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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)

 

SCCARA'S July meeting is:

July 10, 2017 7:30 PM

SCCARA SPEAKER FOR JULY 10, 2017


"Building a Communications System from Scratch: Providing Communications Support for the Annual Wildflower Triathlon.

The Wildflower Triathlon is one of the worlds largest triathlons in the world, and requires an extensive communications system to run smoothly every year.

Despite being located at Lake San Antonio where there's only one cell phone tower and a single amateur repeater in range, the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club and its alumni

take on the challenge and deploy a communications system with half a dozen voice repeaters, an entire insular APRS network, and a multi-console Computer-Aided Dispatch center.


This talk will focus on the scope of work involved in pulling off such a large event,

including what's involved in setting up repeaters on a blank hillside,

keeping multiple dispatchers in sync for what's going on, all while doing it on a shoe string budget,

while sprinkling in lessons and hints for providing comms support for any event."


"Kenneth Finnegan, W6KWF was originally licensed in 2008 while attending UC Davis studying mechanical engineering. After graduating with his BS, he transferred to Cal Poly,

SLO to get an MS in electrical engineering and became involved with the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club.

So involved that his masters thesis ended up being related to amateur radio: "Examining Ambiguities in the Automatic Packet Reporting System" [1].

He now works as an Electrical Systems Engineer at Lam Research designing wafer plasma etch equipment for the next generation of IC fabrication.


Kenneth Finnegan

 

Gregg KF6FNA

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

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

 

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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