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Monthly Membership Meeting (via Zoom)
Friday September 17, 2021, 7PM

Novel antenna construction techniques
John – W6NBC will make an encore presentation of his popular QSO-Today Presentation on novel antenna construction techniques. Hams think only in terms of wire and tubing for antennas. Low-cost, self-adhesive copper and aluminum tape offer many useful designs. See the basic theory of selecting tape for equal performance plus a look at several practical designs from UHF to HF.
John retired in 2002 after a long career in broadcast television, principally for KNBC Channel 4 - Los Angeles, Ampex Corporation - Redwood City, CA and Sony Electronics - San Jose, CA.
John has been a ham since 1965, as WB6ZCT, G5AJH (while living 7 years in the UK), AA6NG and now W6NBC and still has a British call sign, MØGCK. He is active on all bands 160 Meters to 2.4 GHz and will be on 470 KHz. His current interests include assisting new licensees, local 2M mobile and 40M Mobile as a part of RVing. He also manages a remote HF/VHF base station on Vandenberg AFB.
John is fortunate to be married to a fellow ham, Rebecca – KF6OEB. He is also active in digital photography, Web Site design, cribbage, pipe organs, Elks, and steam railroading, and he LOVES sushi.
John is a frequent writer for QST and other ham publications.
Check out his website at
(OVARC Link, click HERE)
Next Online Monthly Raffle - September 17th, 2021


OVARC will conduct its next "online raffle" on Friday, September 17th, 2021. An electronic process has been created to allow you to purchase your raffle tickets on-line, and a separate "randomization program" will select a winner. For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE.


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