FARS Meeting Programs - 2001
January 19, 2001 - FARS Winter Banquet 2001
To attend the FARS Winter Banquet
2001, print the flyer and mail with your check.
Gary Shapiro NI6T speaks about the recent Kingman Reef
and Palmyra DXpedition (K5K).
We are the first organization to hear this program.
Note that the banquet is limited to FARS members,
their family, and friends. Renew or join now to attend.
Wednesday February 28, 2001 - Membership Meeting
The speaker, Gary Youngs, K6GLY, talks about HF
mobiling with a screwdriver antenna.
Wednesday March 28, 2001 - Membership Meeting
The speaker is Brian Boschma, N6IZ.
His topic is nautical mobile - sailing and hamming.
Brian Boschma, N6IZ, is located in Silicon Valley.
He runs maritime mobile on S/V Red Sky (WCY4129).
He runs CW on HF Pactor, CW, and SSB at sea.
When not at sea or building boats, he takes bike rides,
running bicycle mobile on 2 meter FM.
Wednesday April 25, 2001 - Membership Meeting
The speaker is Mikel Lechner, KN6QI, who talks about
the theory and practice of the new HF digital modes: PSK31, MFSK16, etc.
The advent of inexpensive DSP hardware has sparked renewed
development and use of digital communication on the HF bands.
Download the HF Digital Modes presentation.
Mikel Lechner, KN6QI, holds an extra class license and
enjoys working CW and PSK31, and homebrewing HAM
radio hardware and software.
Wednesday May 23, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Lonnie Walker, W6WQ, will show the crossed-field antenna
that he built and describe its operation.
The crossed-field antenna is the subject of considerable
debate among antenna engineers ever since its
invention by Maurice Hately, GM3HAT, and Fathi Kabbary
(US Patent No. 5,155,495),
and adoption by Egyptian government for public broadcasting.
Technical debate notwithstanding, Lonnie will share
his practical experience with the construction, tuning,
and operational performance of the crossed-field antenna.
Wednesday June 20, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Field Day planning.
Wednesday July 25, 2001 - Membership Meeting
The speaker is Andreas, N6NU, talks about the HAM
radio applications of PIC microprocessors.
Wednesday August 22, 2001 - Membership Meeting
The speaker is Walter Lau, KK1CW, who has been
designing antennas for the HF, VHF, and television ranges
for many years for repeaters, remote bases,
and other harsh environments.
Walter will bring some of the smaller antennas he has
designed as well as show us how easy it is to match antennas
to feedlines electrically as well as how to realize
those matches mechanically so they hold up in the weather.
He has promised to bring some of his test equipment to
demonstrate how he works his magic.
More information can be found at Walter's web site:
Friday September 28, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Homebrew show and tell night.
This meeting is dedicated to those who like to build
their own HAM equipment.
Bring in your project be it kit, antenna, test device;
anything amateur radio related.
Projects must have been constructed in the past year.
You will have 10 minutes to describe your project.
Anyone may participate, but only FARS members are eligible for prizes.
The FARS membership in attendance decides the winners.
Friday October 26, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Program to be announced. Candidates for next
years officers are presented this evening.
Friday November 29, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Steve Stearns, K6OIK talks about
using Smith charts for impedance matching antennas.
Elections for officers and board members.
Friday December 21, 2001 - Membership Meeting
Working Amateur Radio Satellites.
2001 by FARS