Next Meeting Is Friday, April 3, 2015
"Fusion, DMR, and DStar Compared"
by Joel Wilhite, KD6W
Digital radio is nothing new but recently, a trend has started to develop in the amateur community. The introduction of yet another non-compatible radio format makes for interesting coffee talk but really? Do we really need another one? What does all this mean and what are all the main differences. Joel will present the main differences between the competing radio formats.
First licensed in 1982 In Phoenix (KA7TXV), Joel enjoys building and home brewing rigs and antennas and spends a fair amount of his time working in the microwave bands. Joel currently serves as the technical coordinator to PAARA.
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The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).
PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.
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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.
After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Map & directions
The PAARA Board meets at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Su Hong. Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025. We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings. Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.
A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:
September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.
October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting. Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.
December General Meeting
Elections are held at the December annual meeting.
Board of Directors and Appointed Staff