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Founded in 1946 at the end of WWII, our club has been true to one simple philosophy --
help others and have fun doing it.

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It's that time of year again to renew.
Click on the link below for the form:
Make note our our new mailing address!
San Fernando Valley ARC
P.O. Box 280244
Northridge, CA 91328-0244

SFVARC Membership Application & Renewal Form

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San Fernanado Valley Amateur Radio Club
Holiday/Christmas Dinner
December 3, 2017 at 6:00pm
Knollwood Country Club
12024 Balboa Blvd.
Granada Hills
$35.00 per person, no host bar
Dinner choices: Tri tip, Chicken, Salmon, or Vegetarian.
Reservations can be made at the November 17th meeting or by mail sent to: SFVARC, PO Box 280244,
Northridge CA 91325

Holiday/Christmas Dinner Guest speaker:
At the December 3 party, Michael Farrow (K1MIX) will present a “Travelogue” of his journey from childhood to Senior Immaturity. The path that ultimately led him to a near half century career in pro audio had several detours: music performance (played trumpet in symphony orchestras), professional aviation, firearms training, construction (licensed general contractor) and amateur radio. Join us for a ride from rural Alabama, through the steamy Midwest, and the snowy northeast to sunny southern California – he calls it “home.”

Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00.
Drawing prizes are as follows:
1st Prize: Yaesu FT-891 HF/6m;
2nd Prize: Rigexperts AA-30 Antenna Analyzer;
3rd Prize: Yaesu FT-60R HT, 2m/70cm.

The text that follows is of importance to the ham community. You may recall that prior to my, Mark Weiss, K6FG, presentation at last Friday’s Club meeting, I voiced my strong opposition to the ARRL Code of Conduct. I also informed the members in attendance about the outrageous censure of our friend, Dick Norton, by the ARRL Board. You might also recall the immediate and strong consensus that was voiced by the members present.

I believe it would be of service to all who read the newsletter and the website to become aware of the current mischief taking place in Newington.

Thank you & 73,
Mark Weiss, K6FG

Upcoming events.
Holiday party and Raffle, December 3, 2017

For hams new to DX, The New DXer’s Handbook, written by Bryce Anderson, K7UA, is a must read. It is about 40 pages in length and answers all the questions. Best of all, it is a free download.
Thank you Mark, K6FG


Want to order a club badge?
The SFVARC badge comes standard with a safety pin fastener and may
also be ordered with other fasteners. They have optional fasteners.
Contact Don or Ginger

Monthly Meetings
General Meeting third Friday of every month at 7:30pm.
Third Friday of the month, 7:30 p.m. at LAPD West Valley station
19020 Vanowen St,
Reseda, CA 91335

community room. Park behind the library.

Breakfast at Denny's every Thursday @ 7:30am
Several members of the club gather for breakfast on:
Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. at Denny's.
16575 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA 91406-3732

(818) 994-0952
Everyone is welcome to attend.

The San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club offers, to a licensed ham, a simplex net on 2 meters. The net is held every Tuesday evening at 20:00 local time on 145.570 MHz. All amateurs are welcome to check-in.

We hold 2m Repeater Net every Thursday Evening (with some exceptions) at 20:00 local time on the Magic Mountain Machine at 147.735 MHz, with a transmit offset down (-) 600 KHz and a PL tone of 100 Hz. If Magic is down or unavailable, we will meet on the Duck Mountain Machine at 147.240 MHz, with a plus (+) transmit offset and no PL tone. All amateurs are welcome to check in.

A High Frequency Net on Wednesday Evenings at 20:00 local time. This net takes place at 28.310 MHz +/- QRM. This is in the Upper Side Band Mode. All amateurs are welcome to check in.

The San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club would like to extend a special thanks to the owner of the Magic Mountain Repeater, Dennis, KB6C, for allowing us to use his repeater each and every week for our nets.

Every year we participate in the ARRL Field Day. This year it is June 27-28, 2015 (Always The Fourth Full Weekend In June.)