Victor Valley

Amateur Radio Club


Apple Valley, California U.S.A.

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In 2015, the FCC changed their rules and will no longer issue new / updated paper licenses to New HAMS and HAM either renewing or upgrading their current licenses. This change was instituted as a cost savings measure.

In early 2016, the FCC instituted a new procedure whereby they send emails to all new and upgrading HAM's which includes a 30 day active link to download their new HAM licenses. This requires that everyone who completes an application include their email address on the form. If you do not receive such a link then you can use the following instructions to obtain a Reference Copy of your license.

New instructions, to obtain a working copy of your license, can be found by clicking here for instructions


The Club sponsors several Technician and General level HAM radio class each year click here for information

In addition, the Club along with W5YI, provide monthly HAM testing for the Victor Valley at all levels on a walk in basis. click here for information


(Meeting begins at 7:00 pm)

Date: June 14th 2016
VVARC Annual Club Picnic
Presentation: TBD
Aspen Club House
10741 Lakeshore Dr, Apple Valley

Travel South on Apple Valley Rd past the Jess ranch area. You will pass the following streets on your right:

Country Club Blvd
Pepperwood Chase
Valley Links Blvd
Waterford St
next will be your turn off at Arroyo Mesa Lane.
(Lat 34.446 N, 117.223 W)
The following link shows the intersection


Turn right onto Arroyo Mesa lane
Inform guard at gate that you are part of the Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
Proceed to Lake Shore Drive and turn right
turn right into parking lot of Aspen Club House.
Park near the northern end of the lot.
Picnic area will be at the back of the north end of the building

The following link is the location of the picnic area

Lat 34.448 N, 117.236 W


The blue links are from my Maidenhead grid program

I gave the Lat / Long of the turn off and picnic area for additional direction if anyone is using GPS to navigate by.

the listed address is 10741 Lake Shore Drive

Visitors are always welcome to attend any/all Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club Meetings


Remember that every Sunday at 7PM the Club conducts a Net on the 146.940 repeater PL 91.5. - offset Get the latest club announcements and reminders. Also, our Club needs volunteers to help run the Net. If you are interested, please contact us. In the event that the repeater is down, turn to 146.535 simplex.

Net Roster - Excel format
Net Script - Word format

Apple Valley ECS net
Monday Night 7pm WA6EFW repeater 146.940 / - / 91.5
High Desert Local Area Nets & additional Repeaters List — Excel format

VVARC QSL Managers Primary: Christy Hunter, KB6LTY

Secondary: Bruce Hunter, W6WW

Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. BOX 91

The Sitting Bull Academy's Seismology Page, here's the link
earthquake pic
Don't know if you wanted to post this on the club site, but in case anyone missed them, here is a screen shot of the recent 48-hour period that included about eighteen earthquakes (pre-shocks, main quake, aftershocks) from La Habra (all except one). We also now have three instruments running, all recording pretty much the same thing. We're testing the performance of two different mechanical systems and three different electronic interfaces. At that distance, (about 65 miles from Apple Valley), the weakest quakes we can record are around M2.5 on a good day.
Station SBCA (AS-1 seismometer and old interface, magnetic damping):
Station SBA2 (AS-1 seismometer and new interface, magnetic damping:
Station SBA3 (EQ-1 seismometer and interface, oil damping):
If people want to download their own software to get very-near-real-time data from our stations or any of tens of stations around the country, the free software can be downloaded from:

The Forest Falls Flash Flood - 17 August 2012

Field Day Photos

Our General club meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. {except July}
at the Sitting Bull Academy, 19445 Sitting Bull Rd., Apple Valley.

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Our Club Board meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Johnnie D' s Restaurant, 19250 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley. Except July
All club members are welcome to attend


An Elmer is kind of like a mentor for amateur radio operators. As new operators, we need the experience, knowledge, and guidance passed on to us by those that have been practicing for some time. Thank you to those members that have stepped forward and volunteered to help members with questions. Feel free to contact anyone on our ELMER list when you have questions.

Name / Email Phone Number City Call Sign Specialty
Bill Baumruck
(760) 947-2667 Hesperia K6GZ HF/VHF
Jim Fosse
(760) 245-8644 Victorville KI6NJF Home Brew/Antennas/Digital/Linux/Raspberry PIs
Dick Stephan
n.a. Victorville KI6IXL Batteries / WOUXUN Radios / Radio Programming / Solar Power

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US Amateur Radio Bands

To view the new Amateur Radio Bands
ARRL's U.S. band listing

ICOM's U.S. band listing

Ian, G3NRW's 30 meter band digital usage chart

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