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August Meeting

Program: 'Double Header' on Summits On The Air (SOTA):

How You Can Participate with Summits on the Air
How To Successfully Operate Portable from Mountaintops with SOTA

by Jordan WC6J

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

SOTA is an award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. It has been carefully designed to make participation possible for all Radio Amateurs and Shortwave Listeners - this is not just for mountaineers! It is fully operational in nearly a hundred countries across the world. Each country has its own Association which defines the recognized SOTA summits within that Association.

Jordan WC6J is the Northern Sierra Nevada Regional Manager for Summits on the Air and he has been an avid Activator for many years. He regularly operates portable from remote mountaintops using phone and CW. Jordan often experiments with building radios and antennas for portable use. He is also the current Vice President of the El Dorado County Amateur Radio Club.

Location: Boulevard Cafe & Grill
        1096 Petaluma Blvd North
        Petaluma, CA.

        Click here for directions.

Time: 6pm Social hour, 7pm Dinner/Program

What's New...
(August 13, 2019)

        Upcoming Events:

                Aug 14, 2019 (2nd Wed) -- Monthly Meeting -- Summits on the Air (SOTA)

                Sep 11, 2019 (2nd Wed) -- Monthly Meeting -- Ted Algren, KA6W - Designing H.F. Loops for Best DX

                Oct 9, 2019 (2nd Wed) -- Monthly Meeting -- Eric WA6HHQ - Elecraft K4 presentation (???)

                Oct 18-20, 2019 -- Pacificon: ARRL Pacific Division Convention

                Nov 13, 2019 (2nd Wed) -- Monthly Meeting -- N6SJ Steve Jones - CW Skills for DXing

                Dec 11, 2019 (2nd Wed) -- Holiday Meeting -- Annual Party and Raffle

        Latest issue of Sunspots:

                August Sunspots

        Latest Propagation Data from Tomas NW7US:

Founded in 1980, the Redwood Empire DX Association is an Amateur Radio Club dedicated to DX (contacting other radio amateurs over long distances) and contests (on the air events where radio amateurs attempt to contact as many other hams over a fixed time period). Membership interests range from 160 meter DXing to VHF/UHF contesting. REDXA membership is open to all licensed Radio Amateurs. However, visitors are cordially invited to attend our meetings.

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