CVARC has several special amateur radio initiatives planned for Winter Field Day 2021, to be held January 30 and 31. The COVID-19 crisis makes it impossible for us to gather in large groups as we have in the past, but we are attempting to recapture some of the camaraderie and fellowship among hams in other ways by making the following options available for those who choose to participate. Nothing here is compulsory. The idea is to have some fun. Feel free to participate in whatever interests you.Continue reading “CVARC Winter Field Day”
For Sale: Spectrum Analyzer for Amateur Radio kit. $60 “as is“ cash C.O.D. I purchased this kit in 1998. A technician where I was working at the time worked on it but never finished it. The kit was $150 plus $40 for the aluminum boxes and various MHV connectors.Continue reading “For Sale: Spectrum Analyzer Kit”
Citing “several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Dayton Hamvention Executive Committee has announced the cancellation of the 2021 event, scheduled for mid-May. The announcement cited the slower-than-expected rollout of the COVID vaccine as well as the even-more contagious variant that has emerged in recent weeks.
This is the second consecutive year in which the pandemic has forced cancellation of the world’s largest hamfest. The committee says tickets that were deferred from last year will be deferred again, and that plans are in the works for another on-air Hamvention QSO Party on what would have been the Hamvention weekend.
On Saturday morning, January 2, the Winter VHF Sprint provided one great hour of fun to communicate with many (DM04) Ventura County locals who are members of the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club and/or Ventura County Amateur Radio Society. Unlike many other VHF/UHF operating events, only 6 meters, 2 meters, and 135 cm were permitted.
Pete Heins-N6ZE provided these interesting bits of trivia about the Winter VHF Sprint event:Continue reading “One Great Hour of Fun”
This article features astronaut Doug Wheelock who was CVARC’s September 2020 speaker.
From their living rooms and pickup trucks, amateur radio operators reach out to the International Space Station, circling 240 miles above Earth.
Source: Los Angeles Times
The next regular club meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.
Topic – Making Sense of DMR: Some hams find DMR intimidating. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will give us an introduction to DMR, explain what we need to get started, cut through the jargon and help us understand code plugs and other programming considerations.
CVARC Zoom Club Meeting
Time: January 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)Continue reading “January Club Meeting”
How do you learn what you need to to know to pass the license exams?
Until the restrictions on gatherings due to COVID 19 are lifted, CVARC will hold license exam classes on Zoom during 2021. Check this website frequently. As the classes are announced, details will be posted here.
You can also study for an amateur radio license on your own. With careful study and practice you can prepare for and pass license exams at all levels. Here are some useful steps to success:Continue reading “Studying for License Exams”
Some good news! A new research paper concludes Sunspot Cycle 25 could be among the strongest ever.
Jeff Reinhardt-AA6JR is the 2020 recipient of the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. CVARC President Brett Price-KM6VFW presented the award at the CVARC general meeting November 19, 2020. Reinhardt was recognized for his 20 years of service as CVARC’s Volunteer Examiner Coordinator. Jeff’s VE program has tested 2,150 candidates who have earned 1,655 amateur radio licenses since 1990.Continue reading “Reinhardt is 2020 Bosma Award Recipient”
While we can’t have a CVARC Holiday Party this year, we can celebrate the season and a most unique 2020 with the CVARC “Holiday Cheer” Zoom on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. We’ll gather on Zoom and celebrate the past year and look forward to better days in 2021. Details on how to join the Zoom meeting are below. We look forward to celebrating with you!Continue reading “CVARC “Holiday Cheer” Zoom”