Monthly Meeting Schedule

Due to the coronavirus, the our Wednesday night meetings will be Virtual meetings via Zoom. They will start at 7:00pm and we recommend that you sign-in before the start time so we can begin at 7:00.

 Zoom log-in details are available via the WVARA email reflectoror by contacting Jim, K6EI, using the email address on his page. 

2021 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date
January 13Dr. Seth Shostak, N6UDKThe Quest for the Ultimate DX — Are We Alone in the Universe?
February 10Gary Johnson, NA6O “How to Reduce RF noise Before It Gets into Your Transceiver”
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March 10Jim Aspinwall, NO1PC “Elmering in the Age of Devices”
April 14Brian Tanner, AG6GX “Art of Voice Communications: Techniques for Technician & HF-class licensees” Download PDF Presentation
May 12Kristen McIntyre, K6WX“SWR? Who Cares!”  (SWR myths and misconceptions)
June 9Clint Bradford, K6LCSHow to Work Amateur Satellites with your HT
July 14No Meeting
August 21It’s official.  Sunnyvale has opened their picnic facilities for summer reservations, and we’ve been approved for Baylands Park Pickleweed Picnic Area.  So mark your calendar for WVARA’s Annual BBQ on August 21 starting at 11am.  This coincides with the North America QSO Party / SSB, so we’ll be making contacts during our BBQ via a portable station. 
September 8Dean Wood, N6DECalifornia QSO Party. Our speaker will be Dean Wood, N6DE, who will update us on the latest changes to the California QSO Party. This very fun event occurs the first weekend in October. Dean will likewise cover the various ways that WVARA members can have fun participating in this great contest.
October 13Rex Vokey, KE6MTOur Oct 13 presentation will be Summits On The Air with Rex Vokey, KE6MT. Rex is will cover the basics of SOTA as well as some tips and tricks for those operating either at home or in the field. He’ll also give a short report on his recent first-activation of a backcountry summit called Parker Peak. Rex is the California (W6) Association Manager for Summits on the Air and has been a ham since 2015. He gets out to do summits big and small whenever he can, operating both QRP and portable QRO (100 watts) from mountaintops.
November 10Steve Sergeamt, KC6ZKTWinter Field Day Plans, Elections. Here is a link to Steve’s Presentation PDF
December 18 Holiday Party 11:00am – 1:00pm Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park, near Pickleweed Place. You can see all the information Here.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Scheduled Meeting DateSpeakerTopic
January 12Teri Grizer, K8MNJGrounding/Bonding for RFI Mitigation
February 9

Previous meetings can be viewed on our Meetings History Page.

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You can write to the WVARA at:

West Valley Amateur Radio Association
P.O. Box 6544
San Jose, CA 95150-6544