May Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on May 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Martin Hickey-AJ6CL

Topic – Field Day 2021: CVARC Operations Chair Martin Hickey-AJ6CL outlines the plans for the club’s Field Day.

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April Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Keith Elliott-W6KME

Topic – Educating Hams: Keith Elliott-W6KME, CVARC’s Education Director previews some exciting new additions to the club’s education program including the Saturday Morning Radio School, a series of short presentations of interest not only to new hams, but also to experienced hams wanting to learn more about new mode or technique.

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March Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Topic – New Battery Technology: Kevin Zanjani of Bioenno Power of Santa Ana will tell us about state-of-the-art LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate-LiFePO4) batteries which are safer, longer lasting and more efficient than the batteries we have been used in the past. These batteries work well with small solar panels and are popular with hams for remote and Field Day use.

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February Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Nathan Eng-KN6ISM

Topic – 3-D Printing for Ham Radio: Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own sci-fi matter replicator? Nathan Eng-KN6ISM, will introduce us to the wonderful world of at-home 3D printing. He will cover getting started with filament-based printers and explore what they can (and can’t) do for you through an assortment of ham radio-related examples. 

CVARC Zoom Club Meeting:

Time: February 18, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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January Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue meeting remotely to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Adrian Jarrett-K6KY

Topic Making Sense of DMR:  Some hams find DMR intimidating. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will give us an introduction to DMR, explain what we need to get started, cut through the jargon and help us understand code plugs and other programming considerations.

CVARC Zoom Club Meeting

Time: January 21, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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November Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue social distancing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Zak Cohen-N6PK

Topic – FT-8, FT-4: Zak Cohen-N6PK looks at the origination of the digital modes FT65, FT8 and FT4 and then moves on to basic configuration and operational settings. The presentation also covers different ways to operate and leverage radio and program settings while working the bands.

CVARC Zoom Club Meeting

Time: November 19, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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October Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue social distancing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Bob Brehm-AK6R

Topic: RFI in the Shack: Bob Brehm-AK6R is Chief Engineer of Palomar Engineers , a company that specializes in helping hams deal with radio frequency interference. Bob will talk about the causes of RFI and how to reduce or eliminate it in your shack.  Bob has been a ham for over 50 years with experience in contesting, RTTY, amplitude modulation, vintage radio restoration, boat anchors, linear amps and unique antennas.

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September Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue social distancing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Topic- Ham Radio on the International Space Station: NASA astronaut Doug “Wheels” Wheelock-KF5BOC is a veteran of Space Shuttle mission STS-120 as well as ISS Expedition 24, and was Commander of Expedition 25. During this mission, Wheelock conducted three unplanned spacewalks to replace a faulty ammonia pump module. He was selected to be an astronaut by NASA in 1998. The retired U.S. Army Colonel has accumulated more than 178 days in space.

Here’s a NASA video of “Wheels” working the ham radio aboard the International Space Station:

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