6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Jeffrey Pawlan
Bio: Jeffrey Pawlan (M 1989, SM 1996, Life SM 2017) WA6KBL has been a consultant as owner of Pawlan Communications for 25 years. Prior to that, he had worked for many companies in California in very diverse areas of analog, RF, and microwave design and has been an engineer for 40 years. Some of his work was for NASA projects including the very successful design of the SARSAT/COSPAS search and rescue satellite ground stations. He also taught engineering part-time. Born and raised in the Los Angeles area, he attended UCLA and several other universities. He enjoyed learning many different fields and has 13 years of higher education including a Doctorate degree.
Title: Historical Perspectives of Project OSCAR in the Bay area
Speaker: Michelle Thompson
Bio: Michelle Thompson W5NYV enjoys thinking and doing. Not necessary in that order. MSEE Information Theory from USC. Long-time DEFCON, Burning Man, and amateur radio participant. Vice Chair San Diego IEEE Information Theory Society Chapter. Lead for AMSAT Phase 4 Ground. Director of Organ Donor, an artificially intelligent pipe organ project. Lives in San Diego, CA and can be found as @abraxas3d on social media and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title: Amateur Radio Satellites