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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.
September 2015 Carrier
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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
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.
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.)