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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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Our next meeting will be on April 17th. Our speaker will be Ed Fong on his J-Pole antenna and the theory of j-poles. But what makes the program unusual is he will be presenting it via video conferencing. Ed Fong will be out speaker for the April 17th meeting, and I'm including his bio Biography - Ed Fong was first licensed in 1968 as WN6IQN. He later upgraded to Extra Class with his present call of WB6IQN. He obtained the BSEE and MSEE degrees from the Univ. of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the Univ. of San Francisco. A Senior Member of the IEEE, he has 10 patents and over 40 published papers and books in the area of communications and integrated circuit design. Presently, he is employed by the University of California (previously at Berkeley and presently at Santa Cruz- Silicon Valley) as an instructor teaching graduate classes in RF design and High Speed interface design. During his 30 year career he has performed worked for Motorola, National Semiconductor, Phillips Semiconductor and Advanced Micro Devices. A special thanks to Jack, K6OV, for working with Ed to make it work. Jack Eyster - KO6V


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.)