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SAN BERNARDINO MICROWAVE SOCIETY

SAN BERNARDINO MICROWAVE SOCIETY

Contact Information

Club Name:
SAN BERNARDINO MICROWAVE SOCIETY
Call Sign:
W6IFE
Contact:
Courtney B. Duncan N5BF
Daytime Phone:
(818) 825-9507
Email:
w6ife@arrl.net

Basic Information

Call Sign:
W6IFE
Annual Report:
Jan 12th 2022
Meeting Time:
1st Thursday Monthly at 7:00 PM
Meeting Place:
American Legion Hall Corona, CA
Section:
ORG
Affiliation Date:
Jan 17th 1973
Specialties:
Contest, Digital Modes, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Mentor
Description:

 


The San Bernardino Microwave Society is one of the premier technical amateur radio technical groups in the ARRL Southwestern Division.  "Dedicated to the advancement of communications above 1000 Mc/s" since 1955, the Society provides a focal point for microwave experimentation and operation of amateur radio equipment by radio amateurs of all technical levels.  The membership is active in the amateur microwave frequency bands including the 1.2, 2.4, 3,4, 5.7, 10, 24, 47, 76, 122 GHz, and beyond.  Activities include analog/digital narrowband weak signal contest or contest-style QSOs from mountaintop portable, roving, and home stations, amateur satellite and earth-moon-earth operation, analog and digital amateur television, MESH networks, and reception of weather satellites or other weak signal sources such as beacons.  All Society activities utilize state-of-the-art technologies ranging from home-brewed to ready-made hardware, or the adaptation of surplus equipment and modules.  Members of the Society have broad amateur and professional experience, expertise, and resources in these and other technologies and the interactions and relationships facilitated by the Society are beneficial and enabling to all involved.

 

Society activities include major participation in the ARRL "10 GHz and Up" competition held every August and September, sponsorship of the "2 GHz and Up" competition held each spring, monthly home-to-home operating events, and an annual microwave gear "Tune-Up" workshop.  The Society meets monthly (first Thursday at 7 p.m. local time) at the American Legion Hall in Corona California, features a Zoom link for remote participation, and is carried live on the Amateur Television Network and YouTube with national and worldwide coverage respectively.  Meetings also feature informal microwave and other electronic equipment swapping opportunities, both to specific construction needs and "general inventory."

 

Currently, the Society is developing an 'open source' microwave beacon design intended to extend SBMS-associated beacon capabilities in southern California and to enable other technically oriented groups to promote microwave development, experimentation, and operation by providing locally accessible signals for users to test equipment under development and construction.

 

Anyone who is interested in any of these areas is welcome and will benefit from association with the San Bernardino Microwave Society.  See Information (w6ife.com) for specific meeting and event information.

 

Links:
https://w6ife.com/

Club Statistics

Club Members:
43
Voting Members:
43
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
42
Voting ARRL Members:
31

SAN BERNARDINO MICROWAVE SOCIETY Officers

  • Courtney B. Duncan N5BF

    Contact, President

    Courtney B. Duncan N5BF

  • Richard A. Bremer WB6DNX

    Treasurer

    Richard A. Bremer WB6DNX

  • Michelle D. Thompson W5NYV

    Secretary

    Michelle D. Thompson W5NYV

  • Robert Carter KM6RXN

    Vice President

    Robert Carter KM6RXN

  • Steven N. Barden WA6OXN

    Editor

    Steven N. Barden WA6OXN

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