Next Meeting Is Friday, June 3, 2016
"Introducing the PAARA Repeater - W6OTX"
by Joel Wilhite, KD6W
At long last, the PAARA Repeater is FINALLY starting operation this month and with it, there will be many questions. This presentation will cover much of the details about the system, how it came about and how it came to be. The repeater we built is much like many other machines in the Bay Area but this one belongs to PAARA and is currently an all-digital machine with some amazing capabilities.
And so in celebration of PAARAs first repeater, we are announcing the current level of operation and some of the future plans. And just in time for Field Day 2016, we will finally have our very own machine for managing operations at the FD site. This talk will also include a small tutorial on DMR radio operation, what type radios will work with this systems; what to look for and where to get them. We will also have a guest speaker to meet with us to talk briefly about the NORCAL DMR group which PAARA will be a member of and how the link system works and it's current capabilities. We will also have computers for programming most of the DMR radios available on the market today, set up at the meeting and future meetings so you can bring your new radios to the meeting and get it programmed for free.
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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 on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at Round Table Pizza, located at 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, next to the bank north of Oak Grove. 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