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Our mission is to help our neighbors stay connected and such
during power blackouts and other emergencies
by sharing information and our nerdy personal experiences.

Sister/Fellow Topangans! (for Malibu Info Click Here)

Are you like me and Bill, and...
... you dug your ham radio out of your Emergency Box after our seismic week in July?
... you have a ham radio license, and you sorta even remember your call sign?
... you want to be more comfortable with ACTUALLY USING IT during an emergency?
... AND - most importantly - you need to know the latest frequencies for Topanga?
... OR do you NEED a ham license and maybe even a ham RADIO?

Well, good news! Norm Goodkin - our local patron saint of ham licensing - is helping us dust off our radios and our rusty skills, right here in Topanga! And if you're not a hamster yet, he'll make you wish you were and help you get your license! Please tell us if you're interested:
--Organized by repentant lapsed hams,
Jane Terjung & Bill Naylor

If you don't have your ham license, Norm & Naomi have the Goodkin 1-Day Ham Class

2019 Topanga Ham Refresher Classes at the Topanga Library
Previous Classes
Sun Aug 18, 1pm - 4pm
Tue Aug 27, 10am-1pm

Subscribe to Norm's Email List for More Helpful Info
--with BONUS geekoid photo of me and Bill hiding behind our security blanket laptops:

List of Channels for Norm Plug - 8/27/19 vintage

-in name order
-in channel number order
-can be printed as a 2-sided doc
--remember, paper is your friend when you can't power up your laptop during a blackout

Where to Buy an Ed Fong Antenna (cool AND cheap)
-either get the Dual Band (DB)
-need 5 feet of PVC 200 PSI pipe (thicker pipe weakens the signal)
-Go to Home Depot or Lowes; Topanga Lumber does not carry it
-or the Tri-Band (TB)
-PVC pipe included!

Solar-powered Hand Held Radio Charger - $28
-super embarrassing to run out of Radio Power during an emergency, so go get you one of these
-sits on your window sill
-always ready
-keeps working during outage since Sun not affected by SCE (at least not YET)
-Here's the one we bought on amazon:
JETSUN Solar Charger 16750mAh Portable Solar Power Bank, Waterproof Solar Panel, Flashlight

-You also need a BaoFeng USB Power USB Cable to use it...

Helpful Radio Button Setting Guide that a STUDENT recommended
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