Everyone is invited to attend. Plenty of free parking.
More Locations to Get Your Ham “Ticket”
Here are some Valley locations where you can take the Amateur Radio license examination.These are “test only” locations so you need to come prepared to take the exam. Attending ham radio club meetings it a great way to learn more about ham radio in general and emergency communications specifically. For other testing locations, dates, and times, visit the Radio License Exam Session pageat arrl.org. From arrl.org, you can also search for licensing classes.
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Northwest holds their regular monthly meetings the first Saturday of the month at 8:00am with the exam-only session at 11:00am. Exam fee is $15.00. Contact Jim Laage, email@example.com, for what you need to bring to the exam session and for further information.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
15107 Vanowen St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405
San Fernando Valley Amateur Radio Club, W6SD, holds their monthly meetings the third Friday of each month at 7:30pm. Please do not park at the police station. Instead, park behind or beside the library, which is next door to the station.
LAPD West Valley Station
19020 Vanowen St.
Reseda, CA 91335
Exam sessions are held (new location!) on the first Saturday of even numbered months (February, April, June, August, October, December) in the Van Nuys FlyAway second floor conference room. Contact Jim Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org, for what you need to bring to the exam session and for further information.
Van Nuys Flyaway Bus Terminal
7610 Woodley Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
Registrations begins at 8:00am and doors close at 9:00am. Exam fee is $5.00 (exact change, please). This is the same location where Lake Balboa Neighborhood Council holds their Emergency Preparedness meeting on the second Saturday of each month, starting at 9:00am.
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Training Classes at SOS Survival Products
Check out all the great free and fee classes offered in the C. Denise Edwards Training Center at SOS Survival Products, Inc. Many are free to attend. Details here.
SOS Survival Products, Inc.
15705 Strathern St., Unit 11
Van Nuys, CA 91406
CERT Community Meetings
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Community meetings are open to all. You do not have to be a trained CERT responder to attend these meetings. Meetings are held throughout Los Angeles. Information on these meetings and much more is available at cert-la.com.
If you have a ham radio license and your call sign doesn’t appear here: ________, please let me know what it is. Licensed amateurs are encouraged to check in on our Lake Balboa Emergency Preparedness simplex net each Sunday morning, 9:00 am, on 145.570 mHz.
FRS/GMRS (Family Radio Service/General Mobile Radio Service) radio operators may check in on our FRS/GMRS EP net the second Sunday of the month, 9:45 am, on channel 5.
Neighborhood Council Valley Village FRS/GMRS net meets the last Sunday of the month, 10:00 am, on channel 5.