Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold Winter Field Day at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
The purpose of Winter Field Day is to foster ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on-the-air, outdoor fun during winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house. Get out and play some radio!
The Conejo Recreation and Park District will not turn on the power to the electrical outlets at Dos Vientos until 12:30, so be prepared to power your rig on an emergency power source for at least the first two hours of Winter Field Day.
Happy New Year CVARC members, families, and guests!
I am honored to be your new CVARC President for the coming year. A big thank you to all the 2021 Board Members who worked to keep everything moving forward during this unprecedented time. With 2021 now in the books (and not a day too soon), the past two years have been unlike any I can remember. When our neighborhoods all but shut down, our ham community stepped up, big time! Whether checking in with members to make sure all was well; to more frequent nets, zoom classes and zoom meetings, our members made a difference.
The next regular club meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.
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CVARC held its first in-person VE session since February 2020 on December 12th. Due to COVID restrictions, session attendance was limited and four candidates were served. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:
We have dates for the Amateur Extra class, and it’s going to be at the East County Sheriff’s Station! After nearly two years of doing everything virtually we’ll finally be back to in-person instruction.
The classes will be Saturday mornings from 8:00 A.M. to noon on January 8, 15, 22, and 29.
During the last three or so ARRL Field Day events the phone stations have been plagued by interference between the 10 and 15M bands, and to a lesser extent the 20M band as well.
The transceivers for all three bands were within 10-20 feet of each other and all three fed individual band pass filters by means of lengthy coaxial cables. The band pass filters then fed a multiplexer that in turn fed a multi-band hex beam antenna by means of a single coaxial cable equipped with a choke at the antenna. Note: the band pass filters and multiplexer were all mounted on the same aluminum base plate in a plastic box.
CVARC is pleased to be offering in-person amateur radio license exams once again beginning December 12th. Until further notice, the number of attendees will be limited, and all applicants must preregister. No walk-ins will be admitted.
Prevailing COVID protocols will be observed. Masks must be worn in the examination room and applicants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination. Please review this information about how to prepare for a license exam before attending a session.
To register, or if you have questions, please contact Andy Ludlum at 818-370-3402. (email@example.com)