50 MHz and Up Group meeting minutes 2/6/2024

The meeting was held in person and on the Internet via Zoom.

Jim Moss (N9JIM) called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.


The next meeting will be March 5, in person and on the Internet via Zoom. Watch the Email reflector for login information.

The 50 MHz and Up Group 2023 dues for all members are due. $10 for a year, $15 for two years.

Send dues payments to.

Oliver Barrett

1111 Pecos Way

Sunnyvale CA 94089

Also send an email to jpawlan@yahoo.com with your contact information. A form which can automatically be sent is available at http://www.50mhzandup.org/membership.html, or send an email indicating that your contact information remains unchanged.

The Mt Allison 10 GHz translator net is held on the third Sunday of the month (February 18th), at 4 PM for the winter.

Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club Swap Meet is coming up March 16 at the Historic Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis, CA. For more information see www.w6ek.org/activities/hamfest.

The ASVARO Electronics Flea Market will resume March 10, at West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave. Saratoga. Check https://www.electronicsfleamarket.com/ for more information.

Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club (VOMARC) Swap Meet is coming up April 27 at the First Congregational Church of Sonoma, 252 W Spain St, Sonoma. For more information see www.vomarc.org/events/hamfest.html

The upcoming Contest Calendar

  DUBUS/REF EME 2m/70cm CW/SSB Contest,

432 MHz         February 18

3.4 GHz          March 17

2.4 GHz          April 14

1296 MHz       May 11-12

24 GHz           June 8

10 GHz           June 9

5.7 GHz          July 28

Central States VHF Society Spring Sprints

            144 MHz Monday April 1, 0700 - 1100 PM

222 MHz Tuesday April 16, 0700 – 1100 PM

432 MHz Wednesday April 24, 0700 – 1100 PM

Microwave Saturday May 4, 0800 AM – 0200 PM

50 MHz Saturday May 11 2300Z through May 15, 0300Z

For more information see www.csvhfs.org/index.php/awards-and-programs/spring-sprints

SBMS 2 GHz and Up Contest, May 4-5?, 6 AM Saturday to midnight Sunday.

There are both club and individual categories for this contest.

For more information see n6nb.com/sbmsrules.htm

ARRL June VHF Contest, June 8-102, 11 AM Saturday to 8 PM Sunday.

            For more information see www.arrl.org/june-vhf

ARRL Field Day, June 22-23, 11 AM Saturday to 2 PM Sunday.

            For more information see www.arrl.org/field-day

ARRL 222 MHz and Up Contest, August 3-4, 11 AM Saturday to 11 AM Sunday.

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, August 17-18, 6 AM Saturday to midnight Sunday.

            For more information see www.arrl.org/10-ghz-up

ARRL September VHF Contest, September 14-16, 11 AM Saturday to 8 PM Sunday

ARRL 10 GHz and Up Contest, September 21-22, 6 AM Saturday to midnight Sunday.

Old Business:

Treasurers Report supplied

Group Projects Wiki, Brian Kline had nothing new to report on the group projects wiki.

Group Parts and Components, Jim Moss had nothing new to report on the Group Parts and Components list.

Election of officers for 2024.

The current nominees for officers from the January 2nd meeting are

President:                    Paul Zander (AA6PZ)

Vice President:            Jim Moss (N9JIM)

Secretary:                    Brian Kline (WA6QDP)

Treasurer:                    Oliver Barrett (KB6BA)

The following were nominated for the board of directors.

Mike Lavelle (K6ML)

Gary Lauterbach (K6MG)

Brian Yee (W6BY)

Mike Lavelle moved that we reopen nominations for officers, Paul Zanders seconded the motion, the motion passed.

Jim Moss called for more nominations for officers and directors.

There were no new nominations for officers or board members.

Paul Zanders moved that we close nominations for officers, Mike Lavelle seconded the motion, the motion passed.

Since there was only one nominee for each office a vote was held for the slate of officers and directors. The slate received 11 for and none opposed.

The officers for 2024 are

Paul Zander (AA6PZ) president.

Jim Moss (N9JIM) vice president.

Brian Kline (WA6QDP) secretary.

Oliver Barrett (KB6BA) treasurer.


Mike Lavelle (K6ML)

Gary Lauterbach (K6MG)

Brian Yee (W6BY)

Jim Moss will update the web page access to reflect the new officers.

There was no other old business.

New Business:

Oliver Barrett (KB6BA) proposed a microwave activity day for Saturday, February 17th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.

Monitor the email reflector for updates.

Joel (KD6W) reported that Arizona has a microwave activity day scheduled for the first Saturday of each month for 10, 24, 47 GHz.

There was no other new business.

That concluded the formal part of the meeting at 7:38 PM.

The formal portion of the meeting was followed by a presentation by Gary Lauterbach (K6MG) titled “Intuitive Tour of Parabolic Antennas”. The presentation was followed by a roundtable on current VHF and up activities.

Brian Kline, WA6QDP

Directory of past minutes

self generated list based on content of the directory. (I think alpha numeric sort)

stored in: file uploads: Documents/Minutes Archive

  • 50UpMinutes-231003.pdf
  • 50UpMinutes-231107.pdf
  • 50UpMinutes-240102.pdf
  • 50UpMinutes-240206.pdf
  • November Meeting Notes.pptx
  • September 2022 Minutes-Agenda.pptx