November Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, November 21, 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)

Oliver Dully-K6OLI and Tran Huynh-K6NH

Topic/Guest Speakers – AREDN Mesh and Emergency Communications: Oliver Dully-K6OLI and Tran Huynh-K6NHI will discuss the AREDN Mesh Tunnel used for the Baker 2 Vegas Relay Race. 

Raffle Prizes: 28 ft. Heavy Duty Fiberglass Telescopic Pole, Triband Portable VHF/UHF Antenna, Helping Hand Soldering Tool

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for dinner at 5:00 p.m. at Bandit’s 589 N. Moorpark Rd. Thousand Oaks.

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Next Mini Field Day is Sunday, October 6

CVARC’s next Mini Field Day is set for Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Borchard Community Park, Picnic Area C. 

The park is located at 190 North Reino Road in Newbury Park.  The event officially starts at 1000, but we are allowed to set up as early as 0900.  The event will end at 1400 and we must leave the picnic area by 1430.

Directions: proceed west on Borchard Road, past N. Wendy Drive.  Turn Right on N. Reino Road.  Just past the tennis courts, you should turn right into parking lot.  Picnic Area C is located at the northeast corner of the parking lot.  There is ample space for antennas behind the picnic pavilion.

Learn morse code

A morse code class organizational meeting will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks .  The plan is to have classes weekly on Saturdays for 8 weeks.  CW academy guidelines will be followed.

If you’d like to learn morse code, please come to the meeting this Saturday. If you are planning on attending, please send Steve Gillis-KZ6H an email: sggillis@gmail.com

Become a CVARC Board Member

Nominations for the 2020 CVARC Board of Directors will take place at the October and November meetings. Elections will be held at the November meeting.

Being a member of the Board of Directors focuses your membership and club participation to a new level. Talk to any Board member about what is involved. Any Board position is open for nomination and election. Some current Board members intend to run again. Elected Board positions and duties are for one year, January through December.

There will be more discussion about elections at the club meetings. Positions and complete duties are listed in the club by-laws.

Continue reading “Become a CVARC Board Member”

September Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, September 19, 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 – “I’ve Just Upgraded to General, Now What?” Building on his “I Just Got My Amateur Radio License, Now What?” talk, Stuart Sheldon-AG6AG attempts to answer the questions that every new HF operator has. This presentation covers things like choosing the right antenna to proper monitoring of equipment while operating.

Raffle Prizes:Weller WLC1000 Soldering Station, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset, 150′ stranded 14 GA copper clad antenna wire

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91361 .

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CVARC 2019 Field Day Survey

Members of the club were surveyed on a number of topics regarding Field Day held June 22-23, 2019. Twenty six club members responded to the survey and overall the club members were satisfied with their Field Day experience. Click here to read the entire report.

August Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, August 15, 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 – Just ahead of CVARC’s Picnic and Mini T-Hunt on Saturday August 24th at Conejo Community Park, Norm Goodkin-K6YXH will have a presentation directed at first time t-hunters.  Norm will demonstrate t-hunting and explain how the offset attenuator works with visuals showing the output of the attenuator as the amplitude is adjusted.  He’ll explain how to avoid desensing issues as you approach the target transmitter.

Raffle Prizes: Viaboot Rasberry PI 3 Complete Kit – 16Gb, Samlex 250W AC Inverter, Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio, Lido Mounts Cup Holder Mount

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Don Cuco, 254 Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA  93021 .

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July Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, July 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 – Mesh Networks: Ham radio networking (also known as “mesh” networking) is one of the fastest growing activities in amateur radio.  Orv Beach-W6BI will discuss a bit of the history of ham networking, its current status, its future as well as how you can get on the network and most importantly, what the heck you can do with it.  (Hint – lots!)

Raffle Prizes: RF Connector Adapter Kit, RTL-SDR Dipole Kit, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Yolanda’s, 590 East LA Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065 .

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CVARC Field Day This Weekend

Please join us for Field Day this weekend, Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23. We’ll be setting up 20 stations 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 evening of June 22. You can still get a ticket for the BBQ at the June 20th club meeting.