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15th Annual
2008 Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference

October 3 - 5, 2008
Moses Lake, Washington

2008 Presentations

White Papers

  • VHF+ Basics (PPT) 
    Paul Goble, ND2X
    Paul has created a comprehensive look at VHF+ operations for beginners. He asked that we localize it for the Pacific Northwest. We've chosen to provide it here unedited because some of the information is likely to be of interest to Pacific Northwest VHF Society members. A local introduction to VHF+ is provided below.
  • VHF Contesting in the Pacific Northwest (PPT) 
    Scott Honaker, N7SS
    This presentation is offered to local clubs as an introduction to VHF+ contesting and local activity.
  • PSK31 Without a Computer (PPT) 
    Lyle Johnson, KK7P
    Open source solution being sponsored by the AmQRP group, to build a DSP based hardware modem. Also a look at the Elecraft K3 internal CW → PSK31 function.
  • Remote Station Operation via the Internet (PPT) 
    Miguel Mayorga, KC7IGT
    Going on a business trip, vacation or yes, anywhere you go and you want to take your (HAM Station) But it does not fit on your travel case, well, you only need a laptop and internet connection to take you station with you!

Awards & Prizes

Eric Smith KB7DQH — 2008 VHFer of the Year

Eric Smith KB7DQH - 2008 VHFer of the Year

For taking such an active role in promoting and encouraging VHF/UHF/Microwave activity in the Pacific Northwest. From pioneering efforts in multi-op roving to promoting VHF/UHF weak signal operations with a 'get on the air' attitude and the many appearances of the Enterprise II at local ham-radio events.

KB7FHQ Wins Grand Prize Icom IC-910h, K7AWB Wins Yaesu FT-857d

KG6HXI Wins Icom IC-910h

Sincere "thank you" goes to Icom and Yaesu for their generous support!

Rover Photos

Please see our intrepid rover photos in the 2008 Photo Gallery

Videos

Icom Radio News, Volume 5 (WMV) 
CQ Contest CQ Contest, this is K3LR... Come check out why this callsign is drawing all the attention in the contest world on the latest release of ICOM Radio News! WMV  (15:09)
Meteor Scatter with Argo and Spectran (WMV) 
Sara K3OOO visits ARRL HQ and discovers Amateur Radio Contesting.  (15:46)

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