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FARS Meeting Programs - 2020 [2019] [2020] [2021]


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 dates.

Meeting Schedule

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. (directions)
Covington School, 205 Covington Road, Los Altos, CA.



Friday January 24, 2020 - Membership Meeting

WSPR, the Weak Signal Propagation Reporter

Paul Simon, W6EXT

Paul Simon, W6EXT, explains WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter), which is a unique technique to determine and present current propagation conditions worldwide. Stations around the world upload receive reports that are collected by a central database where they are available for use. Current methods of analysis fall short of usefulness, but are being improved. Paul describes and shows new methods of exploratory data analysis for processing WSPR data.

Bio:
Paul Simon, W6EXT, has been a ham since 1957 and on digital modes since 1967 using a model 15 mechanical TTY and home built TU. He operated on a 7/24 RTTY circuit between Portland, Oregon, and Los Angeles for many years starting with 170-Hz-shift RTTY.

Paul later switched to PACTOR on 30 meters with a 24/7 circuit with a ham in Portland Oregon. He started using phase shift keying (PSK) around 2000. He now uses the digital modes Contestia (derived from Olivia) and THOR.

Paul has always been interested in radio propagation including solar observations and recently WSPR. Being retired he now devotes more time to Amateur Radio.

Paul is a member of FARS.

Before he retired, he worked in the disk drive industry, doing research and development associated with recording head design and fabrication.

Friday February 28 , 2020 - FARS Winter Banquet

Program to be Announced

February 28, 2020 - 6:00PM
FARS Winter Banquet 2020

Location: Michael’s at Shoreline. Reservations are required.


Friday March 27, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday April 17, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

This meeting is one week earlier than usual. It has been scheduled for the 3rd Friday instead of the usual 4th Friday of the month due to Back Country Weekend. Be sure to put the correct date on the calendar.

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Friday May 22, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday June 19, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

This meeting is one week earlier than usual. It has been scheduled for the 3rd Friday instead of the usual 4th Friday of the month due to Amateur Radio Field Day. Be sure to put the correct date on the calendar.

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Friday July 24, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday August 28, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday September 25, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday October 23, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

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Friday November 20, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

This meeting is one week earlier than usual. It has been scheduled for the 3rd Friday instead of the usual 4th Friday of the month due to Thanksgiving. Be sure to put the correct date on the calendar.

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Friday December 18, 2020 - Membership Meeting

Program to be Announced

K6YA

This meeting is one week earlier than usual. It has been scheduled for the 3rd Friday instead of the usual 4th Friday of the month due to Christmas. Be sure to put the correct date on the calendar.

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