With remarkable teamwork and precision, a dozen mag loop antennas were finished December 29, 2018 after two full days of work. The project was led by Adrian Jarrett-K6KY. All the antennas were tuned and tested and Adrian says they should work particularly well on 20 meters as well as 30 meters and 17 meters. We haven’t had any reports of the antennas on the air yet, but you are sure to see some at CVARC’s Winter Field Day event on January 26th. Continue reading for pictures from Day 2 of the build.Continue reading “Magnetic Loop Antenna Project Finished”
The next Mini-Field Day & Picnic is scheduled for January 26, beginning at 10:00 am. ARRL’s Winter Field Day begins at 11:00. It’s at the same location as last time, Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Rd., in Newbury Park.
If you’re new to the hobby or the club, this is a great opportunity to check out other people’s gear, ask questions, and get on the air. Hope to see you there!
For many years, I have been a fairly active VHF/UHFer and particularly enjoy operating in VHF/UHF Contests and like to encourage others to do the same. Knowing that many local area hams have been licensed for just a short period of time or have never participated in a VHF/UHF contesting event, I traditionally clog local ham radio chat rooms with announcements for these operating opportunities.Continue reading “Summary of N6ZE/K1FJM ARRL September 2018 VHF Contest Operation”
CVARC’s December VE session served 9 candidates. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:Continue reading “CVARC VE Session Report – December 9, 2018”
Bioenno Power Solar Panels, Charge Controller, LiFePO4 Battery. Brand New. $250. firstname.lastname@example.org, cell # 323-497-3035
Swan Cygnet 270 Single Sideband Transceiver. It’s in excellent condition, including the manual. $200.00. Price is firm. Christian – email@example.com or 323-497-3035.
Twelve CVARC members began building mag loop antennas under the guidance of Adrian Jarrett-K6KY on Saturday, December 15th. We’ll need one more day to finish the project (12/29) and then everyone should go home with a great antenna! Continue reading to see more pictures from the event.
The next regular club meeting is Thursday, January 17, 2019 (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: Power: Something all hams need is clean, reliable power. Mark Olson, the son of a ham, has had a 37 year career at Southern California Edison. Mark will give us a brief history of electrical power and discuss modern power systems, electric issues, power emergencies, power safety and radio interference.
Raffle Prizes: RF Connector Adapter Kit, RTL-SDR Dipole Kit, Book “Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio”
Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 pm, at Bandit’s Grill and Bar, 589 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks. 805-497-7427.