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Friday, October 4, 2019

"Knowledge, sufficiently forgotten, is indistinguishable from Magic."

Shrikumar, KA6Q

Presentation Summary:

Shrikumar KA6Q: I have been a Ham Radio enthusiast for over 36 years, and a licensed Ham for about 36 weeks. Since I grew up in a negative-20 year time-warp in my high-school days, and thence transplanted to Silicon Valley at the temporal edge of civilization, I am just as comfortable with valves viz. as ECC81, (translation ... "electron tubes, like 12AT7"), as I am with ML-engines implemented in 14nm FinFETs. My favourite [sic] bed-time reading material has ranged from the Lenkurt Demodulator to Running Light Without Overbyte.

In this informal talk, I would like to share a sneak-peek from something that's currently cooking on my lab-bench, when I set out to build something specifically because it seems impossible. During this journey, I learned about innovations that had been made way back in the 30s and 40s, which somehow seemed to have been forgotten by Hams in all the intervening years. One example relates to SSB that can be demodulated by plain AM radios, known as CSSB, or Compatible Single Side Band. And a second related one is, how, despite widely-held conventional Ham wisdom, you can indeed boost SSB signals with a saturating power amplifier that is most definitely not linear."

See you all there !!

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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 Pizza Chicago, located at 4115 El Camino Real, in Palo Alto..

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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