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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 2003-2004 Results

Central States VHF Society 2003-04 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 8 Dec 04

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Bob MathewsK8TQKOH52333128161011925  197
Tony EmanueleWA8RJFOH5735271612107311  169
Peter ShiltonVE3AXOnt51403125 18      165
Gary FlynnKE8FDSC55332418894     151
John FridenstineW8PATOH55362219 11      143
Bill DavisK0AWUMN5844179 5   4  137
Mike KingKM0TIA34181215810545641122
Gary MohrlantW0GHZMN501610116842561 119
Eric ShookKT8OMN4021810451222  95
Justin GlaserK9MUWI59184634      94
Charlie BetzN0AKCWI5176653      78
John KanodeN4MMVA5218 8        78
John McDonaldKB9TLVWI521067        75
John ButrovichW5UWBTX342853 11     72
Jon PlattW0ZQMN301684333  1  68
Lenny KlosinskiK0SHFMN42633221  1  60
Art JacksonKA5DWITX3518 3        56
Jim HermanekK0KFCMN42842        56
David AhoN9TTXWI395443       55
Vince PavkovichN0VZJMN512 2        55
Russell Beech (Jan)VE3OIL/ROnt81410113331    53
Russell BeechVE3OILOnt31643211     48
John FeltzW9JNWI311223    1   48
Murray Hill (Jun)VE3NPB/ROnt71176332  1 141
Chris CoxN0UKMN1416711    1  40
Jim FiskKC0HEWMN373          40
Jon FoxW0AMTMN315 1        37
Matt Burt (portable)KF0Q/EN44MN1355543      35
Mike WoodWO7GIOK25233        33
Russell Beech (Sep)VE3OIL/ROnt5865222  1  32
Don RossNL7COOK 32          32
Matt Burt (portable)KF0Q/EN43MN45444422    29
Jon FoxW0AMT/RMN3443332     22
Matt Burt (home)KF0Q/0MN1121         14
Ed FitchW0OHUMN36 1        10