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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

VUCCr Honor Roll

Central States VHF Society VUCC/r Honor Roll

As of 5 July 16

Conducted by W7XU

Number in parentheses is number required to earn award. Endorsement increments listed near bottom of page.

  50MHz
(100)
144MHz
(100)
222MHz
(50)
432MHz
(50)
902MHz
(25)
1296MHz
(25)
2304MHz
(10)
1. W9FZ
100
K9KNW
100
W9FZ
110
K9JK
50
N0DQS
30
N0DQS
30
N0DQS
30
2.       W9FZ
70
W9FZ
95
ND2X
25
W0ZQ
17
3.         K9JK
45
K9JK
45
ND2X
10
4.           W9FZ
90
KA0KCI
15
5.             KC0IYT
10
6.             N5AC
13
7.             W9FZ
10
8.              
 

3456MHz
(5)

5760MHz
(5)

10GHz
(5)

24GHz
(5)

47GHz
(5)

Light
(5)

SAT
(100)

1. N0DQS
25
N0DQS
25
W9FZ
10
N0DQS
10
 
 
 
 
N7SFI
200
2. W0ZQ
16
W0ZQ
16
N0DQS
25
W0ZQ
12
 
 
 
 
N5AFV
109
3. KC0IYT
6
KC0IYT
6
W0ZQ
41
N5AC
5
 
 
 
 
ND9M
340
4. N5AC
13
N5AC
13
KC0IYT
7
      KD4ZGW
100
5.     KA0KCI
6
       
6.     N5AC
9
       
7.     VE3SMA
5
       
8.              

Endorsement Increments:

50 & 144 MHz

25

222 & 432 MHz

10

above 900 MHz

5

Sat

25