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Date & Time: November 6, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time


"An Introduction to Amateur Radio Satellite Communications"
by Fred Cunha, K6FVC

Working portable and base station satellite configurations are an interesting aspect of ham radio.  The talk covers an introduction to common terminology, basic theory, equipment, and operation.  Resources are provided for further research and education

Fred is an Amateur Extra licensee and an Extra Class ARRL Volunteer Examiner.  He got into amateur radio to enhance his position as an RN MICN for San Joaquin County in 2017.  Fred worked in several Central Valley ER s as an RN and now works in Home Health as a RN Case Manager.  Prior to that, he worked for IBM in several roles including a systems engineer and certified project manager. Fred also volunteers with the Parachute Mobile ground crew team.

Fred enjoys HF with a FTDX-3000D and uses an FT-847 for satellite and base station VHF/UHF work.  Antennas are CIRO MIDI Loop, simple J-Pole and the M2 – LEO-PAC antenna system.  He also does packet and WinLink on both VHF and HF.

Topic: PAARA Club meeting
Time: Nov 6, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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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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