and clean signals

the publication of

The 50 MHz and UP Group of Northern California, Inc.

Volume 4 Number 3                  March, 1999

(Edited by Rex Allers, KK6MK)

Visit our web site at: http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/50UP.html

Next Meeting: Sunday, March 14, 1:00PM - at Lockheed Bldg. 202.

PROGRAM:  RF Exposure Compliance by Jim Moss, N9JIM.

The FCC now requires hams to evaluate their stations for compliance with RF exposure regulations. If you come to the meeting with a knowledge of your station - power, coax type and length, antenna type/gain, height of antenna, distance to neighbor's house from antenna, and modes operated - you should be able to go home having met the requirement for evaluation.

DIRECTIONS: The meeting place will be the Lockheed Auditorium in bldg. 202 on Hanover St. in Palo Alto, California. Access Hanover from Page Mill Road (between 280 and El Camino). Follow Hanover as it curves right and up the hill. Watch for the Lockheed sign indicating Bldg. 202 on the left side, about 2/3 of the way up the hill.

Officers for 1999

President Rex Allers KK6MK 408-377-6848 rexa@dnai.com
Vice President Jim Moss N9JIM 408-746-2789 Jim.Moss@nsc.com
Treasurer Will Jensby W0EOM 408-296-6071 w0eom@aol.com
Secretary Bill Ogilvie KQ6FY 650-968-3707 wogilvie@best.com
Board Member Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL 408-371-0256 jpawlan@pawlan.com
Board Member Art Lange
408-245-7453 art_lange@trimble.com
Board Member Sam Wood K6MSR 650-941-8000 sam@msr.com



New members welcomed

We are always looking for more people to join and share with our group. Dues are $15.00 per year, or the special rate of $25 for two years.

Please encourage anyone who might have an interest to join our group.

Contests and Events

Foothill Swap Meet - Second Saturday of each month (March – September) at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Parking fee required.

Livermore Swap Meet - First Sunday of each month at Las Positas College in Livermore, CA, 7:00 AM to noon, all year. Talk in 147.045 from west, 145.35 from the east. Contact Noel Anklam, KC6QZK, (510) 447- 3857 eves.



VHF+ WeakSignal NETS

Sunday  8PM  144.240  Southern California WSWSS 
Sunday  8PM  144.250  WSWSS in NCAL
Sunday  8:30PM  432.100  Central California WSWSS 
Tuesday  8PM  144.250  Northern California SWOT, Oakland 
Tuesday  8PM  144.200  Arizona WSWSS 
Wednesday  8PM  144.240  Southern California WSWSS SWAP 
Thursday  8PM  144.250  Northern California SWOT/WSWSS 
Thursday  8PM  432.120  SCAL General, Oceanside, DM13 


50 MHz & Up Group Minutes

50 MHz & Up Meeting of Feb. 16, 1999

The 50 MHz & Up Group held its February meeting at the Lockheed-Martin auditorium on the evening of February 16, 1999. Executives and directors present were: Jim Moss, N9JIM, Vice President; Will Jensby, W0EOM, Treasurer; Bill Ogilvie, KQ6FY, Secretary; and Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL, Bob Johnson KF6KVG, Sam Wood K6MSR, directors. There were 20 members and visitors in attendance.

The meeting began with several announcements from the membership: Jeffrey Pawlan, WA6KBL has solicited the donation of 2 30' dishes, several small dishes, and some 6 GHz equipment. Jeffrey also reported on the progress with his EME station.

Nominations were held for officers and directors during January's meeting. One additional nomination was made during February's meeting: Art Lange W6RXQ as a director. Elections were held and the following slate was elected:

Rex Allers KK6MK
Vice President Jim Moss N9JIM
Treasurer Wil Jensby W0EOM
Secretary Bill Ogilvie KQ6FY
Board Members Art Lange W6RXQ

Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL

Sam Wood K6MSR


John Sanford, of Smartwaves International gave an interesting talk on millimeter wave antennas.

de KQ6FY, Bill Ogilvie

Annual Membership renewals

I have arranged our membership database, so that we now print your membership expiration date at the top of the address on your newsletter. Please look at the information on this newsletter. Contact me if you feel the expiration date is not correct.

If your membership has recently expired or if it will expire in the next few months, you should have received this newsletter in an envelope. Included is a reply envelope addressed to our treasurer, Will Jensby. This can be used to renew your membership. Be sure to include your name so that we can properly record your payment.

Dues: $15 for one year, or $25 for two years. You can also renew at the meetings.

-- Rex, KK6MK

On the Internet…

Do you have a Web Page relevant to our members? Let us know and we will put it here. (You must be a member.)

50 MHz and Up Group page: http://www.nitehawk.com/rasmit/50UP.html The official group web page. Hosted by Rein Smit, W6/PA0ZN as part of his Weaksignal News Kiosk. The 50Up page includes an archive of newsletters.

ARRL Pacific Division Web page:  http://www.pdarrl.org/

Rex's Place - KK6MK: http://www.dnai.com/~rexa/ Microwave stuff, 50 MHz Up Group pictures and information.

Laser Communications Home Page! http://www.qsl.net/wb9ajz/laser/laser.htm Lots of bright stuff.