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Re: KK6MC/r in June VHF contest

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

On Tue, 18 Jun 2019, James Duffey wrote:

K9YR was kind enough to forward these recordings of me in the June VHF
contest from DM66. K9YR is in EN52. Conditions were very good. - Duffey
KK6MC
Likewise, K9YR sent me a recording of myself when I
was hollering "CQ CONTEST" in DM77.
Like almost everyone, I don't believe I really sound
like that. HI!HI!
But, I feel good that my voice is so "legible" --
something I've always worried about.

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


KK6MC/r in June VHF contest

James Duffey
 

K9YR was kind enough to forward these recordings of me in the June VHF contest from DM66. K9YR is in EN52. Conditions were very good. - Duffey KK6MC



James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


2019 January VHF Contest Results on Line

James Duffey
 

The results writeup for the January 2019 VHF Contest are now on line:


The digital modes, in particular FT8,  played a major role in the January contest, increasing the logs submitted significantly. But the overall QSOs made in the contest remained the same. So, those additional digital QSOs came from the higher bands. I think this is not good. Please read my comments on this in the writeup and think about what it means for the future of VHF contesting, if you like that future, and what can be done to address the continued erosion of the bands above 144MHz in contesting. 

Thanks for all who participated in the January contest. - Duffey KK6MC


James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


k2ez/r

Bruce Draper
 

This is from the Pack Rats mailing list, so some of you have probably already seen it. I’m wondering if Duffey has similar stories to tell.

   -Bruce 




Rover Challenge #162

It has been a long first day of the contest.  While nothing spectacular has happened, it has been going okay.  The multi-ops seem to drag their feet as usual and the telephone number you have for the biggest multi-op in the area doesn’t work.   Digital modes have produced contacts, but QSY opportunities are lacking.  You hear tons of digital mode signals that would be easy to work on SSB if someone would just call CQ.  This seems to be the new normal however. 

It is getting very late and most activity has wound down.  You are about 40 minutes from your overnight stop and looking forward to a shower, and some rest.  It won’t be a long rest since you are planning to get out around 6am-ish but the shower and rest will be enough recharge.  If all goes well you will be activating three new grids by 10am.  Two of those are really good locations and you expect to pick up lots of Qs and mults. 

You come up on a rest area on the highway.  You stop to get some water, and a little snack.  It is now that you discover your wallet is missing.  It isn’t in the rover and you think back to the last time you had it out.  That was over five hours ago and 140 miles back.  It was when you last filled the tank and got some dinner.    You hope it was there. 

No cash, no credit cards, no driver’s license.  This isn’t looking good.  Good news, you looked up the place you used it last, called, and they have your wallet!

Can you continue your rove and pick it up on the way back?   You didn’t have a room reserved much less pre-paid since you weren’t certain you would make it all this way.   Maybe sleep in the car?  Oh wait, you aren’t out of fuel yet, but there is no way to get thru four or so hours in the morning without needing to fill up. 

Okay, you think maybe better part of valor is to head back and get the wallet?  By now it is after 2am and it’ll be 4:30-ish by the time you get to where it is.  What then?  Stay there?  But that is over 3 hours away from the grid corner you intended to activate in the morning.  If you turned around immediately after getting your wallet, you would be an hour and a half late for your intended start time and have gotten no sleep at all.  This does not bode well for your rove plans.

Then you have an unwanted though.  Can you even get back to where your wallet is?  The fuel gauge shows two thirds of a tank but you know it is very non-linear and at a half tank it seems to go towards empty at an incredible rate.  Experience also suggests a half take indication is usually a bit under a third of a tank.  So two thirds doesn’t give you much confidence. 

Maybe some math is in order.  You know with all the antennas, the rover’s highway MPG is just a hair over 15 mpg.  That is with the antennas facing forward and you have been swinging them all over during that 140 miles.  That can’t help.  With 22 gallon tank, that should be a 330 mile range.  Okay you only went 140 miles and with 330 mile range, you should be good.  Then you remember that yes, it may have only been 140 miles, but it also has been five hours since you filled the tank.  The rover’s engine has been running the entire time.  It is looking very iffy. 

It gets better though.   You are on a tollway and can’t just turn around.  You must proceed to the next exit, pay the toll and double back and paying the toll again as there is no practical alternate route.  

And then there is still the problem of how to pay the toll.  Fortunately you are prepared for that.  You routinely dump your extra change into one of the cup holders specifically for tolls.  And since you got tired sorting out the quarters from the pennies and dimes, you pretty much only have been dumping quarters in it, and it looks fairly fulll.  So maybe there is enough to pay the tolls and get some extra fuel? 

You look at the toll slip and see for the next exit the toll will be $4.10.  So right off the top $8.20 of that precious change will need to go for tolls.  And that next exit isn’t for another five miles adding 10 miles to the route needed to get your wallet.  That is another two thirds of a gallon you will need. 

Will the rover make it all the way back to get your wallet?  Will there be enough change for the tolls?  Will there be enough extra change to feed the tank if needed?  And wouldn’t it be your luck that law enforcement will take an interest while you don’t have your driver’s license on you?


Re: VHF Contest

Ed
 

Must have missed you Glenn. Was at Ham Com  Friday and Saturday also. Always on Contest week end

 

Ed N5JEH  DM65rd

 

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From: Glenn
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019 6:07 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] VHF Contest

 

Sounds like everyone had a fun time last weekend! Unfortunately, HAMCOM is scheduled the same weekend, why I don't know. This has always been an issue discussed in the Texas VHF groups. If anyone needs DM73 on six, just yell.

 

73

Glenn. NQ5X

Ruidoso

 

 


VHF Contest

Glenn
 

Sounds like everyone had a fun time last weekend! Unfortunately, HAMCOM is scheduled the same weekend, why I don't know. This has always been an issue discussed in the Texas VHF groups. If anyone needs DM73 on six, just yell.

73
Glenn. NQ5X
Ruidoso


South Baldy Peak DM63JX W5N/MG-001

Jonathan Fox - W0AMT
 

My wife and I drove / hiked up South Baldy Peak on Sunday, June 9, 2019 for the VHF contest.

I had 6, 2, 222, and 432 via an FT-817 and a Ukrainian transverter.

I made 38 QSOs with the majority on 6 due to a nice opening to the midwest.

73, Jon
W0AMT


W7D

Keith Morehouse
 

The crew stopped by on their way back east, yesterday afternoon.

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


Reminder: VHF Lunch Tomorrow Friday 1200 June 14 at Garcia’s Juan Tabo

James Duffey
 

So far these people have indicated they are coming to lunch tomorrow:

KK6MC

N5SJ

W7QQ

WB2FKO

KG5FHU

KC7QY

W0AMT

N7KA

N5EPA

You are free to come, even if you don’t let me know, I ust wanted a head count for the restaurant and I think what I have is good enough for them to plan for a group. See you there. - Duffey KK6MC

 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: Friday 1200 June 14 VHF Lunch Garcia’s Juan Tabo

Bob Norton
 

The food and company sounds good. See you there.

Bob N5EPA

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
Let’s have an informal VHF lunch this 1200 Friday, June 14 at Garcia’s 3601 Juan Tabo. Let me know if you think you will come so I can give them a head count if there will be a large or semi large group. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM




DM86 activation needed for 6M big sig K1TOL

Keith Morehouse
 

6M DXer K1TOL worked W7D in DM47 for his next-to-last FFMA grid.  The only one he currently needs is DM86.

Is there someone on here with a 3 or 5 el beam and 100W+ who might be able to head that way for a day or two and try to hit some propagation for Lefty.  E season should easily run through the 2nd week of July, but the earlier the better.

You would need to coordinate directly with K1TOL on this.

-W9RM

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


Re: DM47

Arne N7KA
 

Nothing here.  Have DM47.  Tuesday evening I was decoding W7D TEST DM38 and called and called,  NADA


Arne N7KA

On June 13, 2019 at 6:32 AM Ed <n5jeh@...> wrote:

Good copy this morning on 144.150  msk144

 

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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Mike WB2FKO
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:06 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] DM47

 

FYI: VHF grid chasers interested in (rare) grid DM47 can try to catch

W7D there in the early morning hours on Thursday 12 June. They are

running 1 kW on 6 and 2 with big antennas and can be worked in DM65 on

USB. Look for them on 144.200 and 50.180 (alternate 50.185) and FT8

50.313. Also on MSK144 50.260 and MSK144 144.150 although they are

probably too close for meteor scatter in most of NM.

 

Mike WB2FKO

 

 

 

 

 


 


 


Re: DM47

Ed
 

Good copy this morning on 144.150  msk144

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Mike WB2FKO
Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:06 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] DM47

 

FYI: VHF grid chasers interested in (rare) grid DM47 can try to catch

W7D there in the early morning hours on Thursday 12 June. They are

running 1 kW on 6 and 2 with big antennas and can be worked in DM65 on

USB. Look for them on 144.200 and 50.180 (alternate 50.185) and FT8

50.313. Also on MSK144 50.260 and MSK144 144.150 although they are

probably too close for meteor scatter in most of NM.

 

Mike WB2FKO

 

 

 

 


DM47

Mike WB2FKO
 

FYI: VHF grid chasers interested in (rare) grid DM47 can try to catch W7D there in the early morning hours on Thursday 12 June. They are running 1 kW on 6 and 2 with big antennas and can be worked in DM65 on USB. Look for them on 144.200 and 50.180 (alternate 50.185) and FT8 50.313. Also on MSK144 50.260 and MSK144 144.150 although they are probably too close for meteor scatter in most of NM.

Mike WB2FKO


aa5b vhf contest

Bruce Draper
 

Just 6 meters for me, and only 5-6 hours. Ended up with about 120 QSOs. Spent more time than that over the weekend building a 6-element 6-meter yagi from wire, rope, and pvc, but that’s a story for another time...

I was determined not to let this be an FT8 contest for me, but ended up on 50.313 much of the time anyway. Had the most fun when there was coast-to-coast activity on cw and phone on Sunday. 

Aside from all the other reasons not to like FT8, here’s another — call it dynamic range, for lack of a better term.  When the signals are clean, a few big stations in the same town can coexist on the cw and phone bands. When W5ABC is 30 dB over S9 on 50.130, just move up to 50.140 and it usually becomes a non-issue. But on FT8, as it is practiced now, everyone is in your passband and it is very difficult to copy the weak signals (and isn’t that what the WS in WSJT is all about?) when the radio’s gain is reduced by the cross-town guy who is literally 50 dB louder. We need another 1 or 2 watering holes, spaced maybe 20 kHz apart. Maybe someone will get that going by the next contest. 

  73,
     Bruce AA5B
       Los Ranchos 


Re: Friday 1200 June 14 VHF Lunch Garcia’s Juan Tabo

Arne N7KA
 

Duffey

Will be there. Please bring QSL for our 432 QSO when you were in DM56. A new grid on that band. QSO info 09 June 2019 2154Z 432 CW

Arne N7KA

On June 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:


Let’s have an informal VHF lunch this 1200 Friday, June 14 at Garcia’s 3601 Juan Tabo. Let me know if you think you will come so I can give them a head count if there will be a large or semi large group. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: N2IC VHF Contest

Bill
 

Hi Steve,

That was a pretty neat Q on 2 meters early in the contest. Looks like we have a path.

Sorry you got called out but tu for ur service on that fire. We take it for granted but some body’s got to do that work.

73 Bill W7QQ 


On Jun 11, 2019, at 7:01 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Sunday morning, when I was in DM54 on Highway 117, I pointed the beams your way and called several times. Then, when I was returning from there, a convoy of Forest Service/Hot Shot vehicles passed me and I wondered if you had gotten called out. Hope Field Day and CQ WW VHF will be better. - Duffey

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 11, 2019, at 18:42, Steve London <n2ic@...> wrote:

Well, I thought this year would be different.

I am an emergency employee of the US forest service, doing comms work on big forest fires, as needed.

Up until last weekend, it has been a very quiet fire season. Guess what changed around 4 PM on Saturday ? I have been working in Catron county since early Sunday AM.

Don't have my very limited log with me. Made some 6 meter FT8. A few 2 meter SSB. Working W7QQ was a pretty good haul from DM52XT.

Maybe the CQ VHF contest will work.

73,
Steve, N2IC


Re: NMVHF chat

Doug Gilliam
 

Sorry, sent this by mistake!


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Jay <whereisjay@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] NMVHF chat
 
Mike,
Just so I am clear, - this is moving to a Slack channel and replacing the PHP based chat page?

 - Jay N1AV

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO






Re: NMVHF chat

Doug Gilliam
 

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
LOCATION: AZ​
CALLSIGN: WA7XX​
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED​
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL​
CATEGORY-MODE: MIXED​
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP​
CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH​
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED​
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: UNLIMITED​
CLAIMED-SCORE: ​
CLUB: Arizona Outlaws Contest Club​
CONTEST: ARRL-VHF-JUN​
CREATED-BY: WA7BNM Web2Cabrillo 2.07​
NAME: Douglas Gilliam​
ADDRESS: 11415 W Orange Grove Rd, Tucson, Az  85743​
EMAIL: dbgdds@...​
OPERATORS: WA7XX @WA7XX​
SOAPBOX: ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-08 1840 WA7XX            DM42   K7UAZ            DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-08 2217 WA7XX            DM42   W7KMV            DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-08 2224 WA7XX            DM42   N7IR             DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-08 2315 WA7XX            DM42   K7BHM            DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-08 2331 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0004 WA7XX            DM42   N6EQ             DM25   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0005 WA7XX            DM42   W9JRF            DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0025 WA7XX            DM42   K7NN             DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0159 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0303 WA7XX            DM42   AC7FF/R          DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0314 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0339 WA7XX            DM42   K6BPT            DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0405 WA7XX            DM42   KE7GRO           DM35   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0457 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 0458 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1511 WA7XX            DM42   K7KMR            DM33   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1513 WA7XX            DM42   AA7AZ            DM32   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1624 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1742 WA7XX            DM42   K7ZYP            DM41   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1743 WA7XX            DM42   N7VD             DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1802 WA7XX            DM42   AI1K             DM34   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1827 WA7XX            DM42   WA7NWL           DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1837 WA7XX            DM42   K7MY             DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1843 WA7XX            DM42   W2ODH            DM24   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1844 WA7XX            DM42   KC6SEH           DM24   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1930 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 1958 WA7XX            DM42   K7HP             DM33   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2104 WA7XX            DM42   K1IEB            DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2055 WA7XX            DM42   W6LDX            DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2148 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2246 WA7XX            DM42   VA6AN            DO42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2310 WA7XX            DM42   W7LXN            DM43   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-09 2312 WA7XX            DM42   NQ7R             DM42   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0128 WA7XX            DM42   WD0T             DN94   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0139 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM45   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0225 WA7XX            DM42   VE5MX            DN85   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0227 WA7XX            DM42   K5QE             EM31   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0228 WA7XX            DM42   WB4WXE           EM34   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0229 WA7XX            DM42   K5KJ             EM12   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0230 WA7XX            DM42   K0SIX            EM35   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0231 WA7XX            DM42   WB0ULX           EN04   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0232 WA7XX            DM42   W0GHZ            EN34   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0233 WA7XX            DM42   KC5MUZ           DM93   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0234 WA7XX            DM42   NI0G             EM48   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0235 WA7XX            DM42   WA5LFD           EM12   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0237 WA7XX            DM42   N0SM             EN30   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0238 WA7XX            DM42   K5GKC            EM13   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0238 WA7XX            DM42   W0JW             EN31   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0239 WA7XX            DM42   W4WKG            EM63   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0240 WA7XX            DM42   WA5KYY           EM12   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0245 WA7XX            DM42   AB0X             EM29   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0246 WA7XX            DM42   W5JMW            EM23   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0247 WA7XX            DM42   N6CYB            EM22   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0248 WA7XX            DM42   W0YNI            EN31   ​
QSO:    50 PH 2019-06-10 0252 WA7XX            DM42   W5PR             EL29   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1801 WA7XX            DM42   WD7R             DM33   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1804 WA7XX            DM42   K7UAZ            DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1808 WA7XX            DM42   K1IEB            DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1810 WA7XX            DM42   W7JLC            DM34   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1817 WA7XX            DM42   N7IR             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1818 WA7XX            DM42   N7RK             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1822 WA7XX            DM42   W7CK             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1827 WA7XX            DM42   WA7NWL           DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1852 WA7XX            DM42   WD6CNF           DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1900 WA7XX            DM42   N7VD             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 CW 2019-06-08 1911 WA7XX            DM42   NQ7R             DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1938 WA7XX            DM42   K7VNE            DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1939 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 1940 WA7XX            DM42   N7AKC            DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2021 WA7XX            DM42   W5RCQ            DM33   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2024 WA7XX            DM42   W7OJT            DM24   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2026 WA7XX            DM42   KC5SEH           DM24   ​
QSO:   144 CW 2019-06-08 2048 WA7XX            DM42   WB2FKO           DM65   ​
QSO:   144 CW 2019-06-08 2152 WA7XX            DM42   W7QQ             DM75   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2253 WA7XX            DM42   N7WB             DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2332 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-08 2348 WA7XX            DM42   W7KMV            DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0001 WA7XX            DM42   N6EQ             DM25   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0007 WA7XX            DM42   K7NN             DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0030 WA7XX            DM42   KF7UV            DM26   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0104 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0112 WA7XX            DM42   WA9TKK           DM41   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0200 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0231 WA7XX            DM42   K5AM             DM54   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0312 WA7XX            DM42   AC7FF/R          DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0313 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0400 WA7XX            DM42   KE7GRO           DM35   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0407 WA7XX            DM42   K6BPT            DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 0504 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1420 WA7XX            DM42   WJ0F             DM45   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1450 WA7XX            DM42   NN7AZ            DM32   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1511 WA7XX            DM42   K7KMR            DM33   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1527 WA7XX            DM42   N7NEV            DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1625 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:   144 CW 2019-06-09 1649 WA7XX            DM42   KK6MC/R          DM64   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1655 WA7XX            DM42   KF7NP            DM33   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1738 WA7XX            DM42   K7ZYP            DM41   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1759 WA7XX            DM42   AI1K             DM34   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1831 WA7XX            DM42   N7DPX            DM54   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 1935 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 2148 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-09 2302 WA7XX            DM42   AA7A             DM43   ​
QSO:   144 PH 2019-06-10 0133 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM45   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 1921 WA7XX            DM42   NQ7R             DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 1942 WA7XX            DM42   N7VD             DM43   ​
QSO:   222 FM 2019-06-08 1943 WA7XX            DM42   N7AKC            DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 1957 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 2030 WA7XX            DM42   KC6SEH           DM24   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 2210 WA7XX            DM42   W7KMV            DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-08 2335 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0011 WA7XX            DM42   K7NN             DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0036 WA7XX            DM42   KF7UV            DM26   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0205 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0253 WA7XX            DM42   AC7FF/R          DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0317 WA7XX            DM42   K1IEB            DM43   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0317 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 0456 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 1627 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 1713 WA7XX            DM42   KE7GRO           DM35   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 1931 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-09 2157 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
QSO:   222 PH 2019-06-10 0143 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM45   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1811 WA7XX            DM42   W7JLC            DM34   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1811 WA7XX            DM42   K1IEB            DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1812 WA7XX            DM42   N7IR             DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1813 WA7XX            DM42   NN7AZ            DM32   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1813 WA7XX            DM42   WD7R             DM33   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1814 WA7XX            DM42   N7RK             DM33   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1828 WA7XX            DM42   WA7NWL           DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1840 WA7XX            DM42   K7UAZ            DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1915 WA7XX            DM42   K7KMR            DM33   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1918 WA7XX            DM42   NQ7R             DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 1957 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2027 WA7XX            DM42   W7OJT            DM24   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2028 WA7XX            DM42   KC6SEH           DM24   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2207 WA7XX            DM42   W7KMV            DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2321 WA7XX            DM42   N7VD             DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2324 WA7XX            DM42   K6BPT            DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2333 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-08 2344 WA7XX            DM42   K7NN             DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0033 WA7XX            DM42   KF7UV            DM26   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0202 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0225 WA7XX            DM42   WO1S             DM34   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0309 WA7XX            DM42   AC7FF/R          DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0319 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 0454 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1425 WA7XX            DM42   KE7GRO           DM35   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1430 WA7XX            DM42   WJ0F             DM45   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1521 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1550 WA7XX            DM42   W1GGM            DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1554 WA7XX            DM42   AI1K             DM34   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1724 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7OG            DM42   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1736 WA7XX            DM42   K7ZYP            DM41   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 1928 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 2100 WA7XX            DM42   W6LDX            DM43   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-09 2146 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
QSO:   432 PH 2019-06-10 0132 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM45   ​
QSO:   902 PH 2019-06-08 2342 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:   902 PH 2019-06-09 0214 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:   902 PH 2019-06-09 0502 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:   902 PH 2019-06-09 0502 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:   902 PH 2019-06-09 1620 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:   902 CW 2019-06-09 2022 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:   902 CW 2019-06-09 2201 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-08 1845 WA7XX            DM42   K7UAZ            DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-08 2336 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM32   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0014 WA7XX            DM42   K7NN             DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0024 WA7XX            DM42   K6BPT            DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0205 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM33   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0304 WA7XX            DM42   AC7FF/R          DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0318 WA7XX            DM42   KJ7JSC/R         DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0500 WA7XX            DM42   N1AV             DM43   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 0500 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM42   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 1618 WA7XX            DM42   W1GGM            DM43   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 1633 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM43   ​
QSO:  1.2G PH 2019-06-09 1634 WA7XX            DM42   K7ZYP            DM41   ​
QSO:  1.2G CW 2019-06-09 1933 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM34   ​
QSO:  1.2G CW 2019-06-09 2208 WA7XX            DM42   N7GP/R           DM44   ​
END-OF-LOG:


From: nmvhf@groups.io <nmvhf@groups.io> on behalf of Jay <whereisjay@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] NMVHF chat
 
Mike,
Just so I am clear, - this is moving to a Slack channel and replacing the PHP based chat page?

 - Jay N1AV

On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 11:57 AM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:
I would like to try upgrading the NMVHF chat page to a full-featured
slack channel.  Click or copy the link below to do the free sign-up;
suggest using your callsign and first name:

https://join.slack.com/t/newmexicovhf/shared_invite/enQtNjUwNTM0MjczNTM4LTg2MTJmYmY0NmExOWNmODk4ZTYyODhkMjBhMWI1NWY1MzliNjliNTg3NjM5MWVmYmRkY2FlNmZmNDI5Zjc1MTI

If so inclined, there is also a slack app for your smartphone (that
admittedly I have not tried yet) that bypasses the need to be on the
NMVHF website. You'll have direct access anywhere you have cell
coverage. Might be more useful during contests and for alerting people
to Es openings when they are away from email.

This is an experiment with invites sent only to subscribers of the nmvhf
mailing list. Please let me know if you have questions or problems. If
there is a consensus, we can transition from our existing simple and
somewhat buggy web app to slack for a better experience.

Mike WB2FKO






Re: K5TA VHF test

James Duffey
 

You did well for your first outing. Your efforts were much appreciated by me. Sorry I did not have time to get 1296 up and running. 

I didn’t realize that you were using two different rigs, but I should have. To get front end protection, key the PTT on both rigs simultaneously but only use the mic or key on one rig. 

Looking forward to you roving. Rover to rover QSOs are always a blast.
James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jun 11, 2019, at 22:05, Jay <whereisjay@...> wrote:

Start a grid behind KK6MC/R in January and I guarantee you will work several on 1296 from the AZ crew!
I need a bumper sticker:    "We 'heart' rovers"

- Jay N1AV



On Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 8:53 PM Scott K5TA <k5ta@...> wrote:

After a few years “roving” from county to county in the NMQP, I decided it would be cool to try real VHF roving.  I almost made it, but time ran out before I was able to fashion a vehicle infrastructure suitable for the antennas I have.  So, for last weekend, I set up a “rover simulator” on my east yard, (in world’s worst VHF QTH, along the river bottom buried in the cottonwoods).  

 

Everything worked perfectly, and my new IC-9700 really performed well.  I was chicken, however, so whenever I transmitted, I disconnected all the antennas for the *other* bands.  Not that it really affected my score, since the activity on 144 and 432 was pretty thin.  Didn’t really need to rx on main and sub receivers simultaneously.  Never managed to find a single Q on 1296. 

 

Not a serious or full-time effort in any way – mainly a “teaching moment” – self-education.

 

Nice to work Duffey at all of his stops (but not exactly all band/stops).

 

Onward and upward for future events.

 

-Scott K5TA

 

 

 

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