FARS Meeting Programs - 2013
FARS meetings take place on the 4th Friday of each month,
except for no meeting in January (Winter Banquet), and meetings
on a different Friday in June (Field Day), November (Thanksgiving),
and December (Christmas). See the
calendar for specific
7:00PM - General socializing.
7:30PM - Introductions, Show and Tell.
7:45PM - The evening's program.
8:45PM - FARS business.
After the program, and FARS business, we hold a prize raffle
and the "Wish You Were Here" drawing for all the cash in the jar!
Visitors are welcome to attend our regular meetings.
FARS meetings are held at
205 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA.
Friday May 24, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
Strange Electromagnetic Phenomena
Steve Stearns, K6OIK
Steve, K6OIK, presents Part 2 of "Novel and Strange Ideas
in Antennas and Impedance Matching."
Steve presented Part 1 in February.
In Part 2 he describes vortex waves.
These waves have strange properties which some communication engineers
hope to exploit for multiple access communication.
Steve describes the electromagnetic properties of vortex waves,
including properties that are unknown, counter-intuitive,
or just plain strange!
We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:
- ALINCO DJ-V57T 2m/70cm Dual Band HT 5W (.25W audio)
- Diamond SRH77CA SMA 2M/440cm HT antenna
- 2013 Northern California Repeater Directory
Alinco DJ-V57T 2m/70cm Dual Band HT 5W (.25W audio)
Friday June 14, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
Friday July 26, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
Don Anastasia, AA6W
Don talks about Satellite Tracking.
Don works at HRO part time and is active in the Saratoga
Amateur Radio Association (SARA).
Friday January 18, 2013 FARS/PAARA
President of the California Historical Radio Society
Steve Kushman has been involved in broadcast radio and television
in the bay area for many years.
We are teaming up with PAARA again this year to make
this a bigger event.
This event replaces the regular FARS membership meeting
We have $1,400 in prizes for the banquet raffle.
The main prize is an Elecraft KX3. Other prizes to be announced.
The banquet is by reservation only,
so click the banquet link
for all the details and sign-up information.
Friday February 22, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
Novel and Strange Ideas in Antennas and Impedance Matching
Steve Stearns, K6OIK
Steve, K6OIK, presents
an update of his popular presentation
given at ARRL Pacificon Antenna Seminar in 2005 and 2006.
A variety of antennas that qualify as "strange" even by amateur standards
will be described.
Novel impedance matching methods will be shown for added strangeness.
Finally, a truly strange solution to the wave equation will be shown
that forces a reinterpretion of Einstein for reconciliation.
This promises to be a strangely entertaining presentation.
Friday March 22, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
Introduction to Microwave Amateur Radio:
DXing on the One-Inch Band (10 GHz)
Mike Lavelle, K6ML
Mike Lavelle, K6ML, speaks about propagation, local activity,
building your own rig, contesting, mountain topping and roving
on our microwave bands.
He will also bring in a 10 GHz "rover" rig for show and tell.
This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about microwave
communications and equipment.
Friday April 26, 2013 - Memberhip Meeting
My First DXpedition: 3D2C Conway Reef 2012
George Williams, N6NKT
When George Williams N6NKT decided he would go on his first DXpedition,
he chose the 3D2C DXpedition to Conway Reef, September 24 to October 5, 2012.
George will talk about his adventure with "newbie" twists, his walk-aways,
and how he could have better prepared for his first DXpedition.
This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about how to plan
for your own first DXpedition.
It is a different and fun aspect of Amateur Radio.
Past Programs 2012
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