Amateur Radio in 2021

#Amateur #Radio

Meeting Description:

Please plan to attend this virtual meeting of the Industry Applications Society. The speaker will be Bob Salter, Engineering Advisor, Equinix.

The meeting will cover:

  • 30 second history
  • What does Amateur Radio look like today?
  •   As means of global social media
  •   Lifeline in times of need
  •   Other: Talking to satellites, digital communication, weak signal communication, ham radio with internet, software defined radio
  •   How do I send an email even if the internet is down?
  • What are the elements of a station?
  • How do I get a station for under $50?
  • How do I get a license? Morse Code NOT required!
  • Where can I learn more?
  • We will likely do some live demos.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 May 2021
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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  • Starts 03 May 2021 08:00 AM
  • Ends 20 May 2021 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


Bob Salter, Engineering Advisor, Equinix


About the Speaker:

Bob Salter has worked with electrical power and electronics since elementary school in the early 1960s (vacuum tube era). Bob has worked in and around the electrical industry since graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS-EE in 1976. Bob received his MBA with concentration in Finance from San Francisco State University in 1981 and earned his PE (Electrical in the state of CA in 1994. Bob is a Life Senior Member of IEEE, has held various officer positions at chapter and section levels in SF and OEB Sections and is a past chair of SFBAC, as well as past secretary and current member of International Association of Electrical Inspectors.

Bob’s career includes 11 years at Bussmann, 7 years at Power Integrations (application of power semiconductors in power conversion), 10+ years at Eaton as a switchgear specialist, and 2-1/2 years as an engineering advisor at Equinix.

Bob was licensed as an Amateur Radio Extra Class radio operator in 2013.


Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: Presentation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Place: Virtual Technical Meeting via WebEx

RSVP: Please make reservations by May 19 by registering via vTools for WebEx Login information.

Cost: Registration is Free