News Item: : New Technical Coordinator for the Oregon Section
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Posted by Bonnie Altus
Tuesday 07 June 2011 - 09:00:22

Ron Fial, KO7V, has agreed to assume the position of Technical Coordinator for the Oregon Section.

Ron was licensed as a Novice in 1958.  In the 1960's he was KH6HDX in Hawaii and handled a lot of phone patches from Vietnam to the States.  He continues to be active on the ham bands.  He is a CW operator and operates HF and VHF at home, at a vacation cabin, mobile, and aeronautical mobile. He will be operating 40 meter CW at the Salem Amateur Radio Clubs field day site.

He is familiar with HF, VHF, Microwave communications, antennas and propagation.  He has designed and built CW and SSB transceivers and power amplifiers, antennas, installed towers, rotators, dealt with RFI issues, magnetic and electrostatic shielding, exposure levels and more.  He has run a lot of equipment through FCC part 15 certification and holds two U.S. Patents.  He has digital experience (RTTY, PSK31), is experience in computers and IP networks.  He has set up firewalls, domain controllers, websites, web servers, email servers, email reflectors, discussion forum software, and has done programming in many computer languages.  He has taught classes in networking, routing, electronics for research and basic electronics.  He taught at Reed College in the 1970s and has a lot of public speaking experience with business clients.

In his day job, he sets up and tests commercial microwave radios and fiber switching equipment in a lab environments.  He designs analog and digital electronics for communications sites and satellite-uplink sites, most for monitoring and remote control.  More information about his work is in the products section at

Please welcome him to this position and let him know if you are interested in getting involved as a technical specialist in the section.

Bonnie AB7ZQ

[Submitted by Bonnie Altus]

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