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  • Digital Communications

    A great number of exciting new digital operating modes have developed, largely because of the availability of personal computers, soundcards, and advanced software. But amateur digital communication began in earnest in the late 1940's (if you don't count Morse as a digital mode!) when hams worked out techniques of connecting mechanical Teletype keyboard/printers to amateur gear using FSK and AFSK modulation. WSJT has become a very popular tool for digital communications. FSK441 mode is in use for meteor scatter contacts and JT65 is popular for terrestrial communications.

  • EME Moonbounce

    Amateur radio (ham) operators utilize EME for two-way communications. EME presents significant challenges to amateur operators interested in working weak signal communications. Currently, EME provides the longest communications path any two stations on Earth can utilize for bi-directional communications. Amateur operations use VHF, UHF and microwave frequencies. All amateur frequency bands from 50 MHz to 47 GHz have been used successfully, but most EME communications are on the 2 meter, 70-centimeter, or 23-centimeter bands. Common modulation modes utilized by amateurs are continuous wave with Morse Code, digital (JT65) and when the link budgets allow, voice..

  • Aurora and Solar Weather

    The interaction between Earth's magnetic field and Solar particles is a complex and mysterious field of science. The storm events involve high electric currents in the ionosphere and vast amounts electric power affecting to great many things. One of the ways to observe what is happening up there, is to detect the effects of these phenomena to non ionizing long wave electromagnetic radiation - radio waves.

  • VHF Contesting and Rover Operations

    Hams have been putting stations in their cars since the Twenties (1920's that is). Today, there is great satisfaction in facing the challenge of installing a transceiver in our small cars and pick-ups, using somewhat inefficient antennas, and still being able to make contacts with hams thousands of miles away while "tooling" down the highway.

  • Annual Technical Conference

    Every year since 1968, during the last weekend in July, the Central States VHF Society hosts an annual technical conference. There are two days of technical presentations, antenna range gain measurements, noise figure measurements, a flea market, and often times a vendor area. It's a great time to learn about weak signal VHF communications and an excellent place to network and catch up with old friends.

**-Central States VHF Society

Exploring the World Above 50MHz since 1965

States Above 2005-2006 Results

Central States VHF Society 2005-06 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of April 2007

Conducted by VE3AX; Contest NOTES

K8TQKOhio56362725171413843  203
WA8RJFOhio5435171712953    152
W4WAGeorgia5534211869      143
K8EBMichigan563413126623 1  133
K0AWUMinnesota55461294       126
W0GHZMinnesota4228665423341 104
W8PATOhio453111112       100
W1AIMVermont42171010742 11  94
N0AKCWisconsin502055341  1  89
KC9BQAWisconsin55107844      88
K4YMQAlabama5527          82
K9JK/rIllinois37910866      76
W0ZQ/rMinnesota349554422252 74
N0VZJMinnesota491166        72
N4MMVirginia539 7        69
W9JNWisconsin5312 1       167
VE3SMAOntario1413685441 63 64
W9GKAIllinois381565        64
VE3TMGOntario4019 5        64
N9TTXWisconsin43933 2      60
K0SHFMinnesota413232211111 58
W6GMTMinnesota5071         58
W9CDLWisconsin41523 11     53
VE5UFSaskatchewan52           52
N0UKMinnesota31112211   2  50
VE3IKV/mOntario49           49
K9AIHWisconsin3552        142
K9CVCWisconsin10 101036   1 141
W0VBMinnesota 40          40
W0ZQMinnesota154443322 1 139
VE3OIL/rEN93 - ON1311622111 1  38
VE3OIL/rFN03 - ON119222211 11133
VE3OIL/rFN04 - ON112762211    32
VE3OIL/rEN92 - ON110824311 1  31
N0EDVWisconsin28111        31
VE3OIL/rFN14 - ON19743221  1 30