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2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

Field Day is ham radio’s open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio’s science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio. “What Is Field Day” PDF We welcome the public to come learn more about ham radio! Use our Field Day Locator to search for a Field Day site near you.

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CA Hands Free Law – Update

This is shared from our San Francisco Section Manager, Bill Hillendahl – KH6GJV. We have been fielding a number of inquires on if Amateur Radio (2-way radio) is exempt from the updated “hands-free” law that went into effect on January 1st of this year.  The language of the legislation is “all inclusive” and tends to, by default, wrap 2-way radio use into the prohibition. Amateur licensees in the Pacific and South West Divisions of ARRL have been working on this issue.  The original bill’s sponsor has been contacted a number of times.  The CHP command has also been contacted. As a result, the CHP has issued a memo to its officers advising that “a radio installed and mounted in a vehicle with a wired hand microphone is not considered a wireless...

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Event Calendar

Keep up to date on club meetings, testing, and section events with our event calendar.

Violation Reporting

If you wish to report harmful interference you can use this form to inform the SCV OOC.

SCV Hams Setting Records

SCV Hams break 80 Ghz world distance record. more…

EC Reporting

You can use this form to conveniently submit your monthly EC/DEC reports.

Section Contacts

Section Manager

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Brandon Bianchi, NI6C

ni6c@arrl.org

Assistant Section Managers

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James Armstrong, NV6W

nv6w@santaclaravalley.org

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Michael Pechner, NE6RD

ne6rd@santaclaravalley.org

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Larry Carr, KE6AGJ

ke6agj@santaclaravalley.org

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Scott Morse, KC6SKM

Santa Clara County

kc6skm@santaclaravalley.org

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Lou Arbanas, NJ6H

Monterey County

nj6h@santaclaravalley.org

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Robert Ritchie, KJ6FFP

Santa Cruz County

kj6ffp@santaclaravalley.org

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Tim Takeuchi, W6TST
San Benito County
w6tst@santaclaravalley.org

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Scott Morse, KC6SKM

Santa Clara County

kc6skm@santaclaravalley.org

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Linda Bennett, W6LJB

San Mateo County Coastside

w6ljb@arrl.net

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Peter Liljequist, AA6PL

San Mateo County Bayside

aa6pl@santaclaravalley.org

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Andy Korsak, KR6DD

kr6dd@santaclaravalley.org

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Suellene Petersen, K6CPA

k6cpa@santaclaravalley.org

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David Wolfe, AA6XV

aa6xv@santaclaravalley.org

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