W6TRW Club Meeting July 9th, 2024

Speaker Topic for this Month:

“SOTA Adventures with X-Band”

Ara Kourchians, N6ARA

Join us for an exciting deep dive into the world of Summits on the Air (SOTA) and the technical challenges of operating X-Band radios atop mountains. In this presentation, Ara will share his unique experiences with miniaturizing field gear while striving for greater capabilities. Discover more about the equipment, signal propagation, and practical tips for achieving a successful activation across the many bands!

Ara Kourchians, N6ARA, is a Robotics Electrical Engineer with an extensive background in circuit design, embedded systems, visual effects, robotics, and space systems. First licensed in 2007, Ara is constantly seeking new ways to enhance his amateur radio skills. He began his ham radio journey by designing, building, and flying custom APRS trackers for high altitude balloons. After a brief hiatus following college, Ara resumed his ham radio activities in 2020, learned CW and explored the world of HF. Today, you can often find him on mountain tops testing new gear, tinkering with various modes, rigs, and antennas. His enduring passion lies in miniaturizing electronics for lightweight portable operations.

When: Tuesday, July 9th at 5:30 PM

Where: Northrop Grumman S-Cafe and Virtual Meeting on Zoom


Meeting ID: 827 9465 4895

Phone dial-in: 1 669 900 6833