Upcoming Events

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 or roving
or 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.


Events of Interest to the Amateur Microwave Community

March 3, 2022 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

February 3, 2022 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

January 6, 2022 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

January 1, 2022 - Straight Key Night, see Straight Key Night (arrl.org)

December 18, 2021 0000 - December 19, 2021 2359 UTC - ARRL EME Weekend #3, 50 - 1296 MHz, see EME Contest (arrl.org)

December 2, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

November 20, 2021 0000 - November 21, 2021 2359 UTC - ARRL EME Weekend #2, 50 - 1296 MHz, see EME Contest (arrl.org)

November 4, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

October 23, 2021 0000 - October 24, 2021 2359 UTC - ARRL EME Weekend #1, 2.3 GHz and up, see EME Contest (arrl.org)

October 7, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PT)

September 18-19, 2021 ARRL 10 GHz and Up - Weekend #2 http://www.arrl.org/10-ghz-up

September 2, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PDT)

August 21-22, 2021 ARRL 10 GHz and Up - Weekend #1 http://www.arrl.org/10-ghz-up

August 5, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Corona, CA - American Legion Hall 1900 PDT)

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July 24, 2021 - Microwave Tune Up Party.  0900-1200 PDT, Fairview Park, 2501 Placentia Ave. Costa Mesa, CA 92627.

July 20, 2021 - SBMS Business meeting (Zoom)

July 1, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

June 3, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

May 6, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

May 1-2 2021 - SMBS 2.3 GHz and Up Contest (rules)

April 1, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

March 18, 2021 - SBMS Business Meeting and Officer Elections (Zoom/Cactus)

March 4, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

February 4, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

January 21, 2021 - SBMS Business Meeting (Zoom)

January 16-18, 2021 - ARRL January VHF Contest (includes Microwaves)

January 7, 2021 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

January 1, 2021 - Straight Key Night

December 3, 2020 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)

November 28-29, 2020 - ARRL EME Contest Weekend #3, 50-1296 MHz

November 5, 2020 - SBMS Meeting (Zoom/Cactus)