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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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November 20th is the date for the annual return of our semi-world famous Electronic Treasures Auction, and election of club officers for 2016. The elections will take a few minutes at the beginning of our meeting that night, and then it is on to the auction. This year, Jack Eyster has found a wonderful assortment of goodies including classic rigs and all the super-junque that we MUST have. That, combined with all the treasures that we bring to auction, should make this an especially good time for all of us.

For those new to this special event, the object is to have fun. Your auctioneer is particularly honest, scrupulous, devil-may-care and dapper, with an uncanny ability to describe the goods at auction with incredible accuracy, while exaggerating in such a way as to faithfully and accurately describe the true value of the stuff being offered (have I mentioned that I am the auctioneer? No? Then add that the auctioneer will always give a true description of the goods after he finishes lying about it!).

Please plan to arrive with your junque-for-auction at 6:15 PM. As you step from the elevator, Johnnie will be at a desk with spare auction forms, and loaner-pencils - - - just in case you forgot to bring your completed forms. You can really speed things up if you bring your completed forms, together with your junque each item must be marked with your name or call sign. You can then just step directly into the check-in line, where Joe and Archie will check you in after which helpers will place your stuff in the proper place at the front of the room, in just the right place to bring potential buyers to a buying frenzy (possibly).

For those of you with no junque to bring, here is your opportunity to glom-on-to some really top-notch crusty-dusty stuff. Bids are in one-dollar (minimum) increments, but the auctioneer will choose the amount for the "next" bid. Bidding will start at the minimum bid you choose (on your auction form). The successful bidder will pay you and take possession of the treasure from the front of the room, and you will then pay the treasurer ten percent (minimum) of the sale price. Many choose to donate the entire amount for the benefit of the club, in which case the winning bidder simply pays the treasurer the full amount. There will be bunches of good stuff, in price ranges for everyone. Feel free to copy and complete the auction form below and bring it with you. Although there will be additional forms available on auction night, there will be no one available to help you fill it out - - so please make every effort to complete the forms before you come to the event.

This is a fun event - - please attend, support your club, and enjoy yourself!

73 de Arnie, WB6PJC


















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.)