Nov 14th, 2017 What on earth is this? An old-fashioned bobby pin? A custom-designed Louisville Slugger for Barry Bonds? Nope, it is the latest thing to come from the fertile minds of the folks at SteppIR—a Yagi that will have your neighbors and the president of your homeowners’ association giving you gifts for the holidays. Come to the… Read More »
Oct 10th, 2017 The program this month is a real treat—the spectacular scenes from the 2016 DXpedition to Heard Island. The video about VKØEK is narrated by Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, the expedition organizer. Rob’s 125th Street Grill, 125th and Aurora Avenue North Dinner at 6:30. Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available… Read More »
Sept 12th, 2017 Justin, K5EM, travelled to the Blue Mountains in eastern Oregon for both a little radio and a little eclipse viewing. He’ll regale us with stories of the NAQP, satellite operation and the setup, operations and lessons learned. Rob’s 125th Street Grill, 125th and Aurora Avenue North Dinner at 6:30. Details about our monthly meetings and… Read More »
Jun 13th, 2017 W3LPL RX Antennas How do you like this aerial view of the contest mega-station owned by Frank Donovan, W3LPL. As you might suspect, Frank knows a lot about antennas. At the meeting this month we’ll hear Frank speak about antennas for 80 and 160 in a widely-acclaimed video. Meeting location, RSVP details, background, and a… Read More »
May 9th, 2017 Show and Tell While we talk about equipment, stations, and DXing or contesting, pictures are worth 1000 words. This month, we’ll take a virtual tour of club members’ stations. This is an opportunity to show off a little or complain about how tough your terrain and neighborhood QRM are.
April 11, 2017 Following his first DXpedition to the North Cook Islands (as E51AMF/E51ADD), Bengt, K7ADD, will share his experiences and tips for those considering their first trip, large or small. His perspective as a newer ham on a solo DXpedition may provide a different perspective than the posttrip reports following larger trips by more experienced hams.
March 14, 2017 Grant KZ1W spent most of January 2017 on a expedition cruise ship, traveling to the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. He operated MM a bit aboard the ship. His slide and video presentation at the March meeting will discuss operating MM on a cruise ship, an introduction to Antarctica, whaling, penguins and seals,… Read More »
Jan 10, 2017 Ever heard of HAARP? Here’s your chance. Scott, N7SS, will take us on a site tour of the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. How about 180 HF antennas and transmitters located on 36 acres? The site draws its share of would-be KL7s, including two guys who were arrested late last year planning an attack… Read More »
Dec. 13, 2016 Annual Christmas Party No program this month but even better: election of officers and directors, presentation of club awards, a super raffle and unrestrained celebration of the holidays. Be there. Details about our monthly meetings and a catalog of past programs are available on the Monthly Membership Meetings page.
Nov. 8, 2016 You’re likely to see this if you visit any parks in downtown Tehran. This month we’ll be treated to the very well-done video from the EP2A DXpedition earlier this year. We may also be treated with the various networks calling the election once the polls close on the West Coast—or not. Anyone wearing a “Make… Read More »