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.Continue reading “Spring Fling Rover Roundup Nets 737 QSOs”
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.Continue reading “CVARC Spring Fling Set for Sunday!”
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.Continue reading “CVARC Winter Field Day”
Nominations for the 2021 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.Continue reading “Become a CVARC Board Member”
By Stu Forman-AD6SF
I don’t consider myself a contester, but there are a few weekends each year that I let my family know that I plan to be unavailable. Don’t include me in any plans, as I intend to hole myself up in the office for most, or all, of the weekend, leaving only to grab a quick bite or use the bathroom. I might not come to bed, so don’t wait up. I might not shower, so don’t get too close. This was one of those weekends. This past weekend was the California QSO Party.Continue reading “Thoughts on the CA QSO Party”
Save the date! This year’s fall Mini-Field Day will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Restrictions on gatherings due to COVID-19 mean we will have to conduct all activities on-air and online.Continue reading “CVARC “Virtual” Mini-Field Day Set for October 3”
“Did You Feel It? (DFYI)” is a collaboration between the USGS and amateur radio operators intended to use the skills and capabilities of hams to get messages regarding the intensity of earthquakes out to first responders. The DYFI event will be held on Saturday October 17th as part of the “Great California ShakeOut 2020” CVARC members wishing to participate in the event are invited to three preparation meetings to be held on Zoom:Continue reading “Preparation Begins for DYFI “ShakeOut” Event October 17”
Operators hiked to local hilltops or worked the VHF bands from home shacks, cars and even bicycles for the CVARC “Virtual Picnic” Sprint on Saturday August 29, 2020. Sprint organizer Keith Elliiot-W6KME said 24 operators reported scores. A remarkable total of 455 QSOs were made during the three-hour VHF contest.Continue reading “CVARC “Virtual Picnic” Sprint a Big Success!”
Pete Heins-N6ZE used the Fall 6-Meter Sprint as a warmup for the CVARC Virtual Picnic and Sprint scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 2020.Continue reading “6-meter Warmup for the CVARC Virtual Picnic Sprint”
Join us for a day of radio fun and friendship as we hold CVARC’s first virtual picnic on Saturday, August 29, 2020. Because we cannot gather in a park as we have done for past for club picnics, we have gone virtual to keep some of the camaraderie and socializing of our in-person events.Continue reading “CVARC Virtual Picnic to be Held Saturday, August 29”