Happy Holidays from New Mexico VHF Society
Let me add to Bill’s note. I am particularly impressed by the response we have had to the NMVHF Society start. Thanks to all who have joined and contributed to the success of the society. A great deal of the motivation for forming the society was to assist people getting on VHF for the first time, or to assist those who want to improve their VHF capabilities or expand their VHF horizons. If you have a question or need assistance just give a shout and chances we have someone who can help. We have members who are active from 6M to 24GHz, and from QRP levels to legal limit. There are DX chasers, grid chasers, contesters, digital ops and more. Chances are if you have a question there is someone who can help answer it. Just ask.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
As contest chairman, I am particularly pleased with the participation we had for the June VHF contest, where we placed 9th in the nation for medium clubs and in the 222MHz and up contest, where the results are not official, but it looks like we placed fourth in the club category, several members place high, and the Roverrunners team placed high nationally as well. Several of our members placed high in the region. This is particularly good as in the not too recent past there was no activity in the old UHF contest. So, congratulations and thanks to all who contributed to the club score. We are getting noticed at a national level and giving established contest clubs a run for their money in the VHF contest club competitions. Good job all.
The January contest will be on us soon, happening the third weekend in January; January 20 to 22nd. The January contest is a crap shoot, often there is little propagation other than local, but there is usually an Es opening or two on 6M. These are usually no where near the magnitude of the June openings, but can be quite rewarding in what is an otherwise dead band. I plan to rove in the January contest and will go to Arizona for the rove. Weather is better and after setting up the rover in wet snow last year, I decided to go to warmer climes. I will stop at several sites where I can work back to NM easily, at least on 2M, including several that don’t have much activity. Others will be harder, but most will be doable. I will publish a full itinerary later. Look for it.
We are trying to migrate this large e-mail list to an e-mail reflector. The e-mail reflector is hosted on groups.io . If you already have an account on groups.io, please log into your account and add NMVHF to your groups. If you don’t belong to groups.io, it is easy to set up an account and then sign up for NMVHF. Many e- mail reflector groups are migrating to groups.io as it offers a reliable and hassle free alternative to other host sites such as yahoo or google groups. If you can, please use it.
Thanks and thanks for making the NMVHF society a success! - Duffey KK6MC
James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM
On Dec 24, 2017, at 08:00, MIke Daly <arrowengineering1@...> wrote: