Update: 22 June
During a recent gathering at a Tuesday BBQ lunch the topic of getting together and coordinating activity for the
August/September microwave contest was discussed. Since we do not have a meeting planned for July we decided to have a
coordination discussion then. With help from Bob, WA5YWC we have reserved the conference room at Legacy Title company
where we have held the last few meetings for Saturday, July 8. We will get together there starting about 12 noon and talk
about plans for the contest.
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.
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.
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.
Here are a few photos of the beacon maintenance session at TWU courtesy of Jim Hudson
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