PROGRAM: Report by Jim Moss on the WSWSS conference recently held; report by Jeffrey Pawlan on 10GHz EME he worked while on vacation in France; begin discussions to plan the 1998 WSWSS and West Coast VHF, UHF, and Microwave Conference that we will be hosting.
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.
|Vice President||Bill Rausch||AA6PAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Board Member||Art Lange||W6RXQemail@example.com|
|Board Member||Jim Moss||N9JIMfirstname.lastname@example.org|
23-26 Oct 97 Microwave Update '97, Sandusky, Ohio http://www.wa8wzg.com/update97
3-4 Apr 98 Southeastern VHF Conference, Atlanta, GA http://www.akorn.net/~ae6e/svhfs
Livermore Swap Meet - 1st 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
|Sunday||8PM||144.240||Southern California WSWSS|
|Sunday||8PM||144.250||Central California WSWSS|
|Sunday||8:30PM||432.100||Central California WSWSS|
|Tuesday||8PM||144.250||Northern California SWOT|
|Wednesday||8PM||144.240||Southern California WSWSS SWAP|
|Thursday||8PM||144.250||Northern California SWOT SWAP|
|Thursday||8PM||432.120||SCAL General, Oceanside, DM13|
The 50 MHz & Up group held their June meeting at the Lockheed-Martin auditorium on Sept. 7, 1997. Club executives and directors present were: Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL, President; Bill Rausch AA6PA, Vice President; Will Jensby W0EOM, Treasurer; Bill Ogilvie KQ6FY, Secretary; Jim Moss WB9AJZ, director; and Art Lange W6RXQ. There were 16 members and visitors in attendance. The activity scheduled for this meeting was a demonstration of millimeter wave transverters, by club members and guests.
Will Jensby, W0EOM showed a 47 GHz transverter he built. It used a close tolerance machined aluminium parabolic reflector, with waveguide feed, mounted on a surveying tripod. Bob Johnson, KF6KVG showed a 10 GHz transverter he built. Lars Karlsson, AA6IW and Brian Yee, W6BY each demonstrated 24 GHz transverters, and made a contact across the room. Lars also showed a "spy radio" he bought at the Dayton Ham Fest this spring. It was built for the CIA to monitor frequencies from 1 - 26 GHz and is concealed in a brown Samsonite suitcase.
In the discussion about operating on millimeter
wave bands, the following calling frequencies were noted:
10 GHz band: 10.3681 GHz ( 9 X 1152 MHz )
24 GHz band: 24.1921 GHz ( ~21 X 1152 MHz )
47 GHz band: 47.040 GHz ( ~41 X 1152 MHz )
de KQ6FY, Bill
We will be hosting the combined Western States Weak Signal VHF Conference
with the return of the West Coast VHF, UHF, and Microwave Conference after
an 11 year hiatus. Please come to our next meeting on November 2 to offer
your ideas. We must decide which month to hold the conference and where
to hold it.
After three years of work, K6GZA and I placed the Mt. Vaca beacon into operation last Sunday, Sept. 14 at 1610 hrs PDST.
Call Sign: W6ASL/BCN
Grid Square: CM88WJ
Power: 1 Watt
Antenna: 10 db Slot Omni H-Poliz
Elevation: 2704 Feet AMSL
Frequency is now at -10 Hz from target. After burning in on Ron K6GZA's bench for 9 months, the drift rate was found to be +1.5 Hz per month.
Certificates will be available for signal reports forwarded to me via
Everyone was eager to find out just when and where we will host the
He will talk about his latest addition to his ATV repeater atop Black Mountain. There is now a 10GHz receiver in addition to the 70cm and 2.4GHz inputs. He will also give a live demonstration.