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FARS Meeting Programs - 2017 [2016] [2015]


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 November 17, 2017 - Membership Meeting

APRS Users Guide
Marcel Stieber, AI6MS

The Automatic Packet Reporting System or APRS is one of the most popular digital modes in amateur radio, but also one of the most confusing ones to use. Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, starts with an introduction to APRS, what it is and how it works, and then he covers some of the common use cases for the average amateur. He explains different hardware you can purchase, common configurations, what settings to use, and how to get the most out of APRS.

After attending this talk, you should be able to go out and start using APRS for vehicle tracking, leaving a trail of electronic “breadcrumbs” while hiking, text messaging, sending text email, weather monitoring, and other fun applications.

Bio:
Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, was licensed on Cinco de Mayo in 2008 and upgraded to Extra in the summer of 2010. He is an ARRL Life Member and a volunteer examiner who has helped license over 673 hams since 2009. Marcel enjoys operating portable stations, APRS, ARDF, and unusual mobile operating (jetski or bicycle)!

He was appointed to the ARRL Committee on Youth by ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, in 2013. He serves as the trustee and technical lead for the Cupertino ARES UHF repeater, W6TDM, which was rebuilt from W6KWF in 2014.

He is the Technical Deployment Manager for the Cupertino ARES ARKnet Project which is building up a high-speed wireless intranet for the emergency responders in Cupertino.

He operated portable as 9G5MS in Ghana, West Africa, during January-May 2013, where he worked with Medicine on the Move at Kpong Airfield and brought amateur radio to the classroom for the students at AvTech Academy in Kpong, Ghana. Marcel operated during the ARRL School Club Roundup as the first school to participate from Africa.

When he’s not busy volunteering, Marcel works at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, CA. He remains active with his alma mater Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He serves on Cal Poly’s Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board, was president and is an Industrial Advisor to the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club (www.W6BHZ.org).

Marcel is active in community events, including providing communications for bike rides and triathlons, help at local repeater work days, assist several testing sessions each year, and a tower hand and RF technical advisor for event management companies and local repeater groups.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver
  • RG-8X 50 ohm coax w/ PL-259 connectors - 50ft
  • Cordless Screw Driver - 4.8 V NiCad, LED spotlight, 4 bits, AC/DC charger
  • Ammo Box 9″x6″x4″, olive drab plastic, can hold 68 boxes of ammo or radio gear!
  • Lock Jaw Pliers 3-pc. set of curved jaw locking pliers, 5″, 7″, and 10″
  • LED Worklight - 24 LEDs, hanger and magnet
  • Screw Driver Set Pittsburgh 8 pc. w/ Acetate Handles
  • LED Worklight - 6 LEDs, swivel base w/ magnet, 3 AA cells included
[Btech Mini UV-25x4 Mobile]

Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver, 200 memories, quad receive, dual display. and narrow band FM ready.
[Cordess Screw Driver]
Cordless Screw Driver - 4.8 V NiCad, LED spotlight, 4 bits, AC/DC charger
[Ammo Box]
Ammo Box 9″x6″x4″, olive drab plastic, can hold 68 boxes of ammo or radio gear!
[8 pc. Screwdriver set]

Screw Driver Set Pittsburgh 8 pc. w/ Acetate Handles

Friday December 15, 2017 - Membership Meeting

To be Announced
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Previous Programs

Friday January 20, 2017 - FARS Winter Banquet

VKØEK - Heard Island 2016: DXing, exploring, and communicating in the extremes.
Bob Schmieder, KK6EK
January 20th, 2017 - 6:00PM
FARS Winter Banquet 2017

During March/April, 2016, a team of 14 men sailed from Cape Town, South Africa, to Heard Island, in the middle of the Indian Ocean and nearly to Antarctica.

It was the first scientific expedition in more than 15 years, and the first activation for amateur radio in 19 years.

Bio:
Robert Schmieder, KK6EK, has been organizing and leading scientific expeditions for 35 years. He is the founder of the nonprofit oceanic research organization Cordell Expeditions, which has to its credit more than 1000 discoveries, including new species, range and depth extensions, and first observations. https://vk0ek.org/

Among his notable DXpeditions are 3Y0PI, XR0X/Y, VK0IR, XR0Z, K7C, TX5K, and VK0EK. He is the author of seven expedition books, is honored by four names species, and is listed in the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

Friday February 24, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[W6DLF]
[W6DLF]

[W6VYC]
[W6VYC]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Jeff, AK6TG (WYWH $35)
Jose, AJ0SE (1st)
Michael, KM6WP (3rd)
Mikel, KN6QI (2nd)
Patricia, KG6HRJ (4th)

National Parks on the Air — Death Valley QRPexpedition
Dave Flack W6DLF and Dave Crocker W6VYC

For 2016 National Parks on the Air, FARS's dynamic duo of Dave and Dave activated the nonexistent ghost town of Furnace near Dante's View in the Greenwater Valley of Death Valley National Park. Exploiting an extremely low noise floor, they achieved an extremely high number of QRP contacts in stark and magnificent desert solitude.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Wouxun KG-UV8T 2m/70cm Dual Band HT 5W/4W (.5W audio)
  • Pyle Stereo Headset PHPMC2 with boom mic
  • DBJ-2 Roll-up Dual Band J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
[KG-UV8T 2m/70cm HT]

Wouxun KG-UV8T Tri-Band 144/220/440 MHz 999 Channel Handheld Radio
[Pyle PHPMC2 Headset]

Pyle PHPMC2 Stereo headset with boom (noise canceling) mic, full range stereo sound (20-22,000 Hz)
[DBJ-2]
DBJ-2 Roll up J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN - Feb 2003 QST

Friday March 24, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[AA6PZ]
[AA6PZ]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Walt, K6WGY (3rd)
Vic, AB6SO (2nd)
Paul, KK6HWN (1st)
Andy, KR6DD (4th)
Steve, K6OIK (5th)

Not Present:
Martin, KD6WJW (WYWH)

Principles of Directional Antennas
Paul Zander AA6PZ.

Radio Amateurs know that the antenna is the most important part of a station. Directionality is an important attribute of an antenna. Antenna directionality or directivity can be used to give gain in a desired direction while reducing the strength of an interfering signal in a different direction. In other situations, an omnidirectional antenna pattern is desired, as for example when operating on a net with stations in different places.

This presentation explains some common and simple directional antennas and arrays used for HF, VHF, and UHF. Their radiation patterns is explained in terms of simple principles of physics and geometry.

Bio:
Paul Zander, AA6PZ, was first licensed as WA8JCM in 1963, when he was too young to get a driver’s license. He quickly discovered that antennas had a unique advantage for home brewing: unlike receivers and transmitters, one didn’t need a well-stocked junque box to make antennas. All that was needed was wire and insulators.

Over the years, he has designed and built a number of antennas including a full-sized, four-element, 40-meter beam for Field Day whose design was refined and scaled down to a 2-meter version that appeared in Ham Radio magazine (May 1983).

Paul is currently involved in making a 24-GHz antenna range.

He has an MSEE from Purdue University and over 25 years at Hewlett Packard, designing microwave test equipment. Paul consults on scientific and medical devices and is Chairman of IEEE’s Silicon Valley chapter of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • ALINCO DJ-500T 2m/70cm Dual Band HT 5W (dust/splash proof)
  • TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna - 146MHz/220MHz/440MHz J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
  • Pyle Stereo Headset PHPMC2 with boom mic
[ALINCO DJ-500T 2m HT]

ALINCO DJ-500T 2m/70cm Dual Band HT 5W (dust/splash proof, large 3-color choice display, 200 memories 12V DC input)
[TBJ-1]
TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna - 146MHz/220MHz/440MHz J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
[Pyle PHPMC2 Headset]

Pyle PHPMC2 Stereo headset with boom (noise canceling) mic, full range stereo sound (20-22,000 Hz)

Friday April 28, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[WA6VAQ]
[WA6VAQ]

[KT6W]
[KT6W]



Raffle (L-R):
Ed, WB6IQN (WYWH $10)

Quartzfest 2017 plus videos of past FARS Field Days
Peter Griffith, WA6VAQ, and Jim Koski, KT6W

QuartzFest is an annual ARRL specialty convention held in Quartzsite, Arizona. Peter, WA6VAQ, and Jim, K6TW, attended QuartzFest during the week of January 22-28, 2017. More than 750 hams attended. Peter and Jim presents a slide show and talk about the event. As a double feature, Peter and Jim also show pictures and videos of past EMARC/FARS Field Days.

Bio:
Peter Griffith, WA6VAQ, got his license in 1974 after attending a class put on by EMARC. He later became treasurer and was president of EMARC for eight years. For many years Jim and Peter conducted radio classes and were responsible for helping many new hams. They were both members of the original SPECS board. Peter is currently the trustee for the W6ASH repeater. Both enjoy camping and working portable.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Kenwood TM-281A 2 meter 65 watt base/mobile transceiver
  • DBJ-2 Roll-up Dual Band J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
  • Pyle Stereo Headset PHPMC2 with boom mic
[TM-281A 2m Mobile]

Kenwood TM-281A 2M 65W Transceiver w/ WX alert, easy read LCD display, and narrow band FM ready
[DBJ-2]
DBJ-2 Roll up J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN - Feb 2003 QST
[Pyle PHPMC2 Headset]

Pyle PHPMC2 Stereo headset with boom (noise canceling) mic, full range stereo sound (20-22,000 Hz)

Friday May 26, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[Alex Cannara]
[Alex Cannara]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Walt, K6WAL (3rd)
Doña, KI6DAR (2nd)
Mikel, KN6QI (1st)

Not Present:
Paul, KJ6AMM (WYWH)

Progress toward Clean Nuclear Power
Alex Cannara

In an update to his October 2014 presentation to FARS, Dr. Alex Cannara talks about recent progress in molten-salt reactors (MSRs) which generate heat and electrical power on an industrial scale without the fuel emissions, nuclear materials, and waste we now produce, and can do it for the whole world for thousands of years, using a cheap, plentiful source. These power sources:

  • Can't explode because they're unpressurized and produce no flammable materials
  • Shut down naturally, without power or people, if something goes wrong
  • Are independent of water cooling, so can be built anywhere, using little land
  • Get their energy from cheap material abundant on Earth, Moon, and Mars
  • Can be made to consume nuclear wastes.
  • Produce valuable industrial/medical/scientific isotopes now becoming scarce
  • Have already been tested and shown to work
  • Can be built and operated more cheaply than coal, oil, or gas power

The technology is the Molten-Salt Reactor (MSR), and the specific variant is Liquid Fluoride-Thorium Reactor (LFTR), developed, designed and operated in the 1960s at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory ThoriumRemix. Come and learn what might be the best kept secret for powering your emergency station while combating global warming in the not so distant future.

Bio:
Alex Cannara is in his second career. After a distinguished career in the Silicon Valley chip and software industry, he is now consultant on science policy and technical investment. He lectures widely on energy alternatives and climate-related policies. He has four graduate degrees from Stanford MSEE, Engineer (Plasma Physics and Systems), MS Statistics, and PhD (Mathematical Methods in Educational Research). He is an IEEE Life Member and member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Bioenno Power BLF-1206A and BPC-1502DC Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery and AC Charger
  • CountyComm GP-5 SSB General Receiver LW/AM/FM/HF (2.5-30MHz)
  • DBJ-2 Roll-up Dual Band J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
[Bioennio Power BLF-1206w”]

Bioenno Power BLF-1206A and BPC-1502DC Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Battery and AC Charger
[GP-5 SSB]

CountyComm GP-5 SSB General Receiver LW/AM/FM/HF (2.5-30MHz), and nice stereo FM receiver
[DBJ-2]
DBJ-2 Roll up J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN - Feb 2003 QST

Friday June 16, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[KD6W]
[KD6W]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Steve, K6OIK (1st)
Wolfgang, AI6SL (3rd)
John, W1JDS (2nd)

Everything You Need to Know About Modern Digital Television
Joel Wilhite, KD6W

In the five years since Joel Wilhite, KD6W, spoke to FARS about Digital Amateur Television (DATV, Dec 2012) a lot has changed. This time Joel will talk about literally everything you ever wanted to know about modern digital television, including video standards and quality for over the air broadcasting, cable, Internet, DVD, Blueray, and YouTube.

How are movies shot at 24 frames/sec converted to video at 30 or 60 frames/sec? How is ATSC different from NTSC? Is Europe still using PAL and SECAM or did they go digital like the U.S.? Which among over-the-air broadcasting, DirecTV, Dish, and Comcast cable, offers the best picture quality for the least money? Why did 3D fizzle after all the hype two years ago? How about display technology: what display technology is on top today, 4K UHD OLED displays? What are the differences among video cables, HDMI, RCA, coaxial, optical — and what's best? Finally, are hams experimenting with sending and receiving DTV — where and how?

Bio:
Joel Wilhite, KD6W, works professionally in digital video industry. Joel is the Broadcast Solutions Manager at Harmonic Inc., a local company that makes equipment for digital video compression and transport.

Joel has presented papers at NAB and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society. Joel is also Technical Coordinator and a director of the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association (PAARA).

Joel has been a force in getting Bay Area radio amateurs to migrate from ATV to DATV. One proud result for Bay Area hams is that Mt. Diablo (W6CX) is the first DATV station in the nation to run 3 channels (4-MHz QPSK) using an advanced state-of-the-art technique called Statistical Time-Division Multiplexing (Stat-Mux). Now that’s a mouthful!

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Kenwood TM-281A 2 meter 65 watt base/mobile transceiver
  • CountyComm GP-5 SSB General Receiver LW/AM/FM/HF (2.5-30MHz)
  • Pyle Stereo Headset PHPMC2 with boom mic
[TM-281A 2m Mobile]

Kenwood TM-281A 2M 65W Transceiver w/ WX alert, easy read LCD display, and narrow band FM ready
[GP-5 SSB]

CountyComm GP-5 SSB General Receiver LW/AM/FM/HF (2.5-30MHz), and nice stereo FM receiver
[Pyle PHPMC2 Headset]

Pyle PHPMC2 Stereo headset with boom (noise canceling) mic, full range stereo sound (20-22,000 Hz)

Friday July 28, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[K6YP]
[K6YP]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
John, KF6YXN (1st)
Mikel, KN6QI (2nd)

Not Shown:
Lloyd, KD6FJI (3rd)

Not Present:
Dan, KD6DLC (WYWH)

Build a 1500 Watt Solid State Amplifier, the Easy Way
John Eisenberg, K6YP

Why consider building a solid state amplifier? Solid state amplifiers are broadband and require no tuning. I hate the 180 second warm up time associated with “modern” ceramic tubes. The pileup can grow from 1 or 2 guys to hundreds in 3 minutes. What a great learning experience for me as I have never worked with LDMOS.

Goals: 1500W power from 1.8-50 MHz, -50dBc harmonics, complete protection (temperature, VSWR, current, and overload), and easy to build.

Bio:
John as been a ham since 1957. His interests include DXing, and building equipment. His professional background is electrical engineering. His current interest is in high power amplifiers.

His presentation is on-line at: http://ncdxc.org/pages/presentations.html under K6YP.

Information on the NCDXC Elmering project: http://ncdxc.org/pages/elmer.html

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver
  • TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna - 146MHz/220MHz/440MHz J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
  • 25 feet RG-8X 50 ohm coax w/ PL-259 connectors
[Btech Mini UV-25x4 Mobile]

Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver, 200 memories, quad receive, dual display. and narrow band FM ready.
[TBJ-1]
TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna - 146MHz/220MHz/440MHz J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN

Friday August 25, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[K6OIK]
[K6OIK]



[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Jose, AJ0SE (2nd)
John, KM6LQZ (1st)
Mikel, KN6QI (3rd)

Not Present:
Will, AA1FD (WYWH)

Reflectionless Filters for Rejecting Harmonics and Interference
Steve Stearns, K6OIK

Who likes SWR? Not you? Most filters are examples of reflection filters that use mismatch as their filtering principle. Steve, K6OIK, will explain a different kind of filter — the reflectionless filter. Such filters have constant input impedance and unity SWR at all frequencies.

Steve goes back in history to revisit early filters. We will learn about Campbell, Cauer, Foster, and Zobel. We will learn about electrical networks and reactance synthesis. Steve shows how to put the pieces together to make filters that pass and reject multiple frequencies, all while having unity input SWR.

As a practical example, Steve will show how to make a harmonic-rejection filter that notches a number of harmonics equal to infinity plus one. The filter is easy to build and align, has small insertion loss, good pass bandwidth, and unity input SWR.

Bio:
HF phone: Golden Bear Amateur Radio Net, 3,975 kHz LSB at 1900 Pacific time daily.

E-Mail: k6oik AT arrl.net

Articles: /docs/k6oik

Steve Stearns, K6OIK, started in ham radio while in high school at the height of the Heathkit era. He holds an FCC Amateur Extra and a commercial General Radio Operator license with Radar endorsement. He previously held Novice, Technician, and 1st Class Radiotelephone licenses.

He studied electrical engineering at California State University Fullerton, the University of Southern California, and Stanford, specializing in electromagnetic theory, communication, engineering and signal processing.

Steve was Chief Technologist for TRW Firestorm Wireless Communication Products (now part of Northrop Grumman Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory), where he led the development of digital array signal processing technology for smart antennas, commercial wireless, and government communication systems.

Steve served as assistant director of ARRL Pacific Division under Jim Maxwell W6CF, and is vice-president of the Foothills Amateur Radio Society. He holds ten U.S. patents and has over 50 professional publications. Steve has received numerous awards for professional and community volunteer activities.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Yaesu FT-3100R (mobile 2m transceiver w/ 65W RF output)
  • FLEX-WEAVE™ #14 stranded antenna wire 125′ durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant
[Yaesu FT-3100R]

Yaesu FT-3100R 2m Mobile, 65W Transmit, loud 3W audio, 220 memories, 65/30/5 Watts RF, Heavy duty heat sink, Extended RX (136-174), WX receiver.
[Flex-Weave #14 Antenna Wire]

FLEX-WEAVE™ #14 stranded antenna wire 125′ durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant

Friday September 22, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[Home Brew Winners]

Home Brew (L-R):
Andy, KR6DD, (4th)
Pete, K6TJ (2nd)
Roy, KM6EOO (1st)
Paul, AA6PZ (3rd)




[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R):
Dick, N6ATD (1st)
Carrol, KG6YPH (5th)
Mike, KE8AQW (3rd)
Vic, AB6SO (4th & 6th)
Roy, KM6EOO (7th)
Lloyd, KD6FJI (2nd)

FARS Annual Home Brew Contest

This meeting is about you. Yes you, our members and guests. Our Annual Amateur Radio Homebrew Contest is a opportunity to show off a project that you have worked on in the past year. Each participant has a few minutes to show and explain his project to our audience and has a chance to win one of our four prizes:

$40 First prize
$30 Second prize
$20 Third prize
$10 Fourth prize

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver
  • Cen-Tech 11 Function Digital Multimeter with Audible Continuity
  • Screw Driver Set Pittsburgh 8 pc. w/ Acetate Handles
  • Pittsburgh 7 pc. Professional Nut Driver Set
  • Pittsburgh 3 pc Hex/Star Allen Wrench set SAE, Metric, Star
  • Pittsburgh 10” Groove Joint Pliers
  • LED Worklight - 24 LEDs, hanger and magnet
[Btech Mini UV-25x4 Mobile]

Btech Mini UV-25x4 144MHz/220MHz/440MHz Tri-band 25 watt base/mobile transceiver, 200 memories, quad receive, dual display. and narrow band FM ready.
[Cen-Tech 11 Multi-meter]

Cen-Tech 11 Function Digital Multimeter with Audible Continuity
[8 pc. Screwdriver set]

Screw Driver Set Pittsburgh 8 pc. w/ Acetate Handles

Friday October 27, 2017 - Membership Meeting

[N6KR]
[N6KR]


[Raffle Winners]

Raffle (L-R standing):
Jim, WU6K, (6th)
Jose, AJ0SE (1st)
John, KF6YXN (7th, 8th)
Peter, WA6VAQ (9th)
Alak, K6ALK (2nd)
Bob, KG6AF (4th)

Raffle (L-R kneeling):
Steve, K6OIK, (5th)
Chris, W6COV, (3rd)

Not Shown:
Rachel, KK6DAC, (WYWH $30)

The Elecraft KX2 — The Ultimate Portable HF Transceiver!
Wayne Burdick, N6KR, Elecraft CTO and principal designer

Wayne Burdick, N6KR, talks about the KX2 and antennas for portable operation. The KX2 is the reigning ultimate portable HF transceiver. It surpasses all previous claimants to this category including the venerable Mizuho MX series and Wayne's previous Wilderness Radio kits: the NorCal 40A, Sierra, and SST.

Bio:
Wayne Burdick (N6KR) is a co-founder of Elecraft, and principle designer of the Elecraft K2, K1, and KX1 transceivers. He also created the Wilderness Radio kits (NorCal 40A, Sierra, and SST), refinements of his popular NorCal QRP Club designs. Wayne and his co-founder, Eric Swartz (WA6HHQ) have both been inducted into the QRP Hall of Fame, and jointly received the ARRL's Technical Excellence Award for their transceiver designs.

Other:

Refreshments
Raffle prizes
Questions for Dr Know-it-All

We will be raffling off prizes at this meeting:

  • Wouxun KG-UV3D-2 2m/220MHz Dual Band HT 5W/4W (.5W audio)
  • RG-8X 50 ohm coax w/ PL-259 connectors - 50ft
  • FLEX-WEAVE™ #14 stranded antenna wire 125′ durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant
  • 29-pc. Titanium Drill Bit set
  • 109 LED flashlight
  • 9-pc. SAE combination wrench set
  • 26-pc. ratcheting screwdriver
  • 6-outlet Power strip
  • 8-inch Linesman pliers
[KG-UV3D-2 2m/220MHz HT]

Wouxun KG-UV3D-2 2m/220MHz Dual Band HT 5W/4W (.5W audio)
[Flex-Weave #14 Antenna Wire]

FLEX-WEAVE™ #14 stranded antenna wire 125′ durable, flexible, and corrosion resistant


Past Programs 2016