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Friday, August 3, 2018

"Hams In Puerto Rico"
by Joe Pistritto, N3CKF

This talk will discuss the deployment process for hams to Puerto Rico with the ARRL and American Red Cross in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with some discussion of the environment, the process, what we did in country and what we could do better next time. Questions invited!

Joe Pistritto was originally licensed as N3CKF in 1983 while living in Maryland. He has lived in California simnvce 1990 and received an Extra Class license in 2007. He has been a regular participant in Field Day and California QSO Party for the last 10 years (mostly operating CQP as N6A and FD as WA6TOW and now K6ARC) After 39 years of work in the IT industry most recently at Google as an SRE Director. Joe retired from full-time work in May 2017. He is still active as a volunteer including non-profit and volunteer work with American Red Cross, the Pacific Battleship Center (USS Iowa) and Sierra Baptist Church of Pioneer, California. Personal hobbies include Astronomy, Amateur Radio, Firearms, Space Development and Off-roading.

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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.

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