Thursday, September 20, 2018 – What’s New With the ARRL?
John Kitchens, NS6X, the new Santa Barbara Section Manager for the American Radio Relay League will talk about the activities of the only association representing amateur radio operators at the federal level. There are 1100 hams in the Santa Barbara section which consists of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties. John will welcome your questions about the many activities and services of the national organization.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 – Mobile Operation: Marty Woll-N6VI talks about installing a ham radio in your vehicle. How does a typical installation go, what fusing and power considerations should you have in mind? Marty will also discuss antenna mounting options and more. He’ll also share with us the latest on California laws regarding operating a ham radio in a moving vehicle.
Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Ham Radio Apps for Cell Phones: Stu Forman-AD6SF talks about the many ham radio applications available for the iPhone and Android cellphone platforms. The apps range from testing, reference and logging tools to APRS trackers and streaming-audio software such as Echolink.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 – CVARC Holiday Party
Join us for an evening of delicious food, drinks, awards and raffle prizes. Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Rd., Simi Valley, (805)584-6300
Thursday, January 17, 2019 – Ham Radio in Space
Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Antennas
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Repeater Systems: Brad Ormsby-W6VO discusses the numerous repeater systems available to Conejo Valley hams. Which are open or closed? Brad will also describe a linked repeater system and discuss some of the special attributes of each. He’ll also talk about the cost of membership and how to choose what system would best meet your needs and interests.
The Speakers Committee (Stu Forman-AD6SF, Mark Horner-KK6IKX, Brad Ormsby-W6VO, David Arata-KA9WMI and Andy Ludlum-K6AGL) is always interested in your program ideas. If you have thoughts on who might be a good speaker for a club meeting, please let any of us know. Sometimes it becomes necessary to reschedule a speaker or topic. We appreciate your understanding.