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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 1999-2000 Results

Central States VHF Society 1999-00 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 21 Sep 00

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Gary FlynnKE8FDOH4732222411126




154
Ken BostonW9GAUWI4624111445





104
Pete WalterK9PWIL341298563343

87
Danny ClevengerW0VDMO4442









86
Chris Cox (Multi)N0UKMN391888432

1
184
Arliss ThompsonW7XUSD49238








80
John FeltzW9JNWI461486







74
Terry GreenwoodVE3TMGOnt.3921
10







70
John FridenstineW8PATOH25161283






64
Tom KramerW0VSVIA3116710







64
John GeigerNE0PIA381367







64
Dale RichardsonAA5XETX488









56
Chris Cox (Single)N0UKMN1296811


1

47
Rick AbbottKB0LGBWI398









47
Brain DerxN5BATX29724







42
John LeeK6YKCA33412







40
Chris VolleroKB2TGUNJ36










36