Update: 25 July

Hello NTMS

There will be a planning discussion on July 8th 2017 at the Legacy Title Company conference room. We will get the discussion started around noon. This will be to plan activities for the upcoming Microwave Contest in August and September. Operating locations and strategies will be reviewed.

The location: LegacyTexas Title Company at 3512 Preston Road, Plano 75093

On August 5 we will be having our test and checkout of equipment and antennas day at the same location.

You are encouraged to attend even if you do not have a rig. It's a great opportunity to see how others have managed to get on the air. I would encourage anyone interested that does not have a rig to attend the planning session as well and arrange to be at one or more operating sites with someone that does have a station on the air. You would be able to operate the equipment and experience Microwave contacts.

We will be discussing a path to get a station operating on 10 GHz with minimum cost. If you do not have a station operating on this band be sure to make this discussion.


Bob Stricklin N5BRG

April - May 2016 NTMS Feedpoint newsletter

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New RMG Beacon List added to NTMS Beacon site

NTMS 2012 Activities

March 3, 2012. Sun Noise Measuring at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, TX


May 5, 2012. Tune-up party and socializing at Bob, WA5YWC QTH.


June 2012. Hamcom, Plano, TX, show and tell describing two different approaches to getting on 10 GHz and formal presentation.


October 13, 2012. 10 GHz receiver check on the Frisco, TX parking garage listening for the W5HN beacon in Denton, TX.


November 3, 2012. Second annual NTMS mini-conference at St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson, TX.


Sun Noise Measurements

Here is a dish antenna beam width calculator courtesy of Eric Johnston, Satellite Signals Ltd. Enter the diameter of your dish and the operating frequency to see the gain of a dish.

Dish Antenna Beam Width Calculator



Weekly Net

Hello NTMS

The club hosts a weekly Sunday night NTMS NET at 8PM local DFW time on 144.260 MHz. Since the ARRL suggests this frequency as a US coordination frequency during contest events such as the ARRL 10 GHz and above contest, it makes sense to use this frequency for daily microwave related chit chat, sked coordination, NET operation and our operating events.

Thanks to K5ZSJ, N5PGH, and W5RLG for running the NTMS NET for the last several years.

Please aim your antennas towards the Plano, Texas EM13 area on Sunday nights.


Upcoming Events

Here are a few photos of the beacon maintenance session at TWU courtesy of Jim Hudson



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