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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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September Guest Speaker, Friday, September 21, 2015

Duane Mariotti, WB9RER
Duane is an Electrical / Biomedical Engineer.  He has been involved with emergency communications for almost thirty years both as an engineer, responder and policy leader.  He has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, Firefighter and been a college level educator for biomedical technology and hazardous materials.  Following 9/11 he served on several state and national committees improving hospital emergency preparedness and communications systems.  Most recently Duane is a Clinical Engineer for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California integrating medical technology into new facilities and patient safety initiatives.  He is also the coordinator of the Kaiser Permanente Amateur Radio Network (KPARN). Duane has been involved in amateur radio an specifically emergency communications for over thirty years.

Program Description:
Amateur Radio has become an important emergency communications tool for hospitals. The Department of Homeland Security as well as the Center for Disease Control have strongly recommended that Health and Hospital organizations incorporate amateur radio into their emergency planning strategies. Unlike most other amateur radio support activities hospitals are very unique entities. This presentation provides a background of hospitals, especially those in Southern California, the hospital emergency communications requirements and the pitfalls to avoid with a hospital based amateur radio program regulatory compliance. The speaker Duane WB9RER has been there and done that being involved in supporting hospital communications via public safety, commercial and amateur radio since 1978.

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

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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.)