November Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

George Zafiropoulos-KJ6VU

Topic QRP Antennas: George Zafiropoulos, KJ6VU, is the co-host of one of the most popular ham radio podcasts, the Ham Radio Workbench. George has a passion for ultralight, portable QRP antennas.  He was instrumental in creating light weight, compact, portable HF antenna systems known as the PackTenna, ideal for operating on the trail, at the campsite, on Field Day, SOTA activation, or HOA restricted locations.

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October Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Jason Oleham-KM4ACK

Topic Raspberry Pi For Ham Radio: Jason Oleham-KM4ACK is a fan of the Raspberry Pi – that amazing open-source, single-board computer that’s being incorporated in many ham projects.  Jason has found the Pi’s size and weight make it ideal for use in portable operation needed for his ham radio passion, emergency communication. 

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September Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Clint Bradford-K6LCS

Topic How to Work Amateur Satellites With Your HT: Clint Bradford-K6LCS will explain how you do not need 100W of transmit power or expensive antenna arrays to work the FM amateur satellites. Many hams already have the necessary equipment to “work the birds.” His presentation will walk you through A the steps needed to successfully work several ham satellites.

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July Club Meeting

Warren Wegerer-K6WKW

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Topic – The Nano-VNA: What is it, what does it do, and why do you want one? Warren Wegerer-K6WKW will introduce the Nano-VNA. This little tool is versatile and surprising. Some practical examples will be provided.

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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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