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13th Annual
2006 Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference

September 29 - October 1, 2006
Hampton Inn in Bellingham, Washington

2006 Conference Group Photo
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See complete 2006 Conference Photo Gallery here.

2006 Presentations

  • Weak-signal VHF+ and the ARRL — Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF, ARRL Northwestern Division Director
  • Understanding Sporadic E (PPT)  — Jim Garver, K7YO (presenting a paper originally authored by Ken Neubeck, WB2AMU)
    Understanding Sporadic E (DOC)  original word document available here.
  • Roving Tips and Tricks — Mike Lewis, K7MDL
  • Signal, Spectrum, and Network RF Test Equipment (PPT)  — Ward Silver, N0AX
  • Tower Safety — Steve Morris, K7LXC (professional tower installer and owner of Champion Radio Products)
  • VUAC Forum — Jim Aguirre, W7DHC and Len Gwinn, WA6KLK (ARRL Northwestern Division and Pacific Division VUAC representatives)
  • IF DSP Performance Demonstration — Scott N7SS, Some explanation and a video showing the power of IF DSP by Scott N7SS

White Papers

Awards & Prizes

Jim Aguirre W7DHC — 2006 VHFer of the Year

Jim Aguirre - 2006 VHFer of the Year

For co-founding the society, writing the society newsletter, playing a major role in organizing the annual conference, representing the Pacific Northwest on the ARRL VUAC committee and tirelessly helping to manage the organization.

KG6HXI Wins Grand Prize — Icom IC-910h

KG6HXI Wins Icom IC-910h

Rover Photos

Videos

Icom Radio News, Volume 1 (WMV) 
Trevor W7TDC checks out Amateur Radio Field Day, its history and its role in modern Amateur Communications. Glenn Johnson W0GJ is the first 7800 in the US and Dayton Hamvention. Outakes from the Icom Perspective!
Icom Radio News, Volume 2 (WMV) 
Sara K3OOO visits ARRL HQ and discovers Amateur Radio Contesting.  (15:46)
Icom Radio News, Volume 3 (WMV) 
Dayton Hamvention again! So, this will be the same ole Dayton things right? Nah, a cool new look into the world of amateur radio for both young and old. Trevor, W7TDC and Sara, K3OOO are under new direction from Molly, KE7DEP, and open a whole new world of Amateur Radio operator from around the world. (15:20)
D-STAR introduction (WMV) 
Meet Jim McClellan, N5MIJ and Bill Moore, N5ZPR from Dallas, TX. These guys are having a lot of fun with D-STAR. Come see what they are doing!  (4:26)
Advanced Technology in Amateur Radio (WMV) 
Larry E. Dodd, K4LED, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, has produced a video of the lecture "Advanced Technology in Amateur Radio" given by Doug Smith, KF6DX, at the Georgia Institute of Technology on March 10, 2003. The approximately 110-minute video includes discussions of state-of-the-art developments by amateurs in software radio, digital voice and multimedia techniques. Samples of actual Amateur Radio and international-broadcast digital audio reception are demonstrated. Doug Smith, KF6DX is the author of the ARRL book "Digital Signal Processing Technology". More information is available on www.doug-smith.net (off-site)
AMSAT Newsreel Volume 2 (WMV) 
Overview from the Dayton 2005 Hamvention.  (7:00)
AMSAT SuitSat Overview (WMV) 
Mark Steiner K3MS, NASA ARISS, Deputy Project Director  (5:00)
AMSAT Launch of SuitSat (WMV) 
Footage from the actual SuitSat launch  (3:40)
CQ 160m SSB Contest Feb 2006 (WMV) 
Not exactly VHF (it's 160m maritime mobile) but an entertaining contest video with our Seattle boys of the N7OS Contest Crew: Mike N6MZ, Julia KD7PJC, Art N7CC, Scott N7SS, Mark N7WSU  (10:28)

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