Next Meeting Is Friday, February 3, 2017
Using Magnetometer Data To Predict Earthquakes."

by Karl Kappler

Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Karl Kappler completed a B.Sc. in mathematics and physics from the University of Victoria, Canada, and MS and Ph. D. degrees in applied geophysics with an emphasis on signal processing from the University of California at Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2008–2011, primarily working in electromagnetic methods applied to unexploded ordnance detection and classification problems. He has been a research geophysicist in mineral and oil-and gas applications working on topics ranging from field system development, to data acquisition, processing and interpretation as a consultant as well at SJ Geophysics in Vancouver, Canada and at GMI in San Diego California. Karl is currently Chief Scientist at QuakeFinder – a humanitarian research organization dedicated to earthquake forecasting based in Palo Alto CA. His main research interests are signal and noise separation and understanding noise sources in EM measurements.

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

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the home of Marty Wayne, W6NEV.  Address is: 1039 Bryant Way, Sunnyvale, CA.  We conduct most of our club business there 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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