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Conference Room Rates Extended
April 10, 2014

The discounted room rate for the Conference has been extended to April 14th. Book your rooms through this date for a rate of $89 per night.

Hotel & Room Information




Registration Form Posted, Paper Deadline Approaches
February 20, 2014

The Conference Registration form is now posted on the conference webpage, or access it through the link below. Early registrations received by Brian, NX9O prior to the April 3rd deadline, will qualify you for the early registration prize. April 3rd is also the deadline for hotel room reservations at the $89 conference rate. Please make your reservations soon.

Registration Form




Agilent PNA Network Analyzer at the Conference,
Noise Source Calibrations to be Offered

February 20, 2014 / By Charles, K4CSO, SVHFS President

We have tentative confirmation from Agilent that we will have a PNA Network Analyzer at the conference. Those of you who were at Morehead KY for Microwave Update will have seen this instrument used for Noise Figure measuring and filter tweaking or cable tests. So bring your items in need of measuring or tuning.

We will also be offering a new service, Noise Source ENR measurement at the conference. I know there are many vintage noise sources out there in member hands that havenít seen the inside of a calibration lab in decades. And there are homebrew units that need that first reference measurement. This is your chance to get some frequencies spot checked and the ENR table updated to include your favorite frequencies. The Agilent PNA should allow us to also measure input match on the noise sources. Many high mileage noise sources can prove problematic because of damage to their input attenuators. This is a good opportunity to troubleshoot that sort of intermittent issue.




Best Technical Paper & Best Presentation Awards
February 12, 2014

For the 2014 SVHFS Conference, the Society will be continuing to offer the "Best Presentation Award" and the "Best Technical Paper Award" published in the 2014 SVHFS Proceedings. To access the announcement, visit the conference page or click here.




2014 Central States Spring Sprints
January 30, 2014

   The dates for the Central States VHF Society Spring Sprints have been announced. For rules and additional information, visit www.3830scores.com/index.php or sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints.
  • 144 MHz - April 7 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 222 MHz - April 15 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 432 MHz - April 23 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 902 MHz + - May 3 - 6 am to 1 pm local
  • 50 MHz - May 10, 2300 UTC to May 11, 0300 UTC



Conference Lodging Reservations Now Available
February 3, 2014

Room reservations for the 2014 SVHFS Conference are now available. To book your rooms, visit the Conference Page. and follow the link to the SVHFS Reservation site.




2014 Central States Spring Sprints
January 30, 2014

   The dates for the Central States VHF Society Spring Sprints have been announced. For rules and additional information, visit www.3830scores.com/index.php or sites.google.com/site/springvhfupsprints.
  • 144 MHz - April 7 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 222 MHz - April 15 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 432 MHz - April 23 - 7 pm to 11 pm local
  • 902 MHz + - May 3 - 6 am to 1 pm local
  • 50 MHz - May 10, 2300 UTC to May 11, 0300 UTC



Call for Papers
January 13, 2014

Papers are being solicited for presentation during the conference. The deadlines for submissions is March 1, 2014. For more information about submitting a paper, please see the Call for Papers here.




2014 SVHFS Conference Venue Announced
January 12, 2014

   The conference committee is pleased to announce that the 2014 SVHFS Conference will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Northeast, located in Norcross, Georgia. The committee is still finalizing arrangements and a link to a reservation site will be provided to faciliate reservations with the appropriate conference code. Location information can be found on the Conference Page here.



SVHFS List Server
August 3, 2013

   The provider of our member and officer's list servers recently lost the email address lists these distributions were built from. They had aleady overwritten the backups so there was no recovery possible. We took this as an opportunity to decide to rebuild the list manually or to move to Yahoo Groups as several had suggested.

   The advantages made the choice easy. We now have several user databases which memebers can fill in as to which bands they are active or have equipment for. The pictures from the 2013 Cocoa Beach, Florida conference are now posted there in an album as well. They claim we can have up to 100 GB of space, though a single album needs to be less than 100 MB. The Sprint Rules are posted there as well.

   Take a look at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SVHFS, or register by sending an email to SVHFS-subscribe@yahoogroups.com. Go into the database section and post your station capabilities and plans. The joining and posting is moderated until after the first post is approved.



2013 Fall Sprints Schedule Announcement
July 5, 2013

   Bruce Randall, NT4RT, the Fall Sprints Chairman, has announced the rules and the dates for the 2013 SVHFS Fall Sprints. Visit the Sprints Page for more information.
  • 50 MHz - 10 August 2013
  • 144 MHz - 23 September 2013
  • 222 MHz - 1 October 2013
  • 432 MHz - 9 October 2013
  • 902+ MHz - 12 October 2013



2015 SVHFS Conference Date Announced
April 26, 2013

   The Board of Directors has announced that the 2015 SVHF Conference will be held in Morehead, KY on April 24 and 25, 2015. This would be the second conference held in Moorehead in recent years.

This sets the dates for the next two years for conferences:

  • April 25 & 26 in Atlanta, GA
  • April 24 & 25 in Morehead, KY



2014 SVHFS Conference Date Announced
April 19, 2013

   The Board of Directors has announced that the 2014 SVHF Conference will be held in the Atlanta Metro Area on April 25 and 26, 2014. This marks the return of the conference to Atlanta following venues around the southeast over recent years. Stay tuned to this website for more information.





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2014 Spring Sprints - 432 MHz
Apr 23:

2014 Spring Sprints - 902 MHz +
May 3:

2014 Spring Sprints - 50 MHz
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2014 ARRL June VHF Contest
Jun 14-16:

2014 CQ WW VHF Contest
Jul 19-20:

2014 ARRL August UHF Contest
Aug 2-3:

2014 ARRL 10 GHz & Up Contest - 1
Aug 16-17:

2014 ARRL September VHF Contest
Sep 13-14:

2014 ARRL 10 GHz & Up Contest - 2
Sep 20-21:

2014 ARRL EME 2.3+ GHz Contest
Sep 27-28:

2014 ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz - 1
Oct 25-26:

2014 ARRL EME 50-1296 MHz - 2
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