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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 1995-1996 Results

Central States VHF Society 1995-96 States Contest Results

Central States VHF Society 1995-96 States Contest Results

As of 17-Sept-96

Conducted by K0DAS

Name Call Location 50 144 222 432 902 1296 3456 5760 10 24 OTHER SCORE
Tom Whitted WA8WZG Ohio 39 18 16 17 10 11 5 5 5

135
Eugene Zimmerman W3ZZ/8 W. Virginia 44 20 17 16 8 7




116
Joel M. Harrison WB5IGF Arkansas 48 14 11 12 8 8 5 1 1

114
Gary L. Flynn KE8FD Ohio 42 24 16 16 5 10




113
Rich Westerberg N0HJZ Minnesota 48 24 7 10 5 4

1

101
Dale P. Clement AF1T New Hampshire 40 14 10 10 7 8 1
2

96
Paul Husby W0UC Minnesota 47 14 8 8 4 5 1



90
Larry Lambert N0LL Kansas 47 18 9 9
4




87
Jeff Buerger WB2WIH New Jersey 45 14 13 13






85
Ron Bergantzel KA0RYT Minnesota 37 15 4 21
2




79
Herman Cone III WB4DBB Virginia 47 13 5 6 3 2




76
Zack Lau KH6CP/1 Vermont 12 12 9 10 7 7 3 3 3 1
73
Jim Leyendecker KB0IKP Minnesota 43 11 5 7
3




69
Charles E. Calhoun W0RRY Oklahoma 46 16
5






67
Tom Bishop K0TLM Missouri 46 12 3 4






65
Chuck Munce K0GJX Minnesota 47 9 2 4
2




64
Emil Pocock W3EP Connecticut 40 17 7







64
Chip Taylor W1AIM Vermont 37 15 6 5






63
Ron Marosko K5LLL Texas 38 14 1 7 1 2




63
John L. Kirkman W4WDH Georgia 31 14 6 9






60
John E. Feltz WA9LWJ Wisconsin 41 8 4 5






58
David A. Clingerman W6OAL Colorado 40 6 2 2 1 2 1 1 1

57
Terry Greenwood VE3TMG "Ontario, Canada" 39 11
6






56
Walter L. Rader WA3DMF Maryland 44 9
1






54
William A. tynan W3XO/5 Texas 36 9 2 4 1 1




53
George W. Dowell K0FF Missouri 48









48
Richard M. Raitt KC5EPL Texas 39 6 1 2






48
Ken Goetz N2SQW New York 33 9
4






46
Gary Gerber KB0HH Kansas 31 8
4






43
Ken Simmons KK5RH Texas 37 6








43
Kevin Bishop N8ZJN Ohio 42









42
John Hall KA0KUY Kansas 29 10








39
Ben D. Grote KA7MFM Oregon 27 8
3






38
Phil Krichbaum W0KEA Colorado 31 3 2 2






38
James W. Duvelius KB8YKR Ohio 37









37
"Oscar Morales, Jr." CO2OJ Cuba 36









36
Frank Ayers WB2DUS New York 29 6








35
Bob Oldham N0XKS Missouri 34









34
Pierre Jolin VE2PIJ "Quebec, Canada" 27 5
1






33
Chris Vollero KB2TGU New Jersey 32









32
W. D. Ellis N5ZTW Texas 32









32
John C. Kanode N4MM Virginia 21 5
5






31
Marvin Marshall N2SVP New Jersey 24 7








31
Donn Baker WA2VOI Minnesota 17 4 4 4
1




30
Keith Belongia N9PBA Wisconsin 29 1








30
Stephen Canchola KB5SXZ Texas 26 4








30