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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to test remotely.