Classes & Testing for Ham Radio Licensing:


Emergency Groups:

ARES-LAX Sec. listed upcoming Ham Radio Classes for Licensing:

National Traffic System (NTS):

Messages that will always get through!

Want to become an NTS communicator!


Los Angeles Section
Traffic Manager,
Kate Hutton-K6HTN at Plus go to the NTS web page.

Emergency WRRL Communications:

The most complete source of Emergency Communications (EMCOMM) information on the Internet located at:


Space Weather Prediction Center.

N0NBH-Solar Data
Banners & Widgets
by Paul Herrman:

HF Propagation & Solar-Terrestrial Data.


ARVN - Amateur Radio Video News:


USGS - California-Nevada: Fault Maps



Having fun with Amateur Radio.

Feel free to post a comment to my blog at: or e-mail me at:

2014 Scholarship Information

Click here: Foundation for Amateur Radio › 2014 Scholarship Information

Please consider if you know any worthy young hams...

73 - Doug - W6HB


We are the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs — We are a non-profit Amateur Radio organization, a Council formed of Delegates. The Delegates represent their own amateur radio club within Los Angeles County area of Southern California.

We share ideas for membership drive, News about Events e.g. Races, Fairs, Club Speakers, putting it all together LAX Convention, and a pit stop for the Club.

Our meetings are the first Tuesday of every other month starting in January. If the meeting falls on a holiday, the date may change a week a head.

The Council is supported by annual dues of $20.00 paid by each member club. Each club 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.

For example!

The Council provided 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.

Map location of the Council Member's own club:


HAMCON 2015 Update:
The next meeting is Saturday April 19. The time has been rescheduled

To all HAMCON 2015 committee members:

This evening we changed our April 19th HAMCON 2015 meeting at the Sizzler Restaurant in Fullerton (1401 N. Harbor Blvd.) to 2:00-4:00 pm due to a conflict with the organization using the room ahead of us. The restaurant manager did not fully account for needs of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Fullerton when George, N6VNI, made our reservation for the restaurant's side room from 12:30-2:30 pm on April 19th. The DAR will be using this room from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Please attend on April 19th at the Fullerton Sizzler whether or not you intend to eat there. We realize it is a late lunch time for some but the restaurant is giving us the room for free and feels badly about the mistake.

More info on the meeting to follow.

Thanks and 73,

Diana Feinberg, AI6DF

LAACARC Meeting set for Tuesday May 6, 2014:

The meeting starts at 7:30p.m. till 8:45p.m. (Building closes at 9p.m.) in the Toyota Museum, North Torrance. The address is 19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance 90501.

It's about 1/2 mile south of 190th street in a rather new warehouse-type building on the west facing side of the street (across the street from a storage tank in the refinery area).  It is in the building just before the light to enter the Prologs warehouse facility and you can turn in at the north driveway by the museum or turn in at the traffic light and go back north to the end of the building where the entrance is.

Arriving a few minutes early will allow attendees to tour the museum.

Some of us will meet for dinner prior at around 6:00pm at Norm's Restaurant located at 18705 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance CA 90501 on the southbound side just south of 182nd street.  It's located about 10 minutes from the museum.

This map shows directions from Norm's Restaurant to Toyota Museum.
Hope to see you all there,




All ARRL Special Service Clubs need to remember to update their status with the ARRL. This designation shows the depth of commitment to community service that your club has and should not be allowed to lapse. -- Joy Matlack, KD6FJV



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.

For more information, go to - Flyer

The Radio Baker2Vegas W7RBV Site:

We are the official Baker to Vegas Challenge Cup Relay Communications site. We provide all of the official communications information for Baker2Vegas. For more information, please go to

The 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:


For club tour groups, contact Douglas Dowds, W6HB/NI6BB at email
or click here for more information.

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.

Thank you,
Chris KJ4DO
Christian Rodriguez,

How to get your club news in front of
ARRL Members in the LA Area:

The ARRL LAX Section Management team is preparing for the November issue of 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).

K0NR: Radio Enthusiast:

Everyone is welcome, no registration is required. Just show up with your bright smiley face, ready to learn something and have fun. For more information go to or


Field Day 2008


K5RC WEB PORTAL IS DEVOTED TO HAM RADIO: Tom Taormina has been an active Amateur Radio Operator since 1959. His life-long avocation has taken him half-way around the world and has been a major influence in the course of his life. This web site is devoted to sharing Tom's rich experiences and triumphs with others who share his passion for personal excellence and international goodwill. For more information, click on his web site at 


By Doug Grant, K1DG - November 4, 2011—


  • Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland ACS/ARES: Monday Net.7:00 PM 147.300 MHz (+) PL123 Contact Mike Albertson KD6GWO,, 909-908-5544
  • ARES- Northeast LA. County. Thurs. 8pm 147.360MHz (+) PL100. or 446.940MHz (-) PL100.
  • 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: Written by Jerry Taylor-KD0BIK


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Field-Day information -- Field Day Station Locator -- Legislative Action program FAQ

ARRL Southwestern Division Director:
Dick Norton-N6AA

The ARRL Southwestern Div. Website:

Dick Norton-N6AA

ARRL Los Angeles Sect. Manager & ARES Member: David Greenhut-N6HD

The ARRL LAX SEC Website:

David Greenhut-N6HD