FARS / PAARA Winter Banquet - January 18, 2013
The FARS / PAARA Winter Banquet is Friday evening, January 18, 2013. The Foothills Amateur Radio Society (FARS) and the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association (PAARA) present this ham radio event and fete. This annual event is open to anyone who wants to attend, but reservations are required. All members are encouraged to sign up now for this special annual event. Dinner prices range from $29-$45 per person. Bring a spouse or a friend and of course bring a few dollars for the raffle.
UPDATE: Sign-ups for this event are now closed.
Raffle prizes for the Banquet
We have $1,400 in prizes for the banquet raffle. The full list of prizes is to be announced, but the top prize is an Elecraft KX3.
Our top prize, the Elecraft KX3 is a well-respected, full-featured, all-mode HF Transceiver covering 160-6 meters. At only 1.5 pounds it features 10W PEP, and has a current draw as low as 150mA.
Tigertronic SL-USB-6PM Signalink Transceiver Computer Interface. Digital modes made easy.
Built-in Low-noise Sound Card. Simple Installation and Setup. Complete Radio Isolation. USB Port Powered. Works with virtually ALL Radios. Uses Mic, Data, or Accy Port. Supports virtually All Sound Card Digital and Voice Modes.
The C. Crane WiFi Internet radio tunes in about 16,000 stations from around the world. It offers excellent audio, 99 memory presets, alarm clock, with Pandora, Aupeo, Live 365, and MP3tunes.
MP1B SuperStick, a portable all-band HF/VHF antenna. Big signal power in a small package. 40-30-20-17-15-12-10-6-4-2m Ham Bands 7MHz to 30MHz HF and VHF 30MHz to 148MHz
Diamond NR-770HB Mobile Antenna for 2 meters and 70 cm. This prize includes an MFJ-335BS 5 HIFLUX Mag Mount, so you are ready to install and go.
West Mountain Radio COMspkr Amplified Speaker System - RFI resistant, good for the ham shack. 3 watts / channel.
2012 ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications - Comes with a CD-ROM of the full text (searchable), figures, images, PC board templates, and more.
LED Utility light
Banquet Sign-ups are Closed
The banquet is held at:
Michael's at Shoreline
The easiest way to find Michael's is to take highway 101 to Mountain View. Exit onto Shoreline Blvd. (aka Stierlin Road) north (towards the bay). Follow for about 1 mile until you reach the gate for Shoreline Park. Alternatively, you can exit onto Amphitheatre Parkway from 101 and follow it north/east (towards the bay) to Shoreline Blvd. Turn left (north) onto Shoreline and follow until you reach the gate for Shoreline Park.
Enter the park through the gate, which will be open. Follow the road (~ 3/4 mi.) in a wide left curve around the park. Look for a sign pointing left for Michael's. Take a left turn and enter the Parking lot. The building next to the parking lot is Michael's.
For reference you might want to print out a copy of this page and bring it with you. Or you might want the old banquet flyer, which is more compact, but less detailed.
Cash or Check Payments
Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 14th, 2013. Refunds are paid by check. Allow up to 30 days to receive your refund.
Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by 12:00 noon on Monday, January 14th, 2013. However, if the cancellation is more than forty-five (45) days after payment was made, the refund may be reduced to cover processing expenses. Refunds are paid via PayPal. Allow 15 days to receive your refund.
Last updated Saturday, 19-Jan-2013 00:46:59 PST