Monday, January 18th at 7pm. General Meeting with Guest Speaker Bill Shanney W6QR

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our January 2021 General Membership Meeting to be held on the GoToMeeting platform.

Our guest speaker this month will be Bill Shanney W6QR to give a presentation on VHF/UHF Weak Signal Propagation.  Bill has been a ham since 1961 when he was a freshman in High School in NJ. He is now a retired electronics engineer having spent 45 years working on RF and microwave circuits and systems for satellites. He operates 95% CW on the HF bands. He was very active on VHF/UHF about 30 years ago and has stayed active on 6M Sporadic E. When the pandemic started and we had to stay home, he decided to give it a try again. This presentation is a summary of what he did and learned in 2020. We hope you will join the meeting and hear what Bill has to share with us.


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 Meeting – VHF/UFH Weak Signal Propagation
Mon, Jan 18, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PST)

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Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month at the Norman P. Murray Center as it is closed until at least March and possibly longer depending on COVID related restrictions. Testing can be arranged to be done online. 

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