SKYWARN™ Recognition Day was developed in 1999 by the National Weather Service and the American Radio Relay League. It celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property. Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country. The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative. During the SKYWARN™ Special Event operators visit NWS offices and contact other radio operators across the world. Continue reading “Skywarn Event Photos- 12/1/18”
The meeting began at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance and a Moment of Silence for Sgt. Ron Helus and the other victims of the incident at Borderline Bar & Grill, as well as Melissa Reinhardt-KD6BIT/SK. First time visitors were welcomed, as were newly licensed hams. Thanks to Adrian Jarrett-K6KY for bringing the coffee, and Zak Cohen-N6PKfor bringing cookies. Continue reading “November Meeting Summary”
CVARC is hosting four weekly FCC Technician License (Level 1) and General License (Level 2) classes.
The class dates are:
Sunday, January 13, 2019 Saturday January 19, 2019 Saturday February 2, 2019 Saturday February 9, 2019
The Technician License (Level 1) class will be held from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The General License (Level 2) class will be held from 8:00 am to Noon. Continue reading “Ham Radio License Classes Return in January”
Melissa Reinhardt, KD6BIT SK
CVARC member Melissa S. Reinhardt, a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the amateur radio industry passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 after an 11-year battle with cancer.
Her ever-present smile was often seen at Dayton and regional hamfests. Over the years she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, U.S. Tower and others. She served clients in many other disciplines including manufacturing, sporting goods and financial services. Through her career, she won several national and regional awards for advertising excellence. Continue reading “In Memoriam”
Saturday, November 3, from 8:00-11:00 am, at 13629 Deering Lane, Moorpark.
CVARC’s October VE session served 11 candidates. Among those who earned new licenses or upgrades at the session were: Continue reading “CVARC VE Session Report – October 14, 2018”
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By Norm Campbell-AB6ET
Turn on your radio. Get on the air. Have fun. It’s that simple.
CW is no longer required for licensing, it’s not used for commercial messages, and there are many other forms of communication that are more reliable, faster, and easier. We are free to do CW just for the historical value of it and for the fun of it. Continue reading “Have Fun with CW”
Due to some back-ordered parts, the magnetic loop antenna build has been rescheduled for December 15. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Adrian Jarrett-K6KY.