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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.

October 2016 Carrier Graphical

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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The speaker for October will be Diana Feinberg AI6DF, our section manager for the Los Angeles section. She will talk a little about whats been going on in the section, and update us on HAMCON 2017. She has a new presentation "Recent and upcoming developments in the 220 MHz amateur radio band."  Since July 2014, Diana has been president of the 220 Spectrum Management Association of Southern California, the recognized repeater and bandplan coordinator for the 1.25-meter amateur band in our region.

We will be meeting at the LAPD West Valley station again, 19020 Vanowen St, Reseda, CA 91335. There is plenty of parking west of the station, behind the library. Entrance is off of Vanalden Ave.

November Auction Meeting Location

Our November 18th meeting will be at Fire Station 84, in the Community Room, on the west side of the station. This is on the south side of the street between Canoga and Desoto Avenues. Do not disturb the firefighters in the station. Park in the lot just west of the fire station.
The station is located at

Sharpen your colored pencils, put new points on your favorite crayons, hone your computer graphic skills, clean your watercolor brushes.
Members of the 12 Clubs Participating in the Convention Organization are Eligible to Enter ONE or MORE Logo Designs.
Winner Will Receive Acknowledgement, Free Admission to Convention & Saturday Banquet Dinner Ticket.
Logo Contest Rules:
Design must include the ARRL Logo (download from ARRL web site). Convey Convention Theme Radio for Everyone.
(DXer, Emergency Communications, Microwave or Repeater Enthusiast, Experimenter, Antenna Designs etc.). ANY shape is OK! (round, square, triangle, irregular).
Limit design to 6 colors (black and white are colors).
Avoid fine detail (design will be used on convention pin 1.5 dia. or 1.5 height & width max).
Use only sans serif fonts (Arial, Calibri, Helvetica, etc.).
All entries must be submitted on 8-1/2 X 11 white paper as an Email attachment. All entries will become the property of HAMCON 2017 and can be used at the discretion of the Convention Planning Committee.
Deadline for ALL entries is December 15, 2016.
Submit design to Convention Secretary, Brad Rachielles, as an E-mail attachment to: bradrachielles@dslextreme.com


A couple upcoming events.
November 18- Elections and our auction!
Dec 4th Club Banquet


For hams new to DX, The New DXers 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 ko6v@arrl.net

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.

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.)