Next PAARA Meeting
Friday May 3, 2013

"Introduction to Radio Direction Finding
Basic Tools and Techniques"

by Mark Laubach, K6FJC

Learn about basic direction finding techniques anyone can do using a handy talkie and a few more advanced DF techniques. The talk will include some hands on demonstrations and tactics hams can use to help our OOC locate jammers.

Mark Laubach, K6FJC, Amateur Extra
Assistant District Emergency Coordinator (ADEC) Santa Clara County,
Official Observer (OO) Santa Clara Valley Section,
Director NARCC,
Chief Engineer KFJC 89.7 FM,
Technical Director Broadcom Corporation

PAARA May 3, 2013 Raffle Prizes

1st Alinco DJ-V57T Dual Band Handheld 5W VHF/UHF

2nd  Diamond NR-770HB Dualband VHF/UHF Mobile Antenna / Tilt-Over /3 dB gain 2m / 5.5 dB gain 70 cm band PLUS / MFJ 335 BS / Max Strength Magnet Mount / with PL-259 connector & 17’ RG-58 Coax

3rd Arrow Yagi Portable Antenna / 3 Element VHF / 7 Element UHF

4th Battery Tender Junior / 12 Volt / 0.75 Amp / Battery Charger

5th Repeater Directory

6th Plastic Coax Seal Tape

7th Bongo Ties

Past Meetings
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Club Meetings

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.

There is a pre-meeting dinner at the Su Hong Chinese resturaunt on El Camino Real, held to treat the guest speaker. 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.

Board of Directors and Appointed Staff

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