Just in time for the spring equinox, CVARC is participating in a science night event at Walnut Canyon Elementary School in Moorpark this Wednesday night between 6 and 8 p.m.
Bill Willcox-KF6JQO has been coordinating the club’s involvement in this educational activity. He’ll be joined by CVARC members Brett Price-KM6VFW, Mike Felio-K6MJF, Stu Forman-AD6SF and Harrison Forman-KM6VGE.
Here’s where you come in. Our team at the school will be monitoring and calling CQ on 40M (7.220 to 7.200 MHz), on the Bozo repeater and on the Amgen repeater. They’ll begin tuning up about 5 p.m. Kindergarten through 5th grade students and their parents will be participating on the air between 6 and 8 p.m. Please monitor or call our team at the school directly. Again, the call signs to listen for are: KF6JQO, AD6SF, KM6VFW, K6MJF and KM6VGE.
Please join in and help us promote amateur radio to a new generation.
Bill Willcox-KF6JQO is looking for a few CVARC members to help him at a Science Night event, 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20th at Walnut Canyon Elementary School, located at 280 Casey Road in Moorpark.
With remarkable teamwork and precision, a dozen mag loop antennas were finished December 29, 2018 after two full days of work. The project was led by Adrian Jarrett-K6KY. All the antennas were tuned and tested and Adrian says they should work particularly well on 20 meters as well as 30 meters and 17 meters. We haven’t had any reports of the antennas on the air yet, but you are sure to see some at CVARC’s Winter Field Day event on January 26th. Continue reading for pictures from Day 2 of the build.
Twelve CVARC members began building mag loop antennas under the guidance of Adrian Jarrett-K6KY on Saturday, December 15th. We’ll need one more day to finish the project (12/29) and then everyone should go home with a great antenna! Continue reading to see more pictures from the event.
CVARC’s next project build is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will assist CVARC members in building a Magnetic Loop Antenna. The cost of the materials will be $110 or $175, depending on whether you’d like the 800V or the 1.5kV capacitor.
If you’d like to participate, please sign up next Thursday at the September CVARC meeting. Payment will be due at that time so parts can be ordered. If you wish to participate, but are unable to attend the September meeting, please email Christian Ylagan to sign up, and send your payment, payable to CVARC, to PO Box 2093, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358. The deadline to sign up is September 30.
CVARC’s next project build is scheduled for Saturday, December 15. Adrian Jarrett-K6KY will assist CVARC members in building a Magnetic Loop Antenna. The cost of the materials will be $110 or $175, depending on the capacitor chosen by the builder.
An easy to build, 6m halo antenna. By Adrian Jarrett-K6KY
The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club was looking for project ideas for the members. Early in 2017 the Radio Society of Great Britain published a 2-meter band halo design, which looked easy and fun to build. This was chosen as one of the club’s projects. However, the Conejo Valley is surrounded by hills, and so long haul 2m may be a bit problematical. That, and after having a great time in summer 2017 on 6m sporadic E, first with JT65 in the June ARRL VHF contest, and then with FT8, a 6m halo seemed like a worthy project. The Continue reading “6 Meter Halo Antenna Project”