General Membership Meeting, September 20th @ 7pm. Bob Grubic NC6Q – What is Ham Radio Contesting All About?

Bob Grubic NC6Q will be joining us at the Murray Center via GoToMeeting. Those who cannot join us person may join us on the GoToMeeting platform (we will attempt to improve the audio for those online)


Bob Grubic NC6Q has been licensed for over 40 years and holds an Amateur Extra Class license. Though inactive for many years raising a family, he’s been very active the last 15 years. He has served in many ham radio positions, including:

ARALB: Board Member, Membership Chairman, W6RO Assistant Manager, W6RO Wireless Room Operator, Field Day Chairman, Ham of the Year, Instructor for: 2 CW Classes and Radio Propagation Lessons for a General Class Course, The Milliwatt newsletter editor,

LAX ARES: Assistant South District Emergency Coordinator, Net Manager, Net Control Operator, Baker-to-Vegas radio operator,

and Organizer and Net Control Operator for a Slow Speed CW Net

Bob often operates portable from the Republic of Panama.

Bob is a member of the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (ARALB), FISTS, CDXC, SCCC and a Life Member of the ARRL. He is a retired English teacher and enjoys HF CW contesting, Field Day, and portable operations.

Topic Summary:

Title: What’s Ham Radio Contesting All About?

Summary: A look at contesting for the beginner as well as the seasoned ham who really hasn’t paid attention to the world of contesting–with an emphasis on HF contesting. Why you might consider becoming a contester.

General Membership – What is Contesting All About?
Mon, Sep 20, 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Ham Radio Examinations will be administered at 6:00 PM, prior to the start of our general meeting. Cost is $15/attempt. Pre-registration is not required and you don’t need to be a SOARA member to take the test.