Site Overview

This is the new and improved layout of the DVMS, K8GP web site (1999 July), and home of the Grid Pirates Contest Group. This site contains information about the Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society and the Grid Pirates Contest Group, as well as links you may find useful if you operate the V/U/SHF bands. Our team is based in the Md/Va/DC area, with some members coming from as far away as New Hampshire, North and South Carolina, and operates the June and September ARRL VHF contests from Spruce Knob in West Virginia, maidenhead grid square FM08fq.  The location is the highest spot in WV. And stands at an elevation of 4863 feet.

This web site contains a history of how the group evolved, bios of the team members, pictures, memories and scores of VHF contests we have operated.  Our latest equipment status is also listed.  We hope to have close-up pictures of each station soon.  There are a few pictures of the Red Bus in its early internal construction phase.  This bus currently holds our 6- & 2-meter stations.  All picture pages display thumbnail images for quicker viewing.  To see a full resolution image, click on the thumbnail of your choice.

You will also find scenic shots taken from the top of the mountain.  The view on a clear day is spectacular.  Sunrises and sunsets can be quite beautiful.  See the Scenery link under Topics to view some of views captured by our members.  Note, some are panoramic and will require you to use the horizontal scroll bar at the bottom of your viewer for complete viewing.

Please use the Topics section to the left to surf our site and if you would, please visit the QRZed link and let us know you stopped in, this form will automatically email us your comments.  If you would like to make a schedule to work us in an upcoming contest, you may also set that up on the QRZed page.

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Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society 

K8GP is the Club call sign licensed to the 
Delmarva VHF and Microwave Society 
Web site content Copyright 2000 

Site maintained by Chuck W4XP and Andy K1RA