6-Meter WSJT Contest

I would like to remind everyone of the contest this January. The WSJT Six Meter Mileage Marathon sponsored by the Six Meter World Wide DX Club ...runs 0000 UTC January 31 through 0000 February 9, 2004.

Information can be found at:

The idea is to get everyone to have fun with WSJT, for those who don't know WSJT will make contacts when the band isn't open. A fantastic program, Joe did a great job.

So here is the deal, you have just one month to get ready for it. To start you can download the program (and find some information) from this site:

Again this year the Six Club is offering prizes from Skycrafters, PAR, QHtenna, and more may be added.

Jerry W9FS
Six Club Director    www.6mt.com/

2002 and 2003
Proceedings Still Available

2002 and 2003 Proceedings are available for $20.00, each which includes shipping.  Get one of each issue combined in one box for $37.50.  A check or MO made out to Central States VHF Society and mailed to Bruce Richardson, W9FZ, 2330 Lexington Ave S. #312 Mendota Hts, MN  55120 will get a copy whisked to you in a padded envelope.  The ARRL is selling these as well, but their cover price is $20 and shipping is on top of that.

Roles CSVHFS Can Play

The Central States VHF Society can make the VHF+ world a better place in a number of ways.  Surely, the conferences and proceedings share the technical art as well as friendship and fellowship.  But the CSVHFS can also continue to work on preserving exclusive band-width, recruiting new members to ham radio, AND raise the level of operating ability and courtesy within and without our society. 

Future issues of this E-newsletter would be a fine forum in which to advance GOOD operating practices.  If you have some thoughts or an article in you about good operating practice, please send it along.   In the vein of raising the courtesy on our bands, the OP-ED below was submitted.

If you know of DX hogging, or improper use of DX sub-band behavior going on, try to change the world in a gentlemanly way at the time and give us a short article on how and why there is a better way to operate.  Opinion pieces are welcome also.

-- Tidbits --

Jeff, KGVL and Justin, K9MU have spent the first three weeks of January in Northern Manitoba conducting Auroral Research.  Some of you have contacted them via ham radio.  Their websites are fascinating.


N7CFO has put up a page about Anderson Powerpole hints and tricks at:  pw1.netcom.com/~n7cfo/pp/pp.htm

Joe Taylor K1JT will be banquet speaker at SETI League Banquet.  Info at: www.setileague.org/press/pres0401.htm

The Northern Lights Radio Society had 18 members make an expedition to shores of Lake Superior for the August weekend of the 10GHz contest.  Pictures and article can be found at  www.w9fz.com/superior/


Submit Stuff!

Send along material!

Bruce Richardson, W9FZ

2330 Lexington Ave S. #312
Mendota Hts, MN  55120
w9fz at csvhfs.org

Content, Content Content!

Help the Central States VHF Society Conference Proceedings be the best and most content rich in the land by contributing content.  Increasingly, our content has appeared in other proceedings or magazines.  While non-exclusive content is not desired, it's difficult to be too picky when we are not paying for articles.  If you have a major paper, sometimes there is some compensatory gesture by the conference team.  Check with them.  But in the meantime--write up what you are doing and submit it to the CSVHFS exclusively and make the Proceedings a better document.  Also, we prefer to not have "just Powerpoint slides" but again, to avoid that, we need you--the member--to take the time to contribute good material.  Make the proceedings coordinator actually have to exert editorial control over what he will or won't include J

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