Benicia Amateur Radio Club

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

October 17th:Gordon West and his team, “Tropospheric Ducting”.

October 17 @ 19:00 - 21:30

On October 17th we will have Gordon West and his team of experts coming to Benicia! His team consists of Gordon West, WB6NOA; Suzy West, N6GLF; Jodi Lenocker, WA6JL; and Tracy Lenocker, WM6T.

Note the change of day and date and location! This special event meeting will be held on the THURSDAY before Pacificon, not the 2nd Tuesday of the month! It will be held at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia.


Learn why your 2 meter radios sometimes works repeaters several hundred miles away during hot days in October!

You say you are hearing the Central Valley farm reports on a 162.550 MHz weather channel, more than 200 miles away? Ever wonder why your VHF and UHF range is sometimes out of this world?

Gordo will demonstrate Tropospheric ducting and summertime atmospheric layering with a laser and stratified liquids, with also some record breaking tropo recordings of 2 meter stations booming in to the Bay Area……2,500 miles away from Hawaii, for a solid 5 days in hot dry weather!

Fun stuff, with plenty of Gordo and Tracy humor and antics to keep everyone on the edge of their seats!


October 17
19:00 - 21:30


Heritage Presbyterian Church
1400 East Second St.
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
+ Google Map


Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC)