'Microwaves Are Not Line of Sight' is topic of tomorrow's UST Radio Club meeting

'Microwaves Are Not Line of Sight' is topic of tomorrow's UST Radio Club meeting

The next meeting of the University of St. Thomas Radio Club will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in Room 155, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. Come early for socializing from 7 to 7:30 p.m.  

Presenting will be Bob Wesslund, WØAUS, and Lenny Klosinski, KØSHF. Their topic is “Microwaves Are Not Line of Sight,” a program about local area activities on microwaves. Included will be rain scatter contact between Winnipeg and the Twin Cities on 10 GHz and a show and tell of microwave equipment.

Wesslund and Klosinski are members of the Northern Lights Radio Society (NLRS) and the Central States VHF Society (CSVHFS). NLRS is an organization of Upper Midwest amateur radio operators (mostly from the Twin Cities Metro area, with some members from adjacent states), which is active in weak signal SSB-CW work on the VHF, UHF, and microwave bands. The CSVHF Society has 300 members, mostly from the Midwest, but with members across the United States, Canada and several other foreign countries.

Wesslund, Klosinski and other NLRS members are giving presentations at various metro-area radio club meetings, in order to bring hams’ attention to the 2006 Central States VHF Society Annual Conference, which will be held July 28 and 29, 2006, at the Ramada Mall of America (formerly the Thunderbird), across from the Mall of America. The conference will have technical conference presentations on VHF and UHF propagation, weak signal modes and construction. It will have a flea market and vendors, an outdoor antenna range, noise figure measurement, and a family program.

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Questions? E-mail the Central Lakes VHF Society.