2018 Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference
October 12 - 13, 2018
2018 Group Photo of PNWVHFS. There were 57 attendees.
See the 2018 Photo Gallery.
Best Western Ocean View Resort, 414 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 See Google map .
2018 Presentations and Papers
- RF Power Dividers by Jim Christianson, K7ND
- SSPA High Power Update by Jim Klitzing, W6PQL
- Coast-to-Coast Grid Expedition by Barry Hansen, K7BWH (6.7 MB)
- Microwave Transverter Build Report by Ray Cannon, W7GLF
- FT8 Frequencies Discussion on VHF in the PNW moderated by Jim Christianson, K7ND
- Multiband VHF/UHF and Microwave Transverters by Steve Kostro, N2CEI, Down East Microwave Inc. (2.2 MB)
Registration and check-in
Look closely - Hal is using his remote station.
Microwave Show and Tell — Hospitality Suite
Friday Dinner — Pizza Harbor
Opening Remarks and Introductions
SSPA High Power Update — Jim W6PQL
Coast-to-Coast Grid Expedition — Barry K7BWH
Microwave Transverter Build Report — Ray W7GLF
Catered Lunch — Best Western
President Gary WA7BBJ
Treasurer's Report — Treasurer Jim K7ND
Proposal to Co-host 2020 Conference with CSVHF — Jim K7ND
FT8 Frequencies on VHF in the PNW — Jim K7ND
Parallel Awards — Contest Chair Chuck N6KW
Excellence Award for Chuck N6KW
2018 VHFer of the Year Award for Ray W7GLF
Group Photo — Lewis & Clark Conference Room
Dinner — Shilo Inn
Chuck Miller N6KW — Lifetime Achievement Award
For his many years of support in accumulating and processing contest logs, reporting contest results, and presenting the Society’s awards at the annual conference. This has been rewarding for everyone and, in turn, grants local recognition for all the great on-the-air activity in the Pacific Northwest.
Ray Cannon W7GLF — 2018 VHFer of the Year
For kickstarting regional microwave activity by starting a new microwave email reflector, organizing projects and purchases and build activity, providing technical advice and programming, and helping hams get on 10 GHz and other microwave bands.
Grand Prize Winners
Thanks to donated prizes by Icom, Yaesu, Directive Systems and the ARRL, we had great prizes at the 24th Annual PNW VHF Conference in Seaside, Oregon. The grand prize winners were:
Icom IC-7100 went to Greg Lahaie K7YDL of Hillsboro, OR
Yaesu FTM-400DR went to Jerry Johnson K0JJ of Scappoose, OR.