50 MHz & Up Group

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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.
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For questions about this group or about programs and activities, please contact the 2022 President, Jim Moss (N9JIM):  n9jim at pacbell.net

The next regular meeting will be March 7th at 5pm.

This will be a hybrid meeting in person and you can view or participate via zoom.
Sports Basement
1177 Kern Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA
Off Lawrence Expressway.

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Meeting ID: 869 7272 5373
Passcode: 10368
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+16699009128,,86972725373#,,,,*10368# US (San Jose)


Annual election results:
The officers for 2023 are
Jim Moss (N9JIM) president.
Dan Klem (KG6KG) vice president.
Brian Kline (WA6QDP) secretary.
Oliver Barrett (KB6BA) treasurer.
Paul Zander (AA6PZ),
Geary Lauterbach (K6MG)
Mike Lavelle (K6ML)

Events (Jim)
Mt Allison 10GHz translator net 3rd Sunday of the month at 4PM.
4/14-15/2023 MicrowaveUpdate2023 plus Northeast VHF/UHF Conference
location: Hilton Garden Inn @ Bradley Airport, Windsor, CT; the microwaveupdate.org site in process of being updated.
Electronics Flea Market in the Santa Clara area will hopefully resume in April. location TBD; click here www.electronicsfleamarket.com
Treasurer Report
Web and Email Hosting and Tools (Jim and Committee)
PRESENTATION: Gary (K6MG) will present information about the Next Generation 10GHz Translator.

Dues are required for 2023 if you are in the SF Bay area. If you are not within driving distance then you can be a Friend of the 50MHz and Up Group instead of a Member. Then you do not need to pay dues. You will receive emails but you cannot vote.

The officers, board members and members at the meeting decided to resume dues.

If you have changed your address, email, phone, other info, please send a simple email to jpawlan@yahoo.com
If nothing has changed at all, then once a year please send an email saying nothing has changed. Make sure you state whether your email address has been changed or not.
To send a memberform with your updated information or to join, please go to the Membership tab of this website.
If you have not paid your dues for 2023 please either pay in person at a meeting or mail a check to the Treasurer.
Dues are $10 for a year, $15 for two years. Mail this to the Treasurer:
Oliver Barrett
1111 Pecos Way
Sunnyvale CA 94089

Make your check payable to 50MHz and Up Group of N. Calif Inc

The 2023 Officers and Board Members

50 MHz and Up Group meeting minutes 2/7/2023

The meeting was held in person and on the Internet via Zoom.
Jim Moss (N9JIM) called the meeting to order at 5:50 PM.
The next meeting will be March 7, 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.

Elections were held. See the results above
The formal portion of the meeting was followed by a roundtable on current VHF and up activities.

Beacons in Northern and Central Calif

The SBMS and the San Diego Microwave Group are the best resources for Southern Calif.

Here is our document about the upgrade and operation of the Mt Allison Beacon
Please click here to view or download

Microwave Beacons in operation The following beacons are known to be operating as of 01-29-2023:
Stanford University CM87WJ 37.403, -122.165 122.400G K6ML +2 dBM ERP 70 degree horn aimed E CW ID, locked
Mt Allison CM97bl 37.500, -121.872 80.832G, 40KHz low AD6IW unknown aimed Alviso CW ID, locked
Mt Vaca CM88wj 38.415, -122.116 10368.325M W6ASL +30dBm 10dBi omni CW ID
Mt Allison CM97bl 37.500, -121.872 working

not measured

10dBi omni
12dBi omni
+20 dBi horn 27 deg beamwidth, aimed SW
CW ID, locked, S-meter output
Linear translator: Output is 1KHz-40kHz above beacon
Input 600 kHz below desired output
CW ID locked
CW ID locked
Mt Leeson CM97ae 37.167, -121.924 10367.990
KF6KVG +20dBm
2.5" horn
1.5" horn
1.25" horn
0.6" horn
FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, locked, aimed NW
FM ID, unlocked, aimed NW
no ID, locked, aimed NW
Bear Mtn being rebuilt 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