Monday, March 15th 2021 at 7pm

 

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

Please join us online for our March 2021 General Membership Meeting to be held on the ZOOM platform. Yes! I said the ZOOM platform. Not our usual Go To Meeting Platform.

This month’s presentation will be hosted by: Clint Bradford K6LCS, AMSAT Ambassador, ARRL instructor.

THE SUBJECT: How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT

 You do not need 100W of transmit power nor expensive antenna arrays to
work the FM amateur satellites! Many hams already have the necessary equipment to “work the
birds.” This presentation will walk you through ALL the steps needed to successfully work several
ham satellites.
ZOOM INVITATION …
K6LCS Clint is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: South Orange Amateur Radio Association (SOARA) Meeting
Time: Mar 15, 2021 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Out General Meetings have always been open to the public and our online platform using Clint Bradford’s ZOOM Meeting is also open to anyone that wants to join in.

 

 


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month at the Norman P. Murray Center as it is closed through April 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 k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.

Monday, February 15th at 7pm. General Meeting / Monte Variakojis KE6GQO / GPS and Ham

Dear SOARA Members and Guests,

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

Please welcome one of our own SOARA members, Monte Variakojis KE6GQO, for this months’ topic:
Global Positioning System
GPS and GPS Timing for HAM Radio
Back in 1993, a full constellation of 24 satellites completed the first phase of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Since then GPS has grown in two additional phases, hardware has become very inexpensive, and the HAM community has adopted it as part of the hobby. FT8 and FT4 are some of many digital modes that utilize a computer’s sound card to bring audio from the radio to be decoded by software. These digital modes require some form of time synchronization to UTC. To be successful in these modes while out in the field, GPS has come to the rescue to help synchronization. Join us in learning some of the benefits and pitfalls of using GPS as a time source.

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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.

SOARA / Monte Variakojis KE6GQO – GPS and Ham
Mon, Feb 15, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (PST)

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

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 838-364-685

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/838364685

 


Ham Radio Examinations will NOT be held this month at the Norman P. Murray Center as it is closed through April 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 k6uvr@soara.org for information on how to test remotely.