[Foothills Amateur Radio Society]

Foothills Amateur Radio Society


FARS is an amateur radio organization for the southern San Francisco Peninsula area in California serving residents of Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and other nearby communities. Our regular monthly meetings are held on the fourth Friday of the month at Covington School in Los Altos.

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Join us for the FARS edition of ARRL Field Day on June 22, 11am - 9pm and June 23, 7am - 11am. Visitors are welcome. See Amatuer Radio is action. Try it out for yourself at our Get On The Air (GOTA) station.

We have 4 operating radio stations: HF 20 and 40 meter bands [national/international coverage], HF 40, 80, and 160 meter bands [national/international coverage], VHF voice [regional coverage], and GOTA (visitors are invited to operate this station) [national coverage].

FARS is on Facebook. Check out our FB Page and give us a "like".

Our meetings are open to all.

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Members and registered users may login to the web site to update their profile, sign up for (or renew) membership, or create/modify a public biography. Members may also search the membership roster to contact other members. Not a member, then register online, or sign-up at one of our meetings.

Membership in the Foothills Amateur Radio Society is open to any person interested in amateur radio who agrees to abide by the Bylaws and pay the annual dues. We sponsor educational meetings and radio activities. FARS is the sponsor for one of the Electronics Flea Markets during each year. Join our email list. Many FARS members are active in amateur emergency communications and civic support activities.

We have a number of useful articles covering Smith Charts, Antenna Impedance Models, Digital Keyboard Modes, etc.

Here are copies of the FARS Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation.

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