January 2017 Club Meeting - "Operating Above 50 Mhz"

Friday, January 20, 2017

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"Make a keyer paddle for $1"


Operating Above 50Mhz

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Presented by Steve Bell, KJ7OG

VHF, UHF and Microwave frequencies are easily used if you have the right antenna and the ability to assemble a small station. It’s not difficult but it takes some commitment and a desire to operate on frequencies above the 50 Mhz (6 Meter) ham band.

Steve Bell, KJ7OG will be our featured speaker for the January meeting where he will talk about the world of VHF - UHF - Microwave operations. Steve will share his expertise in getting a station on the air and EME (Earth Moon Earth) operations. Recently Steve participated in an annual 10GhZ terrestrial contest from Mount Lemmon.

With the HF bands becoming more quiet as a result of the sunspot cycle, VHF - UHF and EME operations might be good alternative places to operate.

About Steve

Steve is a retired Electronics Engineer and a regular OVARC member. He was first licensed on 1993 as KB7TRZ. Steve was a key contributor on several University of Arizona MARS missions including the hugely successful MARS PathFinder camera.