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.

June is Amateur Radio Month

At their regular meeting of June 4, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors presented a proclamation designating June as “Amateur Radio Month” in recognition of the volunteerism provided by the county’s emergency communications volunteers.

Accepting the proclamation were John Kitchens-NS6X, ARRL Santa Barbara Section Manager, and Rob Hanson-W6RH, ARES District Emergency Coordinator and ACS Radio Officer for Ventura County.

Continue reading “June is Amateur Radio Month”

June Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, June 20, 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 – Skywarn: Meteorologist Joe Sirard is the leader of the weather spotter program for the National Weather Service in Oxnard.  He will introduce us to the Skywarn program which consists of trained weather spotters, many of whom are amateur radio operators, who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

Raffle Prizes: MFJ-418 Pocket Morse Code Tutor, Apache weatherproof protective case, ARRL’s Magnetic Loop Antenna Book

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at the Stonefire Grill, 3635 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

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It’s Time to Renew Your CVARC Membership

For most CVARC members, May is the time to renew your membership, unless you had paid for multiple years. Individual membership dues are $20. This will cover you until May 2020. A family membership is $25 per year. Multi-year memberships (two years or more) are $16 per year.

We hope you are finding that CVARC meets your interests and needs.   We’re working hard to put together interesting speakers and programs as well as a variety of operating and social events.

You can pay your dues at the club meeting with cash, check or credit card, or send your check to:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 2093
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-2093

If you have any questions, please contact Stu Forman ad6sf@cvarc.org or Christian Ylagan k6cay@cvarc.org.

May Club Meeting Information

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

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at the Junkyard Cafe, 2585 Cochran Street, Simi Valley. (805) 520-5865

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