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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

Board of Directors

CENTRAL STATES VHF SOCIETY
2015 DIRECTORS, OFFICERS

 

2015-2017 Directors
Jon Platt, W0ZQ
Kent Britain, WA5VJB
Steve Kostro, N2CEI
Charlie Calhoun, K5TTT
Doug Sharp, K2AD
Lauren Libby,W0LD
Mike King, KM0T
Myron Babcock, KL7YY (Alternate)

 

2016-2018 Directors
Peter Walter, K9PW
Vince Pavkovich, K0SIX
Kermit Carlson, W9XA
Bruce Richardson, W9FZ
Michael Metroka, WB8BZK
Charles Betz, N0AKC
Kent O’Dell, KA2KQM

 

 

Officers
Chairperson: Doug Sharp, K2AD
Secretary: Larry Hazelwood, W5NZS
Assistant Secretary: Tom Bishop, K0TLM
Treasurer: Bruce Richardson, W9FZ
Assistant Treasurer: Lauren Libby, W0LD
President: Brian Mileshosky, N5GZT
Past President: Donn Baker,  WA2VOI
Past Vice President: Glen Overby, KC0IYT

 

 

COMMITTEES & PROGRAMS

 

Awards Committee
Kent Britain, WA5VJB (Chairperson)
Larry Hazelwood, W5NZS
Jim Vogler, W7CJO

 

Bylaw Review Committee
Lauren Libby, W0LD (Chairman)
Larry Hazelwood, W5NZS
Charles Betz, N0AKC
Mel Graves, WR0I

 

Conference Liasion Committee
Steve Kostro, N2CEI (Chairperson)
Donn Baker, WA2VOI
Doug Sharp, K2AD
Kermit Carlson, W9XA
Bruce Richardson, W9FZ
Bill Caldwell, N0LNO

 

Electronic Archive Committee
Inactive

 

Finance Committee
Mel Graves, WR0I (Chairperson)
Jon Platt, W0ZQ
Lauren Libby, W0LD
Brian Derx, N5BA
Charles Betz, N0AKC

 

FCC & VHF/UHF/Microwave Council  
Kent Britain, WA5VJB (Chairperson)
Ken Boston, W9GA
Ron Ochu, KO0Z
Lauren Libby, W0LD
Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT

Getting Started In VHF/UHF And Beyond
Marshal Williams, K5QE (Chairperson)
Kent Britain, WA5VJB
Kent O’Dell, KA2KQM

 

Historian
Bill Tynan, W3XO (Chairperson)

 

Information Technology Committee
Charlie Calhoun, Jr., K5TTT (Chairperson)
Bruce Richardson, W9FZ
Glenn Overby, KC0IYT
John Maxwell, W0VG

 
Reverse VUCC Award Program
Arliss Thompson, W7XU

 

Spring Sprint Committee
Kent O’Dell, KA2KQM (Chairperson)
Michael Metroka, WB8BZK
Jon Platt, W0ZQ

 

States Above 50 MHz Award Program
Mike King, KM0T