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W6SD .-- -.... ... -..
Founded in 1946 at the end of WWII, our club has been true to one simple philosophy --
help others and have fun doing it.

August 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

Latest Information

Battleship Iowa Tour

The date for the Battleship Iowa tour is Saturday, Sept 10th, at 1:00pm. This is a joint event with the Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club. The cost of the ticket is $14.50, and I would like to receive payment this Friday, Aug 19th, at the club meeting. Final deadline to buy tickets will be Aug 31st. We have 11 tickets left, and club members will be given priority, and non members will be added to the waiting list. This will be a private, dedicated tour guild.

The Iowa IS NOT ADA accessible. Strollers must be left on the forward deck, and due to the many ladders (stairs), closed toed shoes are requested (No sandals or flip flops).

Parking - the first hour is free, each additional hour is $2, with a maximum of $16 per day. Members are encouraged to carpool. Please send an email to ko6v@arrl.net to reserve your spot, and if you have any questions.

Jack Eyster KO6V
President, San Fernando Valley ARC

Our speaker for August is Orv Beach, W6BI, and he will be giving an overview of digital mesh networking, one of the newest modes in amateur radio. It's a ham radio 'internet' (with a lowercase 'i'). He'll talk about what it is, how it works and how and why it's growing rapidly in Southern California. If a ham is also into computers, it's a great mode to get involved with!

Please join us for dinner before the meeting, at Lulus around 5:15-5:30 pm,
16900 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys, CA.

A few events coming up.
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.
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.)