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Friday, September 7, 2018

"The KH1/KH7Z DXpedition to Baker Island"
John Miller, K6MM

Our program for the evening will be a presentation by John, K6MM, on his experiences from the recent KH1/KH7Z DXpedition to Baker Island. It had been 16 years since the last KH1 activation. The team logged almost 70,000 QSOs in 9 days, working under rather harsh conditions near the equator. The Baker Island expedition was the first DXpedition to use the new “dxpedition mode” with FT8. More than 6,000 FT8 QSOs were logged.

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 331 confirmed and he holds 8-Band DXCC. John has been a member of several DXpedition teams: PJ7E (Sint Maarten), K9W (Wake Atoll), K1N (Navassa Island), K5P (Palmyra Island), and KH1/KH7Z (Baker Island). 

John is the President of the Northern California DX Foundation; Past-President of the Northern California Contest Club; a founding member of the CW Operators' Club; and past Director of the Northern California DX Club. He served as Co-Chairman of the International DX Convention for 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. John is also the PAARA website manager.

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.

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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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