Our usual 2nd Thursday no-host dinner is at 6:00PM and the regular meeting is at 7:30PM in the Gathering Room in the back of Max’s Fanno Creek Pub, in Old Town Tigard across from the 99W overpass 12562 SW Main St. #100 ←Map. Tel 503-624-9400. Non-members and guests are welcome at both the dinner and the meeting.  We often have a presentation.
If you arrive before 6PM, park directly behind the tavern or in the left (northeast) side of the larger area. The entire parking area is available after 6PM for tavern parking. Alternate parking is also available down the street behind other businesses.
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On most Friday nights after 5:30 PM, a group of TERAC members, VintageTek volunteers, ex-Tektronix employees, other high-tech industry folks and people with general interest in technical topics and friends meet at our NEWEST new location at:
Round table Pizza
10700 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland, OR 97219
Phone 503-245-2211

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March 7, 2020 Saturday – Electronics Show & Fleamarket in Puyallup, WA

The 39th annual Seattle’s Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket at the Pavillion Exhibition Hall.
Ticket Sales open at 8:00 AM; Doors open at 9:00 AM; Dealers Close by 3:00 PM.
Here is a flyer with more info.

Talk-in Frequency: 146.82 MHz -offset 103.5 Hz tone,
also 224.12 MHz.

Washington State Fairgrounds are at
9th Ave SE. & Meridian ST S., Puyallup, WA 98372 ←Map
From I-5 North, take Exit 127, Hwy 512 East – S. Tacoma Way Puyallup.
After 10 miles, exit toward Meridian Street S/Puyallup.

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SEA-PAC Registration Opens This Saturday February 15th

SEA-PAC Registration Opens This Saturday This Saturday, February 15th, online registration opens for SEA-PAC 2020, the largest Ham Radio convention in the Pacific Northwest and the ARRL Northwest Division convention. As in year’s past, it will be held at the newly remodeled Seaside Convention Center, on the Pacific Ocean coast at Seaside, Oregon. To register, go to the SEA-PAC website and click on the Registration tab on the left. Registering early has its advantages. You’ll be in the front of the line to buy tickets to the Gala SEA-PAC Banquet, the Friday Workshops and the DX and YL Luncheons, all of which sell out before the convention. If you register before April 15th, you’ll be automatically entered into an early bird prize drawing. The SEA-PAC Collector Pin design contest closes on March 1st , so get your entries in now. The winner will receive 2 free tickets to the Gala SEA-PAC Banquet. Rules are available on the SEA-PAC website – click on the “SEA-PAC Pins” tab. SEA-PAC is successful because of the labors of countless volunteers. We are always looking for folks to lend a hand. If you’d like to help make SEA-PAC a success, check out the “Volunteering” tab on the SEA-PAC website. For more information on these and other SEA-PAC topics, visit the website at: https://www.seapac.org.

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SK Stan Griffiths W7NI – Jan 29, 2020

Stan was born to Arthur and Margaret Griffiths December 19, 1938, in Portland, raised in Lake Oswego, OR, and attended Lake Oswego High School, class of 1957. Stan was an icon in the ham radio community. His father was a ham which probably helped Stan get licensed at age 15 as WN7TML in 1953. In 1955 Stan became a founding member of WVDXC. W7NI. At the height of his ham career Stan changed his call to W7NI and had a respectable antenna farm on his Blanton property in Aloha and was able to make ‘modest’ (his word) contacts with his dual 4-1000 amp. For years Stan and his late wife Pat, KA7UFG, were regulars at northwest ham fests and flea markets. He often gave presentations at SEAPAC, WVDXC and other conventions. Stan was an entrepreneur, cofounding a service company in Los Angeles, founding Antronics of Oregon, and operating an eBay based company for several years. He was also an author writing Oscilloscopes : Selecting and Restoring a Classic, 1992. Along with Ed Sinclair he cofounded VintageTEK https://vintagetek.org a museum dedicated to preserving Tektronix history.Stan was predeceased by his wife, Patricia Jean Griffiths, KA7UFG, on March 13, 2018. He leaves two daughters, Tricia and Valarie.

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