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January 2020 Club Meeting
- Slow Scan TV (SSTV)
- Handyman Corner


Friday, January 17, 2020 

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church

1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

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Board of Directors Election

Friday January 17th 2020 is the regular OVARC Meeting. It is also our Annual Meeting and the meeting when we hold our elections.


In 2020, five director’s seats were up for election. Those directors are Gary-AE7GP, Fred-W2HZ, Carl-KB7AZ, Ross-K4WBR and Hanna-KG7TPD. 


Gary-AE7GP, Fred-W2HZ and Hanna-KG7TPD have accepted nominations to run again for another 2 year term. (Note: They were all re-elected). 


This leaves two Directors who will retire from the Board: Carl-KB7AZ and Ross-K4WBR. Many thanks to Ross and Carl for their dedication and commitment to OVARC during their term.


The nomination period for the 2020 elections is now closed and there are two nominations to fill the two upcoming vacant seats. Those nominees are Hal-N7BAZ and Logan-KE7AZ. (NOTE: All Board nominees were elected).


Slow Scan TV (SSTV)

Presented by: Carl Foster - KB7AZ


Slow Scan Television (SSTV) is a picture transmission of still pictures via amateur radio. It is inexpensive and used by many amateurs as well as our International Space Station (ISS) crew. 


Our own Carl Foster – KB7AZ presented Slow Scan Television for Amateur Radio. He answered questions about clarity, speed, signal width, etc. in detail.


Carl, KB7AZ, was first licensed in 1970 and has worked as an RF design engineer from 1973 until he retired from Raytheon in 2011. He currently holds an Extra Class license. Carl's amateur radio interests include HF, VHF, DX, RTTY, SSTV, public service, and antenna design. Carl was one of the designers of the first digitally synthesized amateur transceiver, the Astro 200, which was sold from 1977 - 1980. Since then he has worked in aerospace data links including message protocols, telemetry, range tracking, and range safety. He is the current ARRL Arizona Section Technical Coordinator and previously served as an OVARC board member and the club's Secretary.

Handy Man Corner

Presented by: Tom Kravek, W8TK

Is your radio legal?

Past Meeting Topics


Click on the link below to view information on what topics we've presented at past OVARC Monthly Meetings:

OVARC Monthly Meeting Topics 2019

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