FARS Winter Banquet - February 25, 2022 (Event Canceled) [2021] [2022] [2023]

The FARS Winter Banquet is Friday evening, February 25, 2022. The Foothills Amateur Radio Society (FARS) presents this ham radio event and fete. This annual event is open to anyone who wants to attend, but reservations are required.

Sorry, this event has been canceled.
Because of concerns about the widespread Omicron variant of Covid19, FARS has decided to cancel this event. While conditions are expected to improve in the next few weeks, it's not clear the people will feel comfortable with an event like this before the end of February. Those who have signed up already can expect to receive full refunds over the next couple of weeks.

Banquet COVID-19 Rules:
The following rules are being imposed for the safety of our attendees:

To be Announced
Our speaker

[Program description to be provided]

Speaker Bio

K6YA is the Club radio call sign for the Foothills Amateur Radio Society. The current trustee for K6YA is KA6MZE. This picture is of the Field Day 2007 set up crew.

Banquet Photos

Photos from the 2019 Winter Banquet:

Raffle prizes for the Banquet

We plan on $700 to $1000 in in prizes for the banquet raffle. A list of prizes raffled at the banquet will be posted here.

[Raffle Prize]

Grand Prize - Xiegu G90 20Watts all mode HF Radio, 0.5-30MHz. Built in wire tuner, removable front control head, built in spectrum analyzer, variable bandwidth filters and more.
[<b>Nano Tiny Spectrum Analyzer</b>]

Nano Tiny Spectrum Analyzer Frequency 0.1-350MHz, expanded range 240-906MHz. Bandpass filters for 2.6KHz-640KHz. Built in calibrated Signal generator from 0.1-350MHz sine wave output, 240-960MHz square wave output. Complete with cables, telescopic antenna, and LiOn battery
[Radioddity QB25 Mobile]

Radioddity QB25 Mobile Quad band (144/220/440 MHz) 25W mini mobile transceiver
[Radioddity GD-73A HT]

Radioddity GD-73A HT smallest full featured DMR/analog UHF transceiver w/ 2600mAH battery, 2W RF out, 1024 memories
[Radioddity SW2]

Radioddity SW2 Emergency radio, 4 power sources: hand crank, solar, USB charging and batteries. Features: LED flashlight, LED flood light, AM/FM/ weather radio, USB power
[BaoFeng UV-5R]

BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band VHF/UHF HT
[TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna]

TBJ-1 PVC Tri-Band Antenna 146MHz/220MHz/440MHz J-Pole Antenna by Edison Fong, WB6IQN
[LiOn 5AH USB Power Bank]

LiOn 5AH USB Power Bank w/ solar charger, LED flashlight
[COB lantern]

COB lantern (Chip On Board) twice as bright as conventional LED lights
[Raffle Prize]

Banquet Raffle Prize Description of prize.

[prizes updated 12/20/2021]

Banquet Sign-ups are Closed

All sign-ups should be received by 6:00 PM on February 21st. Mailed sign-ups should be posted by February 17th to be received on time.

All late sign-ups (those received after 6:00 PM Monday, February 21st) are handled on a best effort basis (that is we must confirm with the restaurant if they have room for additions and your meal choice may be modified). Be sure we have your current email address and phone number so we may contact you. The on-line sign-up is recommended after February 17th.

Paper Sign-up - You may print this flyer, (which includes a sign-up form) fill it out and mail along with your check for payment. We should receive your sign-up by 6:00 PM Monday, February 21st. Last minute sign-ups should use the on-line form. See above for late sign-ups.

On-line Sign-up is not yet open - You must logon to this web site to sign up and use PayPal to make your payment.

Banquet attendees are encouraged to wear their club badges to show their club pride. We have stick on name tags for those who don't have or forget to wear their club badge.

Schedule: 6:00PM - Arrival and Mixing
7:00PM - Dinner
7:30PM - Introductions
7:45PM - Presentation
8:45PM - Announcements, Awards, etc.
9:00PM - Raffle

Prices for the 2022 banquet.

Dinner includes salad, bread rolls, dessert (chocolate mousse) and coffee. The bar next door will be open for drink orders.


The banquet is held at:

Michael's at Shoreline
2960 No. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA

Refund Policy

Cash or Check Payments

Full refunds will be made for cancellations received by 6:00 PM on Monday, February 21st, 2022. Refunds are paid by check. Allow up to 30 days to receive your refund.

PayPal Payments

Full refunds will be given for cancellations received by 6:00 PM on Monday, February 21st, 2022. Refunds are paid via PayPal. Allow 15 days to receive your refund.

Last updated January 11, 2024