Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MUD 2016

MUD 2016 is now history.  October 13-16 saw the gathering of some of the finest minds in Amateur Radio microwave operation gathered together at the Earth City Holiday Inn.  We had ops from England and from Australia share their experiences. 

MUD 2016 provided an antenna testing range and a room for preamp measurements.  I had two preamps measured  (432 and 1.2) by Dick, WA2AAU and he gave me an  excellent tutorial using HP test gear.  Thank you Dick!

Everyone involved with MUD did an excellent job and we received many compliments.  In addition to providing some writing consultation, my photos were selected for the cover of the MUD 2016 Proceedings! 

Al Ward, W5LUA made a number of 10 GHz EME contacts with Europe.

The banquet was excellent and the attendance prizes were very nice.  I know we had some difficulty procuring prizes, but it all worked out.

Monday, October 3, 2016

MUD 2016 Conference in St. Louis

(October 13-15, 2016)
There are less than a week until Microwave 2016 will be underway.   Please see the MUD web site for a complete schedule including a list of Speakers and topics. 
Here is a quick snap shot of what to expect at MUD 2016:
·        We are also fortunate to have Ward Silver and Steve Bible to speak at the Friday and Saturday lunches. 
·        Al Ward will be giving live 10 GHz EME demonstrations on Thursday and Friday evenings. 
·        Antenna Range on Friday Afternoon with Kent Britain
·        280 Page Proceedings
·        Noise Figure testing with Tom Holmes
·        Hospitality Room
·        Friday Evening Swap Meet
·        Saturday Banquet with guest speaker Richard Heuermann, NASA Solar Ambassador
"Hubble Highlights: A Quarter Century of Discovery"

Walk-in registrations for one day available, but you won't get any meals (these have to be ordered week ahead) and we can't guarantee you a copy of Proceedings (available until we run out of supply). 
There are still rooms available at the Holiday Inn – Airport West at the special conference rate which includes a free breakfast buffet on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  We have ran past the date that they were holding a block of rooms for us so please book early as the rooms may be sold to others.  Use the link from the “Hotel” tab on the MUD 2016 WEB site to get the conference rate at the hotel
We look forward to seeing everyone in St. Louis
The Microwave Update 2016 Committee