Next Meeting

July 8, 2022
7:00 PM Pacific Time

(Note, this month, it is the second friday, *not* the first)

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

Software Antenna Modeling 
Fred Cirera, W6BSD 

In this presentation, Fred will demonstrate the software he uses to design or learn how antennas work. During the presentation, we will build an antenna and see how changing some parameters affects the antenna's radiation pattern and impedance. Using different software, we will figure out the most efficient way to send all the power from the radio to the antenna. 
Fred (W6BSD) is a recently licensed ham; he got his general and extra license in 2017. His ham radio interests range from rag-chewing on HF to digital radio. Fred enjoys tinkering, building, and experimenting. Since day one, ham radio has been a constant learning journey about electronics and antennas. 

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Topic: General PAARA meeting
Time: Jul 8, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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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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