Central States VHF Society
2017 Conference
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
Albuquerque, New Mexico
July 27 through 30, 2017
Conference Venue
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Located 200 yards away from the Albuquerque International Airport, just off Interstate 25
12,000 square feet of meeting space - Hotel Reservation Information Coming Soon!!!
Conference At a Glance

Date: July 27-30, 2017

  • Thursday evening Family Activity
  • Luncheon, Dinner Banquets, evening Hospitality Suites
  • Technical and non-technical VHF+ presentations
  • Technical VHF+ posterboard presentations
  • Rover row and Dish bowl
  • VHF-101 and VHF-102 presentation series for aspiring and beginning VHF+ ops
  • Noise Figure measurement
  • VHF+ equipment swapfest
  • Antenna range/shootout
  • Family oriented activities
  • Prizes
  • CSVHFS Board Meeting
  • CSVHFS Business Meeting
  • VHF+ related Vendors
  • Grid square: DM65
  • Population, Albuquerque: 556,000
  • Population, Albuquerque Metro Area: 907,000
  • Altitude: 5,312 feet
  • Average days of sunshine each year: 310
  • Average July climate: 92 degrees (high), 64 degrees (low), 42% humidity
  • Albuquerque International Sunport serviced daily by most major US air carriers

Attractions in and around Albuquerque
  • Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway
  • Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
  • Historic Old Town
  • Premier shopping at ABQ Uptown and Coronado Mall
  • Rio Grande Zoological Park
  • Albuquerque Biological Park & Aquarium
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Santa Fe and Historic Santa Fe Plaza (1 hour drive north of Albuquerque)
  • Acoma Pueblo / Sky City (1 hour west of Albuquerque)
  • NRAO Very Large Array (2 hour drive south of Albuquerque)
  • Cumbres & Toltec Narrow Gauge Railroad (2.5 hour drive north of Albuquerque)



registration (at) csvhfs.org

Here are pictures from the banquet.


Dick Coates, ZS6BUN gave an entertaining banquet talk about VHF operation "From the Dark Continent".


The Mel Wilson Award was presented to Lance Collister, W7GJ for promotion of 6M EME as well as 6m DX-peditions.

The John Chambers Award was not presented this year.

The President's Award was presented to Charlie Betz, N0AKC for hours of work and excellent production of the special "CSVHFS 50th Anniversary Book".


















Marc Thorson WB0TEM, with assistance from Doug N0NAS and Christopher KC0YGW conducted the VHF antenna range.  Kent Britain WA5VJB, with assistance from Glen, KC0IYT conducted the microwave range.


XX total antennas were tested with the results tabulated below (when ready) and also will be posted on the antenna range results section of the main CSVHFS website.



























The following tallks were presented:


Pictures will follow.  Proceedings are available.
























Noise Figure Testing was conducted by Doug Carlson, AD0CX and Gary Danelius WB0LJC.

Equipment was:


XX Devices were tested with the results posted below (when ready) and in the Noise Figure section of the main CSVHFS website.























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