The next regular club meeting is Thursday, April 18, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.
Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 (- 127.3)
Topic/Guest Speaker – Arduino Powered Antenna Analyzer Project: Eric Oberg-KE6MLF will present an Arduino-based antenna analyzer project as designed by W8TEE and K2ZIA. It allows you to determine how close your antenna is to a 50 ohm impedance and provides a graphical display. On top of that, the project costs less than $75!
Raffle Prizes: 28 ft. heavy duty fiberglass telescopic pole, tri-band portable VHF/UHF antenna, Helping Hands soldering tool
Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Szechuan Garden, 484 E Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, 93021 (805) 517-1930
Upcoming CVARC Programs
Just in time for the spring equinox, CVARC is participating in a science night event at Walnut Canyon Elementary School in Moorpark this Wednesday night between 6 and 8 p.m.
Bill Willcox-KF6JQO has been coordinating the club’s involvement in this educational activity. He’ll be joined by CVARC members Brett Price-KM6VFW, Mike Felio-K6MJF, Stu Forman-AD6SF and Harrison Forman-KM6VGE.
Here’s where you come in. Our team at the school will be monitoring and calling CQ on 40M (7.220 to 7.200 MHz), on the Bozo repeater and on the Amgen repeater. They’ll begin tuning up about 5 p.m. Kindergarten through 5th grade students and their parents will be participating on the air between 6 and 8 p.m. Please monitor or call our team at the school directly. Again, the call signs to listen for are: KF6JQO, AD6SF, KM6VFW, K6MJF and KM6VGE.
Please join in and help us promote amateur radio to a new generation.
Guest speaker Kate Hutton-K6HTN, the “Earthquake Lady,” was a staff seismologist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA where she monitored earthquakes for 37 years. During that time, she was regularly on television following earthquakes to explain the seismic event.
Dr. Hutton is also a licensed ham and she’ll be discussing how she got started in amateur radio, Morse code, and traffic handling.
April 6 at 10:00 am in the Community Room of the East County Sheriff’s Station.
Any questions should be directed to Steve Gillis-KZ6H.
CVARC is offering four-week FCC Technician License (Level 1) and General License (Level 2) classes.
The class dates are:
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Saturday July 27, 2019 Saturday August 3, 2019 Saturday August 10, 2019
The Technician License (Level 1) class will be held from 8:00 am to Noon. The General License (Level 2) class will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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Bill Willcox-KF6JQO is looking for a few CVARC members to help him at a Science Night event, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th at Walnut Canyon Elementary School, located at 280 Casey Road in Moorpark.
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