April 20: SOARA Club Meeting

Please join us on Monday, April 20th at 7pm at the Norman P Murray Center in Mission Viejo for our next general meeting. You might be surprised to find the world’s nearly 15,500 lighthouses and 2.6 million+ amateur radio operators have many things in common.  Amateur radio fittingly celebrates International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend every August to promote awareness of these structures’ unique architectures, local histories, and preservation needs while furthering amateur radio’s public service and international goodwill.

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF, will speak on “Amateur Radio’s International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend”—a presentation based on her 50+ year interest in lighthouses and the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club’s annual ILLW participation at Point Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes.  Her presentation also covers ILLW from a global perspective and the future for lighthouses in the United States, in addition to worldwide commonalities between ham radio operators and lighthouses.

Currently serving her fourth term as president of the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club, Diana is also Chair of HAMCON 2015, the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention that returns to the Torrance Marriott Hotel on Sept. 11-13, 2015.

Diana’s HF amateur radio interests include DXing and contesting using simple indoor wire dipole antennas (95 countries worked in past 12 months), participating in the PVARC’s annual “Islands On The Air” DXpeditions to Santa Catalina Island, and ARRL Field Day.  She is also very active with amateur radio emergency communication through the Los Angeles County Disaster Communications Service, several local agencies, and numerous public service events including the Los Angeles Marathon and Palos Verdes Half Marathon.  She found time for all these activities after retiring early following 24 years in various managerial and executive positions spanning planning and finance functions at three large consumer products firms.

[Corrected for grammar and spelling. -AJ6B]