WVARA Annual BBQWhen: 11am – 2:00pm, Saturday, Aug 17, 2019Where: Sunnyvale’s Baylands Park, Pickleweed Place #1
(When you get to Baylands Park, turn right after going through the main gate.)There won’t be an evening WVARA meeting in August. Instead, we are having our annual WVARA BBQ. Our location (see map below, the reservation is under “WVARA”) includes multiple tables, grill, an AC outlet, and a covered awning for shade. There is an entry fee per car at Baylands Park, so you may prefer to carpool. We’ll have hot charcoal and condiments — please bring your own meat to grill.Our BBQ coincides with the SSB portion of the North American QSO Party (NAQP) which means this is an ideal opportunity for a really fun portable radio operation. (NAQP Contest rules are at: http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf). We can’t put up any big Field Day-style antennas at Baylands, but we can still string up an NVIS dipole and/or put an HF whip on top of the metal awning and have some fun in the contest. Let me know if you are interested in volunteering to be in charge of either of the following two tasks:1) Setting up an HF SSB station.
2) Setting up a VHF station for event coordination through the WVARA repeater
2019 Schedule – Electronics Flea Market
Flea Market – Hosted by Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association.
Flea Market – Hosted by South Peninsula Amateur Radio Klub.
Flea Market – Hosted by Santa Clara County Amateur Radio Association.
Flea Market – Hosted by Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System.
Flea Market – Hosted by Foothills Amateur Radio Society.
Flea Market – Hosted by Silicon Valley Emergency Communications System.
Flea Market – Hosted by West Valley Amateur Radio Association.
Amateur Radio Annual Winter Banquet (sponsored by FARS)
Friday, February 15, 2019 – 6:00 PM
“Highlights from the Archives: Early Amateur Radio and Accounts of SOS Calls”
Presented by Bob Rydzewski, KJ6SBR, California Historical Radio Society (CHRS)
WVARA has again been invited to join the Foothill Amateur Radio Society (FARS) for their annual Amateur Radio Winter Banquet at Michael’s restaurant in Shoreline Park. Many WVARA members enjoyed the event and won prizes last year.
This event is open to anyone who wants to attend, but reservations are required. Bring a spouse or a friend, and, of course, bring a few dollars for the raffle. There are over $1,500 in great prizes. See http://www.fars.k6ya.org/banquet/banquet2019
All sign-ups should be received by 6:00 PM on February 11th. You can sign up online on FARS web site using PayPal. Or you can download and mail a paper reservation form with a check. Mailed sign-ups should be posted by February 7th to be received on time.
Annual Holiday Party
Next Electronics Flea Market at Fry’s Sunnyvale
Saturday, September 8
ASVARO Electronics Flea Market
ASVARO Electronics Flea Market
Check their webpage for the latests schedule and locations.
FARS Foothills Amateur Radio Society
Information and schedule at www.fars.k6ya.org/events/banquet
Please visit our new Field Day page.
On Air Activities
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