Local Hams Visit Visalia DX Convention

David Arata-KA9WMI and Casey Cryer-KJ6GCV attended the 74th International DX Convention April 21-23 in Visalia. They enjoyed a number of events including the Contest Forum and the DX Forum and enjoyed looking at the latest ham radio equipment in the exhibit hall.

Visit to a German Ham Radio Club

By James Smith-KK6YAM

I visited the city of Mainz, Germany last summer and wanted to share my wonderful experience with everyone in the club. While in Mainz, I met a local ham, Rudolf “Rudi” Klos-DK7PE. Rudi is a professional communications engineer with Lufthansa Airlines. He is an avid traveler and DX-er and uses his company sponsored travel to visit many countries. Rudi has been with the local radio club for over 50 years. Like so many CVARC hams, he started with an interest at a young age and was fascinated with being able to communicate with others all over the world.

Rudi Klos-DK7PE

The local ham club, which is very similar to the CVARC, had a ham booth at the “Rheinland Pflaz-Tag.” This is a yearly festival in the region complete with satellite links and digital mode demonstrations! The local ham club also invited me to their weekend restaurant event. It was great to talk to the other local hams about their interests and activities.

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W6KME 2022 Hugh Bosma Legacy Award Winner

Keith Elliott-W6KME being presented the award by CVARC President Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW

Keith Elliott-W6KME has been selected by the CVARC Board of Directors as the recipient of the 2022 Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. Keith was recognized for his contributions in leading CVARC’s education efforts.

The Bosma Award is awarded in memory of Hugh Bosma-AE6YC, SK and his commitment to teaching, mentoring and community service.

The award is presented annually to the ham who best perpetuates Hugh’s legacy through their contributions to CVARC and amateur radio.

W6KME is the eighth winner of the Bosma Award which has been presented since 2015

CVARC 2023 Board of Directors Selected

The 2023 CVARC Board of Directors was approved by members attending the November 17th General Meeting. Board members serve a one-year term beginning January 1, 2023.

President: Ed Zimmermann-N6XEW

Vice President: Daphne Vandervalk-KN6TXX

Secretary: Craig Grimm-KN6NFD

Treasurer: Christian Ylagan-K6CAY

Operations: Martin Hickey-AJ6CL

Technical: James Smith-KK6YAM

Publisher: Andy Ludlum-K6AGL

Social: Mike Felio-K6MJF

Education: Keith Elliott-W6KME

Public Relations: April Taylor-KN6QQW

Member at Large: Phil Bartlett-K6UJO

Member at Large: Zak Cohen-N6PK

Member at Large: Ron Topolinski-K6CPR

Member at Large: Warren Wegerer-K6WKW

Become a CVARC Board Member

Nominations for the 2023 CVARC Board of Directors will take place at the October and November meetings. Elections will be held at the November meeting.

Being a member of the Board of Directors focuses your membership and club participation to a new level. Talk to any Board member about what is involved. Any Board position is open for nomination and election. Some current Board members intend to run again. Elected Board positions and duties are for one year, January through December.

There will be more discussion about elections at the club meetings. Positions and complete duties are listed in the club by-laws.

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Project Materials Donated by the Estate of Hugh Bosma

The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) would like to thank Karrie Bosma, daughter of Hugh Bosma AE6YC/SK, for a significant donation of equipment that will contribute substantially to training projects and club member operations.

Hugh Bosma was well-known in the local amateur community for his outstanding commitment to  teaching, mentoring and community service. The club recognizes his contributions every year with the presentation of the Hugh Bosma Legacy Award. Since 2015, the Board of Directors has awarded it to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the club and/or amateur radio during the year.

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Ventura County Supervisors to Honor Ham Radio Volunteers June 7

On Tuesday June 7, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors will present a proclamation honoring the county’s Amateur Radio volunteers at their regularly scheduled meeting at 9:30 A.M. in the supervisors meeting room at the County Government Center in Ventura.

The proclamation will designate June as “Amateur Radio Month” in Ventura County.

All hams and clubs are welcome; this is the first such presentation recognizing our efforts since the COVID outbreak. If you can attend, please wear ACS uniforms or other apparel such as club shirts and call sign badges that will make a good impression to the supervisors and the TV audience.

At this time, it is not known if a mask will be required at the county complex; best to check ahead or bring one just to be on the safe side. This event is also an opportunity to build public awareness about Field Day activities in the county.

Thank you & 73

Jeff Reinhardt AA6JR

ARRL Public Information Coordinator

Santa Barbara Section

Ventura County Government Center, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura.

Bruce Schubert KM6ZJK-SK

Bruce Schubert KM6ZJK-SK

Bruce Schubert-KM6ZJK of Ventura passed away peacefully on Monday night after a long battle with cancer.

Bruce was a long-time member of CVARC and a regular on the Bored Net.

A celebration of Bruce’s life will be held at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, April 19th at Coastline Bible Church, 426 S. Mills Rd, Ventura. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ventura County Library READ Adult Literacy Program.

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