Guest Speaker for June 19th Meeting
Dr. Ed Fong will be giving a presentation via skype during or June meeting.
Our guest speaker for the June meeting will be Ed Fong WB6IQN. 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. The DBJ-2 won the Plaque of the Month Award.. There are over 18,000 of these antennas in use today. About half are used by hams and the other half by government and commercial entities. In this months 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 - the DBJ-2.
Ed Fong was first licensed in 1968 as WN6IQN. He later upgraded to Extra Class 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 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, Santa Cruz (previously with Berkeley from 1997-2010) as an instructor teaching graduate classes in RF design and high speed interface. In his 35 year career, he has performed work for Stanford University, National Semiconductor, Advanced Micro Devices, and numerous startup companies in the Silicon Valley.