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Founded in 1946 at the end of WWII, our club has been true to one simple
help others and have fun doing it.
August 2015 Carrier
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link below for the form:
SFVARC Membership Application & Renewal Form
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
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
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
South Bay Hotel, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503
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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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
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
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
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.
year we participate in the ARRL Field Day. This year it is June
27-28, 2015 (Always The Fourth Full
Weekend In June.)