“Bored Meetings” and Zoom Gatherings to Continue On a New Schedule

Bozo Repeater 147.885 -offset PL 127.3

The wildly successful “Auxiliary Bored Meetings” will continue on a new schedule beginning Monday, June 29, 2020. The informal nets have been running four times daily on the Bozo repeater. Over 7,500 calls from 275 unique hams have been logged on the nets. Under the new schedule, the net will be called to order at 9 A.M. Monday through Saturday. Starting July 11, 2020, there will be a second Saturday net at 9 P.M. The Bozo repeater is linked with Paul Strauss’ (WD6EBY) repeater network for the 09:00 and the 21:00 meetups for full Ventura County coverage.

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Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Field Day Even If We Can’t Be Together

There are several special amateur radio initiatives planned in Ventura County during Field Day 2020, June 27-28th.  The COVID-19 crisis makes us unable to gather in large groups as we have in the past. 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 in them.  Nothing here is compulsory.  The idea is to have some fun.  Feel free to participate in whatever interests you.

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Zoom Meeting on County-Wide Field Day Events

A Zoom meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the Ventura County events set for ARRL Field Day, June 27-28, 2020. These events have been planned by the Ventura County amateur radio clubs and all hams are encouraged to attend. For more information, see Six Ways to Get the Most Out of Field Day Even If We Can’t Be Together on the http://www.cvarc.org website.

Topic: County Wide Field Day Events

Time: Jun 17, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85937919877?pwd=UDhOVGRRS3ozcDEyaktmc2F6RTdPZz09

Meeting ID: 859 3791 9877

Password: 394854

June Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue social distancing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Details on how to access the meeting are listed below.

Michael Ricky-AF6FB

Topic/Guest SpeakerDMR:  Michael Ricky-AF6FB is active with the PAPA System which is on 15 hilltops with 42 repeaters covering Southern California with analog, DMR, and D-Star repeaters. You will find AF6FB on the DMR using the SoCal (31066) or California (3016) talk groups.

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Join Zoom Meeting:

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Meeting ID: 882 8651 1465

Password: 527083

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May Club Meeting Information

The next regular club meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software as we continue social distancing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Martin Hickey-AJ6CL

Topic/Guest Speaker – Field Day:  CVARC Operations Chair Martin Hickey-AJ6CL will discuss plans for what will certainly be the most unique Field Day in club history. Due to the anticipated restrictions on large gatherings, Field Day (June 27-28) will transition from a group activity into individual station events. Martin will discuss the Field Day rules and operating options for individual stations. He’ll also share some of the ideas planned for, albeit distant, social interaction to keep us connected as a club on Field Day weekend.

Topic: CVARC Zoom Club Meeting

Time: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712615948?pwd=aXNETFdDS1NOcTRuTjZWWGw4UzRrUT09

Meeting ID: 847 1261 5948

Password: 043317

Upcoming CVARC Programs

Zoom Meetings Three Days a Week

Brad Ormsby-W6VO’s Zoom meetings are moving to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule starting Monday April 20th. Brad’s meeting of “The Bored” is a fun, informal way to stay in touch with fellow hams. The credentials below should work for all future meetings.

Topic: Brad Ormsby-W6VO’s Zoom Meeting

Time: 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Join Zoom Meeting:

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

Meeting ID: 945 9707 8960

Password: 016295

This Week’s Club Meeting On Zoom

The next club meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing software due to Ventura County’s “Stay Well at Home” emergency order to combat the spread of COVID-19. Please read on for information on how to access this meeting.

Norm Thorn, K6UU

Topic/Guest Speakers – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station: Norm Thorn -K6UU discusses ARISS, a competitive program for schools to propose special science and space education programs in conjunction with contacting an astronaut aboard the International Space Station via amateur radio.  Most ARISS events worldwide lately have been postponed indefinitely, due to social distancing requirements and stay at home orders.  Norm will discuss efforts to develop working online approaches to doing events even if the students are at home in quarantine.  He will touch on some of the things they are looking at to deal with the situation. 

To join the CVARC Zoom Meeting click on this url:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/428144742?pwd=RzNaV28zbXJJUHpGd0VoWnUvVFZwUT09

Meeting ID: 428 144 742

Password: 002253

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