The Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club
Founded in June 1975, as the Rancho Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Association, the PVARC is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to further the exchange of information and cooperation among members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, individual operating proficiency, and to conduct programs and activities as to advance the general interest of amateur radio and public service in the community.
Membership and Renewal
Membership is open to all those interested in Amateur Radio, you need not be licensed. Meetings are held at the Hesse Park community room on the third Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30 PM.
You can access the complete Roster of the PVARC members, and it will open as an Microsoft Excel file. Please note this file is password protected for members only. To obtain your password, contact any of the club's Board of Directors below. Please do not distribute this roster to non-club members.
The PVARC Constitution was adopted on February 10, 1976 and later amended in February 1996 and March 2008.
Statement of Policy regarding student reimbursements from the John Alexander Fund, adopted March 15, 2011.
PVARC Club Affiliations
The PVARC has been an ARRL affiliated club (0004002964) since 1978; the PVARC is also a member club of the Los Angeles Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs (LAACARC) and is registered with the Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society (#475).
Club Repeater Systems
PVARC members have access to two 70cm repeaters located atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula. K6PV is the club's owned and operated repeater at 447.120 MHz; K6IUM at 449.980 MHz is also available to club members and is a back-up for K6PV. Drop in and say "Hi". Please note that the "449" repeater uses a one-minute time-out.
(-) PL 100.0
449.980 (-) PL 173.8
Join us each Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM for our weekly VHF Club net
on the K6PV repeater on 447.120 (-) PL 100.0.
Note: The Tuesday evening net is cross-banded onto 144.910 MHz, Tone Squelch, PL 156.7 for those on the Peninsula's west side from Pt. Vicente north to Malaga Cove.
The principal thrust of the club could be said to be public service and emergency communications using amateur radio technology. Approximately half of our members are active in emergency service either with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Disaster Communications Service, the Peninsula Volunteer Alert Network (PVAN), which is the emergency communications service for the city of Rancho Palos Verdes; or the Neighborhood Amateur Radio Team (NART) which provides the emergency communications service for the city of Palos Verdes Estates. In 1996, the club completed a project to provide emergency communications for all the schools within the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. This effort involved the installation of equipment at all school sites plus administration and maintenance facilities. Several private schools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula have also joined this project.
Members of the PVARC also conducted special classes to enable staff from all the schools to obtain their FCC license and trained them on the operation of the equipment. DCS and PVARC club members provide support for school personnel for this emergency radio system including their monthly drills.
To further support the growth of amateur radio, club members conduct classes in radio licensing. These classes are given free of charge, several times a year enabling interested citizens to obtain their FCC license. Classes are not limited to Palos Verdes residents and we regularly see attendees from all areas of Los Angeles County.
Communications for the annual Palos Verdes Half-Marathon (previously the Palos Verdes Marathon), the Rolling Hills Estates 5K / 10K race, the Community Helpline Bike Tour, the 62-mile RAT Beach Bike Tour, and the 5-mile "Conquer the Bridge" race across the Vincent Thomas Bridge in Los Angeles Harbor, and other organizations, are provided by the club enabling necessary safety and logistic support for the participants.
Amateur Radio Club
Post Office Box 2316
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
PVARC Appointed Offices
|QRO Editor||Diana Feinberg, AI6DF|
|Webmaster||John Freeman, WW6WW|
|Club Librarian||Bryant Winchell, W2RGG|
|K6PV Repeater Trustee||Mel Hughes, K6SY|
|VE Coordinator||Dave Scholler, KG6BPH|
|VE Liaison||Diana Feinberg, AI6DF|
|LAACARC Delegate||Jeff Wolf, K6JW|
|Net Control Operators||Malin Dollinger, KO6MD|
|Dale Hanks, N6NNW|
|Peter Landon, KE6JPM|
|Bob Sylvest, AB6SY|
|Dan Yang, K6DPY|