We had a nice turnout at the recent Mini-Field Day & Picnic. People seemed to like the new location, so it looks like we’ll be back there for future events. Thanks to Steve Gillis-KZ6H and Mike Felio-K6MJF for making the arrangements. Also, I’d like to acknowledge and thank Dennis Fendelander-N2BEU for surprising us with a donation of various ham radio items. The items will be free for the taking at the October club meeting. Continue reading “President’s Message”
Mt. Rushmore is a famous historical monument. Do you know where it is located, and the names of the people whose faces are carved into the mountain face? The answers can be discovered in the Morse Code files below.
Remember the first two numbers in the file name indicate the character speed and the second number is the overall code speed. Continue reading “The Mt. Rushmore of Code Tests”
Check out the video Ben Kuo-AI6YR made at the CVARC Mini Field Day on October 6th.
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The next regular club meeting is Thursday, October 18, 2018 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.
Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 (- 127.3).
Topic/Guest Speaker: Mobile Operation – Marty Woll-N6VI talks about installing a ham radio in your vehicle. How does a typical installation go, what fusing and power considerations should you have in mind? Marty will also discuss antenna mounting options and more. He’ll also share with us the latest on California laws regarding operating a ham radio in a moving vehicle. Continue reading “October Club Meeting Information”
Saturday, October 6th is CVARC’s next Mini Field Day & Picnic.
Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Rd., Newbury Park.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy some operating, as well as food and socializing. This is the time to try a new mode or play with a new antenna configuration. For new hams, this is also a great opportunity to check out other people’s gear and ask questions. The fun begins at 8:00 am.
Band conditions permitting, there should be some activity on the air, as October 6 begins the 53rd annual California QSO Party. Come on out. All are welcome!
Save the Date – October 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm. East County Sheriff’s Station Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks.
Amateur Radio – Basic Radio Tech Talk: Digital Radio Operations
Curious about alternate means of making lots of contacts? Frustrated that the HF bands seem to be dead? Looking for a low-power, high-reliability means of making long distance contacts? Want some information on local digipeaters? Interested in free email via amateur radio?
Well, digital mode operations may be just the thing to reinvigorate your ham radio passion.
CVARC’s next project build is scheduled for Saturday, November 10. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will assist CVARC members in building a Magnetic Loop Antenna. The cost of the materials will be $110 or $175, depending on whether you’d like the 800V or the 1.5kV capacitor.
If you’d like to participate, please sign up next Thursday at the September CVARC meeting. Payment will be due at that time so parts can be ordered. If you wish to participate, but are unable to attend the September meeting, please email Christian Ylagan to sign up, and send your payment, payable to CVARC, to PO Box 2093, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358. The deadline to sign up is September 30.
For additional information about the project, please see the earlier post about this project build.