Meeting History

2016 Meeting schedule

Date
Speaker
Topic
January 13
Paul Wesling, KM6LH
The Origins of Silicon Valley: Roots in Ham Radio
February 10
Keith Snyder, KI6BDR
Maximum Permissible Exposure Limit versus Near Field Radiation from a 2-Meter Mobile Antenna
March 9
Ralph Simpson
The History/Technology of the Enigma Cipher Machine in World War II
April 13
Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF
Sun-Powered Radios: Harnessing Solar Power in the Name of Amateur Radio
May 11
Jim Peterson, K6EI
All Things Field Day
June 8
Jim Peterson, K6EI
Ham Radio Potpourri: Getting High Schoolers Excited about Ham Radio, WVARA in Social Media, and Field Day & De Anza Flea Market Planning
July
No Meeting
August 20
BBQ
The annual WVARA BBQ will be from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, August 20, in Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park at the Pickleweed picnic site. Visitors are welcome. Complete information on our Activities Page
September 14
Edison Fong, WB6IQN
Tri-Band J-Pole Antenna
October 12
Don Ferguson, AI6RE
Amateur High Altitude Ballooning
November 9
December 14 HOLIDAY PARTY!

2015 Meeting schedule

Date Speaker Topic
January 14 Ed Fong, WB6IQN History of Handie-Talkie Radios
February 11 Ron Quan, KI6AZB Electronics from the ground up
March 11 Kevin Reid, AG6YO A Visual Introduction to Digital Signal Processing for SDR
April 8 George Williams, N6NKT The In’s and Out’s of Our Local Red Cross
May 13 Jim Peterson, K6EI All Things Field Day
June 10 Bill AE6JV, Jim K6EI, Bobby KA4VBF, George N6NKT Get Radioactive with WVARA
July No Regular Meeting
August 15 BBQ 11am-2pm Baylands Park BBQ & NAQP-SSB Operation
September 9 Steve Stearns, K6OIK The Joy of (Antenna) Matching
October 14 Bobby Barnett, KA4VBF Highlights of WVARA’s VHF and CQP Expeditions
November 11 Kristen McIntyre, K6WX The Mighty Transistor – What’s so great about transistors?
December 9 Potluck Holiday Party at the meeting room Setup at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7pm

2014 Meeting schedule

Date Speaker Topic
January 8 Jim Peterson, K6EI All Things Field Day *
February 12 Bill Ruck, W6VSY Radio On The High Seas
March 12 Wayne Burdick, N6KR Elecraft Night at WVARA
April 9 Jim Peterson, K6EI Low Band DX Antennas: The Good, the
Bad, and the Ugly
May 14 Jim Peterson, K6EI All Things Field Day
June 11 Bill Frantz, AE6JV Hands-On Construction: Battery Status Indicator Kit
July No Regular Meeting
August 13 No Regular Meeting
August 16 BBQ 11am-2pm Baylands Park, Pickleweed Site BBQ & NAQP-SSB Operation
September 10 Jim Peterson, K6EI Field Day Highlights & California QSO Party: Plans and Ideas
October 8 Jim Peterson, K6EI Fun on 160M!
November 12
December 10 Pot Luck Holiday Party at the meeting location
Setup at 6:30pm, Dinner at 7pm

* See meeting page for pre-meeting location.

2013 Meeting schedule

Date Speaker Topic
January 9 George Williams, N6NKT 3D2C DXpedition With A Newbie Twist
February 13 Mike Lavelle, K6ML Introduction to Microwave Amateur Radio
http://www.50mhzandup.org/index.html
March 13 Ron Quan, KI6AZB Build Your Own Transistor Radios
April 10 Jim Deloach, WU0I Ham Radio in Ethiopia
May 8 Jim Peterson, K6EI All Things Field Day
June 12
July No Meeting
August 17 Picnic at Baylands Picnic Flyer
September 11 Kristen McIntyre, K6WX TBD
October 9 Dave Flack, W6DLF and Dave Crocker, W6VYC QRPeditions
November 13 Russ Bentson, K6KLY Meteor Scatter Using FSK441
December 11 Pot Luck Holiday Party at the meeting location Setup 6:30, Dinner 7:00`

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