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Amateur Radio Technology Day

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June 4, 2005

8:00am — 9:00pm

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13 Hours of Fun Amateur Radio Activities in
Menlo Park one Saturday a month!

2005 Satellite Images
1:30PM — 2:00PM
Emily Clarke, W0EEC
Vice President of Project Oscar

Emily was a Presenter at the West Coast Space Symposium on May 7th. She will discuss 2005 Satellite Images.

USRP & SDR
2:00PM — 3:00PM
Matt Ettus, N2MJI
President of Ettus Research

Matt has extensive experience in software-based DSP systems, RFI Architecture and Design. His discussion will include Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) and Software Designed Radio (SDR).

Introduction to Emergency Services
3:00PM — 6:00PM
Tom Cascone, KF6LWZ

The Red Cross will be offering its Introduction to Disaster Services certified training class, free of charge. The class is open to the first 25 people who register on-site. This class is a prerequisite to the rest of the Red Cross's emergency communications training classes.

At the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

BE THERE RAIN OR SHINE

SLAC has graciously given us use of a large indoor and outdoor activity area, including a large auditorium and a picnic area to practice and demonstrate our amateur radio skills.

COME FOR THE FUN!

Even if you don't have a radio or antenna to bring, come anyway, and get to mingle, make new friends, and have a chance to use some of the gear other hams have set up. Bring your family and friends!

STAY TO OPERATE

We provide the space, a refrigerator and BBQ grills, but you provide the radios, antennas, and food for yourself. There are a few rules on what you can and can't bring please see the reverse side or our Web site for complete details.

LEAVE ENRICHED

We usually have at least one lecture on the latest ham technology. But if the lectures don't interest you, mingle with the crowd, and you'll surely find another ham that can teach you about operating in general or about the latest cool thing.


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Sponsored by the Foothills Amateur Radio Society.
For full details, visit: http://www.fars.k6ya.org/amtechday



Amateur Radio Technology Day — Notes & Directions

BRING YOUR OWN GEAR

SLAC is providing the space, but you bring all the equipment and food you need. A BBQ grill, charcoal, and refrigerator will be available.

  • Show a photo ID at the gate, and sign-in at the table inside the building.
  • AC power supplies and amplifiers must be UL-listed, have a similar safety endorsement, or be approved by the SLAC Electrical Safety Officer.
  • A limited number of AC outlets are available inside and outside, but since we re not allowed to plug power strips into extension cords, bringing along a 35'-100' extension cord with multiple built-in outlets would be quite helpful.
  • Gel-cell batteries 50 amp hours or less are allowed, so long as there are no exposed conductors. Use electrical tape, shrink-wrap, or similar materials to cover the terminals. No wet-cell batteries or car/truck batteries are allowed.
  • Alcohol, firearms, flammable liquids, and other dangerous weapons are strictly prohibited.

We have free use of this great site, but we need to comply with the SLAC, OSHA, and fire marshal safety rules. For those who are curious, we need to comply with NFPA-70E and OSHA 1910 (subpart S) electrical safety regulations.

DIRECTIONS

Amateur Radio Technology Day can be reached easily from Highways 101 and 280. SLAC is located off of Sand Hill Road, less than a mile east of Interstate 280 (towards the bay).

  • From U.S. 101, turn west onto either University Avenue or Embarcadero Road, then turn right (north) onto El Camino Real and then left (west) onto Sand Hill Road, and continue approximately 2.6 miles west, turning left at Saga Lane.
  • From Interstate 280, turn east (towards the bay) onto Sand Hill Road, and proceed approximately 0.8 mile, turning right at Saga Lane.

Once you turn onto Saga Lane, turn left after the guard shack onto Loop Road and follow the signs to the parking lots below Panofsky Auditorium, located around the bend (Parking lot C). Park and walk up the concrete path to the buildings.

[Aerial view]
Aerial view of the site
[SLAC Map]

2575 Sand Hill Rd.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(0.8 mile east of Hwy 280 on Sand Hill Road)

N 37.419830
W 122.204568



Talk-In Frequency: N6NFI: 145.230/-/100Hz


Sponsored by the Foothills Amateur Radio Society.
For full details, visit: http://www.fars.k6ya.org/amtechday