South Bay Amateur Radio Association

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General Meeting

12 May 2023

Welcome guests!

bienvenue ようこそ

歡迎 welkom ברוך הבא

willkommen مرحباً

स्वागत benvenuto υποδοχή

boa vinda 환영

добро пожаловать

Welcome club members!

Introduce yourselves!

First name and call sign? (Pronouns?)



New licensees? License upgrades?

Our Feature Presentation


Ed Fong WB6IQN

  • Licensed radio amateur since 1968
  • BSEE, MSEE, and Ph.D. degrees
  • Inventor of DBJ-1, DBJ-2 and TBJ-1 antennas
  • Patents, publications, and professorships, oh my!
  • Silicon Valley veteran of startups and semiconductor giants

Break time


Radio in the Park Recap

  • 100 watts, hex beam, battery power
  • 20 meters was great, other bands…weren't
  • 7QP: 23 QSOs, 23 mults. Wyoming exists!
  • New England QP: 4 QSOs, 4 mults. Maine exists!
  • Indiana QP: 2 QSOs
  • Parks on the Air: 4 unique parks
  • ARI Int'l DX Contest: 1 QSO with Italy!
  • Delaware QP: Absolute Bupkis. Delaware is a myth.

Show and tell

What are you working on?


Interesting QSOs


Announcements and Club Business


Save the Date!

23-25 June 2023 ARRL Field Day
7-8 October 2023 California QSO Party
20-22 October 2023 Pacificon

Call for Speakers


Call for Speakers

  • Do you have an interesting topic?
  • Do you have a willing speaker for that topic?
  • Let the board know!

Call for Activities

What else can we do together as a club?


WA6PWW Repeater Update


Nets and Nodes


Mythical Mystery Net

Informal 👕 👖 chat 💬 net

Mondays at 19:30 Pacific time

WA6PWW repeater: 147.015 MHz ➕ 103.5 Hz

You can even talk about things that aren't amateur radio!

Tri-Cities EmComm Net

Formal 🤵 directed 👉 net

Tuesdays at 19:30 Pacific time

WA6PWW repeater: 147.015 MHz ➕ 103.5 Hz

Wednesday Night Roundtable

Informal 👕 👖 chat 💬 net

Wednesdays at 20:00 Pacific Time

28.412 MHz or thereabouts

KU6S-2 packet station

Packet BBS on 145.05 MHz

Same site as WA6PWW repeater

Feedback to Steve AG6TT

Fox Hunt

Next 🦊 fox hunt 🐶 is tomorrow, Saturday 13 May

Talk-in on WA6PWW repeater: 147.015 MHz ➕ 103.5 Hz

Electronics Flea Market

Second Sundays through September!

🛒 Sunday, 14 May 2023 🛍 06:00 to 12:00 💸

West Valley College in Saratoga

Buy, sell, and trade your junk box! Or even the junk in the box!

Step up for the club


Currently Open Positions

📒 Compliance manager 📒

👥 Keeper of membership records 👥

🏢 Board member at-large 🏢

Positions Opening Soon

🦺 Safety officer 🦺

🧳 Quartermaster 🧳

✅ Volunteer Examiner liaison ❎

☕ Refreshments Coordinator 🍩

What the board is working on



  • Short list of vendors
  • Short list of designs
  • We'll be picking something soon!

In-person license exams


Upcoming Meetings

22 May 2023 Board Meeting
9 June 2023 General Meeting

Thank You!

Hurricane Electric and Benny Ng for use of the room

Tim AF6TF for audio gear

Al WT6K for the projector

Elaine KJ6AOE and Greg WY6P for refreshments

Steve K6WW for the Zoom meeting

See you on the air!


73 DE KU6S S̅K̅