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, August 22, 2017: David Goldenberg W0DHG: How to install NBEMS/FLDIGI on your computer

NBEMS is Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software, an open-source software suite that allows amateur radio operators to send and receive data using nearly any type of computer. FLDI is open-source software allowing an ordinary sound card in a computer to be used as a simple data modem. In learning about NBEMS/FLDI from this presentation, you are welcome to bring your laptop and your 2-m HT to the meeting.

David Goldenberg W0DHG has six years of experience as an amateur radio operator and as an ARES Emergency Coordinator doing community service to help support the community of Los Angeles. Here in more information in his own words:

I am active working with both the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and as a volunteer with the Los Angeles Sheriff Department Disaster Communications team. I also co-host a podcast about amateur radio called Ham Radio Now (  If you have a great show idea please drop me a note at my email:

I am happily married and have three great kids. In my “free time” I also work with youth as a Scoutmaster in a local Boy Scout Troop. I enjoy teaching climbing, first aid, outdoor skills, firearms safety, and amateur radio!

Back in the “real world” I have worked in and around Information Technology since the 1980’s. I currently work in the Entertainment Industry, leading my company’s Business Continuity Program.  I hold a Business Management degree from University of Phoenix.

I live in a multigenerational home (with 5 hams), we enjoy entertaining and recreational cooking, including barbeque (I’m writing a book on the subject, isn’t everyone?) and other ethnic flavors: French, Chinese, Italian, etc…

Tuesday, September 26, 2017: Bruce Nolte N1BN: Field Day 2017

We’ll be viewing Bruce’s latest movie, of Field Day 2017. Bruce’s movies are always fun to see, so don’t miss this one! (The library on this web site contains links to all of Bruce’s field day videos to date.)

Bruce is a graduate of the Film/Video School at CalArts and has worked in the documentary film industry for a number of years. He has experience is many areas of film production and post production but really enjoys documentary style cinematography and editing.

Bruce was first licensed in 1988 and had the call sign N6TFS for several years until he upgraded to Amateur Extra and was granted the N1BN call sign. Bruce is a past president and past vice-president of the Pasadena Radio Club.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017: Clint Bradford K6LCS: You can work amateur satellites with just your HT

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: Mike Jones KK6EZP: The EMCOMM BOX — the why, what, and how of emergency communication

Tuesday, May 23, 2017: Gurbux Singh W6BUX: Amateur radio in Burma

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

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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