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:

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://zoom.us/j/94597078960?pwd=SHdWSUlDdVFSVUpRdmZwL3B1U1M0dz09

Meeting ID: 945 9707 8960

Password: 016295

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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January Club Meeting

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software. Details on how to access the meeting are below.

“Dr. Jack” Nilsson-N8NDL

Topic COMPACtenna: “Dr. Jack” Nilsson-N8NDL is an inventor of revolutionary antenna science and technology. His various designs are used by many entities including such as the US Secret Service, Washington DC Homeland Security, the Cleveland Clinic Mobile Stroke Ambulance, diverse WiFi and cell phone networks, public service agencies, and ham radio operators. Dr. Nilsson’s  presentation covers his patented small, yet powerful COMPACtenna antennas.

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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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