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Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Alden Oyer
 

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

James Duffey
 

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Alden Oyer
 

I have one. Thought they could be sold with the tee shirts. 

Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:02, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

James Duffey
 

If we have some, we will sell them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:35, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

I have one. Thought they could be sold with the tee shirts. 

Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 14:02, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

Regardless, have a great trip.

Cheers,
Alden, AG5S 

On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Bill
 

Duffey,

Glad you took the initiative.  I'll bring the banner, t shirts and any remaining coffee cups.  The NM grid award is a good idea.  I'll take a turn at the table.

73 Bill W7QQ


On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM



Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Mike WB2FKO
 

Note that KK6MC will be representing in the tech sessions as well, giving a talk on Moxon antennas.  Mike

Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

KC7QY
 

Duffey,

I'll be there and will help with manning the table.

Jim KC7QY


On Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 01:32:49 PM MDT, James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:


I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


Re: Central States VHF Society Conference Table

Michael Daly
 

Hi all,

This year’s conference conflicts with a family visit from son and his children from Arlington V so I won’t be going to Lincoln.

Mike, n5sj

 

 

From: nmvhf@groups.io [mailto:nmvhf@groups.io] On Behalf Of James Duffey
Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2019 2:02 PM
To: nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nmvhf] Central States VHF Society Conference Table

 

Check with Bill. Stock was low last I heard. He would be happy to sell you one if we have them. 

James Duffey KK6MC

Cedar Crest NM


On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:48, Alden Oyer <atoyer@...> wrote:

Any coffee mugs to sell?

 

Regardless, have a great trip.

 

Cheers,

Alden, AG5S 


On Jul 3, 2019, at 13:36, Bill Mader <billamader@...> wrote:

Good luck to you there Duffey!  Have a safe, fun trip.

 

73, Bill Mader, K8TE

W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019

ARRL New Mexico Section Manager

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio

Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019

President, Albuquerque DX Association 

 

 

On Wed, Jul 3, 2019 at 1:32 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:

I have asked for a table at the CSVHF swap night with the notion to promote the NMVHF society and the Worked All NM grids. I was thinking of putting together a small display including a NM map with all the grids marked off on it and perhaps some handouts. We can also sell tee-shirts. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know, and for those of you who are going, some help in manning the table would be nice. - Duffey KK6MC 

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM


K5N DL79

Keith Morehouse
 

K5N expedition to DL79 on now - 50.313 FT8 1st sequence
Good copy on ionoscatter in DM58

-W9RM

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

Congratulations

Bruce Draper
 

Congratulations to the NM VHF Society on its fine showing in the NM QSO Party. Among the achievements for the club:

Highest-scoring club

Most counties activated

3 of the top 4 single-op scores

Top mobile/rover score

 

…and all of that with just 6 entries!

 

Results are here:

http://www.newmexicoqsoparty.org/wp/results/results-current/

6m Open

Keith Morehouse
 

6 is open to Carib and PY-land from DM58
Also, KG5THG/p in EL08 is on 50.313 FT8 - rare grid

-W9RM

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

6M open well to NE from DM58

Keith Morehouse
 

Seeing several dozen beacons in upper midwest.
Signals strong.
Possible EU extension.
KG5THG/r is in rare DM90 grid on meteor scatter - 50.265
Good Luck - see you in CQWW VHF contest next weekend.

-W9RM

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

New WSJTX release available

Keith Morehouse
 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

Re: New WSJTX release available

Ed
 

I see that people using FT4 have been on 50,324.  The big problem that most are afraid of is that FT4 will become a replacement for FT8 and not just used for Contest as it was indended.

 

Ed N5jeh

 

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ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:57 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] New WSJTX release available

 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

 

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

 

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 

Re: New WSJTX release available

Mike WB2FKO
 

The WSJTX operating guide suggests a default FT4 frequency on 6m of 50.318:


Looks like a panadapter and a lot of patience will be needed this weekend. Mike WB2FKO

On 7/15/19 2:04 PM, Ed wrote:

I see that people using FT4 have been on 50,324.  The big problem that most are afraid of is that FT4 will become a replacement for FT8 and not just used for Contest as it was indended.

 

Ed N5jeh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:57 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] New WSJTX release available

 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

 

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

 

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 


Re: New WSJTX release available

KC7QY
 

I haven't tried downloading it yet but just curious, does FT4 default to contest mode?

Jim KC7QY


On Monday, July 15, 2019, 02:48:53 PM MDT, Mike WB2FKO <mph@...> wrote:


The WSJTX operating guide suggests a default FT4 frequency on 6m of 50.318:


Looks like a panadapter and a lot of patience will be needed this weekend. Mike WB2FKO

On 7/15/19 2:04 PM, Ed wrote:

I see that people using FT4 have been on 50,324.  The big problem that most are afraid of is that FT4 will become a replacement for FT8 and not just used for Contest as it was indended.

 

Ed N5jeh

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

 

ED  N5JEH   DM65RD

 

From: Keith Morehouse
Sent: Monday, July 15, 2019 1:57 PM
To: GMCC; nmvhf@groups.io
Subject: [nmvhf] New WSJTX release available

 

So, it seems the brain surgeons responsible for WSJTX have released the new version of the program that includes FT4, less then one week before the CQWW-VHF contest.  This happened once before, with a major release right before one of the ARRL VHF tests which caused a widespread chaos of incompatibly.  FT4 is widely seen as a replacement for FT8 during contest conditions.

 

Since FT4 has been in beta before this, many have not used it.  I typically don't "do" beta software, so I don't even know what FT4 sounds like or what frequency to use it on.  Frankly, I think it's a tad irresponsible to do this.  Up until now, FT4 was 'locked out' over contest weekends.  I guess the people at CQ just don't have the following and I suspect this untimely release is going to mess up their contest.  You would have thought the WSJTX powers would have simply waited a week, released after CQWW-VHF and allowed people the time (7 weeks) to work out FT4 vs FT8 before the ARRL September VHF test.

 

Guess not - let the confusion begin !

 

-W9RM

Keith Morehouse
via MotoG

 


FT4 first impressions

Mike WB2FKO
 

Made a couple of single-hop Es QSOs on 6m tonight. Can confirm the calling frequency is 50.318 MHz.  It's startling how quickly the QSOs happen -- only takes about 20 seconds!

Band was wide open, but the vast majority of activity remained on 50.313 FT8.  For this reason, I doubt FT4 will get much use in the CQ VHF contest this weekend, particularly if propagation is poor.

Unlike FT8 and JT65, FT4 is asynchronous or quasi-synchronous, ie. similar to RTTY, PSK31, and Olivia. Just click your mouse and call.  Like the other WSJT modes with forward error correction, FT4 still requires very tight station synchronization. This is accomplished by embedding each message with four, 4-tone Costas Arrays, each with a unique 4-tone sequence.  This allows the decoder to recognize and align signals with as much as 10% TX/RX time sequence offset. This is not as forgiving as FT8 and appears to be one of the tradeoffs that was made for speed. About 15% of each 5-second message is used for synch (I'm still working through the source code).

Interested in the initial experiences of others.

Mike WB2FKO


CQ WW VHF is this weekend!

James Duffey
 

The CQ WW VHF Contest is this weekend: 


This is 6M and 2M only, so things are less hectic than the ARRL contests. You can also submit a single band entry, that is a log entry for 6M only or, a log entry for 2M only, or a two band log entry. 

When you submit your log, please put NM VHF Society for the club. There are no territorial restrictions as in the VHF contests, so you can sub a log for the NMVHF society, no matter where you live. If you operate, no matter how much, please submit a log. We did very well last year in the club competition, finishing second in the nation and slightly ahead of our closest competition in the area, the Arizona Outlaws Contest club. They will be out to best us this year, I am sure. 

Please read the rules pertaining to assistance. It is different than the ARRL contests in that you cannot self spot and you cannot use nonamateur means to solicit a contact during the contest. This means no texting, phone calls or chat room. You may spot others though and please do as this will make it easier for everyone. 

Although we are on the down side of the Sporadic E season, there have been some 6M openings this week, so check the bands often. If the June contest is any indication, the digital modes will be used heavily. 

See you on the contest! - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

KK6MC/r will not be in the CQ WW contest

James Duffey
 

W7QQ has graciously invited me to operate at his station for a multiop effort, so I will not be out roving. It has been a long time since I operated a fixed station seriously in a VHF contest, so this will be both fun and a learning experience. Look for us! - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM

Re: KK6MC/r will not be in the CQ WW contest

Bill Mader
 

Good luck in the contest from Reno!

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association 


On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 6:53 PM James Duffey <JamesDuffey@...> wrote:
W7QQ has graciously invited me to operate at his station for a multiop effort, so I will not be out roving. It has been a long time since I operated a fixed station seriously in a VHF contest, so this will be both fun and a learning experience. Look for us!  - Duffey KK6MC

James Duffey KK6MC
Cedar Crest NM