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NM grids on 6M

Keith Morehouse
 

Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

Can anybody help me out with this ?

Jay W9RM

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

Mike WB2FKO
 

I noticed that W3IH in DM63 has been active in the past few days on 6m digital.  I have decoded him on FT8 here in DM65.  Might be worth a try on MSK144? Mike

On 4/28/19 9:28 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

Can anybody help me out with this ?

Jay W9RM

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

John Klem
 

I'm leaning toward a trip to DM73/83 for the June contest.  Some patience may be required, but I'd be happy to try on MS.

John AA5PR

Keith Morehouse
 

That would be great, John.  Would you be able to take along some sort of gain antenna for 6M ?
I've worked guys out of their mobiles at that distance (KF2T in many NV grids) but gain is good :)

Mike, FKO, I'll drop that guy a note - thanks.

-W9RM

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


On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 2:36 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:

I'm leaning toward a trip to DM73/83 for the June contest.  Some patience may be required, but I'd be happy to try on MS.

John AA5PR

John Klem
 

I'll have the usual Moxon at 20+ feet, and 100 W.  I've made a few random MSK144 contacts with this setup between 750 and 1600 km, without much effort.  It appears we'll be at 650-700 km, which I assume will make it more difficult, so I'll also take a big battery and a good attitude.
John AA5PR

Keith Morehouse
 

Closer is tougher, but if we can run at least one of the grids between sunrise and 8-9AM, it should be pretty easy.  As it gets later in the day, maybe we would get lucky with a weak signal mode like FT8 or JT65.

Whatever works best for you as the Rover is good for me 😀

Of course, we will try on 2 also !

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG


On Sun, Apr 28, 2019, 6:38 PM John Klem <klemjf@...> wrote:
I'll have the usual Moxon at 20+ feet, and 100 W.  I've made a few random MSK144 contacts with this setup between 750 and 1600 km, without much effort.  It appears we'll be at 650-700 km, which I assume will make it more difficult, so I'll also take a big battery and a good attitude.
John AA5PR

Arne N7KA
 

It should be possible on 144 SSB and CW if he has about 9 elements and 100W.  We should not get so wrapped up in digi modes and forget there are many folks not on digi.  Start with SSB/CW and switch to digi if path/condx are a problem.  I can work W5AKU (9el on 144) running 5w in High Rolls with my 5W and 12 elements only 22ft above gnd plus we can QSO most mornings in 432 .  I have worked KC7QY who is just N of DM63 line and I think he runs 50W; have even worked him on 432 on-digi.


Arne N7KA

On April 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

I noticed that W3IH in DM63 has been active in the past few days on 6m digital.  I have decoded him on FT8 here in DM65.  Might be worth a try on MSK144? Mike

On 4/28/19 9:28 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:
Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

Can anybody help me out with this ?

Jay W9RM

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


 


 

Ed
 

The problem today is that all the stations that are active on 6/2/432 are almost all on Digital. Very few are monitoring the SSB/CW frequencies. But normally you can find someone on the Digital calling frequencies. JMHO

 

Ed N5JEH

 

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From: Arne N7KA
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 8:57 AM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] NM grids on 6M

 

It should be possible on 144 SSB and CW if he has about 9 elements and 100W.  We should not get so wrapped up in digi modes and forget there are many folks not on digi.  Start with SSB/CW and switch to digi if path/condx are a problem.  I can work W5AKU (9el on 144) running 5w in High Rolls with my 5W and 12 elements only 22ft above gnd plus we can QSO most mornings in 432 .  I have worked KC7QY who is just N of DM63 line and I think he runs 50W; have even worked him on 432 on-digi.

 

Arne N7KA

On April 28, 2019 at 1:56 PM Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:

I noticed that W3IH in DM63 has been active in the past few days on 6m digital.  I have decoded him on FT8 here in DM65.  Might be worth a try on MSK144? Mike

On 4/28/19 9:28 AM, Keith Morehouse wrote:

Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

 

Can anybody help me out with this ?

 

Jay W9RM


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


 


 

 

Glenn
 

Hi Keith,
I might be able to help you on the DM73. I have a 6M Ringo Ranger at 20ft using 100 watts. Do have a 3 ele beam
I have not set up yet, just moved to Ruidoso last year, elevation 7,500 looking your way.

Glenn  NQ5X
350 Grids confirmed on 6.


On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 10:28 AM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:
Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

Can anybody help me out with this ?

Jay W9RM

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

Ed
 

June Contest coming up soon. Rovers had great setups

 

Ed N5JEH

 

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From: Glenn
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2019 1:41 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] NM grids on 6M

 

Hi Keith,

I might be able to help you on the DM73. I have a 6M Ringo Ranger at 20ft using 100 watts. Do have a 3 ele beam

I have not set up yet, just moved to Ruidoso last year, elevation 7,500 looking your way.

 

Glenn  NQ5X

350 Grids confirmed on 6.

 

 

On Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 10:28 AM Keith Morehouse <w9rm@...> wrote:

Hello all - I only need DM63, 73 & 83 for 6M Worked all NM Grids.  All of these should be easily worked on meteor scatter if the NM end is running a small beam and 100W.

 

Can anybody help me out with this ?

 

Jay W9RM


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