June 2 in the Red Cross parking lot at 10 am. We will assemble the newly repaired tribander that will be used by the Digital station at Field Day, and possibly an alternate tribander if there is enough time.
WVARA Annual BBQ
When: 11am – 2pm, Saturday, Aug 18
Where: 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
Microwave Update 2018 will be held on October 11-14, 2018 in Dayon, Ohio.
Microwave Update (MUD) is an international
conference dedicated to microwave equipment
design, construction, and operation. It is focused
on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the
microwave bands. The Midwest VHF-UHF Society (MVUS) is pleased to host this year’s event.