DX Clusters

At the March 4, 2016, meeting, Rich KE1B presented the modern tools that hams use for DX reports. Instead of relying on telephones or FM repeaters, hams now use Internet-connected computer programs to communicate automatically where and when DX signals have been received (or “spotted”). Internet-connected logging programs update information to DX Cluster nodes automatically, making it easy

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Holiday Party Dinner Reservations

Dinner is on December 5. The Dinner-Reservation Form is due December 1. We must have a headcount for the restaurant before the dinner, and so NO WALK-INS can be accommodated. Reservation Details and Menu (PDF). Updated November 15: We will be doing a gift exchange. If you wish to participate, bring a gift for $20 and under. You are welcome to

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Friedrichshafen

Here is a teaser for Don K6GHA’s upcoming presentation at the November SLVARC meeting about his trip to the Friedrichshafen International Amateur Radio Exhibition in Germany. Don submitted his article to both SLVARC and SCCARC for a wider audience.  —Editor Oktoberfest brings to mind two of my more favorite things, beer and ham (radio that is!). I consider myself fortunate this past June

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Deals at the 2015 SLVARC Auction

During the auction on Friday night, radio amateurs bid on a catalog of 45 lots of items to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club. Many thanks to all donors who offered the items for auction, to the bidders who participated, and to auctioneer Rich KE1B. While deals could be had by all, the quality of the items being auctioned ensured a few high

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Slides from September Club Meeting

Many thanks to Bill Brooks WB6YVK, who presented “Experiments in Optimization Applied to Antenna Impedance Matching” at the September 4, 2015, club meeting. Bill has graciously allowed us to post his entire slide set. Reviewing the slides myself, I see that Bill has included general references on optimization that I find useful in my current work.

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