Eligibility

  • 95120 residents, business owners or their employees.

  • Must be 18 years old to join AVPSN  (family members under 18 residing at the same address are permitted to use the radio in an emergency or in non-cell service areas like hiking for personal safety).

  • All members must comply with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Title 18 of U.S. Code Section 1464, prohibiting Obscene, Indecent, or Profane Language or Behavior, and is subject to FCC enforcement.

  • All members must acknowledge receipt and acceptance of these guidelines.888s

How to Join

  • Obtain a compatible radio.  The recommended radio is the Baofeng Model BF-888S.  It can be purchased on Amazon for $13.99 using this link  http://a.co/fi3FdaE  
    If you already own this radio, bring it to the next Sign-Up meeting to register and get the new channel frequency programmed.

  • Download and print the registration form here    Fill in the requested information.

  • Bring the registration form, your ID and your radio to the next Sign-Up meeting and send an email to Management on the Contact Us page with a message that you are ready for authorization and radio programming.

  • Membership and use of the radio network is free.

     

 Radio Systemvxr 7000

  • Our radio system uses a Vertex Standard VXR-7000 repeater installed on a hilltop at a 505 foot elevation overlooking Almaden Valley.

  • The repeater receives low power signals from the hand held radios and retransmits the signal at a high power so that others in the 95120 area can receive clear communication on their hand held radio .

  • It is intended for use from Coleman Road south throughout the Almaden Valley; however, it has some coverage into Cupertino, SJ Airport and other areas.

  • AVPSN obtained a Commercial/Business Radio License from the FCC. This license is for a private frequency which can only be used with AVPSN authorization. Unauthorized use is subject to fines and imprisonment from FCC enforcement.  That is one reason why applications for use are kept on file with AVPSN.

 

Donations

Membership and use of this radio network is free thanks to the generosity of three neighbors from Pierce Ranch, Country Club, and Shadowbrook who spent several thousands of dollars for the repeater and frequency license.

Donations to help offset the cost of operation, maintenance, and repeater cost are appreciated.  Thank You !

To make a donation, send an email requesting instructions to
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