Monday, November 16th at 7pm. General Meeting with Guest Speaker Ed Fong WB6IQN

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our November General Membership Meeting to be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

Our guest speaker for the November meeting will be Ed Fong WB6IQN. As many of you know, he is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that was featured in the February 2003 and March 2007 QST. His latest article in QST was the TBJ-1 – a triband base antenna published in March 2017. The DBJ-2 won the Plaque of the Month Award. There are over 25,000 of these antennas in use today. About half are used by hams and the other half by government and commercial entities. In this months presentation, Ed will first review how the original DBJ-1 works and then how he managed to convert the original DBJ-1 into a portable antenna. He will have some limited antennas for sale.

Ed Fong was first licensed in 1968 as WN6IQN. He later upgraded to Extra Class (he has a real Extra Class license when 20 WPM was required) with his present call of WB6IQN. He obtained the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Univ. of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of San Francisco. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, he has 12 patents and over 40 published papers and books in the area of communications and integrated circuit design. Presently, he is employed by the University of California, Santa Cruz (previously with Berkeley from 1997-2010) as an instructor teaching graduate classes in RF design and high speed interface. In his 35 year career, he has done work for Stanford University, National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices, and numerous startup companies in the Silicon Valley.

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using GoToMeeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in. You can join our GoToMeeting using either the GTM plug-in or access it via the Chrome web browser.

General Membership Meeting – Ed Fong WB6IQN
Mon, Nov 16, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

GoToMeeting Transcripts


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month as the Norman P. Murray Center is closed until the end of ?? July, August, September, October, November,   sometime in 2021…..? We will announce resuming of testing as soon as we are able.

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

Monday, October 19th at 7pm; Online General Membership Meeting

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our October General Membership Meeting to be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

We will not have a guest speaker for this month.

What we would like to do is introduce the SOARA Board’s Officers and Directors, or reintroduce if you’ve been around awhile, and tell you a little about ourselves, what our job function is, and share where we’ve been as a club, where we are now, and where we may see ourselves going as SOARA with an opportunity for some Q & A from members afterwards. From this point on, the meeting is open for any ham radio topic you’d like to talk about.  Maybe you have a problem that needs some solutions or you have some solutions to someone’s problem. Perhaps you just want to share how you’ve been using your time this year with so many of us restricted by COVID. Maybe share your ideas about what you would like to see SOARA do in the future.  Bring you own decaf coffee and pastry to the computer and it will be almost like meeting at the Murray Center.

Even though we don’t have a guest speaker, this is your club that you pay dues every year to belong to. (Dues are due this month, by the way, and Ed would appreciate you getting your payment in soon if you haven’t done so)

We highly encourage your participation in Monday’s meeting. We hope to see many of you online and feel free to invite a guest who may be looking to get into ham radio and is looking for a club to help in that endeavor.

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using GoToMeeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in. You can join our GoToMeeting using either the GTM plug-in or access it via the Chrome web browser.

October SOARA Membership Meeting
Mon, Oct 19, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/ErikWresch/october-soara-membership-mtg

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code: 835-355-957

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/835355957

 


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month as the Norman P. Murray Center is closed until the end of ?? July, August, September, October, November,   sometime in 2021…..? We will announce resuming of testing as soon as we are able.

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

Online General Meeting; September 21 at 7pm – Matt Knebl N2GPD

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our September General Membership Meeting to be held on the GoToMeeting platform which most of you should be familiar with by now.

Matt Knebl, N2GPD, will describe how cellular networks are designed and optimized by RF engineers. The session will focus on items of interest to amateur radio operators, such as wireless system design and optimization techniques, antennas, RF power levels, and test equipment. Matt has 25 years of wireless network RF engineering and management experience at operators including AT&T and T-Mobile as well as large consulting and testing companies.

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using GoToMeeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in. You can join our GoToMeeting using either the GTM plug-in or access it via the Chrome web browser. We will also record this meeting and post a link to this page after the meeting.

GoToMeeting Transcripts

The above meeting recording will be available until Oct. 31st.


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month as the Norman P. Murray Center is closed until the end of ?? July, August, September…..? We will announce resuming of testing as soon as we are able.

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

August 17th – General Meeting/Virtual Tech Fair

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our August General Membership Meeting. We would normally meet at the Norman P. Murray Community Center as the month of August is usually the SOARA Tech Fair. Since we can’t meet in this fashion this year, we are going to attempt to have our Tech Fair online using GoToMeeting. Please join us and see what some of our members have been up to with their projects.

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using GoToMeeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in. You can join our GoToMeeting using either the GTM plug-in or access it via the Chrome web browser. We will also record this meeting and post a link to this page after the meeting.

 

GoToMeeting Transcripts

This transcript will remain available for viewing through the end of September


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month as the Norman P. Murray Center is closed until the end of ?? July, August, September…..? We will announce resuming of testing as soon as we are able.

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

General Meeting Online – Monday, July 20th at 7pm. Arnie Shatz N6HC

 

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online as we welcome back to SOARA Arnie Shatz N6HC.

Our virtual July 20, 2020 club meeting will feature Arnie Shatz, N6HC, who will tell us about one of the last Dxpeditions before COVID-19 put an end to DXpeditioning. Arnie was a member of the VP6R team to Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. Join us to learn about the island history and its current inhabitants, geography and amateur radio operation from this rare DXCC entity which is also one of the most isolated places on earth.

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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using GoToMeeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in. You can join our GoToMeeting using either the GTM plug-in or access it via the Chrome web browser. We will also record this meeting and post a link to this page after the meeting.

SOARA General Meeting 
Mon, Jul 20, 2020 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/ErikWresch/soara-pitcairnislanddxpedition

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3129

Access Code: 803-549-573

More phone numbers
United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0088

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/803549573

Look forward to seeing you there.

Erik Wresch, W6INE, Vice President of SOARA


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month as the Norman P. Murray Center is closed until the end of ?? July, August, September…..? We will announce resuming of testing as soon as we are able.

Please email our Education Director, Steve Kuver K6UVR, at k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.