Now is the time to sign up for CVARC’s Holiday Party on Thursday, December 15th. The event will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Road, Simi Valley. The banquet is not to be missed with a festive buffet dinner, awards and raffle prizes. Ticket’s are $30 per person. Reserve your seats now with Zak Cohen-N6PK at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Topic: Update on the progress of Solar Cycle 25 – Solar Cycle 25 is anticipated to peak with solar maximum occurring between 2023 and 2026. Ken Larson-KJ6RZ discusses where we are in the current solar cycle, implications of what appears to be happening, and what we can expect going forward. The talk also discusses a few of the propagation problems that we can expect , what causes them, and to some extent how we can work around them..
Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.Continue reading “October Club Meeting”
Nominations for the 2023 CVARC Board of Directors will take place at the October and November meetings. Elections will be held at the November meeting.
Being a member of the Board of Directors focuses your membership and club participation to a new level. Talk to any Board member about what is involved. Any Board position is open for nomination and election. Some current Board members intend to run again. Elected Board positions and duties are for one year, January through December.
There will be more discussion about elections at the club meetings. Positions and complete duties are listed in the club by-laws.Continue reading “Become a CVARC Board Member”
CVARC held a VE session on August 14th. There were six candidates and six new licenses or upgrades were earned, two Technician and four General. Those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:
CVARC conducts exams on the second Sunday of each even-numbered month. The next session is scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2022, at 8:30 A.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station. All applicants must preregister. No walk-ins will be admitted. To register, or if you have questions, please contact Andy Ludlum at 818-370-3402. (email@example.com)Continue reading “Results of the August 14 VE Session”
The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Topic: K-4 Technology: ARRL Santa Barbara Section Emergency Coordinator Rick Tate-KQ6NO will demonstrate the Elecraft K-4 and discuss how its direct-sampling technology works. Not long ago, this technology was only found at the very top of the market, but radios such as the Yaesu FT-991A and Icom IC-7300 are a sign that before long this technology will be standard for all HF radios.Continue reading “September Club Meeting”
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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