MUD 2017 Vendors and Prize Donors

Ettus Research LogoB200mini

Ettus Research has donated

our Grand Prize: a B200mini

Universal Software Radio Peripheral

(featured in John Petrich's (W7FU) Friday morning presentation and paper)

DEMI LogoDEMI has donated:

$100 gift certificate,

$50 gift certificate,

RF Power Meter Kit,

2.3 GHz 0.6 dB LNA

Steve (WB0DBS) has arranged the donation of

six GPS systems

with key components donated by

Art Sepin at Synergy Systems 

and Skip (WB0BBE) at RDR Electronics

“A complete GPS receiver with 1PPS output. This is the same receiver supplied for the Synergy Systems GPS for Scholars program promoted through the Tucson Amateur Packet Radio (TAPR) Association. It is easy to communicate with via RS-232 using the Lady Heather disciplined oscillator control program by Mark Sims or other readily available programs. The receivers are provided by Synergy Systems courtesy of Art Sepin, and arranged by Steve, WB0DBS. Each includes a used but working PACTEL GPS timing antenna provided by RDR Electronics courtesy of Skip, WB0BBE and also arranged by Steve, WB0DBS.”

LMX2594Texas Instruments Logo

Texas Instruments has donated ten

LMX2594 15 GHz Synthesizer chips

(subject of David Vieira's (KI6CLA) Saturday morning presentation)


Microwave Update is an ARRL technical conference.

ARRL publishes the conference proceedings.

ARRL has donated:

two QEX subscriptions,

two NCJ subscriptions

and three gift certificates.

Joe (KE0FF) of FF Systems has donated an Orion-I Synthesizer kit

(see his paper in the Proceedings)

Ron Fleck (KG6WJE) is selling new and used RF & microwave parts,

 components, cables and test equipment in our Vendor Space.

Ron has donated several of our auction items.

Chris (N6JET) has donated a West Mountain Rig Runner 4005

More donor credits on the way

How to exhibit/sell in our Vendor Space

The Microwave Update 2017 Conference will be held at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara, CA on October 26-29, 2017.

Since 1985, this annual conference, targeted at microwave radio enthusiasts, generally has attendance of about 100 Amateur Radio Operators from around the world. Many of these "hams" are professional RF and electronics engineers. For example, I am the Power Technology Manager at Texas Instruments, Analog Power Products in Santa Clara. This 4 day conference features tours of local microwave sites & businesses, 2 days of technical presentations and exhibits, and a flea market.

During the presentation days (Friday & Saturday), we have exhibitor tables available in an adjacent room with power and internet access. We also plan to have an equipment lab where equipment & boards can be tested. We welcome donations in exchange for the space.

Link to the meeting room information:
Monterey & Carmel Rooms: Lab & Exhibits
Saratoga Ballroom (Salon1,2,3): Main conference & dinner. Registraton table will be immediately outside.
We are also seeking donations or samples to be included as raffle and door prizes, and hospitality room refreshments.

Our conference website is at:
Please contact me if you are interested in participating or donating.
Thank you,

Jim Moss
Microwave Update 2017 Chairman

For more info, please send any questions or comments to