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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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Parachute Mobile in SCV

Parachute Mobile is active again with our first mission of the year being held on May 31st.  Goto parachutemobile.com for all the details. We are pleased to announce that Mission 20 is scheduled for May 31. Mark, AF6IM and Michael, KF6WRW will be back in the air taking contacts from around the Greater Bay Area. Accompanying them will be Parachute Mobile’s illustrious Ground Crew proving live video, APRS and all needed tactical support. UPDATE!! Mark, Jumper 1, will dedicate one of his jumps for 20 meter HF contacts. The Mission will take place at BayArea Skydiving located at Byron Airport in Byron, CA. Jump Time: We hope to have the first jump commence as close to 1100 hrs as possible. Frequencies: QSO 1, 146.430 MHZ simplex. QSO 2(alt), 147.570 MHz...

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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.

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