wrote:
I'm attempting to reply here via the web interface because my emails
do NOT seem to be working through this reflector.

So, I've also posted the below in the NMVHF Forums:

I will be activating the 4 grids squares in S.E. Colorado
(again) this weekend: DM77, DM78, DM87, & DM88.
 
6M , 2M , 70cm.
Old School: SSB and crusty CW.
 
A wee bit more:
 
73 ES GUD DX
Jonesy W3DHJ https://W3DHJ.net/


Re: Subscribe

Michael Daly
 

Wonderful. Thanks

On Sep 6, 2017 2:06 PM, "Mike H" <mph@...> wrote:

We have 14 subscribed to the list, or about 1/3 of the NMVHF society membership.  Your messages just got through.  Mike WB2FKO


On 09/06/2017 01:32 PM, Jonesy W3DHJ via Groups.Io wrote:
I'm attempting to reply here via the web interface because my emails
do NOT seem to be working through this reflector.

So, I've also posted the below in the NMVHF Forums:

I will be activating the 4 grids squares in S.E. Colorado
(again) this weekend: DM77, DM78, DM87, & DM88.
 
6M , 2M , 70cm.
Old School: SSB and crusty CW.
 
A wee bit more:
 
73 ES GUD DX
Jonesy W3DHJ https://W3DHJ.net/



Eligibility list for September VHF Contest

James Duffey
 

I have submitted the following list of NMVHF Society members eligible to contribute to the NMVHF Society score in the September VHF Contest this weekend to the ARRL. To be eligible to contribute to the club score, you must be a member of the NMVHF Society, operate in the NM Section during the contest and reside in the NM Section. Here is the list:

W7QQ DM75ao
KK6MC DM65tc
WB2FKO DM65rc
N7KA DM65qf
N5EPA DM64vx
W5AKU DM72bw
KC7QY DM64nb
N5SJ DM55pm
N5JEH DM65rd
K9VSW DM76el
AF5AI DM65tc
K5WO DM65pc
NM5S DM75ap
K2XJ DM75ap
WA6WON DM76ej
K5RHR DM65uv
NK5W DM65pg
N5ZGT DM65rc
KA8JMW DM65rb
K5AM DM62ni
W5ZF DM65rd
AI5I DM65xr
KW5Z DM75bo
AA5B DM65qe
NM5WB DM64nc
KE5YT DM65rd
KA5EBL DM84jk
N2IC DM52xt
K5TA DM65qf
AG5S DM75ar
N3XKB DM65uv
WN5PMR DM65qb
W5UHF DM55we
AA5RR DM65uc
AF9O DM75ar
KG5OYU DM55pm
W0AMT DM65rd

Let me know before the contest starts if there are additions to the list. Thanks - KK6MC

James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM
jamesduffey@...


Sep VHF

Keith Morehouse
 

So, who's going to be where this weekend ?

I got my 2M feedline issue worked out (found out I had probably 5-6 dB loss in a 60' length of 7/8" Heliax - probably been this way for a while) so I will be looking to give out a new grid on the two lower bands.  I'm not going to sit around listening to noise for the whole weekend so I want to try and be on when there is someone to work !

-W9RM

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


KK6MC September VHF Contest Plans

James Duffey
 

I will rove in the September VHF Contest this weekend. Here is my temporary schedule:

Sept 9th
Moriarty Convergence
1800Z DM64
1945Z DM75
2130Z DM74
2330Z DM65

Depending on activity, I may stay on longer or shorter.

Sept 10th
1430Z DM64nb Socorro Fairgrounds
1630Z DM63ut HWY60
1900Z DM73AQ Valley of Fires campground
2300Z Redo Moriarty convergence

Again, the schedule will depend on how much activity there is.

I will have 50MHz (100W), 144MHz(100W), 222MHz(120W), and 432MHz (50W) with 8ft Yagis on all bands. I will also have APRS. Look for KK6MC-6. My cell is (505) 228-5491. Text (preferred) or call if you wish.

In other activity, Arne, N7KA operating as W5UHF will be on Mt. Sedgwick, DM55we. That is a good location and he should be able to work much of NM, AZ and west range CO from there. Look for him on 50MHz (100W), 144MHz(100W) and 432MHz (50W) Arne will have good Yagis on all bands.

Let us know what you plan for the contest. - KK6MC

James Duffey
Cedar Crest, NM
jamesduffey@...