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.Baofeng GT 5TP

How to Join

  • Obtain a compatible radio.  The recommended radio is the Baofeng Model GT-5TP.  It can be purchased on Amazon for $39.99 Here or using this link  http://tinyurl.com/yxwsfnd2
    Please purchase this radio on AmazonSmile. The cost is the same and AmazonSmile donates a small amount to AVPSN. See instructions below.
    If you have the old model radio, Baofeng 888s or own another compatible 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 net is free.

     

 Radio SystemXPR 8400

  • Our new radio system uses a Motorola XPR-8400 repeater installed on a hilltop at a 600 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 net 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 direct donation, send an email requesting instructions to
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Free Painless Donations

If you find the service provided by AVPSN valuable, please use AmazonSmile when you order products from Amazon. The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to run the AmazonSmile Program.  AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com, with the added bonus of earning proceeds for charity.  AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to AVPSN.

 

 

HERE'S HOW EASY IT IS:

  1. Click "Go to smile.amazon.com" in the banner above, or go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-4374951.

  2. Make sure that "Almaden Valley Public Safety Net" is designated as the charity of your choice. You only have to do this step once; your designation will be saved for future purchases. To double check, look to see that our name appears after "Supporting" at the top of your screen near the amazonsmile logo (if it is not, then insert "Almaden Valley Public Safety Net" in the "Pick Your Charity" box).

  3. Purchase products with the "Eligible for Amazon Smile donation" designation.

  4. Then shop till your heart's content.

Thank you for your donations.