Next PAARA Meeting

Friday August 2, 2013

Next Generation Antenna: The Bravo Series Vertical Antenna
by Tom Schiller, N6BT

Tom currently holds three World Records in radio operating competitions; has set more than 15 World Records and over 40 others. He is licensed and has operated from 15 countries.

Co-founder of the National Contest Journal Co-founder of Team Vertical in 1997, which rewrote the book on vertical antennas; setting 26 world records while operating 9 years from Jamaica, 5 years from Eleuthera (Bahamas), plus Venezuela and Fiji.

Received publisher′s award for a radio propagation article, "Everything Works" in July, 2000 QST. Author and publisher of Array of Light 3rd Edition.

Mr. Schiller is a valued speaker at conventions, mainly on antenna design, installation, propagation; also on contesting and DXpeditions.. He has been a guest speaker at national conventions in Finland and Japan, Naval Post-Graduate School (Monterey, CA), Stanford University, University of Utah, Potomac Valley Radio Club, Cal Poly and others.

Life Member, American Radio Relay League. Charter Member, Cwops. Recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award from the TCDXA for Development of Antennas. Honorary Member of the Utah DX Association

Founded Force 12, Inc. Antenna design, manufacturing, and marketing for the amateur radio, commercial, and military markets. Founded the Next Generation Antennas

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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