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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 2004-2005 Results

Central States VHF Society 2004-05 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 10 Nov 05

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Bob MathewsK8TQKOH51373023151211743

193
Tony EmanueleWA8RJFOH583920151096411

163
Gary MohrlantW0GHZMN551715135434451
126
Gary FlynnKE8FDSC52361215271




125
Bill DavisK0AWUMN5644136
2


3

124
Todd SprinkmannKC9BQAWI53181213







96
Piotr PawlakVE3SPWOnt5137









88
John FridenstineW8PATOH35241312
3





87
John KanodeN4MMVA5122
4







77
John FeltzW9JNWI412293







75
Vince PavkovichN0VZJMN551055







75
Charlie BetzN0AKCWI29235444



2
71
Brock ThomsenW6GMTMN545

1






60
Jon PlattW0ZQMN18867442211

53
John KalenowskyK9JK/RIL16117935





51
Lenny KlosinskiK0SHFMN30533221
11

48
Kevin KaufholdW9GKAIL191256







42
Jim HermanekK0KFCMN29442
1


1

41
Russell BeechVE3OILOnt355

2






40
Chris CoxN0UKMN6225111


1

37
Ron HooperW4WAGA
35









35
Matt Burt (home)KF0QMN16332
2

11

28
Matt Burt (portable)KF0Q/0WI2433221122

22