Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18

SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League.  It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.  Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country.  The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.  During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Continue reading “Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18”

The Woolsey Fire and Ham Radio

CVARC member Ben Kuo-AI6YR visits in studio with David Goldenberg-W0DHG to talk on his podcast Ham Radio Now about how amateur radio played a part in the recent Woolsey Fire.

 

Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency (via arrl.org)

Amateur Radio repeaters and TV (ATV) have helped to keep the broader community informed on the local status of widespread fires in Southern California, radio amateurs say. CVARC member Benjamin Kuo, KI6YR, who had to evacuate but now is back home, said remote Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) mesh cameras captured video from fires across Southern California earlier this month, including the early stages of the Woolsey Fire.

ATV cameras also offered views of some of the state’s less prominent fires, including the Briggs Fire in Santa Paula, and the Peak Fire in Simi Valley. Continue reading “Repeaters, Amateur TV Play Communication Role in California Fire Emergency (via arrl.org)”

Ham Radio License Classes Return in January

CVARC is hosting four weekly FCC Technician License (Level 1) and General License (Level 2) classes.

The class dates are:

Sunday, January 13, 2019    Saturday January 19, 2019 Saturday February 2, 2019 Saturday February 9, 2019

The Technician License (Level 1) class will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  The General License (Level 2) class will be held from 8:00 am to Noon. Continue reading “Ham Radio License Classes Return in January”

2019 CVARC Board of Directors Elected

The 2019 CVARC Board of Directors was elected at the November 15th club meeting.

President:  Stu Forman – AD6SF

Vice President:  Brett Price – KM6VFW

Secretary:  Andy Ludlum – K6AGL

Treasurer:  Christian Ylagan – K6CAY

Editor/Publisher:  Stu Forman – AD6SF

Education:  Kat Hunley – K6VQN

Technical:  Adrian Jarrett – K6KY

Operations:  Bill Willcox – KF6JQO

Public Relations:  Paul Van Zuyle – K6PVZ

Social:  Mike Felio – K6MJF

Member at Large:  Zak Cohen – N6PK

Member at Large:  Mark Horner -KK6IKX

Member at Large:  Diane Wainwood – KJ6JEJ

In Memoriam

Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT SK

CVARC member Melissa S. Reinhardt, a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the amateur radio industry passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 after an 11-year battle with cancer.

Her ever-present smile was often seen at Dayton and regional hamfests. Over the years she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, U.S. Tower and others. She served clients in many other disciplines including manufacturing, sporting goods and financial services. Through her career, she won several national and regional awards for advertising excellence. Continue reading “In Memoriam”

Holiday Party and Raffle Tickets

The CVARC Holiday Party is December 13 at the Best Western Posada Royale on Madera Road in Simi Valley.   The cost is $30/person.  The club meeting on Thursday, November 15th is the best time to sign up and pay for your tickets.  If you are not attending this month’s meeting, you can send a check, payable to Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club, to P.O. Box 2093, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 by December 1st.

There will be TWO Raffles at the Holiday Party:  One prize is a $350 DX Engineering Gift Card.  Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25.  You can buy tickets at the club meeting.  Winner need not be present.  The second raffle uses all the raffle tickets purchased throughout the year.  The prize is a gently used mobile rig that was donated to the club:  A Yaesu FT-100 (HF + 2m/440).   It originally retailed for $895.  One sold last month on eBay for $599.99.  The prize package includes two external speakers, a travel tuner, an SWR meter, power supply, cables, ground straps and mounting hardware and more.  All total, this is probably a $7-800 prize package.  For this raffle, winner must be present.