Home Brew Night 2021

Building one’s own amateur-radio equipment is frugal and satisfying. Every January we celebrate our club members’ DIY accomplishments at Home Brew night with tales of their successes and—how shall we call them—lessions learned. During the January 2021 club meeting, Kerry K3RRY, Sam WB6RJH, and John AC6SL presented their work of the past year to meeting attendees

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Virtual Holiday Toast

Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, the December Holiday Dinner at Scopazzi’s will NOT happen this year. We do not know if the restaurant will be open for indoor seating, nor if SLVARC members would be willing to attend. Instead we will have a virtual Holiday Toast via Zoom on Saturday 2020-Dec-05. Meet at 7:00 PM.

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Installing a Screwdriver Antenna

At the October 9, 2020, virtual club meeting, John AC6SL presented his experiences when choosing and installing a roof-mounted  screwdriver antenna. Check out his slide set.

WR6AOK: On the Air

With the CZU Lightning Complex Fire being 24% contained and the skies yet to show a reliable shade of blue, hams of the San Lorenzo Valley community have been using the club’s WR6AOK VHF repeater to coordinate emergency response activities. Since the repeater seems to work effortlessly, we may be unaware of the round-the-year efforts

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Frequency Measuring Tests

Many thanks to John AC6SL and to Sam WB6RJH for their engaging and well-prepared Tech Talk on ARRL Frequency Measurement Tests (Club Meeting, August 7, 2020). Who knew that wielding electronic instruments and measuring an unmodulated broadcast signal’s frequency would be so interesting! [I did, but I’m a nerd. —Editor.] The aim of the contest is

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