13 Jul JULY 2021 CLUB MEETING – Dr. Ed Fong, WB6IQN
Join us for the in-person July 2021 meeting of the Fayette County Amateur Radio Club on 7/29 @ 7pm. All are welcome.
This month’s speaker will be Dr. Ed Fong, WB6IQN – “The DBJ-1 Antenna“.
As many of you know, he is the inventor of the DBJ-1 and DBJ-2 antenna that was featured in the February 2003 and March 2007 QST. His latest article in QST was the TBJ-1 – a triband base antenna published in March 2017. The DBJ-2 won the Plaque of the Month Award. There are over 30,000 of these antennas in use today. About half are used by hams and the other half by government and commercial entities. In this month’s presentation, Ed will first review how the original DBJ-1 works and then how he managed to convert the original DBJ-1 into a portable antenna.
Ed Fong was first licensed in 1968 as WN6IQN. He later upgraded to Extra Class (with full 20 WPM CW) with his present call of WB6IQN. He obtained the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Univ. of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of San Francisco. A Life Senior Member of the IEEE, he has 12 patents and over 40 published papers and books in the area of communications and integrated circuit design. Presently, he is employed by the University of California (previously at Berkeley and presently at Santa Cruz- Silicon Valley) as an instructor teaching graduate classes in RF design and High Speed interface design. During his 40 year career he has worked for Motorola, National Semiconductor, Phillips Semiconductor and Advanced Micro Devices. His website is: https://edsantennas.weebly.com.
(NOTE – Antennas will be available to members for $32. The regular price through Ed’s website is $40 plus $4 postage.)
Meeting will be held at the Fayette County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at 110 Volunteer Way, Fayetteville, GA. The EOC is co-located with the 911 center.