Annual Meeting 2017

The meeting was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017, Hillview Center, 97 Hillview Ave. Los Altos.

Our speaker was Steve Stearns, K6OIK.  He explained why VHF and UHF propagation is not just "line of sight", and used software "in the cloud" to show the area covered by our W6ASH repeater, depending on signal strength and frequency.

View/download Steve's presentation here.

President Marc Roddin conducted the election of officers.  All nominees were unanimously approved.

Dave Ricci discussed new California legislation that appears to prevent operation of ham radios while driving.

Steve Overstreet discussed the W6ASH recent operation events and future move to a new, higher location.

Neil Katin presented a report on the 2016 Electronic Flea Market and prospects for the Flea Market going forward.

Members listen to Neil discussing the upcoming Electronic Flea Market.

Treasurer Patrick Muffler
Treasurer Patrick Muffler

Patrick checked members in as they arrived.

Enjoying donuts
Enjoying donuts

Before the meeting and during a break members socialized and ate donuts.

Phil Henderson takes photographs
Phil Henderson takes photographs

Phil takes photographs of new members for their SPECS badge.

Speaker Steve Stearns
Speaker Steve Stearns

Steve explained that UHF and VHF propagate in more than straight "line of sight" and showed us how far our repeater can reach.

President Marc Roddin
President Marc Roddin

Marc conducts the business meeting and election of officers.

Los Altos members stand
Los Altos members stand

Members from each organization introduced themselves. This group is from Los Altos.

Dave Ricci discusses new law
Dave Ricci discusses new law

Dave gave details of a new California law that affects ham operators when driving and operating a radio.

Scott discusses W6ASH
Scott discusses W6ASH

Scott told us what is happening with the repeater now, and plans for moving it to a higher building.

Batteries for sale, cheap
Batteries for sale, cheap

SPECS member Rod brought used, tested power-pole batteries for members to purchase for a nominal fee.