Demanding microwave applications in a magnetic field require the material optimization not only in zero field, but more importantly in the in-field flux motion dominated regime. However, the effect of artificial pinning centers (APC) remains unclear at high frequency. Moreover, in coated conductors the evaluation of the high frequency material properties is difficult due to the complicated electromagnetic problem of a thin superconducting film on a buffered metal substrate. In this paper, we present an experimental study at 48 GHz of 150-200 nm YBa2Cu3O7-x coated conductors, with and without APCs, on buffered Ni-5at%W tapes. By properly addressing the electromagnetic problem of the extraction of the superconductor parameters from the measured overall surface impedance Z, we are able to extract and to comment on the London penetration depth, the flux flow resistivity, and the pinning constant, highlighting the effect of APC.