Monthly Meeting Schedule

Edison Fong, WBIQN, Our virtual host for the April 8 meeting.

 

 

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 signs-in before the start time so we can begin at 7:00.

2020 Meeting Schedule

Date
Speaker
Topic
January 8
Steve Sergeant, KC6ZKT
Winter Field Day Plans
February 12
Ron Quan, KI6AZB
Troubleshooting Electronic Circuits
March 11
Dave Brown, WR6Z

Fun on 900 MHz

Due to the CoronaVirus, the March 2020 WVARA meeting will NOT be held at the Red Cross Building. Instead, we will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom. Below are the specifics:
 
Time: Mar 11, 2020 19:00 Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://zoom.us/j/112102081

Meeting ID: 112 102 081

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Meeting ID: 112 102 081
April 8
 Ed Fong, WB6IQN
 

DMR (Digital Mobile Radio)

Due to the coronavirus, the April WVARA meeting will NOT be held at the Red Cross Building. Instead, we will hold a virtual meeting via Zoom at 7pm on Wednesday, April 8. 
 
At this month’s meeting Edison Fong, WB6IQN, will bring us up to speed on DMR (Digital Mobile Radio).  This mode is getting really popular.  The radios cost about $100-$150 depending on the quality you want.  All of them  also have conventional FM.  DMR is a full digital format that is interfaced via the internet where one can 24/7 talk all over the world.  The dream of working DX sitting on your couch is here.  Since it is an open system originally set up  by Motorola there are over 15 manufacturers of DMR radios – both hand held and mobiles.  Learn how to get register as a DMR user, where to purchase a radio, how to program the radio and talk to the world without depending on propagation conditions.
 
Ed is a design consultant and has worked at Loral Space System, Microsoft and National Semiconductor. He has 25 years of experience in analog design for communications, data conversion and RF systems. Fong has 12 issued patents and has published more than 40 papers. He is a senior member of the IEEE. He also is on the faculty of UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley, where he teaches RF Wireless Communications and I/O Design Fundamentals. 
Join Zoom Meeting on Apr 8, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 660 067 844

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Meeting ID: 660 067 844
May 13
Jim Peterson, K6EI
All Things Field Day
June 10
Jim DeLoach, WU0I
Tales of an Alaskan Field Day Adventure
July
No Meeting
 
August 15
Annual WVARA BBQ
When: 11am – 2pm, Saturday, Aug 15    Where: Sunnyvale’s Bayland Park, Pickweed Picnic Area #12019 Meeting Schedule
September 9 Dean Wood, N6DE California QSO Party
October 14 Jim Peterson, K6EI Fun on 160 Meters
November 11    
December    

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

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