Date   

Wanted

Arne N7KA
 

Will start here.  WANTED


TE Systems 1450G or 1452G   2M SS amp


Arne N7KA


Deadline for submitting January VHF Contest Logs is tonight; 0359 UTC February 1, 2018.

James Duffey
 

If you haven’t submitted your log from the January VHF Contest, they are due tonight; “Entries must be uploaded or postmarked no later than 0359 UTC February 1, 2018.”

Entries must be uploaded or postmarked no later than 0359 UTC February 1, 2018.

If you are a member of the New Mexico VHF Society, please include that in your log for the club name. 

If you are having problems preparing an electronic log, let W7QQ or myself know and we can help. Alternately, you can mail a hand prepared log. 

The hand prepared logs that the league receives are entered by hand by volunteers. Needless to say that is a thankless job and volunteers for it are short. The New Mexico VHF Society is going to help the ARRL enter these hand prepared logs. If you would like to volunteer for this activity, let me know. Hand prepared logs are usually short, but there are lengthy ones submitted. 

Thanks for your support and participation in the contest. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 20, 2018, at 08:25, JamesDuffey <jamesduffey@...> wrote:

Due to bad weather in Northern AZ, I have had a change in plans and will be returning from Phoenix on Sunday using the southern route. Sorry for the quick change in plans. - Duffey
There has been a change in my rove plans due to the bad weather expected in northern AZ. We will head east after visiting the Maricopa convergence. Sorry for the confusion. 

I will start at the Maricopa convergence, Southeast of Maricopa

Time(Z)        Grid        Time (MST)
1900        DM33ax    1200
2005        DM32xx    1305
2110        DM42xa    1410
2215        DM43aa    1515

I can stay and make another short sweep here to work the guys who show up on 1296 at 1600 MST
I will operate in motion, calling on 144.2 and 50.125 to Benson AZ.

Time(Z)        Grid        Time (MST)
0230        DM41ex      1930

We will overnight in Benson where we will spend the night. I will operate from the hotel parking lot if activity warrants it.

Sunday
I will also operate in motion between locations. Look for my location on APRS. 

1500    DM41ex       0800
1800    DM52mf    1100 Steins Cemetery, maybe a short stop on the West side of the hill to pick of AZ stations
2200  DM62cv     1500  Emory pass - interesting to see if we can work Northern NM from here, Las Cruces, El Paso and Alamogordo is a slam dunk
2330    DM63       will pick one on the way
0130 DM64nb 1830 Socorro Fairgrounds
0330    DM65     1930    Will pick when we get there, may miss it

To end of contest.

I will have APRS by cell phone. 

6M    100W Moxon
2M    100W 8ft Yagi
222    120W 8ft Yagi
432     50W  8ft Yagi
902     25W  4ft Yagi
1296 10W  4ft Yagi

You can text (preferred) or call me at 505 228 5491.

Hope you have a good contest. Listen for the weak ones. Sorry for the short notice and quick change of plans. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: 2017 CQWW-VHF results

Bill
 

We're please too Keith. Glad you were part of this.

Bill W7QQ

On Tue, Jan 23, 2018 at 1:52 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
Congratulations to Duffy and to the club in general.  I'm pleased CQ rules allow me to contribute my score to the NMVHFS.

One important note - the club, in 4th place with 14 entries, was only a few hundred points behind a national powerhouse club, the Society of Midwest Contesters, who fielded 22 entries for 3rd place.  This is a great achievement and a reminder that EVERY log counts !

-W9RM

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



Re: 2017 CQWW-VHF results

Michael Daly
 

We were forth with 14 entries while first place had 33.  If we do some heavy lifting with more stations a bit more roving we might take first.

Mike

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of James Duffey
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:05 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] 2017 CQWW-VHF results

 

Thanks Keith and thanks to all who contributed a score to the club entry. - Duffey

 

 

James Duffey KK6MC

Cedar Crest NM


On Jan 23, 2018, at 13:52, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Congratulations to Duffy and to the club in general.  I'm pleased CQ rules allow me to contribute my score to the NMVHFS.

 

One important note - the club, in 4th place with 14 entries, was only a few hundred points behind a national powerhouse club, the Society of Midwest Contesters, who fielded 22 entries for 3rd place.  This is a great achievement and a reminder that EVERY log counts !

 

-W9RM


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


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Re: 2017 CQWW-VHF results

James Duffey
 

Thanks Keith and thanks to all who contributed a score to the club entry. - Duffey



James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jan 23, 2018, at 13:52, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Congratulations to Duffy and to the club in general.  I'm pleased CQ rules allow me to contribute my score to the NMVHFS.

One important note - the club, in 4th place with 14 entries, was only a few hundred points behind a national powerhouse club, the Society of Midwest Contesters, who fielded 22 entries for 3rd place.  This is a great achievement and a reminder that EVERY log counts !

-W9RM

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


2017 CQWW-VHF results

Keith Morehouse
 

Congratulations to Duffy and to the club in general.  I'm pleased CQ rules allow me to contribute my score to the NMVHFS.

One important note - the club, in 4th place with 14 entries, was only a few hundred points behind a national powerhouse club, the Society of Midwest Contesters, who fielded 22 entries for 3rd place.  This is a great achievement and a reminder that EVERY log counts !

-W9RM

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


CQ 2017 World Wide VHF Contest

Michael Daly
 

Hi,

 

I didn’t see this reported before.  CQ Mag, Jan 2018, P 36-7

 

NM VHF Society was 4th in the nation in Club Competition.  KK6MC/R was 3rd in the nation in his category.

 

Our Colorado friend, Keith, W9RM was first on 6 meters in the US.

 

Way to go

73, Mike n5sj

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of KC7QY
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2018 1:30 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] 222 & Up Results

 

Results are up on the ARRL website. NM VHF Society finished 5th in the club competition not very far behind the Pacific Northwest VHF Society with their 21 logs vs our 12. Bill W7QQ finished first in Region 5 (AZ, NM, WTX) single-op.

 

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Re: January VHF - W9RM

Bill
 

Hi Keith,

Thanks for your observations. Way to hang in there from your ice box!  Gotta get some heat in that place.

Nice 455 miler on 2 meters. I thought tropo conditions were pretty good also.  Looks like 6 meters tried to open a few times but never did.  I was able to work into Phoenix on SSB with easy copy and Duffy and I hooked up for some 350 mile cw contacts on 144.  We surprised each other with 200 mile low power contacts on 902 and 1296 as well.

Sorry to hear about your utility noise.  Most utilities are very well equipped and interested in solving those but they depend on you to narrow down the area to a couple of square blocks.  We tried to set up back scatter paths that avoided you pointing directly toward us.  Glad that worked.

I worked my station as a multi op effort  with Mike WB2FKO and Olivia KG5FHU staying over. The objective was to get Mike out and about now that his medical treatments are complete.  It was great to see him.  He's a bit frail but still has the competitive fire about radio.  He provided some great training on JT modes and that seemed to work pretty good.  Sunday morning MSK144 was great.

Reita sends her best so say Hi to Liz for us.

73 Bill W7QQ

On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 6:48 PM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
After a 55 degree day on Saturday, the weather closed in and by sunrise Sunday, it was 22F, snowing and blowing a gale out of the NW.  The few "local" stations vanished, along with most activity from the east side of the mountains where the storm had really taken hold.  However, I worked who I committed to work and accomplished the tasks I had set out, mainly to work AC0RA/R in 5 close in grids I needed for the 6M FFMA award - EN01, EN02, DN90, 91 & 92.

Activity was pretty representative of a January contest.  I hung out on 144.200 for the first hour of the contest to reward those few guys in range with a multiplier, then spent the rest of Saturday in and out of the shack successfully chasing AC0RA.  I hit meteor scatter hard starting around 1230Z until the 39 degree shack temperature finally chased me back into the house around 10AM.  I probably put in 6-7 hours of effort, total, and ended up with about 45 QSO's and 41-42 mults split between 6 & 2.

There were some interesting observations.

* The few guys in the ABQ area I worked were LOUD on 2M.  Same goes for front range stations, including a very loud QSO with DN81 on 2.

* There was some sort of 'out of the ordinary' 2M enhancement early Sunday morning.  Not only did I work several SLC stations I don't normally hear, I also worked W7OUU in Idaho at 455 miles on some terrestrial mode.  We started off on a meteor scatter run when I realized I was copying him every sequence with no meteor enhancement.  I asked him to switch to FT8 and we easily worked, again with NO meteor pings and signal levels around -5, which is pretty loud on FT8, easily speaker copy on CW.  It sounded like typical upper midwest troposcatter, but I know how rare that is out here.  I'm wondering if there was some temperature inversion action as a result of the drastic temperature change when the front went through and we worked on a tropo duct.  Ducting was not uncommon back east in early wintertime over the Great Lakes, before the water temperatures got too cold.  I worked all the way to Maine and VE2 several times in December on bands through 432.  Those paths approached 800-900 miles.

* Speaking of FT8, I worked 4-5 guys easily on 2M FT8 on 250-300 mile paths.  It's not as good as JT65 for weak signals but a QSO can be completed in less then a minute vs 4-5 minutes on JT65.  Certainly some of these QSO's could have been made on CW (and at least one on SSB) but it's become difficult to convince people to go to CW.  FT8 is a easy sell for semi-weak signal runs now that many more people are into WSJT meteor scatter.  FT8 has some promise to push out the limits of ones VHF range and not just for sporadic E.

So, the contest had some excitement.  I needed it as I'm currently fighting a serious powerline noise problem on 6M which has shut down any attempt at making QSO's to the SE from DM58.  I'm zeroing in on the root cause but it's going to take some local power co-op involvement to fix, involvement they really have little interest in.  Hopefully it will be resolved by June, but I'm already making back-up plans for portable operations in the June contest.

-W9RM

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



January VHF - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

After a 55 degree day on Saturday, the weather closed in and by sunrise Sunday, it was 22F, snowing and blowing a gale out of the NW.  The few "local" stations vanished, along with most activity from the east side of the mountains where the storm had really taken hold.  However, I worked who I committed to work and accomplished the tasks I had set out, mainly to work AC0RA/R in 5 close in grids I needed for the 6M FFMA award - EN01, EN02, DN90, 91 & 92.

Activity was pretty representative of a January contest.  I hung out on 144.200 for the first hour of the contest to reward those few guys in range with a multiplier, then spent the rest of Saturday in and out of the shack successfully chasing AC0RA.  I hit meteor scatter hard starting around 1230Z until the 39 degree shack temperature finally chased me back into the house around 10AM.  I probably put in 6-7 hours of effort, total, and ended up with about 45 QSO's and 41-42 mults split between 6 & 2.

There were some interesting observations.

* The few guys in the ABQ area I worked were LOUD on 2M.  Same goes for front range stations, including a very loud QSO with DN81 on 2.

* There was some sort of 'out of the ordinary' 2M enhancement early Sunday morning.  Not only did I work several SLC stations I don't normally hear, I also worked W7OUU in Idaho at 455 miles on some terrestrial mode.  We started off on a meteor scatter run when I realized I was copying him every sequence with no meteor enhancement.  I asked him to switch to FT8 and we easily worked, again with NO meteor pings and signal levels around -5, which is pretty loud on FT8, easily speaker copy on CW.  It sounded like typical upper midwest troposcatter, but I know how rare that is out here.  I'm wondering if there was some temperature inversion action as a result of the drastic temperature change when the front went through and we worked on a tropo duct.  Ducting was not uncommon back east in early wintertime over the Great Lakes, before the water temperatures got too cold.  I worked all the way to Maine and VE2 several times in December on bands through 432.  Those paths approached 800-900 miles.

* Speaking of FT8, I worked 4-5 guys easily on 2M FT8 on 250-300 mile paths.  It's not as good as JT65 for weak signals but a QSO can be completed in less then a minute vs 4-5 minutes on JT65.  Certainly some of these QSO's could have been made on CW (and at least one on SSB) but it's become difficult to convince people to go to CW.  FT8 is a easy sell for semi-weak signal runs now that many more people are into WSJT meteor scatter.  FT8 has some promise to push out the limits of ones VHF range and not just for sporadic E.

So, the contest had some excitement.  I needed it as I'm currently fighting a serious powerline noise problem on 6M which has shut down any attempt at making QSO's to the SE from DM58.  I'm zeroing in on the root cause but it's going to take some local power co-op involvement to fix, involvement they really have little interest in.  Hopefully it will be resolved by June, but I'm already making back-up plans for portable operations in the June contest.

-W9RM

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


KK6MC/r change in plans

James Duffey
 

There has been a change in my rove plans due to the bad weather expected in northern AZ. We will head east after visiting the Maricopa convergence. Sorry for the confusion. 

I will start at the Maricopa convergence, Southeast of Maricopa

Time(Z)        Grid        Time (MST)
1900        DM33ax    1200
2005        DM32xx    1305
2110        DM42xa    1410
2215        DM43aa    1515

I can stay and make another short sweep here to work the guys who show up on 1296 at 1600 MST
I will operate in motion, calling on 144.2 and 50.125 to Benson AZ.

Time(Z)        Grid        Time (MST)
0230        DM41ex      1930

We will overnight in Benson where we will spend the night. I will operate from the hotel parking lot if activity warrants it.

Sunday
I will also operate in motion between locations. Look for my location on APRS. 

1500    DM41ex       0800
1800    DM52mf   1100 Steins Cemetery, maybe a short stop on the West side of the hill to pick of AZ stations
2200  DM62cv     1500  Emory pass - interesting to see if we can work Northern NM from here, Las Cruces, El Paso and Alamogordo is a slam dunk
2330    DM63       will pick one on the way
0130 DM64nb 1830 Socorro Fairgrounds
0330    DM65     1930    Will pick when we get there, may miss it

To end of contest.

I will have APRS by cell phone. 

6M    100W Moxon
2M    100W 8ft Yagi
222    120W 8ft Yagi
432     50W  8ft Yagi
902     25W  4ft Yagi
1296 10W  4ft Yagi

You can text (preferred) or call me at 505 228 5491.

Hope you have a good contest. Listen for the weak ones. Sorry for the short notice and quick change of plans. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Club entrants for January VHF contest

James Duffey
 

I have submitted the following list of club members and their calls who are eligible to submit logs for the ARRL January VHF Contest. The territory for the club competition for us is the New Mexico Section.  If you think you should be on the list, but are not, let me know. If there are other errors, let me know. 

When submitting your log, please use “New Mexico VHF Society” as the club name. 

Good luck in the contest. - Duffey KK6MC



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

N2UT

DM65ec

NM5NM

DM65ec

NK5W

DM65pg

K7KQA

DN06mf

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

AA5RR

DM65uc

AF9O

DM75ar

KG5OYU

DM55pm

W0AMT

DM65rd

NN5K

DM64uw

WD5COV

DM62da

N6CID

DM72aw



James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


KK6MC/r Schedule

James Duffey
 

Here is my rove schedule for the January VHF/UHF contest

I will start at the Maricopa convergence, Southeast of Maricopa

Time(Z) Grid Time (MST)
1900 DM33ax 1200
2005 DM32xx 1305
2110 DM42xa 1410
2215 DM43aa 1515

I can stay and make another short sweep here to work the guys who show up on 1296 at 1600 MST
I will operate in motion, calling on 144.2 and 50.125

Time(Z) Grid Time (MST)
0100 DM34we 1800

At about 0200Z we will move on to Flagstaff where we will spend the night. I may operate from the hotel parking lot if activity warrants it.

Sunday
I will also operate in motion between locations

1500 DM45ee 0800
1800 DM55ca 1100
2000 DM54cz 1300
2330 DM55xi 1630
0230 DM65ob 1930 Top of Nine mile hill

To end of contest.

I will have APRS by cell phone.

6M 100W Moxon
2M 100W 8ft Yagi
222 120W 8ft Yagi
432 50W 8ft Yagi
902 25W 4ft Yagi
1296 10W 4ft Yagi

You can text (preferred) or call me at 505 228 5491.

Hope you have a good contest. Listen for the weak ones. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC cell phone
Cedar Crest NM


JANUARY VHF - W9RM

Keith Morehouse
 

I will be available for the DM58 multiplier at the start of the contest and during the morning on Sunday.  If anyone wants to set up a sked any other time, please let me know.  I will only be on 6 & 2 this contest.

I have a very serious power line noise problem close to my beam heading to ABQ.  6M operation from 90 deg true around to almost 180 deg is almost impossible.  It's so bad that I will not be able to operate competitively this summer unless I can get our local power co-op a little more motivated to fix the problem.  2M is not as much a problem.

Good luck to those participating - I know January VHF can be a bit....slow.

-W9RM

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


Re: VHF Contest

Michael Daly
 

Roger. Will do


On Jan 18, 2018 10:04, "Keith Morehouse" <w9rm@...> wrote:
GM Mike - point at me in DM58xn on 144.200 SSB or CW when the contest starts.  I'll be there and listening for you.
No 432 for this contest.

-W9RM

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

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:

Hi,

I’ll be QRV for the first few hours of the contest from Gallup, DM 55 and Mid-day Sunday on 2144 & 432.  I’ll also be on 6 but with a dipole..

Mike n5sj

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:56 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

 

Thanks Bruce,

Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit  and station seperation in rules to preclude this.

Thanks Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.

 

True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.

 

AA5B/7

 


Sent from my iPhone


On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

 

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

 

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

 

-W9RM


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

 

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.

 


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Re: VHF Contest

Keith Morehouse
 

GM Mike - point at me in DM58xn on 144.200 SSB or CW when the contest starts.  I'll be there and listening for you.
No 432 for this contest.

-W9RM

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

On Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 8:24 PM, Michael Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote:

Hi,

I’ll be QRV for the first few hours of the contest from Gallup, DM 55 and Mid-day Sunday on 2144 & 432.  I’ll also be on 6 but with a dipole..

Mike n5sj

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:56 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

 

Thanks Bruce,

Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit  and station seperation in rules to preclude this.

Thanks Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.

 

True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.

 

AA5B/7

 


Sent from my iPhone


On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

 

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

 

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

 

-W9RM


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

 

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.

 


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VHF Contest

Michael Daly
 

Hi,

I’ll be QRV for the first few hours of the contest from Gallup, DM 55 and Mid-day Sunday on 2144 & 432.  I’ll also be on 6 but with a dipole..

Mike n5sj

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bill
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 5:56 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] [Rmvhf] Worked all New Mexico Grids award

 

Thanks Bruce,

Shudda passed this thru a review comittee. Will put a minimum distance limit  and station seperation in rules to preclude this.

Thanks Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:41 AM Bruce Draper <bruceaa5b@...> wrote:

>>Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state.

 

True, but it contributes nothing to what I'd have to imagine as the original intent of the award. It's similar to the often-maligned pair of grid-circling rovers that rack up contest points by working each other hundreds of times and making little or no effort to work others. Impressive scores, an interesting achievement, but a hollow victory.

 

AA5B/7

 


Sent from my iPhone


On Oct 17, 2017, at 8:07 AM, Bill <bill4070@...> wrote:

Keith,

Maybe #1 will be taken by a pair of mobile stations with HTs.  Could be a great way to see the state. There'll be a fight over who gets #1 and who gets #2.

This should be fun!

Bill W7QQ

 

On Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:32 AM, Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

...which is how it should be.  Difficult and everyone starts at the same place.

 

This may already be baked into the award, but I think something like this should have a special award for #1 - maybe a nice plaque, with certificates after.  Obviously numbered for the top 5 or <?> ?

 

#1 is certainly going to be won by someone 6M Es single-hop distance away from central NM or possibly someone living in central NM.

 

-W9RM


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

 

On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 10:20 PM, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

OK Phil, we wanted an award that was achievable, but not trivial.  The October 1, 2017 start date was decided on so that everyone would start from scratch.

 


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222 & Up Results

KC7QY
 

Results are up on the ARRL website. NM VHF Society finished 5th in the club competition not very far behind the Pacific Northwest VHF Society with their 21 logs vs our 12. Bill W7QQ finished first in Region 5 (AZ, NM, WTX) single-op.
 
Jim KC7QY


2017 222+ contest reults

Keith Morehouse
 

The full results of the 2017 222+ contest is now up on the ARRL Contest branches site.


Select <2017> and scroll down to the 222+ entry.

Great job all.

-W9RM

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


Phil N0KE

Jonesy W3DHJ
 

I just received the following via The Grand Mesa Contesters email
reflector:

---------- Forwarded message ----------
On 1/10/2018 3:54 PM, Keith Morehouse wrote:

A quick note about Phil.

He had a small stroke Sunday night and is currently in the Rifle
hospital.  I don't know the details but apparently, there is no long
term damage other then a few days of memory loss.

-W9RM

Keith J Morehouse
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New Mexico TechFest presentation lineup, registration

Brian Mileshosky <n5zgt@...>
 

Greetings — 

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 New Mexico TechFest presentation, posterboard, and demo lineup has been released.  Visit the TechFest website to view this year’s abstracts and speaker bios.  

Additionally, online registration to attend TechFest is now open.

Visit http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest for details and to register.

The 2018 New Mexico TechFest is open to all and will occur on Saturday, February 24, 2018 in Albuquerque.  This event is designed to provide a unique opportunity for all hams interested in the technical aspects of our hobby to advance and expand their technical knowledge and to facilitate technical discussion, collaboration, and ideas with one another.

The New Mexico TechFest is an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event organized by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico.    Hope to see you there!

73,
Brian N5ZGT
President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico

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