We are the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs,
anon-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 the large HAMCON convention
every four years, and other issues of in portance to ham clubs such
as liability risk management and antenna restrictions.
Organized in 1933, 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 the 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.
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.
PAYED MEMBERS here
Our April 11, 2015 meeting will be a breakfast meeting from 8:00-10:30 am. It turns out there's another group that frequently meets for lunch on 2nd Saturdays in the Spitfire Grill's Boardroom and this group intends to convene on April 11. But having us meet for breakfast should greatly ease driving for everyone (there's little if any traffic at that hour) and we all will have the remainder of that Saturday completely free for other activities. Breakfast prices at the Spitfire Grill are very reasonable, too. The restaurant opens at 7:30 am.
More info to follow, but please mark April 11 from 8:00-10:30 am on your calendar and we'll see you at the
Spitfire Grill (3300 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica,
CA 90405, just west of Bundy Drive).
Thanks and 73,
Diana Feinberg, AI6DF
Chair, HAMCON 2015
The next LAACARC meeting is Tuesday May 5, 2015
starts at 07:30
p.m. ending at 08:45 p.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
Some of us will meet for dinner prior at around
06:00 p.m. at
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,
ELECTED CHAIR PERSONS FOR 2015
- Chair ----------- Diana Feinberg,
- Vice Chair ---- James Murakami,
- Treasurer ----- Margie Hoffman,
- Secretary ----- Richard Sherwood,
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
Tone 131.8 Hz. repeater system, also 40 Meters HF net (typically
at 1245 Hrs.) 7.28 Mhz.
For more information, go to
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
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
ARESLAX Northeast, in cooperation with LAECT:
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
Los Angeles Emergency Communications Team:
Northeast District, Los Angeles Section "Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)"
W6GSW-10 | Winlink RMS Packet gateway
145.050 MHz | 1200 baud | DM04WB
The Radio Baker2Vegas W7RBV Site:
Race begines March 28-29, 2015, so volunteer amateur radio
communicators and none amateur radio communicators, need to register starting now before the jobs get filled.
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, the old website: b2v.org is totally offline, so
they created this new one at 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
Dirty Feet was originally launched to fill the niche of ultra
distance trail runs that were not offered at the time in Orange
More information found at:
USS IOWA Tour:
For club tour groups, contact Douglas Dowds, W6HB/NI6BB at email
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.
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.
(changed to a PDF file for printing).
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
HAM RADIO IN THE 21ST CENTURY
By Doug Grant, K1DG - November 4, 2011—
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
- 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
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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