May's Guest Speaker
Emergency Power - Loads, Sources and Management by Marty Woll, N6VI
When the "shore power" we take for granted every day is suddenly gone,
how will you communicate? This presentation helps an operator to plan
for limited-power situations. Topics include equipment selection and
mission parameters; developing a power budget and managing scarce
power resources; generator and battery safety; battery types and
selection; wiring, distribution and fusing; and alternative power
sources (e.g., solar).
Marty Woll, N6VI, has been in Amateur Radio for forty-six years and is
a frequent speaker at radio clubs and conventions. A retired CPA with
a major international accounting firm, he holds an Extra Class license
and is a Life Member of the ARRL. Marty is serving in his sixth year
as ARRL’s Vice Director for the Southwestern Division and serves on
ARRL’s Administration and Finance Committee and UHF / Microwave Band
Plan Committee. In addition to his Division duties, he is Assistant
District Emergency Coordinator of the ARES Northwest District of the
Los Angeles Section, a Battalion Communication Unit Leader and
Training Officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Auxiliary
Communication Service, a licensing Volunteer Examiner and a Volunteer
Instructor. Marty is a founding member of the Southern California
Contest Club and has served as a member and chair of the ARRL’s
Contest Advisory Committee. He has been President of the Southern
California DX Club and chair of the Los Angeles Area Council of Radio
Clubs. He participates regularly in contests from HF through 10 GHz.
In nearly twenty contest expeditions, Marty has set up and operated
amateur radio stations on six continents.
VP SFVARC Program Planning
Jim, WB6TNF, has a 900 MHz Repeater
on the air. It is located on Chatsworth Peak, 927.8375 - with a PL of
162.2 open to anyone wanting to use it (club member or not ). Again,
it is Jim's repeater. It is Coordinated with SCRRBA.
Want to order a club
here! The SFVARC badge comes standard
with a safety pin fastener and may
also be ordered with other fasteners. Click here to see optional fasteners.
LENORE JENSEN, W6NAZ,
PHONE PATCHING TO VIETNAM VIA MARS
Vintage ARRL ham radio
movie converted from
16mm film to video tape many years ago.
We had a great lunch at the Elephant Bar.
Now is the Club Picnic, May 18th, at
Woodley Park. Park at the location
of the GREEN arrow (on the
map). We don't have many
sign ups for food. We still need Salads (green, potato),
Bean dish, Chips and Desserts. Club furnish Hot Dogs,
Burgers, and Drinks. Call me 818-439-3897 or email
Lunch at Denny's
every Thursday @ 10:30am Several members of the club gather for lunch on:
Thursdays at 10:30 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
22-23, 2013 (Always The Fourth Full
Weekend In June.)