October Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Ken Larson-KJ6RZ

Topic: Update on the progress of Solar Cycle 25 – Solar Cycle 25 is anticipated to peak with solar maximum occurring between 2023 and 2026. Ken Larson-KJ6RZ discusses where we are in the current solar cycle, implications of what appears to be happening, and what we can expect going forward. The talk also discusses a few of the propagation problems that we can expect , what causes them, and to some extent how we can work around them..

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

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September Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 7:30 P.M. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Rick Tate-KQ6NO

Topic: K-4 Technology: ARRL Santa Barbara Section Emergency Coordinator Rick Tate-KQ6NO will demonstrate the Elecraft K-4 and discuss how its direct-sampling technology works. Not long ago, this technology was only found at the very top of the market, but radios such as the Yaesu FT-991A and Icom IC-7300 are a sign that before long this technology will be standard for all HF radios.

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July Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Topic – Go Kits: At least four approaches to mobile operation – go-kits -will be set up and displayed and the advantages of each will be discussed.

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

Members gather as early at 7:00 p.m. to socialize.

The East County Sheriff Station is located at 2101 E. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks.

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June Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Bill Boyd

Topic – Emergency Preparedness: Bill Boyd, Emergency Manager with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services discusses vital information in a year of unprecedented wildfire risk:  emergency preparedness and communication in Ventura County.  

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM, details below.

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May Club Meeting

Field Day is June 25-26, 2022

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Special note: if you can’t attend the meeting at the Sheriff’s station you can still participate via ZOOM:

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Topic Field Day 2022-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 will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

John Kitchens-NS6X

Topic ARRL Update: Getting More from Your Membership – Santa Barbara Section Manager John Kitchens updates us a new emphasis at ARRL to enhance member services.

Members gather as early at 7:00 p.m. to socialize.

The East County Sheriff Station is located at 2101 E. Olsen Road in Thousand Oaks.

Upcoming CVARC Programs

March Club Meeting To Be Held At Sheriff’s Station

The next regular club meeting will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. at the East County Sheriff’s Station.

Bill Willcox-KF6JQO

Topic Interference-Busting Strategies for Field Day: Bill Willcox-KF6JQO shares the results of his research and testing on ways to reduce interference when many radios operate at one site, such as with our typical Field Day setup.  Bill shares tips on reducing interference not just from the radio to the antenna but also from the antenna connection through the radio.  He’ll also share his list of Field Day interference self-defense strategies.

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February Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

Tim Duffy-K3LR

Topic Grounding and Bonding: Proper station grounding is important. Tim Duffy-K3LR, CEO of DX Engineering will discuss ways to make sure your station is built using effective grounding and bonding techniques.

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