Guidance for Proceedings Authors


Any topic of interest to the weak-signal VHF community; including, but not limited to:

* Antennas including Modeling, Design and construction, Arrays, and Motion Control

* Construction of equipment, such as Transmitters, Receivers, and Transverters

* RF amplifiers (power amps) including Single-band and Multi-band; Vacuum Tube and solid-state

* Pre-amplifiers (low noise)

* Propagation, including Ducting, Sporadic E, and Meteor Scatter, etc.

* Test Equipment including Homebrew, Using, and making measurements

* Regulatory topics

* Operating including Contesting, Roving, and DXpeditions


* Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

* Software-defined Radio (SDR)

* Digitial Modes such as WSJT, JT65, etc.

Non-weak signal topics, such as FM, Repeaters, packet radio, etc., are generally not considered weak-signal topics and are not accepted. However, there are always exceptions. One example might be the use of FM along with Auroral propagation. Please contact the Proceedings Chairman (See Contact, below) if you have any questions about the suitability of a topic. Strong editorial preference will be given to those papers that are written and formatted specifically for publication rather than those that are visual presentation aids.


Papers and any supporting material must be submitted to the Proceedings Chairman (See Contact, below) by Sunday, 12 JUNE 2016.


Submissions in electronic format are preferred; via e-mail, a cloud service (email a URL), or on media such as CD and mailed to the Proceedings Chairman. Suitable electronic formats include Microsoft WORD (Do not set ‘Read Only’, or password-protect the file). Other file formats will be considered. Contact the Proceedings Chairman before submitting formats other than those listed. Submissions using any form of previously published or copyrighted material MUST include the copyright statement and permission to reproduce. Authors retain copyright to the work, and by submission, consent to publication in the printed Proceedings, and possible publication of the Proceedings in CD/DVD format as a result of the Conference. Please remember to check spelling and then proof-read your submissions.


Proceedings Chairman, CSVHFS 2016 Conference, Glen Overby, KC0IYT E-mail: kc0iyt (at) (Note: replace ‘(at)’ with the ‘@’ sign to use the e-mail address)


Pages are 8-1/2 x 11”, with 3/4” margins on left, top, and right sides. The bottom margin must be 1” (or more).

The Proceedings are printed in Black and White; no color. Graphs, charts, and drawings using colors to show separate variables, results, or conditions will not be distinguishable… they will all look alike. Please make drawings clear in Black and White as colored traces will appear in grey scale. Photographs are reproduced in B & W, not color. It is best if you do the transformation from color to B & W yourself. You can better judge if the important part of the photo has been rendered correctly. We’ll do the conversion from color to B&W if necessary, but the results may not be as good.

Typically, a Times New Roman font, 12pt, is used as the default. Sans-serif fonts such as Helvetica or Arial are also used. Type font and size may be changed from what is submitted to enhance readability, or to better fit the available space.

Drawings and illustrations should be made with heavy lines, and clearly drawn. Schematics, etc., should be formatted to fill a major portion of a page, and be divided so that they are not overly complex. A schematic on two pages and readable is better than one on a single page and unreadable. If possible, please submit as separate items (separate files, separate pages, etc.) Label all drawings and illustrations clearly, and indicate clearly where in the text material they are to be located.

You may place all drawings and illustrations in sequence at the back of the paper. Sometimes this makes for an easier “read,” sometimes it doesn’t.

The layout should be either a one or two-column format. One column is the usual format for CSVHFS proceedings.

Page numbers should not be included. They will be added when the files are prepared for the printer.

Do not include headers and footers as it's likely that they'll be removed.

We print what we receive, and prefer to do a minimum of copy editing. We do try to make all papers somewhat uniform, but do not redo each paper.