Next Meeting Is Friday, March 4th, 2016
"History, Use, & Description of NCDXF/IARU Beacon Program."
by Kevin Rowett, K6TD

History, usage, and description of the NCDXF/IARU international beacon program. Kevin will talk about what Hams use the beacon system for, how it came about, how it relates to the reverse beacon network, the upgrades we've done recently, and where the beacon program might go now.

K6TD Bio - Ham since 1970. Licensed extra class. Primarily interest these days is - HF contesting, and traveling on DXpeditions. In the past, have done 1GHZ and 10GHZ development, packet. Professional - Electronic design engineer (EE) and engineering manager for many large and startup companies in silicon valley. Most recently travelled to Chesterfield Islands for the TX3X DXpedition (October 2015).

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.

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 Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

Map & directions

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) at Round Table Pizza, located at 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, next to the bank north of Oak Grove. We conduct most of our club business here in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular 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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