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. Learn more . . .
For questions about this group or about programs and activities, please contact the 2017 President, Paul Zander AA6PZ: AA6PZ (at) arrl [dot] net
2017 dues and member information must be updated
If you do not have any changes at all in your contact information, then simply send an email with a sentance to Jeffrey Pawlan satating that nothing has changed. Please use firstname.lastname@example.org
To send a memberform with your updated information or to join, please go to the Membership tab of this website.
Dues are $10 for a year, $15 for two years. This can be brought to a meeting or sent to the new Treasurer:
1111 Pecos Way
Sunnyvale CA 94089
Make your check payable to 50MHz and Up Group of N. Calif Inc
Our next meeting of the 50MHz and Up Group of N. Calif will be a regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at 7pm. Note this change of date just for February. Our meeting will be at the usual TI conference building, room 2. You get there from Kifer Rd as shown on our meetings page (click on meetings in the selection bar)
Our program will be:
- Introductions and new business
- a technical talk by Larry Zimmerman
- Roundtable and Show and Tell; What have you been up to lately?
Minutes from the Jan. 2017 meeting by Brian KlineMike Lavelle called the meeting to order at 7:05pm.
Announcements and Upcoming EventsThe January VHF contest is coming up the weekend January 21-22. It was suggested this might be a good opportunity to get out the microwave rigs and make a few contacts.
The Bay-Net Amateur Radio Club meeting BAyCON is January 28, at Plug and Play, 440 N. Wolfe Rd., Sunnyvale, CA. Information can be found at www.baycon.us. If you would like to attend you can sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/baycon-2017-bay-net-annual-radio-conference-tickets-27266133740
Microwave Update 2017, will be in Santa Clara, October 26-29, at the Santa Clara Biltmore.
2017 Officers and Board Members50 MHz and Up Group officers and Board members elections were held at the January meeting.
Paul Zander (AA6PZ) was nominated for president
Art Lange (W6RXQ) was nominated for vice president
Brian Kline (WA6QDP) was nominated for secretary
Oliver Barrett (KB6BA) was nominated for treasurer
Gary Lauterbach (AD6FP) was nominated as a board member
Jerome Peters (AF6UX) was nominated as a board member
Mike Lavelle (K6ML) was nominated as a board member
All of the above were elected without opposition
This ended our formal business
The formal meeting was adjourned and followed by two talks, one by Mike Lavelle K6ML and one by Art Lange (W6RXQ)
There was a roundtable discussion afterwards.
The meeting ended at 9:00 PM.
Microwave Beacons in operation UPDATED The following beacons are known to be operating as of 04-16-2016:
|Mt Vaca||CM88wj||38.415, -122.116||10368.325||W6ASL||+30dBm||10dBi omni||CW ID|
|Mt Allison||CM97bl||37.500, -121.872||10369.192
+30dBm total out
|CW ID, drifts ~10 kHz
Linear translator: Output is 11-55 kHz above beacon
Input 600 kHz below desired output
FM ID, aimed to Los Gatos
|Mt Leeson||CM97ae||37.167, -121.924||10367.990
|FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, unlocked, aimed NW
no ID, locked, aimed NW
|Bear Mtn.||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|
|Heaps Peak||DM14kf||34.235, -117.141||10368.370||?||+?? dBm||??dBi omni||CW ID|
|Palos Verdes||DM03ts||33.747, -118.336||10368.300||N6CA/B||+32dBm||14dBi omni||CW ID, locked|
|Santiago||DM13fr||33.712, -117.534||10368.330||KE6JUV||+27dBm||10dBi omni||CW ID, locked|
|San Miguel||DM12mq||32.697, -116.935||5760.000
CW ID, locked
CW ID, locked, aimed to LA