SnoVARC is very fortunate to have Ria Jairam as its March 4 Zoom meeting Elmer. Here is her presenter bio from hamradiounversity.org:
"Ria Jairam, N2RJ is the ARRL Hudson Division Director. She has been licensed since 1997 in Trinidad and Tobago and in the US since 2001. She first became interested in radio at 5 years old from her dad, an avid SWL and learned about amateur radio from a teacher, Mr. Tony Lee-Mack, 9Y4AL. Ria is active in contesting, Dxing, DMR, DSTAR and digital modes. To her name are several DX and contest awards including 9 band DXCC (160 through 10 meters), Challenge at the 1800+ level, all 3 modes and 325 entities mixed. She has also won several contest plaques including regional, national and North American titles in various DX contests. Ria has won a “Top Elmer” award in 2016 for her mentoring on the Flex Radio forums and also helping users use their radios remotely. She subsequently was awarded two “Top Tester” awards in 2017. She is a volunteer QSL card sorter with the W2 QSL bureau, run by the North Jersey DX Association (NJDXA) and is the Northern NJ section manager for the Frankford Radio Club (FRC). She is also the District 2 chair of the Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) and a member of the British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association (BYLARA). Ria is an alumna of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where she studied Electrical Engineering. In the ARRL, Ria is currently the chair of the IT Modernization committee, a member of the Programs and Services Committee, as well as ARISS and Band Planning committees. Look for her in the DX pileups, often operating remotely, or operating WSJT digital modes to snag a new one."
Ria is giving us a choice of topics. We invite all hams, not just SnoVARC members to join the meeting prior to 7 p.m. PST. All are encouraged to vote for their preferred topic in the following poll. An announcement of the topic chosen will be made in the next few days. YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM IS ALSO A VOTE FOR SNOVARC BRINGING OTHER NATIONAL LEVEL SPEAKERS OF INTEREST TO OUR MEETINGS.
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