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November 2013 meeting
November 1, 2013 Membership Meeting
This month’s Friday night presentation will be on transmatches (Tuners). It will be presented by Paul Hrivnak of Palstar. Paul’s presentation will cover modern matching networks, their history and development, including his modern automatic tuners. Paul Hrivnak of Palstar has been an amateur operator since 1956, first as VE3UP in Canada and now as N8PH. In 1965, he graduated from the University of Windsor, Ontario and received a BASEE. He started working at the pilot plant for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, but was quickly self-employed starting Viewstar making set top TV converters for Phillips and Magnavox. Of the 20 engineers that worked for Viewstar, 12 were amateurs. They also developed amplifiers and tuners, PT1000, 2000 & 2500. Eventually the amateur division of Viewstar was spun off as what we now know as Vectronics. He brought Vectronics to the US and sold it to Valor in Piqua, OH in 1994/95. Within 1 year, Valor sold Vectronics to MFJ. In 1996, he formed a new company call Palstar. Between Viewstar, Vectronics and Palstar, he has sold 30,000 transmatches. He also is involved in selling homeland security proprietary matching network
Annual Holiday Party
The DARA Christmas Part December 13th at 7:30 PM. As in previous years, it will be held at the HARA Silver Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road,Dayton, OH. Entertainment will be provided by Michael Kalter’s band, as in previous years. Pizza’s to be provided by Marion. Santa will be present for the kids. Come with your appetite and a spirit for some Christmas cheer.
DARA Classes 2013
One of DARA's missions is to teach and educate prospective amateur radio operators to obtain their license. We also help those new "Hams" upgrade by learning more of our hobby. We hold classes at our club house, W8BI in Huber Heights.
Wednesday evenings starting
September 18th , 2013
at the Clubhouse at 6619 Bellfontaine Rd.
We have Openings available. ALL are welcome.
ARRL license manuals will be available for purchase at a 25% discount cost of $22.50 cash or check made out to DARA Please bring pencils note paper, a yellow highlighter and a small calculator. Free exam sessions will be conducted periodically at the clubhouse also on Wednesday evenings.
More information will be provided at the first class.