Results of June 12th VE Session

CVARC held a VE session on June 12th. There were 13 candidates, 11 new licenses or upgrades were earned, 4 Technician, 4 General and 3 Amateur Extra. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:

Kenneth ParkerTechnicianKN6USD
Patrick ArendtTechnicianKN6UTC
Archie HuertoTechnicianKN6UUG
Maile KuoTechnicianKN6UTY
Leslie MayerExtraKF6GNE
John KasparianGeneralKF6TLJ
Victor ZengExtraW2AYZ
Dantha Manikka-BadugeGeneralKN6OIF
Garet YuenGeneralKN6TWN
Martin UsherExtraKN6TYA
Alfred GuevaraGeneralKN6TYL
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July Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Topic – Go Kits: At least four approaches to mobile operation – go-kits -will be set up and displayed and the advantages of each will be discussed.

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

Members gather as early at 7:00 p.m. to socialize.

The East County Sheriff Station is located at 2101 E. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks.

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Project Materials Donated by the Estate of Hugh Bosma

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) would like to thank Karrie Bosma, daughter of Hugh Bosma AE6YC/SK, for a significant donation of equipment that will contribute substantially to training projects and club member operations.

Hugh Bosma was well-known in the local amateur community for his outstanding commitment to  teaching, mentoring and community service. The club recognizes his contributions every year with the presentation of the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. Since 2015, the Board of Directors has awarded it to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club and/or amateur radio during the year.

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President’s Message

Hello CVARC members, families, and guests!

Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW

It’s June and you know what that means? That’s right, June bugs!  Have not seen any yet, but I know they are out there. And speaking of out there, Field Day 2022 is upon us! Friday June 24th is setup, Saturday June 25th and Sunday the 26th are the operating days. Come out to the Lake Sherwood field and join us. With solar number on the way up, propagation should make for a very memorable Field Day. If you would like to volunteer or participate, please contact Martin-AJ6CL. Check the CVARC.ORG website for more information.

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Field Day: Public Demo of Emergency Communications — June 25 – 26

Conejo Valley residents are invited to see and participate in Ventura County’s largest public emergency communications exercise of the year on June 25th and 26th. Amateur radio operators from the Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) will be participating in a national amateur radio exercise know as Field Day from 11:00 AM Saturday, June 25 to 11:00 AM June 26, 2022.

The CVARC Field Day Event will be held at the Lake Sherwood Development Company field located at 378 W. Potrero Road in Westlake Village on the south side of W. Potrero Road, between Trentwood Drive and Stafford Road.

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June Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Bill Boyd

Topic – Emergency Preparedness: Bill Boyd, Emergency Manager with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services discusses vital information in a year of unprecedented wildfire risk:  emergency preparedness and communication in Ventura County.  

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

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Results of the April 10, 2022 VE Session

CVARC held a VE session on April 10th. It was among the largest sessions that CVARC has had over the past several years. There were 20 candidates, 19 new licenses or upgrades were earned, 11 Technician and 8 General. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were:

 Ray TarantinoGeneralN6LRS
Alfred GuevaraTechnicianKN6TYL
John DillardGeneralKN6TXS
Daphne VandervalkGeneralKN6TXX
Hailing GuanTechnicianKN6TXZ
Daniel BennettTechnicianKN6TXV
Martin UsherGeneralKN6TYA
Catherine ParkerTechnicianKN6TXY  
Daniel Burkhalter-BarsbyTechnicianKN6TXW
Garet YuenTechnicianKN6TWN
Nick BlackwellGeneralKC0MQE
Chester KlepadloTechnicianKN6TYB
Jason MillerGeneralKM6PSZ
Jason IsaacsGeneralKN6TYC
Michael RodriguesTechnicianKN6TXU
Jerry GriffithsTechnicianKN6TYK
Robert ZweiglerTechnicianPending
Sean BranaganTechnicianKN6TXR
James SmithGeneralKK6YAM
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