Meetings

Held every third Friday monthly except in December at the Veteran's Administration Medical  Center auditorium  at 42nd Ave &  Clement Street San Francisco at 7:30 PM. See the the regional map and the V.A. complex map below. Clement Street is located in the lower right section of the lower map and runs left-right (west-east). The entrance to the V.A. at Building 7 is shown at the upper left hand corner in the lower graphic. Upon entering the building, go left and then right to the elevator. Exit the elevator on the first floor and go left. The auditorium is down the hall to your right opposite the windows.


February 19th
Ed Muns (W0YK)

He was first licensed as WN6AYK in 1962. Ed primarily chased DX on CW and a bit of SSB until my introduction to contesting as part of the K0RF multi-multi in the early 1970s.  Since then, his primary ham radio focus has been CW contesting.  In 2003, the NCCC decided to mount an effort to win the first club competition gavel award for the 2004 ARRL RTTY Round-Up.  Ed reluctantly agreed to learn RTTY and get into the contest to help the club.  Surprisingly, he enjoyed it and won the Pacific Division SOHPAB plaque.  Thus began his enjoyment of RTTY contesting and DXing.  Since 2005, He will do several RTTY and CW contests a year from Aruba using his call P49X.

Ed gives lots of RTTY presentations on contesting and DXing.  For this presentation, he will start with an introduction to the RTTY mode, signal format, Baudot code, FSK vs. AFSK, etc. Ed will discuss how to operate RTTY for DXing and contesting.  Finally, he will give an overview of the hardware and software used for the RTTY mode including comments about logging software.

7:30pm