Next PAARA Meeting
Friday, February 7, 2014

The Modernized Global Positioning System (GPS III)
by Arthur Lange, W6RXQ

What is all this talk about GPS III?

Arthur will discuss how it works and what other countries are doing for their own Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including Russia, China, European Union, and Japan.

Arthur was first licensed in 1954, as a novice class with the call KN2OQQ in New Jersey. His current license is Amateur Extra. Arthur's primary Ham Radio interest is playing with microwaves. He is one of the founding members of the 50MHz and Up Group.

Arthur has been with Trimble since 1985, working on a variety of GPS receivers and systems for Agricultural applications including GPS Steering Assist for Farm Vehicles.

Friday - January 17, 2014

FARS / PAARA Winter Banquet

Program: TBD
Raffle Prizes: Over $1,500 in prizes for the banquet raffle. Top prize is an Elecraft KX3
Further Information At FARS Website HERE

Our "Dream To Reality" Raffle Prize Winners !
Congratulations To These December 6, 2013 PAARA Raffle Prize Winners

1st Prize / Chuck Hein / N6BO / Elecraft K3 HF-6m Transceiver
2nd Prize / Tony Kooij / W6AWK / Icom IC-V80 HT
3rd Prize / Mike Wimble / KM6WP / Two West Mountain COM Speakers
4th Prize / Ryan Ewing / N6RYN / “Array of Light” third edition by Tom Schiller N6BT
5th Prize / Josh Lehan / K6JSH / Digital Multimeter
6th Prize / Jim Thielemann / KI6KVW / ARRL Handbook 2013
7th Prize / Paul Ewing / N6PSE / ARRL Antenna Book 22nd Edition
8th Prize / Charles Hein / N6BO / ARRL Emergency Power Book
9th Prize / Joanna Dilley / K6YL / ARRL More Wire Antenna Classics Book
10th Prize / Joe Castellano / W6SNV / Wake Atoll Sea Shell

Note: The proceeds from all raffle prizes are used to provide equipment & trained radio operators to benefit the public in emergencies & more.  And to advance the state of the art of radio.

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.

Click Here For Detailed Driving Directions

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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