Friday, August 4, 2017

Summits On The Air
by Clayton Hall, NF1R

Clay will be presenting an introduction to the Summits on the Air (SOTA), an international program that encourages ham radio operators to operate from, and contact stations on, more than 8,000 qualifying mountain summits around the world.  He will share lessons learned from his experiences activating 43 unique summits in the Bay Area and beyond, and will provide a demonstration of the backpack ham station that he uses on his expeditions.

Bio: Clayton has been an assistant professor in the Stanford political science department since 2011.  While finishing his Ph.D.  at Harvard, he was the station manager, Field Day organizer, and a regular contest operator at W1AF, the Harvard Wireless Club's station located in Harvard Square.  Licensed since 1994, his main interests in ham radio are CW contests, DXing, and very low power (QRP) operation.  Since arriving at Stanford, he's been a regular contributor to the club's ham radio contest efforts.

Here is a Youtube sample of operating from a local mountain top.

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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