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September 10, 2019 BARC Meeting: Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, presents “HF Towers”!

September 10, 2019 @ 19:00 - 21:30

We are lucky to have at our September 10, 2019’s BARC Meeting, Marcel Stieber, AI6MS, a well known, prolific Pacificon Speaker, presenting “HF Towers”! Meeting begins at 19:00 (7pm). Doors open at 18:30 (6:30pm)

His exciting biography:

I am an Electrical Engineering alumnus of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. I am currently employed as a Hardware Systems Integration Lead at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, CA and also serve on the Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Industry Advisory Board. I was former President and am current Industry Advisor to the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club ( I am regularly volunteering to help at local repeater workdays as an RF technician and tower climber. I also enjoy helping with community events and providing communications for bike rides and triathlons. I also volunteer as a Technical Advisor for several event management companies and local repeater groups. My Masters Thesis is titled: Radio Direction Finding Network Receiver Design for Low-cost Public Service Applications. I was licensed on Cinco de Mayo in 2008 with my friend John KI6QDF and received my Extra License in the Summer of 2010. I am also an ARRL Life Member and have used my VE credentials to help license over 673 hams since 2009!

I especially enjoy portable stations and events, APRS, ARDF, and out of the ordinary operating locations (like on a jetski or bicycle!). You will occasionally also find me operating HF portable. In 2013, I was appointed to the ARRL Committee on Youth by President Kay Craigie N3KN and was pleased to serve the Amateur Radio community in this position. I serve as the trustee and technical lead for the Cupertino ARES UHF repeater, W6TDM. This system was rebuilt with W6KWF in 2014. I am the Technical Deployment Manager for the Cupertino ARES ARKnet Project which is building up a high-speed wireless intranet for the emergency responders in Cupertino.

I operated portable in Ghana, West Africa as 9G5MS from January-May 2013 with my Yaesu FT-857D. I was volunteering with a non-profit called Medicine on the Move at Kpong Airfield and used amateur radio in the classroom for the students from the AvTech Academy in Kpong, Ghana. I also operated during the ARRL School Club Roundup in February as the first school to participate from Africa.


September 10, 2019
19:00 - 21:30


Benicia Amateur Radio Club


Benicia Downtown Fire Station
150 Military West
Benicia, CA 94510 United States
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