August Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, August 15, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker – International Space Station: Dr. Levi Maaia–K6LCM will present an update on the annual Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) International Summit held in Washington, DC. He presently serves on the ARISS-US Education Committee, a NASA-sponsored initiative to connect students with astronauts aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio.

Raffle Prizes: Viaboot Rasberry PI 3 Complete Kit – 16Gb, Samlex 250W AC Inverter, Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Don Cuco, 254 Los Angeles Avenue, Moorpark, CA  93021 .

Upcoming CVARC Programs

July Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, July 18, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker – Mesh Networks: Ham radio networking (also known as “mesh” networking) is one of the fastest growing activities in amateur radio.  Orv Beach-W6BI will discuss a bit of the history of ham networking, its current status, its future as well as how you can get on the network and most importantly, what the heck you can do with it.  (Hint – lots!)

Raffle Prizes: RF Connector Adapter Kit, RTL-SDR Dipole Kit, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Yolanda’s, 590 East LA Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065 .

Upcoming CVARC Programs

June Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, June 20, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker – Skywarn: Meteorologist Joe Sirard is the leader of the weather spotter program for the National Weather Service in Oxnard.  He will introduce us to the Skywarn program which consists of trained weather spotters, many of whom are amateur radio operators, who volunteer their time and energy to report on hazardous weather impacting their community.

Raffle Prizes: MFJ-418 Pocket Morse Code Tutor, Apache weatherproof protective case, ARRL’s Magnetic Loop Antenna Book

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at the Stonefire Grill, 3635 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Upcoming CVARC Programs

May Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, May 16, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker – Field Day: CVARC Operations Chair Bill Willcox-KF6JQO previews plans for the club’s biggest event of the year! Field Day will be held on June 22-23 at Maple Elementary School, 3501 Kimber Drive in Newbury Park

Raffle Prizes: Bioenno Power 12V 9AH battery plus charger, CigBuddy 12V lighter to power pole, power analyzer with backlight LCD

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at the Junkyard Cafe, 2585 Cochran Street, Simi Valley. (805) 520-5865

Upcoming CVARC Programs

April Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, April 18, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker – Arduino Powered Antenna Analyzer Project: Eric Oberg-KE6MLF will present an Arduino-based antenna analyzer project as designed by W8TEE and K2ZIA. It allows you to determine how close your antenna is to a 50 ohm impedance and provides a graphical display.  On top of that, the project costs less than $75!

Raffle Prizes: 28 ft. heavy duty fiberglass telescopic pole, tri-band portable VHF/UHF antenna, Helping Hands soldering tool

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Szechuan Garden, 484 E Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, 93021 (805) 517-1930

Upcoming CVARC Programs

March Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, March 21, 2019 (always the third Thursday) at the East County Sheriff’s Station’s Community Room, 2101 E. Olsen Rd, Thousand Oaks at 7:30 pm.

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

Topic/Guest Speaker: Repeater Systems: Brad Ormsby-W6VO discusses the numerous repeater systems available to Conejo Valley hams.  Which are open or closed?  Brad will also describe a linked repeater system and discuss some of the special attributes of each.  He’ll also talk about the cost of membership and how to choose what system would best meet your needs and interests.

Raffle Prizes: ARRL Antenna Book; ARRL’s Magnetic Loop Antenna Book; Weller WLC1000 Soldering Station.

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 at Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate, Westlake Village, 805-557-1882.

Upcoming CVARC Programs

February Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, February 21, 2019  (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:  Antennas:  Ben Kuo-AI6YR has found a way to make almost anything into a serviceable ham radio antenna, even an old bicycle wheel!  Ben will talk about his experimentation with antennas and show us some examples of low cost antennas any ham can make with just a little understanding of the basics.

Raffle Prizes: ICOM IC-H16 VHF Transceiver, Samlex 250W AC Inverter, Heil Handie-Talkie Headset

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 pm, at The Dugout Sports Grill, 109 W Cochran St, Simi Valley.  805-955-9200

Upcoming CVARC Programs

January Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting is Thursday, January 17, 2019  (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:  Power:  Something all hams need is clean, reliable power.  Mark Olson, the son of a ham, has had a 37 year career at Southern California Edison. Mark will give us a brief history of electrical power and discuss modern power systems, electric issues, power emergencies, power safety and radio interference.

Raffle Prizes: RF Connector Adapter Kit, RTL-SDR Dipole Kit, Book “Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio”

Pre-Meeting Dinner: Join fellow club members for a pre-meeting dinner at 5:00 pm, at Bandit’s Grill and Bar, 589 N Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks.  805-497-7427.

Upcoming CVARC Programs