Next PAARA Meeting

Friday October 11, 2013

(Please note the meeting date change -- one week later than usual)

"Meteor Scatter Using FSK441"
by Russ Bentson, K6KLY

Russ Bentson, K6KLY will give an informal talk about Meteor Scatter Propagation.  The talk will include information about equipment, software, and procedures including antennas, frequencies, times, reflectors, procedures, and WSJT FSK441.  This will be a very interesting talk familiar to some and new to many.  Join us for another great meeting and talk.

Russ was first licensed in 1957, has held every level of FCC amateur radio license.  Has been in every June VHF contest since 1959.  He holds the Pacific Division Single Operator high power record for the June VHF contest and is currently the only operator in the Pacific Division with 10 band DXCC, with over 2400 band countries.  Russ is the first past president of the NCDXC, and a ARRL QSL card checker.  He holds WAS #212 on 6 meters, and VUCC on 6 meters and 10 GHZ.  Russ is a member of the DXCC #1 club.  During the 1980s Russ operated the CQWW phone contest from several countries, and placed 14th in the world in 1982.  He also holds the call P40LY in Aruba.  Currently Russ is working on a VUCC on 2meters and getting very close.

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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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