October Guest Speaker
The October program will cover SOTA (Summits On The Air)
It will include a short movie and slides show illustrating Mountain
top Activaters and the Chasers sitting at home in the shack. There is
something everyone can do and enjoy even if you do not hike.
I have been a ham since 1960 and have tried many different forms of
communication: SSTV, Satellite, CW HF, VHF, SSB HF & VHF, RTTY, PSK,
Packet and FM & AM repeaters and now SOTA.
I have DXCC and WAS, and I am working on Mountain Goat and Shack
Sloths awards from SOTA.
Since I retired 4 years ago I have been trying different type of
antennas. Mainly loop and wire.
A bill with bipartisan support has been introduced in the US House
of Representatives that calls on the FCC to apply the "reasonable
accommodation" three-part test of the PRB-1 federal pre-emption
policy to private land-use restrictions. HR.4969, the "Amateur Radio
Parity Act of 2014" was introduced on June 25 at the request of the
ARRL, which worked with House staffers to draft the proposed
legislation. The bill's sponsor is Rep Adam Kinzinger (R-IL). It has
initial co-sponsorship from Rep Joe Courtney (D-CT). If the measure
passes the 113th Congress, it would require the FCC, within 120 days
of the Bill's passage, to amend the Part 97 Amateur Service rules to
apply PRB-1 coverage to include homeowners' association regulations
and deed restrictions, often referred to as "covenants, conditions,
and restrictions" (CC&Rs). Presently, PRB-1 only applies to state
and local zoning laws and ordinances.
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
22-23, 2013 (Always The Fourth Full
Weekend In June.)