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Topic: Software Defined Radio (SDR)
Speaker: Ria Jairam, Director Hudson Div, ARRL

SDR has taken over the industry and yielded fantastic improvements to
our radios. Do we know how to use these new tools?

Computes used once to perform logging operations, then digital signal
generation, now are connected directly to our antennas.

Join us and learn.

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Hello all Club Members,
At our October club meeting, Bob K7NHE made an offer to match any dontation the club made for spectrum defense. At our November meeting, we voted for the club to donate $200 to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund. Thank you,  club! Thank you, Bob! 
 
But that’s not all!
We also have -two- anonymous club members who have offered to match individual donations (up to $200) that any members make to the ARRL Spectrum Defense Fund.   
 
It’s a good cause, and one that ARRL takes seriously. Following our conversation with Jim Pace N7CEX at the November meeting, correspondence with ARRL, and personal history following this issue by various club members, I believe funds contributed toward this are well managed and spent by ARRL on and for the purpose.  
 
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation toward Spectrum Defense this year, take this opportunity to double or even triple your impact toward helping protect our spectrum. Make a donation to ARRL Spectrum Defense per the directions at the below link. After making a donation, let me know (at scottmi @ gmail.com) before our next club meeting on Friday, December 11th. I will provide an anonymous tally to the matching sponsors.   
 
Again, it’s a good cause in support of the Amateur Radio Service, and the ARRL’s Spectrum Defense effort is Amateur’s strongest (and, essentially only) ‘voice’ before the FCC, Congress, and the International Telecommunication Union. 
 
Here is the link for donation instructions:      
 
 
Thx and 73,
Scott W7SLM 

We finally replaced the back up batteries for the Cady repeater.  Ed, KD7TUN, Robin, KJ7BFD, and Paul, N7TZW, teamed up and went to the site Nov. 7 to do the work.  The following report by Robin, with pictures by Robin and Paul, details the job:

N7JN Battery Replacement Report November 2020

Thanks to Paul & Robin for all the help!

Ed K.

 

 

SJCARS Monthly Meeting
Friday, November 13, 2020, 11:30 am, 
Online Meeting
Dear SCJARS Members and Friends, 

Our next monthly meeting will be on Friday November 13, 2020, at 11:30 am. Due to current travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, we will be conducting a virtual meeting, via Zoom Meeting. You may join the meeting via computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. (Details below.) 

When joining, please connect to the meeting a few minutes before 11:30, so we can begin promptly.

On the agenda for this month: Spectrum Defense Donations and Matching Offers, Club Election Slate, December Meeting.

This month our feature presentation will be a discussion with Jim Pace K7CEX, former Director of the ARRL NW Division, Chair of the ARRL Administrative and Finance Committee,and instructor at the Communications Academy. 
Budd WB7FHC will also share first impressions of his new Icom IC-705!

Finally, we will also have our regular club meeting topics, including meeting minute approval, treasury report, committee reports, and of course, “Stories from your Shack.”

The October Minutes are posted at sjcars.org.

If you have not used Zoom before, no account or registration is necessary. However, I would encourage everyone to visit zoom.us beforehand, setup a free account, make sure your computer is configured properly for a web meeting, and view a brief tutorial. If you choose to use a smartphone or tablet, you can install the free “Zoom Cloud Meeting” app.
 
Set a reminder to sign in at 11:20 or 11:25 am PST, Friday, November 13th:

SJCARS November Meeting
   To join via computer, click: Here 
      Meeting URL:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85344520364  

      Meeting ID: 853 4452 0364
      Passcode: 691631

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Outside the US, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc2QySYV8Z

Once again, the meeting WILL NOT BE HELD AT MULLIS. Please stay home and join in the virtual meeting!    

73,    
Scott W7SLM 

This was a Virtual Meeting via Zoom.

From Secretary Elizabeth:

2020-10-09

Jim Hooper K9QJS will be presenting:

A tour of his shack with emphasis on RTTY contesting. Hardware and software will be explored/explained.

Should there be any time remaining, Dan N6AU will report on WSPR. Following the August QST article on the subject, I built up the unit there in described  and have been having all sorts of fun with 150 mW. (yes milli-watts)

Topic: SJCARS Tech Seminar–Fri Oct 23, 11:30
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

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SJCARS Monthly Meeting
Friday, October 9, 2020, 11:30 am, 
Online Meeting
Dear SCJARS Members and Friends, 

Our next monthly meeting will be on Friday October 9, 2020, at 11:30 am. Due to current travel restrictions and social distancing requirements, we will be conducting a virtual meeting, via Zoom Meeting. You may join the meeting via computer, mobile phone, or landline phone. (Details below.) 

When joining, please connect to the meeting a few minutes before 11:30, so we can begin promptly.

On the agenda for this month: future club meetings and events outlook.

This month our feature presentation will be: “Origin and Development of Q-Codes” by Scott W7SLM

Finally, we will also have our regular club meeting topics, including meeting minute approval, treasury report, committee reports, and of course, “Stories from your Shack.”

The September Minutes are posted at sjcars.org.

If you have not used Zoom before, this is a great chance to experience it.  No account or registration is necessary. However, I would encourage everyone to visit zoom.us beforehand, setup a free account, make sure your computer is configured properly for a web meeting, and view a brief tutorial. If you choose to use a smartphone or tablet, you can install the free “Zoom Cloud Meeting” app.
 
Set a reminder to sign in at 11:20 or 11:25 am PDT, Friday, October 9th:

SJCARS September Meeting
   To join via computer, click: Here 
      Meeting URL:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84984934856 

      Meeting ID: 849 8493 4856  
      Password: 266699

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   To join via telephone in the US, dial by your location:
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        +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
       Meeting ID: 849 8493 4856  
       Password: 266699

Outside the US, find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kiD9BdDSp

Once again, the meeting WILL NOT BE HELD AT MULLIS. Please stay home and join in the virtual meeting!    

73,    
Scott W7SLM

This was a Virtual Meeting via Zoom.

From Secretary Elizabeth:

2020-09-11

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