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Santa Clara County Amateur Radio Association

SCCARA was formed as a general interest amateur radio club in 1921
and became a non-profit corporation in 1947.

SCCARA is an affiliate of the American Radio Relay League
and the Santa Clara Valley Section of the Pacific Division of the ARRL.

This meeting is the second Monday
of each month at 7:30PM.

Visitors are always welcome to attend the club meeting.

NOTICE:

Club P.O.Box is now

SCCARA

P.O.Box 106

San Jose CA 95103-0106

 

(NIST TIME WIDGIT ABOVE)

 

The May 8, 2017 meeting speaker is:

 

 

 

 

Don Anastasia, AA6W

Don will cover both 2-way SATELLITE and HF RADIO DX techniques in his presentation at the MAY 8 SCCARA GENERAL MEETING.

Don't forget to bring your DX questions to the meeting!


Don was first licensed as WD6EPV in 1977. He became an avid DX'er in 1983 and upgraded to EXTRA in 1985 (currently AA6W.) Don earned mixed mode (both ssb/cw) DXCC in 1992. He earned SATELLITE MODE (2-way sats) in year 1993 - award # 157. Don earned CW DXCC in 1999.

In 2007 Don was the primary (radio) control operator for ARISS (AMATEUR RADIO on-board INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION) contact at Dillworth Elementary School. He allowed 22 children to directly communicate using amateur radio vhf to ask (science) questions with on-board astronaut Sunita Williams in a 12 minute time-frame (radio window) while ISS was in view of Northern California.

Don lives in San Juan Bautista and works as a substitute teacher in the Saratoga Union School District. He earned an AA from West Valley College in Liberal Arts and a BA from Santa Clara University in Social Studies.

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Gregg KF6FNA, President

 

The SCCARA MEETING starts at 7:30 PM at Kaiser Santa Clara

(on Lawrence Expressway at Homestead Road.) in Building 700,

Room B-06 in the basement (across the hall from the cafeteria.)

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS (link)

 

Hospital Site map is in the SCCARA-GRAM

 

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (PDF)

SCCARA BADGE ORDER

 

The Regular meeting is at THE NEW KAISER HOSPITAL off

HOMESTEAD & LAWRENCE EXPY, SANTA CLARA CA.

Main Hospital Building Basement room often in B6 near cafeteria.

(Alterations will be announced.)

Parking lot B is closest, use the 'WEST' entry (right side) watch for signs to B6.

Directions:

From Lawrence Expressway turn WEST on Homestead

then LEFT (South) into the parking lot.

Lot B is the middle lot.

When entering the Homestead driveway you are facing the main hospital.

AREA MAP

SCCARA's Radio Room is Open Monthly.

See:

Special events

Contests

 

The club board meeting is held the third Monday of each month
at the San Jose Red Cross building, 2731 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA at 7:30PM
guests welcome

Board Meeting Map

Here's the - Officers & Directors of SCCARA: <Click here>

 

Want current information regarding the local volunteer license examiner
program in relationship with ARRL?

ARRL VE EXAMS

HAM FLEA MARKETS COORDINATED BY ASVARO

(header is link)

Elaborated Details of 2 prior presentations

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From our February 14, 2011 Regular meeting The February SCCARA meeting featured Rich Harrington, (prior WA6GJF) Now KN6FW, speaking on T Hunting.

As his first call suggests Rich has been at this since 1962. Rich got part of his T-Hunting skills in the US Navy where it is a serious business.

Rich is now retired from Pacific Bell so he can devote his time to designing, building, and using DF equipment.

DF Loop data

TDOA data

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"How to radiate a big signal from a small lot."

The Link to talk given 9/8/08 is below.

Mr.Badger was a ham since 1939. He graduated from U C Berkeley in Electrical Engineering.

He has had many articles published in both the professional and amateur press.

Regretfully Mr Badger passed on 11/15/09 at 84 years.

The W6TC DX Loop presented by George Badger

( http://www.ae6pm.com/Shared.htm)

 

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