Central States VHF Society

Exploring the World Above 50MHz since 1965

STATES ABOVE     2009 - 2010                     
                           
Call QTH 50 144 222 432 902 1296 2304 3456 5760 10 24+ TOTAL
                           
K8TQK OH 57 31 24 23 14 19 9 5 1 1   184
K0AWU MN 57 40 9 9 4 5 0 0 0 6 0 130
K0SIX MN 59 28 11 4               102
W0GHZ MN 47 23 8 7 3 4 2 1 1 5   101
W9FZ/R R 22 12 11 13 7 8 5 0 0 6   84
K0KFC WI 44 10 4 2           5   65
N4MM VA 52 7   4               63
W9JN WI 49 12 0 1               62
NQ7R AZ 41 6 1 1               49
W9NFL WI 42 4                   46
N0EDV WI 33 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2   42
VE3OIL ON 17 7 5 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 40
N0JK/rover R 13 6 6 6 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 39
K9JK/rover R 13 6 6 6 1 3 1 1 1 1   39
N0EDV/rover R 9 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 2   16

 

 

Central States VHF Society 2008-09 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 12 August 2009

Conducted by Jim Hermanek K0KFC.

CallQTH5014422243290212962304345657601024+SCORE
K8TQKOH58322322111610622182
K0AWUMN534079548126
W0GHZMN46193533111587
W9FZ/RMN32779575577
K0SIXMN5486573
K0KFCWI456453164
K9JK/RIL301576260
W0ZQMN2555533321355
K6ELCA453149
N4MMVA45348
W9NFLWI27330
TZ6EI*Mali1010
W0SD*
N0QJM*
470141626727381994240 



2008-09 States Above 50 MHz Contest Wrap-Up

Deteriorating band conditions brought about by minimal solar conditions resulted in fewer entries for the CSVHF "States Above" awards this year. But, despite the fewest sunspots recorded in the past 100 years, Bob Mathews K8TQK managed to equal his past scores and capture the top spot for an unprecedented 6th year with 182 band states. Bob is well on his way to claiming dominance by working states/provinces utilizing band conditions others have written off. Bob's effort was accomplished by using every band between 50 Mhz and 10 Ghz. He turned in strong performances on 6m and 2m, plus outstanding scores of 23 on 222 Mhz and 22 on 432 Mhz. This was closely followed by 16 band states on 1296 Mhz. Well done, Bob !

Second place honors went to Bill Davis K0AWU who turned in 126 band states He included strong results on 6 and 2 meters plus an outstanding 8 states on 10Ghz.

Gary Morlant (W0GHZ) gathered in 87 states/provinces to capture the third place plaque, which included contacts on each of the VHF/UHF bands plus an outstanding 5 states on 10 Ghz.

Unique to this year's awards was an entry from the DXpedition team of Arliss Thompson W7XU, Holly Thompson, N0QJM, and Ed Gray W0SD. Together the team operated as the TZ6EI VHF expedition from Mali, Africa. The team activated 6 meters working 546 uniques including 22 North American stations. Their efforts garnered special recognition from the society for promoting an extraordinary VHF operating activity. Well Done !

We're looking forward to the return of better band conditions plus more logs and activities as we now turn upward on the cycle into 2010. See you on the bands!

73

Jim Hermanek K0KFC
CSVHFS States Above Program Administrator

Central States VHF Society 2006-07 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of April 2008

Conducted by Jim Hermanek K0KFC.

CallQTH5014422243290212962304345657601024+SCORE
K8TQKOH553321241820139360202
WA8RJFOH562813107752000128
W4WAGA562514139800000125
K0AWUMN5442792500060125
W0GHZMN48296125632261120
KC9BQAWI531812147730000114
KB9TLVWI551657442000093
N0VZJMN561575000000083
W0ZQMN321178564311078
K9JK/RIL421389020000074
N0AKCWI282255440000068
N9TTXWI44776030000067
N4MMVA54804000000066
W6GMTMN54501000000060
K0SHFMN41633220002059
K0KFCWI32433020005049
VE3OIL/EN43ONT32631111101249
W0ZQ/RMN6455555434248
N0EDVWI38721000000048
VE3OIL/FN03ONT23744211101145
VE2PIJONT23766200000044
KF0QMN36700000000043
VE3OIL/FN04ONT21184222100133
KF0Q/RMN0055444423031
N0EDV/RWI3413100000012

 

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Central States VHF Society 2006-07 States Above 50 MHz Contest Wrap-Up

The 2006-2007 CSVHFS "States Above" is now in the books and retaining their positions at the top of the list for an unprecedented 4th year were Bob Mathews, K8TQK and Tony Emanuele, WA8RJF. With solar cycles continuing the decline (and, hopefully bottomed out) both Bob & Tony maintained operating results somewhat consistent with previous years. Congratulations to both!

Third place honors were shared between Charles Hooper, W4WA and Bill Davis, K0AWU. Both turned in continued strong activity over the VHF bands in spite of band conditions. Gary Mohrlant, W0GHZ was an overall close fourth!

Looking at the entire year, we see a few less total entries, but stronger results on an individual basis. Compared with the previous year, individual stations turned in more activity on several bands. Nine stations maintained strong activity on the lower bands...notably W6GMT, N4MM, N0VZJ, KB9TLV, KC9BQA, K0AWU, W4WA, WA8RJF, & K8TQK all turning in over 50 states/provinces on 50 mhz. Six stations also produced more than 20 states/provinces on 144 mhz. They were N0AKC, W0GHZ, K0AWU, W4WA, WA8RJF, & K8TQK.

The lower microwave bands showed increased activity with Jon Platt (W0ZQ/R) leading and turning in good rover results on 1296, 2304 & 3456. Five stations (K8TQK, K0AWU, W0GHZ, K0KFC & W0ZQ) reporting between 4 and 6 states on 10ghz displayed almost an average of twice the previous year's result. Increased experimentation with rainscatter mode played a large part on 10 ghz. Similar increased activity was seen on 24 ghz with Jon Platt (W0ZQ) leading the way with his rover results. Russell Beech (VE3OIL/R) turned in laser QSO activity while operating rover in FN04.

Hopefully, you've had a fun year on the weak signal bands! The promise of improving band conditions plus more operators points us toward another good year in 2007-2008. Our thanks to John Kalenowsky (K9JK) for preparing an Excel spreadsheet for tracking & entry of your operating results. If unable to access or download John's work on the CSVHF website, feel free to mail paper or e-mail copies to me as you've done in the past.

Also, our thanks to Jon, W0ZQ for monthly tracking of "states above" on the NLRS web site. Please send him your updates regularly.

Thanks for the Qs!

Jim Hermanek K0KFC
CSVHFS States Above Program Administrator

Central States VHF Society 2007-08 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 2 September 2008

Conducted by Jim Hermanek K0KFC.

CallQTH5014422243290212962304345657601024+SCORE
K8TQKOH55302422161696240184
W4WAGA57301515101170000145
K0AWUMN5234871300070112
W0GHZMN4328543443260102
W0ZQMN48766554312087
N0VZJMN541586000000083
W0ZQ/rMN/r30666444325070
K0KFCWI46634030003065
K0SHFMN-----------63
N4MMVA41905000000055
K9JK/rIL/r321144030000054
VE3OIL EN93ON27344111101245
VE3OIL FN03ON11543111101230
VE3OIL FN04ON2982322100130
4981939588445332187295 



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Central States VHF Society 2007-08 States Above 50 MHz

Contest Wrap-Up

VHF/UHF band activity this past year (2007-2008) followed declining solar conditions, propagation, and the minimum marking the end (we hope) of cycle 23. While the number of logs was down, there are notable bright spots of activity with 1st place winner Bob Mathews (K8TQK) reporting an outstanding 184 band/states. Bob turned in 22 states on 432 MHz & 24 states on 222 MHz along with 30 on 144 MHz to highlight his effort. Congratulations Bob!

The second place award was captured by Ron Hooper (W4WA) with an exemplary effort in reporting 145 band states. Ron worked 15 states on both 222 & 432 MHz along with 30 on 144 MHz to round out his totals. Bill Davis (K0AWU) also passed the century mark to garner the third place plaque. Bill turned in a total 112 band/state effort highlighted by 34 states on 144 Mhz, 8 states on 222 MHz, 7 states on 432 MHz, plus an outstanding effort of 7 states on 10 GHz. Great work, Bill!

Also notable (despite the band conditions typical in the northern latitudes) is the effort of Russell Beech (VE3OIL). Russell turned in logs from three separate grids and was awarded certificates for each. His efforts included 45 band/states from EN93; 30 from FN03 & 30 from FN04. Well done, Russell!

The rovers should not be overlooked as contributing to the activity on the bands. John Kalenowsky (K9JK) turned in 32 states and Jon Platt (W0ZQ) logged 30 states as rovers. Plus, Jon turned in an additional 48 states from the home QTH.

It should also be noted that from the logs, fully 2/3rds of the entries reported activity on the microwave bands of 10 or 24 GHz.

We're looking forward to the return of better band conditions plus more logs and activities as we now turn upward on the cycle into 2009. See you on the bands!

73

Jim Hermanek K0KFC
CSVHFS States Above Program Administrator

Central States VHF Society 2004-05 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 10 Nov 05

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Bob MathewsK8TQKOH51373023151211743

193
Tony EmanueleWA8RJFOH583920151096411

163
Gary MohrlantW0GHZMN551715135434451
126
Gary FlynnKE8FDSC52361215271




125
Bill DavisK0AWUMN5644136
2


3

124
Todd SprinkmannKC9BQAWI53181213







96
Piotr PawlakVE3SPWOnt5137









88
John FridenstineW8PATOH35241312
3





87
John KanodeN4MMVA5122
4







77
John FeltzW9JNWI412293







75
Vince PavkovichN0VZJMN551055







75
Charlie BetzN0AKCWI29235444



2
71
Brock ThomsenW6GMTMN545

1






60
Jon PlattW0ZQMN18867442211

53
John KalenowskyK9JK/RIL16117935





51
Lenny KlosinskiK0SHFMN30533221
11

48
Kevin KaufholdW9GKAIL191256







42
Jim HermanekK0KFCMN29442
1


1

41
Russell BeechVE3OILOnt355

2






40
Chris CoxN0UKMN6225111


1

37
Ron HooperW4WAGA
35









35
Matt Burt (home)KF0QMN16332
2

11

28
Matt Burt (portable)KF0Q/0WI2433221122

22

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