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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:
SFVARC Membership Application & Renewal Form

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We’re HAMCON, Inc., and we organize the American Radio Relay League’s Southwestern Division Convention in the Los Angeles-Orange County area every four years.
HAMCON 2015--also the 2015 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention-- is produced by 13 amateur radio clubs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties committed to providing a positive convention experience for all attendees.

The ARRL’s annual Southwestern Division Convention rotates yearly from the Los Angeles-Orange County area to a location in Arizona, then to a site in Santa Barbara or Ventura County, and finally to the San Diego area before repeating this four-year cycle. The ARRL’s Southwestern Division includes the Southern California counties of Imperial, Inyo, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura as well as the entire state of Arizona. It is 2nd largest of the ARRL’s 15 Divisions in terms of amateur radio licenses issued—only the ARRL’s Southeastern Division (all of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia) has slightly more amateur licenses outstanding.

We welcome all amateur operators to HAMCON 2015 during September 11-13, 2015, at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel. You don’t need to be an ARRL member to attend and hams living outside the ARRL’s Southwestern Division are also invited. No matter what your amateur radio experience level we’re sure you will find many topics, products, and people of interest at HAMCON 2015.

The ARRL Southwestern Division Convention, also known as HAMCON, is coming your way in Southern California on September 11-13, 2015.

Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503

Convention Schedule Vendor / Exhibitor Contract Application Registration Door Prizes W1AW/6 Tech Talk Speakers
Convention Registration Vendor / Exhibitor Floor Layout VE Testing Wouff Hong Vendors/Exhibitor Hall
Hotel Room Reservation
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Directions to Convention T-Hunting Tech Talk Speakers Schedule  

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

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Monthly Meetings
General Meeting third Friday of every month at 7:30pm.
We are located at the Northridge Medical Center Hospital.
18300 Roscoe Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325

5th floor Penthouse

Lunch at Denny's every Thursday @ 10:00am
Several members of the club gather for lunch on:
Thursdays at 10:00 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.)