|Who:||David B. Leeson|
|"Amateur Radio at Stanford: Its Role in Competitive Advantage"
Meeting ID: 995 8443 6388
Tues, April 13th at 7:30pm PT
Moonbouncing from Silicon Valley (ARRL EME contest, 2017)
Amateur Radio at Stanford: Its Role in Competitive Advantage
About the talk:
Find out how amateur radio at Stanford has contributed to the strategic development of individuals like you, who have went on to play a pivotal role in the history of Stanford and Silicon Valley at large. The talk will examine the competitive and cooperative nature of amateur radio, and explore concepts such as segmentation, differentiation, and “Steeples of Excellence”, which can be applied to achieve a strategic advantage in highly competitive fields. Key figures in this history include Bill Hewlett & David Packard, Fred Terman, William Hansen, and Oswald Villard. Radio technologies with roots in amateur radio have become indispensable to the success of many Bay Area companies, finding use in smartphones, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, satellites, radar, and more.
About the speaker:
David B. Leeson is a consulting professor at Stanford University, and received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1962 (Hughes Fellow), a M.S. from MIT (NSF Fellow), and a B.S. from Caltech. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and has written numerous widely cited papers, including a seminal work on oscillator phase noise for which he received the Cady Award. He was the founder and CEO of California Microwave, Inc. from 1968 to 1993. He is an avid radio amateur (W6NL) and is the faculty advisor and license trustee of the Stanford Amateur Radio Club (W6YX).
Come to our shack to enjoy the Perseid Meteor Shower in both the visible and radio spectrum, as we attempt to make radio contact with other stations across the Western US by bouncing radio signals off of ionized meteor trails. A truly unique communication experience.
Guests are welcome. No license is required for participation. Bring a friend!
|What: Ham Radio Field Day contest + BBQ|
|Where: W6YX Shack, Site 530|
|When: Saturday, June 24th, starting 11am & lasting 24hrs|
What is Field Day?
Field Day is an annual radio exercise encouraging emergency communications preparedness, radio contesting and the promotion of Amateur Radio. We have the capability to communicate with people across the globe even when natural or man made disasters disable cellular, telephone, and internet communication networks. All are welcome to participate!
Field Day takes place at 11AM on June 24th and lasts for 24 hours at our club station.
What if I don't have a Ham Radio license?
Our Get On The Air (GOTA) station is for participants who have never operated a radio before, or have been generally inactive. Sign up for a coached lesson under the GOTA Schedule tab.
How can I help?
Our work party to prepare for Field Day is this Sunday, June 18th at 1pm. Please join us and/or volunteer for a task on our planning spreadsheet.
Contact us at , or call us at 650-856-2737.
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