The next regular club meeting is Thursday, May 16, 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 – Field Day: CVARC Operations Chair Bill Willcox-KF6JQO previews plans for the club’s biggest event of the year! Field Day will be held on June 22-23 at Maple Elementary School, 3501 Kimber Drive in Newbury Park.
Raffle Prizes: Bioenno Power 12V 9AH battery plus charger, CigBuddy 12V lighter to power pole, Power analyzer with backlight LCD
-by Bill Willcox- KF6JQO CVARC Operations Chair and 2019 Field Day Chair
It’s time to start getting ready for CVARC’s 2019 ARRL Field Day.
There is no better learning experience in ham radio than participating in a Field Day event. Once again we will be using the practice fields at Maple Elementary School, 3501 West Kimber Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA.
Setup will start 1100 PDT on June 21. (Please don’t come any earlier as, according to the Field Day Rules, we can set up no sooner than 1100). Operations will start at 1100 PDT June 22 and end 1100 PDT June 23. Cleanup will commence at 1100 PDT June 23. There will be a BBQ on the afternoon and evening of June 22 (details to follow).
I love talking with newly licensed hams to find out what brought them to the hobby, and what they intend to do now that they’re licensed. There are so many different aspects to the hobby, and the first few years can be especially exciting. It’s really a time for discovery and figuring out what parts of the hobby you enjoy.