Next Meeting

April 1, 2022
7:00 PM Pacific Time

The Meeting Will Be A "Hybrid" Meeting
Hybrid = Both An In-Person Meeting as well as a Zoom meeting.

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Program: “Pico-Ballooning and Ham Radio.” by Brian Basura, N6CVO

Brian will be discussing what Pico-Ballooning is and how it differs from other types of High Altitude Balloons (HAB's). I will also go over the basics of a complete balloon as launched as well as a number of common options. I will then talk about Ham Radio and the key role it plays in this hobby. Finally I'll finish up discussing our recent launches from QuartzFest in AZ.

I'm an Extra Class operator, Assistant DEC for ARES High Desert (LAX Section), VP of the Acton Agua-Dulce ARC and I work as a Hydroelectric Power plant Technician. I also manage two Winlink Gateways and I am trustee for two local repeaters.

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Topic: General meeting Time: Apr 1, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time
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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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