Next Meeting Is Friday, April 1, 2016
"K5P DXpedition To Palmyra Atoll"
by John Miller, K6MM

John will take us on a journey to one of the rarest and most inaccessible DXCC entities in the world: Palmyra Atoll in the South Pacific.

John was first licensed as WV2BQJ in 1958 while living in Syracuse, NY. For the last decade, he has focused heavily on DXing, contesting, and recruiting new operators into the hobby.  His DXCC total stands at 328 confirmed and he holds 8-Band DXCC.

John was been a member of several DXpedition teams:
Operator: PJ7E (Sint Maarten), K9W (Wake Atoll), K1N (Navassa Island), and K5P (Palmyra Atoll)
Webmaster or Pilot: NH8S (Swains Island), C82DX (Mozambique), FT4TA (Tromelin),
3GØZC (Juan Fernandez ) and VKØEK (Heard Island).
John is a Past-President of the Northern California Contest Club, a founding member of the CW Operators' Club, and a current Director of both the Northern California DX Club and the Northern California DX Foundation. He has also served as Co-Chairman of the International DX Convention for 2011, 2013, 2015 and will again for 2017.

In addition to his four grandchildren, John's interests include website design, piano composition, and exploring the back roads of the Bay Area on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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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