Victor Valley

Amateur Radio Club


P.O. BOX 91
Apple Valley, California U.S.A.

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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

Beginning in January 2018, the Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club will host an annual Winter Field Day in addition to its normal summer Field Day in June.

Date: January 27 2018

Time 0700 - 1700 hours

Location: Apple Valley Adult School

13063 Pawnee Rd, Apple Valley CA

The Apple Valley Community Day Center and the Apple Valley Adult School recently exchanged locations. GPS steering should be directed to the 13093 Pawnee Rd address.

Effective 1 January, 2018, the Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club will NO LONGER provide any HAM Radio Classes in the High Desert.


Date: 13th Feb, 2018
General Club Meeting
Presentation: TBD
Presenter: TBD
Sitting Bull Academy
19445 Sitting Bull Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308


Remember that every Sunday at 7:00PM 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. {except July} at Johnnie D' s Restaurant, 19250 Bear Valley Road, Apple Valley.
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 and BAOFENG HT 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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