SPECS started out as a net in the 1950's on two meters AM. Walt Reed (W6ASH) started the net, and in the early 70’s he decided to add a repeater at his house in Los Altos. Later the repeater was moved to the site at El Camino Hospital and was the first antenna at the hospital. The SPECS RA was subsequently formed as the legal entity that owns the repeater. The user group was formed later. Learn more.
The 2020 Officers, Left to right: Dave Koberstein, N9DK, second vice president; Grant Elliot, KK6FMQ, President; Rick Van Mell, KI6PUR, training officeer; Marc Roddin, KI6HLH, Past President; Leslie Grimm, KK6EKN, Webmaster/Assistant to Secretary; Scott Overstreet, N6NXI, SPECS Repeater Association; Jerry Thalls, KG6HI, Director-at-large representing Sunnyvale; Steve Olson, KI6MYE, Director-at-large representing Los Altos
Photo by Phil Henderson, KF6ZSQ
The board meets several times throughout the year as needed. Members are welcome to attend. Elections are held at the annual members meeting in January.
Meet your board members.
Click the image to download the brochure (pdf, update 06-03-19). You can print copies to give to fellow hams who would like to know more about SPECS.
Annual Meetings are held in January and the annual newsletter comes out in December of the previous year. Click below to see what happened at the past two annual meetings.
2018 Annual Meeting, January 20, 2018
2017 Annual Meeting, January 28, 2017
2016 Annual Meeting, January 30, 2016