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||WB9AJZfirstname.lastname@example.org|
July 25/26 Central States VHF Conference, Hot
Aug 2/3 ARRL UHF Contest
Aug 16-17 ARRL 10 GHZ and UP Cumulative Contest (part 1)
Aug 22-24 Eastern VHF/UHF Conference (CT) http://uhavax.hartford.edu/~newsvhf
Aug 97 FP Dxpedition including 6 and 2 St. Pierre et Miquelon
Sep 3 WSWSS Sprint (see article below)
Sep 12-14 SW ARRL Convention - Riverside, CA Contact Jerry Verduft, AD0A, (310) 784-1295.
Oct 17-19 Pacificon - 50 MHz and UP VHF+ Sessions http://www.mdarc.org (510)932-6125;
Hotel reservations - 1-800-826-2644 for the special room rate.
3-5 Oct 97 Western States Weak Signal Society Conference http://www.qsl.net/n7stu
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 eves.
- Foothill Flea Market - 2nd Saturday of each month from March to October at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA.
|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 July 13, 1997. Club executives and directors present were: Jeffrey Pawlan WA6KBL, President; Will Jensby W0EOM, Treasurer; Bill Ogilvie KQ6FY, Secretary; Jim Moss WB9AJZ, director; and Art Lange W6RXQ. There were 20 members and visitors in attendance. The club's participation at Pacificon (Oct. 17 - 19) was discussed and the need for a volunteer for the antenna testing session was mentioned. Bill Ogilvie KQ6FY volunteered. Some of the microwave talks that will be presented by the club are: How to sessions with laser communications; Low noise amplifiers; VHF propagation.
The Aug,. 2 All Mode contest was mentioned, as well as the Aug. 16 10 GHz contest. Jeffrey Pawlan mentioned that he will be in Germany for the 10 GHz contest, and may be on 10 GHz EME.
Tom Clarkís timing system is being sold by TAPR now. An interface board, that derives a 1 PPS timing signal from GPS transmissions is available for $35. It works with Trimble GPS systems, and with a Motorola OEM GPS board, that is also available from TAPR.
Brad Wyatt, K6WR the ARRL director for the Pacific Division spoke about his efforts to promote Spread Spectrum on amateur frequencies and of TAPRís business activities in promoting there Spread Spectrum hardware. Some members expressed concern about how unrestricted Spread Spectrum operations, on all amateur frequencies above 50 MHz, will make those frequencies unusable to many, because of the increased noise floor. Brad was asked what the League was doing to combat restrictive antenna ordinances. He was also asked if he was going to try and get the ARRL more active in combating restrictive antenna ordinances. Bradís response was that he was most certainly going to do that, but stated that the ARRL is not able to take on every legal battle.
Jeffrey Pawlan, WA6KBL said that Chuck McClure, WA2MQZ, would be in town, and that he would host a pizza party for Chuck on Wednesday, July 16. Chuck has been active on UHF and Microwave, and has been getting into EME. His other interests are: receiving CW in the presence of noise, mathematical control systems, and analyzing antenna structures.
Two new Amateurs who are associated with the club were introduced , with their new callsigns: Monica Pawlan KQ6PY, and Bob Johnson KF6KVG.
Dr. Steve Adam, a longtime employee of HPís microwave division, and a Life-Fellow of the IEEE, gave an interesting talk on microwave measurements and standards. Several questions were asked about millimeter wave connectors, and the accuracy of power measurements.
de KQ6FY, Bill Ogilvie
8AM: "parking lot", Antenna Measuring Session, by 50 MHz and UP Group
1PM: "Big Room", Getting Started with Microwaves - a panel discussion and demonstration of microwave gear, oscillators, amplifiers, mixers, and antennas
2PM: "small room", Amateur Radio Laser Communications, Jim Moss, WB9AJZ
3PM: "small room", Low Noise Amplifier Design, Jeffrey Pawlan, WA6KBL
4PM: "small room", VHF Propagation, panel
Contact Art Lange to help out in anyway, including session chair, speaker,
or panel member.
Gate 3 of the Vanity Call Program to Open Aug. 6, 1997:-<http://www.fcc.gov/wtb/amradsrv.html>
Spread Spectrum NPRM Now In FCC Hands:-
WT Docket 97-12, proposes to make significant changes in the regulations governing Amateur Radio use of spread spectrum (SS) technology. The changes are targeted to encourage greater use of this mode, a mode that is expanding very rapidly in the Part 15 commercial world. The text of the Docket can be found on the FCC web site at http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Wireless/Notices/1997/fcc97010. See page 78 of May QST for more information. The text of the Comments and Reply Comments on the NPRM can be found on the TAPR WWW site -- http://www.tapr.org/ss. I urge you to read the filings and participate in the discussion even though the deadline for comments has passed.
7 to 11 P.M. local time, Wed. Sept. 3rd, 1997
The Western States Weak Signal Society presents the Second Annual WSWSS VHF and Above Sprint. The object is to QSO as many stations in as many different grids as possible on the bands 50 MHz and up during the four hour contest period. This event is a good opportunity to test your equipment in preparation for the ARRL September VHF QSO party.
Classes: Single Operator, Multi-Operator, QRP (25 watts or less) and Rover. A rover is one or two amateurs operating from more than one grid; no captive rovers or ³grid circling² allowed.
Exchange: ARRL four character grid locators. Signal reports are optional.
Scoring: Same as the ARRL June VHF QSO Party.
Results: All entries received will appear in the WSWSS Newsletter. The highest entry from each ARRL-defined Region (West Coast, Midwest, etc.) and the highest entry from each ARRL section within the West Coast Region only in each of the above classes will be highlighted in bold.
Send logs, summary sheet, and S.A.S.E. within 30 days
to Erik Dean NI6G, 3813 N. State Av., Fresno, CA 93722. Electronic
submission of logs is encouraged in any of the following formats to email@example.com:
(versions 7 or 8), or LOGPlus!, on DOS formatted 720k or 1.44mb floppy disks.
Dear Pat and Group,
The following nominations have been made. These
nominations are not secret and I am publishing them here so all can see
and review. If someone has been nominated and does not show up on
the list, please email me and this reflector ASAP. My email address
has been published incorrectly recently and I may not have gotten direct
email, but only what has shown up here on this reflector. MY CURRENT
EMAIL ADDRESS IS: KI6FF@JUNO.COM.
If you want to nominate someone or wish to serve, then nominate yourself,
and please email me and this reflector. If you have been nominated
please email to me and the reflector your acceptance of the nomination
with the pledge to serve until Fall of 1999. Also please publish a little
resume or acceptance statement as to your hopes for the group, etc.
If you must decline the nomination please do so likewise by email to me
and this reflector. I would not like it to be said that I eliminated someone
I thought would not or could not serve on my own. If
you are not sure what the job entails call one of the board members.
I apologize for any confusion in this nomination process. If there are any errors I accept full responsibility, but NOW is the time to make any omissions or mistakes known, to right any wrongs and complete the election process.
for president, W6GGV
for VP, Perry KE6SYW
for president, WB5OMF
for VP, N7STU
for Secretary, Lee, AC6AJ
by Ron, KC6WLC
Pres Eric Dean NI6G
VP Robert Brown N7STU
Sec Larry Hogue WB5OMF
Trea Paul Hammer KA6CHJ
by Larry, KG6EG
Lew, W7EW as Pres.
K7XC as Vice Pres.
N5JHV as Sec.
WB9AJZ as Treas.
by: Tim, K7XC
PRESIDENT: WB5OMF, Larry
VICE-PRESIDENT: KK6LR, Jack
SEC: KA6CHJ, Paul
TREASURER: KE6SYW, Perry
by: Norm KB6KQ
It is my belief that these are the nominations as of 7-17-97
David H. Peters, KI6FF, Sec. WSWSS till Oct 1997. Phone numbers: Home: 714 891-5752. Message/ Fax 714 891-0208. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Antenna Gain Measurements and Noise Figure Testing
*Equipment testing and tune-up!
*ARRL VEC license exams
*W6JKV Banquet Speaker (Travelogue)
*Many high-quality technical presentations!!
The 1997 Western States Weak Signal Society Technical Conference
will be held on Friday through Sunday, October 3 to 5, at the Montecito-Sequoia
Lodge. The lodge is located in the Sequoia National Forest between
Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, 65 miles east of Fresno at 7500
feet, just minutes from Grant Grove & the famous Giant Sequoia Trees!
For rates and reservations, call Montecito-Sequoia at (800) 227-9900.
The Conference Technical Program will include the following presentations:
NU8I ---- VHF amplifier design using Svetlana tubes
K6QXY ---- 6m EME and large array engineering
W6JKV ---- VHF expedition travel log (dinner presentation)
W6GGV ---- Designing N-Way power dividers
K6WR ---- Regulatory issues of interest to the weak signal enthusiast
(Brad is the ARRL Pacific Division Director)
K6MYC ---- TBD
Conference pre-registration is $15; or $20 at the door.
For more information on our 1997 Conference, visit http://www.qsl.net/n7stu/ or contact Robert Brown, N7STU, at email@example.com.
It looks like I'll be working for the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the next 6-7 weeks on Midway Atoll - KH4. (probably Jul 6 -> Aug 20?) In my FREE time, I'll be trying to make contacts on several bands - including 6M, and 10M.... It isn't a DXpedition, and on days off that look too good for other things, I may sneak out for a dive, snorkel or a walk around the island. I'll be listening on 50.110 and calling there.... I'll have a 5 element yagi and 100+W amplifier on the trusty FT 690r2. I may have a keyer going as a beacon (maybe 50.115?), but please try me on voice first, slow CW if that doesn't work :-) On 10M, try 28.480. (I can't do liaison on 28.885 at the moment) - and it is UNLIKELY that I'll be able to get e-mail.
73 and aloha - ted - nh6yk http://18.104.22.168/KH4.html