History of MVUS

Here's an article that was found deep in the archives of someone's home the other day and I would like to pass it along to everyone else. This is the way it was presented in its entirety on the last page of the

The National 220 MHz Newsletter, Volume 10, #6 dated December, 1987


A new, apparently regional weak signal group has formed in Southwestern Ohio. Called the Midwest VHF/UHF Society, the group seeks to increase support for weak-signal work throughout the eighth, ninth, and northern fourth call districts. Some of the participants include W8JJR, Terry WD8ISK, Axel N8AXA, Mike WB8IFP, Joe WA8OGS, Gerd WB8IFM, and Steve KA8IFC, most all from the Dayton/Cincinnati area.

Just some of the activities being looked into by the group include the DXpeditions to rare grid squares,an award for "Worked All Ohio Counties" Award, a six meter net, a ten meter net, a TVI committee, an OSCAR committee, promotion of existing VHF/UHF contests, and various activities for the Dayton Hamvention, including a re-birth of the antenna measuring and noise figure competitions, neither of which have taken place in a couple of years.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this organization, you may find out more by writing to The Midwest VHF/UHF Society, c/o Terry Netzley, W8NJR, 1821 E.Troy-Urbana Road, Troy, Ohio 45373.


Please Note: If you are really interested in becoming a member, do not contact Terry as listed above, this is an old article and is no longer taking care of membership. Please see below for current information.

Steve, KB8UHY


The Midwest VHF/UHF Society brings together hams with strong interest in building and experimenting at the higher frequencies including microwaves & light. The society provides exchange of ideas with monthly meetings and a technically oriented newsletter (called Anomalous Propagation). Noise figure and antenna measurements are performed at the Hamvention or on demand. Building projects are undertaken and surplus or special parts are procured. The society has presently 100 members, most from the tristate area (OH,KY,IN) but also from other parts of the US and the world. Why don't you join us, membership is $ 8.- per year (foreign $ 15.-).

Mail your check with name/call, address & telephone number to:

Gerd Schrick, WB8IFM, 4741 Harlou Dr. Dayton OH 45432.

Officers for 98/99:
President Tom Holmes, N8ZM (937) 667-5990 e-mail .... Tom_Holmes@HP.com
Secretary Bob French, N8EHA (937) 847-8082 " Robert.French@nextel.com
Treasurer Gerd Schrick, WB8IFM (937) 253-3993 " WB8IFM@AMSAT.Org

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