FARS Meeting Programs - 2003
Friday February 28, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Amateur Radio's Finest Hour
by Bart Lee, KV6LEE
An eye-witness and illustrated account of amateur
radio working in disaster
relief in New York September 11 to Sept 22, 2001, with suggestions for
effective communications in disasters.
Bio: Bart Lee, KV6LEE, is the OES Auxiliary
Communications System Liaison
Officer for San Francisco and ARRL ARES EC also for San Francisco.
Friday March 28, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Emergency Communicator Preparation
by Peter Griffith, WA6VAQ
Ever wonder what a "Go Kit" is?
Peter Griffith, WA6VAQ, will describe the ins and outs
of being a volunteer emergency communicator including
preparation for the "big one."
Friday April 25, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Zen and the Art of Top Band Operating
by Jim Peterson, K6EI
Top Band is the lowest in frequency of all amateur
bands, ranging from 1800 to 2000 kHz.
This talk will cover unique aspects of Top Band
operating, including how propagation and noise characteristics
differ from the HF bands, DX possibilities, and how to install
an efficient antenna when you don't have a lot of real estate.
Friday May 23, 2003 - Membership Meeting
The Ultimate Dipole
by Steve Stearns, K6OIK
The best length for a dipole is not 1/2 wavelength as
is commonly believed.
Building on the philosophy that antennas should be designed for optimum
radiation behavior rather than other superfluous criteria, we show how
to design better dipole antennas.
Friday June 20, 2003 - Membership Meeting
This meeting shall be dedicated to Field Day. We will talk
about what it takes to put up a Field Day station and the purpose
of Field Day. We we also do final planning and organizing
for the FARS Field Day event.
Friday July 25, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Digital Modes in Amateur Radio
by Mikel Lechner, KN6QI
A number of new modes of amateur radio communication have
been devised in the few years that don't require specialized
or expensive equipment. These new modes take advantage
of the fast CPUs and sound cards in expensive PCs.
Find out what's happening and how easy it is to
get started. We will also have a live demonstration
of one ore more of the modes.
Friday August 22, 2003 - Membership Meeting
by Stefan Goette, KG6MAO
Friday September 26, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Annual Homebrew Contest
Everyone is invited to bring a favorite amateur radio
project for a special show and tell session.
Here's a chance to show off that favorite
antenna or special piece of equipment.
Homemade gear is especially appreciated.
Each participant will have 5 minutes to talk.
Prizes will be awarded to the best projects.
Friday October 24, 2003 - Membership Meeting
IRLP - Internet Radio Linking Project
by Donn Lee, W6FYI
The IRLP project links remote radio stations via the Internet
allowing VHF/UHF radio links across country and around the world.
Friday November 21, 2003 - Membership Meeting
The Latest Amateur Radio Toys
by Howard Califf, KE6PWH
This meeting is our Annual Membership meeting.
We shall have elections to elect 5 individuals to the board
Friday December 19, 2003 - Membership Meeting
Using software tools for antenna design
by Steve Stearns, K6OIK
Successful antenna design can be done by computer with
a few key software packages which are free or low cost.
We will show these tools by designing a high-performance
2 meter antenna from scratch.
The focus will be on the electrical design, and key antenna
concepts which will be introduced as needed.
Listeners are encouraged to bring scratch paper for taking
notes and calculators to follow along.
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