CVARC Winter Field Day is January 29th

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold Winter Field Day at Dos Vientos Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

The purpose of Winter Field Day is to foster ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on-the-air, outdoor fun during winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams.  Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house. Get out and play some radio!

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will not turn on the power to the electrical outlets at Dos Vientos until 12:30, so be prepared to power your rig on an emergency power source for at least the first two hours of Winter Field Day.

See you at the park!

Martin, AJ6CL

CVARC OPS

Determined Sleuth Solves Field Day Inter-Band Interference

By Bill Willcox-KF6JQO

During the last three or so ARRL Field Day events the phone stations have been plagued by interference between the 10 and 15M bands, and to a lesser extent the 20M band as well. 

The transceivers for all three bands were within 10-20 feet of each other and all three fed individual band pass filters by means of lengthy coaxial cables.  The band pass filters then fed a multiplexer that in turn fed a multi-band hex beam antenna by means of a single coaxial cable equipped with a choke at the antenna.  Note: the band pass filters and multiplexer were all mounted on the same aluminum base plate in a plastic box.

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CVARC Mini Field Day

The 2021 CVARC Mini-Field Day will be held on October 9th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Dos Vientos Park in Newbury Park.  (4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320)

CVARC will provide lunch.

Mini-Field Day is an opportunity to break out your Field Day gear, test it and make sure you’re prepared for the next ARRL Field Day, which will be held June 24-26, 2022 – just 39 weeks from today (save the date!)

It’s also a social event where we can gather with like-minded Hams and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the park.

See you there!

Martin, AJ6CL

CVARC OPS

Order Your Field Day BBQ Tickets Now

There will be a BBQ during CVARC’s annual Field Day event on Saturday, June 26 at 5 P.M.

The cost of a ticket is $16.  Please mail your checks to the club’s P.O. box:

Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 2093

Thousand Oaks, CA 91358-2093

If you have the Venmo app on your smart phone, you can send payment directly to CVARC with no fees.

Just look for Christian Ylagan’s email address kd6dwt@verizon.net and send the payment. It will go directly into the club’s checking account.

Your prompt response helps us plan on how much food to buy.

CVARC Field Day Site Selected

Google Earth image of the Field Day site with approximate dimensions of the usable space

CVARC will hold its annual Field Day event on June 26th and 27th, 2021 on the field near the intersection of West Potrero Road and Trentwood Drive in the Lake Sherwood area. (34.139531, -118.881485)

Setup will begin at noon on Friday June 25th.  The actual operating event will run from 11:00 AM Saturday, June 26th to 11:00 AM Sunday June 27th.  Breakdown of our gear will commence immediately thereafter. 

The barbecue will be held Saturday evening. 

If you are interested in participating as a band captain, as an operator, or in helping to cook, set up or breakdown, please contact Martin Hickey at AJ6CL@cvarc.org

CVARC Winter Field Day

CVARC has several special amateur radio initiatives planned for Winter Field Day 2021, to be held January 30 and 31.  The COVID-19 crisis makes it impossible for us to gather in large groups as we have in the past, but we are attempting to recapture some of the camaraderie and fellowship among hams in other ways by making the following options available for those who choose to participate.  Nothing here is compulsory.  The idea is to have some fun.  Feel free to participate in whatever interests you.

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