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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 2002-2003 Results

Central States VHF Society 2002-03 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 30 Sep 03

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Mike KingKM0TIA55471516111210109941199
Bob MathewsK8TQKOH45362422151412877  190
Gary FlynnKE8FDSC5231192011147     154
Bill DavisK0AWUMN57441512 6      134
Tony EmanueleWA8RJFOH47272013784411  132
Gary MohrlantW0GHZMN50231010664533 1121
John FridenstineW8PATOH53291615 3      116
Marshall PochayW9RVGIL4619181413      101
Jon PlattW0ZQMN4518109554  1  97
Eric ShookKT8OMN50244913      91
John McDonaldKB9TLVWI5318 8        79
John ButrovichW5UWBTX342974 22     78
Chris CoxN0UKMN29355321   1  76
Ed FitchW0OHUMN1535216 7      75
Charlie BetzN0AKCWI42125544      72
Art JacksonKA5DWITX44195         68
Lenny KlosinskiK0SHFMN428332311 1  64
John KanodeN4MMVA4612          58
Tommy HendersonWD5AGOOK229116 5  1   54
Jon FoxW0AMTMN351243        54
Ray JohnsonW9RAYWI37842        51
Pierre JolinVE2PIJQue.1497632 2 2  45
Ron OchuKO0ZMO2212 4 3      41
Jim HermanekK0KFCMN34322        41
Jim FiskKC0HEWMN392          41
Matt BurtKF0Q/0MN1654444      37
Dale RohwerW0DMRMN24812 1      36
Mike WoodWO7GIOK18524 1      30
Russ LaneKC0LMSMN2341         28
Arliss ThompsonW7XUSD25           25
Clare JarvisK0NYMN113 3 1      18