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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.

May 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 ARRL is celebrating NPOTA ( National Parks On The Air) for 2016.

Turns out there is a National Recreation Area on part of the grounds of the King Gillete Ranch. This Recreation area has a designation of RC17. W6SD will setup in the park in the area shown on the map. Although our start time is 10 AM, May 28, it would be nice if some people came early to obtain a picnic table. The grounds open at 8am. Lets operate from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring your own chair. Operating frequencies will be ssb 14.343, 18.150 ------------ cw 18.088, 14.065 mhz plus or minus qrm. We may try 40 and 30 meters. Parking in the second lot is $7 for all day. In the near lot there is a 2 hour limit of free parking. Directions: Exit the 101 freeway at Las Virgenes Road. Head South to Muholland Drive, turn left and head East about 600 feet and the entrance is on the right (South side) about 600 feet from the intersection. If you come to Stokes Canyon Road you went to far.
34°06'12.1"N 118°42'28.8"W

We have started meeting for dinner before the general meeting. Last month it was at Brent’s Deli, and this month we are going to meet at Lulu’s Restaurant, 16900 Roscoe Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406, at 5:15pm.
A few events coming up.
Jun 4th – Picnic – VFW Post 2805, 8107 Canoga Ave, 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Jun 25th & 26th – Field Day
Dec 4th – Club Banquet


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


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.)