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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)

 

This SCCARA meeting is:

February 12 , 2018

 

This month's meeting will present:

Ed Fong (WB6IQN).

As many of you know, he is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that was featured

in the February 2003 and March 2007 QST. His most recent antenna was the TBJ-1 – a triband

base antenna that was published in March 2017 QST. The DBJ-1 is a highly effective dual band

VHF/UHF base station antenna and the DBJ-2 is the portable roll up version. The DBJ-2 won the

QST Plaque of the Month Award. Both of these antennas are featured in the ARRL VHF antenna

Handbook and also in the ARRL Antenna Classic Handbook. There are over 18,000 of these

antennas in use today.

About half are used by hams and the other half by government and commercial agencies.

He will also give a brief discussion of his triband antenna (TBJ-1) that was featured

in March 2017 QST.

Ed will give a history on how these antennas were developed and the theory

on how and why they work so well. There is no “black magic” to antennas.

He will explain in a non-mathematical manner why these antennas work so well.

A limited amount of antennas will be available for $25. Base or portable roll up version.

Triband Base - TBJ-1 will be available for $50.

50ft lengths of RG8x coax with molded PL259 connectors for $25.

He will also have available the GP5-SSB Software define radio for sale. $60

50ft lengths of RG8x coax with molded PL259 connectors for $25.

This should be fun Stated Ed.

&

PLEASE Remember Dues are now OVER due.

 

Hope to see you at the meeting!

Gregg KF6FNA, President

The REGULAR 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

SCCARA Newsletter links

SCCARA-GRAM-current

SCCARA-GRAM ARCHIVES - (older copies still being added)

 

SCCARA __VIDEO__ ARCHIVES

CLUB HISTORY ARCHIVES

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION (PDF)

SCCARA BADGE ORDER

REQUEST TO BECOME AN 'ELMER'

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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