2022 Technician License Class to Be Held in September


CVARC is holding another 4-week course preparing for the FCC Amateur Radio Operator’s License, Technician Level on Saturdays, September 3, 10, 17, 24 from 8:00 AM to Noon.

There is no fee for the class, but a book is required, the ARRL Ham Radio License Manual 5th Edition, available from the ARRL or sellers like Amazon. Be sure to get the 5th edition, since it went into effect this year and older editions are no longer current. There are no other requirements for the class, just the ability to show up! To sign up, contact Keith Elliott-W6KME at keith@w6kme.org

Testing will be offered by CVARC on October 9th.

All four sessions will be held in the Community Room, East County Sheriff’s Station. 2101 East Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA

President’s Message

Hello CVARC members, families, and guests!

Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW

The CVARC General meeting last month was awesome! It was about go kits, we had no less than 15 go kits on display. It was great to see all the different kits and talk to the builders.
Thank you to all who brought in your builds.

At our August 18th CVARC General Meeting at the East County Sheriff Station, the topic will be Emergency Backup Power. A panel will discuss several approaches to emergency power including home-brew solar/battery set ups, UPS, and other power storage and generation systems. If your E-power is mobile, bring it to the meeting. It is going to be an interesting discussion. I will be bringing my portable 1700 Wh home brew battery power and describe how I use it both in the home and portable.

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CVARC Picnic Set for September 4th

The 2022 CVARC Picnic will be held on September 4th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Dos Vientos Park located at 4801 Borchard Road in Newbury Park.

Our grill master Mike Felio-K6MJF in action.

CVARC will provide burgers, hot dogs and buns.  Mike Felio-K6MJF, our Social Coordinator, will do the grilling. We will bring everything else “pot-luck style.”  Bring your favorite picnic-style dish!

A link to a spreadsheet to sign up for different picnic-style food items is posted below.  Copy and paste it into the address bar in your browser (clicking on it directly doesn’t always seem to work.)  Let’s keep track, so we don’t get overloaded in any particular item and totally devoid of another.  Put your name and call sign in the row of the item you intend to bring:


See you at the park!

Martin Hickey-AJ6CL CVARC OPS

President’s Message

Hello CVARC members, families, and guests!

N6XEW in action on Field Day.

It’s now July, I have seen my first June bug!  CVARC Field Day 2022 at Lake Sherwood, Saturday and Sunday June 25-26, was well attended by our local officials, guests and many members. Propagation was memorable, it was non-existent. Regardless, a great time was had by all and a special thanks to Mike Felio-K6MJF, Kat Hunley-KK6VQN, Robert Hunley-KK6VQO and Bill Wilcox-KF6JQO, for a most excellent BBQ.  It was a feast for the record books. A big thank you to all who worked behind the scenes to get it all setup and torn down! To Gary Bostrup-KM6DMM, who secured our site, and of course, Martin Hickey-AJ6CL whose excellent work kept us all moving in the same direction. Martin, thank you!

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Results of June 12th VE Session

CVARC held a VE session on June 12th. There were 13 candidates, 11 new licenses or upgrades were earned, 4 Technician, 4 General and 3 Amateur Extra. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:

Kenneth ParkerTechnicianKN6USD
Patrick ArendtTechnicianKN6UTC
Archie HuertoTechnicianKN6UUG
Maile KuoTechnicianKN6UTY
Leslie MayerExtraKF6GNE
John KasparianGeneralKF6TLJ
Victor ZengExtraW2AYZ
Dantha Manikka-BadugeGeneralKN6OIF
Garet YuenGeneralKN6TWN
Martin UsherExtraKN6TYA
Alfred GuevaraGeneralKN6TYL
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July Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Topic – Go Kits: At least four approaches to mobile operation – go-kits -will be set up and displayed and the advantages of each will be discussed.

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

Members gather as early at 7:00 p.m. to socialize.

The East County Sheriff Station is located at 2101 E. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks.

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