MEMBERSHIP LIST & INFO

rev  5-16-18

     

Membership Requirements, Costs & Priviledges:

The    Disaster   Amateur    Radio   Network      is  a    friendly,    privately    funded,  closed  

2  mtr, 6 mtr, 220, 440, 1200, IRLP and Echolink Repeater system, with  autopatch and multi band

remote base, that covers  all   of    Southern California   from    many    mountaintop      locations  

that     we   continue   to    add   to.     DARN   actively    supports   Los   Angeles   area   ARES 

Amateur Radio Emergency Service  (ARES),   who  in   turn   support    the   Los Angeles

Department of Health Services and many area hospitals throughout Los Angeles County. We also

support the   Hospital Disaster Support CommunicationsSystem   of   Orange  County ,  

and the South Bay Emergency Communications Servirce Inc   group  serving  the  Beach

Cities. New members   are   always   welcome,  subject to approval, all you must do is obtain a

recommendation in writing from an existing member. See  the   membership  section  under  the

large   white   privleges   box   below.    Because   of   my   desire    to   afford   effective     and

unemcumbered     support   for   Disaster    Communications      through      ARES,      SBECS

and   HDSCS  groups, dues  are  not  required to be an emergency only    user  of  DARN if you

ONLY use the system for   Emergency   Commincations or  related nets.   However,   Since   the

expenses for maintaining and  keeping  a wide area system  up with  all the  latest  technology are 

formidable, we  are  very  very grateful  for  all paid yearly  memberships that  will both maintain 

our system, and help  it flourish  and grow.  I  realize that  different   people have   different   levels 

of  yearly support  they  can  offer, so  it  is my priviledge to give appropriate  recognition to those

who   support  the system,   and   acknowledge   you  by  group  below. Each  level  above  basic 

Emergency  Communications  only  membership  will  include  added system priviledges...............

 

 MEMBERSHIP  LEVELS  AND   CHARGES

Dues fees will cover all family members living  in  the same household

   BASIC MEMBERSHIP  is  provided  at no cost for those that use  the  repeater  system only

               for ARES  (Amateur Radio Emergency Service),    the   Hospital   Disaster    Support
               Communications      System      of      Orange    County,     South     Bay    Emergency
               Communication Service Inc., or  other  emergency communications groups   that   we

               might support from time to time. This Basic level of membership DOES NOT provide

               full time repeater use or access to any of the system "toys".

            

             SILVER LEVEL MEMBERSHIP  is  $50 per year ($52 via PayPal), and is intended for those that want

              very basic full time use of the system beyond communications during  Emergency  Nets

              or events,    as described above under Basic Membership  and  DO NOT    want  the

              features that the higher levels of membership provide.  This  level of membership does

              not provide access to any of the system "toys" .

              GOLD LEVEL MEMBERSHIP    is  $120 ($126 via Paypal) per year. In addition to the Silver Membership

             privileges  above,  Gold Membership  includes use  of the  EchoLink  and  IRLP  systems,

             as  well   as limited control of the repeater system to include de-linking individual   DARN

             repeaters   from   the  remainder   of the   system and selected other functions and control.

       DIAMOND LEVEL MEMBERSHIP    is  $250 ($258 on PayPal) per year. In addition to the Gold and

             Silver  Level   privileges   listed above,    includes   access to   the   system    Telephone

             Autopatch, a 31 channel two meter remote base on  Otay Mountain on San Diego and

             and TWO remotely   controlled   HF  remote stations the first is  Kenwood   TS-2000  

RemotLy controlled station  which operates on 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m,

and using  a  dipole   on 80m,   a 3-element  SteppIR Beam on   40m, 20m,17m,

15m, 12m,   and 10m, and a three band high gain vertical on   144, 440  and 1200 MHz  

at the Palos Verdes hub.  a second HF remotely controlled station is located at 3000 feet

on the Verdugo Peak site of  DARN 4. The station is an IC 7300 operating into a Hy Gain

AV-680 verticle 30 feet above ground and covering all bands 6 meters through 80meters. The

radio operates from your comouter or laptop with a great GUI interface and REALLY

operates like a much higher powered powered station ... it just plain WORKS!! D  iamond

             level   membership  also  includes  status  as  a Cactus  Intertie  System  authorized user

             operating  through   DARN ,   subject  to vetting ,   approval  and  Cactus  training  by

K6VGP and K6MJU.                                   

 

      *    Note:     As a Cactus Affiate The Cactus Intertie is open for use by approved Diamond members.         

If  becoming a member of  our  friendly and community supportive system interests  you,  read the following:

                                  The first  thing  most  people  ask   after   they  discover   one of our repeaters   and listen for a few minutes is

                                 "This sounds like fun, how do I become a member?" As simplistic  as   this   answer   may sound, listen to the

                                  system. Listen to the people talking and what they talk about.  Truly decide if   you desire to become involved

                                   in the type of operation that DARN offers. The system offers a unique blend of technical exchange along with

                                   personal ones as well as Emergency group support.  After  you  decide that  DARN membership  is f or  you 

                                  and offers you  the unique aspect of  amateur radio that you  desire, and you truly want to  become  involved,

                                    get onthe system as an announced visitor for a few days and take a test drive.  Listen  to  the callsigns  of  the 

                                    members  talking  to  see    if   you   know  someone . With many members  the chances are fairly  good  that

                                    you will. If you don't know any members, continue listening. Many members are involved in, and  talk   about

                                   amateur and other activities they are involved with and you can get to know them through these other activities. 

                                   DARN is a private, dues  paying membership organization. In order to use any of the DARN System you need

                                   To become a member (unless you ONLY intend to use the system during ARES, SBECS and other emergency

                                   groups nets or drills)   you  must be  "sponsored"  in  writing,   by a current member . This written   sponsorship

                                   should  be  in  the form of an email directed to    Dick@McKay.org.   The   reasons  for requiring this type of

                                   sponsorship are twofold.    First, with the system as large as DARN, we need to ensure the system is enjoyable

                                    for every member to operate.    Secondly, we are looking for individuals that will be committed to a long term

                                                 membership obligation. There are members still on the system dating back 40 years.

 

                                                If  you   have  been accepted for membership through sponsorship as discussed above and are

                                               ready to donate   you may use PayPal . Click on the "Donate" button below. If you are a PayPal

                                                member sign in and enter your donation. If you are not a PayPal member you can donate using

                                             your credit card by filling out the left side of the form. Please use the note section to fill in your call,

                                                and contact information. Due to PayPal charges the donations amounts are Silver $52, Gold $125

                                                 and Diamond $258. Of course you can send a check (without the service charge) to the address

                                                  supplied to you when you are accepted for membership ................................. THANK YOU!

 

or send a check for $50, $120 or $250

(Pay Pal $52, $125 & $258) made to

Richard McKay

27532 Elmbridge Dr.

 Rancho Palos Verdes

California   90275

                               

DDO NOT SEND MONEY UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR MEMBERSHIP

YOU NEED TO BE SPONSORED BY A CURRENT MEMBER

SEE  TWO PARAGRAPHS ABOVE FOR GUIDANCE

Donate by PayPal

 (note extra pay pal charge)

PayPal or Credit Card

Silver $52 - Gold $125 - Diamond $258

                                                 

DUES PAYMENT LINK

  

 

    https://pay.darn.org/dues

A special thanks to others that support  and

contribute to DARN in so many very meaningful ways:

The Hospital Disaster Support Communications System

operated by April (WA6OPS) and Joe Moell (K0OV).

    

 

   
     

 

                           Clara Affiliate Members

 

  N6SLD  
  KC6ZOW  
  N6WPX  
arty W6MCN  
  K6JER  
 

K6EDK

 

                                                   N6WPX

  KD6IO  
remy

N6PAK

 

 

 

                                                  

 

Life Members  (Life membership was last available in 1995)

Some  life  members   have  also chosen to continue system  

contributions and are  additionally listed by category above ...

 

Jeremy Howard    Ki6ROM  

Tom Ancellom Ancell

N6MUW  
Wally BeardenWally Beon W6WVO  
Dave CookDick Mckayak AK7MD  
Dick Mckay K6VGP WEBSITE
Irv Osser KE6YR  
John Porter N6GUV  
Jerry Robinson    K6AV  
J.D. Ward N6IME  
Dan Sharp K6DJS  
Greg Watkins W6WRR  

 

           Mogul Members   

  (Other repeater system Owners with

   reciprocal membership privileges or

   DARN principles)

 

Cecil  Casilias WD6FZA
Ray Mascho K6PVC
Mike Mercado KM6NP
Sandy Samuels  K7FY

Mike Lee 

K6MJU       

Dick Miller 

KJ6W       

Joe Olivera 

WB6BJM

Clifford Novey 

KK6QMS

 

 

Members - Emergency Communications Use Only 

              (No dues are required)

Mike Cowan

KG6ZIG  

Dennis Dubois

KE6ZAX  

Doris Dubois

KF6EJQ  

Treva Forister

N6HMS  

Gary Forister

N6HMR  

Brian Gardner 

WD6A WEBSITE

Arnold House                   

 N6OXO  

Tom Kravitz

Ki6BL  

Jim McLaughlin

AB6UF  
Kirk Nemzer WB6EGR  
Lee Norris K6CJE  
Jerry Novak K9FRZ  
Joe Olivera III KF6OHM  
Ron Plummer K6GJN  

Mike Rogers

KA6BJR  

Dan Sherwood

WA6PZK  

Dennis Smith

KA6GSE  

John Stockdale

WB6ABW  

Jo R. Tinsley

KF6PJA  

Robert J. Tinsley

KF6NOK  

J.D. Ward

N6IME  

Greg Watkins

W6WRR  

Pete Whipple

K6PCW  

Paul Wood

KC6YIO  

Dennis Oszuscik

Ki6SXJ  

Kenneth Kuo

KG6WJR  

Lucas Meyer

Ki6JFC  

Lester Santos

Ki6RWR  

Gene Berwager

KF6CTS  

Tom Maloney

K6WAC  

Ron  Seixas

NY2B  

Shanti  Perera

4S7WP  

Cassidy Carmen

Ki6ZXN  

Tom Orlicki

N8HLY

 

Tom McDonough

W6ZT

 

Pamela Toyce

W6PNW

 

John Rogers AG6VO  
Mike D'AMore  N6MDA               
John Cushman  K6JLC               

 

 

Silent Key Members

 

Bill Arrasmith W6TEZ  

Pat Burke

KA6NST  

Liesl Hawley           

WD6FBO  

Lenore Jensen

W6NAZ  

Yvonne Milliar

KD6UJF (SK Dec 2006)

Ben Mitchell

W6CJD  

Bill Pagen

W6SFB  

Francis Ritterband

N6TOG  

Glen Stevens

KA6HOQ  

Hal Samuelson

W6GXG (SK Aug. 2004)

Glen Thorpe

WA6FJE  

Hal Watkins

W6WRR  
Pearce Young WB6HWY  
Karl Pagel N6BVU (SK Dec 2009)
Larry Lenihan K6MOZ (SK Jan 2010)
Bob Davis K6ITS (SK Jul 2010)
Dana Wood K6AHM (SK Sept 2010) Life Member
Bill Hawley W6ZRZ (SK Oct 2010) Life Member
Jesse Craig NJ0A (SK Dec 2012)
Jack Hamilton K6ZWZ (SK Nov 5,20'13)
Harry Gartsman W6ATC (SK May 4,  2015)

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                        

                        Webmaster                                                                    Mogul

                           WD6A                                                                           K6VGP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLD MEMBER LOGS .... LAST UPDATED JANUARY 2015

 

 

Diamond Level Membership ($250/year)

                                                                       

                                                                             paid thru

 

Mark Linginger

 

W6MWL

        15

Del Rey Yacht Club

W6DRC

        15

Jim Stoker

AG6EF         15

Peter Park

KR6MD         15

Dave Bell

W6AQ         15

Michael Barry

 K6MPB        15

Kahne Krause

KJ6AXL         16
Ira Lichtman Ki6TPX         16

Sarah Lichtman

KD0OKX         16

Russ Keating

Ki6WIR

        16

Brian Moore W6PST

        15

Richard Somers W6NSV

        14

Dean Cuadra WA6P

        15

Sam Sher

KK6HMP                15

Eric Pierce Ki6YRB                  15
Sean Lynch KK6BEB                15
4
Eric Berman KK6AWX                15
Otis McCoy NA6XR                   16
Hassan Alatrash N1CY                      15
Ron Masson Ai6iX                       15
George Anderson KK6ROM                15
   

Gold Level Membership  ($120/year)

                                                                          paid thru

Oscar Reyna W6PNQ                16
Lucas Meyers  Ki6JFC                 16

Tom Kravitz                           Ki6BL                   15

Dan Sharp

K6DJS     15

Greg Thiel

                         W1GTW                15

Rick Silva

                            WA6ES                15
Steve Saevig KF6NAW             16

Rick Silva

                            WA6ES                15

Mitch Wolfson DJ0QN/K7DX          15
WoodyLang W6WDY               15
Sean Fox WD6FOX             15

Clay Irving

N2VKG                15

Jerry Hughes KC6YMP             14
Michael Rohrkemper AG6ES                14
Chris Seitz WA6VHA             15
Peter Maennel

DL4LAM              15

David Greenhut N6HD                   15

Marty/Clara Woll

N6VI/ KJ6CNO        15

Jim Curio K6FGV                 14
Alice Bennett K6BNT                 14
Von Wagoner K6VON                15
Jim Finn KJ6NJJ               14

Valerie Hernandez

Ki6HTZ                15
Rich Ward

NB6AA                 14

Ken Hartley

K6KAH                14

Dan/Lori McIntyre

W6LGB/KK6FDC    15

Nancee Darling

    K8NBD                  14

Steve Sodaro

    W6ZRT                  14

Steve Loerger N6SRI                    15
Dave Lee KW6D                    15
Craig Steele KC8J                     15
Amy Steele K6TWI                   15
Joshua Steele KK6NYA                15
Alisha Lin K6AML                  15
Ashley Lin K6BOO                  15
Lew Soloway KK6QJE                15
Joe Olivera WB6BJM               15
Uni Kano K6GTR                   15

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

   

Silver Level Membership  ($50/year)

                                                                          paid thru

Doug Walker

W6DOW               17
 
Stan Miln K6RMR                15
Cliff Novey           KK6QMS             15

 

Scott Hanley      

         WA9STi                15

Karla Hanley

                  KB6LAS               15

Rene Venetz

KJ6MOO              14

Roozy Moabery

W1EH                    15

Karl Liebold

KE6FLU               15

Gene Jacobs

W6PYW                15

Gary Apgar

NY6Y                     14

Alan Janover            

N2DRO                  15
Larry Steinhauer WA6DIR                15
Susan Silver Ki6KFS                 14
Carina Lister

KF6ZYY                15

Robert Keefer

KO6UA                 15

Ted Lewis

K6TED                 15

Connor Barclay

WW6CCB             14

Eric Christensen K6EJC                  14
Kevin Rolly

K1KMO                 15

Steve Wardlow KN6Y                     14
Kevin Rolly

K1KMO                 15

John Minger

AC6VV                   15

Lee Chenoweth

K6LAC                   15

Mike  Clairmont

AE6VM                   15

John Rogers

AG6VO                   15

Will Martin

KA6LSD                 14

Kieth Mootsey

KK6GLN                15

Craig Keenan

KJ6IJJ                    15

Tom Rosholt

K6JMD                   15

Joe Sampietro

W6YTL                   15

Kelly T Howard

W6KLY                   15

Tracey Howard

KK6TSZ                  15

Chris Durso

AA4CD                   16

Rich Sauer

N6CIZ                     15

TJ Williams

KK6SUU                15

Art Kahn

W6NJY                    15

David Lopez

KB6WHV                15

Maggie Lopez

W7FSH                   15

Dave Wiseman

KD6OTJ                 15

Gus Sarmiento

KF6USK                 16