As everyone knows, we have had a difficult last two years with all the COVID-19 issues and the resulting problems.
We tried to plan a fun CVARC Holiday Party as we have done for the past several years. It is a great time to get together and share our friendships in person and not over our radios. Unfortunately, we are not over all these issues yet, and a majority of members are not ready to be part of the CVARC Holiday Party. I am sure there are several reasons why. I know some have been cooped up for too long and need to travel out of their caves, some have other commitments and some just think it is too soon to be inside with others. So, I am sorry to say, we need to postpone our CVARC Holiday Party another year!
If enough members are interested, it appears conditions will permit us to hold the annual CVARC Holiday Party. The tentative plan is to hold the party on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Best Western Posada Royale, 1775 Madera Road in Simi Valley. We’ll have the same menu we’ve enjoyed for the past few parties. The ticket price remains the same, $27.50 per person. We are close to a deadline for making a commitment to the hotel and it would help to get a rough count from members on how many would be attending. Will you please respond to this poll as soon as possible.
Question: Do you plan attending the CVARC Holiday Party?
1. Yes, I will be attending alone. 2. Yes and I will be bring a guest. 3. No, I will not be attending
The 2021 CVARC Mini-Field Day will be held on October 9th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Dos Vientos Park in Newbury Park. (4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320)
CVARC will provide lunch.
Mini-Field Day is an opportunity to break out your Field Day gear, test it and make sure you’re prepared for the next ARRL Field Day, which will be held June 24-26, 2022 – just 39 weeks from today (save the date!)
It’s also a social event where we can gather with like-minded Hams and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the park.
Nominations for the 2022 CVARC Board of Directors will take place at the October and November meetings. Elections will be held at the November meeting. Both meetings are likely to take place on Zoom.
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.
The 2021 CVARC Picnic will be held on August 28th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Dos Vientos Park at 4801 Borchard Road in Newbury Park. CVARC will provide burgers, hot dogs and buns. Mike Felio our Social Coordinator will do the grilling. We will bring everything else “pot-luck style.” Bring your favorite picnic-style dish!
CVARC will hold its annual Field Day event on June 26th and 27th, 2021 on the field near the intersection of West Potrero Road and Trentwood Drive in the Lake Sherwood area. (34.139531, -118.881485)
Setup will begin at noon on Friday June 25th. The actual operating event will run from 11:00 AM Saturday, June 26th to 11:00 AM Sunday June 27th. Breakdown of our gear will commence immediately thereafter.
The barbecue will be held Saturday evening.
If you are interested in participating as a band captain, as an operator, or in helping to cook, set up or breakdown, please contact Martin Hickey at AJ6CL@cvarc.org
CVARC’s Spring Fling Rover Roundup was held Sunday April 11, along with a Zoom meeting hosted by Brad Ormsby-W6VO. It was a three-hour 2M simplex contest that allowed multiple QSOs with the same operators provided at least one of them had changed their location to another 6-digit maidenhead square. Each square you bagged, either as a rover or from home, counted as a multiplier. Several dozen people participated, and 18 submitted their scores during the Zoom meeting. Like all our VHF contests this past year, it was designed so that everyone could be competitive with any license or level of equipment.
CVARC is planning a special amateur radio event for the afternoon of Sunday, April 11th.
While the pandemic still makes it impossible for us to get together in person, we hope to keep the spirit of camaraderie and togetherness alive among hams in the Conejo Valley with the CVARC Spring Fling.
The idea of the CVARC Spring Fling is to hold a series of events connecting hams over the air and on Zoom.
CVARC has several special amateur radio initiatives planned for Winter Field Day 2021, to be held January 30 and 31. The COVID-19 crisis makes it impossible for us to gather in large groups as we have in the past, but we are attempting to recapture some of the camaraderie and fellowship among hams in other ways by making the following options available for those who choose to participate. Nothing here is compulsory. The idea is to have some fun. Feel free to participate in whatever interests you.