*Foothills Amateur Radio Society Membership Meeting on Friday October 23*
This month we are again offering a virtual meeting on Zoom. Visitors are welcome. Connection information will be posted on FARS web site shortly before the meeting at http://www.fars.k6ya.org/meeting/on-line-meeting <http://www.fars.k6ya.org/meeting/on-line-meeting>.
*Date*: Friday, October 23, 2020
*Location*: This is a virtual meeting via Zoom
*Time*: 7:00 pm start connecting; 7:30 pm meeting starts
*Presentation*: Repeaters To Go… Wild
In addition to FARS, this presentation will also be given at an upcoming WVARA meeting on December 9.
*Speaker*: Steve Sergeant, KC6ZKT
*Summary*: What if you’re organizing a backcountry event where there is no communications infrastructure? It’s the kind of problem that amateur radio operators are uniquely suited to solve. What if your repeater site is only accessible on foot? Then you need a portable repeater system that can be carried to site in a backpack. Steve will talk about design requirements for highly portable repeaters systems, and show and demonstrate two 70-cm systems he has built for public service events, and review events where they were used.
*About the speaker*: Steve Sergeant is a third-generation ham. Originally licensed Novice class in 1972, his licensed expired, but in 1991 he was granted KC6ZKT as a Technician and has since upgraded to Extra. Steve has a long career in audio engineering for professional and later consumer audio system integration. He currently works at Dolby Laboratories as an Applications Engineer. Steve is on the boards of the WVARA and the Nature Sounds Society. He is also a volunteer backpacking instructor for the Sierra Club, who teaches in ultralight techniques, and a Uniformed Volunteer for California State Parks at Henry Coe State Park.
The California Historical Radio Society offers a YouTube channel of videos on radio history topics: https://www.youtube.com/user/CalRadioHistory/videos <https://www.youtube.com/user/CalRadioHistory/videos>.