Friday, July 7, 2017

National Parks On The Air
by Dave Crocker, W6VYC

For 2016 National Parks on the Air, FARS's dynamic duo of Dave and Dave activated the nonexistent ghost town of Furnace near Dante's View in the Greenwater Valley of Death Valley National Park. Exploiting an extremely low noise floor, they achieved an extremely high number of QRP contacts in stark and magnificent desert solitude.

Bio: Dave has been a ham since 1989 and currently holds an Amateur Extra license. He graduated with a BSEE from San Jose State in 1975 and spent most of his career in radio communications, working for Chevron, Farinon Electric, Ampex, and Digital Microwave. His Ham interests include: QRP ops (mostly SSB) and antennas. He likes to hike and is also interested in trains and photography.

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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