LAACARC Council Meeting / HAMCON Meeting
We are the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs non-profit organization, comprised of delegates representing their respective amateur radio clubs in Los Angeles County (CA).
We share ideas for making better amateur radio clubs. We discuss membership drives, news about amateur radio public service events, speakers for club meetings, sponsoring HAMCON convention every four years, and other issues of in portance to ham clubs such as liability risk management and antenna restrictions.
Organized in 1953, the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs has met continuosly to Further the interests of ham radio clubs in Los Angeles County. If your club is not a member, incourage it to join LAACARC.
Our meetings are the first Tuesday of every other month
starting in January. If the meeting falls on a holiday, the date
may change by a week.
The Council is supported by annual dues of $20.00 paid by each member club, which selects their delegate and an alternate. Our territory is all of but only Los Angeles County. The function of the Council is to spearhead progress on issues affecting radio amateurs in the Los Angeles Section of the ARRL Southwestern Division.
The Council provids guidance and input in achieving a ham-friendly antenna ordinance for the unincorporated areas of the county. That ordinance is being used as a guide for numerous city ordinances under consideration.
Council Members own clubs are listed on Google maps
The next LAACARC meeting will be Tuesday June 7, 2016
To everyone on the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs email list:
Just a reminder....The LAACARC's next meeting is Tuesday April 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Toyota Motor Co. Museum, 19600 S. Van Ness Ave., Torrance, CA
The location for our optional pre-meeting dinner is changing to the Sizzler Restaurant, 17544 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance (southeast corner of Hawthorne and Artesia Blvd across from the South Bay Galleria Mall). I will be there by 5:30 pm (this restaurant is also where the Southern California DX Club holds its pre-meeting dinners and there's a reasonably-priced seniors menu). Some of us indicated they became tired of the Norm's Restaurant further south, so we'll try this Sizzler for a change. Two shopping opportunities are also in the same "strip mall" as this Sizzler for anyone interested: one of the larger Harbor Freight tool stores in L.A. is there in a former 21,000 sq. ft. furniture store and a sizable Designer Shoe Warehouse location is adjacent.
Hope to see everyone there.
Diana Feinberg, AI6DF
CHAIR PERSONS FOR 2016
|•||CHAIR --------------||Diana Feinberg,||AI6DF|
|•||VICE CHAIR ------||James Murakami,||KI6UPL|
|•||TREASURER -----||Margie Hoffman,||KG6TBR|
|•||SECRETARY -----||Richard Sherwood,||N6RU|
LEARN MORE FROM OTHER HAM'S
NEW AGE PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
SOURCES OF AMATEUR RADIO INFORMATION
Kaiser Permanente Amateur Radio Network:
Kaiser Peremante Hospitals is looking for Hams that work the 6 meter and 40 meter HF bands to support the Emergency Preparedness Mission of Kaiser Peremante Health System through out So. Cal. and state wide.
If interested, check in on their net on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 1215-1300hrs. Pacific Time. Frequency 51.92 -0.5Mhz
Tone 131.8 Hz. repeater system, also 40 Meters HF net (typically at 1245 Hrs.) 7.28 Mhz.
Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team (ALERT):
Altadena Local Emergency Radio Team (ALERT) conducts a net every Monday night at 8 p.m. (2000 hours) on the Telco repeater, 145.180 MHz, minus shift, 156.7 PL. All licensed Amateurs with an interest in emergency communications are welcome to participate. Contact for additional information is Nancee Darling, K8NBD, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Los Angeles Emergency Communication Team (LAECT):
The Los Angeles Emergency Communication Team (LAECT) conducts a simplex net Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. (2000 hours) on 446.500 MHz. All licensed Amateurs with an interest in emergency communications are welcome to participate. Contact for additional information is Kevin Rolly, K1KMO, email email@example.com .
ARESLAX Northeast, in cooperation with LAECT:
ARESLAX Northeast, in cooperation with LAECT, conducts an Activity Day the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is West Conference Rooms 5 and 6 (adjacent to the Cafeteria) at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. These meetings are informal educational sessions open to all individuals interested in Amateur Radio, with an emphasis on emergency communications. Topics discussed are suggested by the participants. I am the contact for additional information. As an example, attached is a pdf of the flyer for this Saturday's Activity Day.
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.
Gary S. Wong-W6GSW can be reached at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Los Angeles Emergency Communications Team: www.laect.com
Northeast District, Los Angeles Section "Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)" www.arrllax.org
W6GSW-10 | Winlink RMS Packet gateway
145.050 MHz | 1200 baud | DM04WB
The Radio Baker2Vegas W7RBV Site:
They are the official Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Communications site. They provide all of the official communications information for Baker2Vegas.
As of 2013, their new website is www.radiobaker2vegas.org
The Rallydata.com-Road Rally Volunteer Website:
Site contains links for various road rallies throughout the year
in the USA.
Dirty Feet Productions-Trail Events:
Dirty Feet Productions was founded in 2007 after creation of Orange County's first ever 50/50 ultra marathon - The Twin Peaks 50/50.
Dirty Feet was originally launched to fill the niche of ultra distance trail runs that were not offered at the time in Orange County.
More information found at: http://trailrunning.dirtyfeet.us/about.html
USS IOWA Tour:
Ham Radio History Request:
I'm looking for some historical information about ham radio in LA in 1971. In particular, HF links going to San Jose.
It seems like a strange request, but the younger hams these days don't work HF and I know back then there were a lot of Nets people would check in to (I don't know if they exist still or if they have declined over time or are as active as in the 60s and 70s). Personally, I lack a lot of HF knowledge since I became a ham to do AMSAT stuff. Any information, including possible ARES/MARS work in the LA and southern California to San Jose area would be great.
Christian Rodriguez, email@example.com
How to get your club news in front of
ARRL Members in the
Los Angeles Area:
The ARRL LAX Section Management team prepares the ARRL LAX Newsletter. The newsletter will be distributed to all ARRL members in the Los Angeles area. FULL STORY (changed to a PDF file for printing).
Battle Ship IOWA Museum:
HAM RADIO IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By Doug Grant, K1DG on November 4, 2011: http://www.edn.com/design/communications-networking/4368553/Ham-radio-in-the-21st-century-4368553
HAM RADIO IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By Doug Grant, K1DG - November 4, 2011— http://www.edn.com/design/communications-networking/4368553/Ham-radio-in-the-21st-century-4368553
Other Sources of Information for
Amateur Radio (Section A-Z)
EMERGENCY NETS IN THE AREA
- • Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland ACS/ARES: Monday Net.7:00 PM 147.300 MHz (+) PL123.0 CONTACT: Mike Albertson KD6GWO at firstname.lastname@example.org, 909-908-5544
- • ARES- Northeast LA. County. Thurs. 8pm 147.360MHz (+) PL100. or 446.940MHz (-) PL100.0
- • GEARS (Glendora) Tues. 7pm 144.950Mhz RCV. PL 141.3 (see the Repeater Directory for offset).
- • GERC (Glendora LDS) Tues. 8pm 146.715Mhz Simplex.
- • Satern (Salvation Army, S.B. County) Sun. 8pm, 146.385Mhz (+) PL146.2
PRACTICAL AMATEUR RADIO PODCAST: My amateur radio pod cast includes plenty of episodes of Audio at: www.myamateurradio.com Written by Jerry Taylor-KD0BIK.
AMERICAN RADIO RELAY LEAGUE (ARRL)
David Greenhut, N6HD
- • Ham Radio History by the ARRL: www.arrl.org/ham-radio-history
- • Announcements, News Briefs, Newsletters: http://www.arrl.org/announcements-news-briefs-newsletters
- • Radio Waves: News you can use for license instruction and radio science education
- • ARRL Membership: By joining or renewing your membership to the ARRL, you will receive ARRL benefits and much more at: www.arrl.org/membership
- • ARRL News at: http://www.arrl.org/news/
- • ARRL S.W.D. Calendar Events & Swap Meets: www.kkn.net/n6aa/calendar
- • Find an Amateur Radio License Exam in Your Area. at: http://www.arrl.org/exam_sessions/search/
- • ARRL - Hamfests & Conventions Calendar: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar
- • ARRL-Audio News: http://www.arrl.org/arrl-audio-news
- • ARES E-letter issues & Audio version -- ARRL Letter-past issues -- National traffic Sys.(NTS) -- W1AW Operating schedule
- • Field-Day information -- Field Day Station Locator -- ARRL Frequency Bands -- Legislative Action program FAQ