CVARC member Melissa S. Reinhardt, a marketing and advertising executive with close ties to the amateur radio industry passed away peacefully on November 9, 2018 after an 11-year battle with cancer.
Her ever-present smile was often seen at Dayton and regional hamfests. Over the years she created promotional programs for AOR, Alinco, Kantronics, U.S. Tower and others. She served clients in many other disciplines including manufacturing, sporting goods and financial services. Through her career, she won several national and regional awards for advertising excellence. Continue reading “In Memoriam”
The CVARC Holiday Party is December 13 at the Best Western Posada Royale on Madera Road in Simi Valley. The cost is $30/person. The club meeting on Thursday, November 15th is the best time to sign up and pay for your tickets. If you are not attending this month’s meeting, you can send a check, payable to Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club, to P.O. Box 2093, Thousand Oaks, CA 91358 by December 1st.
There will be TWO Raffles at the Holiday Party: One prize is a $350 DX Engineering Gift Card. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. You can buy tickets at the club meeting. Winner need not be present. The second raffle uses all the raffle tickets purchased throughout the year. The prize is a gently used mobile rig that was donated to the club: A Yaesu FT-100 (HF + 2m/440). It originally retailed for $895. One sold last month on eBay for $599.99. The prize package includes two external speakers, a travel tuner, an SWR meter, power supply, cables, ground straps and mounting hardware and more. All total, this is probably a $7-800 prize package. For this raffle, winner must be present.
An astronaut on the International Space Station answered questions via ham radio from students at the Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana on September 6th. The approximately 9 minute QSO took place between the Space Station-NA1SS and AA6TB. The astronaut’s comments could be heard in the Conejo Valley and across the state on 145.80 MHz downlink.