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The 50 MHz and Up Group is an educational and public service amateur radio organization centered in the San Francisco Bay area. The group is interested in developing and utilizing communications on frequencies from 50MHz up through light-waves. The group is open to any related topics that might be of interest to members, such as: technology, design, construction, operation, public service, contesting and antennas.
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For questions about this group or about programs and activities, please contact the 2022 President, Jim Moss (N9JIM):  n9jim at pacbell.net

The next regular meeting will be February 7th at 5pm. There will be a flea market at the meeting! Some good microwave stuff from John's garage! Feel free to bring something.

This will be a hybrid meeting in person and you can view or participate via zoom.
Sports Basement
1177 Kern Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
Off Lawrence Expressway.

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Meeting ID: 869 7272 5373
Passcode: 10368
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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events (Jim)
Mt Allison 10GHz translator net 3rd Sunday of the month at 4PM.
4/14-15/2023 MicrowaveUpdate2023 plus Northeast VHF/UHF Conference
location: Hilton Garden Inn @ Bradley Airport, Windsor, CT; the microwaveupdate.org site in process of being updated.
Electronics Flea Market in the Santa Clara area will hopefully resume in March. location TBD; click here www.electronicsfleamarket.com


OLD BUSINESS
Treasurer Report
Web and Email Hosting and Tools (Jim and Committee)
NEW BUSINESS: the 2023 election had to be postponed from January because there were insufficient members attending the January meeting and also every nominated person must be present in order to be on the ballot. Please come to this meeting so we can have the election.




Dues are required for 2023 if you are in the SF Bay area. If you are not within driving distance then you can be a Friend of the 50MHz and Up Group instead of a Member. Then you do not need to pay dues. You will receive emails but you cannot vote.

The officers, board members and members at the meeting decided to resume dues.

If you have changed your address, email, phone, other info, please send a simple email to jpawlan@yahoo.com
If nothing has changed at all, then once a year please send an email saying nothing has changed. Make sure you state whether your email address has been changed or not.
To send a memberform with your updated information or to join, please go to the Membership tab of this website.
If you have not paid your dues for 2022 please either pay in person at a meeting or mail a check to the Treasurer.
Dues are $10 for a year, $15 for two years. Mail this to the Treasurer:
Oliver Barrett
1111 Pecos Way
Sunnyvale CA 94089

Make your check payable to 50MHz and Up Group of N. Calif Inc

The 2022 Officers and Board Members



Beacons in Northern and Central Calif

The SBMS and the San Diego Microwave Group are the best resources for Southern Calif.

Here is our document about the upgrade and operation of the Mt Allison Beacon
Please click here to view or download

Microwave Beacons in operation The following beacons are known to be operating as of 01-29-2023:
NameGridCoordsFreqCallPowerAntComments
Stanford University CM87WJ 37.403, -122.165 122.400G K6ML +2 dBM ERP 70 degree horn aimed E CW ID, locked
Mt Allison CM97bl 37.500, -121.872 80.832G, 40KHz low AD6IW unknown aimed Alviso CW ID, locked
Mt Vaca CM88wj 38.415, -122.116 10368.325M W6ASL +30dBm 10dBi omni CW ID
Mt Allison CM97bl 37.500, -121.872 working
10369.001M
24192.010M
47088.000M
K6MG


N6NU/B
KF6KVG
not measured

+13dBm
+7dBm
10dBi omni
"
"
12dBi omni
+20 dBi horn 27 deg beamwidth, aimed SW
CW ID, locked, S-meter output
Linear translator: Output is 1KHz-40kHz above beacon
Input 600 kHz below desired output
CW ID locked
CW ID locked
Mt Leeson CM97ae 37.167, -121.924 10367.990
24191.975
47087.99
79919.92
KF6KVG +20dBm
+20dBm
+5dBm
-5dBm
2.5" horn
1.5" horn
1.25" horn
0.6" horn
FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, unlocked, aimed NW
no ID, locked, aimed NW
Bear Mtn being rebuilt DM06ir 37.747, -119.281 24191.990 W6BY/B +27dBm 20 slot omni locked, IDs as DM07IC, will fix
Mt Frazier DM04ms 34.775, -118.969 10368.310 N6CA/B +31dBm 14dBi omni CW ID, locked