Monthly meetings and speakers

Our club holds a general meeting of members and visitors on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m., except in December, at the Walnut Center location of Kaiser Permanente, 393 E. Walnut Street, Pasadena. Click here for a map and directions. The Club's Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:15 p.m., except in December, at the same location.

Enter at the public/visitor entrance at the southern end of the parking structure on Los Robles Ave, just north of Walnut Street. Take a parking ticket from the machine. Enter the building on the first floor and sign in at the desk. (Important: Your ticket must be validated at the security desk on your way out after the meeting.) General meetings are usually held in Room 1D in the northwest corner of the first floor of the building. Board meetings are usually in Room 1B.

Each general meeting includes general business (with introduction of visitors) and a featured speaker. Below is information about forthcoming and previous speakers.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Jonathan Kramer W6JLK: "I'm from the Government (Planning Department) and I'm here!"

The goal of this talk is to offer advice about how to get a ham tower/antenna permit approved by the local government with (hopefully) the least amount of pain.

Dr. Jonathan Kramer, W6JLK, heads Telecom Law Firm P.C. in Los Angeles and La Jolla. A lawyer licensed in California and New Mexico, Jonathan is also a broadband and wireless telecom engineer with over 35 years of experience. For nearly 25 years, he has served hundreds of local governments (including the City of Pasadena) as a wireless ordinance drafter, contract wireless site planner, third-party reviewer, and wireless site lease advisor. He holds an extra class license and is a life member of the ARRL. For nearly 10 years he’s served as an ARRL Volunteer Counsel in the Southwest Division. He’s also an ARRL Volunteer Examiner.

Jonathan is the co-author and co-editor of the FCC’s national RF emissions safety guide used by local governments around the country. He frequently deals with RF safety concerns raised by the public during planning hearings. He has been a testifying witness or trial advisor in over 40 wired and wireless cases.

After completing his Juris Doctor degree in 2001, Jonathan went on to earn a Masters of Law degree in IT and telecom law. Last year, he completed his doctorate in Law and Policy at Northeastern University in Boston.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Marty Woll N6VI: NVIS — the ultimate backup in reliable regional communication

Tuesday, February 28, 2017: Diane Feinberg AI6DF: Why the 222-225 MHz amateur band is finally having its day

Tuesday, January 24, 2017: Allen Wolff KC7O: Now For Something Completely Different – 3D Printing

Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Jim Walls K6CCC: Listening to scanners and how to program them

Tuesday, October 25, 2016: Kevin Zanjani, KI6DHQ: An overview of lithium iron phosphate battery technology

Tuesday, September 27, 2016: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2016 — the Film

Tuesday, August 23, 2016: Scott Edson W6EDS: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department and County Disaster Communications

Tuesday, July 26, 2016: Bob Brehm AK6R: ABCs of RFI for hams

Tuesday, June 28, 2016: Chris Wilson N0CSW: Yaesu's Fusion digital radio system

Tuesday, May 24, 2016: Allen Wolff KC70: Coax, not just a RF hose

Tuesday, April 26, 2016: Jim Marr AA6QI: Building a quadrifilar helicoidal antenna for satellite work

Tuesday, March 22, 2016: Don Minkoff NK6A: Summits on the Air (SOTA)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016: Gary Wong W6GSW: The Winlink global messaging system

Tuesday, January 26, 2016: Arnold Schatz N6HC: The TX3X DXpedition

Tuesday, November 24, 2015: Paul Gordon: Paul's Potpouri and Potluck Dinner

Tuesday, October 27, 2015: Tom Mikkelsen WA0POD: Ham radio satellites and the new Fox-1A

Tuesday, September 22, 2015: Duane Mariotti WB9RER: The Future Obsolescence of Amateur Radio Emcomm

Tuesday, August 25, 2015: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2015 — the movie

Tuesday, July 28, 2015: Doug Millar K6JEY: Sidewalk EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Mark Weiss K6FG: Remote ham radio over internet

Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Brian Thorson AF6NA: How Much RF is Too Much? — A Look at Low-Level Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure and Current Science

Tuesday, April 28, 2015: Allen Wolff KC7O: J-pole antenna construction

Tuesday, March 24, 2015: Charlie Sufana AJ9N: Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015: David Malin AA6RV: An introduction to DSTAR

Tuesday, January 27, 2015: David Ziskin AG6E: Maritime radio

Tuesday, November 25, 2014: Dave Glenn N6TEB: VHF rovering

Tuesday, October 28, 2014: Ray Day N6HE: Rancho Palos Verdes ARC activates Catalina Island IOTA NA-066

Tuesday, September 23, 2014: Diana Feinberg AI6DF: Amateur Radio's International Lighthouse & Lightship

Tuesday, August 26, 2014: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2014 — the movie

Tuesday, July 22, 2014: Arnold Shatz N6HC: Dxpedition doctoring

Tuesday, June 24, 2014: Harold 'Skip' Bolnick KJ6Y: Towers and antennas

Tuesday, May 27, 2014: Travis Williams: Radioscouting: What's in it for me?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Joe Moell K0OV: Hidden transmitter hunting for the whole family

Tuesday, March 25, 2014: Dennis Kidder W6DQ: Grounds — facts and fantasy

Monday, February 24, 2014: Gary Wong W6GSW: Broadband Hamnet

Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Ham radio websites and apps

Tuesday, November 26, 2013: Art Goddard W6XD: Amateur radio in the 21st century … mainstream or backwater?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013: Walter Clark: Two demonstrations that help visualize radio waves, in this case mirowaves

Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Dr. Kate Hutton K6HTN: The Great California ShakeOut: What and Why?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013: Allen Wolff, KC7O: 1B Field Day. Why? A personal journey

Tuesday, July 23, 2013: Bruce Nolte, N1BN: Field Day 2013 — the film

Tuesday, June 25, 2013: Tom MIkkelsen: The KX3 All-band/All-mode tranceiver

Tuesday, May 28, 2013: Tom Mikkelsen: Dayton Adventure 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013: K4M Video: Midway Atoll 2009: The Official DXpedition Video

Tuesday, March 26, 2013: Tom Berne: Electromagnetic pulses (EMPs): What hams should know!

Thursday, February 28, 2013: Marty Woll N6VI: Field day — strategies, tactics, and techniques

Tuesday, January 22, 2013: David Greenhut, N6HD: The 2012 NH8S Swains Island DXpedition

Tuesday, November 27, 2012: Bob Millard, KE6JI: Live keyboard-to-keyboard using PSK-31 and other digital modes

Tuesday, October 23, 2012: Ray Overman, KJ6NO: QSLing, Awards, and Wallpaper

Tuesday, September 25, 2012: Roundtable Discussion with Bruce, Phil, Kate, Paul, John and Graham: Ham Radio Websites and Smart Phone apps

Tuesday, August 28, 2012: Bruce Nolte, N1BN: Field Day 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012: Braddock Gaskill: The AMSAT Fox-1 satellite

Tuesday, June 26, 2012: David Greenhut: Portable DX contesting from Guatamala

Tuesday, May 22, 2012: Wayne Overbeck: A mouse that roared: How a little club in East Texas outscored all the big eastern clubs in a VHF contest

Tuesday, April 24, 2012: Scott Bovitz: The building and operation of an ultimate contesting van (actually 2012)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012: Charles H. "Chip" Margelli, K7JA: Quick deployment antennas for field day or emergency communications (actually 2012)

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