Next PAARA Meeting

Friday - September 9, 2011

Note: Please Note The Date -- 2nd Friday of September
To Avoid The Labor Day Holiday


"Software Defined Radio"

by Stu Phillips, K6TU

Software Defined Radios (SDR) use a combination of hardware and software technologies to build a flexible system architecture for wireless communication. Moving the majority of the radio into software enables optimized performance and extensibility that is difficult and expensive to achieve through hardware alone.

In this presentation, Stu K6TU will provide an introduction to Software Defined Radios and then talk about applying SDR technology into a DX or Contest focused Ham station. The focus of his presentation is on the practical aspects of SDR in a real world operating environment and will touch on the benefits, integration and operating aspects he has experienced with his station in Woodside, CA.

Date: September 9, 2011
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Menlo Park Rec Center
700 Alma Street
Menlo Park, CA

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Past Meetings
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Club Meetings

Map & Directions

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).

Location: Menlo Park Recreation Center, 700 Alma Street (in Burgess Park)

There is a pre-meeting dinner at the Su Hong Chinese resturaunt on El Camino Real, held to treat the guest speaker. Su Hong is within walking distance of the meeting location, and dinner starts promptly at 5:30 pm (17:30 J).
Location: 1039 El Camino Real Menlo Park, CA 94025

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 Su Hong.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

Map & directions

The PAARA Board meets at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at the Palo Alto Red Cross building, 400 Mitchell Lane, usually on the third Wednesday of the month.  We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at 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.

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