August Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, August 16, 2018 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room 2101 E. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

Talk-in coordination is on the Bozo repeater, 147.885 ( – 127.3).

Topic/Guest Speaker:  “I Just Got My Amateur Radio License…Now What?” Stu Sheldon-AG6AG continues our theme of providing information for newly licensed Hams.  Stu offers common sense advice on a variety to topics from buying the right radio, setting up antennas as well as suggestions on activities where you can put your new ham privileges to good use.  And as always, CVARC elmers will chip in with their best tips.

Raffle Prizes: Viaboot Rasberry PI 3 Complete Kit – 16Gb, Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner, at 5:00 pm, at Don Cuco Mexican Restaurant, 254 W. Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, (805) 523-2261

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Terry Graves (K7FE/sk) Estate

As some of you may know, a few of us have been working with the family of the late Terry Graves (K7FE/sk) to find new homes for many of his Amateur Radio and engineering treasures, while at the same time trying to recover some much-needed revenue for the family.  To that end, in May, 2017, we published the first list (i.e., Rev. 1.0) of “For Sale” items for your review and consideration.  We will try to keep the list as current and accurate as possible, dropping items that are either PENDING SALE or SOLD, refining item information as appropriate, and adding items   as they become available.  Items currently available for purchase are listed at

The Ham Cam

Mark Allendorf, KM4AHP, has an amazing Morse code key collection.  Check out this video.

Do you have any interesting gear?  A vintage radio?  An old or unique Morse code key?  A special QSL card?  Tell us about it!  Send photos and a brief description to


June Meeting Summary

8 members met for dinner at Brent’s Deli in Westlake Village.

Stu Forman-KK6VYS

Meeting began at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

First time visitors were welcomed, and newly licensed hams and those who recently upgraded their licenses were acknowledged.

Thanks to Social Chair Mike Felio-K6MJF for bringing the coffee, and Zak Cohen-N6PK for bringing the cookies.

Raffle prizes: Bioenno Power 12V 9AH and charger; Nagoya NA-771 Whip Antenna; Coax Wrap. Continue reading “June Meeting Summary”

Recurring Nets

Sundays:  Newbie Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater 147.885 (-127.3), all are welcome especially newer hams. Want to be net control? The procedure will be provided. Contact Todd-KD6RCM,  On the first Sunday of every month at 8:00 pm there is a VHF Simplex Net, 146.550 MHz, open for all.
Monday: The CVARC Morse Group meets Monday at 7:00 pm on 28.053 MHz, but call CQ any time.  All are welcome.
Tuesdays:  ACS/ARES Net, 7 pm, Bozo Repeater, 147.885 (-) 127.3 and 7:10 on the 449.440 (-) 131.8 and 224.700 (-) 156.7 repeaters.  ACS members and visitors are encouraged to check in on all three nets.
Wednesdays:  HF Roundtable, 7 pm, 21.333 ± MHz, USB, all are welcome.

CVARC Yahoo Discussion Group

You’re encouraged to join the club’s Yahoo discussion group, CVARCDiscussion.

To interact with the CVARCDiscussion web site, you will have to create a no-cost Yahoo account if you don’t already have one.

After you have a Yahoo account, visit and follow the prompts.

Not only will you find club announcements, you’ll see member-generated topics of interest such as project ideas, contest notices, questions and answers as well as photos and informational files.