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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 2001-2002 Results

Central States VHF Society 2001-02 States Above 50 MHz Contest Results

As of 30 Sep 02

Conducted by W9FZ

NameCallQTH 50 14422243290212962.43.45.71024>24Score
Mike KingKM0TIA504818171515121044

193
Bob MathewsK8TQKOH4935302615179521

189
Peter ShiltonVE3AXOnt.48362923
14





150
Arliss ThompsonW7XUSD5041221658





142
Gary MohrlantW0GHZMN48291112864432

127
Jon PlattW0ZQMN50261614884

1

127
Frank AyersW2FCANY472213137






102
John FridenstineW8PATOH30331812
8





101
Bill Davis JrK0AWUMN5036
8
3





97
Chuck MunceK0SQMN5017711
7





92
Charles BetzN0AKCWI44259833





92
John FeltzW9JNWI502386







87
Chris Cox N0UKMN37346112


1

82
Chris Cox (multi-op)N0UK/0MN411488242

1
181
Pete WalterK9PWIL2814107452222

76
Pierre JolinVE2PIJQue.411110912





74
John Butrovich IIIW5UWBTX432033
21




72
Ed FitchW0OHUMN2325
14
8





70
Nolan ThompsonN0LANSD50103311





68
Matt BurtKF0Q/0MN319873432



67
Marshall PochayW9RVGIL25171111
3





67
Brian DerxN5BATX283144







67
Dale RohwerW0DMRMN471052
1





65
Jon Platt (Multi-Op)W0ZQMN22877653

1
160
Lenny KlosinskiK0SHFMN38645131

11
60
John McDonaldKB9TLVWI507
2







59
Art JacksonKA5DWITX3614
5







55
Ron MaroskoK5LLLTX927561231



54
Rich WesterbergN0HJZMN291077







53
Russell BeechVE3OILOnt.31933111




49
Jim HermanekK0KFCMN377
3




11
49
John HillK0PWMN
47









47
Chris VolleroKB2TGUNJ43










43
Michael WoodWO7GIOK27942







42
Terry VanBeschotenW0VBMN
37









37
Jim FiskKC0HEWMN324









36
Don RossNL7COOK
33









33
Chris Cox (Portable)N0UK/PMN
2






2

4